The Monongahela River is formed at the junction of the West Fork and Tygart rivers, just above Fairmont, W.Va., and provides 128 miles of navigable water down to The Point in Pittsburgh. This river provides industrial scenery in this area, and a cruise here shows why Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City.
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
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 Inland Waterways are full of historic markers and scenic beauty. One aspect that distinctly sets one mile apart from another is the myriad bridges that span from one bank to the next. A highlight of any thru-boating trip is getting to see these various structures and the communities that they serve. Take a look […] Read More
Chattanooga, Tennessee A revitalized riverfront is the springboard for things to do in this picturesque and diverse Southern town. It connects to parks, restaurants, shops and downtown attractions like the nationally recognized Tennessee Aquarium — home to 10,000 animals, an IMAX theater and the River Gorge Explorer excursion boat. Whether you’re a history buff, […] Read More
The Coast Guard has issued a statement advising safety for recreational boaters along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers, near Point State Park, due to congestion in the waterway. “To help ensure safety and facilitate commerce on our three rivers, we would ask all recreational boaters to remain outside the navigable channel […] Read More
There are folks who have boated for years and have never gone through a lock. Then, there are those who enter a lock virtually every time they motor out to a favorite anchorage, fishing spot or waterside restaurant — not to mention cruisers who lock through regularly to en route to their final destination. […] Read More
HeartLand Boating first outlined the reduction of lock service on the Ouachita River in our June issue (see “Locks in Danger” in Waterlines). Now, the Waterways Council Inc., the national public policy organization that advocates for a properly funded and well-maintained system of inland waterways, has reported that the Corps of Engineers has implemented […] Read More