In response to a complimentary copy of this book, General Robert B. Neller of the U.S. Marine Corps, wrote, “Your book will be a valuable resource in our library at the Home of the Commandants.” … More “A valuable resource in our library”
The “brave wooden boat” Phoenix of Hiroshima is a part of world history and of the international peace movement. She played a role in the Cold War and Vietnam War. (See Our History.)
The Phoenix was launched in 1954 in Hiroshima, the city reduced to ashes by the first nuclear bomb. She had been designed and built by an American scientist, Dr. Earle Reynolds, while doing a 3-year study on the effects of radiation on Japanese children.
Inspired by the crew of the Golden Rule, the Reynolds family sailed the Phoenix into the Pacific Proving Grounds (1958) and to the USSR (1961) to protest nuclear testing. … More Why Restore the Phoenix?
Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow and ICAN director Beatrice Fihn accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in the awards ceremony in Oslo December 10.
In her acceptance speech, Beatrice Fihn, executive director of ICAN, warned that mankind’s total destruction at the hands of nuclear weapons was just one “impulsive tantrum away”: “Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?”
In touching “sailover,” crew of Golden Rule scatters petals over the sunken Phoenix of Hiroshima, together again for the first time in 59 years. … More Yachts PHOENIX and GOLDEN RULE together again July 6-8 (Updated July 10, 2017)
I suffer from a chronic, life-long case of wanderlust. It all started with a book … This book, written by Earle and Barbara Reynolds, chronicled their experiences in building and sailing the yacht “Phoenix.” … More A Letter from Steve Hubbard on the Impact of the Reynolds’ Family Story
In October, we filed Articles of Incorporation for Phoenix of Hiroshima Project, Inc. Article II (b) reads, “The specific purpose of this corporation is (i) to salvage and restore the Phoenix of Hiroshima , a historic wooden boat involved in humanitarian missions … More Obtaining Non-Profit Status
After three dives on and after July 27, 2016 diver Rick Bishop of Bishop Diving and Salvage determined that 80% of the Phoenix is in very good shape, 20% (bow area) is in terrible shape. … More Dive Report