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Illinois River Open for Transient Boating

Illinois River Open for Transient Boating

After Summer and Fall closures by the US Army Corps of Engineers to make much needed repairs on locks and dams on the Illinois Waterway, the river that connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River is now open to transient boating and commerce. To avoid a long...
Homemade Raft Makes 1,700 Mile Mississippi Trip

Homemade Raft Makes 1,700 Mile Mississippi Trip

According to a recent news release by Velocity Public Affairs, on Tuesday, October 27th, Spare Key Executive Director Erich Mische [returned] home to St. Paul after a 1,700-mile, 56-day, ten-state journey down the Mississippi River on a 50-year old homemade raft...
WiFi Beyond The Dock

WiFi Beyond The Dock

Each year the NMEA members select “Products of Excellence” in marine electronics and according to a recent news release in 2020 the Wave WiFi Tidal Wave was selected as an Award winner in the WiFi /Cellular devices category The Wave WiFi Tidal Wave is a...
Walk the Mississippi River

Walk the Mississippi River

This week provides a rare opportunity for folks to walk the bottom of the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. The Army Corps of Engineers has lowered the water level near the falls to do routine inspections of the infrastructure below the surface. This brings the bottom...
Aspen Power Catamarans launches the new C108

Aspen Power Catamarans launches the new C108

Aspen Power Catamarans has completed the development and just launched an all-new 35’ Outboard Power Proa Catamaran. The new Aspen C108 expands on the company’s patented hull design featuring both non-symmetrical hulls and power that provide exceptional efficiency,...