Inland Waterways – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Quimby’s Photo Contest

The third annual Quimby’s Cruising Guide photo contest will highlight amateur photographs taken along the Inland & Gulf Intracoastal Waterways. The contest will run through January 31, 2023. There will be five main categories: Nature, Wildlife, People, Marinas and Anything Goes. Winners will be announced online and have their photos published in the 2023 printed […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Cruising & Cooking over The Holidays

Updated 11/24/2021 Plan on cruising over the Holidays?  Being aboard your boat over Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quite the experience.  And, sure, it can be easy to dock for those two holidays and escape to the comfort of a nearby restaurant to celebrate; however, cooking and entertaining aboard is enjoyable and something that your […] Read More

2021 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos throughout the year of your boating adventures on the waterways through the Heartland. Below are the 2021 semi-finalists — including the various boats, marinas, crew, wildlife, scenery and animal companions along the way. Read More

Fall Cruising Tips 2021

While it’s true that across much of the inland waterways the summer months offer the fairest weather for boating, by limiting your on-water adventures to a three- or four-month window, you’re not only cutting the available season short but missing out on some extraordinary conditions that many boaters consider highlights of their annual time on […] Read More

Hannibal Riverfront Project Making Strides

Updated: 4/29/202 This Riverfront is now open to recreational and commercial use. In late 2020, Hannibal put the finishing touches on the $6.6 million project. Overall, this development serves as a blueprint to what is possible regarding a multimodal riverport for a medium sized town on one of America’s waterways — that both serves commercial […] Read More

2021 Quimby’s Cruising Guide Now Available

Long before Route 66 and Highway 101 imbued a sense of road trip wanderlust in the minds of travelers across the country, the nation’s highways consisted of the many navigable waterways that moved from one state or territory to the next — the original road trip, albeit via a floating vessel. To this day, these […] Read More

Asian Carp Fishing Method Being Tested In Kentucky

By Shelley Byrne A commercial fisherman harvested close to 60,000 pounds of Asian carp from one bay in 48 hours as part of a fishing method being tested in Kentucky for the first time. Often referred to as either haul seining or beach seining, the method involves running a net out into the bay and […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Virtual Town Tour: Paducah, Kentucky

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