May 2018 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Rock Island Marina Seeks New Management

Boaters are voicing their concerns about the future of Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois, which in recent years has seen a sharp decline in occupancy numbers. To help those numbers increase, the city of Rock Island is seeking outside help. In April, city officials heard proposals from third-party services looking to take over operations […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Volunteer Landing Dock Reopens in Knoxville

The City of Knoxville reopened its 360-foot-long boat dock at Volunteer Landing near Calhoun’s restaurant Friday. “The dock is a key amenity of Volunteer Landing,” said Chip Barry, the city’s deputy chief of operations. “In addition to daily public use, Visit Knoxville and local nonprofits make use of the dock for major public events, which is […] Read More

New Marina Proposed on Kentucky River

Local boaters are floating the idea of bringing a new marina to Frankfort, Kentucky. As word spreads of recent renovations to the Kentucky River’s system of locks, the need to accommodate boats — both for overnight visits and longer-term storage — has become a top priority for members of the tourism commission’s Riverfront Development Committee. […] Read More

Missouri Bill Changes Three Rules for Boaters

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] House Bill 2116, sponsored by Missouri Rep. Robert Ross (R-142) made its last journey through the Missouri House on May 1, passing with an overwhelming 133 to 3, with 1 abstention. The bill adds three new things to Missouri law: It adds a subset of jet and […] Read More

Oahe Marina Closed for 2018 Season

Oahe Marine on the Missouri River in Fort Pierce, S.D., will not be open this year. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks Division of Parks and Recreation Director Katie Ceroll says the closure has no impact on the three campgrounds managed by GFP, day use of the park or the boat ramp access […] Read More

Michigan Clean Marinas Increase Nearly 20 Percent in 2018

The Michigan Clean Marina Program is proud to announce there are now 64 certified clean marinas across the state, increasing by nearly 20% already this year. “All marinas in Michigan should be a certified Clean Marina. It is not difficult, and there are both financial and environmental gains that come with this effort,” said Nicki […] Read More

TowBoatUS Opens New Locations in Racine, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill.

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois-Wisconsin border, replace TowBoatUS Kenosha, essentially doubling the company’s […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Gathering the Untold Stories of Vanishing River People

A recreated, mid-century shanty boat, a daring river voyage on New York’s historic Hudson River and a meticulous archive of river stories are all part of a compelling art and history project, “A Secret History of American River People.” The journeys are part of a larger effort that spans many years and covers multiple rivers. […] Read More