December 2013 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Corps Releases New Carp Report

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a joint report on December 23 on the possibility of Asian carp traveling past the electric barriers designed to keep them from migrating into the Great Lakes. Although the report sketched out some scenarios under which it is theoretically possible for […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

BoatUS Provides Child/Teen Life Jackets

Having right-sized life jackets for kids at summer camps, schools and non-profit organizations is critical for safe on-the-water fun. The BoatUS Foundation has a solution that is affordable and open to groups offering programming such as educational boat trips, fishing trips, or canoe and kayak excursions. The new Kids Afloat Program offers […] Read More

Recreational Boating Continues Rebound

As 2013 comes to a close, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced it anticipates the U.S. recreational boating industry to continue its post-recession climb, with an estimated 5 percent increase in new powerboat retail sales. The increase comes on the heels of the industry’s 2012 rebound, when new powerboat retail sales increased […] Read More

Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP Pontoon Series

BRP has expanded its Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series lineup with a new Evinrude E-TEC 65-horsepower model. The Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP Pontoon Series is the ideal choice for any smaller-to-midsize pontoon application. Like all Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series offerings — including the 90, 115 and 150 horsepower options for midsize to larger […] Read More

River Lore: The Wabash

On a journey that lasted 18 cold days and nights, George Rogers Clark led a force of 175 American and French militia from Kaskaskia, Ill., to Vincennes, Ind., with the goal of capturing Fort Sackville. But this was no road trip. To reach Vincennes, the oldest city in Indiana, Clark and his men marched […] Read More

Ohio Gets Boating Education Grants

If you plan to operate a boat in Ohio in 2014, you should have ample opportunity to find a approved boating safety education course near you, thanks to recent grants awarded to the state’s community boating safety education programs. According to an article published on December 8 in the Toledo Blade newspaper, […] Read More

Great Lakes on the Rise

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Great Lakes are expected to stay within two to 16 inches of their long-term averages next year. This is a vast improvement from a year ago, when lake levels had hit their lowest point in recorded […] Read More