NAWILIWILI — The small sailboat with a big mission, the Golden Rule, sailed into Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor Sunday.
A crowd of onlookers cheered, then enjoyed music, food and dancing to welcome her.
The Golden Rule entered Hawaii history books in 1958 when she attempted to sail to the Marshall Islands to disrupt atmospheric detonation of nuclear weapons, and sparked a worldwide protest resulting in an atmospheric nuclear test ban treaty in 1963.
Now Golden Rule has embarked on a trans Pacific voyage, sailing for a nuclear-free future. She intends to be in Japan for the 75th observance of the bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Her crew will host free events over the next two weeks, showing their award-winning short documentary video followed by a talk by a Golden Rule crew member, sharing the little ship’s storied past and today’s international, back-from-the-brink movement toward a nuclear-free future.
Meet the crew of the peace sailboat Golden Rule at these locations around the island:
• Thursday, Dec. 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Kauai Community College fine arts building;
• Friday, Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m., Storybook Theatre of Hawaii, Hanapepe.
• Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Kapaa Public Library;
• Tuesday, Dec 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Kapaa First Hawaiian Church;
• Thursday, Dec 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hanapepe Public Library
• Friday, Dec. 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Princeville Community Association clubhouse.