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

TowBoatUS Opens New Locations in Racine, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill.

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois-Wisconsin border, replace TowBoatUS Kenosha, essentially doubling the company’s […] Read More

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

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

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TowBoatUS Starved Rock Opens

Captain Gareth Stamm, who began operating TowBoatUS Joliet on the Illinois River last year, has extended his service westward, with the opening of TowBoatUS Starved Rock, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “This is an incredibly popular recreational-boating area,” Stamm said, noting that his Joliet base was too far away to give […] Read More

Maritime Group Urges Congress To Fund Carp Efforts

UnLock Our Jobs (UOJ), a coalition of business and industry supporting environmentally friendly domestic maritime commerce organizations, sent a letter to key members of Congress urging funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to further support efforts undertaken in Illinois to slow, stop and reverse the migration of Asian carp through cost-effective measures. In […] Read More

TowBoatUS St. Charles Has New Owner and Home Base

Paul Hopkins, the owner of Port Charles Harbor Marina in St. Charles, Mo., is the new owner of TowBoatUS St. Charles. “TowBoatUS has been providing great service to Mississippi River boaters for the last seven years,” Hopkins said. “As soon as we learned the former owner was leaving, we contacted BoatUS and said we wanted […] Read More

Eating Your Way Along the Inland Waterways

Part of the fun of traveling on or along Heartland waterways is discovering new places, new people and, for some, new restaurants. To help you reach the levels of gastronomic joy, we’ve compiled a list of our all-time favorites — along with one promising new spot. Harbor View Cafe – Pepin, Wisconsin On the east […] Read More

2016 Asian Carp Action Plan Released

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced the release of the 2016 Asian Carp Control Action Plan on April 26. Formerly called the Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework, the document outlines the strategic and coordinated actions federal, provincial, state and local partners are taking to stop the introduction, spread and establishment of Asian carp […] Read More

Living on the Edge

For anyone who is passionate about boating, the idea of having a vacation home on the water – and near your boat – has probably crossed your mind. But with so many options out there for waterfront living, it’s important to think long and hard about what you want most in a waterfront property, and […] Read More