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America’s Little Loop

America’s Little Loop

By Dr. John E. Gunning Many boaters know about America’s Great Loop, the 5,500-mile water route around the eastern half of the US. However, there is also another fabulous — although smaller and much less known — loop in the interior of the country that is ideal for...
Mississippi River Islands

Mississippi River Islands

At 2,348 miles, the Mississippi River is the fourth largest in the world and the second largest drainage system in North America. Shifting its path throughout history, certain land masses have come and gone — including numerous islands that occupy the channel. A large...
World’s Longest Continuous River Race

World’s Longest Continuous River Race

Kansas City, Mo. — This week kicks off the annual Missouri American Water MR340 — the World’s longest continuous river race. Launched in 2004 during a time when social media consisted of niche forums attached to websites, the race still maintains its grassroots...
The Illinois & Mississippi River Confluence

The Illinois & Mississippi River Confluence

Looking for a great spot to stop for a few days on the Great Loop? Look no farther than the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. This area makes for a perfect layover point between the two waterways — hosting two world-class marinas, outdoor recreation,...