2023 Photo Contest Winners – Quimby's Cruising Guide

2023 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated in the 2023 Photo Contest. Here are the contest winners that appear in the printed guide — including the 2023 Cover Photo Winner! 2022 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway — with continued interest in transient boating and wanderlust in the heartland of America. Cheers to a great year of boating and wishing everyone a successful and happy 2023 Boating Season.


Sunset Anchorage, Grand Banks 42 Classic “La Principessa” anchored on Aliceville Lake, Ala., TenTom MM 307 — Photo By: Michael Axel


Longest Drop — Photo By: Damon Kennedy


Lock & Dam #3 UPM — Photo By: Brian Klawitter


M/V William E. Lawson Tugboat UMR 534.7 — Photo By: Kelly Connor

Underway at sunrise — Photo By: Joel Boisselle



Early morning on the Kemah, Texas waterfront — Photo By: Brad Grace


Chicago Skyline — Michael Axel


November at Joe Wheeler State Park — Photo By: Darlene Reuser


Eagles 791 UMR — Photo By: Brian Klawitter


An Escort — Photo By: Damon Kennedy


Dock Helpers — Photo By: damon Kennedy


Convergence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers — Photo By: Alan Darelius


Nice end to a lovely day — Jan Muckentrum


Nashville Lights — Andrew Ostrowski


Look what I caught — Photo By: Michael Axel


Evening in the islands — Photo By: Jeff Sink


St. Croix River | Lovely Night — Photo By: Damon Kennedy


Good Evening | Lock 7 Dam 14, 291.0 — Photo By: Matt Schara


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