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This is an educational television series about the waterways of America. It takes a crew of three people on various vessels to explore America and parts of Canada. The waterways of any country are usually the first areas settled by colonists. Water allows quick access to other places without the toil of overland travel. This historical fact is a highlight of this series. It takes the crew through various waterways and points out the history of each.

This series explores the famous personalities from the past and takes the viewer into the current day activities of each area explored. It educates the viewers on each type of water vessel used in the series.

Cruising America's Waterways is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on May 9, 2001.

Cruising America's Waterways is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cruising America's Waterways on demand atAmazon Prime online.

Total Content Digital
2 Seasons, 25 Episodes
May 9, 2001
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Cruising America's Waterways Full Episode Guide

  • Basic information for recreational boaters. Focuses on docking, marine-radio usage, locks, trailering and laws relating to boating.

  • Basic information for recreational boaters. Focuses on fueling, anchoring, and the language boaters use.

  • Our journey on the east coast's Intracoastal Waterway concludes with stops at the Marine Corps base at Parris Island in South Carolina, Savannah and Brunswick in Georgia, and several of the Georgia barrier islands.

  • A journey down the east coast's Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Nantucket Clipper begins with an architectural tour of Charleston, SC and a visit to Fort Sumter. Then we cruise to Beaufort, SC.

  • Our Mississippi River cruise by paddle wheeler concludes with stops at two Louisiana plantations before winding up in New Orleans. Tour New Orleans' port and Lake Pontchartrain as well as the French Quarter.

  • A Mississippi River cruise from Memphis to New Orleans continues. See antebellum homes and plantations in Natchez, MS; the beautiful gardens of Rosedown in St. Francisville, LA; and experience Cajun life and art deco architecture in Baton Rouge.

  • Cruise down the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. The first leg of the journey includes attractions in Memphis and Vicksburg, including: Elvis' Graceland, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Biedenharn Coca Cola Museum.

  • Our Seattle to San Juan Islands cruise concludes with stops at Orca Island, Friday Harbor, and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Upon returning to Seattle, the crew visits the Public Market and eats a traditional salmon dinner at Tillicum Village.

  • Begin a two part cruise from Seattle, WA to and around the San Juan Islands. Visit the Ballard Locks, the Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend, and the gateway to the islands - LaConner.

  • A voyage on New York's Erie Canal concludes with stops in Baldwinville; Syracuse (home of the Erie Canal Museum); the Sylvan Beach amusement park; the locks at Little Falls and Waterford; and Troy, where the canal meets the Hudson River.

  • Parttw of a three-part cruise on New York State's Erie Canal traverses its western section from Lockport to Rochester, passing such towns as Brockport, Albion and Holly. Also: Kodak founder George Eastman's home; surf-biking in Fairport; and Pittsford.

  • Part one of a three part cruise on New York State's Erie Canal between Albany and Buffalo. Included: a history of the canal (opened in 1825) and an exploration of Niagara Falls and the waterfronts of the Tonawandas, Lockport and Buffalo.

  • A special episode in which series host Jonathan Edwards performs a concert taped at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., on the shores of Lake Ontario in New York's Thousand Islands region.

  • The cruise continues with stops in Nantucket; Block Island with its Victorian hotels, lighthouses and Great Salt Pond; and Newport for spectacular fireworks and tours of Marble House and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

  • Exploring New England Islands aboard a small cruise ship, the trip features the untouched natural beauty of Cuttyhunk, the popular Martha's Vineyard, the oldest carousel in America, and a shipyard building a classic wooden boat.

  • The Finger Lakes trip continues to the birthplace of women's rights, Seneca Falls; Watkins Glen for racing; and Canadaigua for a visit to Sonnenberg Gardens. Along the way there are flying boats, delicious pies, and a tour on Skaneateles Lake.

  • Featuring a landscape carved by ice age glaciers, the Finger Lakes region is one of America's top destinations. The crew visits Cayuga Lake, stops in Ithaca, visits some of the region's parks, and enjoys this world-class wine-producing region.

  • A two-part tour of the Thousand Islands region concludes with visits to the New York towns of Clayton and Ogdensburg. Learn the origins of Thousand Islands dressing.

  • The crew travels along New York's Oswego Canal to the Port of Oswego, gateway to the 1000 Islands region. Then the crew visits Sackets Harbor, an important naval center during the War of 1812. Finally, on to Ontario, Canada.

  • The luxury liner cruise continues. Stops include Acadia National Park in Maine; Boston for a tour on the Charles River; and Newport with its famed yachting history. The ship also passes the Statue of Liberty before docking in New York City's harbor.

  • Luxury liner cruising is the focus of this adventure, which begins in Montreal, Canada. Ports explored include Quebec City and its historic district; Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island; and Halifax.

  • Cruising on Lake Champlain (the Sixth Great Lake) the crew keeps an eye out for Champ, the legendary sea monster. Along the way there are tours of Vermont's Shelburne and Lake Champlain Maritime museums and charter fishing.

  • A two-part journey along New York's Hudson River, through the Champlain Canal and into Lake Champlain, begins with the crew discovering the area's military and industrial past amid the beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

  • The crew begins a trip from cosmopolitan Miami to laid-back Key West, Florida. There's an Everglades airboat ride, spectacular South Beach art deco architecture, snorkeling and a ride on the African Queen in Key Largo, and charter fishing in Islamorada.