February 2014 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Louisiana Boating Fatalities Hit All-TIme Low

According to the Assocaited Press, state wildlife officials reported a record low of 13 boating fatalities for Louisiana in 2013. The previous low for boating fatalities was 19 in 1992, with a high of 79 in 1974 — the first year boating incident statistics were recorded. Since 2010, Louisiana has averaged 25 […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Louisville, Then and Now

Several years ago, my dad (Jimmy Miller) and my cousin (Glenna Acree) arranged a family reunion in the small town of Center, Ky., and that’s when this born-and-raised South Floridian was introduced to the incredible boating locales in the Bluegrass State. Since that time, I’ve logged some amazing cruising adventures on Green River Lake […] Read More

Mercury 200 Pro FourStroke

Mercury Marine has introduced its new 200 Pro FourStroke outboard. The engine – the third in the Pro FourStroke family – combines the top acceleration and speed of other Mercury Pro series outboards, including the OptiMax Pro XS, with the pleasingly quiet, smooth operation of the Mercury Verado. The 200 Pro FourStroke […] Read More

Kidding Around on Boats

The best students in boating safety classes are kids. I know this because I taught for the State of Michigan, US Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary. In addition, for more than 25 years, I took thousands of kids of all ages fishing while operating my 30-passenger charter boat on Lake Huron. Youngsters were […] Read More

Michigan Governor Pledges $6 Million to Fight Asian Carp

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has pledged $6 million to fight invasive species threatening our Great Lakes in his recent budget proposal. “The Great Lakes are a jewel to this region and important to the economic welfare of Michigan. Combined, the boating and fishing industries have a $14 billion impact on Michigan’s economy,” […] Read More

Freedom Boat Club Launches Lake of the Ozarks Location

Freedom Boat Club, one of the largest boat clubs in the U.S. with 75 locations in 16 states, has opened its newest operation at Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks. The location will be based at the Bridgeview Marina and is Freedom’s first location in Missouri. “We are very excited […] Read More