Profile: Commodore Yacht Club

Profile: Commodore Yacht Club

June 28, 1975, started out as a typical Saturday at Nashville’s Commodore Yacht Club. But by 2 p.m., tragedy would strike the marina in what would become one of the city’s most costly fires on record. The fire, which began after a houseboat’s engine exploded, took 90...
Cruising the Quad Cities

Cruising the Quad Cities

There are a couple of odd things about the area on the Mississippi River called the Quad Cities. One is that it isn’t made up of four cities but five — Rock Island, Moline and East Moline (Ill.) and Davenport and Bettendorf (Iowa) — plus several satellite communities...
Profile: Waukegan Harbor & Marina

Profile: Waukegan Harbor & Marina

While walking along Lake Michigan near his home in southern Wisconsin, Thomas Ceparski had an epiphany. He loved the outdoors and being near the water, so why not see if he could combine the two as a career? He set out to do just that when he came across an...
Cruising Lake Cumberland

Cruising Lake Cumberland

A weekend at the lake conjurers up a myriad of opportunities. In particular, a summer escape to Lake Cumberland presents larger-than-life possibilities that range from high-powered poker runs and dazzling July 4th celebrations to exciting fishing tournaments,...
National Water Trails of the Heartland

National Water Trails of the Heartland

The National Water Trails system celebrated its fifth anniversary at the end of February. And a lot has happened to both increase use of America’s amazing water systems, and their stewardship by local communities, since water trails were added to the original National...