Mildred Quimby was driven by curiosity and a unique appreciation for rivers and boating. That legacy continues in the pages of Quimby’s Cruising Guide, which she produced single-handedly for 20 years.
Now entering its 56th year, Quimby’s Cruising Guide has become known as the go-to resource for boaters traveling the rivers of America’s heartland — including the inland portion of The Great Loop.
The 250-page, spiral-bound book covers 9,436 miles on 23 waterways and features more than 1,250 individual entries for marinas, docks, locks and dams, and fuel and service facilities.
Quimby’s is updated annually using both public and expert-generated content for the upmost accuracy. It is arranged by river, then river mile, making it easy to use when routing a trip, with additional navigation notes, mileage charts, inland boating tips and local attractions making it an essential part of any onboard library.
In addition, we off an informative email newsletter with the latest news for boaters cruising this area.
Marina of the Month: Port St. Joe Marina
Touted as one of Florida’s friendliest marina, Port St. Joe Marina was built by the city of Port St. Joe in 1999 and later purchased by the St. Joe Company as an amenity for the city’s development plans.
But what makes it so friendly, exactly? According to Marina Manager Daniel Fussell, it’s the warm and welcoming staff and boaters who make the marina their seasonal home.
Located just off the Intracoastal Waterway on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay, between Panama City and Apalachicola, Port St. Joe Marina is a great destination for Loopers, as well as for any boater. It’s right in the middle of town and within walking distance to marine supplies, a grocery store, restaurants and bars. … Keep Reading