Everything startde in 1969; Members were part of
the ''Don't make a wave'' committee in vancouver. This committee was founded by Jim
Bohlen. He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materials
researcher. Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe; he was a Philadelphia
lawyer. A jew who had joined the Quaker religion. Paul Cote, a canadian lawyer in his
mid twenties who had just gotten out of shool when he joined the committee. During this
year, the United States had chosen to test its nuclear arsenal in Amchtka, which is a small
island off the west cost of alaska. This was a home for many animals including eagles,
falcons, endangered sea otters,etc... These three men decided to produce means to end
nuclear testing in Amchitka.Next they decided to sail a boat they'd name it Greenpeace
because they wanted the earth to be green and yhey wanted peace. It was Bill Darnell
who came upwith that name. Suddenly, more peaple joined the commitee to stop nuclear
testing in Amchitka, including Terry Simmons, a cultural geographer. Bohlen and Stowe
were attracting journalist, columnist, writer, anyone who had somthing to do in the media.
It took them two years to get them ready for their journey towards justice for a land.
Bohlen and cote were in charge of fiding a boat. Meanwhile, Stowe took care of fiding the
money. He used contacts from the United States; he was a very serious man and did
everything possible to get the money they needed, he even organized a benefit concert
which made seventeen thousand dollars. The first boat they found Phylis Cormack was
first seen as old and used that wasn't going to be capable of sailing to Amchitka, so they
weren't sure of using this boat; it would carry twelve crew members and the trip would
last six weeks. During this year the ''Don't Make a Wave'' committee changed their... Continues...