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Yachting magazinee
December 1910 edition, "Christmas at Sea"

Yachting was founded by Oswald Villard and first published on 1 January 1907; a year later he asked his lifelong friend, Herbert L. Stone to assume responsibility as Editor. With a short break during the First World War, for service in the US Navy and with William Atkin as Editor pro tem, Herbert Stone edited the magazine until 1952, becoming part owner in the 1930s, and remaining as Publisher and President until his death on September 27, 1955.

We are most grateful to Herbert Stone's grand-daughter for donating many of his bound, editor's copies; please see the detailed article in Canadian Yachting.

Yachting magazine
Yachting magazine, December 1938.

This monthly magazine started well: "Published monthly. 25 cents per copy. $2.00 per Year... For Canadian postage, add 50 cents." Until some twenty years ago, Yachting had an established reputation for sailing vessels, reporting racing, cruising and design news, but for some time now has moved towards bigger, more luxurious motor-yachts. We have a fairly complete collection up to 2012 - sporadic thereafter.

Collection: Robert W. "Bob" Davis Collection with additions.

Availability: many bound volumes – the remainder as loose issues.

Indexing: by NMA, partial: see details here.; and our main catalogue entry can be found here.

We are actively collecting missing back issues of this magazine; however, we have approximately 450 duplicate issues which we we exchange or sell. Please E-mail us.


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