‘Captain Pip’ Becomes New Owner of TowBoatUS Clear Lake

‘Captain Pip’ Becomes New Owner of TowBoatUS Clear Lake

In 1996, Capt. Philip Bauerlein helped TowBoatUS Clear Lake founding owner Capt. Dave Huston get the then-new, 24-hour towing business for recreational boaters off the ground by sharing his knowledge about commercial vessel towing. Now, 22 years later, Bauerlein,...
Five Tips for July Fourth Boating Safety

Five Tips for July Fourth Boating Safety

Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant...
2018 Top 10 Boat Names Released

2018 Top 10 Boat Names Released

Boat names can reveal a lot about the personality, passion and life experiences of a boat owner. This year, BoatUS decoded the most popular boat names ordered through its online boat graphics and lettering service at BoatUS.com/BoatGraphics, producing a revealing list...
Fees Are Waived For Recreational Boaters On Erie Canal

Fees Are Waived For Recreational Boaters On Erie Canal

For a second straight year, the Canal Corporation Board of Directors approved a plan to waive tolls for recreational vessels on the Erie Canal in 2018. The waiver was announced in February at the New York Power Authority and Canals Board meeting. Tolls, normally $25...
Chicago River to Be Transformed

Chicago River to Be Transformed

In a major speech, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined Building on Burnham, a comprehensive plan to invest in the Lakefront, the Chicago River, natural areas and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods across the city. This plan follows the Mayor’s successful...