~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
April 2010

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

Friday

30 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Riverside Custom Upholstery

 We have moved from Woodland Marina

 

We are now located at

540 Little Hills Ind.

St. Charles, Mo

Just up the hill from Fast Lane Classic Cars

 Click here  for Map from  MapQuest

Click here for website

Picture of the Day

 

River Rats at Jimmy Buffet Concert

 

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ........  are a few pics of some of the River Rats at the 2010 Jimmy Buffett Concert

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

1st Fish Fry of 2009

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day from 2009........ were sent to us by Patty Williams who hails out of TimberLake in Pool 25.

 

 

Hi Bill !

Here’s hoping for a great 2009 boating season!

We had our first fish fry of the season recently (April 4). The wind was blowing so hard that we had to make a windbreak and move the fryer to keep the flame from blowing out. But we did it! We never pass up the opportunity for some good food.

Lou & I kept the fish, fries and onion rings going and everybody ate till they were stuffed. But they saved room for the apple fritters that I always make for the finishing touch. This was the first time that Ron & Paul had them, they didn’t want to share!

Later,
Patty Williams

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

For Sale.. Slip at Duck Club Marina

 

  Description

 

    50 foot ...D Dock # 53

    Price $ 38,500

    Ernie Patti
    314-409-2458 or 636-532-0074

 

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To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

        

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager                             390 Sea Ray Express            

New Price 04-24-10                                                      

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

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Flood Warning

WGUS83 KLSX 300151
FLSLSX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
851 PM CDT THU APR 29 2010


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
ILLINOIS...MISSOURI...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CLARKSVILLE LD24 AFFECTING CALHOUN AND PIKE
COUNTIES

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT WINFIELD LD25 AFFECTING CALHOUN AND LINCOLN
COUNTIES

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT GRAFTON AFFECTING JERSEY AND ST. CHARLES
COUNTIES

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT ALTON LD26 AFFECTING MADISON AND ST. CHARLES
COUNTIES

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CHESTER AFFECTING RANDOLPH COUNTY
 

 

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Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/29/10
Subject: Peoria L/D MM 157.7 ILR Raised the Wicket Dam until further notice
NAVNOTICE # 2114


ILLINOIS WATERWAY
THE PEORIA LOCK AND DAM AT MM 157.7 ILR HAS RAISED THE WICKET DAM
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THIS AREA.

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 

News Release N07100026

 Swamping  - Pomme de Terre - 04/29/2010

 

News Release N07100027

 Capsizing  - Table Rock - 04/29/2010

 

News Release N07100025

 Other  - Lake Ozarks - 04/28/2010


 

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Con Trios Yacht Club.....   Past Commodores Party Saturday

   May 1st at Sharky's On The River
 

 

Reservations required.
Theme is the Kentucky Derby
Ladies are asked to wear their best derby decorated hats. Prizes will be awarded to the best three hats as determined by a panel of Past Commodores.

 

Prizes are as follows:
1st Place - a "Washer" and "Dryer"
2nd Place - Dinner for two
3rd Place - a chicken dinner
 

This will also be the inaugural "World Famous Sharky's Chicken Drop!". You do not want to miss this event!

Go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website www.contriosyachtclub.org for a printer friendly reservation form.

CityArchRiver2015 Project Update

    Meet And Greet Held For Arch Grounds Design Teams........

 

While the 5 teams tasked with developing plans to revitalize and reconnect the Arch Grounds with downtown St. Louis did not reveal their specific plans for for the Arch Grounds and the surrounding areas, they did introduce themselves.  The teams also explained why they were chosen for the project, and showed examples of past work that would give St. Louisans an ideas to how each team would handle the specific challenges of the Arch Grounds.  The project's final plans are due to be submitted by summer, and will be revealed to the public in August........

 

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

 

Great River news...............

 

There is another Dallwitz's man joining the River!

Andy and Becky are having a boy, they found out today, he'll hopefully be making his first appearance at the Rat Run.

Congratulations!!!

Mike and Donna are gonna be grandparents to a baby boy!

Christie

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

01 May 2010.... Lewis Boat Cat Fish Tournament

     New Location

   

 

 THE LEWIS BOAT CAT FISH TOURNAMENT TAKE OFF AND WEIGH IN LOCATION HAVE BEEN CHANGED.

 

NEW LOCATION IS COLUMBIA BOTTOMS RAMP AT 270 AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER TAKE OFF TIME IS 7 AM WEIGH IN IS 3 PM.

 

SORRY BUT THIS IS DUE TO FLOODING

 

GREG LEWIS

LEWIS BOAT

 

Click here for more information

Party For Donna Dallwitz.........

 

Hello extended harbor family!

Andy is having a little get together for his mom Donna on Saturday, May 8th. She would LOVE to see everyone from the harbor.

Please try to stop into Longshot Saloon if your out here for the weekend after 6:00 pm.

Hope to see ya'll there,

Christie Helminger
My River Home Boat Harbor, Inc.
P: 636.899.0903
 

Con Trios Past Commodores Party........

 

Immediate Past Commodore Denny wants to put the Con Trios tent up Saturday morning about 9:30 AM at Sharky’s. Anyone that is available to help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Darryll


 

Looking for a white fiberglass locking dock box

 

River Bill,

Hey there its Andy Grygiel again who hails out of Eagles Landing's new docks and I sent you a e-mail last year with a few people getting back to me about them possibly having dock boxes available this spring but just like your classified section it would be awesome to start a wanted section on your page.  I would greatly appreciate it if you could put something on your page again for me this spring. what i am looking for is...

Looking for a white fiberglass locking dock box that can be installed on the front edge of my dock. The box must be clean and look good as the owners of the marina are trying to keep the look of the dock's professional looking so the box can not be made of wood or any other material it must be a custom built fiberglass dock box.

Thank you again for all your help..

grygiela@yahoo.com

Andy Grygiel

Toontang 

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Update

   Spill Larger Than Expected, Has Reached Mississippi River Delta........

 

The oily sheen from last weeks oil spill has reached the Mississippi River Delta, and has sent fishermen out Thursday night to gather as much shrimp and oysters as they can before the slick arrives.  Other crews are spreading barriers around wetlands and other coastal restoration projects in an effort to protect them from contamination.  The U.S. Coast Guard had planned to corral the oil and set it ablaze.  That plan was scuttled when water conditions deteriorated Wednesday evening.  The oil spill has the potential to become the nation's worst environmental disaster in several decades........

 

        Click here to read this news story from deseretnews.com.  With Photo.  

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Two Rivers Marina

     2010 Schedule of Events....

   

Click here for Two Rivers 2010 Event Schedule

 

www.tworiversmarina.com

 

Illinois Fishing Report .......

Illinois Fishing Report..

Click here to read the Illinois Fishing Report on Prairie States Outdoors website.  Covers the State of Illinois from Lake Michigan to Rend Lake.

 

Missouri Fishing Report  ------ The Missouri Department of Conservation has issued this week's Fishing Report.  

 

Mississippi River (above St. Louis)  

64 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and good on shad guts; flathead catfish fair on live baits; bluegill, carp and drum good on worms; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/28/2010)
 

Missouri River (below New Haven)

62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; all other species fair on worms and natural baits.

(Report made on 4/29/2010)
 

Meramec River (below Eureka)

62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; all other species fair on worms and natural baits.

(Report made on 4/29/2010)
 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

58 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow.

(Report made on 4/28/2010)

 

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The above reprinted from the weekly [Mo-fish] Weekly Fishing Report e-mail.

Check out the report for the entire state of Missouri

go to  http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt/

Lost and Found....

   

 

Our Blue and White Pelican Pedal boat is missing from Two Branch Marina. Last seen around 4/20/2010..


It was tied up to a dock, buy may have broke loose during the storm on 4/24/2010.

 

Call Doug at 636 699-6367 if you have information.

Thanks,

Doug.

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

          

Karaoke on May 1st, 8th, & 22nd.

 

Matt Steel & friends are playing May15

 

Mississippi River At Guttenberg, Iowa

   Barge Strikes Wall At Lock And Dam No.10........

 

A barge loaded with grain struck a land wall on the upper side of Lock and Dam No. 10 near Guttenberg, Iowa Thursday Morning.  After the barge hit the wall, it backed off to the shore.  The barge sustained significant damage on it's right side, and crews were trying to determine the extent of the damage.  River traffic was quickly returned to normal, and thankfully, no injuries were reported........

 

        Click here to read this news article from thonline.com.

.

 

Missouri River Near Bismarck, North Dakota

    Debris In The River Being Removed........

 

Late last week, boaters reported striking submerged debris in the Missouri River.  Officials dispatched divers to investigate the River bottom, and contractors to excavate the bottom.  The debris has been determined to be from the demolition of an old bridge to make way for the Liberty Memorial Bridge.  The new bridge had opened in July of 2008........

 

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

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

 

Fri.... DJ Ray Steak nite $9.95 Steak with baked potato
Sat....... The Possible side effects rock band
$3 Captains from 8 till close


New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Boat Manufacturer

   1st Quarter 2010 Results Are In For Brunswick........

 

Net sales for Brunswick were up 15% for the first quarter of 2010, from $737.7 million for 1Q 2009, to $844.4 million for 1Q 2010; and that does include an increase in sales in both the boat and engine segments.  Brunswick reported a net loss of $13 million, or .15 cents/share, versus 1Q '09s net loss of $184.2 million, or $2.08/share.  Thursday, Brunswick's stock opened at $18.27/share, topping $20.00/share by mid-morning.  The year's high and low for the stock are $19.71 and $3.49........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........


Click on Daily Blog   http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

Big Kahuna has Lunch Specials
Lisa Jones is playing from 4:00 PM - 8:00PM on Saturday, May 1.
Cinco de Mayo Party is Wednesday, May 5th

Every Wednesday $1.50 Long Neck Coors Light Bottles
 

2010 Calendar of Events ..Click here

Boat Gear Retailer

    West Marine Releases 1Q 2010 Results........

 

Thursday, West Marine reported an 8.6% increase in net revenues during the first quarter of 2010.  Net revenues were up from $101 million to $109.6 million, and same-store results increased by 8.4%.  The company also reported  an improvement in pre-tax losses, from $15.4 million, or .71  during 1Q '09, down to $8.9 million, or a loss of .40 cents/share.  Gross profits improved from $3.7 million to $25.6 million.  West Marine was trading at $11.67/share at the opening bell, running over $12/share by mid-morning.  The year's high and low for the stock are $12.21 and $5.15........

 

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

 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Click on Ad above 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Open

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Johnson's Shut-Ins update

    5 Years After Flood, Campgrounds Re-Open........

 

Friday marks the re-opening of the campgrounds at Johnson's Shut-Ins.  The park features some of the oldest exposed rocks in the United States, surrounded by rapidly flowing waters in a succession of gorges, or shut-ins.  The park was all but destroyed by the breach of AmrenU.E.'s Taum Sauk Reservoir.  The official groundbreaking ceremony is slated for May 22, 2010........

 

        Click here to read this news article from columbiamissourian.com.

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Skyline       Sat...Carol Rice Duo

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Garmin/Raymarine Sale Update

    Raymarine Holding Out Against Garmin Offer........

 

Raymarine has urged it's shareholders not to take any action with regard to Garmin's offer to purchase the company.  Raymarine claims to be in advanced discussions with an interested third party.  Garmin had offered Raymarine 23 cents/share, whereas the third party has offered around 27 cents/share........

 

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

 

 

Thursday

29 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Riverside Custom Upholstery

 We have moved from Woodland Marina

 

We are now located at

540 Little Hills Ind.

St. Charles, Mo

Just up the hill from Fast Lane Classic Cars

 Click here  for Map from  MapQuest

Click here for website

Picture of the Day

 

Dredge Potter

 

 

 

 

Click on small pics to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ........   were sent to us by Karl & Kurt Kotraba

 

 

Hey Bill,

Here are some pics we took of the dredge at mile 222 today. Don’t know what US Army Corps. boat it is but it’s a cool sight. Hope we get a good season in soon!!


Thanks
Karl & Kurt Kotraba

K.K.K. Sercvices Inc.

 

 

RiverBill says...  Thanks for the great pictures.  It's the Dredge Potter according to the US Army Corps of Engineers news release dated Monday, April 26.....

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Breeze Pleeze

Michelle and Denny Wertheimer's 43' Beneteau

 

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day from 2009..........

were sent to us by Capt'n Jeri Levesque

 

Hi River Bill,

We sailed the Alton Pool on Sunday. Although the weather was warm, it was blowing around 20 knots with gusts of 32 knots (verified on our wind meter) as we sailed aboard Michelle and Denny Wertheimer's 43' Beneteau, Breeze Pleeze. John and Lynda Heald joined the crew. (pix of Michele at the helm, with John on the cockpit coming)

Breeze Pleeze was the only sailing vessel that we spotted all afternoon as we beat down to Alton and ran back to Sioux Harbor. Our top speed over water was 9 knots, which is the max.

 

Jimmy Buffett sings it best,

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind
That our forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tight rigging sings
Its a son of a gun of a chorus

 

Jeri Levesque

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

For Sale.. 1981 22ft Nordic

 

Description

 

1981 22ft Nordic, New floor, new wiring, new gel coat  Chevy small block 383 stroker motor, 360 hp.

Twin 25 gal. gas tanks, new Mallory electronic distributor, and hot coil.

Small cuddy/sleep space/storage space.  Can sleep 2 comfortably.

23 pitch stainless prop and 18 pitch aluminum prop.  Many more extras.

Tandem trailer.

 

New Price..  $4,500... OBO (2-18-10)

 

E-mail me at mudnui@charter.net for more info.

 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

        

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager                             390 Sea Ray Express            

New Price 04-24-10                                                      

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

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Flood Warning

WGUS83 KLSX 290219
FLSLSX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
919 PM CDT Wed APR 28 2010


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS...MISSOURI...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER...
   - AT HANNIBAL...AFFECTING PIKE AND MARION COUNTIES
   - AT LOUISIANA...AFFECTING PIKE COUNTY
   - AT CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM 24...AFFECTING CALHOUN AND PIKE COUNTIES
   - AT WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM 25...AFFECTING CALHOUN AND LINCOLN COUNTIES
   - AT GRAFTON...AFFECTING JERSEY AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES
   - AT ALTON LOCK AND DAM 26...AFFECTING MADISON AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES
   - AT ST. LOUIS...AFFECTING ST. CLAIR...ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS CITY COUNTIES
   - AT CHESTER...AFFECTING RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

    Click here for more information

	

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

No new Navigation Notices
 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Gary and Judy Are Home !

 

Scott and Lisa Hickey sent us a picture of Gary and Judy Meinershagen with the caption....

Gary and Judy are home !

 

 

RiverBil says... Welcome back !

Classic Marine Special....

 

FREE DE-WINTERIZATION…

and we’ll teach you how to back a trailer down the ramp while you wait!

From 9am to 3pm, Saturday May 1st

call for details 636-887-4006

 

Click here .....to go to Classic Marine website   

Missouri State Water Patrol's

    Customer Satisfaction Survey........

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Water Patrol's website and complete their on-line Customer Satisfaction Survey....

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

01 May 2010.... Lewis Boat Cat Fish Tournament

     New Location

   

 

 THE LEWIS BOAT CAT FISH TOURNAMENT TAKE OFF AND WEIGH IN LOCATION HAVE BEEN CHANGED.

 

NEW LOCATION IS COLUMBIA BOTTOMS RAMP AT 270 AND MISSISSIPPI RIVER TAKE OFF TIME IS 7 AM WEIGH IN IS 3 PM.

 

SORRY BUT THIS IS DUE TO FLOODING

 

GREG LEWIS

LEWIS BOAT

 

Click here for more information

 

Making Headway - Weekly Column
    By Captain Larry Walker



Did you ever wonder how mariners know where the International Navigation Rules apply? Is it once you are in international waters? Is it when you reach the three-mile limit? Or is it simply when you are operating in the ocean or Gulf of Mexico ?

Actually, it varies with the area that you are operating in. To ensure that there will be no doubt about where the Inland Rules end and the International Rules begin, there are lines on your chart. You might be surprised to know that these lines don't delineate U.S. waters from International waters. They delineate areas where the Inland and International Rules apply, which has no relation to the territorial boarders of any country.

For the most part, when you outbound in an inlet to the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico , the Inland rules apply to you inside the inlet and the International Rules apply as soon as you leave the inlet. At that point, you are in the ocean or gulf, but still within the 12-mile territorial limit of the U.S. for the application of domestic law. In short, you are still in the U.S. and therefore not in international waters.

At the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, the opening between Cape Charles and Cape Henry is almost twelve nautical miles wide. It is not nearly as well defined a delineation as at an inlet. In order to have uniformity and clarity on all charts, there are "magenta" colored "dashed" lines to delineate which rules apply. They are called "COLREGS Demarcation Lines."


"COLREGS" is an acronym for Collision Regulations. The International Rules, as most people refer to them, are actually the "International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea." They have to do with preventing collisions on the open water and essentially nothing to do with whether you are in international waters or not.

Another good example is the Block Island Sound, which leads from the Atlantic Ocean to the Long Island Sound in New York . The COLREGS Demarcation Line is northwest of Montauk Point and approximately 22 miles inland of the southern tip of Block Island .

As you exit the Long Island Sound for the Atlantic Ocean , you are operating under the International Rules while you have land on both sides of your seaward course. In that case, the International Maritime Organization, who developed the first rules and continues to adopt new rules, opted to place the COLREGS Demarcation Line further inland than usual.

For the most part, the Inland and International Rules are the same. Some of the differences are in the whistle signals, rules for narrow channels, rules for western rivers and rules for commercial towing lights, just to name a few. The good news is that you don't have to guess at where each set of rules applies. Simply look on your chart for the Magenta Das hed line labeled "COLREGS Demarcation Line."

How about those three-mile and twelve-mile lines? In 1988, the twelve nautical mile territorial sea was established by presidential proclamation. The three nautical mile line, previously identified as the outer limit of the territorial sea, was retained and is where the “state” waters end. That "may" explain why gambling cruises in some states go out past the three-mile limit. Not being a "sea lawyer," I won't try to explain that one!

Until next time, I wish you clear skies, fair winds and calm seas!



Captain Larry Walker is the president of World Wide Marine Training, Inc., a U.S. Coast Guard Approved facility authorized to give examinations for captain's licenses up to 200 Ton Master, Able Seaman up to Unlimited, STCW-95, Radar, ARPA and other Endorsements (www.fromthehelm.com)

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River History....

 

April 29, 2008 in River History

Flood of 2008

The US Army Corps of Engineers has closed a total of four locks to date on the Mississippi River due to high water…... 13, 16, 17, and 18

 

Two Rivers Marina

     2010 Schedule of Events....

   

Click here for Two Rivers 2010 Event Schedule

 

www.tworiversmarina.com

 

Lost and Found....

   

 

Our Blue and White Pelican Pedal boat is missing from Two Branch Marina. Last seen around 4/20/2010..


It was tied up to a dock, buy may have broke loose during the storm on 4/24/2010.

 

Call Doug at 636 699-6367 if you have information.

Thanks,

Doug.

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

          

Karaoke on May 1st, 8th, & 22nd.

 

Matt Steel & friends are playing May15

 

Recreational Marine Interests

    Missouri Senate Believes Fishing Is A National Priority........

 

Tuesday, the Missouri State Senate approved a measure, 31 - 0, that fishing and boating should be recognized as a national priority.  The resolution carries no legal affect, however, a copy of the resolution will be forwarded to President Obama.  Obama created a task force in 2009 in order to gain recommendations on how to protect the country's coasts, oceans and the Great Lakes.  The Missouri State Senate has voiced concern that recreational boating and fishing have not been addressed as priorities in the protection of U.S. waters........

 

        Click here to read this news story from news-leader.com. 

 

RiverBill says Thanks to Captain Matt Burrows for the news tip!

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Missouri River At Kansas City, Missouri

    Divers Recover Capsized Boat From The River........

 

Wednesday morning, divers with the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department's rescue team were dispatched to investigate reports of a capsized boat in the River.  The rescuers pulled the jon boat to shore, and commenced a 45 minute search for anyone that may have been in the boat.  The police believe that they may be able to alert the owners of the boat by using the vessel's identification numbers........

 

        Click here to read this news article from fox4kc.com. With Video

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

 

Two Rivers Marina is on facebook ........

 

Two Rivers Marina is on facebook

 

Click here, check it out and become a fan

 

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Update

    Oil Slick Spreading, Within 16 Miles Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River

 

Several efforts are underway to slow and eventually halt the flow of oil that is coming from an underwater well following last weeks explosion and subsequent sinking of the drill rig Deepwater Horizon.  So far, efforts to cap the well have not succeeded.  The U.S. Coast Guard and BP have set out to corral a portion of the spill with a 500 foot boom, in order to set the oil slick on fire.  The flames should consume between 50 - 90% of the contained oil, with the remainder able to be handily cleaned up........

 

        Click here to read this news report from cnn.com.  With Map and Videos.

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

 

Fri.... DJ Ray Steak nite $9.95 Steak with baked potato
Sat....... The Possible side effects rock band
$3 Captains from 8 till close

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

    Garmin Makes Offer For Raymarine........

 

Wednesday, Garmin announced that it has made a cash offer for Raymarine of 23 cents per share.  The purchase must be approved by shareholders, and regulatory officials.  Garmin anticipates receiving the necessary approvals........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........


Click on Daily Blog   http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

Big Kahuna has Lunch Specials
Lisa Jones is playing from 4:00 PM - 8:00PM on Saturday, May 1.
Cinco de Mayo Party is Wednesday, May 5th

Every Wednesday $1.50 Long Neck Coors Light Bottles
 

2010 Calendar of Events ..Click here

MarineMax Announces Second Quarter Results........

 

Wednesday, MarineMax announced their second quarter results.  Revenue was down from $129.6 million for 2Q '09 to $110.1 million for 2Q '10.  Same store sales only fell 5% for the quarter, versus last years 41% declination.  The net loss for 2Q '10  was $6.3 million, or 23 cents/share, versus the net loss of $20.3 million, or $1.09/share for 2Q '09.  Inventory was down by 56% over 2Q '09, from 399.1 million to $173.7 million from 2Q '10........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

     Harbor Hop Coming Up........

 

May 1, 2010 is the date set for the 13th Annual Spring Harbor Hop.  The game is seven card stud done "lake style".  Players will draw a total of seven cards from any of the sponsor's checkpoints, lakeside bars, marinas and restaurants, in the Main Channel, Big Niangua and Gravois arms.  Prizes include gift certificates redeemable at Harbor Hop sponsors, as well as prizes for top hands........

 

        Click here for more information from lakeexpo.com

 

 

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Click on Ad above 

 

Fishing News

    One Missouri Man, Two State Fishing Records........

 

Over the past two years, Nicholas Wray of Harrisonville, Missouri has landed a second state fishing record.  His latest catch was a 2 lb, 4 oz black bullhead, caught in a Cass County farm pond in early April.  Wray's previous record was caught in July.  While fishing on the Grand River, he landed a 2 lb, 3 oz river carpsucker........

 

        Click here to read this news story from kplr11.com.

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Open

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Skyline       Sat...Carol Rice Duo

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Boat Manufacturer

   First Quarter Results In For Marine Products Corp........

 

Marine Products Corp, manufacturer of Chaparral and Robalo boats, released their 1Q '10 results, citing an 84.9% increase in net sales.  Net sales were $24.49 million versus $13.25 million for 1Q '09.  The increase was attributed to a 73.9% increase in boat sales, partly offset by a 2.9% decrease in the median selling price per vessel.  Gross profits were 14.1% of net sales at $3.44 million, versus a gross loss of $614,000 for 1Q '09.  Operating losses ended up at $403,000 versus 1Q '09's loss of $4.75 million.  1Q '10's net loss was $80,000 versus a net loss of $2.49 million during 1Q '09.  No losses per share were reported for 1Q '10.  During the same period last year, share prices fell 7 cents/share........

 

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

 

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Operation Clean Sheen


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A commercial fishing boat is spotted through a forward looking infrared camera coming into port in Atlantic City April 26, 2010. A FLIR camera detects heat sources so the crewmember can see if boaters are discharging oil or fuel at night.

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

Wednesday

28 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Riverside Custom Upholstery

 We have moved from Woodland Marina

 

We are now located at

540 Little Hills Ind.

St. Charles, Mo

Just up the hill from Fast Lane Classic Cars

 Click here  for Map from  MapQuest

Click here for website

Picture of the Day

 

River Rats in the Caribbean

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........   was sent to us by Fran and Milt Ohlsen, who formerly hailed out of the Duck Club Yacht Club and are spending time in the Caribbean and other warm waters of the south in their cruiser.....Sea Fox.

 

 

Bill,


Yeah, it really is a dream. Only a short distance to the Bahamas, but it has all the appearance of heaven. The color of the water is almost unbelievable--in song it is referred to as the Crystal Sea. Lobster, fish, shelling, sea glass, rum, snorkel, swim, rum, rum and coke, sunglasses.

 

Make your plans!!!!!!!

Milt

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day from 2009..........was sent in to us by Capt'n Mark Newlin, who can be spotted kayaking in the Two Branch Island area of the Mississippi River.

 

 

Bill,

 

I was at George Winter park here in Fenton and this guy's trans slipped out of gear while he was loading his Seadoos and his truck rolled backwards into the river right in front of us. My niece's boyfriend swam down and tied the tow-strap on and I pulled it out backwards by the trailer with my Bronco. Somehow it did a complete "180" as it was sinking. His Seadoos were OK and nobody was hurt.

 

Mark Newlin

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

Riverview Apartments for Rent

 

Riverview Apartments for Rent

Grafton, IL


Both are within walking distance to the Grafton Marina....3 Blocks Away
Stove and refrigerator furnished as well as water and trash.
Above the flood plain, on the bike trail and located in DeSherlia Landing close to all the fun Grafton has to offer.
One is a two bedroom and the other is a large one bedroom
$500.00 per month each plus references and deposit.
 

Contact.... Dan DeSherlia 618-786-2138 or 618-779-2832

                Jeneane DeSherlia 618-779-0823
 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

        

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager                             390 Sea Ray Express            

New Price 04-24-10                                                      

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

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Flood Warning

WGUS83 KLSX 280231
FLSLSX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
931 PM CDT TUE APR 27 2010


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS...MISSOURI...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER...

   - AT QUINCY...AFFECTING ADAMS AND MARION COUNTIES
   - AT HANNIBAL...AFFECTING PIKE AND MARION COUNTIES
   - AT SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM 22...AFFECTING PIKE AND RALLS COUNTIES
   - AT LOUISIANA...AFFECTING PIKE COUNTY
   - AT CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM 24...AFFECTING CALHOUN AND PIKE COUNTIES
   - AT WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM 25...AFFECTING CALHOUN AND LINCOLN COUNTIES
   - AT GRAFTON...AFFECTING JERSEY AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES
   - AT ALTON LOCK AND DAM 26...AFFECTING MADISON AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES
   - AT ST. LOUIS...AFFECTING ST. CLAIR...ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS CITY COUNTIES
   - AT CHESTER...AFFECTING RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

    Click here for more information

	

 

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Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

 

To:     ALL MARINERS
From:   Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/27/10
Subject: Aids to Navigation Established for Missouri River (BNM NR 0126-10 UM)
NAVNOTICE # 2113


ALL FLOATING AIDS TO NAVIGATION FROM MM 0-626.5 MOR HAVE BEEN
ESTABLISHED FOR THE 2010 NAVIGATION SEASON.

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Missouri State-Record Black Bullhead......

RiverBills received the following e-mail from Jim Low  of the Missouri Department of Conservation

 

Harrisonville man lands second state record in two years
The hefty black bullhead came from a farm pond in Cass County.
 


HARRISONVILLE–Missouri has a new state-record black bullhead, and Nicholas J. Wray has his second fishing record in less than two years.

Wray, 23, caught the 2-pound, 4-ounce fish on a jug line April 9 at a farm pond in Cass County. The bullhead nudged aside the previous record by 4 ounces.

In 2008, Wray caught Missouri’s first state-record river carpsucker, a 2-pound, 3-ounce fish that came from Cass County’s South Grand River near Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area. He did it by design, having noticed that no one had bothered to apply for a record for the species previously.

Wray’s latest record fish measured 15 1/8 inches from nose to tail. Black bullheads seldom grow longer than 16 inches and 2 pounds. Missouri’s pole-and-line record for black bullhead is 4 pounds, 11 ounces.

Two other species – brown and yellow bullheads – tend to be smaller than the black bullhead. Yet, Missouri’s pole-and-line record yellow bullhead outweighed its black counterpart by more than 2 pounds. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisc., recognizes an 8-pound, 15-ounce behemoth from Michigan as the world record black bullhead. That is nearly four times the weight of Wray’s fish.

These might indicate that heftier black bullheads haunt Missouri waters, waiting to be caught and registered as records.

The pole-and-line category is for fish taken on hand-held lines. Alternative methods include trotlines, throw lines, limb lines, bank lines, tree lines, jug lines, spearfishing, snagging, gigging, grabbing (with the use of a hook) and archery.

Entry forms and rules are available at mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/72.pdf. A list of Missouri fishing records is available at http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/69.pdf. The Conservation Department also has a Master Angler Program to recognize notable catches that fall short of records. For qualifying lengths and weights, visit http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/71.pdf.
 

-Jim Low-

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

Contact: Doug Edelman
Assistant District Staff Officer - Public Affairs
edeldoug@charter.net
636-379-0877
April 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

National Safe Boating Week 5/22 – 5/28

 

It’s almost time for the recreational boating “fleet” to come out of mothballs to enjoy good times in the sun and on the water! The US Coast Guard Auxiliary reminds you that safe boating will lead to more enjoyable outings.

National Safe Boating Week for 2010 is May 22 – 28. During this week, look for events in your community hosted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Attend one and learn what you and your families can do to be safe and to enhance your recreational experience on the water.

4,789 boating accidents were reported in 2008, leading to 709 deaths, 3,331 injuries, and an estimated $54 million of damage to property, according to Coast Guard statistics. Over 2/3 of all fatal boating accident victims were the result of drowning, and of these, 90% were not wearing a life jacket.

What can you do to be safe on the water?

Take a boating safety class. Find local course listings at: http://www.cgaux.org/visitors/pe_visitor/index.html .

Get a free vessel safety check. Find a qualified examiner at http://www.safetyseal.net/GetVSC/

Be sure that everyone aboard your boat wears a life jacket. For information, see http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/life_jacket_wear_wearing_your_life_jacket.aspx

Boat Sober! For information, see http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/boating_under_the_influence_initiatives.aspx

Don’t forget to watch for and participate in National Safe Boating Week! For more information, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com


The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer civilians who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation’s waterways, in classrooms and on the dock, performing safety patrols, vessel safety examinations and public education. The 29,000 members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.


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Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Two Rivers Marina....

   

 

Hi Bill,

Hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods despite the high water. We are just here waiting for the water to go down!

I just wanted to get you a list of our events that we have planned this year so that maybe you could get them out there for us so that everybody might be able to come up and enjoy some fun in the sun Here !

Also I wanted to let you know that we are now on Facebook as well and you can get to our page through our website and become a fan.

We also now have a full time on site mechanic!

Thank You for everything you do for the boating community it is really great to have a central location for all of us river rats to go to, to find out what is going on and keeping all of us informed.

Thank You Again


Jaime K. Aslin

Manager

Two Rivers Marina
13495 US Hwy 54
Rockport, IL 62370
PH: (217) 437-2321
FX: (217) 437-4141
www.tworiversmarina.com

 

 

Click here for Two Rivers 2010 Event Schedule

 

Lost and Found....

   

 

Our Blue and White Pelican Pedal boat is missing from Two Branch Marina. Last seen around 4/20/2010..


It was tied up to a dock, buy may have broke loose during the storm on 4/24/2010.

 

Call Doug at 636 699-6367 if you have information.

Thanks,

Doug.

 

Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    Contractors Reinforcing Cape Girardeau Levees........

 

Contractors are several weeks into a yearlong project intended to bolster portions of Cape Girardeau's floodwall.  The project will include pump upgrades, the replacement of a sagging floodwall section, with grout injected in an effort to thwart underseepage, as well as adding an extension to the outflow culvert from a pumping station.  Barring high waters, the renovation work is slated to be completed by January, at a cost of $7.8 million........

 

        Click here to read this news report from semissourian.com.  With Photo and Map.

 

Mississippi River Near Fulton, Illinois

   Barge Workers Rescued After Falling Into River........

 

 

 

After falling into the chilly Mississippi River Tuesday morning, two barge workers were rescued.  The men fell into the River while installing barge tops.  They spent around 20 minutes in the River, prior to being retrieved by rescuers.  The men were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries........

 

Click here to read this news article from clintonherald.com.

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Boat Manufacturing
    Sales Are Down, But Better Than Last Year........

 

March saw a declination in the sale of fiberglass vessels to the tune of 9.5%.  For March, fiberglass sales in the 14-30 foot range were down 13.8%, aluminum was down by 10.3% and PWC fell off by 10.5%.  The rate of the decline in sales slowed considerably over the same period last year.  The slowing declines indicate that that the market is leveling out.........

 

        Click here to read this news story from tradeonlytoday.com

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    First Quarter Results Are In For Cummins........

 

Tuesday, Cummins reported an improvement in sales and profits for 1Q, 2010.  Sales surges 2%, from $2.44 billion during 1Q '09 to $2.48 billion during 1Q, '10.  Net income was up, increasing from $7 million in '09, to to $149 million during the same time period of 2009.........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

Day 143
04/27/2010

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Day 143
04/27/201

 

Daily stats
Start: 7:15 AM- Tybee Island, GA
Finish: 5:15 PM - Otter Island, SC
Time: 10:00
Daily dist: 43 miles
Total dist: x miles
Companions: None
Weather: WINDY from the west at 15-20 mph - clear to cloudy and back to clear
Notes: Probably the roughest day so far. Spent an hour and a half dealing with very steep waves while crossing St. Helena sound......
Click on Daily Blog   http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

2010 Calendar of Events ..Click here

Tug Fest.........

    August 12-14, 2010

 

 

World Famous Human Tug -O-War Across the Mississippi River..........

LeClaire, IA vs. Port Byron, IL

 

The current score is: IL 13/ IA 10

 

 It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,400 foot, 680 pound rope that spans the Mississippi River between Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa. Each year the teams pull to see who will claim the breath-taking alabaster statue of a Bald Eagle in flight. Over 35,000 people view this spectacular and only tug-of-war across the longest river in the United States.

Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

 

HARBOR HOP: Boaters to hit the water for first poker run of the season.. Click here

        

  

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Click on Ad above 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Open

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Skyline       Sat...Carol Rice Duo

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Mississippi River

   92 Pound Blue Cat.......

 

Rick Davis of Godfrey, IL caught a monster 92 pound blue cat from the Mississippi River near the power plant at Portage Des Sioux on the Missouri side of the river on April 15th.

 

Click here to go to Prairie States Outdoors and check it out....with picture of the monster fish

 

 

Tuesday

27 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Riverside Custom Upholstery

 We have moved from Woodland Marina

 

We are now located at

540 Little Hills Ind.

St. Charles, Mo

Just up the hill from Fast Lane Classic Cars

 Click here  for Map from  MapQuest

Click here for website

Picture of the Day

 

Sharkys

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........   was sent to us by Mike and Sherri Stanczak....

 

 

Hi, Bill,


Mike went flying the other day and got some good aerial shots of the new Sharky's. We tried it out Saturday evening and they have great food and friendly service.

 

Definitely a place to try out.

 

See ya' on the river.
Sherri A. Stanczak

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day from 2009.......... was a shot of Paul, Lisa and daughter, McKinnsey, who hail out of Two Branch Marina in the cruiser... Calypso.  The Calypso crew was heading up river for a boat ride on Saturday morning when this picture was snapped.

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

   

For Sale.. 1986 Wellcraft Grand Sport 34

 

Description

 

1986 Wellcraft Grand Sport 34

Twin Mercruiser 454 engines, V drives

6.5 Omhen Generator

Full Canvas

Remote 8" Spotlight

Trim Tabs

Closed Cooling, Central Heat And Air Conditioning

Windless

Full Isenglas

Sleeps 6

 

Great Boat, Engines and drives well maintained

Runs Good, Must see.  Great Looking boat... St. Peters, Mo.

Great Boat for the lake.


Call Ed 314-623-6254 or Mel 314-487-5563
 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

  

1995 Cruisers 3775 Esprit Cruiser                 1996 Carver Boats 355 Aft Cabin

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

        

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager                             390 Sea Ray Express            

New Price 04-24-10                                                      

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

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Flood Warning

WGUS83 KLSX 270343
FLSLSX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1043 PM CDT MON APR 26 2010


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS
AND MISSOURI...


MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT

CANTON LD 20
QUINCY
QUINCY LD 21
HANNIBAL
SAVERTON LD 22
LOUISIANA
CLARKSVILLE LD 24
WINFIELD LD 25
GRAFTON
ALTON LD 26
ST. LOUIS
CHESTER

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Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

 

2112 4/26/10 Updated Waterway Action Plan for UMR, ILR, MOR
 

2110 4/26/10  Dredging Operations at MM 221.3 UMR (BNM NR 0124-10 UM)


2109 4/26/10  Waterway Closures between MM 309 and 327.5 UMR

                     (BNM NR 0122-10))
 

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

From The US Army Corps of Engineers website........

 

Corps of Engineers updates Mississippi River

Incidents

St. Louis – Monday, April 26 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis continues work to correct two problems that emerged Thursday, with the incidents at Dam 25 near Winfield, Mo., and problems with the Mississippi River navigation channel above Grafton, Ill.

At Dam 25 near Winfield, a large steel dam gate some 100-feet long, failed when the chain mechanism that raises and lowers it broke at its connection point. The failure has been attributed to a faulty mechanical-electric limit switch. It occurred while lock maintenance personnel were lubricating the dam’s gate chains.

The gate, called a roller gate, is in the middle of the 1,296-foot dam that controls water depths upstream to Lock and Dam 24 at Clarksville, Mo. It is one of three such gates that are accompanied by 14 gates of another design in the dam.

[Full Story]

 

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The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

Information presented on CorpsWeb public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Press Release.....

 

 

 

          Illinois Department of Natural Resources                             
For Immediate Release

April 22, 2010

‘WEAR IT’ Campaign Highlights ‘WEAR IT’ Campaign Highlights Importance of Wearing Life Jackets While Boating
 


Conservation Police remind boaters to wear life jackets, stay sober while boating in Illinois
 

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A safe outing for boaters in Illinois starts with wearing life jackets, as well as staying sober and being alert to others on the water with the busy spring and summer boating season underway. Illinois Department of Natural Resource (IDNR) Conservation Police are reminding boat operators and passengers to “Wear It!” – the theme of the National Safe Boating Council’s 2010 safe boating campaign encouraging the use of life jackets.

“The message to ‘Wear It’ is simple and right on point: wearing life jackets saves lives – and our Illinois Conservation Police officers will be reminding boaters throughout the season about wearing those personal floatation devices to help them stay safe on the water,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller. “We want boaters to have a good time while they’re on the water this spring and summer. Staying safe by wearing a life jacket and by boat operators staying sober while on the water should be part of every boater’s routine.”

Statistics compiled by the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement show that there were 102 reportable boating accidents on Illinois waters in 2009, resulting in 71 injuries and 25 fatalities. Those totals compare to 120 reportable boating accidents with 78 injuries and 13 fatalities in 2008. During the most recent 10-year period, Illinois had an average of 109 boating accidents with 72 injuries and 16 fatalities annually.

“Once again last year, the biggest factor that would have contributed to saving lives would have been for people to wear their personal floatation devices (PFDs) – their life jackets or life vests – while boating in Illinois,” said IDNR Law Enforcement Chief Rafael Gutierrez. “Of the 25 people who died in Illinois boating accidents last year, 12 may have survived if they had worn their PFD.”

Illinois law requires that life jackets, also known as personal floatation devices (PFDs), be available for each person aboard a boat or other watercraft. State law also requires that anyone under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket while aboard any watercraft under 26 feet in length at all times the boat is underway, unless they are below deck in an enclosed cabin or operating on private property. Under Illinois law, persons of any age must wear a PFD while operating a personal watercraft or jet ski.

“The law in Illinois requires that PFDs be aboard every boat, but not wearing those PFDs won’t help you in an accident or emergency,” Gutierrez added. “If you’re involved in an accident, you may not have time to put the life jacket on. Put on the PFD when you get on the boat and keep it on whenever you are on the water.”

As part of the Illinois Conservation Police boating safety enforcement effort, officers strictly enforce laws regarding operating under the influence (OUI) for boat operators. In 2009, Conservation Police officers (CPOs) made 179 arrests for operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other law enforcement agencies in the state made another 36 arrests for OUI. In addition to the OUI arrests, officers issued 1,960 citations and 5,576 warnings to boaters for various infractions of the Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act.

The IDNR offers free boating safety courses to provide a review of boating laws and regulations and instruction on safe and attentive operation of watercraft. State law requires boating safety education for persons ages 12 to 17 and encourages boaters of all ages to take a safety course. Safety course schedules are available by phoning 1-800-832-2599 or by visiting the IDNR web site at http://dnr.state.il.us/safety/.

Safety education courses taught by volunteer instructors are key to the state’s boating safety effort. In 2009, reports indicated 85 percent of watercraft involved in accidents were operated by people who had no formal boat safety education, while more than 90 percent of boaters who died in boating accidents had not participated in a formal boat safety education course.

Among the primary causes of boating accidents are operator inattention, alcohol use, careless/reckless operation and operator inexperience.

National Safe Boating Week is observed each year during the week leading up to the Memorial Day holiday. This year’s National Safe Boating Week observance is May 22-28 with the theme “Wear It!” to remind boaters of the importance of wearing life jackets.

For the full text of the 2009 Illinois boating accident report, check the IDNR web site at http://dnr.state.il.us/Law3/pdfs/2010_Boat_Accident_Report.pdf

 

 

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The above was reprinted from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website

Click here to go to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Lost and Found....

   

 

Our Blue and White Pelican Pedal boat is missing from Two Branch Marina. Last seen around 4/20/2010..


It was tied up to a dock, buy may have broke loose during the storm on 4/24/2010.

 

Call Doug at 636 699-6367 if you have information.

Thanks,

Doug.

 

Missouri Rivers

    Heavy Rains Cause Missouri's Rivers To Rise........

 

Thanks to heavy rains over the weekend, the Rivers throughout Missouri are again on the rise.  The Grand River near Chillicothe is nearly 9 feet above flood stage, The Mississippi River is over 2 feet above flood stage at Hannibal, with the expectation that it will crest at 19 feet Tuesday.  Minor flooding is expected along the Mississippi River at St. Louis, and Cape Girardeau.  The Missouri River is expected to see minor flooding at Hermann, St. Charles and Washington........

 

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

 

Asian Carp/Chicago Locks Update

    Supreme Court Bows Out Of Asian Carp Issue........

 

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to get involved in the dispute of how to prevent the carp from getting into the Great Lakes system.  The latest challenge put up by Michigan was based on the long standing case of water diversion rights.  The High Court gave no reasons for their decision not to re-open the diversion case, or even to allow Michigan to file a lawsuit bringing up the same concerns.  Although likely to take more time, Michigan could file suit in a federal district court, although, the carp are close at hand........

 

        Click here to read this news article from ksax.com.

 

River History....

 

27 April 2008 in River History


Flood of 2008

On this day in 2008, the locks at Dams 16 and 17 on the Mississippi River were closed to all river traffic due to high water..


FYI....
Lock and Dam 16 is located at river mile 457.2 near Muscatine, Iowa.
Lock and Dam 17 is located at river mile 437 near New Boston, Illinois. 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

River Eating

   That Which We Call A Carp; By Any Other Name Would Taste As Sweet....

The Asian carp have been vilified not only for their in-water (and in-air) antics, their penchant for gobbling up plankton at an exponential rate, but for their name as well.  Carp.  As far as seafood goes, carp is a four letter word.  January brought about an effort to re-brand the carp in Louisiana, naming it silverfin.  Noted seafood chef Phillipe Parola declared the flavor of the silverfin to be a cross between scallops and crabmeat.  Kentuckians have gotten into the name game, claiming that when smoked, canned or fried in balls, the carp tastes like tuna.  So whether referred to as silverfin or Kentucky tuna, a name change might just be the ticket.  After all, it worked for the Chilean sea bass........

 

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

 

 

 

RiverBill sez Thanks to Kathie Smith for the news tip!


 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Table Rock Lake

    Tornado Touched Down On Table Rock Lake........

 

According to a news article from kspr.com........  An EF-0 tornado touched down at Table Rock Lake on Saturday afternoon, causing damages upwards of $200,000 at State Park Marina.  Luckily enough, no one was reported as injured. 

 

The majority of the damage reported was to the marina's Dock L, which had it's metal roof ripped off, and the dock was pushed off of it's concrete base on shore.There were also reports of a dock being ripped from the Table Rock Lake shore in Viola, where it moved into the center of a cove.    

 

The National Weather Service reported that the EF-0 tornado produced winds of around 80 miles per hour........

 

Click here to read this news article.  With Video.

 

RiverBill sends out a "Big Muddy Thanks" to Captain Matt Burrows for the news tip!

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

Day 141-142
04/26/2010

 

Yesterday and today have become R&R days as I get myself organized for the run up to Charleston, SC this week, and on up to Norfolk, VA by mid May. Originally I had plans to be back on the water by today (Monday) but fairly strong winds, a great town to hang out in, and very cozy accommodations at Marsha and Ronnie‘s house, have kept me land-bound one more day............

Click on Daily Blog   http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

 

Grafton Harbor's 2010 Calendar..........

Grafton Harbor
Where the Rivers Meet and the Fun Begins!


Please see our 2010 Calendar of Events!
Joe, Jan and the Crew of Grafton Harbor


Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

        

  

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Click on Ad above 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Open

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Skyline       Sat...Carol Rice Duo

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Outlook Good For Brunswick On "Eve" Of 1Q Results........

 

With the release of Brunswick's first quarter results due on Thursday, RBC Capitol Markets announces that even though the [marine] industry is facing major challenges, Brunswick's outlook appears to be quite solid.  Since production has increased, RBC believes that Brunswick's profit and loss will show strong leverage.  RBC cites improvements in dealer sentiments, despite difficulties in selling boats without incentives, previous model year overhang and stingy floorplan financing issues........

 

        Click here to read this news article from tradeonlytoday.com

 

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Sector Ohio Valley enforces safety zone on the Ohio River during Thunder Over Louisville firework


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley 25-foot response boat is silhouetted by the reflection of fireworks on the Ohio River during Thunder Over Louisville festivities April 17, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson.

 

Monday

26 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Picture of the Day

 

Saturday at Kinder's

 

  

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........   were sent to us by Julie Mibbs & Gary Wade who live along the Mississippi River in between Yacht Club and Lake Center

 

 

Good morning Bill,


I have a couple of pictures for RiverBills. These were taken yesterday (Sat 4/24). A group of us decided to take a nice cruise down the river to Kinder's on John & Annie Hartman's boat Jammin !

 

We got caught in the down pour but luckily we were inside their boat keeping dry!   We stopped at Kinder's and Jill made us wonderful Banana Bangers!

 

Julie Mibbs & Gary Wade

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day from 2009.......... was a shot of RiverBIll's weekend office.... right on the edge of the Mississippi River.

 

A cup of hot coffee, a laptop with an air-card and a patio right on the river's edge !

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

      

For Sale.. 2002 Chaparral Signature 300

 

Description:

 

For sale OR trade

2002 Chaparral Signature 300

This is a great cruiser for day trips, or has a enough room for long weekends. Sleeps 4-5 Very comfortable.

This boat is equipped with twin 350ci fuel injected Chevy Engines. Volvo Penta Duo-prop drives.

This setup provides plenty of power and of course speed 50mph.

A list of option include 5kw Kohler gen with sound shield, shore power,

Thermostat controlled HEAT & A/C , Remote spot light, Ratheon GPS chart plotter, marine radio,

CD player with 6 disk changer with transom remote,

Cabin includes- Dinette kitchenette, electric cook top, sink, refrigerator, built-in microwave, coffee pot,

10’’ tv/ dvd player, Full size aft bed. Queen in Birth. Bath shower, vacuum flush stool, with holding tank,

6 gallon water heater, Ice maker, extended swim platform, Bimini top, FULL camper enclosure, cockpit cover, Bottom paint, transom shower. INCLUDED triple axel shore lander trailer with electric brakes.

$65,000.....573-406-4171     Les

Click here
to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

  

1995 Cruisers 3775 Esprit Cruiser                 1996 Carver Boats 355 Aft Cabin

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

        

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager                             390 Sea Ray Express            

New Price 04-24-10                                                      

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

	

 

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 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

 

To:     ALL MARINERS
From:   Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/25/10
Subject: Anticipated river levels in the St. Louis harbor BNM# 0121-10 UM
NAVNOTICE # 2108


USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ISSUES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
ADVISORY:
DUE TO THE CURRENT AND FORECASTED RAINFALL IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASINS, THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT ST. LOUIS IS FORECASTED TO REACH 30 FEET ON 28 APR 2010. ALL MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO TRANSIT THE ST. LOUIS HARBOR WITH EXTREME CAUTION AND TO ENSURE THAT FLEETS ARE CLOSELY MONITORED AND MOORING LINES ARE ADEQUATELY SECURED. DRIFT OF DEBRIS MAY BE AN ISSUE WITH NAVIGATION AND MAY DRAG BUOYS OFF STATION AND SEVER BUOYS FROM THEIR MOORINGS. ALL TOWBOAT OPERATORS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN HIGH FLOW OPERATIONS. ANY HAZARDS TO NAVIGATION OR TO FLEETING AREAS SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE HARBOR MASTER AND/OR USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER IMMEDIATELY VIA VHF
CHANNEL 16 OR BY LANDLINE AT 314-269-2332

 

 

 

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/25/10
Subject: M/V C. Michael Reeves transiting St. Louis Harbor with two barges loaded to maximum vertical clearance
NAVNOTICE # 2107


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
THE M/V C. MICHAEL REEVES WILL BE TRANSITING NORTH THROUGH ST LOUIS HARBOR WITH TWO BARGES LOADED TO MAXIMUM VERTICAL CLEARANCE FOR THE EADS BRIDGE MM 180.0 UMR, LIMITING THE TOWING VESSEL TO CENTER SPAN NAVIGATION AT 0800 CDT 26APR2010. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT M/V C. MICHAEL REEVES FOR ANY CONCERNS AND PASSING ARRANGEMENTS.

 

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Boat Gas Update

   Vote On Ethanol Increase Looming........

 

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to vote on whether or not to allow a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline.  Apparently, testing is only being performed on some 2001 and newer vehicles, but not on older cars, gas powered equipment, boats, of off-road vehicles.  Margaret Podlich, VP of government affairs for BoatU.S., states that adding 50% more ethanol to the fuel supply without establishing what it will do to older vehicles is irresponsible.  BoatU.S. has teamed up with 46 motorsports, environmental, food and advocacy groups to form followthescience.org, requesting a "science first" approach prior to allowing a new fuel to go to market........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit the followthescience.org website

 

On-Site Marine Services........

 On-site Marine Services has a couple on new Spring Specials for you.....

 

Spring Special #3 .....Outboard Lower Unit Service $115.00 Most V6 & V8
Replace Water Pump & Change gear Oil

Spring Special #4 .....MerCruiser Outdrive Service $65.00
Check & Lube U-Joints And Gimbal Bearing, Change Gear Oil
Replace Water Pump Kit In Alpha1 Add $95.00

 

 

Click here to go to On-Site marine Service webpage

and check out all their Spring Specials

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

Upper Mississippi River

     Businesses Look To Change Attitudes On Carp........

 

Recently, Reggie McCloud, editor and publisher of Big River Magazine, issued a challenge to restaurants:  Add carp to the menu.  The challenge, Carp Connoisseur Challenge II widens the range eateries involved to those within ten miles of the Mississippi River, between the Twin Cities and the Quad Cities.  Submissions for the contest will be accepted through November 1, 2010........

 

        Click here to read this news article from thonline.com.  With Photos.

River History....

 

25 April 1840 in River History

 

The Bedford, a relatively small side wheel steamboat was headed down the Missouri River for St. Louis when she struck a snag and sank in less than five minutes in deep water near the confluence of the two rivers..

 

Since that time, the Missouri River channel has shifted to the south and the wreck site of the Bedford's now lies below dry land.

 

 

Source: Illinois State geological Survey

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Lost and Found....

   

 

Our Blue and White Pelican Pedal boat is missing from Two Branch Marina. Last seen around 4/20/2010..


It was tied up to a dock, buy may have broke loose during the storm on 4/24/2010.

 

Call Doug at 636 699-6367 if you have information.

Thanks,

Doug.

 

Upper Mississippi River

    Businesses Look To Change Attitudes On Carp........

 

Recently, Reggie McCloud, editor and publisher of Big River Magazine, issued a challenge to restaurants:  Add carp to the menu.  The challenge, Carp Connoisseur Challenge II widens the range eateries involved to those within ten miles of the Mississippi River, between the Twin Cities and the Quad Cities.  Submissions for the contest will be accepted through November 1, 2010........

 

        Click here to read this news article from thonline.com.  With Photos.

 

Sell Your Boat, Bike Camper & RV Show

     May 15 & 16

   

7th Annual 2010
"Sell Your Boat, Bike Camper & RV Show"
May 15th & 16th
10am. till 5pm.
at
Dry Dock Marine & RV
3250 North Hwy. 94
St. Charles, MO 63301
3/4 mile North of Hwy. 370

 

Contact: Doug Edelman
Assistant District Staff Officer - Public Affairs

edeldoug@charter.net
636-379-0877
April 25, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks

Safe Boats Save Lives

 

 Learn the federal and state requirements for operating a vessel, and make sure your boat or personal watercraft is in compliance. Have a Vessel Safety Check performed to ensure that your vessel meets these requirements and has all the necessary safety equipment on board and in good condition.

Flotilla 3-13 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting free Vessel Safety Check Stations at North Shore Marina on Saturday, May 15th, from 9:00 AM till approximately 1:00 PM; and on Saturday, May 22nd at Grafton Harbor Marina from 9:00 AM till approximately 1:00 PM. If you will not be available at these times, you can still request to schedule a safety check for your vessel by contacting Ron South at rons1769@sbcglobal.net.

A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. They will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

This is not a boarding or a law enforcement issue. No citations will be given as a result of any deficiencies found. We will supply you with a copy of our evaluation so that you may follow some of the suggestions given. Vessels that pass will be able to display our distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you can be prepared to make this a positive encounter
 

To learn more about boater education, Vessel Safety Checks and other services provided by the Coast Guard Auxiliary – or if you are interested in learning how to become one of us – please visit us online at www.uscgauxflotilla3-13.org or contact us at msz@charter.net.


The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer civilians who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation’s waterways, in classrooms and on the dock, performing safety patrols, vessel safety examinations and public education. The 29,000 members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.


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River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Con Trios Yacht Club.....   Past Commodores Party Saturday

   May 1st at Sharky's On The River
 

 

Reservations required.
Theme is the Kentucky Derby
Ladies are asked to wear their best derby decorated hats. Prizes will be awarded to the best three hats as determined by a panel of Past Commodores.

 

Prizes are as follows:
1st Place - a "Washer" and "Dryer"
2nd Place - Dinner for two
3rd Place - a chicken dinner
 

This will also be the inaugural "World Famous Sharky's Chicken Drop!". You do not want to miss this event!

Go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website www.contriosyachtclub.org for a printer friendly reservation form.

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

American Queen Riverboat Update..............

 

Dan Owen, of Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum has sent us an update on the overnight passenger boat.

 

 

Bill,

I ran across this photo of the AMERICAN QUEEN tied up April 21, 2010 at the Navy Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas.... Click here
Photo by Captain Ted of Shipspotting. com.
Has been tied up there since being returned to Maritime Administration due to Title XI loan default.
A direct hit by a major hurricane would probably be the end of it.

Dan
Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

 

 

 

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I can relate to that boat, having had the opportunity to cruise on it twice in 2007 and once in 2008, the last year it was in operation. The Mississippi Queen was already down for some kind of work those last two years, but the Delta and American Queens were still running. A cruise on one of the Queens was really a treat. It's a shame somebody can't pick up the Queens and put them back on the river. I'd hate to think that they're out of business for good.

 

Up until about 2-1/2 years ago, I lived on the river about twenty miles downstream of St. Paul. When one of the Queens came by on the way to or from St. Paul, most of the folks in the neighborhood would gather by the shore to watch them pass by. They were especially awe-inspiring when they would leave St. Paul in the evening, and come by our part of the river after dark, with their lights ablaze.

Richard E. Dunbar
 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Boating Green..............

 

The Discover Boating website has a new section on Boating Green......

 

Click here and check it out.

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

 

.Daily Blog
http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Photos In Of Super Slab Crappie Tourney........

 

The photos of the winners of the Super Slab Crappie fishing tournament are in.  The winner was Ted Ellsworth of Jefferson City, Missouri, with a crappie weighing in at 1.68 lbs........

 

        Click here to visit lakeexpo.com, and view the photos.

    

  

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Click on Ad above 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Opening Friday April 23rd

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Skyline       Sat...Carol Rice Duo

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Mississippi River Near Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

   Bald Eagle Nesting Up 25% In The Twin Cities........

 

Bald eagles have been making a comeback in the Twin Cities areas.  Since the 1990's their nest numbers have jumped from around 10 to the current 35.  Seven of those nests were built since last year.  Experts credit the eagle increase to cleaner River water, thanks to the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.  Eagle populations had dwindled to 417 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states in 1963.  The pesticide DDT was blamed for the population declination........

 

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

 

 

Little John's Motorsports......

 


I
t's John from Little Johns Motorsports

It has been a while since we have checked in, but so many changes, and so much to arrange, the whole season is finally coming into place.

I would like to talk about Ashly Ruf.
Besides being High Points Champion in KDBA for 2008, High Points Champion in SLDBA for 2009, #2 in the nation for four years running and with all the work and traveling she has maintained a 4.0 grade average throughout her entire school history.
Now in College she is still maintaining a 4.0.
I know it was a hard decision for her but maintaining that grade point has to be her first priority.
Her schedule in school has to come before the boat at this time.
We are all very proud of her and will help in any way we can.
If she shows up at a race you can bet that she has her gear with her and will be in a boat.

At this time I would like to announce some of our changes.
Our driver for the 2010 season will be my son Randy Bicknese.
Everyone on the river knows Randy and the rest of you across the nation will recognize him from his presence in the pit at many of the races.

Our new race trailer is coming together very nicely.
With two levels in the trailer and a hoist everything we have can be hauled in one unit.
(Hopefully I do not mess up and tip it over)
Lettering for the trailer is being put together now and should make our sponsors proud.

We have new Tee shirts for the 2010 season and they are on their way.

I will wait until next update to announce our sponsors for 2010.
I want to recognize each one of them appropriately and not forget any of them.
With the tight economy and trying times these people are what make this operation work.
I do have to say that we might be internationally known.

One of our sponsors is from San Pedro Belize. They will be at the Creve Coeur race June 19th & 20th.

Check out our website, www.littlejohnsinc.com, for updates.


Thank You
Little John

 

Ships Ahoy !

Weekend Report

Sat, Sun ...24, 25 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

   Last Updated Sun at 1:00PM..... 4Panel River Level Charts Fixed

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 

Taking Care of Boating Business

Click to enlarge

 

Melissa Loughry (Title Clerk) handing RiverBill the plates with Tim Tighe (Co-Owner on right) and  Tim Klott (Office Manager on left).

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........  was taken Saturday of at the Bridgeton License Office !

 

Every boater has to go to the license office now and then to take care of boating business. Saturday was my day, so I decided to go visit one of the RiverBilll's advertisers...... The Bridgeton License Office located near I-270 and St. Charles Rock Road in the Orchard Bend Plaza.  (By Applebee's and Longhorn Steak House).. 

 

The lines were short on my visit and the service was really good.  Melissa took care of me with a smile...  license plates for the boat trailer, Boat Vessel Renewal and Boat Registration Renewal.

 

After getting all my business done, Tim Tighe, who hails out of the Duck Club Yacht Club in the boat "Patience" came showed me around.  They are high tech and ready to serve you.

 

Check them out next time you need to do some boating business with the state of Missouri .... The Boater Friendly License Office !

 

See you on the river,

Bill

 

Click here to go to the Bridgeton License Office webpage.

 

 

 

 

Tim Klott, the office manage wrote:

With Tim (Tighe)  and Mark (Miles) in the office we always get to see the updates on River Bills website. They seem to always be checking it.

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

Women of Alton Marina

 

 

The Guys

 

 

The Krew !

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........  is from Capt' Steve Nonn, who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat..... Nothin' But A Good Time.

 

 

 Hi Bill

Had a great turnout of my boating friends during my annual fundraiser at the Granite City Elks Lodge last Friday. Hope you can post a few of our pictures on Riverbills!

Seen in the all women photo, hailing from Alton Marina:

Stephanie Hinson (Blonde Kitty) Charlene Hernandez (Docktors Excuse) Sue Brown (Nothin' But A Good Time) Sharon Skaggs (Copier Cat) and Alton Marina Manager Karen Baker-Brncic

In the all guys photo it is

Steve Nonn (Nothin' But A Good Time) Kraig Hinson (Blonde Kitty) Billy Moyer (Copier Cat) Brian Hernandez (Docktors Excuse)

The group photo

Brian and Charlene Hernandez (Docktors Excuse), Kent & Suzanne Eberhart (Full Blown Fuelessnish) Rick & Colleen Williams (Doggy Style) Kraig & Stephanie Hinson (Blonde Kitty) David Grounds, Sue Brown & Steve Nonn (Nothin But A Good Time) Tom Pelot & Rene Burks (Cayo Loco), Billy Moyer & Sharon Skaggs (Copier Cat) Karen Baker-Brncic (Alton Marina Manager) and Dave Wickenhauser (Jobless)

Thanks for all you do, it is very much appreciated!

See you on the river!

Steve Nonn

Nothin' But A Good Time

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2006....   was a sunrise taken in the Two Branch area of the river

Looks like the start of a great day.  A good day to get outside .... a good day to do a little boating !

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Cedar Hill Resort

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2006....   was a couple of pictures of  Cedar Hill Resort at the UMR 240 mile marker of the Mississippi River.. (One mile below Winfield Dam).

 

Cedar Hill's 2010 Season Opener is May 8th

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

For Sale...  50' Dockominium At Duck Club Marina (E-78)

 

Description:

 

Attention Boaters! FOR SALE! 50’ Covered Dockominium at Duck Club Marina (E78)

 

• Alton Lake’s World... Class Marina

• “THE HOME OF THE BIG BOATS”

• Private Clubhouse with Restaurant and Pool

• Gated Entry

• Street Lights

• Generous Parking

• Individual Electric

• Fresh Drinking Water

 

• $40,000

 

• Please contact Mike @ 314-323-8003.

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures
 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

  

1995 Cruisers 3775 Esprit Cruiser                 1996 Carver Boats 355 Aft Cabin

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

     

44ft. Gibson Executive 2001 Voyager

New Price 04-24-10

                  

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

	

 

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Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Navigation Notices ......

   From Coast Guard Upper Mississippi

 

2106.. 4/24/10... DAYBEACON DESTROYEDIVO MM 314 UMR
 

 

2102.. 4/23/10 ... DREDGING OPERATIONS MM 305.6-305.8 UMR
2101.. 4/23/10....Update to Shoaling BNM Mile 305.5 - 305.8 UMR
2100.. 4/23/10....LIGHT DESTROYED IVO MM 44.1 ILR RDB
2099.. 4/23/10... LIGHT MISSING IVO MM 13.5 ILR RDB
2098.. 4/23/10....FLORENCE HIGHWAY BRIDGE SAFETY ADVISORY MM 56 ILR
2097.. 4/23/10....Miss Shoaling Reported MM 305.5 - 305.8 UMR
 

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Smooth Transition        Sat...TBA

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Updated Sun at 10:15AM

On-Site Marine Services........

 On-site Marine Services has a couple on new Spring Specials for you.....

 

Spring Special #3 .....Outboard Lower Unit Service $115.00 Most V6 & V8
Replace Water Pump & Change gear Oil

Spring Special #4 .....MerCruiser Outdrive Service $65.00
Check & Lube U-Joints And Gimbal Bearing, Change Gear Oil
Replace Water Pump Kit In Alpha1 Add $95.00

 

 

Click here to go to On-Site marine Service webpage

and check out all their Spring Specials

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Grafton Ferry Update........

 Bill,

Grafton Ferry is running but must go down to the confluence of the rivers and come back up. The usual cross time of about 10 minutes is quite a bit longer. Thought anyone that might want to use the ferry should know the usual route is not being used as of Sunday PM.

Dale

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near Sunshine, Louisiana

   Barge Explodes Along The Mississippi River........

 

Saturday, a tank barge exploded injuring two near Sunshine, Louisiana.  The explosion occurred at the LBC Tank Terminals while the barge was taking on benzene.  At this time, the explosion is under investigation, and there are no reports of pollution in the water at this time.

 

        Click here to read this news story from abc26.com.

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

River Destinations Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

   Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive Celebrates 20th Anniversary........

 

This weekend, the rural communities of southeast Missouri are hosting the 20th annual Mississippi River Scenic Drive.  The visitors that take in the self guided tour will see azaleas, dogwoods, historic churches and quilts, redbuds and wineries, in addition to camping, crafts, folk music, food, living history and museum tours........ 

 

        Click here to read this news article from semo.edu.

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Missouri River At Omaha, Nebraska

   Sewer Main Break Unleashes Sewage Into Missouri River........

 

A six inch main broke Saturday morning, allowing raw sewage to flow into the Missouri River.  Crews are repairing the line, and officials have issued warnings about swimming or wading in the Missouir River nearthe site of the spill, as well as several miles downriver........

 

        Click here to read this news report from 1011now.com

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

From The US Army Corps of Engineers website........

 

Corps of Engineers in St. Louis responding to Mississippi River Incidents


St. Louis – Wednesday, April 23 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responding to two incidents on the Mississippi River above St. Louis.

In the first incident, a 15 barge tow being pushed by the Marquette Marine Transportation Motor Vessel Theresa L. Wood, bumped the channel side at river mile 221.2, early Thursday morning. Bumping is a term used to indicate the barge tow or vessel made contact with the river bottom or side of the channel, but was able to proceed without assistance. The navigation channel is maintained with a minimum depth of nine feet and width of 300 feet, and is not specifically defined by the river bank.

This occurred just above the confluence with the Illinois River, about three miles upstream from Grafton, Ill. A Marquette Transportation official in Paducah, Ky., indicated that there was no damage either to the tow boat or barges, and the tow was able to proceed on its up bound transit.

[Full Story]
 

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The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

Information presented on CorpsWeb public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Cli

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website

Mississippi River Near Grafton, Illinois

   Corps To Dredge Mississippi River Near Grafton........

 

Early Next week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging efforts near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois River.  The dredging stems from a 15 barge tow "bumping" the channel side. Sand and silt deposits occur naturally, and end up causing navigational hazards, due to the narrowing of the channel.  The Corps will combat this by confirming that their last dredging period will be concluded  by December........

 

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

 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

  STLtoday.com.... weekly fishing report....Click here

 

Large River Fishing Information ....... 

    Conservation Commission of Missouri

 

  A lot of facts and information about fishing the rivers in the St. Louis area contained in this Conservation of Missouri website.... Mississippi River access points, Missouri River access, types of fish found in the rivers and more....

 

Click here and check it out.....

 

Boat Manufacturer

  Safety Awards Distributed By Brunswick........

 

Brunswick recently announced the winners of their 2009 Safety Awards, Including facilities in Edgewater, Florida, Mercury Marine's facility in Juarez, Mexico and Sea Ray boats of Palm Coast, Florida.  Another 28 facilities received 2009 performance awards and 39 facilities earned an award for achieving no lost-time accidents during the past year........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

Friends of Dale Skrabascz of Palisades


 

We will meet to honor and remember Dale Skrabascz at the Sioux Harbor pavilion in Portage Des Sioux at 2:00 pm, this Sunday April 25th, 2010.

Bring a covered dish if you care to and byob. Some food and drink will be available.

 

Barry Munsell
 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

       



April  24.... Karaoke

 

Missouri State Water Patrol

    Regatta Listings .... Mississippi River

 

Date
Day
Location
Type
Boats
Club
Phone #
4/24/2010
1
Hideaway Harbor
Fishing
25
Bass World Sports 636/949-2772


       
Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

 

.Daily Blog
http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk

Sat. 24th. Saint Louis Dogs .. $1 RUM & COKEs 8PM to close

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Lake Levels Plummet A 1 1/2 Feet Over Last 2 Weeks........

 

Spring weather had caused the levels at the Lake of the Ozarks to rise to 656.81 feet on April 8, 2010.  Only 2 weeks later, the Lake level is down a foot and a half to 655.29 feet.  A light generation schedule has been implemented by AmrenUE for the weekend in order to allow the Lake to rebound to 655.6 feet.  Operators state that their goal is to see Lake levels around 659 feet by Memorial Day.........

 

        Click here to read this news report from lakeexpo.com.

    

  

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

Big Kahuna, Sat April 24...  Acoustic Mayham  8:00PM

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Opening Friday April 23rd

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

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Boat Manufacturer

   Coast Guard Awards $63.6 Million Contract........

 

Recently, Marinette Marine Corporation announced that they have been awarded a $63.6 million contract to construct 30 Response Boats-Medium (RB-M).  The thirty boats are slated to begin delivery during the third quarter of 2011.  Marinette Marine states that half of the vessels will be constructed at their Green Bay facility, and the other half will be built in Washington........

 

        Click here to read this news story from fox11online.com.

 

 

Friday !

23 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Picture of the Day

 

Sharky's Chicken Drop

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ........  is from Darryll Weil, who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser..... "After You."

 

 

 

Posted pictures of the soon to be world famous “Sharky’s Chicken Drop” construction being done by Little Johns Stainless on Sharky’s website, Sharky’s Facebook page, Con Trios Facebook page (it will debut at the Past Commodores Party on May 1st) and Little Johns website:

Sharky’s website....... Click here

Little Johns website... Click here

Darryll
 

 

Chicken Drop – the most filmed activity on the island of San Pedro, Belize
Click here to read news story

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Festus

The Houseboating River Cat

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2009....  was from Lisa Hickey.  Its a couple of pics of Festus.... The houseboating river cat

 

 

Hi Bill
Here are a couple pictures of Festus the houseboating cat. He likes coming to the river and hanging out with Gilli the river dog.
 

Safe boating
Lisa

 

"R.I.P. Festus"

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

     

For Sale.. 2005 Regal 2465 Commodore

 

Description:

 

Regal 2465 Commodore 2005

Full galley, head, A/C, and sleeps 4. Great for a weekend on the river or the lakes. It is easy to trailer to different locations.

Engine:
· Volvo Penta · ~ 80 hours
· 5 year warranty

Has all the features available for the 2465 and the following:
· Lifetime Hull Warranty – 5 year transferable
· Trailer
· VHF Radio
· Skiing/Tubing Tow Ring
· Keel Guard
· Two Anchors
· 6 Life Jackets
· 4 Bumpers

It has only been in fresh water and kept on a lift under cover on the Mississippi.

Price: $56,000 USD

Call Mike at 314-566-2019 or email at mike.burkart01@gmail.com for additional information and a complete list of features.

 

 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures
 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

  

1995 Cruisers 3775 Esprit Cruiser                 1996 Carver Boats 355 Aft Cabin

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

River Levels / Flood Warnings.........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar and up-to-date River Levels / forecasts for Winfield, Grafton and Alton Dam 

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

	

 

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Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/22/10
Subject: SHOALING MM 221.2 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2096


USCG NOTICE TO MARINERS EIGHTH DISTRICT NR 0108-10 UM
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
SHOALING HAS BEEN RPTD AT MM 221.2 UMR MID-CHANNEL. A M/V
RAN AGROUND AT THIS LOCATION WITH A 9' DRAFT AND WITH L/D 25
LOWER GAUGE READING 431.5 ON 22 APR 10. ALL MARINERS ARE
REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

 

Click on link below for map of area......

     UMR 217 - UMR 224 MAP         UMR 220..Mason Isld       UMR 224..Iowa Isld

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Smooth Transition        Sat...TBA

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Living Lands And Waters Update

    Donation Put Toward Multi-State Mississippi River Clean-up........

 

Recently, Illinois American Water Company announced the donation of $5,000 to Living Lands and Waters for their first ever multi state clean-up of the upper Mississippi River.  The clean-up effort will involve 22 cities along the Mississippi River, from St. Louis, Missouri to St. Paul, Minnesota.  Over the past 12 years, LL&W has removed over 6 million pounds of trash from the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois Ohio and Potomac Rivers........

 

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

 

 

A Big Fish Story

    In Took 48 Minutes.... To Land 92 Lb Blue Catfish........

 

Rick Davis of Godfrey, Illinois has a bit of a big fish story to tell. Recently, he and four crew members, including his 15 year old son, were fishing for catfish near the Portage Des Sioux  power plant.  Using a 7 foot medium/heavy action rod loaded with 20 pound monofilament line, he reeled in a 48 inch, 92 pound blue catfish.  The fight lasted about 48 minutes, and required the help of all aboard to drag onto the boat........

 

        Click here to read this news story from bnd.com.  With Photo.


 

 

Missouri Fishing Report  ------ The Missouri Department of Conservation has issued this week's Fishing Report.  

 

Mississippi River (above St. Louis)  

60 degrees, falling, dingy; flathead catfish fair on nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)
 

Missouri River (below New Haven)

62 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)

 

Meramec River (below Eureka)

62 degrees, normal, dingy; all species fair on worms, minnows and crickets.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)
 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

57 degrees, falling, muddy; smallmouth bass fair; drum good on worms; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)

 

~~~~~^~~~~~^~~~~~^~~~~~^~~~~~

The above reprinted from the weekly [Mo-fish] Weekly Fishing Report e-mail.

Check out the report for the entire state of Missouri

go to  http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt/

Illinois Fishing Report .......

Illinois Fishing Report..

Click here to read the Illinois Fishing Report on Prairie States Outdoors website.  Covers the State of Illinois from Lake Michigan to Rend Lake.

 

Missouri State Water Patrol

    Upcoming Fishing Tournaments .... Mississippi River

 

Date
Day
Location
Type
Boats
Club
4/24/2010
1
Hideaway Harbor
Fishing
25
Bass World Sports
 
Date
Day
Location
Type
Boats
Club
5/1/2010
1
Louisiana MO Boat Ramp
Fishing
20
Bass World Sports
5/1/2010
1
Hideaway Harbor
Fishing
30
Lewis Boats Marine Sales & Service
5/15/2010
1
Hideway Harbor
Fishing
25
Bass World Sports


Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

click on Regattas

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

 

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here

Boating Humor

  

 

Special Boat Accessories.......   

 Paul Barbary, who hails out of Grafton Harbor, sent us a link to an on-line video titled:

 

 

Nitro boats vs. whiney girlfriend

 

Click on link below to watch this bit of boating humor

Nitroboatvswhineygirlfriend.wmv

 

 

 

How to Launch Your Ship......   

Greg Moore, who hails out of Grafton Harbor, sent us link to a video on how to put your ship into the water.....

 

Click on link below to watch this bit of ship launching footage

''bootje''tewatergelatengeweldigeopname's.wmv

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Kinder's

    Spring Hours...........

     

Kinder's Restaurant has new Spring Hours

 

Dining Room Hours

Sun - Thur ... 11AM - 7PM

Fri  -  Sat .... 11AM - 9PM

 

 

Call after restaurant hours to check if bar is open ! 

 

Metro East Levee Update

    Study Concludes Insurance Premiums Could Rise By $50 Million Per Year...

 

A study conducted by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments has concluded that the proposed de-accreditation of Metro-East residents and businesses  $50 million per year in flood insurance premiums.  The Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District commissioned Gateway to conduct the study.  SIFPD is charged with overseeing repairs to the levee system that protects the American Bottom, a flood plain that spans from Alton to Monroe County.  The levee system was constructed in the '40s and '50s to the 500 year flood level.  However, following the flood of 1993, the U.S. Corps of Engineers is worried about seepage issues undermining the levees........

 

        Click here to read this news article from stltoday.com.

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Apr 24th and May 1st, 2010

   US Coast Guard Auxiliary

   "About Boating Safely Class"

  

 

Click here to enlarge

 

Grafton Harbor and Flotilla 3-13,
U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary
Announces the 2010 Class Schedule for
“About Boating Safely”




Classes are 2 sessions each; From 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Classes are February 20th & 27th; March 29th & 27th and April 24th & May 1st


Classes are $25.00 per Student to cover the cost of the materials.

Benefit One, Classes satisfy the State of Illinois and the State of Missouri Boater Education requirement.

Benefit Two, Classes may qualify you for a insurance discount in your Boat Insurance.

Benefit Three, may save lives, keep you out of trouble and make you a better boater!

For Registration or more information stop by the Harbor or CALL Jan At 618-786-7678 or Mark at 314-803-7044 to secure YOUR SPOT in the Class!! Be Ready to be Safer Boater!
 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

Day 138 4.22.10
04/22/2010

 

 Daily stats

Start: 7:00 AM- North of St. Simons Island, GA
Finish: 2:45 PM - Ossabaw Island, GA
Time: 7:45
Daily dist: 27 miles
Total dist: x miles
Companions: None
Weather: Clear skies, 80 degrees, west wind 10 mph


 

 

.Daily Blog
http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk


Fri. 23rd.. Lenny Frisch .. $1 Caribbean Chicken Sliders.
Sat. 24th. Saint Louis Dogs .. $1 RUM & COKEs 8PM to close

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

     Largest One Fish Crappie Tournament This Weekend........

 

Over 600 anglers are expected to turn out for the first Super Slab Series Largest One-Fish Crappie Tournament.  The Super Slab Series is a tournament that rotates from Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Kentucky.  Saturday's event is the first Super Slab tourney held in the Lake of the Ozarks........

 

        Click here to read this new article from lakeexpo.com.  With Photo.

    

  

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

Boat Manufacturer

     Brunswick Delaying Model Year Launch........

 

Last year, Brunswick reaped the benefits of pushing their model year introduction back to September, and they have announced that they are doing the same thing again this year.  Changing the timing of the model year release allows dealers to liquidate more current inventory during the current retail selling season........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

Big Kahuna, Sat April 24...  Acoustic Mayham  8:00PM

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Opening Friday April 23rd

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Click on Ad above 

 

Taum Sauk Reservoir Update

   Amren Says Taum Sauk Generating Power Again........

 

Wednesday, AmrenUE announced that their Taum Sauk hydrokinetic power generation plant is once again up and running.  This follows a $490 million construction project to re-construct the reservoir as well as $180 million to re-construct Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.  The 2005 breach of the Taum Sauk reservoir was Missouri's worst man-caused disaster, damaging the east fork of the Black River and scarring a 6,000 foot swath of mountainside.  Investigators found that water level sensors were installed too high to properly operate.  When the reservoir filled, water overtopped the dam, causing it's failure........

 

        Click here to read this news article from bizjournals.com.

Boat Manufacturer

   Brunswick Delaying Model Year Launch........

 

Last year, Brunswick reaped the benefits of pushing their model year introduction back to September, and they have announced that they are doing the same thing again this year.  Changing the timing of the model year release allows dealers to liquidate more current inventory during the current retail selling season........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

 

Earth Day 2010

Thursday

 

22 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Picture of the Day

Boats, Brats and Beer !

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ........  are from John Block of Block Marine Service

 

 

Bill,

Jon Klipp of Sundowner’s asked me to forward these photos to you. They are for an event sponsored by Yacht Club of St. Louis, Marine Max and Bloch Marine Service. We called it “Boats, Brats, and Beer”. It was a customer appreciation event held Saturday night (April 17) at the Bloch Marine Service building at the Yacht Club of STL. 120+ were there and we had a band called “Brotha’D and the Woo-daddies”, and some even danced. There will be more of these elsewhere this year. Use it however you want, if you want.

Thanks,

John Bloch President
Bloch Marine Service, Inc.

 

Food and Drink Provided by Sundowners
 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2005....  was of a rustic looking house on Dardenne Slough that has always caught my attention

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

For Sale ..... Cruisers Model 3850 Aft Cabin 


This Cruiser's design boasts the most livable, open, single level, deck to fly bridge space of any 40' motor yacht. Bimini top with full enclosures of bridge and aft deck, and Hardtop on aft deck protects crew from elements. Hugh salon, spacious aft cabin and cooks galley makes this boat truly desirable.  

 

 

 

New Price 03-28-10 $79,900.00

 

Contact: Jim Vineyard    cell# 314-591-6899       

Boat Located At Duck Club Yacht Club

St. Louis, MO

For more information check out the website below !

It was made just for this boat.....lots of pictures, specs and information 

http://home.earthlink.net/~jvineyard/

.

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

  

1995 Cruisers 3775 Esprit Cruiser                 1996 Carver Boats 355 Aft Cabin

 

     

1993 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer Cruise                     6600 Lb Hydro Hoist Ultra Lift        

                           

River Levels / Flood Warnings.........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar and up-to-date River Levels / forecasts for Winfield, Grafton and Alton Dam 

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

	

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No New navigation Notices

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Smooth Transition        Sat...TBA

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Asian Carp/Chicago Locks Update

   Petition To Keep Locks Open Gets Hundreds Of Signatures........

 

In an effort to convince the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep the Chicago locks open, some 100 organizations gathered 500 signatures on a petition that requests that the locks remain open.  Some of the Great Lakes states have been lobbying for the closure of the locks in order to thwart the advance of the Asian carp into the Great Lakes system.  U.S. Representative, Debbie Halvorson, D-Crete stated that during these uncertain economic times, an interruption of the operation of the locks would be devastating to local families and businesses........

 

        Click here to read this news report from suburbanchicagonews.com.

 

Grafton Ferry Update.....

    Recorded message on Grafton Ferry's phone:


"The Grafton Ferry Boat Company will open the 23rd of April, Friday.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will operate 10AM until 8PM.

Monday through Thursday will resume regular operating hours"

 

 

Click here to website
 

 

Alton Landscape Transformed by Monumental Mural of Historic Steamboat Landing

The official inauguration of the Alton Godfrey Rotary Club's 2010 Mural Project will be celebrated at the Jacoby Art Center on Monday, May 3, 2010. Michael Eckhard, local artist and Godfrey resident was chosen by the Rotary to create a historic image of the river bend area familiar to all as the home of the ancient Piasa Bird Rock Painting and scenic river road. Four-time Olympic artist Rip Kastaris makes up the third member of the mural team as the artist who will render the monumental image on the south wall of the 550 Landmark Blvd building from the moving platform of 60 foot boom lift. The team plans completing the new landmark just in time for the Alton 4th of July festivities just two short months away. The Mural Project unveiling will highlight the ongoing work of the Alton Godfrey Rotary who are well known for their successful administration and installation of the historic Lincoln Douglas Debate Sculptures, a past project just blocks from where the new mural will be permanently installed. The artists have collaborated on both commercial as well as fine art for over 26 years. Eckhard is a seasoned creative director of famous branding campaigns for fortune 500 companies producing products like Jack Daniels Whiskey, Eveready Batteries and Budweiser Beer. Kastaris, assisting Eckhard on graphics and theme art since the early 1980s moved from printed to monumentally painted renderings during the last 15 years. He is the commissioned artist for a permanent mural in Athens Olympic Stadium and he recently fully restored the church sanctuary at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the City of St. Louis.

 

Rip Kastaris

 

Environmental Grants

   American Water Awards $128,000 In Grants........

 

According to a news report from businesswire.com........  American Water Works Company recently announced the recipients of their 2010 Environmental Grant Program awards.  These grants will go to fund 32 projects in eight states, including Illinois and Missouri.

 

The Illinois grants, totaling $18,100, will be going to Living Lands and Waters for The Great Mississippi River Cleanup, the Tazwell County Health Department for it's Green Matters Streets Cleanup, Prairie Rivers Network for it's Reining in Rain in Champaign Campaign and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for it's Aquatic Invasive Species program.

 

The Missouri grants, totaling $12,800, have been awarded to the East-West Gateway Council of Government for the development of a 9 element watershed plan, Missouri River Relief for the Missouri River Cleanup and the Confluence Watershed Festival, Trailnet for the Watkins Creek Watershed Program and The Environmental Task Force of Jasper and Newton Counties for their Shoal Creek Water Quality Testing program........

 

Click here to read this news report.

 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

 

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Cooks Wanted !

Click here


 

Mississippi River Near Anoka, Minnesota

    Riverboat Cruises Unlikely For Anoka This Summer........

 

It is unlikely that a paddle-wheeler will plying the Rivers near Anoka, Minnesota this summer.  SkipperLiner Industries had been interested in bringing a paddle boat to the Rum River, but the waters are too shallow.  Anoka officials had offered mooring on the Mississippi River, but costs for dock pilings, parking spaces and utilities would be too much.  SkipperLiner's Dan Nelson stated that he had backed off after another riverboat operator advised Nelson that they were in talks with Anoka officials........

 

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


 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Kinder's

    Spring Hours...........

     

Kinder's Restaurant has new Spring Hours

 

Dining Room Hours

Sun - Thur ... 11AM - 7PM

Fri  -  Sat .... 11AM - 9PM

 

 

Call after restaurant hours to check if bar is open ! 

 

Blue River Near Kansas City, Missouri

    Sewage Spills Into The Blue River........

 

A sewer clog has allowed over 3,600 gallons of wastewater into a creek that flows into the Blue River.  Crews were able to repair the issue, and return water flow to normal.  Water samples have been recovered from the area for testing, although officials state that there are no issues with KC's drinking water........

 

        Click here to read this news article from nbcactionnews.com.

 

The Blue River is a tributary of the Missouri River.  It's headwaters are south of Olathe, Kansas, and it is fed by Coffee Creek, Wolf Creek and the Camp branch prior to entering Missouri where it is joined by Brush Creek and Indian Creek before joining the Missouri River near Kansas City........

 

        Source:  blueriver.org.  Click here to read more.

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

 

Longshot Saloon .... From facebook

The Longshot Saloon is open for the season! Food and drinks specials and a beautiful view of the River!

 

Palisades Yacht Club .... From facebook

Jessica Hovanec › Palisades YachtClub Tommorrow is Thirsty Thursday at PYC! Come see your favorite bartender, Jessica! Party starts at 2:00pm! See ya on the Mississippi

 

Cedar Hill Resort ...... From facebook

Cedar Hill Resort Cleaning up after a hard winter getting the place ready for opening day which is just around the corner. Don't forget opening day May 8th which is Mothers Day weekend. Bring Mom over for a tall frozen froggies or maybe a frozen mudslide and lunch. How easy is that. Now you don't have to worry what to get her.

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

.Daily Blog
http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk


Fri. 23rd.. Lenny Frisch .. $1 Caribbean Chicken Sliders.
Sat. 24th. Saint Louis Dogs .. $1 RUM & COKEs 8PM to close

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

     Plan Laid Out For Solving Sewage Troubles........

 

Bill McCaffee, an attorney that does pro-bono work for the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance (LOWA), proposed a one cent sales tax and the establishment of a four county sewer district as a way to rectify the current sewage issues at the Lake.  The voters would have to approve, of course.  The plan came about after many reports of violations came to light during late 2009........

 

        Click here to read this news article from lakeexpo.com.

 

   

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks

 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

Big Kahuna, Sat April 24...  Acoustic Mayham  8:00PM

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Opening Friday April 23rd

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Click on Ad above 

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Deepwater Horizon fire


NEW ORLEANS - Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew.

 

 

Wednesday...

 

21 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Picture of the Day

 

  

 

The Picture of the Day ........  isfrom Sherri Stanczak

 

 

Hi, Bill,
Mike went out flying last weekend and caught the Gypsy Rose going down the river. They were having a party on it. I will send you some more aerials of the new Sharky's. Talk to ya' soon.


Sherri A. Stanczak

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

  

Click to enlarge

 

 

   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2008.........  were sent to us by Rjbbachman.

 

Hello Bill, 

   The River`s Out Of Its Banks And Its Cloudy And Cool On This 19th Day Of April. It Was Not A Good Day For Boating. So A Group Of Us At Woodland Harbor Decided To Celebrate Some April birthdays. About 20 Riverats Showed Up And The Party Began. A Good Time Had By All, Despite The Weather. Here`s The Pictures Of The Birthday Boys And Girl. 

  

Harry Steel Out Of The Duckclub, Ron Bachman, Kevin & Shirley Shaberg Out Of Woodland Harbor.

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour of yacht and specifications


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

    

For Sale.. 1986 Hilburn 50' Houseboat

 

Description:


Alum. Hull
Twin 305 Mercury V.D. 350 Hrs.8.0 KW Westerbeeke Gen.
2 AC Marine Air
Asking $44,900
Woodland Marina 187


Contact: Roger (Pete)Schloemann @ 618-207-8150
             repete38@gmail.com

 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 

     

           1987 Cobalt Condurre 223   

                           

     

1992 Carver 33 Aft Cabin                                1993 Wellcraft Scarab

                           

River Levels / Flood Warnings.........  
  
The graphs are checked for updates every 20 minutes !  

 

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                                Click here

 

Alton                                                                 Hardin

Click here                                                               Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar and up-to-date River Levels / forecasts for Winfield, Grafton and Alton Dam 

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

	

 

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What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/20/10
Subject: SHOALING IVO MM 186.4 MOR
NAVNOTICE # 2095


USCG EIGHTH DISTRICT NOTICE TO MARINERS NR 0107-10 UM
MISSOURI RIVER THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF SHOALING IVO MM 186.4 MOR. A MOTOR VESSEL BUMPED BOTTOM AT THIS LOCATION ON 19APR10 WITH A BARGE THAT HAD A DRAFT OF 9 FT WITH THE BOONEVILLE GAUGE AT MM 196.5 READING 13.05 FT ON 19 APR 10.       

 

 

Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No new News Releases for our area

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Brand New & Already A Classic

3761 New Town Blvd, St. Charles, Mo

636 - 724 - 7920 

Fri... Smooth Transition        Sat...TBA

Click here for upcoming events

 

Two Daily Lunch Plate Specials...Tue- Fri

Click here and check them out

 

Click here to go to The Big Muddy website

 

Public Notices Open For Comment

   Posted on the US Army Corps Of Engineers Website.....

 

  1. Special Public Notice: IL GP-16 RENEWAL: Rock Island District in association with all other Corps Districts who regulate waters of the U.S. in Illinois , request authorization to renew Illinois Regional Permit 16 for work in Illinois waters associated with Bank Stabilization Activities. The public notice comment period opens on March 25, 2010 and closes on April 23, 2010.

 

          Click here for more information on the above notice

~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~

The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

Information presented on CorpsWeb public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website

 

Sharky's

    

   The Sharks Band will be playing this Saturday, April 24th instead of Chyldzplay.

Darryll

 

     Click here and check out their website !

 

Grafton Ferry Update.....

    Recorded message on Grafton Ferry's phone:


"The Grafton Ferry Boat Company will open the 23rd of April, Friday.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will operate 10AM until 8PM."

 

 

Click here to website
 

Friends of Dale Skrabascz of Palisdes


 

We will meet to honor and remember Dale Skrabascz at the Sioux Harbor pavilion in Portage Des Sioux at 2:00 pm, this Sunday April 25th, 2010.

Bring a covered dish if you care to and byob. Some food and drink will be available.

 

Barry Munsell
 

636 - 899 - 1093

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Open For Your Business

Limited Menu

Hours Thurs - Sun 2PM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

WIFI is now available ! 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

We still has a few 36 foot docks available. Call Amy at 636-899-1093 or 314-706-2313.

 

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

 

Making Headway - Weekly Column
By Captain Larry Walker


Several years ago, during a trip down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from North Carolina to Florida , I had the pleasure of introducing some friends to the diversity along that inland route. The ICW offers a view of the country that can't be observed by road, air or rail. Each day is another slice of " Americana ."

We departed Oriental, North Carolina , bound for Jacksonville , Florida aboard the sailing vessel "Madeline Rose." The vessel's owner, Captain Gerry Buchanan of Duluth , Minnesota , was about to observe many differences between Lake Superior cruising and inland cruising along the Atlantic coast.

The first of many differences would be the depths of the navigable waters. In Lake Superior , 30 feet is considered very shallow (there are recorded depths of up to 1,333 feet), while in the ICW, 30 feet is among the greater depths available.


The number of aids to navigation (buoys, dayboards, etc.) is infinitely greater on the east coast ICW than on the Great Lakes . The ICW is comprised of a series of narrow waterways with many twists and turns. There is very little "open water" where one can sail or navigate at random. Thousands of aids to navigation guide you safely down the east coast inland waters.

On our first day, we proceeded south through the Beaufort and Morehead City areas. You might be surprised that south of Norfolk , Virginia , the next "deep-draft port" along the Atlantic Ocean is at Morehead City , North Carolina . This port serves oceangoing cargo vessels carrying a wide variety of goods to points around the world.

Among the most interesting things about the ICW are the vast differences along its route, primarily due to varying population densities. Just 25 miles north of the deepwater port of Morehead City, NC is the fishing village of Oriental (my home town), with a population of +/- 850. Only 207 miles south of Morehead City , a ferry with a capacity of two cars (that's right, two cars) crosses the ICW.

In the past, there were many bridges over the ICW that would have to open for mariners to pass. In recent years, many of those old bridges have been replaced by "fixed" bridges with vertical clearance heights of up to 65 feet. Currently, the lowest "fixed" bridge height between Norfolk , Virginia and Key West , Florida is 56 feet at the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami .

At the other end of the bridge spectrum, there remains one "pontoon" bridge on the ICW. It is in North Carolina and is locally known as the Sunset Beach Bridge . It floats on pontoons and is opened and closed with cables. The cables are slightly above or below the waterline when the bridge is moving. When completely open, the cable is slacked so it will rest on the bottom as vessels pass through. This piece of history is in the process of being replaced by a fixed bridge with 65’ vertical clearance.

Finally, what trip through Georgia would be complete without a cruise down " Moon River ?" And yes, you guessed it, the very same Moon River that lyricist Johnny Mercer and composer Henry Mancini wrote about for Andy Williams to sing about. Moon River intersects the ICW south of Thunderbolt , Georgia .

Johnny Mercer's parents had a summer home on Moon River where he was inspired to write what turned out to be one of the most popular songs ever. Like I said earlier, every day on the ICW is another slice of Americana !


Until next time, I wish you clear skies, fair winds and calm seas!



Captain Larry Walker is the president of World Wide Marine Training, Inc., a U.S. Coast Guard Approved facility authorized to give examinations for captain's licenses up to 200 Ton Master, Able Seaman up to Unlimited, STCW-95, Radar, ARPA and other Endorsements (www.fromthehelm.com)

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Earth Day is Tomorrow, 22 April 2010

   5 Earth Day Tips For Boaters........

 

 

○  Wash your boat with "environmentally friendly" cleaners

 

○  When hopping from waterway to waterway, make sure to clean the vessel thoroughly to ward off the inadvertent transfer of invasive species

 

○  To improve fuel economy, remove unused gear and equipment from your boat

 

○  Stow your trash, and take care that nothing gets thrown overboard.

 

○  Refuel your vessel.... without spilling a drop

 

Source:  boatus.com.  Click here to read more.

 

Asian Carp/Chicago Lock Update

   High Court Rejects Michigan's Latest Bid To Close Locks........

 

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Michigan's request to close the two Chicagoland locks, in an effort to keep the Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes System.  Michigan still has a motion pending before the High Court.  The case is a request to re-open several cases from the '20s pertaining to the water flows surrounding the Chicago River and Lake Michigan........

 

        Click here to read this news report from reuters.com.

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-IL.html

Saveton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

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

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

Jake The Kayaker Update........

 

Day 136 (Happy anniversary Neil and Heather)
04/20/2010

 

Daily stats
Start: 7:45 AM- On ICW 4 miles east of St Marys
Finish: x PM - Brickhill Bluff camp site on Cumberland Island
Time: x
Daily dist: 14 miles
Total dist: x miles
Companions: None
Weather: Absolutely beautiful, east wind 10 mph 75 deg. Partly cloudy
Notes: I spent the day exploring Cumberland Island National Park on foot and by kayak
Cumberland Island is a National Park and in my opinion a National Treasure. In modern times this island was the vacation play spot for the Carnegie family who built several mansions on the island many of which still stand today. Saved from the grip of land developers in the early 70’s this park has some of the most beautiful undeveloped coast line I’ve seen on the Atlantic. Inside the island dirt roads and trails tunnel through huge live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The roads and trails connect the old mansion grounds and new camp grounds sprinkled across the island.
 

.Daily Blog
http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

 

 Follow the progress of Jake the Kayaker  while on his trip around the great loop.

Website..  http://www.portagetoportage.com/

 

Above re-printed with permission from Jake Stachovak

who is embarking on a 10 month, 6100 mile Great Loop adventure by kayak. from Grafton, Illinois on Saturday, December 12 and expects to return to Grafton, October 2010

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

Fri 5PM - 1:30AM     Sat 12Noon-1:30AM     Sun 12Noon - Dusk


Fri. 23rd....... Lenny Frisch and $1 Carribean Chicken Sliders.
Sat. 24th..... Saint Louis Dogs and $1 rum and cokes all nite long.

 

Thursday, April 29th

River Rat Parrot Head Party & Bus Ride To Jimmy Buffet Concert..$15

Click here

New 120 foot lay along courtesy dock coming soon. Dock will be moored in front of clubhouse and patio for easy access to restaurant.
 

Kitchen will be open with a limited menu until May

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Sundowners Upcoming Events...Click here

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Boat Manufacturer

  Tige Boats Celebrates 20 years, Presents One-off Boat To CEO........

 

While commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tige Boats, the employees and suppliers presented the Tige CEO, Charlie Pigeon, with a one-off Tige Platinum Edition RZ2.  This vessel was specifically designed and constructed for Pigeon, as a way of saying thanks for his 20 years of dedication to Tige employees and dealers.  Tige employees donated their labor, and several vendors supplied parts for the project  Pigeon founded the company in 1990........

 

        Click here to read this news story from campaign-archive.com.  With Photo.


Lake Of The Ozarks

    

   

        Click here to go to LakeExpo.com to read the latest news at Lake Ozarks


 Click on links    Grafton Harbor     Big Kahuna     Grafton Harbor Winery

 

Big Kahuna, Sat April 24...  Acoustic Mayham  8:00PM

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................................ Opening May 8th at 11:00 AM

The Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor........ Open

Kinder's Restaurant............................ Open

KJ's Place......................................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................................ Open

Palisades Yacht Club......................... Open

Sharkys At North Shore Marina........... Open !

Yacht Club of St. Louis......................  Open

 

Ferrys Open / Closed .....

Golden Eagle Ferry.................. Open

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

Grafton Ferry........................... Open Fri, Sat, Sun.... April 16, 17,18

Brussells Ferry.........................Open

Kampsville Ferry...................... Open

 

River History....

 

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

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),

 

 

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Press Release.....

 

Abraham Hunter of Vienna, Illinois, Wins the 2010 Illinois Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest (April 13, 2010)..... Click here

 

 

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Shipwreck Near Point Lena, Alaska

    Coast Guard Recovering Oil From 50 Year Old Shipwreck........

 

Divers from the U.S. Coast Guard began the removal of between 14,000 and 34,000 gallons of heavy bunker oil that was aboard the Princess Kathleen when she went down in 1952.  Ever since the Princess went down, she has been releasing small amounts of unrecoverable oil.  The vessel has 4 more tanks that have yet to be surveyed.  The Coast Guard decided to remove the oil before deterioration causes a large spill........

 

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Tuesday...

 

20 April 2010

 

Over 3.3 Million Visitors

Have Already Docked Here

 

Picture of the Day

 

Meet Boat goat Miley

 

 

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The Pictures of the Day ........  are from Gary Mincher, who hails out of Woodland Marina in ...... M/V Sandy M....

 

 

 

Bill,

 

Meet the Boat Goat Miley. She is on the M/V Endless Love at Woodland Marina.
Taken 4/18/10

Gary Mincher
M/V Sandy M

Woodland Marina


 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

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   Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2006......... was sent in by Robert Cope of the boat "Slow Ride".  Robert got some great shots of the white pelicans.  This one above with the bluffs in the background is really good. 

 

 

Bill,

   More Pelicans we saw down by hideaway harbor/Portage Des Sioux.   We got pretty close before we spooked them and they all went flying off, no more than a foot off the water.

Robert Cope

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Fresh Water Yacht  &   Dock For Sale

 

               Click to enlarge                                                            Click to enlarge

1990 36' Carver Aft Cabin...."Zoe"                      View from Dock

$72,500

Includes covered dock at Harbor Point, 60 day warranty on engines, generator and transmission

  Click here for tour of yacht and specifications


Contact owner at: bsmyrniotis@earthlink.net

 

For Sale.. 1987 Cobalt Condurre 223

 

Description:

 

1987 Cobalt Condurre 223, Magnum 454-This Boat MOVES!!

Trailer included. New Paint Job & Interior in 2007.

Class:Power

Category:Cuddy Cabin
Year:1987
Make:Cobalt
Model:Condurre 223
Length:22
Location:Wright City, MO
Engine Model:Mercruiser Alpha One
Horsepower:454
Propulsion Type:SINGLE
Hull Material:FIBERGLASS/COMPOSITE
Fuel Type:GAS
Fuel:60 gallons
 

$8,000

Contact Adam at 636-791-2031 for more information.

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1992 Carver 33 Aft Cabin                                1993 Wellcraft Scarab

                           

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Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/19/10
Subject: Updated Waterway Action Plan Notice to Mariners
NAVNOTICE # 2094


SAFETY AND SCHEDULED BCSTS UNTIL CANCELLED CANCEL WESTERN RIVERS BNM NR 0096-10 UM USCG NOTICE TO MARINERS EIGHTH DISTRICT NR 0106-10 UM USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ISSUES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY ADVISORY:
A. ZONE 28 (MM 109.9-185.4 UMR) THE SAFETY ZONE HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR ST LOUIS HARBOR AND THE ZONE HAS ENTERED THE HIGH WATER RECOVERY PHASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UMR WAP ANNEX. ALL TOWBOAT OPERATORS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN HIGH WATER OPERATIONS WHILE TRANSITING THROUGH ST LOUIS BRIDGES DUE TO STRONG CURRENTS. ALL TOWING VESSELS SHOULD PROCEED AT THE SLOWEST SAFE OPERATING SPEED BASED UPON PREVAILING CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE WAKE DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY. DRIFT OF DEBRIS MAY BE A HAZARD TO NAVIGATION AND MAY DRAG BUOYS OFF STATION. DOWN STREAMING OPERATIONS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS A VESSEL IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 75 FEET IN LENGTH AND HAS A MINIMUM OF 1800 HORSEPOWER.
B. ZONES 26-16 (MM 200.5-522.3 UMR), ZONE 14 (MM493.3-522.3 UMR) AND ZONE 5A (MM 728.6-738 UMR) HAVE ENTERED THE HIGH WATER RECOVERY PHASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UMR WAP ANNEX. ALL TOWBOAT OPERATORS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN HIGH WATER OPERATIONS. ALL TOWING VESSELS SHOULD PROCEED AT THE SLOWEST SAFE OPERATING SPEED BASED UPON PREVAILING CONDITIONS TO MINIMIZE WAKE DAMAGE.