The birth of Greenpeace
Broadcast Date: Oct. 11, 1971, Canadian Broadcasting Company
Battling violent winds and the high seas, a leaky halibut boat docks in Sand Point, Alaska. Although it's carrying a crew of long-haired, flute-playing protestors, the boat is not out for a joyride. Its purpose: to sail into the heart of a U.S. nuclear test zone near the tiny island of Amchitka in the Aleutians. In this CBC Radio clip Ben Metcalfe files a report aboard the vessel, dubbed Greenpeace, as it refuels and prepares to dash up the coast towards Amchitka.