This site was created as a resource
for Louisville area Ohio River boaters. Visit
us daily to monitor the river and weather conditions.
Research places to slip your boat, and learn about
local tidbits that will help you stay safer. Our Featured
Articles provide information about the river,
locking through and safety checks, to name a few. Visit "Ask
the Captains" for more local information, and
check out the Links/Resources tab for river charts,
guide books and other useful knowledge.
This site features many other areas
to explore to make you a safer and more educated boater.
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Thank you for visiting!
Above, a late January sunset taken from the decks at Captain's Quarters Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Captain's Quarters Restaurant
Above, the 2014 Port KY-sponsored OUPV and Master class by True Course Captain's School takes a field trip to the Belle of Louisville. Capt. Doty, the master, showed present and past attendees the vessel and included a discussion of each crewmembers duties at their respective stations.
See the Port KY River Forum for more pictures! Not on the forum? We'll put some on the Captain's Blog.
Dreaming of your next boating adventure?
Check out some of Capt. Eric's recent trips:
- Charleston, WV to Louisville, KY aboard the 165' M/V J.S. Lewis in April, 2013: link
- Pickwick Lake, TN to Clearwater via the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Fall 2012: link
- Drummond Island, MI to Chicago through the Straits of Mackinac, Summer 2012: link
- Tour of the AEP Legacy towboat, Pittsburgh, PA, Summer 2012: link
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for a few new trips as well as comprehensive information
and pictures on "Locking Through".
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We Need Your
The community is
very thankful for the letters some of you wrote supporting
the efforts concerning the no-wake zone for Twelve
Mile Island (below). As of August, we need more! To
make it simple, please download the following form,
pass it around your boating friends and return it
via mail (address on form):
Available now, and FREE:
The 4th Edition of the Port KY River Cards! On order and coming in March to Sea
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Great to keep in the chart
holder as a quick reference. What mile marker are you?
Who can we call for help? Where are the restaurants?
Do I have all my gear to be legal? It's all there!
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