July 4th Money Shot

Posted by Lou on July 6, 2009 in Holiday, Pictures, Washington DC News
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Here is a fantastic picture taken by Patrick Worcester on July 4th, 2009 from his boat on the Potomac river, between the 14th Street bridge complex and the Memorial bridge.

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Aquapalooza 2009 Draws Near

Posted by Lou on July 6, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Meetups, Occoquan River, Special Events
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Prince William Marine is hosting Aquapalooza this year at Tim's II at Fairview Beach on the Potomac River featuring country crooner Daryle Singletary.

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Drunk Dude Kills Duck @ Tim’s Rivershore

Posted by Lou on June 18, 2009 in Potomac River, Random Musings
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If you've been to Tim's Rivershore in Dumfires, you'll love this story!

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Register Now For Aquapalooza!

Posted by Lou on June 5, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Meetups, Special Events
This year's Signature Event, featuring country-music superstar Alan Jackson, runs from July 24th to 26th at Lake Martin, Alabama. The big event near Occoquan will take place at Tim's II, along Fairview Beach.

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Occoquan Reservoir Best For Largemouth Bass

Posted by Lou on June 3, 2009 in Fishing News, Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River
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Each year biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shock the hell out of our lakes and rivers to determine where the best fishing is to be had.

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Amazing River Rescue

Posted by Lou on June 3, 2009 in Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River, Video
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Check out this CNN iReport video that recounts the dramatic river rescue that occurred just above the Occoquan Resevoir Dam on Monday, June 1st.

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Spring Craft Fair This Weekend, June 6-7

Posted by Lou on June 3, 2009 in Special Events, Town News
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The 2009 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, this weekend, June 6th & 7th. Per the semi-annual tradition, it will feature lots of greasy food and crafts from an array of artists and vendors.

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2009 National Hartbor Yacht Show

Posted by Lou on May 27, 2009 in Boat Shows, Boating News, Potomac River, Special Events
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The 2009 National Harbor Yacht Show is this weekend, May 29-31. Several local dealerships will be there displaying boats from 38 to 65 feet. These are the big dogs!

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Occoquan River Festival This Saturday

Posted by Lou on April 28, 2009 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News
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Come and celebrate the good life on the Occoquan on Saturday, May 2nd at the Occoquan River Festival! The festival includes a number of events in and around the town of Occoquan.

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2009 Boating Season Begins!

Posted by Lou on April 21, 2009 in Announcements, Boating News, Meetups
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Time to de-winterize and fire up those engines! To get things started, the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is hosting the 2009 Spring Dust-Off this weekend!

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National Capital Boat Show

Posted by Lou on March 11, 2009 in Boat Shows, Chesapeake Bay, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events
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The largest boat show in the region takes place this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. If you've got spring on your mind, you should cruise by to check out the 85 exhibitors.

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Boating + iPhone = Love

Posted by Lou on March 3, 2009 in Boating News, Buoys & Markers, Occoquan River, Potomac River
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There is a whole new slew of apps geared towards boaters. Check out this video review of some of the most promising...

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Polar Plunge 2009

Posted by lori on February 27, 2009 in Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events
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Polar Plunge 2009 will be held this Saturday at Tim's Rivershore along the Potomac River. For the 16th year, this charity event will benefit Special Olympics Virginia.

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PWC Licenses Arrive

Posted by lori on February 25, 2009 in Announcements, Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Transportation
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Quick public safety announcement: boating licenses are here. In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law to establish a boating safety education compliance requirement.

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Potomac River Party Boaters Association

Posted by Lou on February 24, 2009 in Announcements, Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River
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The mission of the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is to promote the tradition and sport of boating on the Potomac River every summer.

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