AGLCA Members Gather on the Tennessee River

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Members of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association are gathering at the Joe Wheeler State Park on the Tennessee River, for their Annual Fall Rendezvous. Loopers are boaters who travel an up to 7,500 mile route on America’s rivers, lakes, and waterways. They return each year to Rogersville, AL on the Tennessee in October to […]

Pic of the Valley #11

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Tennessee River tow transiting Wilson Lock.

Pic of the Valley #10

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

This “Pic of the Valley” was taken while exiting the Main Lock chamber of the Wheeler Dam onto the beautiful Wilson Lake.  The Wheeler Dam is one of TVA’s nine mainstream dams on the Tennessee River.  TVA multipurpose dams provide numerous benefits to the entire Tennessee Valley region that include flood damage reduction, municipal and industrial water supply, low-cost […]

Muscle Shoals Canal

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The history of the Tennessee River is one of commerce.  Before the completion of the Wilson Dam in 1924, the river was divided by a series of shoals near the Muscle Shoals area where the Tennessee fell over 100′ in approximately 30 miles.  Between 1830 and 1890, adjacent to the river and around the shoals, […]

Pic of the Valley #9

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

In addition to the tremendous economic benefits realized by Commercial Navigation, Recreational Boating makes significant contributions to the economy and Quality of Life in the Tennessee Valley.  Built primarily to enhance commerce, Tennessee River navigation locks are used extensively by recreational craft to “lock through” from one section of the river to another, just as […]

Pic of the Valley #8

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

This “Pic of the Valley” serves as an example of the relationship between navigation and recreation on the Tennessee River.  Produced by Valley Farmers, a worker oversees the loading of farm products for shipment to market onto a barge with a capacity in excess of 1,500 tons.  Along side of the 195 feet x 35 […]

Pic of the Valley #7

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

This “Pic of the Valley” is an example of the abundance and diversity of wildlife that is thriving throughout the Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys. The availability of natural resources, not limited to the waters of our region’s lakes, streams and rivers, provide an environment that contributes to successful habitats for countless species of birds, fish and […]

Pic of the Valley #6

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The attached ‘Pic of the Valley’ is of the Legendary Delta Queen now moored on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Coolidge Park Landing. The last fully operational, overnight passenger steamboat in the country, is the newest landmark Chattanooga hotel. This grand lady had logged over two million miles, carried over half a million passengers […]

CAWA Presentation to Col. Byron Jorns

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Members of the Coalition of Alabama Waterway Associations present Colonel Byron Jorns with print “The First USS Alabama” during the Mobile District Corps of Engineers Change of Command in May 2010. From left: Mike Tagert Tenn-Tom, Col. Jorns USACE, Jerry Sailors CARIA, Billy Houston Tri-Rivers, Wynn Fuller USACE, Larry Merrihew Warrior-Tom, and Cline Jones TRVA.

‘Pic of the Valley’ #5

Friday, May 28th, 2010

This ‘Pic of the Valley’ is of the 110’x800′ Cheatham Lock on the Cumberland River during normal water conditions. The historic flooding that occurred at the beginning of May 2010 inundated the lock, including the elevated control rooms that can be seen in photo, damaging critical equipment that left the lock that provides navigation to […]