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The Picture of the Day... is from the "All Around Alton, Illinois" video " Local Legends: Jan and Joe DeSherlia


There is a surprise at the very end of the video about Grafton and Jan & Joe DeSherlia.

It's a shot of Tom and Lou Lenkman's boat, "Willpower" headed up the Illinois river past Grafton. 

A Great ending to a Great story


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Here is a pic of the Living Lands and Water barge, tug and a plate boat at Melvin Price on Thursday.


Also a pic of the new 40+ foot flag pole that will be going up on Duck Blind Island soon.


Also thanks to Dave for correcting my name for Piasa island (Scotch Jimmy). I heard it was a real party island back in the day.

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Boating Season Has Begun




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A Few Things To Consider When Purchasing A Boat........


Whether you are buying your first boat or you have purchased several boats, it is a big decision that needs to undergo some serious consideration before signing on the dotted line.


When shopping for a boat, you need to know what you want.  Take the time to consider how the boat will be used and be realistic about the intended usage.  You should take into account all of the costs associated with the purchase, including the costs of operating, storing and maintaining it.


Boat manufacturers have websites that allow you to virtually build your future boat, so make sure to do your research and focus on models that will meet your size and usage needs.  Once you are on board your prospective boat, take the time to give it a good inspection.


It is crucial that you know exactly what is included in the purchase price, including propulsion, safety items, electronics, entertainment systems and more.  Above all, never purchase a boat on impulse........


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  MAY 5th - Drinco de Mayo Party
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  MAY 20th - Fried Chicken Sundays returns. With magician Glenn Bishop

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  MAY 27th - Blues * Brews * BBQ live music by Marquise Knox

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Ok guys. Ramp and harbor is open. Moved dredge and pipes. Will be back dredging by mMonday. Enjoy the day. Remember. Ramping by passes only. Woo woo

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Update 2: Unified Command continues oil spill response near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – A Unified Command is continuing cleanup efforts for shorelines, facilities and vessels between Nashville Wharf and mile marker 77 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Saturday.

The Unified Command consists of the U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Gallagher Marine Systems, and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Crews are scheduled to clean affected rock shoreline areas between Woldenberg Park and Governor Nichols Street Wharf Sunday using high-powered water and steam. The Unified Command is advising the public to stay clear of cleanup operations.

Crews have recovered approximately 11,500 gallons of liquid waste and about 348 cubic yards of solid waste.

Wildlife response teams have recovered and are rehabilitating one Drake Mallard duck and two ducklings.

At present, the Unified Command has deployed 140 people, 30 vessels, six skimmers and 2,900 feet of containment boom in response to the incident.



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Sales Down During March........


According to Statistical Surveys Inc., boat sales during March were down slightly when compared to last year and year over year growth decreased one percent.


Ryan Kloppe, the sales director for Statistical Surveys says that the overall slow sales pace can be attributed to the weather.  He notes that even Florida had a cold snap during March.


The persistent chilly temperatures across the nation mean that some of the boats purchased at boat shows are still in storage, or even shrinkwrapped.  Kloppe says that there could be new boats that haven't been registered yet........


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The Illinois River Is Vital To The State's Health........


The towns that dot the banks of the Illinois River typically were established as market places, which in turn attracted people to the communities. 


Eventually, grain from all over the region would be sent to these towns, stored in silos and ultimately shipped off to other market places.


During this time, river boats evolved as well, ultimately developing into larger steam vessels that could carry a great deal of goods as well as passengers........


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Rescue Boat Operator Accused Of Extortion........


Heavy rainfall recently hit the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, prompting volunteers to hop into their boats in order to help people that were trapped by floodwaters.


Some of the people that were rescued claim that they were victims of a scam, where they were told that they must pay or they would be left stranded.


On Friday, Kauai Police arrested boat operator Stephen Koehne on suspicion of extortion, robbery as well as terroristic threatening.  Koehne has not been formally charged.......


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Updated April 18, 2018

Mississippi River

Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 274.4, along the RDB, north of L/D 24. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
A series of 4 obstructions, consisting of unlighted and abandoned pile clusters have been reported in the vicinity of Mile 197.8, LDB. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Commencing April 17, 2018 and continuing until April 20, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct unmanned aircraft testing between approximate Miles 169.0 and 152.0. Anchored mannequins used as test objects will be in placed in the area. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area and not disturb the anchored test objects. Mariners may contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or at (314) 269-2332, for additional information


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The Delta Queen

Legislators Moving On Delta Queen Exemption........


A group of legislators recently included a provision into a U.S. Coast Guard authorization bill that would allow the Delta Queen to operate as an overnight cruise vessel, despite official warnings that doing so would create a floating fire hazard.


On Wednesday, the Senate was four votes short of proceeding with the authorization legislation.  The Delta Queen issue is not expected to die with the authorization bill.


In a short interview, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt stated that he and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill authored the exemption provision.  Blunt said that he would like for the Delta Queen to resume cruising again and to be based south of St. Louis, however, the exemption is needed to allow the steamboat to operate once again........


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RiverBill says THANKS! to Cap'n Robert Boteler for the news tip! 


Sad News

Tim Tighe Passed Away


Tim and Lynn Tighe

Our river family has lost another of its members. Tim Tighe passed away on Friday April 20th after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tim was a Past Commodore of Con Trios Yacht Club, Past Commodore of Duck Club Yacht Club, Past President of the Blessing of the Fleet, loving husband to his late wife Lynn, loving Father to his late daughter Tiffany and daughter Valerie, a true Gentleman and Gentle Man. He and Lynn formerly boated out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the cruiser "Patience". He will be sorely missed by many of us. More details on arrangements as they become available. Prayers and condolences to Tim's family and friends


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The 3rd Chute Tree House Bar will open at noon Saturday April 21,2018.


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News Release From BoatUS

5 Things Your Marine Surveyor Wants You to Know

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 20, 2018 – For many people, buying a boat is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime, and at the center of this process is your friendly marine surveyor. Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move. If you catch issues before taking the deal, you have the option of renegotiating the price or seeing that the faults are corrected. Here are five things Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)-accredited marine surveyor and BoatUS Magazine Associate Editor Mark Corke advises every boater should know this spring buying season.
1. Surveys generally cost around $20 to $22 per foot, and it could be some of the best money ever spent. Most surveyors have a set fee based on the size and type of boat and the type of survey. A “condition and value” survey is most common for boat purchases. Be wary of “light” or abbreviated surveys that help neither the buyer nor seller and often won’t be accepted by banks or insurance companies. Hiring a local surveyor helps to avoid travel costs, and surveyors typically won’t send a survey report until they get paid.
2. Don’t choose a surveyor recommended by the seller or his/her broker. The surveyor works for you and you only. Just like you would not select a home surveyor recommended by the seller, find your own marine surveyor. If friends or your marina can’t recommend one, go to Keep in mind that a survey is only good for a specific time period. Old surveys should be viewed as unreliable; sellers sometimes try to pass off old information that doesn’t reflect the boat’s condition today.
3. Prepare the boat. Before the surveyor arrives on the day of the survey, empty out any lockers or storage areas with access to mechanical parts or machinery. This will make things go much smoother and helps achieve a thorough review.
4. Don’t hover, and don’t bring friends or guests on the sea trial. Most surveyors encourage buyers to be at the survey to have an open dialog, but give the surveyor space and time to do the job and don’t bring any unnecessary family members or guests. It’s not a celebratory boat ride.
5. Use your surveyor to the fullest. Surveyors appreciate you understanding the survey report and will enjoy a conversation to discuss. Keep in mind that it’s their job to bring you all the news, including the good and the not so good. They appreciate sharing their knowledge to help you make informed buying decisions, so take advantage of the time offered to you.
For additional help with buying a boat, go to the free online BoatUS Boat Buyers Toolbox at



This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.


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Missouri Fishing News

MDC, Alligator Gar Featured On Animal Planet Show.........


At 8 pm on Sunday, Animal Planet's Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers will be featuring the alligator gar and the Missouri Department of Conservation's efforts at restoring their population in Missouri's waterways.


The segment will look at the restocking of the alligator gar and why they are important and beneficial to the state's waters.  DOC fisheries regional supervisor Christopher Kennedy says that the show will focus on restoration efforts, their role in the habitat, why they are beneficial to humans and why they are not around anymore.


Kennedy report that the MDC began considering restoring the alligator gar in Missouri waters back in 1999.  At first, the effort was met with a considerable amount of scrutiny by fishermen, members of the public and even scientists.  The MDC oversaw a great deal of research that debunked the myths surrounding the alligator gar........


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West Marine Celebrating Turning 50........


On Thursday, West Marine announced that they will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company and officially celebrating the arrival of spring, with a special promotion.


On Saturday, April 21, all West Marine locations will be giving the first 50 customers a mystery gift card ranging in value from $5 to $100.  The total amount of the giveaway will be around $120,000.


Sailor Randy Repass founded West Marine in 1968 and ever since, the company has been a top marine supply retailer.  Repass originally began the business selling rope out of his garage........


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April 21, 1855 in River History

1st train crosses Mississippi River's 1st bridge, Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport Iowa.


April 21, 1910 in River History

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain died on this day.

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),

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We need your support and action to mobilize and save the Delta Queen.



SAVE THE DELTA QUEEN ....4-13-18 update

The vote we have been seeking appears to be moving forward next week. In speaking to the house transportation and infrastructure staff it was indicated the house would “work with the senate” regarding the DQ language if it was part of the coast guard authorization bill [ S1129]. In checking S1129 the Delta Queen language that was originally passed as S89 is not in the current version of the bill.
So, team we need to let the senate committee “commerce, science and transportation” know that we the people want the S89 language added to S1129. The committee chair is Sen John Thune from Alaska. We can call bill sponsors, professional staff and the two Missouri senators that sponsored the original S89 bill to make sure they do all they can to get the S89 language added.
Timing is critical Sen Thune has told the press the bill will be voted on next week. The added language could be a floor amendment. We could be celebrating next week.

Robert Boteler
Great American Rivers Caucus


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Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Hosting Mushroom Festival........


Spring is a special time for mushroom hunters, and from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, Pere Marquette near Grafton, Illinois is hosting their annual Mushroom Festival.


Brett Stawar, President of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau says that mushroom hunting is a popular pastime for many people.  He does caution mushroom hunters make sure that they know the difference between a good mushroom and a bad one.


The main event, the Great Morel Hunt will begin at 1 pm.   The morels will be measured to find the smallest, the biggest and the most morel mushrooms.  The winners will receive a free nights stay at the Pere Marquette Lodge........


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April 20 - 22, 2018

Lake of the Ozarks

In Water Boat Show........


The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association

In Water Boat Show

April 20 - 22, 2018

Dog Days Bar & Grill @19MM

Car and Boat Shuttle from the Topsider


$1,000 of Free gas given away at the show


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 Sat, Jun 2 – Sun, Jun 3, 2018   Kentucky Lake
 Fri, Jun 8 – Sun, Jun 10, 2018   Wheatland, Mo
 Sat, Jul 7 – Sun, Jul 8, 2018   Kentucky Lake
 Sat, Jul 21 – Sun, Jul 22, 2018   Evansville, IL
 Sat, Aug 4 – Sun, Aug 5, 2018   Chouteau, Ok
 Sat, Aug 25 – Sun, Aug 26, 2018   Livermore, Ky
 Fri, Aug 31 – Sun, Sep 2, 2018   Wheatland, Mo
 Fri, Nov 2 - Sun, Nov 4, 2018   Phoenix, AZ

What's Going on This Week

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

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Just a short walk from Grafton Harbor

Breakfast available every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8am till 12pm

$5.00 lunch specials from 11am till 2pm

Boating season is almost here don't forget when you park at the Grafton Harbor we will honor your parking ticket free drink up to $5 just present your ticket

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bluff city grill

424 Broadway, Alton, IL

Open 7 Days A Week

Just a short walk from Alton Marina



Monday Thru Friday from 3-6pm! $2.25 Domestic Beer Bottles, $3.00 Well Drinks and 6 Wings and a Domestic Beer $5.99


The Boathouse

Northshore Marina


SUNDAY... Pat Liston ...3pm-6pm


Thurs thru Sun... 12 Noon till 8pm
Thurs and Fri.. until business decline
Sat.. 11am till 12am
Sun 11am till 8pm
as the weather changes so do our hours

Duck Club Yacht Club


Club Clean Day..Sun, April 22nd...10:00

We need your participation in helping get our club grounds ready for the boating season.
Any tools like mulch forks, rakes or shovels would be a great help in gettin the job done.
Blowers and wheelbarrows will be provided.
Keep a look out for that golf cart👀 driving around delivering BEER and water to all volunteers.


Sat. May 5th

Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo

From Jubilee's to Margaritas.
Kentucky Derby hats to Sombrero's.
Details to follow.

The Duck Club Yacht Club is Open For the Season

Our hours are as follows for the season:
  Friday 4- 1:30     Saturday 12-1:30     Sunday 12-9

Illinois River at Naples, IL

Evandy's Boatel


Our Ribeyes are hand cut. Our seasoned Ribeyes which we use our own blend of seasonings are a big hit at The River!

Life is Good on The River!


Evandy's Boatel Upcoming Events.. click here

Portage des Sioux, MO

Froges Bar and Grill


We will be closed on Mother's Day, May 13th.


Every Friday throughout the year we serve whole catfish, catfish nuggets, Alaskan Pollock and salmon served with 2 sides and a soft drink for $8.99 from 11am until gone or 10pm


June 8 - 10, 2018   Froge's Catfish Tournament
$100/boat, ALL weigh ins at bar,
NO hooks in water before 7pm, ALL state laws apply, ALL fish weighed must be alive, 1st weigh in Saturday @noon and @ 9pm, big fish payout for the day, Sunday weigh in @ noon big fish and total weight payout

Grafton Harbor

Confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers



Gift Harbor Gift Shop and Winery Now Open


Wine on the Water Sunset Cruise on the Hakuna Matata
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor





Sat Apr 21, 2018

    7pm - 11pm Outlaw Opry

Sun Apr 22, 2018

    1pm - 5pm Lenny Frisch

TUE - THUR & SUN.. 11AM-11PM
FRI & SAT............... 11AM-1AM


Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers

Two Week Activity  Calendar


Click here and check out Grafton's Event and Music Calendar ....    4-17 thru 4-29  


Friday, June 8, 2018

Mickey Gilley In Concert Police Benefit..8pm.

Loading Dock Bar & Grill
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Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL


Kinders Restaurant is OPEN
  Business Hours
     Friday........ 4pm-9pm
    Saturday.... 11am-9pm
    Sunday...... 11am-8pm


Help Wanted......We are looking for fun, energetic, and friendly servers, bartenders, and cooks for our family owned business. Servers must be 18 years of age, bartenders 21 years of age, and cooks 16 years of age. This is a weekend job, we need someone who is willing to hustle long hours on their feet. If you put in the work it will be worth the pay!


Come in and apply anytime  Friday, Saturday, or Sunday between the hours of 11am-5pm Or contact Jeni at 618-799-9670


Lake Center Marina


Saturday, May 12 at 2 PM - 10 PM
Lake Center Marina Annual Spring Fling!!!

Annual Spring fling baby!!!! Always a blast!!! Jambone plays 6p to 10p!!


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My River Home Marina and Resort

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo

April 28..Longshot Saloon Opens

May 26. Larosa Cabana bar Opens


Restrooms will be open this week April 9th. Water on docks are to be determined based on the weather at night. We are looking forward to a great year at the marina and hope to see you all soon!

The Marina is dredged to 8ft, docks are now set and we have one of the best views on the River!

Call Andy at 314.566.5403 for pricing and to reserve for the 2018 Season


Yacht Club of St. Louis

Dardenne Slough of Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Thursday @ 5pm
FRI. - SUN. @ 12PM

Cream of broccoli soup
BBQ Pulled pork Nachos or Sandwich
Lobster mac 'n' cheese
8-10oz. Broiled Lobster tail
Oreo cheesecake

Live music Saturday @ 8pm w/ Tim Session


May is right around the corner. Here is a few highlights of what's coming.

  MAY 5th - Drinco de Mayo Party
  MAY 13th - Mothers day Brunch
  MAY 20th - Fried Chicken Sundays returns. With magician Glenn Bishop

                   performing his award winning close up table to table illusions and magic
  MAY 27th - Blues * Brews * BBQ live music by Marquise Knox



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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  ..Reopening for the season April 27, 2018

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 ......................... Open All Year
Arrrr Bar at Grafton Harbor.................. Closed for the season
bluff city grill..................... Open All Year
Boathouse Food & Deck..................... Open All Year
Cedar Hill Resort................................ Closed for the season
Driftwood Crab Shack @ MRH Resort.. TBD
Duck Club Yacht Club........................ Open
Evandy's_Boatel................................ Open
Froges Bar & Grill.............................. Open All Year
Grafton Harbor Winery & Gift Shop...... Open thru Dec 3..longer if weather is nice
Grafton Oyster Bar............................. Open All Year
Kinder's Restaurant.......................... Open
Longshot Saloon................................ April 28 ReOpens for the season
LaRosa Cantina................................. May 26 ReOpens for the season
Yacht Club of St. Louis..................... Open

 Your Eye on the River


The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

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Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

The Webcam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes..

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Go to 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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Five Anchor Marina

Beautiful area of the

Mississippi River

Restaurants & wineries


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Evandy's Boatel

100 Bob Michael St.
Naples, IL 62665
Open 7 Days a Week

A unique dining experience set on the banks of the Illinois River. Great food, exceptional service, and scenic views. Visit our website to view our menu and summer band schedule... click here


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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






Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs

Meisinger Aviation 

Spirit of St. Louis Airport


Aircraft Sales




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211 W. Main St.  Grafton, IL


Breakfast Buffet
Sun & Sun 8-12


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Marina dredged to 8ft

Docks are now set

 One of the best views on the River!

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2018 Event Calendar


My River Home website




Kitchen open til 9pm Tue, Wed, Thur and Sun!



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SCHNEIDER Real Estate, Inc
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St. Charles, Mo 63303



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Call office at 636-250-7500 for information on dockage, rack storage, winter storage, winterizing and service or repairs.

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