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25' yawl Sea Bird, built in 1901
Named collection: Charles H. W. Foster Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: Jackson, Willard B.
Sea Bird, yawl, built 1901. Negative number 1831. Designed (with Charles Mower) and owned by Thomas Fleming Day, founder and longtime editor of The Rudder magazine. Day's written accounts of long-distance cruises in Sea Bird helped fuel enthusiasm amongst other would-be voyagers, and did much to help establish small-boat cruising as a legitimate aspect of the yachting scene. See Glass Plates and Wooden Boat by M. P. Murphy, 2006.
Gift of Charles H. W. Foster, 1957