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

Columbus Marina Under New Management

In 2019, Columbus Marina will begin the season under new management. Steve Arndt brings 15 years of marina management experience to the docks on the Tenn-Tom Waterway as the new GM.  Along with that experience comes a few updates to the Marina, including a renovated Captain’s Lounge with new furniture and a TV viewing area […] Read More

Profile: Kentucky Dam Marina

Bordering the west side of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky Lake is a major (160,300 acres!) reservoir on the Tennessee River that’s considered one of the best boating areas in the Midwest. Whether you want to fish, sail, paddle, golf, camp, dine or simply relax at a waterside resort, the lake […] Read More

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

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Special Delivery: From Lake of the Ozarks to Florida, Part 2

Eds. Note: You can read Part 1 of this story at https://quimbyscruisingguide.com/special-delivery-from-lake-of-the-ozarks-to-florida-part-1/. I’m a firm believer in the idea that the most dangerous thing on a boat is a schedule. A schedule makes you go faster than you should, leave when it would be better to stay put, and push later and farther than you […] Read More

Cruising The Great Horseshoe

A book excerpt from “Halcyon Days: Cruising America” by Bill and Ellen Fiero. We were in Eufaula to service engines and provision. The town, built on the bluffs over the Chattahoochee River and on the site of a former Creek village, is one of the beauties of Alabama. Brilliant azaleas and dogwoods bloomed along the […] Read More

Exploring the Alabama Scenic Water Trail

The beauty of the Coosa River once inspired the 19th-century English poets who journeyed to the United States. Now a part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT), the Coosa is one of the waterways connecting 43 rivers, lakes and streams that wind their way for nearly 6,000 miles from northeast Alabama to the state’s […] Read More

Eating Your Way Along the Inland Waterways

Part of the fun of traveling on or along Heartland waterways is discovering new places, new people and, for some, new restaurants. To help you reach the levels of gastronomic joy, we’ve compiled a list of our all-time favorites — along with one promising new spot. Harbor View Cafe – Pepin, Wisconsin On the east […] Read More

Profile: Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama

For boaters who frequently ply the Tennessee-Tombigee Waterway, Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is likely a well-known waypoint on the chartplotter. The marina is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist town and is also offers protection from fast-rising storms. With 76 slips, 10 of which are available […] Read More

Profile: Bay Springs Marina

If you were to Google the phrase “best kept secret on the Tenn-Tom,” you might land on Bay Springs Lake and Bay Springs Marina, located at Mile 412. The marina opened to the public in 1984 while the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was still undergoing excavation by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in what is considered to […] Read More