We don’t really understand it, but many folks think that the boating season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, then it’s time to start winterizing. That’s just crazy talk! Some of the best boating is in the fall. Think about it: The fall season around here tends to beContinue Reading

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network‘s mission is to protect the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries. They stop pollution to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment. This year, they celebrate World RiversContinue Reading

It was June of 1944 when the U-1105 was finally commissioned and began her short career in the service of the Kriegsmarine. At 220 ft long, with a 20ft beam, she displaced 850 tonnes when submerged. She was a pretty big boat! Her cruising speed was about 17 kts onContinue Reading

During the ORMA Blessing of the Fleet, we got to tour one of the fire boats that is run by the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department. To say it was pretty cool is an understatement. This thing was state of the art, with all the bells and whistles! It even hasContinue Reading

Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! For 20 years now, the OccoquanContinue Reading

River Rap is a series of interviews of folks who work on the Potomac River – people you may know, and others you might not! Each of them has a unique and interesting story on our river! This particular interview is with Officer Tim Judd of the Fairfax County MarineContinue Reading