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Golden Rule presentation

March 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join Dr. Arnold Oliver in the museum auditorium for a free presentation on the First Peace Vessel, Golden Rule. The 37-foot wooden ketch built in 1958 in San Pedro, California, will be visiting Beaufort in early March. The program is open to the public, and advance registration is not required.

Golden Rule gained fame in the 1950s as four Quakers sailed her out toward the Marshall Islands in an effort to halt the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons. After a long hiatus as a private vessel and being neglected, she sank in a storm in Humboldt Bay, Calif., in 2010. Veterans For Peace raised her from the depths for a rebuild that was completed in 2015, and now she sails for peace once more, currently on the Great Loop around the Eastern US. She will be at the museum’s Gallants Channel annex March 7 to 11.


March 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.