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Winter Boating – Cabin Heating Systems

Winter Boating – Cabin Heating Systems

Looking to extend your recreational boating season or make enhancements to your live aboard? There may be nothing more important than finding a reliable heating system for your cabin. Even in warmer climates, a winter night can become quite chilly out on the water or...
Illinois River Open for Transient Boating

Illinois River Open for Transient Boating

After Summer and Fall closures by the US Army Corps of Engineers to make much needed repairs on locks and dams on the Illinois Waterway, the river that connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River is now open to transient boating and commerce. To avoid a long...
Homemade Raft Makes 1,700 Mile Mississippi Trip

Homemade Raft Makes 1,700 Mile Mississippi Trip

According to a recent news release by Velocity Public Affairs, on Tuesday, October 27th, Spare Key Executive Director Erich Mische [returned] home to St. Paul after a 1,700-mile, 56-day, ten-state journey down the Mississippi River on a 50-year old homemade raft...
Cruising & Cooking over The Holidays

Cruising & Cooking over The Holidays

Updated 10/22/2020 Plan on cruising over the Holidays?  Being aboard your boat over Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quite the experience.  And, sure, it can be easy to dock for those two holidays and escape to the comfort of a nearby restaurant to celebrate;...