From The Point at Pittsburgh to the Mississippi River could be the first part of a trip to Florida, the East Coast, the Bahamas or around the world. But if you lack the time (or money) to take such an extravagant journey, a cruise to Marietta, Ohio, just 173 miles down the river from Pittsburgh, can still offer much boating enjoyment.
If you’ve spent any time at all on the inland rivers and lakes of the United States, then you know that boating here is different. The scenery and atmosphere are different. The water and weather are different. Even the boats and some of the boating rules are different. These differences are a big […] 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
Curated by Gary Kramer — Quimby’s Cruising Guide resource, content and feature article contributor from 2006 to 2013 In 1962, a talented, unique and now legendary woman began publishing mimeographed copies of her notes about traveling on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Now, 60 years later, we pay tribute to Mildred Quimby, whose original […] 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
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
By Shelley Byrne At the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers, Paducah, Ky., offers rest and relaxation with an award-winning transient boat dock adjacent to a newly constructed park extending into the Ohio River. Within two blocks of the dock are the seasonal farmers’ market, the National Quilt Museum of the United States, Holiday […] 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