The Phoenix of Hiroshima is a 50-foot, 30-ton yacht designed in the 1950s by anthropologist Dr. Earle L. Reynolds and built by Japanese ship builder Yotsuda in Miyajimaguchi, Japan. Launched in 1954, the yacht carried Dr. Reynolds and his family around the globe and later into the Pacific Proving Grounds (1958) and to the Soviet Union (1961) to protest nuclear weapons. During the Vietnam War, the Phoenix made three trips to Vietnam to take medical supplies to the Red Cross for the victims of American bombing. The Phoenix sank in 2010 and currently resides at the bottom of a river.
Here was my speech at the Los Angeles Ban the Bomb rally. We met on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (between the sidewalk stars of Brittney Spears and Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen.)
I was one year old when nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. … More Worldwide Marches to Ban the Bomb! Update June 18, 2017