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THE WEEKEND

SAT, SUN...28, 29 NOVEMBER 2020

 

Over 10.5 Million Boater Visits

Since Sept 12, 2004

To The Always Changing e-Waters of RiverBills.com

 

The Mississippi River at Kimmswick, Mo

Hoppie's Under Construction

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The Picture of the Day.....  was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppie"s Marina

 

Hi Bill,


Just another beautiful day at Hoppie’s Marina where they are dredging around the sunken barge before removing it from the ramp.

 

See you on the river!
Claudia Burris


Hoppie’s Marina Correspondent

NAIDA

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Grafton Harbor

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The Pictures of the Day.....  were sent to us by Capt Tim Crawford

 

Hello Bill, and all,


Went up to Grafton Harbor last week to see the 1935 Henry C Grebe & Co yacht “NAIDA”. Very seldom do you see a boat of that vintage on the river. Grebe built boats at their shipyard on the north branch of the Chicago River from 1926-1994. They built yachts for the wealthy and ships for the U.S. navy. NAIDA is of modest size as many of their yachts were over 100 foot. Their larger boats were built bow facing south and stern north because after a sideways launch into the Chicago River there was no way to turn them around. They would head downriver then to all parts of the world. Many are still in service today.
 

Capt Tim Crawford

 

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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

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The Picture of the Day.....  was sent to us by Capt Brad Maher who hails out of the Alton Motor Boat club on Piasa Creek of the Mississippi River

 

Friday Night

 

 

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The Picture of the Day.....  was sent to us by Lou Lenkman

 

The Grove Memorial Park.  

Come out and support Small Business Saturday!!!!

Lou

 

 

 

BLACK FRIDAY

Friday, November 27th

through

Sunday, November 29th.

 

Ahoy there Boathiemians,
 

It's that time of the year again! I hope that you're just as excited about our holiday specials, just as much as we are. Black Friday is upon us, and we have some amazing deals headed your way. Northshore Marina is a place we want you to be able to call home, with these specials, you might be able to do so!
 

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Boathemians, River family , friends.
We already have cabin fever! Ha
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And more!
Pizzas, pretzels, salads, chicken strips , ravioli, and Mini Tacos! Whoop whoop!
We are here .Hanging out on this beautiful weekend.
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Added Sunday

Riverboat History

A Look Back At Boats That Hauled Calhoun County Apples........

 

Calhoun County is a narrow peninsula situated between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.  The region is perhaps best known for it's orchards that grow peaches during the summer and apples in the fall, and as a result, the county has a bit of history involving steamboats hauling apples.

 

The sternwheeler D.H. Pike was built in 1883 and was originally called the Benton McMillin.  The riverboat worked the Cumberland River for several years prior to moving to the Ohio River to operate in the Pittsburgh - Cincinnati trade in 1886.  In 1888, The Eagle Packet Company purchased the vessel, lengthened the hull, renamed it the D.H. Pike and it operated in the St. Louis - Peoria trade.

 

THe Belle of Calhoun was constructed in 1895 by the Carondelet Marine Ways and completed along the St. Louis Levee.  The vessel was owned by the Clarksville Packet Company and was named for Miss Anna Wood, who was named the Belle of Calhoun County.  After changing hands and names a few times, the Belle of Calhoun sank in 1914 four miles above Alton, Illinois with 4,700 barrels of apples aboard.  Most of the cargo was recovered, but around 800 barrels were lost........

 

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Socially-Distanced Bald Eagle Tour

Pere Marquette State Park......

 

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The Flag of St. Louis, Mo

 

Added Sunday

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis' "Three Rivers" Flag Voted Coolest City Flag........

 

Back in May, a competition was held on Twitter, looking to determine which city in the United States had the "coolest" city flag.  St. Louis was originally seeded as number 64 out of 64 cities, but went on to with the top honors.

 

The battle for the title of "Coolest US City Flag" came down to St. Louis versus Tulsa, Oklahoma.  St. Louis won the title by a final vote of 94 percent to 6 percent.

 

The St. Louis flag is also known as the "Three Rivers Flag" as it symbolizes the confluence of the Missouri, Mississippi and Meramec Rivers.  The Fleur-de-lis in the center pays homage to the city's French heritage........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from radio.com.  With Photos.

 

Check out some history of the St. Louis Three Rivers Flag... click here

 

Added Sunday

Ohio River Near Cincinnati, Ohio

River Ferry Busy After Fiery Accident Closed Brent Spence Bridge........

 

Ever since the Brent Spence Bridge was closed following a fiery crash between two trucks, the Anderson Ferry has been busy carrying vehicles across the Ohio River.

 

Captain John James pilots the Anderson Ferry's Boone No.9 across the Ohio River approximately 9 times per hour.  A typical afternoon trip would see about three or four cars per trip, but since the bridge closed, the ferry is carrying up to 15 cars per trip.

 

Captain James says that 15 is the maximum number of cars that are able to fit on the Boone No.9, which is Anderson Ferry's larges ferryboat.  The Anderson Ferry usually carries between 400 and 500 cars per day, but now that number has roughly doubled........

 

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

Added Sunday

Boat Manufacturer

Boat Builders Designing Boats To Handle Modern Outboards........

 

Modern high-horsepower outboard engines are heavy and they are capable of producing tremendous amounts of power and torque, which are three characteristics that boatbuilders are having to master.

 

Back in 2018, Kevin Burns, the vice president of design and product development for Sabre Yachts and Back Cove Yachts was at the helm of a prototype of the company's first outboard offering, the Back Cove 340.

 

Burns said that the first 340 was rigged with twin Suzuki 350s on it's transom.  He says that they got it over 40 knots, and turned so hard that the engines broke free and spun the boat out.  No one was hurt, but part of the testing process was to find what the limits are........

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Some Highlights of This Week's

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

District 8 MRS                                                 UPDATED November 25, 2020

Mississippi River System

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MILE 200.5 - L/D RESTRICTION
The bullnose protection armor, for the lower long wall of the Mel Price L/D (main chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.5, is experiencing deterioration. Continuing until further notice, all tows transiting the main lock are requested to stay off the lower long wall bullnose. Mariners should be alert for
and abide by any special instructions from the lockmaster.

MILE 183.2 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
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 50 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.

MISSOURI RIVER

All floating aids to navigation, maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been withdrawn for the commercial navigation season. Mariners are urged to transit the Missouri River with caution and to utilize all U.S. Coast Guard Broadcasts, the Local Notice to Mariners and electronic chart displays, for navigation.

 

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Mississippi River Cruising

American Intends To Cruise 4 Boats Next Year.......

 

Officials with American Cruise Lines say that they are expecting to be operating two new riverboats on the Mississippi River next year, and an agreement with the City of Alton will make the city the launch point for several Mississippi River tours.

 

In addition to the two new riverboats, ACL will be running two existing paddlewheelers along the Mississippi River in 2021, the America and the Queen of the Mississippi.

 

Charles B. Robertson, President and CEO of American Cruise Lines says that the new American Melody and American Jazz riverboats blend the sophisticated and the modern and they will provide the same great cruising experiences on modern ships........

 

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

 

Sad News

Robert "Bob" Rogliardi Passed Away........

 

 

Photo is Bob and Janet at the 2017 Blessing of the Fleet

 

Con Trios Yacht Club member Robert "Bob" Rogliardi passed away at home after a short illness. Bob was an avid fisherman at their place at the Lake of the Ozarks and lots of bass tournaments. For several years they also had a pontoon boat at Yacht Club of St. Louis affectionately called the "River Pig". Bob was always fun to be around and will be greatly missed. Janet said all the kids were there with him the day before.

 

Darryll Weil


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Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Virtual Neighbor Nights Presentation  Focusing On The Mississippi River........

 

On Tuesday, December 15, from 7-8 pm, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center will be hosting a virtual Neighbor Nights presentation via Zoom.  The presentation will focus on why the Mississippi River is considered to be one of the world's greatest waterways.

 

Ted Kratschmer, the Field Station and Special Projects Manager will be presenting the facts about the Mississippi River.  He says that they will be discussing some of the interesting plants and animals found in the river.

 

Kratschmer says that the Neighbor Nights presentation will be a great opportunity to learn about the general health of the Mississippi River, and some of the challenges it faces........

 

Click here to read this news story from thetelegraph.com

 

 

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs.

We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boats + Crest, Mercury + Yamaha Outboards and Heritage & Haul Rite trailers

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles Boat & Motor Facebook

 

Ohio River Near Cincinnati, Ohio

Fiery Wreck Caused Bridge, River Shutdown........

 

Earlier this month, a wreck and subsequent fire on a major bridge spanning the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio has caused the closure of the span and the river below.  The river may have reopened, but the bridge will likely not reopen until late December.

 

Emergency repairs are underway on the Brent Spence Bridge in Covington, Kentucky.  Mark Policinski, CEO of the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments says that the worst thing that could've happened to their transportation system indeed happened.

 

The accident caused a fireball on the bridge that was burning at 1,500 degrees.  THe fire occurred over the navigation channel, so the Coast Guard closed the Ohio River for 1 mile in each direction for 36 hours as a precaution........

 

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

 

 

Click here........ Port Charles Harbor website

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River History....

28 November, 1967 in River History

 
Robert E. O’Brien of Webster Groves applied for a mooring permit for the USS Inaugural (St. Louis Riverfront) at St. Louis City Hall . He promised his attraction would be “a real slick thing.”
The USS Inaugural was floating attraction on the St. Louis riverfront from 1968 to 1993 was pulled from its mooring during the 1993 flood. Rescued and tied temporarily to a barge south of downtown, it suddenly rolled and sank on Sept. 23, 1993..

 

 

Illinois Fishing News From Gilmore Lake

Retired Math Teacher Caught Huge Grass Carp........

 

Buddy Wolke, a retired math teacher from Alton High School recently reeled in a huge grass carp while fishing on Gilmore Lake near Columbia, Illinois.  Wolke says that it took him close to a half hour to land the fish.

 

Wolke was fishing with a light action reel and 6 pound test line, and was using a white hair jig tipped with a nightcrawler.

 

The carp weighed in at 60 pounds and measured 50 inches long and 34 inches around........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from thetelegraph.com.  With Photo.

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What's Going On This Week

3rd Chute Bar & Grill
211 W. Main St. Grafton, IL

 

11-23-20

Third Chute has inside seating, delicious food, a fun atmosphere & great service at both locations!

*Two piece catfish dinner with two sides $10.95 Everyday
*Family pizza meal.( two large pizzas up to four toppings, & soda pitchers) $25.00
Everyday
*MONDAY’S .25 cent draft & $2 pitchers. Coors, Miller, and Bud light.
*TUESDAY’S: $1.50 taco’s & $3 Margs
*WEDNESDAY’S: $5 basket of wings. Jumbo or boneless. We also have line dancing on Wednesday’s
*THURSDAY’S: $2 ladies night
*FRIDAY’S: Steak night! NY strip or Ribeye & your choice of two sides for $14.95
We also have Wayne’s famous kettle chili, horseshoes, & as always our .50 peel & eat shrimp

 

3rd Chute Upcoming Events.. click here

Alton Marina

Mississippi River at Alton, IL

 

11-15-20

Closed for the season

Fuel and water available



 

bluff city grill

424 Broadway, Alton, IL

 

11-19-20
Gift Certificates

$20 for $25, $40 for $50

Click here for more info

 

10-27-20

We are going to continue to follow the guidelines that we have been doing the entire time, we will offer dining, curbside, contact free online ordering or CARRYOUT whichever the customer is most COMFORTABLE doing. We will be OPEN for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Thank you

 

Dining, Curbside & CARRYOUT
CONTACT FREE Order Online Curbside Pickup
OPEN For LUNCH & DINNER WED- SUN!
https://bluffcitygrill.e-tab.com/bluffcitygrill#!/order-type
Easy as 1, 2, 3!!
 1. Click the link
 2. Order your food how you want it, pay online
 3. Park in Curbside & Call Restaurant when you arrive

 

Just a short distance from the Alton Marina

 

Upcoming Events.. click here

The Boathouse

Northshore Marina

 

BLACK FRIDAY

Fri, Nov 27 through Sun, Nov 29

 

 

Boathouse Restaurant... 636-250-3300

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

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

Upcoming Events.. click here

Calhoun Ferry Company

 

 

The Golden Eagle Ferry is open with regular operating hours of Monday-Thursday 5am to 9pm, Friday -Saturday 5am to 2am and Sunday 8am to 9pm.

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Mississippi River

1 mile below Winfield Dam

 

Closed and For Sale

Contact Jay at 618 772 5766

 

Con Trios Yacht Club

 

Christmas Party at the Duck Club
Saturday December 5th.
Doors open at 5
Appetizers at 6:00
Announcements at 6:30
Dinner at 7:00
Music by Samurai 5
Open Bar
$55 per person, choice of beef or chicken
50/50 Drawing to benefit Christmas gifts to needy families.
Come gussied up and be ready to party Christmas style!

 

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

 

Last Weekend open is that of December 13, 2020

 

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 mm22

Froge's Bar and Grill

Portage des Sioux, MO

 

 

$1.50 cans every Friday from 9pm-close

 

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

Grafton Harbor

Confluence of Mississippi & Illinois Rivers

 

11-19-20

New online shopping available

https://graftonharbor.smartonlineorder.com

 

 

We have pontoon boat rentals available
2 hours: $195
4 hours: $295
8 hours: $488
Includes gas and tax!!
Call: 618-786-7678

Grafton Harbor

Grafton Harbor River Adventures
 

11-03-20
The 2020 cruising season is in the books and we would like to thank each and every one of you that cruised with us this year! Even though it was short we made the best out of it and thanks to you, it was a success! We are looking forward to planning more great cruises for 2021, so stay tuned!


 

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers

 

Check out Grafton's Event and Music

Calendar for Nov 25 thru Dec 15... click here

 

 

 

 

Click here and check out "Welcome to Grafton" website

Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor

 

11-14-20

Grafton Oyster Bar is open for two more weeks!! Our last day for the season will be Sunday, November 29th. We will reopen February 2021. Please use any Groupon's you may have by this date. We have indoor and outdoor seating available as well as a enclosed heated patio. Join us Tuesday through Sunday from 11am until 10pm. Full menu available. Come get your Oyster Bar fix before it's to late!!

 

Tuesdays are $1.00 Gulf Oysters from open until close.

FREE BREAD PUDDING November 17th through November 29th.
* One per table with purchase of entre. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid with Groupon.

 

John's Boat Harbor

Mississippi River at UMR 231.8

 

11-26-20

Thought I posted thisI before but don’t see it.
We will be closed until Monday. Guys need a rest after all the winterization.
So see you at the end of the road next week.

Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL

 

10-05-20

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.

Amanda

Kinder's Restaurant

 

 

08-22-20

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."

 

Amanda

Kinder's Restaurant

 

Photo Gallery of tear down & rebuild.. click here

Lake Center Marina

MM224.4 UMR

 

Gated Entry and Video Security

 

 

Marina, Boat Service, Fuel

Lewis Boats

Marine Sales and Service

 

10-01-20

Don't get caught off-guard by the freezing temps this fall! Contact our service department for pricing on shrinkwrap and winterization packages

 

 

Welcome to Lewis Boats! We are a family owned and operated company that was established in 1993. Our focus is on building relationships by providing the best in products and services.


We have a CSI Award-winning service and parts department with over 175 years of combined experience in the marine industry to take care of all of your parts and service needs. We service Mercury, Mercruiser, Yamaha, Volvo Penta, and Honda Outboards.
We offer Barletta Boats, Sylvan Marine, Cypress Cay, and Crestliner pontoon boats, Phoenix bass boats, Crestliner aluminum fishing boats, Monterey sport boats, and Mercury, Mercruiser, and Yamaha outboard and sterndrives.


Whether you are looking for an aluminum fishing boat, performance pontoon, tournament ready fiberglass bass boat, or a crossover ski boat/ bowrider, our sales consultants will help you find the perfect boat for your family’s wants and needs.


It's no wonder we have been regarded as one of the largest and most trusted dealers in Missouri for more than 20 years. Come meet our dedicated boating staff and allow them to find the right boat or service for your family's needs.


We are conveniently located in between the Missouri Riverfront and Lake Saint Louis. Family owned and operated since 1993. Come in today and check us out!
As we like to say, you are not just buying a boat or getting service but becoming a member of the Lewis Boats Family!

 

Liberty Harbor

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

2020 Slip Rates

Click here

 

Contact Jerry

636-734-1929

 

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

 

Longshot Saloon at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 


Closed for remodeling

 

Mike's La Rosa at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

Closed for the season

See you in 2021 !


 

Port Charles Harbor

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Dardenne Slough at 221.5

 


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!

 

Patio Open Thu - Sat.. 5-10pm

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

 

Effective Nov. 2, 2020

Winter Hours

Tuesday - Friday...... 9am - 5pm

Saturday................. 9am - 1pm

Sunday & Monday... Closed

 

 

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

  Two Rivers Marina

  Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo

 

 

December 5,2020

Sandbar Christmas Extravaganza

Click here for flyer

 

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

Woodland Marina

UMR 222.8 ...Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

 

October 9, 2020

The mouth of the harbor is back open

 

October 09, 2020

WILL BE PUMPING FUEL TOMORROW.
Gas dock opens at 8:30.

 

Yacht Club of St. Louis

Mississippi River

At UMR 225 On Dardenne Slough

 

 

10-31-20
This will be the last weekend for water on the docks and the pump out. Enjoy the sunshine.

 

Yacht Club was tore down due to flood damage.

Rebuilding on higher ground !

 

 

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....

 

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Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

3rd Chute Bar & Grill ......................... Open
Alton Marina Deli Closed for the season
Arrrr Bar at Grafton Harbor.................. Open
Bluff City Grill ........................................ Open
Boathouse Food & Deck..................... Closed for the season
Cedar Hill Resort................................ Closed & For Sale
Duck Club Yacht Club........................ Last Day Open Dec 13
Froges Bar & Grill.............................. Open
Grafton Harbor Winery & Gift Shop...... Open
Grafton Oyster Bar............................. Last day open Nov 29
Kinder's Restaurant.......................... Being rebuilt in same location
Longshot Saloon................................ Closed for remodeling
Mike's LaRosa@ Longshot Marina Closed for the season
Yacht Club of St. Louis..................... Being rebuilt in new location

 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

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US Army Corps of Engineers

Lock and Dam 15....

US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
Live Image of Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL ...
Click here

 

 

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

 

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Longshot Marina website

 Longshot Saloon Facebook

Mike's LaRosa Bar Facebook

 

 

 

 

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.CONTACT  KELLY

636-225-2599

314-239-4243 cell

636-688-7773 fax

 

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Phone 314-517-6079

RealtorAimeeDavison@Gmail.com

 

SCHNEIDER Real Estate, Inc
1551 Wall Street, Suite 140
St. Charles, Mo 63303

 

 

Click here to View My Listings

 

 

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The new management is Padavans NY dba Padavan & Haacke On the Water at the Duck Club

click here for more info

 

Now accepting social membership applications

click here

 

6257 Hwy V, St. Charles, Mo

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


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Duck Club Yacht Club websit
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2020 Slip Rates

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Contact Jerry

636-734-1929

 

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

 

 

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click here for website
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click here for Menu

 

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
 

636-250-3446
.
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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
 

 

 Website.. click here

Facebook.. click here

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Dining room/ lounge bar & sports bar that offers live video gaming

 

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

We have Pump Out

Ramp Passes & Storage
636-946-2073

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OPEN

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
CLOSED

 
 

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UMR 222.2
 

 

 

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