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Sailing Mardi Gras

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This is Cabochon





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Pictures of the Day..... were sent to us by Capt'n Barry Munsell of Sail St. Louis who hails out of Portage des Sioux, Mo and is currently sailing the waters off of Florida in his sailboat.. the Mardi Gras....




Sailing Mardi Gras Update:


Hello St Louis!

I have been a boater on the river for 40 plus years enjoying it as much as the next river rat. But I
had a wanderlust for sailing to tropical islands in a warm climate. I still sail and boat on the river
but I have been fortunate to have a sailboat in the southern states that I have been able to
spend winters on.
She is Mardi Gras and is now 40 years old. She was built very sturdy to survive the rigors of
charter boat work in the Virgin Islands. She has carried me safely through 11 years of winter
cruises where I didn't always have good weather and flat seas. My crews may have complained
about 12 foot seas and a wet cockpit, but Mardi Gras has always carried us through. The
cockpit stays dry unless the conditions are extreme. Last winter, while crossing the Gulf of
Mexico, we had a particularly rough night where the wind and wave predictions turned out to be
a joke. We still survived and were greeted by two unusual sites when daylight came. The first
was to pass within 50 feet of a very new 40 foot trawler drifting along on a sea anchor.
So we didn't hit her nor did we see anyone to wave at though I did try to talk to them on the vhf
with no answer. Probably sleeping.
The other site was truly remarkable as it was dolphins playing in the waves next to us and
sometimes above us. The water was crystal clear and the sea creatures were frolicking along in the big water. My boat is a center cockpit and when you are sitting at the helm your head is
about 6 feet above the water it is floating in. The waves were following but on our port quarter
and quite often you could look up and see the tops of the waves as high as 10 feet above the
boat before the boat was lifted by that wave and it continued on under us. It was a much more
entertaining ride than any roller coaster!
Yes, sometimes it is exciting to sail with me and more often it is boring. Mile after mile at 5 mph
seeing nothing but water. But then you see something on the horizon and you are nearing your
next landing. It's very, very satisfying and everything I had hoped it would be. The sunsets and
sunrises, the other cruisers you meet and become friends with make it that much more fulfilling. Then of course there is the repairing your boat in tropical locations that add to the enjoyment! I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Today I find myself on a different type of winter cruise in Key West FL. I am in a marina on
Stock Island which is the eastern part of the famous southernmost point of the US. There are
pools and restaurants and I can order up any boat parts I need from Amazon or whoever and
UPS will deliver it here. What a concept! In the Bahamas when I needed a part there was a long
wait, lots of government red tape and a large shipping bill at the end. Then you have to hope
that it is the correct part!
So I am living a life of ease here. Judy and I get to choose if we go to the pool or walk to the
West Marine, or take the shuttle bus to Mallory Square. When downtown you have to decide
between Sloppy Joes or Tony's and a hundred other less known watering holes for a good time.
What a great town this is!
I have been through here on Mardi Gras a number of times but I have always anchored out.
Being in a marina is much easier for these old bones of mine.
Being in the marina also introduced me to Air B and B on a boat. There are quite a few boats
here that are being rented out by the night for people to sleep on and in some cases they are
also crewed by the companies that manage them to take them out for boat rides or snorkeling.
These boats are usually owned by an absent owner who arranges with a company to clean,
service and manage the renting out of the boat to the public. The company that manages the
boats near me have a large fleet of these boats and seem to keep them rented out nearly every
The one nite stay for these boats runs from a low of 80 for a small boat for one couple to 250 or
300 per couple for a large catamaran that requires double occupancy. I really like the concept.
People get to stay on a boat and see what that is like. The boat owner gets a few bucks back on
his investment but more importantly the boat is kept clean and serviced by a professional crew.
It's a real win win.
This morning dawned cloudy but in the low 70s. I think the St Louis temp is in the teens. Sorry
I took a walk on the docks this morning down to millionaire row. Judy and I took a dinghy ride
yesterday by a beautiful sailboat there that really caught our attention. She is Cabochon. She is
at least 85 ft long by 20 wide. Teak decks with furlers powered by hydraulics. A drop down
transom for access to your tender. The mast is at least 100 ft with four spreaders. Each
spreader is equipped with lights shinning upward and the site is striking. The picture is below
along with pictures taken later this morning.
Friends are going to be joining us soon and I will update you on our activities.


So long for now.
Barry and Judy
Check out sailstlouis.com to read of our sailing adventures.


Hayden Bicknese

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Picture of the Day..... was sent to us by Little John of Little John's Marine Service.


This isn't boating, but well know jetski racer Hayden Bicknese entered three races on Saturday with two motorcycles and won all three races in one day !


Now we look forward to Sunday



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Be Safe

Alton Marina

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The Picture of the Day.....  was sent to us by Karen Brncic, Manager of Alton Marina.


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Miami International Boat Show

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The Pictures of the Day.....  were sent to us by Capt'n Larry Hellrung who hails out of Grafton Harbor in the boat Liberty.



Visited the Miami boat show.
It used to be great to have triples then it went quads, now 5 and 6 engines.
Fun to see.
Larry Hellrung
Grafton Harbor


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Yesteryears Picture On This Day in 2016..... was taken at Massa's Restaurant in St. Charles

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Ohio River At Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

The Ferry Closed Due To Flooding........


Officials report that the Cave-In-Rock Ferry which crosses the Ohio River, linking Kentucky Route 91 and Illinois Route 1 at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that the closure occurred a day earlier than expected.  The ferry has to stop operations when the Ohio River goes above 42 feet on the Shawneetown Gauge.


The KYTC says that Ferry Operator Lonnie Lewis noted that water is backing up from below, forcing the ferry to close sooner than what the normal river forecast would predict.........


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Added Sunday

Mississippi River Near New Orleans, Louisiana

Fishing Frenzy Occurring At The Bonnet Carre Spillway........


As the Mississippi River rises, a fish frenzy is happening at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Thousands of fish are moving in from the rising Mississippi River into ponds in the spillway basin.


As the Mississippi River rises onto the Bonnet Carre Spillway structure, freshwater leaks though the spillway pins, as designed. 


Thousands of fish, called gizzard shad, are hitching a ride through the spillway pins as well, and are pooling up in ponds within the spillway levees.  Louisiana anglers are having a veritable free-for-all, carrying off all the fish they can carry........


Click here to read this news story from kalb.com.  With Photo and Video.


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Garmin, Fusion Introduced New Speakers, Subwoofers........


Garmin International, Inc. has announced the redesign of their Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers.  These speakers feature LED lighting that provides a variety of colors that complement each boat and style.


The new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines the usual red, green and blue LED's with cool and warm white LED's to provide a full color palette, including pastels and vibrant hues.


These marine speakers are available in 6.5, 7.7, 8.8 inch speaker sizes, as well as 10 and 12 inch subwoofers.  Users are able to control the color, from static to dynamic, brightness, light modes and speed........


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District 8 MRS                                                 UPDATED FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Mississippi River System



Continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.
Continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 25 in the vicinity of Mile 241.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster



The following areas are in the high water watch phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annex:

Zone 6 Copperas (Mile 145.5 – Mile 129.1),

Zone 5 Havana (Mile 128.9 – 102.0),

Zone 3 Meredosia (Mile 80.2 – Mile 50.0) and

Zone 2 Hardin (Mile 49.9 – 10.0).

High water and drift potential may be encountered in this area. Mariners are advised to minimize wake and exercise caution. Avoid laying up on saturated levees. Mariners should be experienced in high water conditions and avoid down-streaming operations if possible. Mariners should remain vigilant to an increase in debris and maneuver appropriately. Be aware that a buildup of debris in fleeting areas may have occurred and take appropriate actions to prevent breakaways. Exercise caution in all meeting and overtaking situations, as swift currents may be present. Navigational buoys may have been dragged off station, so remain cautious while transiting



Continuing until approximately February 17, 2020, the M/V BILL HOLMAN is conducting dredging operations between approximate Miles 0.8 and 0.0, down-stream of the Costello L/D. The M/V BILL HOLMAN will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 and requests advance notice of passage, prior to transiting the area. The dredge utilizes floating pontoon lines, anchor lines, small tenders and skiffs, in support of operations. Tows requesting lockage are encouraged to contact the lock in advance to schedule their arrivals. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.


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It's a group for all the boaters on all the rivers near the "PORT OF ST. LOUIS AND BEYOND." It's a Public Group, open to anyone that wants to join in. A place to post your boating pictures, shout outs, questions, comments, etc.  Stay in touch with other boaters all year long.  Invite your Boating Friends. 

We have 5,716members as of 02-16-20....... Click here and check it out. 


Illinois Flooding Outlook

Area Flooding Forecast Not Looking Good........


On Thursday, the National Weather Service released their first spring flood outlook for 2020, and they are saying that the overall risk for flooding along the mainstem Mississippi River as "well above normal" for this year.


The spring outlook also states that the risk for flooding along the Mississippi River's tributaries ranges between near normal and well above normal.


The forecast comes as the Riverbend is still recovering from last year's historic flooding.  On June 9, 2019, the Mississippi River reached it's second highest crest at Alton at 39.01 feet........


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



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Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Officials Seeking Ways To Deal With Riverview Wall Collapse........


Alton City officials are still waiting for a new design and solution for the failed retaining wall along Riverview Drive.  They are optimistic that they will have some proposals within the next several weeks.


Wednesday evening, Public Works Director Bob Barnhart said that they are hoping that they will have something to present by late next week.


Barnhart adds that by the next meeting they will have some plans to present, and if things go well, they'll be able to seek the council's approval to begin improvements........


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



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 Lewis Boat Inventory.. click here


Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

Pool 22 of the Mississippi River...


Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

showing off its Valentine’s Day colors.


Reprinted from the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Facebook... click here


SouthShore Marina

Click here and also check out basement and garage storage from the RafterPackers


Mississippi River Near Cairo, Illinois

Corps To Begin Phase I Flood Fight .......


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District began Phase I floodfight activities in the Cairo, Illinois, Reelfoot Lake/Obion County, Tennessee and Missouri areas due to high river levels.


Currently, the National Weather Service is forecasting that the Mississippi River will rise to a drest of around 53 feet on the Cairo gauge around February 26.


When a floodfight is in effect, USACE personnel monitor all federal flooding control works, including levees, flood walls and pumping stations........


Click here to read this news article from kfvs12.com.  With Video.

Kankakee River Near Kankakee, Illinois

Residents Asked To Extend Taxing District To Deal With Flooding Issues........


A citizen led initiative is seeking to expand the district charged with protecting the Kankakee River, and that will involve a large percentage of Kankakee County residents living within a mile of the river will be asked to tax themselves.


The referendum, which is commonly called a back door referendum, is asking approval for the tax, which would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $24 a year.  The proposal will be on the March 17 primary ballot.


24,009 out of the 66,060 registered voters within Kankakee County live within the proposed district, and approximately 15,000 separate properties are located in the proposed expansion area........


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


Take A Look At The Corps' Mat Sinking Unit........


The process of "mat sinking" along the lower Mississippi River dates back to the 19th century, when crews would weave together a "mat" of willow trees, float them out into the river, and sink them with stones in an effort to prevent bank erosion.


Following the Great Flood of 1927, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated the design and construction of a new robust revetment operation with the launch of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project.  The current Mat Sinking Unit started operations in 1948, and underwent major operational improvements in the 1960s.


As the Mississippi River winds it's way to the Gulf of Mexico, it scours away at it's bed, and if left unchecked, the water would eventually undermine the stability of earthen levees and fixed structures along the river, and threaten the ship channel.


These days, the mats are made of cement squares, stitched together with copper rods.  Each square measures four feet by 25 feet, and when a row of squares has been completed, the finished section is secured to the riverbank........


Click here to read more from waterwaysjournal.com.  With Photos.



Hop on a Plane for a mini vacation


News Release From BoatUS

NWSA Women's Sailing Conference Comes to Marblehead, June 6
Hands-on workshops and seminars for all skill levels on land and sea

MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Feb. 13, 2020 – Beginning and experienced women sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 19th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other female sailors from all over the United States, and gain the confidence necessary to become a valuable crew member or knowledgeable skipper.
Women of all sailing abilities are encouraged to attend. “The idea is to leave attendees with improved skills and knowledge that contribute to better days on the water,” said event Chair Shirley Cassara.
The event, which will focus this year on “going green through sustainability and seamanship,” begins with a continental breakfast and includes raffles and a silent auction throughout the day, then lunch with keynote speaker Rachael Miller, executive director and co-founder of the Rozalia Project, which works to protect and clean our oceans. In the afternoon, participants wind down the day with cocktail hour and presentation of the 2020 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award.
Financial support from major supporters, including Black Rock Sailing School and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), enable NWSA to meet the educational needs of women sailors and continue to provide one of the top women’s sailing conferences in the nation.
NWSA is proud to offer educational opportunities from some of the country’s most experienced and exceptional sailing women, including American Boat and Yacht Council Master Marine Tech Beth Burlingame. Workshops cover a range of topics from maintenance and safety to boat operation and sailing skills development.
On the water, women can take the helm for the first time or improve their sail trim and boat-handling skills in a Sonar 23-foot keelboat.
Conference registration includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, cocktail hour, workshops and a raffle ticket. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will open April 24 at womensailing.org.
Raffle ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will benefit the Women’s Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that funds the AdventureSail program for underserved girls ages 9 to 14 and provides scholarships for AdventureSail participants via community learn-to-sail programs. The Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship provides funds for teenage programs for underserved girls. For additional information, contact Shirley Cassara at profcassara44@gmail.com



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


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Boat trailers, Campers, RV's


If your trailer, whether it be a boat trailer or a camper was stranded in the flood water and the wheels have been submerged for any amount of time they are going to have muck, mud, and rust in them. If not attended to, they will be locked up in no time at all.


We will remove tires, drums, bearings and properly clean or replace as needed or as agreed upon.


Washing entire trailer and repairing wiring are also options.


 e-mail... LITTLEJOHNSINC@aol.com 

Phone or text to... 636 541 2962

Thank You,



Rehabbing a trailer that was underwater during the flood

Alex washing the flood muck off & tear down for inspection.

One wheel on trailer was completely locked up and not rotating.


. The brake and backing plate assembly loaded with mud and muck


A new complete brake and backing plate assembly ready to go on.


Little Johns Marine Service... click here

Little John's Moptorsports... click here

What's Going On This Week

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


If you didn't already know 3rd Chute both locations have the monster Chute Burger that is 3 buns 2 half pound burgers pulled pork all the toppings with cheese with a side


Just a short walk from Grafton Harbor
Breakfast available every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8am till 12pm

$5.00 lunch specials

Mon - Fri from 11am till 2pm

3rd Chute Upcoming Events.. click here

Abigail's Tap Room

217 E. Main St. Grafton, IL


Love is in the air at Abigail's! We have a fantastic menu lined up for you and someone special. Reservations are preferred, but not required, please call us at 618.786.6000 to guarantee your evening!

Click here for menu


Chef Brad Hagen's newest venture located in the Ruebel Hotel. Featuring dishes such as: Appetizers, Gourmet Burgers, Steaks, Smoked Meat, Pizza, Pasta & Fresh Fish. Featuring Craft Beers, a Large Outdoor Patio & a bar from the 1904 World's Fair.


Alton Marina

Mississippi River at Alton, IL



bluff city grill

424 Broadway, Alton, IL


Friday, April 7, 2020

Borderline Band




Sunday Specials...

Firecracker Shrimp Appetizer,
Eight Tiger Shrimp Hand Battered and Fried golden tossed in a Sriracha Sweet Chili Sauce topped with chives $9.99
Grandma's Meatloaf,
Homemade meatloaf loaded with cheese, bell peppers, and onions served with garlic red skinned mashed potatoes & gravy and sautéed green beans and choice of soup or salad $10.99
Fried Pork Chop Dinner,
Pork Chop Hand Battered with Panko Bread Crumbs Fried golden served with garlic mashed potatoes & gravy and sautéed green beans and choice of soup or salad $12.99
$11 Domestic Beer Buckets
$4 Mimosa’s
$4 Bloody Mary’s


Order online for take out



Just a short distance from the Alton Marina

Open 7 Days a week


Upcoming Events.. click here


The Boathouse

Northshore Marina



Winter hours are : Friday for parties and reservations only.
Saturday 12-7(except parties and events)
Sunday 12-7

We are so excited for our 2020 Season
God bless you and your families this holiday season


Open Thurs - Sun at 11AM

Upcoming Events.. click here

Calhoun Ferry Company



The Golden Eagle Ferry is OPEN



Cedar Hill Resort

Mississippi River

1 mile below Winfield Dam




Con Trios Yacht Club


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Trivia Night....

   American Legion Hall

   2500 Raymond Dr, St. Charles, Mo

       Click here for flyer



Duck Club Yacht Club


Closed for the season


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


Pool Tournament every Sunday 6pm starting 2/2/20, straight 8, double elimination, $5 sign up fee


Sat, May 2
Customer Appreciation DAY
Froge's Bar and Grill · Portage Des Sioux


CLOSED on Monday's



Grafton Harbor

Confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers


Mark your Calendars, Start Booking Those Cruises, our website has been updated for 2020 and is ready for your reservations! We've added more dinner cruises catered by the award winning Grafton Oyster Bar!


Grafton Harbor

Grafton Harbor River Adventures

Mark your Calendars, Start Booking Those Cruises, our website has been updated for 2020 and is ready for your reservations! We've added more dinner cruises catered by the award winning Grafton Oyster Bar!


Every Saturday & Sunday

 Beginning May 2, 2020


Click here for 2020 cruise schedule

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers

Two Week Activity  Calendar


Make Grafton your destination this Valentines Weekend

Click here for some specials


Click here and check out Grafton's

Event and Music Calendar...Feb 10 - Feb 24, 2020



Click here and check out "Welcome to Grafton" website

Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor



Opening Friday, February 28



John's Boat Harbor

Mississippi River at UMR 231.8



If we have an early spring, and if we do not have a record breaking flood is your boat ready for the water??? I believe Pat has some open time, and if your boat needs a tune up or what ever, give Pat a call. You need to be ready

Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL


Currently tearing down the old building and then rebuilding


"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


Lake Center Marina

MM224.4 UMR



We’re excited to announce 40% OFF all annual docks & slips to new members in 2020 !


Lewis Boats

Marine Sales and Service



Longshot Saloon at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo


Opening May 2, 2020


Mike's La Rosa at Longshot Marina

Mississippi River at

Portage des Sioux, Mo


Closed For The Season


Polestar Boating Center

Mississippi River

Dardenne Slough 221.5


Dock Rentals on the Mississippi River
Safe Harbor Yacht Sales
The Canvas Man, LLC
Vessel Surveyor / Marine Consulting
Quality Marine Repair

Port Charles Harbor

Mississippi River

Dardenne Slough 221.5


TowBoat U.S.

Our Safeboat will be on display at the show

Save money & purchase your 2020

Membership at the Boat Show

River Road Watersports

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Grafton Harbor




Jet Ski Rentals

Boat Rental

Rafting Float Trip

Riviera Too

Food, Beer, Wine


Pizza is here always here for you....


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


St. Charles Boat & Motor

The Complete Marine




Winter Hours

  Tue - Fri..9am - 5pm

  Sat - 9am - 2pm

  Sun & Mon..Closed


  Two Rivers Marina

  Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo


Leasing slips for the 2020 season. Discount for first time residents!!! residents enjoy a discount on selected items at our store too! Amenities include pool, shower house, on site mechanic, retail store, beer & ice, restaurant, campground and camp sights! Message us, visit the website or call!!.

Woodland Marina

UMR 222.8 ...Pool 26 of the Mississippi River




Yacht Club of St. Louis

Mississippi River

At UMR 225 On Dardenne Slough




Yacht Club 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  ..Closed for the Season



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 All Year
Abigail's Tap Room Open All Year
Alton Marina Deli Closed for the Season
Arrrr Bar at Grafton Harbor.................. Closed for the Season
Boathouse Food & Deck..................... Open
Cedar Hill Resort................................ Closed
Driftwood Crab Shack @ MRH Resort.. Closed
Duck Club Yacht Club........................ Closed for the season
Froges Bar & Grill.............................. Open All Year
Grafton Harbor Winery & Gift Shop...... Open
Grafton Oyster Bar............................. Closed for the winter Dec 2019 - Feb 2020
Kinder's Restaurant.......................... Being rebuilt in same location
Longshot Saloon................................ Opening May 2, 2020
LaRosa Cantina................................. Closed
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


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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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


 Website.. click here

Facebook.. click here




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


Click here for virtual tour


Facebook  Website  Map












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for website





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Sioux Harbor Sailing on Facebook




Class schedule.. click here
Website..... click here




click here for Facebook
click here for map



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Abigail's Tap Room

Click here for Facebook

Click here for website


Click here for Map





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

We have Pump Out

Ramp Passes & Storage

Click here for Map
Click here for website





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Golden Eagle Ferry

Mon - Sat.   5AM- 9PM
 Sun .......... 8AM- 9PM

On Board Phone
618- 535-5759

Click here for website


Winfield Ferry






Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs

Meisinger Aviation 

Spirit of St. Louis Airport


Aircraft Sales




Click here for website



211 W. Main St.  Grafton, IL


Breakfast Buffet
Sun & Sun 8-12


click here for Events

click here for Facebook

click here for Map





Click here for

webpage and map





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)


click here for Facebook

Click here for website



Marina dredged to 8ft

 One of the best views on the River!

Call Andy at


for pricing and to reserve for the 2020 Season






Longshot Marina website

 Longshot Saloon Facebook

Mike's LaRosa Bar Facebook


01-31-20 Longshot Marina Newsletter..click here



Kitchen open til 9PM

Tue, Wed, Thurs & Sun!


Facebook     Map  




Phone 314-517-6079



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



Click here to View My Listings




Little John's Moptorsports website
Click here
Little John's Marine Service website
Click here



The Duck Club Yacht Club restaurant is Under New Management and will open on March 15th to members.

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

Click here for
Duck Club Yacht Club websit



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

Click here for website






2019 Slip Rates

Click here



Contact Jerry



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



Click here for map




click here for website
click here for map
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 !






Grafton Harbor Winery
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UMR 222.2




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