Albert and Sylvia Bigelow. 1939
Albert S. Bigelow. Fay Foto Service, Inc., Boston. 1951.
San Pedro, California, January 30, 1958. PACIFIST READIES KETCH. Albert Bigelow, 51, Cos Cob, Conn., architect, poses today on the prow of the 30-foot ketch “Golden Rule” which he and three companions propose to sail into the restricted Marshall island area where the next nuclear tests are scheduled for April. A pacifist and a Quaker since 1948, Bigelow said he hopes the voyage will arouse public indignation against the testing of nuclear weapons. (AP Wirephoto)
2/8/58. San Pedro, Calif. This four man crew will sail the 30-foot “Golden Rule” to Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands, the United States’ nuclear testing grounds. The four plan to remain there as long as tests continue, as a protest against all nuclear explosions. It is possible the “Golden Rule” will set sail 2/10. Aboard are L-R: David Gale, George Willoughby, Albert Bigelow, and William Huntington. (United Press Telephoto).
Off to protest Nuclear Tests at Eniwetok—San Pedro, Calif…..Armed with only their bibles, four Americans sailed out of San Pedro Harbor today on a 30-foot ketch on the first leg of their journey to Eniwetok harbor, Marshall Islands, where they plan to protest the U. S. testing of nuclear weapons. Captain of the ketch is Albert Bigelow, an architect and ex-naval officer. He was a member of the group for “non-violent action against nuclear weapons’’” which staged a protest invasion of the AEC’s bomb-test site in Nevada recently. The trip is expected to take 36 to 40 days. 2/10/58. Photo by Tom Courtney, International News Photo.
Los Angeles, Feb. 11. Headed for Eniwetok—Albert S. Bigelow, second from right, and his crew of three hoist sails on the Golden Rule in Los Angeles Harbor here yesterday as they take off for Eniwetok in a non-violent protest of nuclear weapons. Nuclear tests are set to start in April in the central Pacific testing grounds. Left to right: David Gale, William Huntington, Bigelow, and George Willoughby. (AP Wirephoto). 1958
San Pedro, Calif., March 25—Second Try—Crew of the 30-foot ketch, Golden Rule, poses on deck today just before setting sail on second attempt to reach South Pacific to protest further H-bomb tests. On first voyage in February the ketch was turned back by bad weather 700 miles at sea. Left to right are Albert S. Bigelow, skipper; George Willoughby, Orion Sherwood, and William Huntington. (AP Wirephoto). 1958
4/5/58-New York: Three wives whose husbands are aboard the ketch “Golden Rule” now sailing toward the nuclear testing area in the Marshall Islands to protest test continuation try to contact their husbands at sea by phone here 4/4. (L to R): Mrs. Katrina Huntington of St. James, L.I., N.Y.; Mrs. Sylvia Bigelow of Greenwich, Conn.; and Mrs. Lillian Willoughby of Blackwood Terrace, N.J. They are looking at pamphlet put out by the Committee for Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons, sponsor of the Golden Rule’s voyage. United Press Telephoto.
4/20/58. Honolulu: Linda McArthur, 11, greets skipper, Albert Bigelow, of the H-Bomb protest yacht, Golden Rule, as crew (L to R) William Huntington, George Willoughby, Orion Sherwood, look on. United Press Telephoto.
(April 20) Protest Atomic Tests—Albert Smith Bigelow, left, former Navy officer from Cos Cob, Conn., sits with members of his crew on 30-foot ketch Golden Rule after arrival yesterday in Honolulu, Craft left San Pedro, Calif., March 25. Bigelow and crew are pledged to a “come what may” voyage into the Pacific nuclear test zone. No legal action by the Atomic Energy Commission or the Navy has been taken since the yacht’s arrival in Honolulu. From left: Bigelow, William R. Huntington 51, St. James, N. Y., George Willoughby, 43, Blackwood Terrace, N. J., and (in rear), Orion Sherwood, 28, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. (AP Wirephoto). 1958.
5/2/58. Honolulu: A Coast Guard vessel guides the nuclear protest yacht, “Golden Rule,” back into the harbor here 5/1 after its four pacifist crewmen had attempted to sail to Eniwetok despite the U. S. Court’s prohibition less than two hours earlier. United Press Telephoto.
5/2/58. Honolulu: Yachtsmen William Huntington (L) and “Golden Rule” skipper Albert Bigelow (C) are escorted into jail here 5/1 by U. S. Deputy Marshall Charles Gerlach (R). They had attempted to sail their craft into the U. S. nuclear testing area as a protest. (United Press Telephoto).
6/4/58—Honolulu: “Golden Rule” pacifist skipper Albert Bigelow, Cos Cob, Conn., inspects Federal Warrant for his arrest, given him by deputy US Marshall Ronald Yee (L, on deck), as crew member George Willoughby (wearing lei), of Blackwood Terrace, N.Y., looks on. United Press International Cablephoto.
6/4/58-Honolulu: The swinging door portholes of Federal District Court provides framing for picture of Judge Jon Wiig sending Pacifist Albert Bigelow to jail 6/4 for his aborted second attempt at sailing yacht Golden Rule to Eniwetok. UPI Telephoto.
6/5/58—Honolulu, T. H.: The nuclear protest yacht “Golden Rule” dips beneath a swell just before being intercepted by a US Coast Guard vessel that escorted her back to Ala Wai Yacht Harbor here 6/4. It was the crews 3rd futile attempt to defy a US Federal Court order and sail on to the nuclear testing area. United Press International Cablephoto.
(Aug. 3)—Pacifists in Honolulu Jail—The five crew members of the nuclear protest ketch, Golden Rule, are shown in prison garb in the Honolulu jail where they were serving 60 day jail terms for attempting to sail the ketch Golden Rule into the U.S. nuclear test zone centered at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. This picture was made August 1. Three of the men were released today. The others will be released this week. Left to Right are: Capt. Albert S. Bigelow, 52, Cos Cob, Conn., George Willoughby, 43, Rockwood Terrace, N.J., James Peck, 43, New York City, William R. Huntington, 51, of St. James, Long Island, N.Y., and Orion Sherwood, 28, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Willoughby, Huntington and Sherwood were released today. (Associated Press Wirephoto).
Tom Klunis (L), Lorraine Ell (C), and Albert Bigelow (R) on stage in “Which Way the Wind” 1959. (American Friends Service Committee Photo, Matt Herron).
Albert S. Bigelow. Fay Foto Service, Inc., Boston. 1959.