The Golden Rule is a 30-foot ketch, first launched in 1958 by a former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and Quaker. Its mission at the time was to stop atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.
Sadly, the boat fell into disrepair and sank in 2010. But today, after a concerted restoration effort, The Golden Rule is back in action, plying waters as a peace boat.
This summer, the vessel is touring the Pacific Northwest. One of its stops was the City Dock on Bainbridge Island, July 15 and 16. It will also participate in Fleet Week in Seattle in August and attend the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend in September.
In this podcast, Golden Rule spokesperson Helen Jaccard, who helped crew the vessel last year and is providing shore support this year, talks with BCB’s Reed Price about the Golden Rule’s fascinating history, relaunch, and current mission.
To learn more about the vessel and its voyages, visit https://www.facebook.com/VFP-Golden-Rule-Project-221122271247448/, http://vfpgoldenrule.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: BCB host and audio editor: Reed Price; publisher: Diane Walker.