[Public-list] Alberg 30 History Spreadsheet
isobar at bcpl.net
Mon Feb 7 11:32:50 PST 2005
I always wondered about the long previous life of Isobar before
I was lucky enough to come aboard, and I imagined that other folks were
interested in the history of their boats, too. Through the courtesy of
Ralph Bluntschli who saved copies of the Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30
Association Handbook from its first issue in 1966, I was able to make a
spreadsheet of the boats & owners of all our members. I was going to have
the spreadsheet printed and given to all the folks who came to our 40th
Anniversary Dinner as a souvenir, but the spreadsheet turns out to be very
long and awkward at least the way I formatted it - and is really
incomplete since we dont know the background of the boats that never
cycled through our Association. (Of course, why any A30 owner wouldnt have
joined is hard to understand, anyway.) So I asked George Dinwiddie to post
the spreadsheet on the A30 web site. He posted the spreadsheet as
http://www.alberg30.org/boat/A30BoatHistory.xls and referenced on
Having the spreadsheet on the web site will let everyone download it and be
able to read or print out just the part that interests them, although its
great fun, too, to browse through the whole list and get a feel of the
breadth and history of our boats. Please enjoy.
Its also an opportunity to get more input beyond our old membership
rosters and from anyone who can remember the history of their boat beyond
what I have entered. It would be great to hear from the Great Lakes folks
and elsewhere. If you can help fill in the blanks for unknown boats, years,
owners, & locations, please email me and I will keep updating & reposting
the spreadsheet until we know where every Alberg 30 lived for every year of
its existence including when those few boats sailed to Valhalla.
A couple of notes on my conventions:
1. I have hidden columns B-AF to make it easier to read, but those columns
are where the yearly history of all except the last few years are stored.
Just highlight the first two columns and use the Excel function
Format>Column>Unhide to show them all.
2. The US vs KC designation is not entirely clear. As far as I can tell,
Whitby gave dual numbers to only the first 22 or so boats maybe fewer.
Those boats with dual numbers need a US or KC to differentiate them. Later
boats dont, even if they usually use the prefix, so Ive left them off.
3. The Kept column, AR, is not necessary and can be confusing since one
owner could have kept his boat in several different creeks & marinas
during his ownership. I only added it since its given in the Handbook in
most cases and was easy to enter. Feel free to ignore. The Location
column is very useful, though.
4. I only filled in the years I could verify from the Handbook, knew
personally, or got from the Internet signatures. Please fill in the blanks.
5. The numbering may not be 100% accurate. Whitby/Hanson apparently was a
little cavalier on his numbering system as some of our past discussions
make clear. By building the spreadsheet I was able to correct some
misnumbering in a couple of handbook issues, but there are still
discrepancies. For instance we seem to have two 227s which Ive indicated
with an asterisk. That may be Whitbys mistake or the owners. Any help
Isobar #181 (whose history I can now trace back to its commissioning)
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