The refurbished peace boat set sail on May 1, with its first leg taking it to Hawaii, reports Colonel Ann Wright.
‘Wave Maker’ Found Derelict in 2011
By Ann Wright
Special to Consortium News
The Veterans for Peace boat, the Golden Rule, set sail from San Diego on May 1 on a 15-month voyage scheduled to raise awareness of the continuing, planetary dangers of nuclear weapons. The captain and crew aim to reach Hiroshima, Japan, in time for the Aug. 6, 2020, commemoration the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of that city and of Nagasaki.
The Golden Rule was found derelict in Humboldt Bay, California, in 2011, by a shipyard owner, Leroy Zerlang. Two Veterans for Peace chapters in Northern California volunteered to restore it. With Chuck Dewitt as project manager, many volunteers carried out the work over the next four years.
“We are sailing for a…