Our "Rudder" collection
The Rudder Magazine.
The monthly Rudder Magazine for Yachtsmen was first published in 1891 and ceased publication in June 1977. The magazine's founder and first editor, Thomas Fleming Day, born Somerset, England in March 1861, died 19 August 1927 at his home in Harlem, New York, was working in 1890 as a boat salesman for a shop on Dey Street in New York which also produced a catalog of nautical wares. His employer thought that “getting out a little paper” and charging for advertising space would be more lucrative than producing all those free catalogs. Mr Day obliged.
Our collection is fairly complete, with the exception of the issues in the "Missing" table below. We would appreciate any and all offers to help us complete the collection. We do have some copies available for exchange.
From July 1977 until January 1981 (occasionally later), the name of "The Rudder" was used by Inland Sea, Lakeland Boating, Lakeland Boating/Sea, Sea, Sea (Inland edition) and Western Sea, our collections are complete with the exception of March and April 1978 and March 1981.
Issues that have been . Important note: if an issue does not appear in this indexed table, it does not necessarily mean that we do not hold it in our collections. On the other hand, if an issue does not appear in our missing table, then we certainly hold it.
Collection: Robert W. "Bob" Davis Collection
Availability: all boxed, single - no volumes [see details]
Indexing: by NMA, see above. Also, please see our
We are actively collecting back issues of this magazine; if we already have, or receive more, doubles - we will gladly exchange with other collections. Please email: .
|All issues 1891 through 1894 (except facsimile of Vol. I, No. 1.)|
| Oct:1899 |
| Feb:1907, May:1907, Jun:1907 |
| Dec:1910 |
| Nov:1916, Dec:1916 |
| Jan:1917, Feb:1917, Apr:1917, May:1917, Jun:1917, Jul:1917, Aug:1917, Sep:1917, Oct:1917 Nov:1917, Dec:1917 |
| Jan:1918, Feb:1918, Apr:1918, May:1918, Jun:1918, Jul:1918, Aug:1918, Oct:1918, Dec:1918 |
| Aug:1919 |
| Jan:1920, Feb:1920, Apr:1920, May:1920, Jun:1920, Aug:1920, Sep:1920, Oct:1920, Nov:1920 |
| Apr:1921, May:1921, Jun:1921, Jul:1921, Sep:1921, Oct:1921, Nov:1921 |
| Jan:1922, Feb:1922, Apr:1922, Jun:1922, Jul:1922, Aug:1922, Sep:1922, Oct:1922, Dec:1922 |
| Jan:1923, May:1923, Jun:1923, Jul:1923, Sep:1923, Oct:1923, Nov:1923, Dec:1923 |
| Jan:1924, Feb:1924, Apr:1924, May:1924, Jun:1924, Jul:1924, Aug:1924, Sep:1924, Oct:1924 Dec:1924 |
| Jan:1925, Feb:1925, Apr:1925, May:1925, Jun:1925, Jul:1925, Sep:1925, Oct:1925, Nov:1925 Dec:1925 |
| Jan:1926, Feb:1926, Sep:1926, Oct:1926, Nov:1926, Dec:1926 |
| Jun:1927, Jul:1927 |
| Sep:1928, Oct:1928, Nov:1928, Dec:1928 |
| Sep:1929 |
| Feb:1930, Apr:1930, Oct:1930 |
| Mar:1931, Jun:1931, Sep:1931, Oct:1931, Dec:1931 |
| Jan:1932, Feb:1932, Mar:1932, Apr:1932, May:1932, Jul:1932 |
| May:1933 |
| Mar:1942, Apr:1942 |
| Jan:1943 |
| Mar:1970 |
| Dec:1971 |
| Sep:1972 |
| Mar:1978, Apr:1978, Mar:1981 (later re-incarnations of The Rudder: Inland Sea, Sea, Western Sea, Lakeland Boating.) |
These pages rationalise, facilitate and expand our existing pages at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.