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Quimby’s Photo Contest

Quimby’s Photo Contest

The second annual Quimby’s Cruising Guide photo contest will highlight amateur photographs taken along the Inland & Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. The contest will run through September 3, 2021. There will be five main categories: Nature, Wildlife, People,...
River Pilot Canoes Length of Mississippi River

River Pilot Canoes Length of Mississippi River

By Frank McCormack Plenty of people have a lifelong dream, but few go on to achieve it. As of August 8, Joey Cargol, a Gretna, La., resident and river pilot known on the Mississippi River as “Crescent 50,” did just that when he reached the sea buoy at the mouth of the...
Mississippi River Islands

Mississippi River Islands

At 2,348 miles, the Mississippi River is the fourth largest in the world and the second largest drainage system in North America. Shifting its path throughout history, certain land masses have come and gone — including numerous islands that occupy the channel. A large...
Anchoring Along the Inland Waterways

Anchoring Along the Inland Waterways

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...
Cruising The Tennessee River

Cruising The Tennessee River

The boat is ready to go, and your course is charted. Traveling the river is a way of life for some and a bucket list adventure for others.  A cruise on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tenn., to Paducah, Ky., will take you through nine locks and dams and pass by...