Beginning December 11, Waterways Journal subscribers now have access to a valuable benefit: the searchable online version of the Inland River Record. The searchable online database has been under development for a year to provide the freshest, most usable information on commercial towboats to those interested in the inland towing industry.
The IRR covers more than 3,800 commercial towboats and tugs, along with Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard vessels navigating the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, all their navigable tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Kept up-to-date by people who know boats and have worked on the river, the Inland River Record is now updated continuously throughout the year. If you work for a company that does business on the inland waterways and you want to update an entry, there are buttons on the site that send new information directly to IRR staffers for real-time updating.
A unique database, exclusive to The Waterways Journal, the Inland River Record has been available for years as a hard copy reference volume. It lists each vessel by builder, year built, dimensions, engines and horsepower, reduction, previous owners and names and present owner and name.
The hard copy will continue to be available for separate purchase from The Waterways Journal’s online store, https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/store/ and the IRR Online can be purchased on our subscription page, https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/subscribe/.
Stand-alone subscriptions to the online IRR are available for $195 a year or quarterly payments of $55. They can also be bundled with subscriptions to The Waterways Journal for more savings, in the Captain’s Bundle ($220). Users who had a previous subscription to the previous version of the IRR Online now have the IRR Online access connected to WaterwaysJournal.net account and can confirm this on their My Account page.