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Trip to Frankfort via the Kentucky River

Written by Capt. C. Richard Smith The beautiful Kentucky River has long been a favorite cruising ground of mine.  As a youngster, I fished in flat bottom johnboats on the Kentucky River.... More

Rockin’ for Lockin’ One Week Away;  Numerous Ways to Support

Although the Fox Chapel Marine / South Side Marina Rockin’ for Lockin’ Boaters’ Bash is only one week away, there are still numerous ways to contribute to the event that benefits... More

USCG Releases July 4th Fireworks River Closure

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh released the local river closures for the Fourth of July weekend.  Please be advised all river closures are subject to change by the U.S. Coast... More

Rockin’ for Lockin’ Boaters’ Bash Finds New Home; Offers New Twists

The 2017 Rockin’ for Lockin’ Boaters’ Bash presented by Fox Chapel Marine and South Side Marina has found a new home this summer.  The last several years the event has been... More

Safe Boating Week Kicks of with Event on North Shore

An informed public and safety-inspected watercraft will pay dividends during the 2017 Boating Season. U.S. Coast Guard national statistics annually prove that water enthusiasts are far... More

LSPS KY River Presentation

You are invited! The Louisville Sail and Power Squadron invites you to attend their Thursday, May 11th program, where Gerry Graves and David Hamilton from the Kentucky River Authority will talk... More

America's Boating Course for June

Brought to you courtesy of the Louisville Sail and Power Squadron: America’s Boating Course gives you the knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another... More

2017 OUPV and Master Course

If you've ever considered getting your OUPV (Six Pack) or Master MMC (Merchant Mariner Credential), you'll be glad to know that there will be a class starting May 20th in Louisville at the St.... More

Waterway Groups Gather for First LockFest at Allegheny River Lock and Dam 4

The Pittsburgh District and its waterways partners are hosting the first ever water safety LockFest 2017 this Saturday, May 11 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. At the event, attendees will learn how to... More

Kingfish Jeffersonville Installing Docks for Boaters

We have some great news for our boaters!  While we’re blessed with an 80 mile pool above Louisville, there can never be enough good places to visit, especially when they are nearby, offer... More

LSPS Boat Safety Courses

Also with the anticipation of the boating season comes boat safety classes.  Following is information on the Louisville Sail and Power Squadron’s next four class selections.  These... More

Boat Slip Listings and Classifieds

As the first spring flowers start to bloom, brokers tell me their phone activity increases with the outside air temperature.  Boat owners in marinas start to remove their shrink wrap, and those... More

ARDC Kick-off FUNdraiser Tickets On Sale

With the 2017 boating season just around the corner, the Allegheny River Development Corporation is kicking-off their fundraising campaign with their now annual ARDC Lock Kick-off Party .  The... More

Boat Show Wrap-Up; Dealer Open House Preview

For the first time ever, two separate boat shows came to Western Pennsylvania during the month of January.  The Pittsburgh Boat Show settled in for two weekends at the Monroeville Convention Center... More

Bridgewater Looks Again to Levy Boat Slip Tax; Regatta Fundraiser Planned

In 2010 the Council of the Borough of Bridgewater proposed an ordinance that would charge recreational boaters docked with in the Borough a 5% tax based on their seasonal docking fee.  After hearing... More

Pittsburgh Boat Show Wraps-Up; New Boat Show Set to Open

Although the 2017 Pittsburgh Boat Show is now in the books, boaters still have a chance to check out the all new Three Rivers Boat Show coming to downtown Pittsburgh this weekend.  ... More

USACE Announces Service Reductions at Allegheny Lock 5

The Allegheny River Development Corporation posted the following message on their Facebook page.  If you are a recreational boater on that uses the Allegheny River we urge you to read this update... More