Our History
Since 1948 the boat club has done much to help turn Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids riverfront into a better place.
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The Scrapbook

Nancy Cortez has put together a huge collection of photos, newspaper articles and other memorabilia from the Cedar Boat Club. 
I can't image how many hours she must have spent researching and organizing all this information.  When I asked to borrow the books to scan them, I thought it would be a quick easy job for my high speed scanner....oops.  Some of the pages like newspaper articles need high resolution, while some are viewable fine in low res.  I decided to scan high res to preserve the document, then try to clean up and compress them so they can be downloaded.  It's a work in progress, but here's what I have so far:

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Cover page for Book 1: 1948 - 1958


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Picture of Russ Markert 9/1/1947 Apache III & R.W.M.


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Pre-harbor picture of CR harbor area from front page of "Collins Column" issue XL July, 1946


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Letter regarding meeting to organize the Boat Club, 1948


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Certificate of Incorporation in the State of Iowa


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Gazette article July 11, 1948 shows picture of proposed harbor area


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Rules and Regulations for Boat Houses 1948


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Suggested By-laws for local Cedar Boat Club, 6-page document



Pdf file containing pages 1 thru 8 above



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Gazette article July 23, 1948 re speedboat race and water show


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Gazette article April 3, 1948 about boat and sport show and announcing Carrol Gilbertson as new Commodore,


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Program from "The big Boat and Sports Show 1949


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Gazette articles from April 10, 1949 about boat show and seperate pictures including Merril Lund with scale model of proposed harbor.


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Gazette articles and pictures April 1949 regarding boat show


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Photo of boat show 1949


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Photo of boat show 1949


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Photo taken at boat show 1949 of scale model of harbor


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Boat Club party invitation 1949 (Li'l Abner theme)


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Newspaper photo and article July 3, 1949 showing people in boat and announcing 1,600 mile great lakes boat voyage


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Gazette articles July 11, 1949 and July 20, 1949.  "14,000 persons Jam Ellis Park for Sports Festival", "Soft Lights and Sweet Music for Boat Club Concert"


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Gazette Photo July 21, 1949 showing band on boat


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Photo of Charles Nunn & Merrill Lund 1940's


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Photo labeled "1940's" shows several boats tied together with dance floor for night time party


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Photo "1940's" shows band on barge


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Photo "Merrill Lund 1940's" shows small race boat coming on plane


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Photo "Merrill Lund 1940's" shows small race boat


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Photo "Merrill Lund 1940's" shows small race boat (can see what appears to be concrete wall upstream of Mohawk)


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Photo "Merrill Lund 1940's" shows small race boat


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Gazette article January 1950 announcing Joe Long as Commodore and several advertisements


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Gazette articles (3) 1950 regarding Boat and sports show


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Gazette articles (3) 1950 regarding Boat and sports show


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Gazette articles (2) 1950 regarding Boat and sports show


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Program from Boat & Auto Show April 14-15, 1950


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Photo of CBC booth at Boat show 1950


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of Sanford's


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of man with outboard motor


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of men with outboard boats



pdf file containing pages 9 thru 34 (522Mb)


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boats


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boats


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boat


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boats


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boat


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boat


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of small boats


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of people at show


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of Indians booth


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance



pdf file containing pages 36 thru 55 (522Mb)


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Photo taken at Boat show 1950 of stage performance


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Gazette articles and pictures 1950


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Photo presenting The Killian Trophy 1950


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Photo of woman holding Killian Trophy 1950


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Photo of Boat race winners 1950


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Photo of speedboat 1950


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of ice going out of harbor 1951


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Photo of flood 1951


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CBC party invitation for Hobo Moon picnic site July 8, 1951


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CBC invitation for breakfast Sept 23, 1951 at Ellis pavilion


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Gazette phot taken at CBC breakfast and Gazette article on CBC fall trip to McGregor



pdf file containing pages 56 thru 74


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Gazette picture showing CBC picnic July 13, 1952


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Gazette photo July 13, 1952 Joe Long, Sherry Lynn Diehl


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Gazette article July 13, 1952 CBC picnic at Hobo Beach


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Gazette photos August 22, 1952 showing CBC members at Mississippi beach


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CBC letter to city hall June 24, 1953 proposing harbor and offering funds and land


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Gazette articles July 3, 1953 regarding new harbor proposal


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CBC invitation for Aug 30, 1953 trip to Mississippi



pdf file containing pages 75 thru 81


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pdf file containing 12 page program for MPBA races Aug 19, 1953


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Gazette article and photos of CBC boat races 1953


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Gazette article and photos of CBC boat races 1953


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Gazette article and photos of CBC boat races August 10, 1953, 15000 people at Ellis


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Gazette article on CBC boat races 1953


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Gazette article and photos of CBC boat races 1953


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Program from CBC boat race 1953


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CBC invitation to breakfast Sept 13, 1953



pdf file


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Letter Oct 27, 1953 from CBC to city hall re use of boat ramp


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Letter Oct 27, 1953 from CBC to city hall offering $4,700 to city for construction of harbor



pdf file containing pages 90 and 91


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pdf file containing 5 page river ordinance commitee minutes


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Gazette article Oct 7, 1956 re CBC cruise


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Gazette photos 1956 from CBC Mississippi cruise


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Gazette photos 1956 from CBC Mississippi cruise


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Gazette article June 30, 1958 CR revising boating ordinance



pdf file containing pages 93 thru 96