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2021 Quimby’s Cruising Guide Now Available

Long before Route 66 and Highway 101 imbued a sense of road trip wanderlust in the minds of travelers across the country, the nation’s highways consisted of the many navigable waterways that moved from one state or territory to the next — the original road trip, albeit via a floating vessel. To this day, these […] Read More

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

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 enhance your boating experience but also improve the […] Read More

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 river communities, historic sites […] Read More

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. Home to the largest lock and dam on the river, the city also […] Read More

Virtual Town Tour: Mobile, Alabama

EXPLORING MOBILE By Bobbye Miller Kenyon Situated on Alabama’s southern coastline, Mobile sports mild temperatures and scenic locales with lots to see and do, combined with a 300-year history. Also known as “The Port City,” Mobile is the oldest city in the state. It is home to the second largest river delta and wetland in […] Read More

Virtual Town Tour: Paducah, Kentucky

By Shelley Byrne At the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, Paducah, Ky., offers rest and relaxation with an award-winning transient boat dock adjacent to a newly constructed park extending into the Ohio River. Within two blocks of the dock are the seasonal farmers’ market, the National Quilt Museum of the United States, Holiday […] Read More

Virtual Town Tour: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

By Capt. Terry Grantz Pittsburgh is a city that has never forgotten its roots as a hard-working, blue collar town, built at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Now, however, it is also a bustling hub of culture, nightlife and culinary delights. Rivers Casino is downtown Pittsburgh’s only casino and home to […] Read More

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

Virtual Town Tour: Chattanooga, Tennessee

With the nearby scenic landscapes and wildlife viewing of the Tennessee River Gorge along with a vibrant, walkable downtown and the Tennessee Aquarium, there is so much to see and do in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Tennessee River curls around downtown Chattanooga, once a trading post named Ross’s Landing for John Ross, a chief of the […] Read More