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The Picture of the Day..... is from the US Army Corps of Engineers river camera at Rock Island, IL Saturday afternoon.


A tow and it's barges passing thru the lock chamber with the swing bridge closed at the time.  In the upper left had corner of the photo is a work barge containing a crane and new gates.


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Hi Bill,

The guys from Home Service Oil put the finishing touches to the new gas pumps at Hoppie’s Marina! Boaters can now fill up on their way to their destinations! Woohoo!

Claudia Burris
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The Picture on this  Day in 2019... were sent to us by Capt'n Michael Hentrich


Not sure if you are flooded with flood pics but here are a couple more! Taken from the rooftop garden/deck of the Riverbender.com community center in Alton while on break from manning the pumps and shop vacs. If there has to be a flood I wish we could all sit on the roof and just watch it go by……….




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The Alton Farmer's & Artisan's Market Opened Saturday........


Saturday morning, the Alton Farmer's & Artisan's Market kicked off their 2021 season.  The market will run every Saturday, from 8 am to noon, rain or shine, through October 16th.


The Farmer's & Artisan's Market offers locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, pasture-raised poultry.  The market also offers local honey, farm fresh bread and other baked goods.  The market also offers fresh cut flowers, potted plants and hand-crafted artwork.


This year marks the 29rh year for the Alton Farmer's & Artisan's Market.  The event is presented by Alton Main Street as part of their efforts to revitalize downtown Alton's Historic district........


Click here to read this news story from thetelegraph.com. 



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The Farmers Market is just a short distance from Alton Marina, located at the corner of Landmarks Blvd and Henry St.


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Missouri History

A Look At The Little River Drainage District........


While it may be hard to believe today, but there was a time when swamplands covered more than a million acres in the Missouri Bootheel area, which produced the \term "Swampeast Missouri"


According to Kenneth R. Olsen, a professor of soil science at the University of Illinois-Urbana, American river lowlands and swamps were considered to be wastelands that are of no value for development.


The Little River Drainage District is some 620,000 acres across seven Southeastern Missouri Counties.  Historian Frank Nickell says that if the  Little River Drainage District did not exist, the region would have reverted back to swampland........


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District 8 MRS                                                 UPDATED May 5, 2021

Mississippi River System



A submerged buoy, just below the waters surface, has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 339.9, RDB. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Due to a mechanical failure, L/D 21 in the vicinity of Mile 324.9, is open with restrictions. Vessels are requested to contact L/D to make locking arrangements and vessels may need the use of an assist boat. Mariners may contact the L/D via VHF-FM Channel 14 or by calling (217) 222-0918

Merchants Railroad Bridge; Work barges continue excavating around both left and right descending navigation piers and the right descending pier
of the center span. Work barges should not encroach more than 65 feet into the navigation channel, at any time. For work barge locations,
mariners are encouraged to contact the onsite work boat M/V KATHERINE OHARA via VHF-FM Channel 6 or 16 or by phone at (217) 248-9077


Multiple buoys have been reported missing between approximate Miles 99.0 and 47.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Submerged concrete blocks have been reported in the vicinity of Mile 59.0, LDB. These underwater obstructions could impact the left descending
side of the channel. Water depths over the top of these obstructions is approximately 11 feet, at minimum pool. These obstructions are
unmarked. The USACE has updated the IENC’s to include a note for the area. Attached as an enclosure to this LNM, is USACE St. Louis District
Notice to Navigation Interests 21-04, a screen shot with the note for the area. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

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They are scheduled to be in:

Hannibal on day 9....May 12

St Louis on day 10...May 13


1. Day 1: Bemidji, MN
2. Day 2: Grand Rapids, MN
3. Day 3: Palisade and Aitkin, MN
4. Day 4: Little Falls, St. Cloud, and the Twin Cities
5. Day 5: Twin Cities, Lake City, MN
6. Day 6: Winona, MN, LaCrosse, WI
7. Day 7: Dubuque, IA, Camanche, IA
8. Day 8: Muscatine, IA, Burlington, IA
9. Day 9: Hannibal, MO
10. Day 10: St. Louis, MO
11. Day 11: Cape Girardeau, MO
12. Day 12: Ashport, TN
13. Day 13: Memphis, TN
14. Day 14: Greenville, MS
15. Day 15: Natchez, LA
16. Day 16: Baton Rouge, LA
17. Day 17: New Orleans, LA / end of River



If you take a picture or a video of them, they would love it if you’d post it as a comment on the attached link, and write the date, time and location of where you saw them This will help with the Guinness documentation.



Mississippi Speed Record



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May 8, 1541 in River History

Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River which he called "Rio de Espiritu Santo" (River of the Holy Spirit).

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I am blind and have a pontoon boat in Portage des Sioux. 

I live in Florissant, Mo and I am looking for someone to drive me to and from the river and "Captain" my boat.


Please call Mike

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Metro East Flooding

East St. Louis Residents Stuck In A Flood Plain........


The residents of an East St. Louis neighborhood say that they are living on a street that never dries.  Terrace Drive is located adjacent to Harding Ditch, which is a 100 year old drainage canal that stretches for miles before joining the Mississippi River.


Other nearby neighborhoods have been bought out by the government and the houses torn down.  The land that remains always seems to be underwater.  FEMA will not buy out Terrace Drive, however, as that cannot get the leaders of East St. Louis to approve the buyout.


Illinois Senator Dick Durbin toured the area back in April, and promised to dedicate resources and maintenance to help keep Harding Ditch clear.  No representatives from East St. Louis met with the Senator........


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Boat Sales

Despite Backlogs, Shortages, Boat Sales Soaring........


According to preliminary data released by Statistical Surveys, there is a near-crazed demand for new boats.  With 31 states representing approximately 63 percent of the U.S. boating market, registrations were up 55 percent during March in the main powerboat categories and 34 percent on a year-over-year basis.


The comparisons to March 2020 may be a bit skewed because of the COVID-related shutdowns and work-from-home orders, however, they do reflect a pattern established over the past several months with no signs of slowing down.


Across the recreational boating industry, total registrations were up 44 percent year-over-year, with 46,407 boats sold.  For March, registrations for all categories tallied up to 22,238, a 67 percent jump over the same period last year........


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Ohio River Near Brookport, Illinois

Former Lock & Dam 52 Property To Be Transferred To Metropolis-Massac Port Authority........


Later this year, the former Lock & Dam 52 property located along the Ohio River near Brookport, Illinois will be transferred to the Metropolis-Massac Port Authority.  The deed transfer will take place once the final contract for the dam demolition has been fulfilled.


Scott Garrett, the Metropolis-Massac Executive Director said that they have had their eyes on the Dam 52 property for quite some time.  THe port authority has been around since 2009, but has never had any tangible assets.


Once the port authority takes possession of the property, they will own 19.1 acres of land at Ohio River Mile Marker 938.9, with approximately 1,800 feet of river frontage.  THe board will consider lease options on parts of the property, but they are not interested in operating a riverport........


Click here to read this news article from waterwaysjournal.net.



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Upcoming Events  June 12, 2021

Lake Of The Ozarks

LOTO Boat Parade Looks To Break Guinness Record........


This year, the State of Missouri is turning 200 years old, and the Bagnell Dam will be celebrating it's 90th birthday, and Lake of the Ozarks community leaders are preparing for the best boating destination in the Midwest to celebrate with the "Best Dam Birthday Bash".


Event organizers have celebration plans scheduled throughout the summer months, however, a unique boating event is slated for June 12, 2021, where an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade.


Mary Kay von Brendel, organizer of the Best Dam Birthday Bash says that Guinness has approved the official record attempt.  She added that boaters will be required to pre-register in order to count towards attendance........


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Norwegian May Avoid Florida Over Vaccination Checks........


On Thursday, Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd announced that Florida's new law that prohibits businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against COVID-19  may cause the company to halt operations in Florida.


Del Rio says that if they cannot operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, there are other states that Norwegian operates from.  He adds that they can operate out of the Caribbean for a ship that would have gone to Florida.


Last month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order banning the use of COVID-19 passports in the state.  He says that a person's personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based upon their decision........


Click here to read this news article from kmov.com.  With Photo.



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What's Going On This Week

3rd Chute Bar & Grill

May 1, 2020
We got the all new powered Mackie DJ/ Karaoke system installed at 3rd Chute Bar & Grill in Grafton, Il. Come check it out!!


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

The Deli is scheduled to open this year in May, 2021



The finest 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

Alton and Grafton

Fireworks Shows Thursday Nights


Some Highlights:

Thursday night from June 3 to Sept. 9 with the exception of Thursday, July 1.

The dazzling light show in Alton will launch from the parking lot at Landmarks and Henry Streets on the city’s riverfront. The Grafton show will launch from Grafton Lighthouse Park.

The Grafton Ferry has added Thursday to its schedule to help encourage people to enjoy the Grafton fireworks. A farmers market will take place in Grafton on Thursdays and the Grafton Music in the Park concert series also takes place Thursday evenings. Both of those events precede the fireworks shows


Reposted from ADVANTAGENEWS.COM .. click here


bluff city grill

424 Broadway, Alton, IL



Fri...May 7.... The Band Money Shot.. 7-11pm

Friday Specials!!
$2 Bud Light Pints
$6 Sangria


Open Tuesday - Sunday

Closed Mondays


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


Carry Out Available, Online Ordering or Delivery With Doordash


Now Booking Events in Banquet Hall for 2021, 2022 &2023

CONTACT FREE Order Online Curbside Pickup


Just a short distance from the Alton Marina


SAT...JULY 3, 2021 AT 7 PM
5th Annual Bluff City Independence Day Rooftop Party.. click here


Upcoming Events.. click here

The Boathouse

Northshore Marina


Thursday OPEN at 11 am John Shanahan and co. Plays at 7.
Friday KAPOW @7 maybe deck maybe inside
Saturday Jonathan Baker duo at 2.

Sunday Mother’s Day ,

 honoring all mamas with a rose and Mimosas compliments of the Boathouse. Copper Reign plays at 2. Lunch Special Prime Rib yum!

#isabellastrong #boathousecrew



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
Car and Passenger ferry crossing from St. Charles Mo. to Golden Eagle Il. in scenic Calhoun County

Phone: (618) 535-5759

Cedar Hill Resort

Mississippi River

1 mile below Winfield Dam


Closed and For Sale

Contact Jay at 618 772 5766


Con Trios Yacht Club


Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5pm at the Boathouse

Show Me the Money on the River Thames

Click here for event info


About:   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




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

Adding a new Cafe and Bar area to the store


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


Happy Hour Tue - Fri 3 - 7 $2/domestic bottles
KITCHEN HOURS Tue -Th 11AM-8PM Sun 12-8pm
Tuesday Deep Fried $1 Tacos Lunch Special
Wednesday Chef's Choice Lunch Special
Thursday Country Fried Steak Lunch Special
Friday Fish Lunch/Dinner Special
Saturday 1' Smoked Pork Steaks 2-gone
Saturday Domestic Bucket Specials
Sunday Fried Chicken dinners 12-gone


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

Grafton Ferry


Reposted from riverandroutes.com.. click here


Grafton Harbor

Confluence of Mississippi & Illinois Rivers


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.

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers



Check out Grafton's Event and Music

Calendar for May 5 - May 19... click here


Check out the Grafton Riverbeat

May Events and Things To Do... click here



Click here and check out "Welcome to Grafton" website

Fireworks Shows Thursday Nights

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Alton and Grafton


Some Highlights:

Thursday night from June 3 to Sept. 9 with the exception of Thursday, July 1.

The dazzling light show in Alton will launch from the parking lot at Landmarks and Henry Streets on the city’s riverfront. The Grafton show will launch from Grafton Lighthouse Park.

The Grafton Ferry has added Thursday to its schedule to help encourage people to enjoy the Grafton fireworks. A farmers market will take place in Grafton on Thursdays and the Grafton Music in the Park concert series also takes place Thursday evenings. Both of those events precede the fireworks shows


Reposted from ADVANTAGENEWS.COM .. click here


Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor


2021 Live Music and Festivals click here


Broadway Oyster Bar's newest venture featuring some of our Award-Winning Dishes, service, music, and atmosphere, right on the river in Grafton, Illinois.

John's Boat Harbor

Mississippi River at UMR 231.8


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

Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL



We have ordered our steel (for the) building and they are in the process of making it. They said it usually takes about 3 months to have it built and delivered. Let’s pray everything goes smoothly and there are no setbacks

Kinder's Restaurant





Hi Bill!
We have the foundation built!!! Unfortunately, since lumber prices are so high right now we are putting a hold on the build. Hoping all of this ends soon so we can get back to it.


Kinder's Restaurant




Foundation work started

"The plan is to keep it in the same location, maybe a little closer to the river and up about 7 ft higher. The building will be just a little smaller with a bigger deck."



Kinder's Restaurant


Photo Gallery of tear down & rebuild.. click here

Lake Center Marina

MM224.4 UMR


It’s that time of year again.
20% OFF Slips & Racks for New Members!

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


Do you have plans to go boating Memorial Day Weekend? Now is the time to get your boat in for spring service to ensure your boat is in top mechanical shape and ready for family fun!
Don't get left on the dock, give us a call today!


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


Closed for remodeling


Longshot Tiki Bar at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo



2021 Band & Event Schedule ... click here


Polestar Boating Center

Mississippi River

Dardenne Slough 221.5



Full Service Marina on the Mississippi River UMR MM 221.5 RDB in the west back channel of the Dardenne Slough


Gas Dock is Open

Port Charles Harbor

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Dardenne Slough at 221.5


Gas Dock is Open


Port Charles Harbor, A Full Service Marina Located On The Beautiful Mississippi River! 60 Ton Marine Travel Lift. 636.250.BOAT www.portcharlesharbor.com

Riviera Too

Food, Beer, Wine





Best ICE in town!   Cold Beer   Great Wine Selection!
Yummy Pizza and Subs! ....Tell your friends!


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

St. Charles Boat & Motor

The Complete Marine



With over 45 Years in the same location, St Charles Boat & Motor is one of the most experienced Marine Dealers in the St Louis Metro Area. We offer Top Quality Boats and Watercraft, A Full Service Repair Center and Parts Dept. www.stcharlesboat.com


3080 N. Hwy 94, St. Charles, Mo 63301   636 947-0106

  Two Rivers Marina

  Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo


Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, 2021

Spring Ice Breaker!
FINALLY!!!! JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST OFFICIAL WEEKEND OF 2021!!! April 30-May 2 we hope you’ll make our way to Two Rivers Marina to celebrate the new boating season. Friday evening we encourage everyone to socialize and get reacquainted with your neighbors on the docks and in the campground. The fire pit has plenty of wood, Fatboys will be serving up good food and drinks. WELCOME to your River Home!


Your River Get-Away Camping and Boating all in the same spot! Come see what we have to offer. Check us out at www.tworiversmarina.com

Check out Fatboys Restaurant Facebook page.... click here

Woodland Marina

UMR 222.8 ...Pool 26 of the Mississippi River


April 8, 2021

Summer Plans ........

Carl Bumba of Woodland Marina told RiverBills yesterday evening that the marina has plans in the works to have a restaurant on the property, along with new courtesy docks and an in-ground pool by mid-summer 2021.

Yacht Club of St. Louis

Mississippi River

At UMR 225 On Dardenne Slough


May 3, 2021...

Due to things out of my control, mainly the parking lot needing to be asphalted and with rain in the forecast Tuesday and Thursday we will be pushing slip holders opening weekend to Friday May 14th.
We open to the general public Friday May 21st.



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


More Things Going On This Week

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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 



Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....


Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills


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 



Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....


Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills



Who's Open.. Who's Closed

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

3rd Chute Bar & Grill ......................... Open
Alton Marina Deli Scheduled to Open in May, 2021
Arrrr Bar at Grafton Harbor.................. Open
Bluff City Grill ........................................ Open
Boathouse Food & Deck..................... Open
Cedar Hill Resort................................ Closed & For Sale
Duck Club Yacht Club........................ Open
Froges Bar & Grill.............................. Open
Grafton Harbor Winery & Gift Shop...... Open
Grafton Oyster Bar............................. Open
Kinder's Restaurant.......................... Being rebuilt in same location
Longshot Saloon................................ Opening this Spring
Longshot Tiki Bar............................ Opening Friday, May 1, 2021
Mike's LaRosa@ Longshot Marina Now ... The Longshot Tiki Bar
Yacht Club of St. Louis.....................

May 7 - 9...Soft opening for members & families

Open to the general the following weekend

 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..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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



Lock & Dam 15 Webcam

Live Image

Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL


US Army Corps of Engineers

Lock and Dam 15....

US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
Live Image of Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL ...
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SCHNEIDER Real Estate, Inc
1551 Wall Street, Suite 140
St. Charles, Mo 63303



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Featured at the Duck Club Haacke On The Water is now open
Tony Haacke

Executive Chef



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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Contact Jerry



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



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


Check out the New patio




UMR 222.2
Marine Gas,
Diesel Fuel, Ice

Docks, Rack Storage
 40 Ton Travel Lift
Repairs all makes

& models

Map.. click here
Website.. click here

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Let's Plan a

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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Alton Marina is the cover photo for the
2020 edition of Quimby's Cruising Guide



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“Most insurance companies require a Condition and Value Survey on boats over 20 years old. Call me before you make the final decision to buy”


Phone: 636-578-4801








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Docks-Dry Storage-Ramp-Repairs-Gas 24/7 Transients welcome

We have Pump Out

Ramp Passes & Storage

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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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Let us take care

of the food so

you can enjoy

the party ! 


We are ready to

help plan your

next event!



Artistic Affairs Catering
1336 Caulks Hill Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63304
636.922.3003 (FOOD)


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