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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,...
Two Rivers Marina Under New Ownership

Two Rivers Marina Under New Ownership

As the 2020 boating season kicks off, Two Rivers Marina on the Mississippi River has big plans under new owners and management. Prior slip holder John Sitton and his three daughters Cindy Blaylock, Sherry Moses & Chris Sitton purchased the marina in November 2019...
Cruising The Tennessee River

Cruising The Tennessee River

The boat is ready to go, and your course is charted. Traveling the river is a way of life for some and a bucket list adventure for others.  A cruise on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tenn., to Paducah, Ky., will take you through nine locks and dams and pass by...
Virtual Town Tour: Alton, Illinois

Virtual Town Tour: Alton, Illinois

Think the Mississippi River only runs from north to south? Look again. In Alton, Ill., the river does something unusual: it bends and flows west to east. That’s just one characteristic that makes the river, and Alton, an out-of-the-ordinary destination for boaters....