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2020 Photo Contest Finalists

2020 Photo Contest Finalists

2020 has been a rough year all around — but one thing that remains constant is the solitude and beauty that the waterways provide. Take a look at our 2020 photo contest finalists. The winners will be announced next week and published in the 2021 Quimby’s...
Five Ways to Add New Life to an Old Boat

Five Ways to Add New Life to an Old Boat

Updated 10/8/2020 We all know that boats need regular attention to keep them in good condition and to allow for trouble-free days on the water. But aside from routine maintenance, there are a number of simple DIY projects that almost anyone can do that will not only...
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,...
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....