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

Cruising the Upper Mississippi River: Winery Stops Close to Transient Docks

Updated 4/22/21 There are a couple of things in the Mississippi River Valley during the beginning of boating season that go well together: Cruising and Drinking Wine. Other than the bucolic scenery along the way that this region provides, there are many wineries that can be accessible with a quick Uber or taxi ride from […] Read More

American Cruise Lines Launches New Music Cities Cruise In 2021

Guilford, CT—October 28, 2020—American Cruise Lines has planned the biggest season ever on the Mississippi for 2021; introducing two new modern riverboats, a brand new Music Cities cruise between Nashville and Memphis, fifteen new shore excursions up-and-down the River, all-private transportation on shore, and new enrichment programs on board. From late February through December, American’s […] Read More

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

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7 Things Every Great Looper Should Know

Updated: 10/15/20 Ever dreamed about cruising the 6,000 miles of America’s Great Loop in your own boat? Sure you have. It’s one of the greatest boating adventures in the world, circumnavigating eastern North America by water. Short of hitching a covered wagon to a team of horses and hitting the trail, there’s no better way […] Read More

Virtual Town Tour: Lake City, Minnesota

History, legend and stunning landscapes combined with plenty of modern amenities all help make Lake City, Minn., a paradise for boaters. The city is located along the widest stretch of the Mississippi River, on the banks of Lake Pepin, the largest naturally occurring lake on the river. Known as the birthplace of water skiing, boaters […] Read More

Asian Carp Fishing Method Being Tested In Kentucky

By Shelley Byrne A commercial fisherman harvested close to 60,000 pounds of Asian carp from one bay in 48 hours as part of a fishing method being tested in Kentucky for the first time. Often referred to as either haul seining or beach seining, the method involves running a net out into the bay and […] 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

Wildlife on The Waterways: Cruising and Camping

  Ohio River Islands   Covering over 362 miles of the Upper Ohio River, this conservation area is a collection of twenty-two islands and four mainland stretches. As the Ohio is one of the nation’s busiest inland waterways – through commercial and recreational interests – the refuge area protects 3,440 acres of land and underwater […] Read More

A Floating Island in the midst of Historic Floods

The city of Grafton sits at a unique position along the confluence of the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers and is a popular spot for local and transient boaters – as well as motorists from across the country traveling the Great River Road. With the 2019 tourist season just underway, the city of Grafton has been […] Read More