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

Booze Cruise: Bars Along the Inland Waterways

It’s the dog days of summer, the sun is beating down, and you’re restless and hot. To break up the cruise and treat your crew at the end of the day, you decide to seek out a dock and grab a cold one. But where do you go? Insert shameless plug: If you have a […] Read More

Profile: Commodore Yacht Club

June 28, 1975, started out as a typical Saturday at Nashville’s Commodore Yacht Club. But by 2 p.m., tragedy would strike the marina in what would become one of the city’s most costly fires on record. The fire, which began after a houseboat’s engine exploded, took 90 minutes for local firemen to bring under control. […] Read More

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

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Special Delivery: From Lake of the Ozarks to Florida, Part 1

Many people I run into say that I’m living the dream. As a delivery captain, I get to drive another person’s boat, use their fuel and see a lot of the country. They’re right. I am living the dream, but it’s a lot of work and not a pleasure cruise. Want to know what really […] Read More

River Roots: Exploring the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi River Delta Region spreads across eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Traveling along its many waterways — including the Mississippi, Yazoo, Atchafalaya, Ohio and Tennessee rivers — offers a myriad of wonders along a vast cultural, historic and geographic landscape. No matter what your interest, for boaters, the […] Read More

Tennessee River State Parks Cruise

The Tennessee River is perhaps the most beautiful inland river in America. It was made navigable by a series of locks and dams constructed in the mid-1900s. Amazingly, the builders planned for marina sites both public and private along the banks and in coves formed when the water rose. It’s a wonderful and safe river […] Read More

Destination: Land Between the Lakes

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL), a peninsula about 50 miles in length and bordered on either side by Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, has long been an attraction for Midwest boaters — and for good reason. These lakes, created by the impounding of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, offer excellent opportunities […] Read More

Top Boating Towns

  Chattanooga, Tennessee A revitalized riverfront is the springboard for things to do in this picturesque and diverse Southern town. It connects to parks, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions like the nationally recognized Tennessee Aquarium — home to 10,000 animals, an IMAX theater and the River Gorge Explorer excursion boat. Whether you’re a history buff, […] Read More

Destination: Nashville, Tennessee

I love to visit Nashville. Why? It’s a city on the move, home to an incredible multi-faceted atmosphere paired with a rich historical and musical heritage. It boasts of an ongoing modern re-dress to its downtown cityscape, but its warm Southern hospitality provides a downhome flavor all its own. And as country music star Ray […] Read More