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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. Feel free to use the Feedback link to provide information or comments to the webmaster. Thank you for visiting!

A July scene from the chute behind Towhead Island.  Photo by Capt. Eric

A July scene from the chute behind Towhead Island. Photo by Capt. Eric

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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  • Are you informed? Sign up for the Port KY News & Notes using the link to the left.

Past Highlights:

  • Want to have more fun on the water? Visit the "Captain's Blog" above for information on becoming a member of the Harrods Creek Boat Owners Association.
  • Thinking of doing a trip? Check out "Featured Articles" for pics and information for a few new trips as well as comprehensive information and pictures on "Locking Through".
  • Check out our Sponsorships link (left) for information on boaters like you who have supported our site.


We Need Your Help!

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):

12_Mile_Petition.pdf (31k)

"River Cards"


Available now, and FREE: The 4th Edition of the Port KY River Cards! On order and coming in March to Sea Ray of Louisville, Marine Sales & Service*, Harrod's Creek Boat Harbor*, Paradigm Yachts* and River's Edge Marina*.

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!



Check back often for updates, and tell your friends. See you on the water!

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