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5/19/2022
State of Alabama
Whether it was camping, hiking or biking at an Alabama State Park, a shared connection to the landscape has kept Alabamians resilient over the past few years. Approval of the State Parks Amendment during the primary election on May 24th will make possible continued renovations and improvements at Alabama’s State…

5/12/2022
BoatUS News
24/7 service for on-water towing, soft ungrounding, fuel drop-offs and battery jump-starts OKEECHOBEE, Fla., May 10, 2022 — A pair of TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance locations in Okeechobee and LaBelle are under new ownership with Florida native and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain of more than 25 years…

5/1/2022
Alabama Marine Police
ELMORE COUNTY— Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division are investigating an incident which occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, that claimed the life of a Pell City man. A 30-foot Sea Ray Sundancer was east bound on Kowaliga Bay in the main body on Lake…

4/25/2022
BoatUS News
Steven Rhoades, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and local real estate agent who has worked in the sales and customer service industry, has an admitted “affliction” of owning too many boats - he personally owns five and is a partner on two others. Both his professional boat handling and customer service skills will…

4/25/2022
BoatUS News
Ownership of a 24/7 on-water boat towing company with a big presence on Lake Lewisville and Lake Ray Roberts has changed hands. Capt. Jeremy Carter, a former member of a public safety swiftwater rescue team and IT professional, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Lake Lewisville and TowBoatUS Lake Ray Roberts. The local company…

4/25/2022
BoatUS News
TowBoatUS Knapps Narrows, Maryland, owned by Capt. Mary Gilmer, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the recent annual gathering of the TowBoatUS fleet. Capt. Gilmer stands out for her longevity and service assisting Chesapeake Bay boaters. Starting the business in 1989, she’s had over three decades at the…

4/25/2022
BoatUS News
Capt. David Granstaff, who originally hailed from the Grand Rivers region but left three decades ago to launch a successful career in the international yachting and commercial towboat industries, is the new operator of TowBoatUS Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The company provides routine 24/7 on-water assistance to recreational…

4/22/2022
Lake Martin Website
PRESS RELEASE – Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama – The City of Alexander City announced Thursday that a new hotel will be coming to Alexander City. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, part of IHG Hotels and Resorts, and one of the world’s leading hotel companies will be coming to Alexander…

4/22/2022
BoatUS News
Former fishing guide and lead towboat captain Seth Owens, opened his first 24/7 on-water recreational boat towing and assistance company, TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, just three short years ago. He then added a second location or “port,” TowBoatUS Lake Keowee, South Carolina, last year. Now Owens…

3/31/2022
LakeNews.com
Crank 4 Bank is a bass fishing event held on Lake Martin and Lake Wheeler April 1st-July 4th where anglers purchase a $100.00 ticket to have a chance (after registration) to catch a tagged spotted, smallmouth (Wheeler) or largemouth bass worth $1,500 dollars along with a chance at being drawn to win one of two boats (a…

3/30/2022
BoatUS News
Capt. Gary Jacobs opens his second port, TowBoatUS Sorbie Cove LAKE ANNA, Va., March 30, 2022 – Virginia’s Lake Anna has long been divided when it comes to requesting on water assistance for routine boat breakdowns. Captain Gary Jacobs opened TowBoatUS Lake Anna on the “public” side more than a…

3/30/2022
CoastalTown.com
Residents may experience aircraft noise when the 53rd Wing’s 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group conducts flight and boat operations in the Gulf of Mexico, April 4-7. Each day, fighter aircraft will release munitions between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. approximately 20 nautical miles south of Destin over the Gulf of Mexico. The…

3/17/2022
BoatUS News
The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Conference comes to Houston Yacht Club, May 20-21, offering a day of fun, camaraderie and exceptional learning experiences for women sailors of all ages. The annual event brings together new and seasoned sailors as well as teachers and coaches from across the country to…

3/1/2022
BoatUS News
Have you always wanted to try boating, but never had anyone to show you the ropes? A new partnership between Potomac Boat Rentals and the national nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water makes it easy and affordable with a series of three-hour courses for beginner and experienced boat operators alike…

2/25/2022
State of Alabama
The Kowaliga Public Boat Ramp on Lake Martin in Elmore County will temporarily close for renovations on February 28, 2022. The facility will remain closed for approximately one or two weeks until the project is completed. During the closure, the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) of the Alabama Department of…