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The Golden Rule sails to Plymouth

Thu June 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - Fri June 16, 2023 @ 9:30 pm EDT

Welcome Golden Rule to Plymouth

WELCOME Veterans for Peace Golden Rule to Plymouth

Nuclear Free Bay Nuclear Free World

The 39-foot sailboat, The Golden Rule, is sailing up the coast of New England during June 2023 to alert us to the need for a world without nuclear weapons and nuclear power with stops in New Bedford, Plymouth, and Boston. We are honored to welcome the crew in Plymouth with events planned for June 15 and 16.



In 1958, an intrepid crew of Quaker peace activists sailed the Golden Rule to the South Pacific, to try to “get in the way” of massive nuclear weapons tests the U.S. was planning in the Marshall Islands. They were arrested in Honolulu, but they left a lasting legacy of action.

The Golden Rule is now a project of Veterans For Peace. A new crew is using this historic ship to advance VFP opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. They have recovered and restored the original peace ship that inspired the many peace makers and peace ships that followed. The reborn Golden Rule is sailing once more, to show that nuclear abolition is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.

The Golden Rule crew also spreads the word about the continuing dangers of nuclear power, and the poisoning of the air, water and soil from the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to the inadequate storage of dangerous nuclear waste. They sail to Plymouth in support of Save Our Bay efforts to halt Holtec’s plan to illegally dump over a million gallons of radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay. NOT ONE DROP


Welcome Dinner for GoldenRuleThursday, June 15

4:00-5:00 PM

Film showing the history of the Golden Rule, ‘Making Waves’, with discussion by Project Manager Helen Jaccard and SOBMA Henrietta Cosentino at Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth.

6:00-6:30 PM

WELCOME THE GOLDEN RULE at Plymouth Town Wharf

Greetings by Melissa Harding-Ferretti, Herring Pond Wampanoag, Represtative Matt Muratore, Dickie Quintal, Plymouth Selectman, and others.

6:30-9:30 PM

Welcome dinner at the Tavern on the Wharf. Enjoy a wonderfuyl buffet meal and hear the story of The Golden Rule. ***** Ticket sales end Thursday, June 8, so get yours today. See poster below for tickets.


Friday, June 16

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Open Boat

Greet the crew at the wharf, visit the boat, and learn about the issues.

5:00-9:30 PM

Rally at the Wharf

Senator Susan Moran will welcome and present a citation to the crew of the Golden Rule. Other speakers will include Rep. Kathy LaNatra, Rep. Matt Muratore, Selectman Kevin Canty, Mary Lampert, and others. Full list to follow.

Then stay and enjoy an evening of music with Rudy Sampson on the wharf as we celebrate together to Save Our Bay.

Saturday morning, the Golden Rule sails on to Boston hosted by MA Peace Action.

For info on Boston events, go here

Monitor the Golden Rule in real time as it travels up the coast HERE

Please consider a donation to help cover costs and support The Golden Rule, DONATE HERE THANK YOU

For more information on the Golden Rule project

Helen Jaccard, Golden Rule Project Manager




Thu June 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Fri June 16, 2023 @ 9:30 pm EDT
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Massachusetts Peace Action
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