Golden rule returns to Humboldt Bay – Times-Standard


The world-famous Golden Rule sailboat, which attempted to enter a nuclear bomb testing area in the Marshall Islands in 1958, set sail early Friday morning from Richmond Marina in San Francisco Bay and headed for to its home port of Eureka in Humboldt Bay. .

Humboldt Bay is where the Golden Rule was rediscovered in 2010, and where it was rebuilt by
Veterans for Peace, Quakers and boat enthusiasts for the next five years. The 34-foot ketch was re-
launched in June 2015, and sails from along the west coast, making
dozens of stopovers in California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Mexico. He recently
returned from an epic trip to Hawaii, where he spent two years touring all of the Hawaiian Islands.

“We are moving towards a nuclear-free world,” said Helen Jaccard, Golden Rule project manager. “We
talk to people around the world about peace, disarmament and respect for nature
environment. What better way to get this message across than with this magnificent sailboat.

Jaccard de Clearlake, skipper Steve Buck of Eureka and Tim Dellas of Manoa make up the
crew of three for the trip from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay. Weather permitting, they hope to arrive in Eureka this morning, just in time to celebrate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

“We were expecting a good weather window,” Buck said. “The journey north is not easy, but I am sure we will have a very warm welcome when we arrive.”

The Golden Rule is one of the earliest known “protest boats” and inspired Greenpeace.
to buy his first boat in 1971 and navigate a nuclear test zone in Alaskan waters. The classic wooden boat, an Angelman-Davies A-30 Alpha ketch, is easily recognizable with its red sails, featuring a peace sign and the Veterans For Peace logo. He is well known in Humboldt Bay, where he will return for the first time in over three years.

The Golden Rule will be in Humboldt Bay for several weeks, during which she will receive
maintenance and repairs at the Leroy Zerlang shipyard, where it was rebuilt from 2010 to 2015.
The golden rule belongs to Veterans For Peace.

The Peace Boat will return to San Francisco Bay at the end of October to appear to several
events and take supporters to sail, before continuing along the coast to San Diego.


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