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American Sternwheel Association - The American Sternwheel Association (ASA) is an educational and social organization dedicated to the proliferation of paddlewheel vessels. To accomplish this goal, the ASA attempts to inform the public about advantages, typical uses, uniqueness and other reasons for owning a paddlewheel boat.
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American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship - An unforgettable journey through America’s maritime history.
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American Waterways Operators - The leading national advocate for the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry. The American Waterways Operators is the national trade association representing the owners and operators of tugboats, towboats, and barges serving the waterborne commerce of the United States. Its mission is to promote the long term economic soundness of the industry, and to enhance the industry’s ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation, through advocacy, public information, and the establishment of safety standards.
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AquaRon Duwvaart - This site concerns my work as a captain on an inland shipping ship, a pusher. The Herkules X. I sail mainly in the Netherlands and Germany. This site is about my job as a captain on a ship.
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m/v Barbara H Sternwheel Towboat - Built in 1923 for Standard Oil of Ohio, The BARBARA H (formerly the DONALD B) is the oldest unaltered sternwheel towboat in operation and the largest sternwheeler moored between Cincinnati & Louisville.
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Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson - The official website for the Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson. Get the latest on steamboat races, public cruises, private charters, and more.
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Boat Docking - Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft - by Charles Low - Boat Docking explains everything you could possibly want to know about how to dock a boat.
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Boat Photo Museum - Dan Owen’s hobby of photography and collecting boat photos developed into a part-time business as he began supplying photos to other hobbyists and coworkers. His collection now includes more than 52,000 photographs (primarily black/white) of over 18,800 different inland towboats and coastal tugs. Over the years several thousand individuals, companies and hobbyists have contributed boat photos, which he has incorporated into his collection, while others have willed their entire collection to him.
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Boat Racing Forums - Boat Racing Forums and Resources.
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Boatworkers - Employed in the maritime industry? Pilots, wheelman, engineers, tankermen, deck mates, deck hands, cooks, barge maintenance personnel and others can find hundreds of opportunities in the burgoneing vessel supply and tug industry.
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BookSquare.com - A comprehensive directory of books.
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Brown Water Mariners Chat - A clean, monitored, and informative chat room for brown water mariners.
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Captain Jimmy’s Mississippi River System
- Vessels & Operators:   Databases of Specifications, Cargos, Addresses, Phones
- Locks & Dams:   Database of Specifications and Locations
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Daily Online Shipping News - A trade and transportation industry website.
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Dick’s Towboat Gallery - Featuring towboats on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
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Famous Maritime Ships and Their Freight Cargo - Boats of all sizes serve the essential purpose of providing passage for individuals and cargo across bodies of water. While some boats are small and meant to be recreational, others have served a greater purpose and have played a significant role in history.
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Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping - Information on Great Lakes cargo, a photo gallery, Great Lakes shipwreck files, museum, calendar of events and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
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Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association - Building, promoting, & protecting the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway since 1905. The mission of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to ensure the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is maintained, operated and improved to provide the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally-sound water transportation route in our nation, serving petrochemical facilities, refineries, farms, mines, ports, commercial fisheries, recreation and more.
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Hartford, John - A special memorial page in memory of John Hartford, 1937-2001, plus the original johnhartford.com music, video, CD, and photographs.
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HeartLand Boating - Monthly magazine for recreational boaters on lakes and rivers in America’s heartland.
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Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society - HSPS is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our office is located in the tiny hamlet of Lamb, Indiana, at mile 546 of the Ohio River. The Board of Directors, crewmembers and volunteers at HSPS are all like-minded people interested in the preservation of authentic/vintage sternwheel vessels, including the history and artifacts of these vessels. Due to Coast Guard restrictions, the BARBARA H cannot be "hired" for public river cruises, however, it can be hired as a dockside attraction vessel. We can offer guided or self-guided tours of this authentic sternwheel towboat. Visitors can enjoy seeing and touching vintage equipment that was used on the inland rivers 80 years ago. Groups of 12 people can follow our tour guides on 15-minute tours of the vessel’s various areas. Self-guided tours allow visitors to inspect the vessel at their own pace. As the oldest sternwheel towboat in operation, and a National Historic Landmark, the BARBARA H makes an excellent venue for rivertown festivals, historical society meetings, weddings and similar events.
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Howard Steamboat Museum - Step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era with a tour of the HOWARD STEAMBOAT MUSEUM. This beautiful 1894 home--built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville, Indiana--features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, and intricate carvings throughout--even a grand staircase!
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Incorporation - Protect yourself and your business assets by incorporating using LegalAce’s tools to decide on the right form of business for you.
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Indiana Waterways - River books and programs. The waterways of Indiana are an important part of the geography and history of the state. The rivers and streams provide a sense of remoteness that can be found in few places in modern Indiana.
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Inland Marine Radio History Archive Collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of radio’s use on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River system.
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Joe McWilliams’ Mother Load Shantyboat Page - What follows is years of work by Joe McWilliams. This Shantyboat information was not available on the web for quite some time, but here’s Joe McWilliams’ mother load Shantyboat Page now hosted at www.handyman.coop. Enjoy! Thanks Joe for sharing your files.
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Kentucky Lock Addition - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. Background info, photo gallery, design and construction info, and progress reports.
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Life on the River - David Estrada’s Mississippi River site shares his real life account of working and living on towboats and riverboats on the rivers of this land. His river site includes stories, pictures, and general information about his experiences as a deckhand and tankerman on towboats over the past four years on the river.
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Lock & Dam 15 in Rock Island, IL (Live Eagle Cam & River Cam!) - Corp of Engineers’ live web cams overlooking Lock & Dam 15 in Rock Island, IL.
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Louisville Business Directory - InsideLouisville.com - Louisville KY Business Directory.
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Louisville Contractors Directory - InsideLouisville.com - Louisville KY Business Directory.
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Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi - “Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi” is a celebration, in Twain’s own words, of a young country boy’s transformation into a Mississippi River steamboat pilot, “the only unfettered and entirely independent human being that lived on the Earth.”
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Meriwether Lewis Foundation - Today the Captain Meriwether Lewis remains as a historic museum vessel along the banks of the Missouri River, in the Brownville State Recreation Area. It is operated by a non-profit organization, the Meriwether Lewis Foundation, and houses the Museum of Missouri River History.
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Mighty Muddy - Come on over to San Michez, at the crossroads where crazy wisdom meets lazy rhythm….
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National Waterways Conference, Inc. - From the nation’s earliest days, low-cost water transportation has allowed America to grow and prosper. But unsound Federal waterways proposals often threaten the country’s economic growth. The National Waterways Conference was founded to ensure adequate waterways investment and to encourage a sensible approach to user taxes and fees.
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Navigation Information Connection - U.S. inland waterways information. Real-time data reporting on lock conditions, tow performance, summary reports, and vessel locations.
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North American Steamboat Association - The purpose of the North American Steam Boat Association is to provide a correspondence link among hobby steamboaters; form a steamboat organization similar to the Steam Boat Association of Great Britain; insure continuation of a North American steamboat organization and magazine in the future; have a steamboating magazine "The Smokestack" for steamboaters and by steamboaters; and try for a North American meet for all of North America to attend.
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Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. - The leader in AT/B engineering and design. See their gallery of photos of all sort of tugs and barges!
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Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) - The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) is a dynamic trade organization focused on the issues and concerns most relevent to owners and operators of passenger vessels, manufacturers of maritime-related products and services, and other service companies dedicated to achieving a common goal… working to develop a superior business environment for all.
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Plum Lick Publishing, Inc. & Author David Dick - Plum Lick Publishing in Bourbon County, Kentucky - Featuring the titles of author David Dick, Emmy Award Winning Correspondent and CBS News, Retired
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Point Pleasant River Museum - The Point Pleasant River Museum focuses on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers.
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Port of New Orleans - Port of New Orleans facts, picture and description of Port facilities along the Mississippi River and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, live photos of operations at various Port facilities, and real time database of current and pending vessels in Port. Very impressive site!
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Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) - Founded in 1992, PAL is a nonprofit trade association formed to aid in the advancement of Louisiana ports, which, in turn, encourages economic development within the State of Louisiana.
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River Bill’s - A website for the Alton Pool boating community on the Mississippi River.
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River Heritage Museum - Paducah, Kentucky - Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.
The River School
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Riverbend Towatcher’s Logbook - A photographic record of towboat movements on the Upper Mississippi River from Alton to mile 25 on the Lower Illinois.
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Shawnee Harbor, Inc. @ RiverRatt.Com - Great information on the marine industry at the Shawnee Harbor Inc. website such as Ohio River stages, crest and current speed, links to many towing industries, links to government agencies such as the Coast Guard and Corp. of Engineers, Government forms and applications, pilot applications, study questions, and much more!
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Shove It With a Tow Boat! - T. J. Morgan’s Inland River Barging Industry website. River history, photos, river music, Mark Twain… you name it, he’s got it! A fun site to visit!
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Skimoil, Inc. - A specialty design/ manufacturer and distributor of marine and industrial pollution control equipment and systems. specializing in oil skimmers, oil water separators and waste minimization for the manufacturing, marine, petroleum, and utility industries.
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Steamboating the Rivers - Franz Neumeier’s site on steamboat history and facts. Listen to steamboat whistles and calliope sound! Great old and new photos!
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Stern Watch - Working on a Mississippi River Boat: A lot of people have no idea what it means to work on the river. Check out this site to see how they eat, sleep, and live!
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Superfoot - Mason’s Landing Lighthouse - Visit our castle! A lighthouse on the Ohio River at mile 717.5 which will display a lot of river items used in the area.
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Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority - Information and photographs on the waterway’s benefits including commerce & trade, industrial development, recreation tourism & retirement and environmental quality.
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Tennessee Valley Towing - Providing quality towing service on the Tennessee River since 1981.
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Towboat Joe’s Inland River Models -modeling inland river work boats, aka towboats or push boats.
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Towboat Photography by Jeff Yates -specializing in photography of the commercial marine industry including towboats, christenings and dedications, coast guard vessels and excursion boats. Service areas include the Ohio River, Tennessee River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Tombigbee River, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).
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Tri-City Regional Port District - The Tri-City Regional Port (TCRPD) is located adjacent to Locks and Dam #27 in Southwestern Madison County, Illinois within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The District lies between river mile 182.2L and river mile 195.0L on the Chain of Rocks Canal, the navigation channel of the Mississippi River.
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Tulsa Port of Catoosa - The most inland ice-free river port in America! A full intermodal transportation center and a 2,000 acre industrial park, the Port is truly Oklahoma’s "Waterway to the World."
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UK Canals Site Ring - Scroll down to the UK Canals Web Ring toward the bottom of this site and click "Next" to see more than 70 United Kingdom waterways sites linked together all in one place!
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Upper Monongahela River Association - The purpose of the Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA) is to promote the general development of the Upper Monongahela River, primarily in West Virginia.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District - The New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains federally sponsored navigation, flood control, hurricane protection and water resources development projects in 30,000 square miles of south central and coastal Louisiana.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Programs - Value To The Nation - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works programs ensure that our nation’s waters are used wisely in ways that strengthen the economy, enhance the environment and benefit society.
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U. S. Coast Guard - Founded in the 1790’s as part of the Department of Treasury, the United States Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Transportation, protecting U.S. interests at home and around the world.
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U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - America’s Volunteer Lifesavers. Established by Congress in 1939, the 30,000 members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are Semper Paratus (always ready).
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U. S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office - The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government and, until the Navy Department was established in 1798, they served as the nation’s only armed force afloat. They have continued to protect the nation throughout our long history and have served proudly in every one of the nation’s conflicts. Their national defense responsibilities remain one of their most important functions even today.
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Vessel Trax - Track barge/towboat movement on the GICW adjacent to the Ports of Houston, Texas City, and Galveston.
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W. Va. Towboat Photos - Towboat photos of W. Va. and others in alphabetical and chronological order.
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Waterways Journal - Weekly news magazine for river industry and river watchers (since 1887).
The Waterways Journal