Research – Rudder magazine

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. The Rudder developed into one of the most important yachting and boating magazines ever published. Its content has represented, if not influenced, yacht design, development and use, particularly of small boats, for more than a century. The demise of this publication, despite various attempts by others to take over where it left off, has been regretted by the yachting and smaller boat community.

A partial, but useful, index of our holdings (which are nearly complete) can be found here.

A fairly complete index of designers, boats and builders can be found here.

Chronological:

1896, August - The International Races 1896; George Duggan against Clinton Crane
1897, January - Harbinger - 28' catboat built 1889 by C.C. Hanley
1898 - Lark, a three part article, with cover
1898, March - A new steam yach, by Charles R. Hanscomb, for Col. Payne
1898, September - The International Races 1898
1899, September - the Glencairn III, Duggan
1901, September - Charles Mower, the Seawanhaka races
1904 Wanderer - the slave yacht Wanderer, Part 1
1904 Wanderer - the slave yacht Wanderer, Part 2
1904 Wanderer - the slave yacht Wanderer, Part 3
1911, June - How to build a centerboard, with trunk and rudder, by Fred. W. Goeller
1912 ,September - Thousand Island Island Y.C. One-design class.
1927, August - William H. Hand, a fifty-fifty cruiser
1928 - how to build the 36' Sea Dawn
1929, March - Launch Acania
1929, March - Acania
Date t.b.d. - Halcyon, Acania, Arcadia, Cressida (late 1920s)
1929, November - William H. Hand, 60' Bluefish
1930, November - W.H. Crosby; Seagull
1930, November - W.H. Crosby; Seagull (plans)
1930, November - Nahlin, a 300' motoryacht by G.L. Watson
1931, November - Lady Isabel
1931, November - Cover
1931, November - Alamo, by Willam F. Ladd
1932, November - Homeship, and unusual cruiser, by John L. Hacker
1933, October - how to build a Moth class boat; W.H. Crosby
1934, February - motor ketch Bluebill, by William Hand
1936, March - Bluenose Jr. - a small replica by W.Y. Roué
1937, March - the starboard launch of the yacht Alamo
1937, July - the largest yacht of the year
1938, May - Little Sister, by P.L. Rhodes of Cox & Stevens
1939, March - Charles G. MacGregor, Plywood
1939, April - Charles G. MacGregor, Part II, Building plans for Sabot
1939, May - Charles G. MacGregor, building plans for Beaver
1939, August - Charles G. MacGregor, Skua, an 8' all plywood skimmer
1939, October - Lucinda
1944, December - The Baby Bluenose. The alligator pump.
1947, March - a 20th century sailor reviews a 1st century shipwreck
1948, September - Sharptown barge, Robert M. Steward
1948, December - Beautiful Bute Inlet
1951, March - Lucinda, a Crocker design
1951, April - West Coast news, Santana, Humphrey Bogart
1952, January - how to build Matilda, by A. Mason
1952, January - Matilda (high resolution, large file)
1952, February - canoe cruising, Frank N. Furness
1952, November - how to build a Sharptown Barge, by Robert M. Steward
1953, October - W.H. Crosby, obituary.
1954, January - Henry C. Grebe, cover painting and design of 57' cruiser.
1955, July - Island trading schooners
1955, December - For the love of a boat, K. Stanford Jones
1958, September - Copro III
1962, January - the building of the Chinook, by Jim Emmett
1964, May - The Skipper's toolchest
1965, March - Liveaboard and like it, Jim Emmett

Flicka

1972, March - Flicka
1972, October - Flicka, part two
1972, November - Flicka, part three
1972, December - Flicka, part four
1973, March - Flicka, part five
1973, April - Flicka, part six, conclusion.

Snipe class

1931, July - How to build a Snipe
1932, August - Snipe
1932, September - Snipe
1932, October - Snipe
1932, November - Snipe
1932, December - Snipe
1934, October - Snipe, supplement
1935, October - Snipe
1939, October - Snipe
1939, October - Snipe Internationals
1940, October - Snipe
Date t.b.d. - Halcyon, Acania, Arcadia, Cressida (late 1920s)

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