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Jerry M. Hay's Inland River Guidebook's


Jerry Hay has been exploring rivers for many years. He grew up along the Wabash River in Indiana where his fascination and love of rivers began. He has traveled the entire length of the Wabash and White Rivers by canoe and power boat. During those journeys he kept journals and drew river maps. This information, along with scouting the rivers by land and air, have provided a wealth of information that can be found in his guide books.


Hay's Inland Guidebooks





Ohio River
Ohio River

The Ohio River Guide Book is the most complete guide to the Ohio River available. No other publication, internet source or software has as much detailed information about all 981 miles of the river and along its banks. Anyone planning a journey on the Ohio River is encouraged to read the entire book first. This will help in planning things to see, supplies to take, fuel stops, places to stay, and many more things that will help make the trip go smoothly. Enjoy this great natural resource. Be alert, be prepared, be safe and LEAVE NO TRACE THAT YOU WERE THERE. Jerry M. Hay has been traveling rivers for many years. He served as an official Riverlorian for the Delta Steamboat Company. In that capacity he spoke to groups about the rivers they were traveling and told river stories. He has also traveled rivers with his own boats and has journeyed the entire length of the Wabash, White, Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee and Red Rivers. Over the tears he has worked or traveled in canoes, kayaks, jonboats, cruisers, pontoons, towboats, and steamboats. He is the author of many other fine books on rivers. 186 pgs. Pub 2012

#BJ054 $32.95



Wabash River
Wabash River

The Wabash begins as a tiny stream near Ft. Recovery, Ohio. As it flows on it's nearly 500 mile course, it eventually takes on size and becomes a great river before flowing into the Ohio River. The remarkable thing about the Wabash is that much of it offers the same remoteness and beauty that the early explorers saw over 200 years ago. It has not been over-developed or greatly changed as many rivers have. Also the good news is that it is much cleaner than it was 40 years ago and getting healthier each year. Being so natural, it does have hazards and challenges. A wise boater should go prepared. The guide book has the river broken down into 35 sections with detailed charts and descriptions. Geographic and historical information is also included. The 78 page book has 56 photographs showing important features. A new section has been added called "Reading the River". It has great advise for traveling rivers safely, particularly on rivers with no navigational aides, like the Wabash. 78 pgs. Pub 2009

#BJ056 $21.95



Illinois Waterway
Illinois Waterway

Spiral bound guidebook covers the entire river system from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. 100 pages, 46 section charts and descriptions, 119 photographs. All island mapped and described. Includes boat launching ramps, GPS coordinates, distance markers and warning inserts. Complete information on locks, marinas, groceries, supplies, and repairs. Adjacent highways and roads mapped. 100 pgs. Pub 2011

#BJ053 $26.95



Cumberland River Guide
Cumberland River Guide

A complete guide for boaters and paddlers of the Cumberland River: 58 section charts, 198 photographs, 247 tributaries, 175 island, 153 boat ramps, 36 marinas, GPS coordinates, distance markers, warning inserts, adjacent roads. 124 pgs. Pub 2012

#BJ052 $28.95



Indiana White River
Indiana White River

Indiana's White River is actually two rivers. The West Fork of the White River begins near Muncie, Indiana as a run-off from a field. The East Fork begins at Columbus, Indiana at the confluence of two other rivers. Both rivers are respectable in size and length. By they time the forks join, the White River is the largest tributary to the Wabash River, which is the largest northern tributary to the Ohio River, which is interestingly the largest tributary to the Mississippi River. The White River Guidebook includes both the East and West Forks. It features over 75 photos and 37 charts. Important information is included regarding low-head dams that must be portaged. The White Rivers have 184 bridges and 173 tributaries. All are important to know the location of. "Reading the River" chapter is also included with this book. 82 pgs. Pub 2006

#BJ057 $21.95



Tennessee River Guide
Tennessee River Guide

Explore the beautiful Tennessee River and be safe carrying this complete guidebook. With the river being broken down into 57 sections each chart and description is in great detail. In addition to navigational information, this book shows historical locations and many great places to visit. Details on the entire 652 miles from Knoxville, TN to Paducah, KY 122 pgs. Pub 2010

#BJ055 $28.95