Why Restore the Phoenix?

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?