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Join At Cleveland Boat Show

Once again is heading north to the Mid-America Boat Show at the IX Center outside of Cleveland and we are inviting all of you to come join us.  Although the show is not... More

Locks Will Be Open for 2011; New Funding Sources Sought For Future

It was the typical situation of some good news, but a lot more bad news for the boaters, marina owners and other interested parties concerned with the future of the locks on the upper Allegheny River. ... More

Urgent!!! Call to Action – Upper Allegheny River Locks to Close Permanently

The waters of the upper Allegheny River offer boaters majestic scenery, top notch fishing and ample opportunities for watersports.  However, access to this part of the river may be nothing more... More

Pittsburgh Boats Opens its Doors on North Side

Because of the economic climate, recreational boating sales and service centers are dwindling in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  This has left many boaters with few places to turn when searching for... More

Time Again To Vote For the 2010 Best Boater Bar

There is something to be said about taking the boat out with some friends and heading to one of the various river front bars dotting the shores of our three rivers.  Well, our friends at More

Twelve Gift Ideas for Boaters from the U. S. Coast Guard

PITTSBURGH , PA -- As the holidays draw near, the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to offer some holiday gift ideas for boaters to help them stay safe all year... More

Outboard Vessel Storage Tips Provided by U.S. Coast Guard

PITTSBURGH, PA - To help outboard motor boat enthusiasts protect their vessels over the winter, the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary offer the following storage tips:    ... More

U.S. Coast Guard Offers Fall Boating Tips

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Many boaters who have put their boats away for the year shortly after Labor Day are missing out on a variety of boating opportunities available in the fall months. The cooler... More

2010 Photos Updated, Submit Your Own!

As you can imagine, it has been a busy few months as summer has gone by for all of us way too quick. During this time, we have had a chance to take many boating photos, but getting them off of our... More

U.S. Coast Guard Urges Participation in Waterway Watch Program

PITTSBURGH, PA -- With September being National Preparedness Month, the United States Coast Guard urges all Americans to look beyond their home environments and be vigilant on our nation's waters, including... More

Upcoming Events Impact Boaters

Don’t shoot the messenger, but has some news that will have an impact on local boaters in the upcoming weeks. All boaters using the Allegheny River should be aware that Lock... More

Fox Chapel Marine Hosts Demo Days This Weekend

If you didn't get to demo Fox Chapel Marine 's 2010 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer with Axius controls at the Boater's Bash last weekend, don't miss your last chance this weekend at their Open House and Demo... More

Boaters' Bash Raises Record Amount

The numbers are finally in for the 2010 Rockin’ the River Boaters’ Bash for Charity.  Through a great deal of hard work and various donations from local businesses and individuals the event raised... More

Clear Your Calendar; First Steeler Tailgate Party Saturday Night

Come join as we celebrate the start of the 2010 football season.  This Saturday night the Steelers take on the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field and is inviting... More

Boaters' Bash Draws Record Numbers; Final Numbers Not Yet In

They say fine wine gets better with age.  Well, wine is not the only thing that gets better as it gets older.  The Rockin’ the River Boaters’ Bash for Charity just wrapped up its third year... More

2010 Kiski Float Well Worth the Trip

The boating Gods once again smiled on everyone that turned out for the 2010 Kiski River Float Trip.  The weather was perfect, the water was just right and good times were had... More

Registration Closed; Tickets/Dockage Still Available Saturday

The extended registration for the 2010 Rockin’ the River Boaters’ Bash for Charity is now closed.  But don’t worry if you didn’t get to sign up and would still like to attend, there are still... More

Beat The Heat Safely While Boating This Summer

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary remind boaters to stay cool and safe while on the water during these Dog Days of Summer.  Remember the followng tips:... More

2010 Boaters’ Bash for Charity Update: Registration Deadline is Monday; Chinese Auction List grows

Don't miss out on one of the most popular boating events of the summer!  The deadline to register for the 2010 Rockin’ the River Boaters’ Bash for Charity sponsored by Fox Chapel Marine... More

The 2010 River Trip / Float Trip

Every river trip we take seems to be better than the last.  They somehow just get better and better.  However, last year’s float down the Kiski River was a blast and we were overwhelmed with... More

U.S. Coast Guard Urges Boaters To "SAVE LIFE"

PITTSBURGH , PA -- To help keep boaters and anglers safe on the water this season, the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxliiary recommends the following tips, which you can remember... More

Are you Connected? Facebook Connect on! and Facebook are now connected! Users of the Boaters forum can now link their Facebook account with their Boater’s Forum account in order to utilize the same login... More

You Gotta Regatta - OYC Style

You Gotta Regatta – OYC Style! The Oakmont Yacht Club still has limited dockage available to the public for their annual Regatta held the weekend of July 23 -25.  The OYC Regatta combines events... More

Coast Guard Says, "Help Your Kids Float With A `PFD'"

COAST GUARD SAYS, "HELP YOUR KIDS FLOAT WITH A `PFD'" This past July 4th weekend, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel noticed children without life jackets "bow riding" while their... More Hosts Pre-Concert Party

Join for North Shore Pre-Concert Party When boats gather at the North Shore for several days, it can only mean two things: there is a Steelers game coming up or a major concert. ... More

Fox Chapel Sponsors Boaters' Bash; Registration Deadline July 26

The organizers of the Third Annual Rockin’ the River Boaters’ Bash for charity are putting the finishing touches on what is sure to be another spectacular event for the boating community.  First... More

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Seven Tips to Stay Safe on the 4th of July

DANGER AHEAD:  4 th of July is the busiest, and often deadliest time of the Boating Season U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Seven Tips to Stay Safe on the 4th of July   PITTSBURGH,... More

2010 Three Rivers Regatta Safety Zone Info Released

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the description and chart of the river closures for July 3rd and 4th. Please keep in mind that the safety zones are always subject to change due to weather conditions... More

SEA Seeks Funds For Riverfront Park Maintenance

Most boaters from all three rivers have at some point made the trip to the North Shore in downtown Pittsburgh .  Whether it was to catch a Steelers game, a Kenny Chesney concert or even... More

Blessing of the Fleet Will Focus On Boating Safety

Flotilla Commander Norman Arbes announced at the Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting, Monday night, that he will be inaugurating Flotilla 7-2s new informational display at the Blessing of the Fleet event... More

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Urges Caution Around Dams

Mindful of a Coast Guard Auxiliary training patrol who rescued a family of three in the Allegheny River last week, Auxiliary Flotilla 78 staff want boaters to be aware of conditions like strong water... More

Cornhole League Hits Midpoint of Season

Pgh CornHole is taking its mid season break and will not play June 23 so what better time for a recap of the season so far. The first week brought us beautiful weather and the eight teams all got introduced... More

Congrats to the 2010 Boat Name Contest Winner and Pittsburgh Watercolors would like to congratulate Michael Gielarowski, the winner of the 2010 Boat Name Contest.  “Almostwrecked” won Michael a prize... More

2010 Mon River Trip Recap

This past Friday afternoon, three boats headed up the Monongahela River on their way to McKees Point Marina , the first stop on the 2010 river trip.  Although several... More

Emsworth Locks Repair Photos, Now "Re-open for rec boats"

If you have not yet heard, the Emsworth locks are again open for recreational traffic. Of course, they were not officially closed to any kind of traffic during the last month. However, we say that... More

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Urges Vessel Safety Checks

The 2010 National Safe Boating Week will get underway this Saturday, May 22 and last until May 28. Before heading out on the water, boaters should consider how safe their vessels are for this week... More

Gas on the Beaver River Thanks to River Harbour Marina

Many boaters take for granted that gas is readily available on the river near where they cruise. However, for boaters in the Montgomery pool of the Ohio River, including the hundreds of boats on the... More

2010 River Trip – Back To Where It Started

The first ever River Trip took us up the Monongahela River for a weekend of great boating and fond memories. Since then we have traveled the Ohio and then last year we went up the... More 2010 Boat Name Contest - Vote Now!

Some things in life are all about quality over quantity. Well, that is the case with the entries for the 2010 Boat Name Contest sponsored by Watercolors of Pittsburgh. Although... More

The Third Annual Rockin' the River Boaters' Bash for Charity Preview

The last few years, the Kenny Chesney concert has been the best party on the North Shore and one of the highlights of the boating season. Unfortunately Kenny decided to take a break this summer. ... More

Pgh CornHole Summer League Signup Extended

What could be better than a little boating, a little socializing and some good old fun competition??? If these three things interest you, then sign up for the inaugural season of the Pittsburgh Cornhole... More

Water Safety Night 2010 - May 20th and 21st

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in once again sponsoring Water Safety Night at PNC Park on May 20 and 21 st .  Come and browse the displays put on by various boating agencies on Friday evening before... More 2010 Boat Name Contest - Entry Deadline

Last Chance to Submit your entry for the "Best Boat Name Contest" sponsored by Watercolors of Pittsburgh All entries for the contest must be submitted by May 17,2010. The... More

Paddle at the Point tries for record; Power boaters face minor river closures

If you like to do a little paddling in addition to (or instead of) a power boating, here is a chance to be a part of something special. Help put Pittsburgh's watershed on the map and set a new Guinness... More Updates

This has been a busy spring once again for the staff at We have been spent many hours updating various areas of the site. Here are some of the highlights: Event Calendar – looking... More 2010 Boat Name Contest sponsored by Watercolors of Pittsburgh

It’s time once again for the annual Boat Name Contest. Many boaters agonize for hours about what to name their pride and joy. Some are really creative, while others could be considered classic. Well,... More

Pgh CornHole Summer League

As summer time nears, so does the time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. As boaters, we hope you will be excited about this opportunity to interact with your friends and fellow boaters. Pgh CornHole... More

Congrats to the Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the five winners of the 2009 Photo Contest. Photos submitted by Steve Kruse (Best Sunrise/Sunset), Dave Battaglia (Best Scenery), George Reese (Best Water Sports),... More

Spillage, Sewage and Pollutions Dos and Don'ts

When your car is leaking oil, usually the worst thing that can happen is an ugly stain on your garage floor. The same leak from your boat in the middle of summer is a whole different story. There are... More

Product Spotlight: Nowak Commercial Refinishing

An alternative "cure" for that dull old boat Although most boaters appear to be completely healthy to the untrained eye, there is a little known know disease that affects roughly 95%... More

Redfin Blues Named Best Boater Bar would like to congratulate Redfin Blues for be named Pittsburgh’s Best Boater Bar by the readers of . Redfin Blues , located at Washington’s Landing Marina, has long... More

Surprising Crowd Gathers for 2010 Boat Show

The 2010 Pittsburgh Boat Show underwent several changes for its 50th Anniversary; most notably a move to the Monroeville Convention Center from the D. L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.... More

2009 Photo Contest Finalists

Last year's scenery winner! After a great deal of deliberating, arguing, and some physical violence, the staff at finally chose the five finalists in each category for the 2009... More

New Year Thanks

As the New Year is upon us, the Staff at would like to a moment thank everyone for their support! We are thankful for all of the kind words; whether it is simple comment at one of... More

Change marks 50th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Boat Show

After fifty years of existence, most things change and evolve with the times. The same can be said for the Pittsburgh Boat Show. The biggest change for the 2010 Pittsburgh Boat Show will include a new... More

2009 Photo Contest

Now that the holidays have past, the holiday parties are all over, and New Years celebrations have ended, it is a great time to look back and reflect upon all of the good times we had boating last summer.... More

Bridgewater Proposes Docking Fee Ordinance

Once again a local government is attempting to squeeze more money from boaters in Western Pennsylvania. However, it is not the City of Pittsburgh this time; Bridgewater Borough that rests along the Beaver... More

Coast Guard Auxiliary Urges Safer Boating

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Coast Guard Auxliiary, Flotilla 78, is offering four easy-to-follow tips to those who resolve to be safer boaters and water enthusiasts this year: Always wear your life jacket.... More