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Officials To Release New Piasa Park Plans........


On Tuesday afternoon, the public will have the opportunity to check out the plans for the redevelopment or Piasa Park along the Great River Road near Alton, Illinois.  The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau will be revealing the plans at the Alton Riverfront Advisory Committee meeting at Alton City Hall.


The redesign plans include landscaping, water retention ponds, parking with access for motor coach buses, outdoor gathering areas, interpretive panels and kiosks and a new Piasa Bird observation deck.  There will also be state-of-the-art security and lighting at the park.


The plans also will includes the construction of a 4,500 square foot state-of-the-art Byway Discovery Center that will become the new Alton Visitor Center, which will include exhibit space, a gift shop, lecture facilities and public rest rooms........


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Corps Sends Annual Notice For Floodway Residents........


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently sent out the annual notice to landowners, residents and leaseholders within the Mississippi River floodways in Louisiana to remind them of the risks should the Corps activate the floodways in response to high river levels.


The notice states that it is a reminder to people living, operating and/or doing business within the floodways that there is a chance they may experience flooding if the floodways are opened.


The notice reminds those with interests in the floodways that it is their responsibility to minimize environmental contamination and that all water and gas wells must be sealed and capped to prevent any contamination from floodwaters........


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BRP Finishes Fiscal 2023 With Best Ever Quarter.........


BRP recently released the results of the fourth quarter of their fiscal year 2023, during which they posted fourth quarter revenues of $3.1 billion, an increase of 31 percent, or $728.8 million compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.


BRP president and CEO Jose' Boisjoli  says that they achieved record results for the year with revenues exceeding $10 billion for the first time ever, with solid profit margins and normalized EPS above the company's guidance range.


Marine segment revenues decreased 7.6 percent to $10.5 million to $128.5 million for the three month period that ended on January 1, 2023, as compared to $139 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.  BRP attributes the decrease to fewer boat sales due to supply chain disruptions that slowed the introduction of new products........


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Sad News

Karen Halley.....

Karen L Halley (nee Forister) was called by God to take a walk on the stairway to Heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 9:24am after her extensive battle with cancer. Karen was preceded on her walk by her father, Robert E Forister. Karen waits for others left to continue their paths on Earth. She was the loving wife of Michael (Mike) Halley, cherished daughter of Jacqueline Forister (nee Tappel), sisters Mary Kay Hermeyer (Rick), Pamela Kelley (Kevin), brother Robert Forister Jr (Kim). Karen was the devoted mother of son Jimmy Nix Jr, daughter Jaime Smith, son Cory Nix, Grandmother of Cory Nix Jr, Libby Nix, Liam Nix, Addy Nix, Erin Hannon, Marty Smith, Lexi Nix, Austin Nix. Karen was also stepmother to Crystal Hicks (nee Halley) and several more grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Karen now has her wings and there's a new angel and a bright new star in Heaven.

 Karen loved her life with Mike and all the great friends she made. She always made people smile and everyone loved her warm and caring heart. It’s not the years in the life that matter, it’s the life in the years, and Karen’s life with Mike was filled with joy, fun, family, friends and excitement. She loved the river life Mike introduced her to, and even bought her own boat. Karen was affectionately given the nickname of "Minnie" by her river friends, due to the high pitch of her voice when she was having fun. She had a special drink at the Yacht Club where we'd always get lunch or dinner when at our boat. Her drink has been named for her in her honor at the club and will now be called the "Minnie", a Malibu and water with a splash of cranberry. When at "The Yacht Club Of St Louis" ask for a "Minnie" in her honor. Karen loved working out to stay fit, and doing yoga with her yoga buddies, and going to breakfast afterward with a few of them. She really loved going to Yoga and talked highly of her instructor, Dawn, and the many different workouts she came up with. Karen will be missed by many and was loved by even more and will never be forgotten. With all our love our sweet angel, until we see you again when we take that walk on the stairway to Heaven.

Arrangements for Karen Halley will be at St Charles Memorial Gardens / Baue at 3950 West Clay near Cave Springs Rd in St Charles, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 25th from 10:30am to 11:30am with a service immediately following, 11:30am to 12:30pm. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Mike and Karen Halley hail out of the "Yacht Club of St Louis" in the boat "Over Exposed".

Memorials can be made in Karen Halley's name to the “Karen Weidinger Foundation” @ https://karensfoundation.org to help fight cancer.

Arrangements for Karen Halley will be at St Charles Memorial Gardens / Baue at 3950 West Clay near Cave Springs Rd in St Charles, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 25th from 10:30am to 11:30am with a service immediately following, 11:30am to 12:30pm. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Mike and Karen Halley hail out of the "Yacht Club of St Louis" in the boat "Over Exposed".



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District 8 MRS                                                 UPDATED March 22, 2023

Mississippi River System



Melvin Price L/D main chamber in the vicinity of Mile 200.5, will be closed for construction until March 31, 2023. During this closure, the auxiliary chamber will remain open and available to pass traffic. Mariners should be alert for and abide by any special instructions issued by the lockmaster


Salvage operations, to recover a sunken barge, are being conducted in vicinity of Mile 85.0. The barge is fully submerged, and located on the LDB,  outside of the channel. Mariners are requested to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.

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Flooding Outlook

Riverbend Flooding Forecast Has Been Updated........


Over the years, the Riverbend region has been hard hit by flooding and the area is bracing for the possibility that it may happen again.  Nothing on the order of the historic 2019 flooding is expected, however, concerns are high for at least minor flooding this year.


Chris Sichra, the Godfrey Public Safety Administrator says that the latest National Weather Service forecast for the Alton/Godfrey region calls for a better than 50 percent chance of minor flooding this year.


The last forecast for the region was a slightly less than 50 percent chance of minor flooding.  It was modified because of the increasing snow pack over the past several weeks........


Click here to read this news article from advantagenews.com.  With Photo and Audio.



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River History....


March 25, 1933 in Boating History

The U.S.S. Sequoia became the Presidential Yacht
on this day. President Herbert Hoover accepted the newly commissioned USS Sequoia as the official presidential yacht of the United States of America.
It served in that capacity for 44 years there after. It was used by eight presidents as for recreation and an official gathering place.
President Carter sold the U.S.S. Sequoia in 1977 to a private firm…..
She is currently owned by the non-profit Sequoia Foundation. The boat serves as a historic charter vessel on the Potomac River in Washington D.C.




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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

United States Coast Guard News
Department of Homeland Security

Coast Guard to host recruiting event in St. Louis, Mo.
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Cell: 618-225-7866 Email: uscoastguardheartland@gmail.com

Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday by calling 618-225-7866 or emailing uscoastguardheartland@gmail.com.

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard St. Louis Area Units

WHAT: Recruiting event for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Louis Service Base, 100 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63118

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard will host a recruiting event for local JROTC students and families with interactive displays demonstrating the Coast Guard’s missions and opportunities to interact with servicemembers, Tuesday.

The event will have static and live waterfront response boat displays, aids-to-navigation demonstrations, and tours of Coast Guard cutters Gasconade and Cheyenne. There will also be videos to illuminate other Coast Guard missions. Lastly all visitors will have an opportunity to spend time with various members in the Coast Guard in different career fields for a question-and-answer session.

“Coast Guard personnel are always excited to talk about their profession with students,” said Capt. Andrew Bender, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. “It is an enriching experience that brings great joy to both the uniformed member and the public on what impacts the Coast Guard has on the river system. The Coast Guard has 11 primary mission programs and has many wonderful jobs with excellent career and training opportunities. Though a smaller service than our DOD counterparts, we are hoping to spread the word about our small but mighty service.”



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Longshot Saloon

Opening Thursday, April 20, 2023

For The Season






The Great River Road Near Alton, Illinois

Piasa Park Plans To Be Announced Next Tuesday.........


This coming Tuesday afternoon, the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau will be sharing the planned Piasa Park improvements, which will include a new Byway Discovery Center.


At 2 pm Tuesday, March 28th, the details of the $10 million Illinois Capitol Grant Development project at Piasa Park will be shared with the Alton Riverfront Advisory Commission.  The meeting is open to the public, and will be held in the Alton City Hall council chambers.  Public comments are welcome.


The Piasa Park project would involve the redesign and redevelopment of the park, which is home to the painting of the Piasa Bird on the limestone bluff walls........


Click here to read this news report from thetelegraph.com.  With Photos.


Mississippi River At West Alton, Missouri

Maple Island Access Area Remains Closed........


The Maple Island Access Area in West Alton will remain closed for the foreseeable futures, as it is being used as a staging area for the construction work on the lift gates at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.


According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Josh Schulte, the timing of the access area's closure has been inconvenient for some because Missouri's snagging season is underway.


The Maple Island Access Area's parking lot, shoreline and access road are all considered to be active construction areas and are therefore closed to all forms of public access.  Schulte says that they are hoping to reopen the access area by the end of April........


Click here to read this news article from advantagenews.com.  With Photo and Audio.


Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Backs Off Of Plans To Clear Riverfront Homeless Encampment........


On Friday evening, city officials, Police officers, dump trucks and a bulldozer backed away from a riverfront homeless encampment despite telling residents earlier in the day that they had to leave.


There appeared to be about a dozen residents at the encampment of Friday evening.  Some of them states that they did not want to leave because of uncertainty or district about where they would be relocated to and for how long.


Encampment resident Stephanie Coleman said that she and others had received no warnings or orders about relocating prior to Friday.  Homeless advocates were also at the encampment Friday intending to block forced evictions, if necessary........


Click here to read this news story from stltoday.com  With Photos.


What's Going On This Week



3rd Chute Bar & Grill


Breakfast Buffet in GRAFTON
Saturday and Sunday
8 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.


211 W. Main St. Grafton, IL

A restaurant on the Illinois River

Food, Beer, Music, And Good Times


3rd Chute Upcoming Events.. click here



Alton Marina

Mississippi River at Alton, IL


5 Anchor  Marina on the upper Mississippi River, located at MM 202, just north of the Melvin Price Lock and Dam you will find exceptional hospitality with the added convenience of being within walking distance of Argosy Casino, various services, restaurants, shopping and many attractions of historic downtown Alton, Illinois. Our dedicated office and dockside concierge staff will be waiting to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience.
Amenities Include:
  Floating Docks & Structures Free Wireless Internet
  Private Luxury Bathrooms Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
  Sanitary Pump Out Handled By Staff Sun Deck With Lounge Chairs
  Full Service Fueling Gas & Diesel Convenience Store & Deli
  Controlled Parking Lot Laundromat
  Night Security Watch Convenient Highway Access
  Satellite TV Connection Available Electric & Water Included In Rates
  Floating Jet Ski Docks Secured Trailer Storage Area


bluff city grill

424 Broadway, Alton, IL



ORDER ONLINE   Easy as 1, 2, 3!!
1. Click the link.
2. Order your food how you want it.
3. Pay online & pickup in store



Open Tuesday - Sunday...Closed Mondays


Sports Bar, Lounge Bar, Dining Room and Outside Patio Available.


Just a short distance from the Alton Marina


Upcoming Events.. click here


The Boathouse

Northshore Marina


Opening for the season Fri, Mar 24..click here


The Boathouse offers a variety of food and beverages, great entertainment and amazing scenery with an outstanding view of the Mississippi from our deck!


Boathouse Restaurant... 636-250-3300

Boathouse Office...........636-250-3800

Website.... N/A
Email...... Boathouseontheriver@gmail.com

Upcoming Events.. click here




Calhoun Ferry Company


Golden Eagle Ferry ...Open

Winfield Ferry............Closed

Car and Passenger ferry crossing from St. Charles Mo. to scenic Calhoun County, IL

Phone: (618) 535-5759


Con Trios Yacht Club



Social Yacht Club centered around the Alton Pool (Pool 26) of the Mississippi River, website is  www.contriosyachtclub.org.   Founding Date....1966


Duck Club Yacht Club


Creative Restaurant Concepts
At The Duck Club
Opening March 1


The Duck Club is the Premier Private Yacht Club serving the Upper Mississippi River, Alton pool boating community. The Club is located at the South end of Dardenne Slough with direct channel access at mm 222


FastJax BBQ

3317 N Hwy 94, St. Charles, Mo


Sat..3-25-23..Back to Boating BBQ..click here


Local Mom/Pop BBQ & Grocery Store catering to the Boating Community & local farming families.
Serving Hot Food & Daily Specials.


Order food & dine in our Cafe area or take home


3317 N Hwy 94, St. Charles, Mo    (636) 699-5716


Froge's Bar and Grill

Portage des Sioux, MO




1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux, Missouri 63373, (636) 899-1139


Grafton, IL Events and Music

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers


Check out Grafton's Event and Music

Calendar for Mar 22 - Apr 5, 2023..click here


Check out the Grafton Riverbeat

March Events, News and Things To Do..click here



Click here and check out "Welcome to Grafton" website


Grafton Ferry......


  Closed for the season

  Re-opening in the Spring of 2023






Grafton Harbor

Confluence of Mississippi & Illinois Rivers


Help needed on the dredge. $19/hour.
Call Joe at 618-660-6541.


A 5 Anchor Marina with all the amenities you could ask for. (Laundry, Pool, Shower Suites, Wi-Fi, & Satellite TV), and plenty of fun all within walking distance.
Our Own Winery
Boat Rentals Daily Everyday
River Boat Cruises Every Saturday & Sunday


Grafton Pub

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi & Illinois Rivers


Open 7 Days a week.


Centrally located in Pool 26 at Grafton, IL and just a short walk across the parking lot from Grafton Harbor.  Riverside Deck & Patio. Outside bar and bandstand with beautiful view of the Illinois River.

Boaters...A great place to drop anchor, enjoy a beverage & a bite to eat. Home of the famous Pool 26 TACO TUESDAY.


225 W. Main St, Grafton, IL, (618) 786-9463

John's Boat Harbor

Mississippi River at UMR 231.8


2-16-23...John's Boat Harbor will continue business as usual. Please be patient with us during our transition. Pat, Julio, Nancy and Mary will be here to help keep things going smoothly.



John’s Boat Harbor is the best choice for all your boating needs!
We provide an excellent marina experience for all of our customers so that they can enjoy all that the beautiful Mississippi River has to offer.

Customer service is our #1 goal and our staff will work with you to make sure that you feel welcome! We work to meet our customer’s needs and will try at all times to make our harbor the best home for your boat.



Full service marina
2407 Highway C St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 946-2073


Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL


03-19-23...Building being rebuilt in same location. Working on restaurant level....




Photo Gallery of tear down & rebuild.. click here


Lake Center Marina

MM224.4 UMR


24/7 Guest & Member

Fuel Docks & Pump Out

Dock or rack your boat on the beautiful Mississippi river. Our Marina is a community of boaters providing fun for the entire family. Volvo Penta & Mercruiser certified repair facility

Gated Entry and Video Security

Marina, Boat Service, Fuel

Lewis Boats

Marine Sales and Service


Come in to Lewis Boats and check out the great deals on Crestliner Boats during the spring Reel Deal Sales Event! Save on in-stock boats now through April 2nd! Contact one of sales consultants for more information!



Your local boat and powersports dealership for parts, sales, and service.

4030 N Service Rd Saint Peters, MO 63376

(636) 949-9926

Liberty Harbor

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo



Contact Jerry



E-mail Liberty Harbor.. libertyinstl@yahoo.com



Longshot Saloon at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo


Thur, April 20..Opening for the season

Sat...April 22..Jake Houlihan.. click here


The best location on the Mississippi 26 pool, come by land or water -- we have parking for both. Friendly service, great food and amazing atmosphere!

Longshot Tiki Bar at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo



Closed for the 2022 season

Miss Augusta

Sailing out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis


•Sun..04-09-23..Easter Sun Cruise..click here


Now cruising out of Augusta, Mo
Miss Augusta is docked at the Klondike Park Boat Ramp off Highway 94. We ask our guests to park at the Mount Pleasant Estates Winery, located at 5634 High Street in Augusta, and take our complimentary shuttle to and from the boat ramp. The shuttle boards promptly 45 minutes prior to your cruise time, so please plan accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you!

For tickets and more information, visit www.MissAugustaBoat.com


Riviera Too

Food, Beer, Wine


Kitchen Hours & Holiday Hours...click here


We are a family owned business since 1964.
Pizza, Sandwiches, Wine, Liquor, Beer, and More!
Best Ice in Town!
Our Specialty is Mango Margaritas!
Come on in and visit us today! Store Hours: Sun..10-9, M-Th..10-10, Fri Sat..10-11
Order On-line...Click here for website and menus


3025 N MO-94, St. Charles, Missouri 63301


  Two Rivers Marina

  Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo


Amenities include:
- Campground, beautiful shower house, pool
- On sight mechanic/service/parts (mercury certified)
- ALL docks have new encapsulated flotation, All are covered.
- Concierge service to the docks from our Ship's Store
- Boat washing services offered
- On Sight Restaurant
- Gated facility
- Public and private boat launch ramps
- Active Two Rivers Boat Club
- On sight owners


Check us out at www.tworiversmarina.com


Woodland Marina

UMR 222.8 ...Pool 26 of the Mississippi River




Gas Dock is Open





Yacht Club of St. Louis

Mississippi River

At UMR 225 On Dardenne Slough


Office will be closed through Sunday. If you need anything call the office, we’re close by. Enjoy the weekend and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!



A full service marina located on the Mississippi River in St. Charles Missouri. Slips available from 24' to 60' , full service restaurant, Yacht Club Marine Service and Stateamind Water sports have locations on the property to help in any way




Open For The Season


Restaurant phone (636)250-3440




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River Ferries


Illinois River

Brussels Ferry............618 - 786-3636


Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ....618-  535-5759


Winfield Ferry.............618-  535-5759


Grafton Ferry............ 1-800-258-6645 

   The Last Day for the Grafton Ferry is November 13, 2022


Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....


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Who's Open.. Who's Closed


Who's Open... Who's Closed........

3rd Chute Bar & Grill .. Grafton.................. Open
Alton Marina Deli........................................ Closed for the 2022 season
Arrrr Bar at Grafton Harbor...................... Closed for the 2022 season
Bluff City Grill ........................................... Open
Boathouse Food & Deck.......................... Opening Friday, March 24, 2023
Duck Club Yacht Club.............................. Opening  Friday, March 17
Froges Bar & Grill.................................... Open
Grafton Harbor Winery & Gift Shop........ Open
Grafton Oyster Bar................................ Open
Hawg Pit................................................ Open
Kinder's Restaurant............................... Being rebuilt in same location
Longshot Saloon.................................... Opening Thur April 20
Longshot Tiki Bar................................... Closed for the 2022 season
Piasa Pub...............................................


Yacht Club of St. Louis Restaurant.........

Opening Weekend of Fri, 17 March

 Your Eye on the River



The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Live Image

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

The Webcam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes..

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Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from the above camera!


Lock & Dam 19 Livestrean

Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa


 Click here an check it out



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Golden Eagle Ferry

Mon - Thur.. 5AM- 9PM
Fri & Sat.... 5AM- 2AM
Sun........... 8AM- 9PM

On Board Phone
618- 535-5759

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Winfield Ferry


211 W. Main St.  Grafton, IL



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St. Charles, Mo 63303



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Creative Restaurant Concepts
At The Duck Club
Opening March 1



Limited number of Social Memberships
Applications available

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6257 Hwy V, St. Charles, Mo

Club 636-250-4333
Marina 636-250-4321

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E-mail Liberty Harbor.. libertyinstl@yahoo.com


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Call 636.723.0005 when your headed to the river and we will have your food ready when you arrive at the store !


Check out the New patio




UMR 222.2
Marine Gas,
Diesel Fuel, Ice

 40 Ton Travel Lift
Repairs all makes

& models

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River Get-Away


Fun, friendly atmosphere

Five Anchor Marina

Beautiful area of the

Mississippi River

New Restaurant On Site

Explore the historic

town of Louisiana, MO


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