Thanks for opening our new site. We hope to publish various items of interest to boatpersons! We will have scanned images of the original RUDDER magazine beginning from 1890, Recordings of SEA STORIES, explanations of WEATHER LORE as well as nautical words and phrases that made their way ashore. Eventually, we will also post the story of a life afloat- from South America to the Arctic, Europe to the Pacific  aboard vessels from kayaks to barquentines.

My first schooner command, WHEN & IF

SEA STORIES abound in literature. While listening to these recordings, picture yourself on the coast, maybe in winter, with the wind howling, sitting in front of a fire, a nice libation in hand!

The RUDDER scans will begin with the first issue printed in 1890 and continue chronologically....the ads are as interesting as the stories!

The validity of WEATHER LORE and the reasoning behind the sayings is intriguing: how much can you trust local sayings?