The Mississippi River System is the third largest river system in the world. It has played a significant role in our country’s history, commerce, agriculture, art, literature and recreation. Beginning as a trickle at Lake Itasca, Minn., it flows 2,348 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
Updated: 5/12/2022 As you’re preparing for that summer cruise, here are a few “tricks of the trade” that could make your life easier. Sure, you’re familiar with some of this stuff, but if you’re not out there 24/7, important skills can get buried in the aft locker. Plus, as you read this article, you’ll likely […] Read More
America’s Great Loop is truly one of the most unique travel experiences in the World. Covering over 5,000 miles, 11 different waterways and two countries, boaters have a chance to explore the different cultural and geographical landscapes that this region of North America has to offer. And the inland section—comprised of the Illinois River, Mississippi […] Read More
Guest post by Kate Carney. Kate is a writer and Great Looper, having traveled 8,000 miles on their 31-foot Camano, “Sweet Day”. We really enjoyed our time on the Great Lakes, but they could be a bit stressful. We were always watching for weather windows to slip in miles, dodging high winds and waves and […] Read More
Thank you to all that participated in the 2021 Photo Contest. Below are the contest winners that will appear in the printed guide — available at the end of February. Keep an eye out for that edition to see the overall winner. 2021 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway […] Read More
Let’s face it, 2020 was not the best of years for nearly everything — including events. Luckily, with the official 2021 boating season just around the corner, events are back — and that means the sound of boats on the water and people on the banks of river festivals around the Heartland. Take a look […] Read More
Updated: 5/13/2021 The inland waterways are full of scenic points to anchor for a short period of time or as an overnight stay. There are some important steps to follow when anchoring your boat along these river systems. Short-term Anchoring To anchor for a few hours, it is best to use a light mushroom anchor […] Read More
Updated: 4/29/202 This Riverfront is now open to recreational and commercial use. In late 2020, Hannibal put the finishing touches on the $6.6 million project. Overall, this development serves as a blueprint to what is possible regarding a multimodal riverport for a medium sized town on one of America’s waterways — that both serves commercial […] Read More