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MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

News Flash!

Golden Eagle Ferry & Winfield Ferry

Thurs., June 30,2011

Both the Golden Eagle Ferry and Winfield Ferry will be open tomorrow morning, Friday, July 1,2011 at 5am.
We will operate 1 ferry at each location in the morning and at 11 am we will send out a new email stating wether or not we will operate one ferry at each location in the afternoon or move back to Golden Eagle with 2 ferrys (if roads are clear) for rush hour in the evening ( this would close Winfield by 1pm ).
We recommend that all cars and low vehicles cross the Winfield Ferry in the morning because there will probably still be water on the road at the Golden Eagle Ferry.

The river has crested and is starting to fall.

Thank You,
The Calhoun Ferry Company
 

 

 

Fireworks Correction

Grafton Fireworks are on Sunday July 3rd !
Fireworks will shot off at Cedar & Water near the Grafton Light House

It's Thursday

 

30 June 2011

 

 

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The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Brad Maher of the River Road Renagades...

 

 

Bill,

Paddlewheeler came by during the River Road Renegades practice on 6-28-11.

Nice evening to be on the River.

Brad Maher
 

Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

One of Yesterday's Pictures from RiverBills webcam

 

 

click on pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day ......is a shot from RiverBills webcam showing a little bit of debris in the water and the evenong shadow of the camera and it's mounting location.

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks to Capt'n Darryll Weil for sending us the picture.
 

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering snow cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

North Shore Sun Set

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

  

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2010 ----   was from Capt'n Dan Rhoades who hails out of Two Branch Marina...

 

 

Bill

The photo was taken at North Shore June 26 about 08:30 PM while I was visiting Dave and Pam's dock.


Dan Rhoades

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  2005 Sea Ray Sun Sport Cuddy Cabin

 

Description
2005 SEA RAY 290 SUN SPORT, LOADED WITH ONLY 181 HOURS! This 2005 Sea Ray 290 Sun Sport Performance Cuddy is Powered with Optional Twin Mercruiser MX 6.2 Ltr/320hp Multi Port Injected Engines & Bravo 1 Drives. She will reach a Top End Speed of 51 MPH and Cruise at 38 MPH. Beautiful Two-Tone Pewter Gelcoat * Seating Plan B w/Norcold Cockpit Refrigerator * Power Actuated Engine Hatch * Molded Fiberglass Sport Spoiler * Extended Swim Platform w/Transom Stereo Remote * Transom Shower Pull-Out Sprayer * Prestige Triple Axle Trailer!


 

Click on pic above to enlarge

 

Boat Details

Class:       Power Horsepower:          320
Category: Cuddy Cabin Engine Hours:        181
Year:       2005 Cruising Speed:     38
Make:      SEA RAY Max Speed:           51
Model:     290 SUN SPORT Propulsion Type:   TWIN I/O
Length:    29 Hull Material:         FIBERGLASS REINFORCED
Location: Saint Charles, MO Fuel Type:             GAS
LOA:        32.2 Fuel:                     130 gallons
Beam:     9'8" Holding:                20 gallons
  Water:                   24 gallons

Click here to go to Boat Trader.com for more details

 

Call Richard Luttrell at 636-250-3844 for an Appointment to View this Boat!

 

 

 

 

 

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             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

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1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler

New Price

                           

 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
854 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2011

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

MISSOURI RIVER
  AT JEFFERSON CITY...
  NEAR CHAMOIS...
  AT GASCONADE...
  AT HERMANN...
  AT WASHINGTON...
  AT ST. CHARLES


.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS A RESULT OF RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA...WESTERN IOWA AND NORTHWESTERN MISSOURI IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE BASIN ACROSS  EAST-CENTRAL MISSOURI. DUE TO AN ABOVE AVERAGE SNOW PACK THAT IS CURRENTLY MELTING ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS THIS SPRING...RESERVOIRS ALONG THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE MISSOURI RIVER HAVE BEEN FILLED TO NEAR CAPACITY. UPSTREAM RESERVOIR RELEASES HAVE BEGUN AND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE FOR MUCH OF THE SUMMER. RECORD RELEASES FROM GAVINS POINT DAM JUST UPSTREAM FROM YANKTON SOUTH DAKOTA OF 160,000 CFS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO AUGUST. THIS WILL CAUSE EXTENDED FLOODING OF DOWNSTREAM LOCATIONS ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER THROUGH THE SUMMER AND POSSIBLY INTO FALL...

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Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

Safety On The Water Key Ingredient For July 4th Holiday

Major Thomas E. Roam of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division encourages boaters to be extra vigilant with their water safety practices over the July Fourth holiday weekend. The Independence Day holiday is often the busiest single weekend on Missouri’s waters. Given the potential for high volumes of boating traffic it becomes even more important for boaters to keep a proper lookout and to the extent possible use the navigation rules on the water. Last year there were 17 boating crashes worked over the holiday weekend. There was one boating fatality and two drowning deaths over the weekend. There were 40 boating while intoxicated arrests across the state.

Being on the water after sunset poses additional issues boaters need to take into account. If you plan to be out after dark be sure to make sure your boat’s navigation lights are working and have extra bulbs on board. While there are fewer boat crashes after dark they tend to involve more serious injuries due to reduced reaction times and distances. Slow down and allow for extra room between other boats. Missouri’s night time speed limit on the water is 30 miles per hour. Viewing fireworks from the water can be unique experience but it is illegal to light fireworks from a boat so leave them at shore.

Flooding may affect holiday boating plans in certain areas of the state. The Mississippi and Missouri river have seen prolonged flooding this year. River closures on the Missouri River have been expanded. The river is closed up stream from mile mark 397 in Platte County Missouri. Stronger currents and debris can make boating in high water more dangerous. Most of Missouri’s lakes and smaller streams seem to be in favorable shape for water enthusiasts. With a favorable forecast, this Independence Day weekend should be a great chance to get out on the water. Boat smart and remember that safety starts before leaving the dock.
 

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

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314-727-4400    Click here for Map

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

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 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2011

 

Rivers Update-June 29, 2011


The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 18.8 feet as of 6:00 a.m., cresting today.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is at 26.3’, and is expected to crest Saturday at 27.8.

With recent rain events at Carlyle Lake, 24-hour operations have begun. Corps officials are performing daily foot surveillance on the main dam, Saddle Dam 2 and the Keyesport Levee. Recreation at Carlyle has been impacted; to ensure public safety, all reservations in impacted areas will be canceled through July 10th. Beaches will also be closed, and all boat ramps except for 3 high water boat ramps will be closed.

Kaskaskia Lock and Dam has reopened.

The five day forecast is clear over the next three days with some precipitation moving in Saturday night in the St. Louis District area. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Golden Eagle and Winfield Ferry

   

 

Wed., June 29,2011

Both the Golden Eagle and Winfield Ferry will be open tomorrow, Thurs., June 30th at 5am.
We will operate 1 Ferry at each location with normal operating hours of 5am-9pm.
If you cross the Golden Eagle Ferry you will drive thru water on Hwy. B, the river will crest tomorrow and start to fall, we hope to be back at normal operations by Friday.

Thank You,
The Calhoun Ferry Company

 

 

Grafton Harbor Veranda......

   

Good Morning Grafton Harbor,

We have a great new beautiful Veranda at the Pool. It provides lots of awesome shade. Pictured is Richard Mosby from Mosby Wood Working located here in Grafton.
Richard and Lisa have a boat in B-10.

 

Staff at Grafton Harbor

 

Click here to enlarge above ad         click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

Grafton Fireworks
Sunday July 3 at Dusk
Fireworks will shot off at Cedar & Water near the Grafton Light House

 Mississippi River At Grafton, Illinois

     The (Fireworks) Show Must Go On........

 

Although the Mississippi River is flooding at Grafton, the fireworks planned for this weekend's Fourth of July celebration have been given the green light.  The fireworks show had been cancelled last year because of fears that the ground along the riverbank staging area was too soft to support the show.  This year, the River has not been as high, for as long.  This year, there will also be a privately funded show following Grafton's display........

 

        Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com

 Mississippi River Near Grafton, Illinois

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photo of an Illinois Conservation Police Officer tossing a line to three boaters who drifted several miles down the Mississippi River after their boat motor failed........

 

        Click here to check out this photo from thetelegraph.com.

 

 July 31, 2011

     FUNdraiser for one of our Boating Friends

   

 

We are putting together a “FUNdraiser” for one of our Boating Friends. Cindra Smith has been one of our favorite bartenders up at the river for many years. Her husband, Bruce, has been battling cancer for the past couple of years and the financial drain is starting to become a serious issue, not to mention the emotional aspects. We would like to have a “FUNdraiser” for them on Sunday, July 31st at Sharky’s. The emphasis on “FUN” is intentional, as Cindra has been a huge part of our boating FUN over the years. Here is a link to more information along with the announcement notice.

Hope to see all you there.

Thank You, Darryll Weil, Past Commodore, Con Trios Yacht Club



http://www.captainweil.com/2011_FUNdraiser/default.html

 

Sharky's On The River WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 222

 Sharky's RiverWebCam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update this live picture

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 Webcam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes..Hit refresh to update this live picture

Click here for a larger picture and to view last 10 pictures from this camera

 

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THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

River History....

June 30, 2010 in River History


Flood of 2010..  Kinders Restaurant, Cedar Hill Resort and Palisades Yacht Club were closed. Grafton cancelled their fireworks, the Race for the Backstoppers re-scheduled the race to September.  The Brussels Ferry, Grafton Ferry and Golden Eagle Ferries were all Closed.

 

 

June 30, 2008 in River History


Flood of 2008....The Alton Telegraph reported that the water levels were finally starting to fall

 

 

June 30, 1897 in River History


June 30, 1897 in River History
In the Missouri River Commission's Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1897, Captain Hiram M. Chittenden published a compilation showing the loss of steamboats on the Missouri River totaling 295 for the time period from the beginning of steam navigation to the date of the report.

 

 

June 30, 1870 in River History


The Natchez and the the Robert E. Lee set off from New Orleans on a 1,200 miles race up the Mississippi to St. Louis.
The event kicked-off of the St. Louis annual Veiled Prophet parade and festivities

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

July's lineup:
Wednesdays 4pm-close is 2-for-1 well drinks, can beer, and Captain Morgan drinks;
Thursdays: 4-close3,2,1 Drink specials
Fridays continue with $10 Buckets of Beer and Steak Night Specials
Sundays are Fried Chicken Dinner for $9.95; $2 Margaritas and $2 Coronas

Saturday July 2: Street Beat   Sunday July 3: Mojo Dogs (8pm-12)
Monday July 4   1-5pm: Lenny Frisch

Saturday July 9: Jaxx R Better     Sunday July 10 1-5pm: Dr. Fong
Sunday July 10: Family Day @ YCSL and Sundowners
Saturday July 16: Prestige Worldwide    Sunday July 17 2-6pm: Rogers and Niehaus
Saturday July 23 Stacy Collins
Saturday July 30: tbd

Saturday bands are 8:30pm-12:30 amClick here
to go to Sundowners' website

 

News Release From BoatUS


One Good "Sniff" May Save a Life
Six Safe Refueling Tips from Boat Owners Association of The United States


ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 29, 2011 – It was the end to the Memorial Day weekend when a 32-foot motorboat with four persons aboard pulled up to the fuel dock. Moments later, after filling up, an explosion ripped through the boat – literally separating it into clamshell-like halves. In an instant a 25-year old woman was dead. All of the boat’s remaining four occupants as well as a fuel dock attendant were hospitalized.


Saddest of all, the accident may have been preventable. A newspaper reported that investigators found that the recently purchased used boat, which was being refueled by its new owner for the first time, may have had a fuel system gasket “give way,” or fail, which allowed gasoline fumes to escape and accumulate below decks. While the owner had properly turned the engine compartment blower on – a required procedure anytime a boat is refueled – not enough of the explosive fumes had been cleared before an engine backfire ignited the blast.

A simple sniff test may have prevented the tragedy, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). “While it appears the owner did the right thing by having the blower on to safely remove any fumes from the engine compartment area, he may not have performed the “sniff” test – lifting the engine compartment hatch in an attempt to smell any lingering gasoline fumes,” said Director of Damage Avoidance Bob Adriance. “Unlike a car, boats have fuel tanks and engines located in enclosed spaces which don’t allow gasoline vapors to escape. This accident shows how important it is do a sniff test every time a boat is refueled.”

BoatUS has these six refueling safety tips:

1. Always remove passengers from the boat, and reboard only after refueling is complete and the engine(s) restarted.
2. Engine should be turned off and do not operate any electrical switches, including the ignition.
3. Keep all doors, ports and hatches closed, and only open them when refueling is complete.
4. To prevent unintentional sparking, hold hose nozzle firmly against fuel fill (and not a rod holder, water tank fill or holding tank, which happens more often than you think). Also don’t overfill.
5. After refueling, ensure engine compartment blower runs for at least four minutes. This may delay others waiting to fill up, but it’s worth the wait.
6. A quick sniff test takes only a few seconds and is the most effective method for detecting fuel leaks. Always open the engine bay hatch (if boat is equipped) and smell the bilge area as well as any closed compartments or interior spaces.

For more information on safe refueling, check out the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water’s online boating safety course study guide at www.BoatUS.com/foundation/refuel.
 

 

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

 

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

 US Army Corps of Engineers

     Solicits Input on Operational Changes at the Kaskaskia River Project

 

Kaskaskia River Project— A significant reduction in Kaskaskia River Project’s budget will require changes to project operations. The project’s recommended Fiscal Year 2012 budget is $1,539,000, a reduction of $637,000, nearly 30 percent below the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. The Corps is soliciting input from stakeholders, customers, industry and the public on how to adjust operations while providing the best service to our customers.

Under Corps of Engineers budget criteria considerations, the Kaskaskia Navigation Project is considered a low use navigation project, meaning it is an inland waterway with under one billion ton miles of commercial cargo transported annually. In development of the fiscal year 2012, the Corps of Engineers reduced funding for all low use navigation projects, by 50 percent, a $76 million dollar reduction from Fiscal Year 2011. Funding was either eliminated or greatly reduced for 121 navigation projects across the nation.

According to the Kaskaskia Regional Port District, contracts are in place for navigational usage at the project to reach two million tons in fiscal year 2012. The recommended funding level at Kaskaskia is marginally survivable with the current usage, but may not keep the lock and channel operational if use increases as projected.

The Corps will make every effort to keep the lock open to navigational traffic. However to operate and maintain the project at the reduced funding levels will require significant changes to current operations. Changes being considered include reduced hours of lock operation, remote operation of the dam and/or lock, and limited dredging and maintenance to facilities. Other project features that may be reduced or eliminated include: monitoring of project feature conditions such as stilling basin inspections, water safety efforts, recreational lockage, fish and wildlife habitat maintenance, and operation of recreation facilities including campgrounds, boat ramps, and visitor center.

The Corps of Engineers is seeking feedback concerning these potential operational changes. Comments should be sent no later than July 15th, 2011 to:

Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia Project Office
801 Lake Road
Carlyle Illinois 62231
Email: carlylelake@usace.army.mil,.
For additional information contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at 618-284-7160 or the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484.

 

The above reprinted from a US Army Corps of Engineers e-mailing

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 July 2, 2011.....Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Independence Day Fireworks Schedule Set........

 

Deputy Executive Director of the Park and Recreation Department Rhonda Lewis announced that the Fireworks on the Mississippi will be held on Saturday July 2nd.  There will be entertainment starting at 6:30 pm, featuring Glendale Riders.  The fireworks will start at dusk........

 

          Click here to read more from altondailynews.com.

 

               

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

 

Water is still up over the lower parking lots, but we are STILL OPEN! Lots of weekend specials! Shuttle will be running day/night.

Schedule for fireworks:
Saturday, July 2nd - Fireworks Alton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Fireworks Grafton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Rogers & Nienhaus - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm @ Longshot
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks Riverfront - St. Charles @ 9:00 pm
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks Arch - St. Louis @ 9:00 pm

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th holiday.

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks 

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Fireworks will shot off at Cedar & Water near the Grafton Light House

July 3rd, 2011 at dusk

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
FUNdraiser for a Friend
Location: The Original Sharky's on the River
Time: ‎3:00PM Sunday, July 31st..
 

Duck Club Yacht Club
The river may be up but the club will be open Thurs - Mon. @ noon.

 

Grafton Harbor
Big Kahuna Band Line-Up for 4th of July Weekend
  Friday July 1 - Back Street Cruisers (8:00 - 12:00)
  Saturday July 2 - Whiskey River (8:00 - 12:00)
  Sunday July 3 - Jody Grinder (3:00 - 7:00)

 

Kinder's Restaurant
Buy a $25 gift certificate and get a $5 gift certificate free. Now thru July 4.

More T-shirts coming in for this weekend!!

 

The Longshot Saloon
‎Summer Bike Rally at The Longshot Saloon , Saturday, August 27th will also have Horns and Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding and Female Oil Wresting!
 

Rat Rally Bikini Bull Riding and Female Oil Wrestling
Location: The LongShot Saloon
Time: ‎12:00PM Saturday, October 1st..
 

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.

We have a great lineup of returning bands this weekend: Saturday night: STREET BEAT STL; Sunday night: MOJO DOGS; Monday afternoon by the pool it's LENNY FRISCH

Sharky's

FUNdraiser for a Friend
Location: The Original Sharky's on the River
Time: ‎3:00PM Sunday, July 31st..
 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

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

 

 Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

     Riverfest Celebration Has Been Relocated........

 

Tuesday, St. Charles city officials announced that they have moved Riverfest 2011 from Frontier Park to Riverside Drive at First Capitol Drive.  Recently, the Missouri River has been flirting with flood stage, and the grounds at Frontier Park are saturated from the recent heavy rains.  Carnival rides will be set up on Riverside Drive, the entertainment stage will be relocated to the lot behind the tourism center and vendor booths will be located in the lots behind merchants along South Main........

 

        Click here to read this news article form 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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

 

 Kinder's Restaurant Facebook Page

 

RiverBills had a bad link for Kinder's Restaurant facebook page.....

 

Click here and check out the correct one.
 

River Networking

 

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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

 

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....


 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

Take a Ride in

 Little John's Motor Sports Drag Boat with

Winning Driver... Randy Bicknese !

News Flash.......Wed., June 29,2011

Both the Golden Eagle and Winfield Ferry will be open tomorrow, Thurs., June 30th at 5am.
We will operate 1 Ferry at each location with normal operating hours of 5am-9pm.
If you cross the Golden Eagle Ferry you will drive thru water on Hwy. B, the river will crest tomorrow and start to fall, we hope to be back at normal operations by Friday.

Thank You,
The Calhoun Ferry Company

It's Wednesday

 

29June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

The

River Road Renegades

 

 

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Brad Maher of the River Road Renagades...

 

Bill,

Here is some pics from the River Road Renegades practice on 6-28-11. River level has delayed getting the jump in but got in a Great show practice.

Brad Maher

 

Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

This Morning's Sunrise on Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

 

 

 

More Pictures of the Day ......are this morning's sunrise as seen from from River WebCam01 and WebCam02
 

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering snow cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

  

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2009 ----   were sent to us Debbie House of Riverbend Marina

 

Bill,

Here are a couple of pictures when we left Cedar Hill after the sun set Sunday night.

Debbie

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1994 Rinker, 190 Captiva

 

Description

 

1994 Rinker, 190 Captiva, 19 ft, Open Bow, 4.3LX/V6 Alpha One motor

Included: Bimini Top, Am/Fm Radio, Custom Cover (3 yrs old), Eagle Depth Finder,
Gray Storage Cover and Battery (Both 1 yr old), Heritage Single-Axle Trailer,
Negotiable Accessories - Anchor, 2 Bumpers, 2 Dock Lines, New Number/Lettering Kit
Nice Boat - used on Rend Lake for the past three years.


Location: O'Fallon, MO.


Price: $8,000


Phone: 314-402-8955 (Rick)
 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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

 

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

                   

1988 Chris Craft Amerosport 284                   1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

     

                  

             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

                                                              New Price

 

     

                  

            

1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler

New Price

                           

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

   

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
844 PM CDT TUE JUN 28 2011

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

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT
  CANTON LOCK AND DAM 20...
  QUINCY...
  QUINCY LOCK AND DAM 21...
  HANNIBAL...
  SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM 22...
  LOUISIANA...
  CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM 24...
  WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM 25...
  GRAFTON...
  ALTON LOCK AND DAM 26...
  ST. LOUIS...
  CHESTER


.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS A RESULT OF THREE TO SEVEN INCHES OF RAINFALL SINCE FRIDAY EVENING...

Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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: 6/24/11
Subject: Nun Buoy Mid-channel IVO MM 212.5 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2595


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
THE CG HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF A RED NUN BUOY OFFSTATION AND
MID-CHANNEL IVO MM 212.5 UMR.

 

 Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

From News Release
WPD20110628
June 28, 2011

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card for $15.

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Summer is Here !

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

Rivers Update-June 27, 2011


The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 17.6 feet as of 6:00 a.m.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is at 25.2 feet.

With recent rain events at Carlyle Lake, 24-hour operations have begun. Corps officials are performing daily foot surveillance on the main dam, Saddle Dam 2 and the Keyesport Levee. Recreation at Carlyle has been impacted; to ensure public safety, all reservations in impacted areas will be canceled through July 10th. Beaches will also be closed, and all boat ramps except for 3 high water boat ramps will be closed.

The five day forecast is clear over the next three days with some precipitation moving in Saturday night in the St. Louis District area. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Missouri River Flooding

    Roads Are Closed Near The River........

 

Even as communities in Kansas close to the Missouri River are evacuating, officials are are closing roadways.  Tuesday, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management announced that Kansas 7 is closed, north of Sparks, to the Nebraska border.  The highway is expected to remain closed for several days.  Several highways in Missouri are closed as well, including parts of I-29, U.S. 136 and 159........

 

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

 

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click here for Big Kahuna Menu

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

No Contamination At Wappapello Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake has recently learned of misinformation regarding E. coli contamination at Wappapello Lake. “Our waters are fine” stated the Operations Manager Cindy Jackson. “We tested the water to ensure its quality before opening any of our beaches.”

The water at Wappapello Lake is tested regularly regarding its quality, as the safety of our visitors is of utmost importance. Rumors spread like wildfire this past weekend that Wappapello Lake was contaminated; which is simply not true.

Should you have any questions, individuals are encouraged to call the Wappapello Lake Management office at (573) 222-8562 to get answers to their questions. Your safety is our concern, a mandate we do not take lightly. We invite everyone to celebrate Independence Day activities at Wappapello Lake on July 2 which includes Waterfest, magic shows and fireworks. Remember safety this holiday weekend, so buckle up. Life jackets and seat belts save lives


..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

      USACE Tour of Flood Recovery Acitvities



St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Commander to give Rep. Emerson tour of
Wappapello Lake flood recovery activities

WAPPAPELLO, MO- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District Commander
Col. Tom O'Hara will give U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8) a tour of Wappapello Lake flood recovery activities June 29.

The tour will allow O'Hara and Emerson the opportunity to view and discuss area recovery activities and the road ahead for the Wappapello area, as well as the St. Louis District's reservoir and river conditions. Public safety remains the Corps' top priority.

O'Hara and Emerson will meet at the Lake's Visitor Center at 11:15 a.m.
 


Re-printed from US Army Corps of Engineers e-mail

 Street Beat Update

     Let's hope the Crick don't rise! StreetBeat is on the river this weekend......          

We will be playing at Sharky’s on the River this Friday Night from 8-12.

Saturday night we will be at Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis from 8-12.

We’d love to see you guys (you know who I’m talking about!) By the way, nice moves at Chez Marilyn last weekend…..We’ve got photos……

Hear the band here:
http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl


Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder & Adult Supervision
StreetBeat

click here to enlarge

http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/

 2011 Blessing of the Fleet

      Judges Announced



Capt'n Tim Tighe announced the Judges for the 2011 Blessing of the Fleet yesterday afternoon........

 

Scott Hickey

Commodore of Con Trios Yacht Club.  Scot  who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat Texas Lady...

 

Margot Vossenkemper

Vossenkemper Upholstery.  Margot hails out of  My River Home in the boat .... Cover Girl

 

RiverBill

RiverBills.com LLC.     RiverBill hails out of North Shore Marina in the RiverBills Boat.
 

 Illinois River at Peoria

     From Capt'n Gary Hunt



Hey, Bill here's a little heads up on what's going on up stream at Peoria this weekend.

 

Give a shout if anyone is heading up. http://www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents

 

Sharky's On The River WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 222

 Sharky's RiverWebCam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update this live picture

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 Webcam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes..Hit refresh to update this live picture

Click here for a larger picture and to view last 10 pictures from this camera

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

The story of RiverBills.com RiverWebCam installation!

What should have been a simple matter of mounting the camera, running some cable and plugging everything in turned into a bit of an adventure for Mikey D. and Captain Weil. Seems with all the high water some of our wildlife has relocated much as many of our river friends have had to. As we neared the end of 200 feet of cable installation all that remained was to drill a hole, run it into the house and we're done. While holding the 12 foot ladder and handing tools to Mikey D. at the top of the ladder so he could remove the under panel to the floor of the house I heard a scream and here comes Mikey D. airborne off the top of the ladder and onto the concrete! As I went to check him, assuming he had fallen, he began hollering "SNAKE, SNAKE, SNAKE!" Behind You! As I turned around, sure enough, I was staring straight into the not so happy eyes of about a 3 - 1/2 foot long snake!  At this point we are pretty sure it is a Copper Headed Rattle Moccasin! Seems the snake had taken up residence on top of the very panel Mikey D. was removing. After dispatching the snake and sending him downriver Mikey D. said something about River Bill owing him some new underwear and a strong shot.

 

The rest of the installation went smoothly and a message was sent to River Bill about the camera being up and running and the additional cost of a three pack of underwear and a few shots of something strong!



CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC
 

July 2, 2011.....KJ's Place

   

KJ's will be selling BBQ Pork Steaks and Brats - there will be a golf cart parade around town at 4:00 and Mid Life Crisis will be playing from about 5-8:30 and a fireworks display at 9:00 on the ball field behind KJ's.
 

1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

Mississippi River At The Birds Point Levee

    Bone Fragments Unearthed During Levee Breach........

 

Missouri natural resource specialists and state archaeologists are identify what appears to be ancient bone fragments that were unearthed when the Birds Point Levee was breached to ease flooding along the Mississippi River, near the confluence with the Ohio River.  It is possible that the discovery could delay the reconstruction of the levee.  It is believed that the bones are very old, as they are dark in color.  Since there was no cemetery in the area, it is likely the fragments are from early homesteaders or possible Native American burial mounds........

 

        Click here to read this news report from thetelegraph.com

 

 
THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

River History....

 

June 28, 1922 in River History


Water skiing was invented on June 28, 1922 when eighteen-year-old Ralph Samuelson of Minnesota decided if people can ski on snow, then why can't they ski on water? Ralph first attempted to water ski on Lake Pepin (Mississippi River)

 

June 29, 2008 in River History

 

The following River Restaurants were closed on Pool 26 due to the high water of the Flood of 2008:

 

Palisades Yacht Club,  North Shore Oasis, Cedar Hill, Sundowners,

LongShot Saloon, Graftons Landing, Kinders Restaurant

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

July's lineup:
Wednesdays 4pm-close is 2-for-1 well drinks, can beer, and Captain Morgan drinks;
Thursdays: 4-close3,2,1 Drink specials
Fridays continue with $10 Buckets of Beer and Steak Night Specials
Sundays are Fried Chicken Dinner for $9.95; $2 Margaritas and $2 Coronas

Saturday July 2: Street Beat   Sunday July 3: Mojo Dogs (8pm-12)
Monday July 4   1-5pm: Lenny Frisch

Saturday July 9: Jaxx R Better     Sunday July 10 1-5pm: Dr. Fong
Sunday July 10: Family Day @ YCSL and Sundowners
Saturday July 16: Prestige Worldwide    Sunday July 17 2-6pm: Rogers and Niehaus
Saturday July 23 Stacy Collins
Saturday July 30: tbd

Saturday bands are 8:30pm-12:30 amClick here
to go to Sundowners' website

 

Souris River Near Minot, North Dakota

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a news video showing how a family was able to save their home from the floodwaters........

 

        Click here to watch this video from mail.com.

 

June 30- July 4th

    Tom Sawyer Days, Hannibal, Mo

 

From the National Fence Painting Contest to a Frog Jumping Contest to Live Entertainment at Tanyard Gardens, National Tom Sawyer Days is for the young and old at heart. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of Mark Twain
 

For more information

call 573-221-2477 or visit http://www.hannibaljaycees.org/NTSD.html

 

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 Clean Water Act

      Draft Guidance Comment Period Extended........

 

Over the past decade, interpretations of Supreme Court rulings have removed federal protection of some waterways, confusing which waters and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act.  As a result, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have put together draft guidance to determine if a waterway or wetland is protected under the Clean Water Act.  The original public comment period has been extended through July 31........

 

        Click here to read more from epa.gov.

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

 

Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party
 

 July 2, 2011.....Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Independence Day Fireworks Schedule Set........

 

Deputy Executive Director of the Park and Recreation Department Rhonda Lewis announced that the Fireworks on the Mississippi will be held on Saturday July 2nd.  There will be entertainment starting at 6:30 pm, featuring Glendale Riders.  The fireworks will start at dusk........

 

          Click here to read more from altondailynews.com.

 

               

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
There is now a second RiverWebCam up and running. This one is owned and operated by www.RiverBills.com. It is in the Two Branch area looking downstream. Check it out and look for it on www.riverbills.com
 

The Longshot Saloon
‎4th of July Weekend - Firework Schedule (FLOODING SHOULD BE GONE)
Saturday, July 2nd - Fireworks on the Mississippi - Alton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Fireworks Over the Confluence - Grafton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Rogers & Nienhaus - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm @ Longshot
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks on the Riverfront - St. Charles @ 9:00 pm
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks at the Arch - St. Louis @ 9:00 pm
 

Palisades YachtClub
Jessica Hovanec
I miss PYC and all our wonderful patrons!

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.

Moe Joe
The Mojo Dogs will be playing Sunday night, July 3rd! The Dogs had a great time at the toga party last year, and can't wait to get back for some fun on the patio by the river!
 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

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 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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....


 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

Take a Ride in

 Little John's Motor Sports Drag Boat with

Winning Driver... Randy Bicknese !

It's Tuesday

 

28 June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

What-a-Sunset

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Steve Nonn a few weeks ago
 

What-A-Sunset

 

 

RiverBill says......  Thanks for the great picture Steve
 

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering snow cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

USCG Barque Eagle

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

"Eagle at sea.....a view from my lifeboat during lifeboat drills"
Gary R. Lucy.......artist at sea.

 

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2009 ----   was sent to us by Capt'n Gary Lucy, the river artist, who hails out of Palisades yacht Club in the in his studio houseboat... The River Rover.

 

 

 

Bill,

 

I have noted that you have been featuring the USCG Barque Eagle. I had the privilege of going to sea aboard her in 2002 from Boston to Halifax....10 days at sea. I kept a journal of my time aboard her; and, it can be found on my web site at www.garylucy.com by clicking on the Eagle Journal address as follows:

For Eagle journal Click here:
http://www.garylucy.com/captainslog/eaglemainpage.html

Semper Paratus, Shipmate,

Gary

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  8 Ton HYDRO-HOIST Boat Lift For Sale

 

Description


8 Ton HYDRO-HOIST Boat Lift. Located at the marina in Grafton Il. This lift is over 9’ wide and 30’ long. That’s a 16,000# lift for a big boat. Lift is in a slip, boat has been sold, and the lift needs to be moved NOW.

 

Buy it for $8500.
 

Lift cost $16000+ NEW!!!-- A REASONABLE OFFER MAY BE CONSIDERED.
 

For more information or appointment to come see, contact Jay at 618-779-7669


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1988 Chris Craft Amerosport 284                   1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

     

                  

             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

                                                              New Price

 

     

                  

            

1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler

New Price

                           

 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

 

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
921 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2011

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

MISSOURI RIVER
  AT JEFFERSON CITY
  NEAR CHAMOIS
  AT GASCONADE
  AT HERMANN
  AT WASHINGTON
  AT ST. CHARLES


.THIS FLOOD WARNING RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA... WESTERN IOWA AND NORTHWESTERN MISSOURI IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE BASIN ACROSS EAST-CENTRAL MISSOURI. DUE TO AN ABOVE AVERAGE SNOW PACK THAT IS CURRENTLY MELTING ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS THIS SPRING...RESERVOIRS ALONG THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE MISSOURI RIVER HAVE BEEN FILLED TO NEAR CAPACITY. UPSTREAM RESERVOIR RELEASES HAVE BEGUN AND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE FOR MUCH OF THE SUMMER. RECORD RELEASES FROM GAVINS POINT DAM JUST UPSTREAM FROM YANKTON SOUTH DAKOTA OF 160,000 CFS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO AUGUST. THIS WILL CAUSE EXTENDED FLOODING OF DOWNSTREAM LOCATIONS ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER THROUGH THE SUMMER AND POSSIBLY INTO FALL...

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 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Monday, June 27, 2011

 

Rivers Update-June 27, 2011


The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 15.9 feet as of 6:00 a.m.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.2 feet.
 

With recent rain events at Carlyle Lake, 24-hour operations have begun. Corps officials are performing daily foot surveillance on the main dam, Saddle Dam 2 and the Keyesport Levee. Recreation at Carlyle has been impacted; to ensure public safety, all reservations in Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder campgrounds are closed, and McNair, Dam East and Eldon Hazlet State Park campgrounds remain open. Beaches will also be closed, and all boat ramps except for 3 high water boat ramps will be closed.

Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL is now OPEN.

Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.

The five day forecast calls for 1" of additional rain over the St. Louis District area today, with very little rain forecasted for the next four days. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

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 Lake Carlyle

     River Flooding Negligible, Lakes Are Another Story........

 

The heavy rainfall over the weekend has not significantly swelled Illinois rivers, and officials are speculating that the runoff should pass through the system rather quickly.  Mike Petersen, spokesman for the St. Louis District of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers stated that the most evident problem area will be at Carlyle Lake.  So far, 345 campsites at Lake Carlyle have been closed, as have beaches and most boat ramps........

 

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

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 Missouri State Highway patrol, Water Patrol Division

     "Operation Dry Water"

 


News Release


EMPHASIS: Results Of Weekend Enforcement Efforts On Missouri's Waterways For "Operation Dry Water"



Major Thomas E. Roam, director of the Water Patrol Division for the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national Operation Dry Water campaign. This is the third year for the national effort to reduce impaired vessel operation by highlighting enforcement efforts. Troopers conducted two special operations over the weekend.

A vessel sobriety checkpoint was conducted at the four mile mark of the Grand Glaize arm of Lake of the Ozarks Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 103 vessels were checked during the operation. Seven arrests for boating while intoxicated were made while 16 warnings were issued for other safety violations.

A vessel sobriety checkpoint was conducted on Table Rock Lake near point 7 at the Highway 13 Bridge. The checkpoint ran Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 71 boats were stopped during the checkpoint and three boating while intoxicated arrests were made. There were 27 warnings and two citations issued for other safety violations.

Including the two special operations, there was a total of 20 boating while intoxicated arrests statewide during the 2011 Operation Dry Water weekend. Special enforcement operations will continue throughout the summer months. Boaters are reminded that designating a sober skipper is always the safest bet if alcohol is going to be included in your boating experience
         

 

The above reprinted from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

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St. Louis Confluence Riverkeepers....  Captains Blog

    CLEAN WATER is under attack!!!
   

    Posted by Birk on June 27th, 2011

Please check out H.R.2018. Get the facts. Please call your Congressman and Senators and tell them to stop this assault on The Clean Water Act…President Nixon-era legislation that “turns 40″ next year.

This bill a real STINKER!! It fragments authority to enforce 40-year old standards and takes the teeth out of Federal law enforcement powers which are needed BECAUSE rivers and lakes flow into each other across state, municipal and even international borders.

As you all know…I am NOT a BIG Government guy…but, this new bill H.R. 2018 is a GIANT STEP BACKWARD for CLEAN WATER.

The St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper 501(c)3 needs your support to continue regular water testing and independent lab reporting on the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers at the St. Louis Confluence.

Please consider becoming a River Lover and sign up on-line today!

MORE NEWS LATER on CLEAN WATER dangers.

Birk, Commonsensetarian and Citizen of the Republic"

PS: Watch for photos of Chicago Meeting on the St. Louis Confluence River Keepers new website too!

Special THANKS!!! to Channel 5!! It will soon begin reporting on the River Keeper’s River Health Index!!
 

http://stlriverkeeper.org/

Reprinted fron the St. Louis RiverKeeper website

Missouri River Flooding

    Potential Flooding For Weeks To Come........

 

Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said that Missouri will have several weeks of possible flooding as high water from the Missouri River and it's tributaries moves across the state.  The good news is that the Missouri's high water levels could lessen by the time it reaches Kansas City and moves east toward St. Louis.  Flooding has been a worry for several weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the releases from the reservoirs upstream........

 

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

 

 

 
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 Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    New Name And Date For Alton Fireworks........

 

This year's Fourth of July celebration at Alton is a bit different.  The former Mississippi Fireworks Festival in now known as the Alton-Godfrey Fireworks Show and Concert.  The name was changed since the village of Godfrey donated $5,000 to the cause.  Another change is that the Show and Concert will be held on Saturday, July second, instead of July third as in previous years.  The rain date will be on the 3rd........

 

        Click here to read this news story from thetelegraph.com

 

News Release From BoatUS



Recreational Boating Traffic Expected to Peak This Weekend:
Getting Safely Home After the Fireworks



ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2011 – It’s not a Thanksgiving holiday traffic jam. However, for America’s boaters, it may as well be. Boat Owners Association of The United States says the July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of boaters to the water, jamming lakes, rivers and bays with thousands of revelers celebrating America’s birthday at evening fireworks displays. With nightfall, it also means a heightened awareness with boating safety.


The 24-hour BoatUS on-the-water dispatch centers and TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towing fleets are expected to receive a total of nearly 3,000 requests for assistance from boaters during the holiday weekend, with a big spike likely to occur each evening - timed with conclusion of waterfront fireworks shows as boats pull anchor en masse and head home. While this number is down from previous years due to economic conditions, it still means a lot of boaters will need jump starts, tows home or ungrounding help.

“For many, this will be the only time of year they operate their boat in the dark,” said BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water President Chris Edmonston. “As you’re about to pull the hook to leave after fireworks show ends, boaters should understand that the risk of having an accident significantly increases after the sun goes down.”

Boating at night requires a heightened awareness of the unique hazards a boat may encounter. Obstructions from something as simple as a buoy or even a floating log, to unlighted piers or sandbars, are much more difficult to see. Always post an extra crewmate or guest as a secondary lookout.

Vessel navigation lights are designed to not only help others understand a boat’s direction of travel or how fast it is going, but also to help determine what type of vessel it is and what activity it is doing, such as towing a barge. However, it may take a while to get a clear picture of these factors, so be especially vigilant in your approach until you are certain of their intentions. This is why it’s so important to ensure your own navigation lights are in proper working order as well.

“The best things you can do to ensure a safe cruise at night are to ensure you have a good lookout, operate at a speed that allows you to react appropriately, have your life jacket on or readily available, and leave the alcohol ashore - it is a leading contributor to accidents after dark,” added Edmonston.
 

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

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 Fridays Nights are Steak Night; $10 Buckets of Beer
Thursdays are 3,2,1's


 

Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, and $1 house wines

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Mark Twain Lake

    Lake Visitor Center Open Late For Fireworks........

 

On July 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will keep the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center and the surrounding balcony until 10 pm for viewing the fireworks.  Fireworks will start at around dusk, and the first 100 visitors will receive a mini American flag........

 

        Click here for more information from hannibal.net.

 

News Release

    Coast Guard Closes Portion of Missouri River

 

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Coast Guard extended the closure on the Missouri River an additional 11 miles, Friday.
The Missouri River closure is closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 386, downstream of Leavenworth, Kan., to mile marker 811, near Gavin's Point Dam in Yankton, S.D. Mile marker 386 is about one-half mile downstream of the Archer Daniel Midland/Growmark grain elevator facility located on the Kansas side of the river.

The closure is a result of consultations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the governors of Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.

The Big Sioux River closure is still in effect for all vessel traffic and is between the Missouri River confluence and the Military Road Bridge in north Sioux City, S.D., due to high water.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to monitor VHF-FM channels 16 and 22 for any changes to the closure.
 

The above reprinted from US Coast Guard website

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

Souris River Near Minot, North Dakota

     Record Crest For The Souris River........

 

Over the weekend, the Souris River in North Dakota crested at just over 1,561.7 feet above sea level.  This is four feet above the record level reached in 1881, but about a foot and a half lower than was originally predicted.  About 4,000 homes were inundated by the floodwaters.  The level of the Souris is expected to fall close to 2 feet by the middle of the week........

 

        Click here to read this news article form usatoday.com.  With Photos.

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Photos In From Support The Troops Poker Run........

 

The photos from the past weekend's MidwestBoatParty Support The Troops Poker Run have been posted online........

 

        Click here to check out these photos from lakeexpo.com.


 

 

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Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party
 

Sunday, July 3

    Phins Band

 

The popular Trop-rock Phins Band plays at the Loading Dock in Grafton, IL

6:00PM

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

 

Lake Center Marina
The back road in the marina is now open.
 

The Longshot Saloon
‎4th of July Weekend - Firework Schedule (FLOODING SHOULD BE GONE)
Saturday, July 2nd - Fireworks on the Mississippi - Alton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Fireworks Over the Confluence - Grafton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Rogers & Nienhaus - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm @ Longshot
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks on the Riverfront - St. Charles @ 9:00 pm
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks at the Arch - St. Louis @ 9:00 pm
 

Palisades YachtClub
Jessica Hovanec
I miss PYC and all our wonderful patrons!

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.

Moe Joe
The Mojo Dogs will be playing Sunday night, July 3rd! The Dogs had a great time at the toga party last year, and can't wait to get back for some fun on the patio by the river!
 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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River Levels & Water Temp

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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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

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River Networking

 

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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....


 

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 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

Take a Ride in

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Winning Driver... Randy Bicknese !

It's Monday

 

27June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

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The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Stella

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by D Pieper who hails out of My River Home in the boat.... PMAN.

 

Check this out Bill!!


On a late evening drift home to Portage, an extra friendly hen swam up to the boat and climbed aboard. The critter walked right up Mikes leg and on to his shoulder. Funny stuff! Theresa was next, "STELLA" ( as Mike named her) made it right up to T's "nest" and kissed her. Stella stayed with us all night, (outlasted Mike).

 

Stella left in the morning to spread more cheer, have everyone watch for her on the river!

 

Keep up the good work Bill,

 

Thanks!

PMAN My River Home
 

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering sno cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2009...was taken on June 13 (2009) floating around on Rick and Mary Linneman's boat outside Two Branch Marina.

 

Picture taken by Stephanie and Brittany Eggert

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  2005    2465 Commodore

 

Description


For Sale: Regal 2465 Commodore 2005 - $40,500 USD

Great for a weekend on the river or the lakes. It is easy to trailer to different locations.

SPECIFICATIONS: ........................... US
  Length Overall w/ Ext. Platform         26' 11"
  Beam                                             8'6"
  Deadrise                                         18 Degrees
  Approx. Dry Weight w/5.0L               5150 Lbs
  Est. Ht. On Trailer- Top Of W/S         9' 5
  Boat Height- Top Down                     6' 10"
  Bridge Clearance- Top Up                 8' 10"
  Bridge Clearance- Top Down             6' 10"
  Cockpit Depth- Helm                        26"
  Cabin Storage                                 90.3 Cu. Ft.
  Cockpit Storage                              9.67 Cu. Ft.
  Max. Sleeping Width (V Berth)         80"
  Max. Sleeping Depth (V Berth)         72"
  Max. Sleeping Width (Mid Berth)      82"
  Max. Sleeping Depth (Mid Berth)      60"
  Max. Cabin Headroom                     72"
  Draft- Drive Up                                17"
  Draft- Drive Down                            34"
  Fuel Capacity                                 68 Gals
  Fresh Water Capacity                     16 Gals
  Holding Tank Capacity                    12 Gals
  Maximum Capacity                         1800 Lbs
  Persons & Gear                              2600 Lbs
  Sleeping Capacity                           4


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

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

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

                   

1988 Chris Craft Amerosport 284                   1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

     

                  

             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

                                                              New Price

 

     

                  

            

1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler

New Price

                           

 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
929 PM CDT SUN JUN 26 2011

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


MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT
  HANNIBAL
  SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM 22
  LOUISIANA
  CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM 24
  WINFIELD LOCK AND AND DAM 25
  GRAFTON
  ALTON LD26
  ST. LOUIS
  CHESTER

.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS A RESULT OF TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS AND ONE TO TWO INCHES FORECAST OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS...

Click here for more information
 

 

 


	
	

 	

 

 

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No New Navigation Notices

 

 Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

06/26/2011    WATERSKIING ACCIDENT     LONGVIEW LAKE  ..Click here

 

OCCURRED AS OCC1 WAS RIDING ON INNERTUBE BEING TOWED BY VESSEL. OCC1 STRUCK A WAVE

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

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Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

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Summer is Here !

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

 

Rivers Update-June 26, 2011
The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 15.3 feet as of 8:34 a.m.


The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.2 feet.


Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL remains closed as a result of high water. It is anticipated to remain closed for most of the week as the crest moves forward.


Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.


The 5-day forecast calls for 1-1.5" of additional rain over the St. Louis District area the next 5 days, with a chance for thunderstorms through Monday. All river stages in the St. Louis District have crested. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

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 Florida River Rats

     Checking on the River Levels

 

Hey Bill,

 

 

What's up with the river? Haven't see you guys in awhile. How ya been? Carol and I moved to Florida last march and are returning for a couple 3 weeks to gather our remaining (junk).

 

I currently have the sea level under control at a pleasant level for boating and swimming recreational purposes, as i look at the news and your website, it is evident you and all the river rats have been slacking, perhaps PARTYING TOO MUCH too maintain safe and enjoyable water levels.

 

Carol and I are on our way to lend assistance on this matter. First and foremost as this situation seems to be worsening, keep the beer high and dry and cold. I am holding YOU fully responsible RIVER BILL if this situation is not resolved by the time we get there !

 

Hope all is well

AL AND CAROL ZAHNER

Sharky's On The RiverCam

 Sharky's camera uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills RiverCam Coming Soon.......

 

The equipment is here, the installation started last night.   Look for pictures from the Two Branch area of the river channel soon !

Soon Come.......  The water going down....


 

Missouri River Near Brownville, Nebraska

    Flood Berm Fails At Nuclear Plant........

 

A flood berm that was restraining the Missouri River from the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station failed early Sunday morning.  Officials stated that they were keeping tabs on the situation, but there is nothing to worry about.   The plant had shut down in April for refueling.  The berm was not crucial in the protection of the plant, however crews will look into whether the berm can be patched.  The plant is set to be restarted after the floodwaters recede........

 

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

Nautical Canines

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video of a pooch that enjoys taking a ride on a Jet Ski........

 

        Click here to watch this video from yahoo.com

 

 
THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

River History....

 

June 27, 2006 River History


The Boat at the RiverBend, the floating entertainment complex on the Alton, IL riverfront, opened it's doors for business.

 

 

 Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

      Body Recovered From The Mississippi River........

 

Sunday afternoon, emergency workers recovered a body from the Mississippi River.  Around 12:30, rescue workers were called out the flood wall near Chouteau Avenue after a towboat pilot spotted a body floating near a barge.  The body is believed to be a male.  Homicide investigators were not called in to investigate........

 

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

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 Fridays Nights are Steak Night; $10 Buckets of Beer
Thursdays are 3,2,1's


June 25: Reggae Party: Jamaican Food, Red Strip Beer specials,

Redemption Reggae 8:30-12:30


June 26: Dr. Fong, poolside 1pm-5pm

 

Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, and $1 house wines

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Mark Twain Commemorative Stamp

    Mark Twain Stamp Has Been Released........

 

Saturday, The U.S. Postal Service released their 27th stamp in the Literary Arts series, the Mark Twain commemorative stamp.  The stamp features Twain circa 1907, as he is commonly remembered, with a steamboat on the Mississippi River in the background.........

 

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

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

Illinois Bow Fishing

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photo of Ron Schrader, holding up his first catch ever while bowfishing, a carp........

 

        Click here to check out this photo from prairiestateoutdoors.com.

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

Missouri River Near Brownville, Nebraska

    Residents Try To Beat Missouri River Floodwaters........

 

Thursday night, the National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning after a levee near Brownville, Nebraska failed.  The affected area is mostly rural, however, the flooding could affect Langdon, Phelps City, and Watson, Missouri.  Officials forecast that the Missouri River will remain high through August, so more levee issues are likely.  U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will be discussing the management of the Missouri River, recommending flood control be put at the top of the priority list........

 

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

 July 2, 2011.....Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Independence Day Fireworks Schedule Set........

 

Deputy Executive Director of the Park and Recreation Department Rhonda Lewis announced that the Fireworks on the Mississippi will be held on Saturday July 2nd.  There will be entertainment starting at 6:30 pm, featuring Glendale Riders.  The fireworks will start at dusk........

 

          Click here to read more from altondailynews.com.

 

               

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

 

Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party
 

June 30- July 4th

    Tom Sawyer Days, Hannibal, Mo

 

From the National Fence Painting Contest to a Frog Jumping Contest to Live Entertainment at Tanyard Gardens, National Tom Sawyer Days is for the young and old at heart. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of Mark Twain
 

For more information

call 573-221-2477 or visit http://www.hannibaljaycees.org/NTSD.html

 

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort
We are having troubles with the phone line so if you haven't been able to reach us that's why! But we ARE open today until, 7p.m. Hope to see you! :)
 

Lake Center Marina
The back road in the marina is now open.
 

The Longshot Saloon
‎4th of July Weekend - Firework Schedule (FLOODING SHOULD BE GONE)
Saturday, July 2nd - Fireworks on the Mississippi - Alton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Fireworks Over the Confluence - Grafton @ dusk
Sunday, July 3rd - Rogers & Nienhaus - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm @ Longshot
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks on the Riverfront - St. Charles @ 9:00 pm
Monday, July 4th - Fireworks at the Arch - St. Louis @ 9:00 pm
 

Palisades YachtClub
Jessica Hovanec
I miss PYC and all our wonderful patrons!

 

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

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

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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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

 

 

Friday, June 24, 2011

_____________________________________________

Georgian Bay and North Channel


The Georgian Bay was the most scenic part of the entire Great Loop experience. We were enamored with the constant breathless scenery that lasted for miles for miles.
 

 

 

They call this the 30,000 Island Region for a reason. Come to find out there's actually criteria for determining what can be included and counted as an island.....circumference and ability to stay above water for 365 days are just some determining factors.
We opted for one of a million different anchorages and chose this one which was near a Parks Canada island. This way we could play on the island and explore the many shapes, colors and sizes of surrounding rocks.

 


 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

Take a Ride in

 Little John's Motor Sports Drag Boat with

Winning Driver... Randy Bicknese !

New Flash... 9:00 AM Sun Morning

Glenna Tolliver reported that Highway C out of St. Peters, Mo is flooded at the Blue Wing Ranch

It's the Weekend !

 

Sat, Sun  25, 26 June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... Reggae Redemption at Yacht Club of St. Louis Saturday Night.... Drew on keyboard, Danny on base, Soonie on drums and Dell on Vocals !

 

 An Irie Nite of

Good Reggae
 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

Just another story from the Mississippi,

you can't hear her talk if you're not out there.....

 

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Mark Cutler of the boat Cutty's Ark

 


Hello Bill,

While rounding out of Bolter Chute last night for a leisurely cruise and float, the crew of Cutty's Ark spotted a solitary canoe in the main channel. We shut the boat down and hailed the two young men in the canoe. Alex and Cliff, are canoeing from the Mississippi headwaters to NOLA as an adventure and a fundraising effort. They are raising money for the Friends of the Fishermen Fund. It's goal is to help gulf coast fishermen who have been impacted by the massive oil spill there last summer. Their website is: http://www.arsts.org

I have attached some pictures taken last night. Note that they have rigged outriggers on their canoe for stability. The canoe was purchased from Craigslist back home in Michigan. They are Michigan State alums and have the logo painted on their boat. Yesterday was the 34th day of their adventure. They are camping along the way, and have met many interesting people.

We fed them, slaked their thirst, and saw them pull into Grafton Marina last night.

The first pic is of them as they were leaving us last night. The next two pics are of Cliff and Alex a little closer up (along with part of our crew). The final pic is of the young men on the front of Cutty's Ark. Cliff is taking a picture of the beautiful Mississippi sunset. River cat "Tito" is surveying the scene.

Just another story from the Mississippi, you can't hear her talk if you're not out there.....

Mark Cutler
Cutty's Ark
 

 

Check them out on facebook .. Click here

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

Yesterday and Today !

  Madison & Mackenzie

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Danny & Linda Stewart.

 


Hi Bill,

I have attached 2 pictures for you to post on your website. One is of our twin girls, Madison & Mackenzie Stewart when they were just 5 months old on the back of our Mach I. The other is them a couple of weeks ago (nine years later) on the back of our G3 Pontoon. They have had a wonderful time growing up on the river and making friends at all of the beaches we visit!


Thank you.

Danny & Linda Stewart
Dardenne Slough

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering sno cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Kinder's & KSHE 95 !

Click on pic sto enlarge

Jill, Katie Kruze and Amanda

 

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the Day 2006 ----   was  from the 2006 Hawaiian Luau Party at Kinder's Restaurant with KSHE 95 radio personality Katie Kruze

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

The Calm before the Storm !

click pic to enlarge

 

YesterYear's Pictures of the Day in 2009 ........  was from Ricky, Lynn, and Ryan Brettelle who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat “Sea Rye.”

 

Bill,

 

The River picture this past Saturday…..is of boaters Rick Brettelle and Scott Cantwell right before the incredible downpour hit! Scott’s last words to us before him pushing us off were “I think it’s going to blow over”….Ha! It poured like cats and dogs..


Ricky, Lynn, and Ryan Brettelle
“Sea Rye” out of Lake Center

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1982/83 Carver 3207 Aft Cabin Motoryacht

 

Description

 

1982/83 CARVER 3207 Aft Cabin Motoryacht, 32' Irish Wake, A Beautifully Maintained Motoryacht with a Very Roomy Cabin and Comfortable Cruising Accommodations. This Vessel Features: Dual Helms * Twin 350/270hp Crusader Inboards * 6.5 Kilowatt Onan Generator * Double Staterooms * Dual Heads (One with Separate Stall Shower) * Full Galley with Upright Refrigerator/Freezer * Dual Reverse Cycle Marine Air Systems Air/Heat * Automatic Windlass * New Bottom Paint and Barrier Coat Spring, 2008 * New Cabin Carpeting Spring, 2008 * New Flexsteel Sofa/Sleeper 2008 * New Search Light 2008, 3 New Gel Cell Batteries 09/04/2010 w/new Charger!. Located in Grafton Illinois Alpine sound system with aux inputs on flybridge and in salon! Many many Extras!


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Contact Seller @ 314 324-4646 / twa944@yahoo.com
 

This Carver Aft Cabin is Clean and Ready to Go!!!
 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

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New Prices

 

 

 

     

                   

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1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler

New Price

                           

 

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RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

Updated Sat @ 9:30 PM

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1200 PM CDT SAT JUN 25 2011

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

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT
  HANNIBAL
  LOUISIANA
  CLARKSVILLE LD24
  WINFIELD LD25
  GRAFTON
  ALTON LD26
  ST. LOUIS
  CHESTER
Click here for more information
 

 

 

Illinois River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
824 PM CDT THU JUN 23 2011

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

ILLINOIS RIVER AT HENRY AFFECTING MARSHALL AND PUTNAM COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER NEAR PEORIA AFFECTING PEORIA...TAZEWELL AND WOODFORD
COUNTIES
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS...
ILLINOIS RIVER AT HAVANA AFFECTING FULTON AND MASON COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER AT BEARDSTOWN AFFECTING BROWN...CASS...MORGAN AND
SCHUYLER COUNTIES
Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

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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: 6/24/11
Subject: Nun Buoy Mid-channel IVO MM 212.5 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2595


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
THE CG HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF A RED NUN BUOY OFFSTATION AND
MID-CHANNEL IVO MM 212.5 UMR.

 

 Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 Updated Sat @ 9:30 PM

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

06/25/2011  WATERSKIING ACCIDENT LAKE OF THE OZARKS

 

ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS PASSENGER 1 WAS ON A KNEEBOARD, HIT A LARGE WAVE AND WAS EJECTED

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

UPDATED AT 3:00AM Sun

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Mooring Barge To Be Repaired Monday........

 

Monday, a mooring barge along the St. Charles riverfront will be repaired after it was discovered that several welds had broken loose.  The director of public works for St. Charles, Debra Aylsworth stated that the broken welds would not affect the tripod moorings' ability to hold the barge in place.  The barge is located north of the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, close to the St. Charles Veterans Memorial........

 

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

 

 

UPDATED AT 3:00AM Sun

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Mooring Barge To Be Repaired Monday........

 

Monday, a mooring barge along the St. Charles riverfront will be repaired after it was discovered that several welds had broken loose.  The director of public works for St. Charles, Debra Aylsworth stated that the broken welds would not affect the tripod moorings' ability to hold the barge in place.  The barge is located north of the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, close to the St. Charles Veterans Memorial........

 

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

 

 

UPDATED AT 3:00AM Sun

 

Souris River Near Minot, North Dakota

Floods Coming, Workers Rush To Build Levee........

 

Emergency workers are racing against the clock to build an record height flood levee to protect Minot from the crest of the Souris River.  The Souris is predicted to rise to between 1,562 and 1,563 feet by Sunday, eclipsing the record of 1,558 feet set 130 years ago.  The crest is expected to come Monday, many days sooner than expected.  Close to a third of Minot's residents, some 11,000 people have been ordered to evacuate........

 

        Click here to read this news article form christianpost.com.

 

 

 

UPDATED AT 3:00AM Sun

Lake Of The Ozarks

     Boat Gas Falls For Fourth Straight Week........

 

At the Lake of the Ozarks, marinas are trying to get the prices for boat gas below $4.00 per gallon.  Friday afternoon, boat gas dropped between five and twenty cents.  The lowest price was $3.79 per gallon.  Gas prices on land are running $3.369 - $3.399........

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

Missouri River Closed to Boating Traffic Due to Flooding Concerns

For further information please contact: Sgt. Jerry Callahan
573-751-3313
WPD20110623
June 23, 2011

EMPHASIS: Missouri River Closed to Boating Traffic Due to Flooding Concerns

Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the state of Missouri will issue closures to recreational boating traffic on the Missouri River in the areas most affected by high flood water. The Highway Patrol plans to issue coordinated river closures in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard as the flood waters move through Missouri. Currently, the Missouri River is closed to all vessel traffic in the state of Missouri from river mile 450 near St. Joseph, Missouri, to the Iowa state line. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will work closely with the United States Coast Guard to manage the river closures.

For more information on a complete list of United States Coast Guard river closures and advisories, recreational boaters are encouraged to monitor marine band channel 16 or 22A for broadcast notices to mariners for updates to operating restrictions. Also the public may view notices on the following website:

http://www.ribb.com/navnotice.html
 

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River History....

 

 

June 26, 2008 River History....Flood of 2008

The Great River Road between Alton and Grafton, IL was closed due to the high water.

 

 

 Highway C out of St. Peters

    

We received a report that the flood water is off of Highway C between St. Peters and the Mississippi River.

 

 

RiverBill says......Thanks for the info Mike

 

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

 

Summer is Here !

 Golden Eagle Ferry is Open !

    

The ferry at Golden Eagle is open for your business. 

The ferry at Winfieild is closed !

 

The ad on RiverBills was incorrect..... sorry for any confusion

 

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

River Update - June 24, 2011
The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 17.1 feet as of 7:30 a.m, and has crested.


The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.2 feet.
Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL remains closed as a result of high water. It is anticipated to remain closed for most of the week as the crest moves forward.

Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.

The 5-day forecast calls for 1-1.5" of additional rain over the St. Louis District area the next 5 days, with a chance for thunderstorms tonight through Monday. All river stages in the St. Louis District have crested. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Public safety remains the Corps top priority. We ask everyone to stay informed of current conditions and remember there is always risk inherent with flooding. Visit our Flood Fight web page for additional information and resources, http://bit.ly/floodfight

Current conditions and National Weather Service forecasts indicate only minor flooding is expected in the St. Louis area. However, there is always risk associated with flooding, and there is a potential for higher water if above normal rain falls in the watershed.

Based on current forecasts, there is no immediate threat of levees overtopping on the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers. A range of possibilities have been looked at based on average rain falling in the Missouri River Basin.

We are tracking this event and will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.

The St Louis District will continue to provide updated information to our partners so that levee districts, emergency managers, local and state officials, residents and businesses can make informed decisions..... click here for latest information
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Sad News

    Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Con Trios Yacht Club's Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.

   

 

Sad News to Report:

Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.

Visitation at Calvin Fuetz Funeral Home, 9480 Lewis And Clark Boulevard, Jennings, MO 63136, Phone Number: (314) 869-5800, Sunday, June 26th from 3 PM to 8 PM.

Funeral will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137, Phone Number (314) 868-2310, on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM.
 

Go to www.contriosyachtclub.org for more info
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Flood Waters Won't Affect Riverfest........

 

Despite rumors to the contrary, St. Charles' Main Street is not flooded, and it is in fact open for business.  Riverfest will also go on as planned in Frontier Park.  As of Thursday, the Missouri River was below flood stage at 24.31 feet.  River levels would have to be more than 31 feet to inundate the park.  Over the Fourth of July weekend, carnival rides will be set up on the south side of Frontier Park, bands will be performing on the Jaycee Stage, and of course there will be fireworks........

 

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

 

Sharky's On The RiverCam

 Sharky's camera uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills RiverCam Coming Soon.......

 

The equipment is here, the installation started last night.   Look for pictures from the Two Branch area of the river channel soon !

Soon Come.......  The water going down....


 

Southern Illinois Flooding

    Illinois Flood Assistance Heading To Residents........

 

Federal flood assistance is being dispersed to Illinois residents affected by the flooding during May.  To date, some 1,843 applications for flood assistance have been filed in Southern Illinois.  About 1,000 of those claims have been handled, in that the property has been inspected, and assistance has been approved.  So far, grants totaling $7.8 million have been distributed in 14 Illinois counties........

 

        Click here to read this news article form altondailynews.com.

Click here to enlarge above ad

click here for Big Kahuna Menu

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

River History....

 

June 25, 1673 River History

Father Marquette discovered a Peoria Indian village of 8,000 people on the western bank of the Mississippi River in what is present day Iowa.

 

June 25 - 28, 1805 in River History

Lewis and Clark portaged around the great falls of the Missouri River located in present day Cascade County, Montana

 

1903 in River History

In 1903 The Mississippi River flooded East St. Louis. At that time the East Side Levee and Sanitary District was formed to provide flood protection through an extensive levee system.

 

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

June 25 - Wil Smith Karaoke
 

Sunday breakfast hours are 9-12 , normal menu 12-8, bar hours 9am-10pm.

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

 

 
THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

Street Beat Band........

 

We’ve been off the circuit due to private parties and vacations, but we are BACK!

We will be rockin’ the house at Chez Marilyn in Alton Illinois both Friday and Saturday Nights this weekend. 8-12 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. Stop on by and see the band. This place has great food and ambiance….bet you didn’t think I could spell that!

We’ve got some new songs arranged for you that I know you will like.


Hear the band here: http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl
 

Check out their on-line songs at the Street Beat website

Click here

Missouri Department of natural Resources

    Flooding temporarily closes Lewis and Clark State Park


JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 24, 2011 � Lewis and Clark State Park near Rushville in Buchanan County has been closed temporarily because of flooding from rising water levels from the Missouri River. Missouri State Park officials closed the park today and will continue to evaluate the situation to determine when the park can reopen.

"We have been watching the water levels and monitoring forecasts to determine if and when water will affect Lewis and Clark State Park," said Bill Bryan, Missouri State Parks director, a division of the Department of Natural Resources. "Because of rising water levels in Lewis and Clark Lake, we decided to close the park immediately."

Although the park had been open for use, staff has been preparing for possible flooding such as removing equipment and other items. Campers have been relocated to Weston Bend State Park and campers with reservations had already been notified that flooding was likely. Because of its location on an oxbow lake near the Missouri River, Lewis and Clark State Park has experienced flooding in the past and has plans in place for how to deal with flooding situations. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and reopen the park when it is safe for visitors to return.

Although Lewis and Clark State Park is temporarily closed, there are other state parks in northwest Missouri that are open for campers and other visitors. These include Wallace State Park near Cameron, Weston Bend State Park near Weston and Watkins Mill State Park and State Historic Site near Lawson. For information about these state parks, visit mostateparks.com.

To check the status of Lewis and Clark State Park or for more information about Missouri state parks, go to mostateparks.comor call the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (TDD).
 

The above reprinted from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 Fridays Nights are Steak Night; $10 Buckets of Beer
Thursdays are 3,2,1's


June 25: Reggae Party: Jamaican Food, Red Strip Beer specials,

Redemption Reggae 8:30-12:30


June 26: Dr. Fong, poolside 1pm-5pm

 

Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, and $1 house wines

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

Department extends waivers to aid continued cleanup efforts from flooding in southern Missouri


JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 23, 2011 � Following Governor Jay Nixon�s extension of the declaration of emergency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is extending its waiver of specific solid waste and air pollution regulations related to cleanup of communities affected by the May flooding in 19 southern Missouri counties.

The extended waiver shall be in effect until Sept. 15 unless otherwise amended by subsequent notice. Like the original waivers, the extension applies to Barry, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Howell, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Ozark, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Scott, Stoddard, Stone, Taney and Wayne counties.

The extended waivers will continue to allow vegetative waste, such as brush and yard waste, which normally is excluded from permitted sanitary landfills, to be taken to such landfills if the landfill agrees to accept the waste. The department is encouraging residents to recycle appliances damaged in the storm, but in cases where it is impractical to separate the appliances from other storm debris, the department is also allowing these items to be taken to a landfill. Again, the landfill must be willing to accept the appliances.

The department is encouraging cities and counties to coordinate collection of damaged appliances so refrigerants can be legally recovered from air conditioners, freezers and refrigerators before recycling.

The department continues to strongly encourage, but not require, composting of vegetative waste where practical. The waiver applies only to yard waste and does not allow disposal of other items normally prohibited in sanitary or demolition landfills.

The waiver also allows for the burning of vegetative waste resulting from the storms as long as it is burned on the property where it originated. Community burn sites located within the corporate limits of any municipality must receive a permit from the department.

The burning of vegetative waste from the storms must be done at least 200 yards from the nearest occupied structure and be approved by local fire officials. The department is asking community officials to consider the 200-yard buffer as a minimum and to carefully select burn locations, taking local air quality, public health and safety, and other effects on neighborhoods into consideration.

The original waivers and the extension, along with fact sheets on proper disposal of storm debris and other related information, can be found on the department�s website: dnr.mo.gov/disaster.htm.

Residents or businesses involved in storm debris cleanup should call the Department of Natural Resource�s Southeast Regional Office at 573-840-9750 or the Southwest Regional Office at 417-891-4300 for additional information or clarification of the waiver.

 

The above reprinted from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

Stateamind Watersports....

   Limited Hours this Weekend

 

Limited Hours This Weekend!   ...Call Today to Arrange Your Boat Pickup
The Stateamind Team is headed to Bull Shoals Lake this weekend for Brostock!

Our showroom hours will be limited to:
Friday    SERVICE ONLY     9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday    CLOSED

We apologize for the inconvenience!
We hope to see you at Brostock!  Stop by the Stateamind boat for free swag!

 

Saturday, Sunday.... June 25 & 26

   Grafton Flea Market is this weekend !

 

In the Boatworks building alongside the Loading Dock.

 

The Grafton Riverside Flea Market occurs on the fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM) of every month from April through October.


 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

Saturday, June 25

    Alton Block Party

4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Third Street in Downtown Alton
Between Piasa & State Sts,  Alton, IL 62002

Third Street in Downtown Alton is where you will want to be for live music and dancing in the streets all summer long. Local restaurants and bars from the downtown area will band together to offer festival-goers a wide variety of food. For more information, call (618) 465-6676.

 

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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

 

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

Longshot and My River Home is open this weekend - Use back entrance at Leclaire.  Weekend special is New York Strip Steak -n- Shrimp w/2 sides - $18.95!

 

Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party

 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort
Due to high waters we will only be open Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 11-7 this weekend. Be sure to come in for a delicious meal and frozen drink!!! :)

Con Trios Yacht Club via Mike Tremmel
Marjorie I. Tremmel Obituary: View Marjorie Tremmel's Obituary by St. Louis Post-Dispatch
www.legacy.com
Online obituary for Marjorie Tremmel. Read Marjorie Tremmel’s life story, offer tributes/condolences, send flowers or create a Marjorie Tremmel online memorial...
 


Duck Club Yacht Club
Sandy Favaza wishes to invite all friends to a Memorial Gathering for her departed husband Bob on Saturday, June 25th. Plans include to come to C Dock between 1:00-1:30. Boats will be provided to ferry all to C Dock. At 3:00 all can go by boat out to the river for a ceremonial release in Bobs memory into the river. Others can observe from the Duck Club deck or pool area.

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Looks like the water is The Grafton Harbor and Big Kahuan are Full Steam Ahead. That goes for all the business in Grafton to include the Hawg Pit who will be serving Alchohol only this weekend. We have also updated our menu with some new items for your eating pleasure. Music this weekend is Sat. Hands Off Band 8-12 and Sun. Mike and Vicky unplugged 1-5. Hope all have a good weekend and Start Seeing Motorcycles.
 

Lake Center Marina
The back road in the marina is now open.
 

The Longshot Saloon
Longshot and My River Home is open this weekend - Use back entrance at Leclaire. Happy Hour Thurs and Friday 4pm-7pm - $1.75 bottles, $3 rail, $5 premium - $.69 Tacos on Thursday's from 7pm-9pm! $2.00 bottles during all Cardinal games! Weekend special is New York Strip Steak -n- Shrimp w/2 sides - $18.95! Hope to see you soon!
 

Palisades YachtClub
Jessica Hovanec
I miss PYC and all our wonderful patrons!

 

Port Charles Harbor
During What We Are Gonna Call....MiSsissIpPi HiGh tIde (aka..stupid flooding) Here Is An Alternative Plan To Get To The River Side Of PCH...
SMiLe :)
 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
Saturday night is our Jamaican/Reggae Party: Jamaican Jerked Chicken Dinners, Jamaican Rum Drink Specials, Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light. Redemption Reggae starts the music @ 8:30pm
 


 

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

 

 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

Take a Ride in

 Little John's Motor Sports Drag Boat with

Winning Driver... Randy Bicknese !

It's Friday !

 

24 June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

River News Flash... Golden Eagle Ferry

 

Friday
06/24/11

The Golden Eagle Ferry will open at 1pm today, Friday 06/24/11

The Winfield Ferry will close tonight at 9pm and remain closed until further notice.

Hours for the Golden Eagle Ferry
Monday-Thursday 5am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 5am-2am
Sunday 8am-9pm

Thank You,
The Calhoun Ferry Company
 

 

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

   Woodland Harbor Sunset 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Larry and Dixie Schulte who hail out of Woodland Harbor in the boat........   "The Mint To Be"

 
Bill

This is a picture of a sunset taken from our boat "The Mint To Be", docked at Woodland Harbor. The reflections in the water were so vivid. As we all river rats know, you don't have to go abroad to have beautiful pictures of evening skies.

 

Thought you might like to share this.

 

Thanks,

Larry and Dixie Schulte

 

RiverBill says...... Great, Great Picture !
 

Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

  Happy Hour Sky over Hoppies Marina 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The 2nd Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina .......

 
Hi Bill,


The sky looked so pretty at Hoppies the other night. We were enjoying a late
happy hour on the river when the pink clouds created this pretty picture.
 

See you on the river!
Claudia Burris
 

VIDEO OF THE DAY

 

Take Another Ride in

 Little Johns Motor Sports Drag Boat with Randy

 

Turn on the volume !

Hear the engine start

Watch out of the stern  as the drag boat on this ride down the track

Click here


Brought to you by Little John's Motor Sports

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering sno cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Straight Up Crew

click pic to enlarge

 

YesterYear's Pictures of the Day in 2009 ........  was from Capt'n Ronnie Stevens, who hails out of North Shore Marina in the houseboat Summer Breeze.



Bill,

We went to Mason Chute and had a good time Sunday.

Photo is from Mason Chute on Fathers Day. Met some nice people from the powerboat "Straight Up". Pictured are Heath, Breanna, Chad, Cindy and Jada Keller.

What a great day to be on the river.

Ron

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

 

Description  1996 45’ Wellcraft Excalibur

Excaliburs were built in Australia for Wellcraft to make the best balance between a pure-bred sportboat & express cruiser.

Freshwater yacht in pristine condition - low hours. The exterior SHINES. It has been kept covered and comes with a 2-piece mooring cover.

The cockpit and cabin have been ENTIRELY REUPHOLSTERED. The cockpit was done in a custom Beige Pearl and White. The cabin now is beige with a custom stiched ultrasuede trim. The cabin has new fabulous COMMERCIAL GRADE HARD SURFACE FLOOR that looks like hardwood.

If you like to ride in cool weather it comes with NEW EISENGLASS to fully enclose the cockpit.

Smooth deep V hull. 4 props = 50 mph.

Electronics: Garmin GPS w/ large screen chartplotter/sounder combo Raytheon, beautiful compass, depth sounder, VHF Radio, Trim

Tabs w/ indicators, Trim Gauges, STEREO SYSTEM W/ 12 DISC CD CHANGER & SUB WOOFERS and second controls on dashboard

Electrical System: Air Conditioning, Water Heater, Gas Generator w/ Sound Shield, Power Windless, Built-in Automatic Battery Charger.

3rd battery operates sound system amplifiers for easy engine starte up, entire aft section of cockpit floor raises electronically for easy engine access

Galled: Refrigerator, Microwave, Cockpit Icemaker/Freezer, Separate Stall Shower, Sinks in Kitchen/Bath/& Cockpit, both Master and Guest sleeping areas are separated from the Salon with Privacy Doors.

You will LOVE this boat - perfect for a great time with family and friends! Way below value.
 

Features:

Type:  Cruiser (power)

Engine type:  Twin inboard/outboard

Use:  Freshwater

Length (feet):  45.0

Beam (feet):  12.0

Engine make:  Mercury Marine

Engine model:  Mercruiser 502

Primary fuel type:  Gas

Fuel capacity (gallons):  Over 200

Hull material:  Fiberglass

Trailer: --

 

Contact seller:  Brook Dubman (314) 495-8382   brookdubman@netscape.net


Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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

 

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

              

1988 Chris Craft Amerosport 284                   1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

     

             

             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

                                                              New Price

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

 

Mississippi River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
935 PM CDT THU JUN 23 2011

.FLOOD WARNINGS CONTINUE FOR POINTS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER LOCATIONS AFFECTED

...QUINCY
...LOUISIANA
...HANNIBAL
...SAVERTON LD22
...CLARKSVILLE LD24
...WINFIELD LD25
...GRAFTON
...ALTON LD26
...ST. LOUIS
...CHESTER
Click here for more information
 

 

 

Illinois River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
824 PM CDT THU JUN 23 2011

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

ILLINOIS RIVER AT HENRY AFFECTING MARSHALL AND PUTNAM COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER NEAR PEORIA AFFECTING PEORIA...TAZEWELL AND WOODFORD
COUNTIES
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS...
ILLINOIS RIVER AT HAVANA AFFECTING FULTON AND MASON COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER AT BEARDSTOWN AFFECTING BROWN...CASS...MORGAN AND
SCHUYLER COUNTIES

THE FOLLOWING FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED PRECIPITATION...SOIL
MOISTURE CONDITIONS...AND FORECAST PRECIPITATION.
Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

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Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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: 6/22/11
Subject: Light destroyed MM 297.5 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2592


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
MM 297.5 LDB TAYLOR CROSSING LIGHT (LLNR 15870) LIGHT IS DESTROYED. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.

 

 Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

06/23/2011  BIG RIVER

17 FOOT CANOE   CAPSIZED   MARIO D MALE  PORTAGE DE SIOUX, MO.

 

ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE BIG RIVER. PEDESTRIANS 1 AND 2 EXITED THE CANOE INTO THE WATER AND WERE WALKING AND PUSHING THE CANOE, WHILE DRIVER 1 REMAINED IN THE CANOE. THEY ENCOUNTER A SWIFT CURRENT, AT WHICH TIME THE CANOE STRUCK A LOG AND CAPSIZED, EJECTING DRIVER 1. PEDESTRIANS 1 AND 2 REMOVED DRIVER 1 FROM THE WATER. PEDESTRIAN 1 GOT CAUGHT AGAINST A LOG AND BEGAN STRUGGLING. PEDESTRIAN 2 SWAM TO PEDESTRIAN 1, FREED HER FROM THE LOG AND CURRENT, AND HELPED HER TO SHORE. ALL THREE SUBJECTS WERE THEN SAFE ON A GRAVEL BAR. PEDESTRIAN 1 BEGAN TO SWIM AGAIN AND WAS SWEPT DOWN THE RIVER APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES. PEDESTRIAN 1 WAS LATER RESCUED BY DE SOTO RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. DRIVER 1 AND PEDESTRIAN 2, WHO HAD REMAINED ON THE GRAVEL BAR, WERE LATER RESCUED BY THE HIGH RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

Click here to read entire Incident Report

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0  and save the shipping costs

 

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

 

Summer is Here !

 Winfield Ferry is Open !

    

The ferry at Winfield is open for your business. 

The ferry at Golden Eagle is closed !

 

The ad on RiverBills was incorrect..... sorry for any confusion

 

 Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Time Almost Up For Boat At The Riverbend........

 

Wednesday night, the Alton aldermen have set a September 30 deadline for the Boat at the Riverbend to leave the Riverfront.  The barge has also been listed for on topshopauctions.com, with bids ending on July 12.  There is no minimum bid on the barge, but it must be removed within 5 days of purchase.  If the barge does not sell, it will remain on the market, but will likely be relocated further downriver........

 

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

 

 

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

River Update - June 23, 2011
The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 18.2 feet as of 6:00 a.m, and has crested and is expected to fall more within the next three days.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.5 feet and has crested. It is expected to fall about a foot over the next three days.
Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL remains closed as a result of high water. It is anticipated to remain closed for most of the week as the crest moves forward.

Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.

The 5-day forecast calls for 1" of additional rain over MVS the next 5 days, with a chance for thunderstorms Friday night through Monday. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

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Public safety remains the Corps top priority. We ask everyone to stay informed of current conditions and remember there is always risk inherent with flooding. Visit our Flood Fight web page for additional information and resources, http://bit.ly/floodfight

Current conditions and National Weather Service forecasts indicate only minor flooding is expected in the St. Louis area. However, there is always risk associated with flooding, and there is a potential for higher water if above normal rain falls in the watershed.

Based on current forecasts, there is no immediate threat of levees overtopping on the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers. A range of possibilities have been looked at based on average rain falling in the Missouri River Basin.

We are tracking this event and will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.

The St Louis District will continue to provide updated information to our partners so that levee districts, emergency managers, local and state officials, residents and businesses can make informed decisions.... click here for latest information


 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Sad News

    Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Con Trios Yacht Club's Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.

   

 

Sad News to Report:

Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.

Visitation at Calvin Fuetz Funeral Home, 9480 Lewis And Clark Boulevard, Jennings, MO 63136, Phone Number: (314) 869-5800, Sunday, June 26th from 3 PM to 8 PM.

Funeral will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137, Phone Number (314) 868-2310, on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM.

 

Go to www.contriosyachtclub.org for more info
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Mississippi River Near St. Louis, Missouri

    Corps Says Flood Protection Is Adequate........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stated that no major flooding is anticipated along the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area over the next few days, as long as rainfall sticks to forecasted levels.  The high River levels will remain, however.  The Corps also stated that they are confident that the local locks, dams, levees and natural impoundment flood plains are adequate for handling the current flood predictions........

 

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


 

Sharky's On The RiverCam

 Sharky's camera uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills RiverCam Coming Soon.......

 

The equipment is here, the installation started last night.   Look for pictures from the Two Branch area of the river channel soon !

Waiting for the water to to go down....


 

Missouri River Closure...

    Mile Marker  397 -811

   

A RIVER CLOSURE WAS ISSUED ON 6-23-2011 FOR ALL VESSEL TRAFFIC ON THE MISSOURI RIVER FROM MM 397.0  TO GAVINS POINT DAM (MM 811) UNTIL RIVER LEVELS PERMIT


Click here to go to Navigation Notice 2593

Click here to enlarge above ad

click here for Big Kahuna Menu

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Mississippi River Near Granite City, Illinois

    A Day In The Life Of A Towboat Pilot.........

 

Larry Richardson has a unique view of the Mississippi River in the Riverbend thanks to his jobs.  Richardson is a part time towboat pilot with Lewis and Clark Marine in Granite City.  His duties include piloting harbor towboats between Grafton and South St. Louis, as well as piloting line boats, which push between 15 - 36 barges up and down the Mississippi River. Harbor towboats move barges from dock to dock for loading, unloading and cleaning.........

 

        Click here to read more from stltoday.com.

River History....

 

July 24, 1993 in River History

Flood of 1993…..The Mississippi River at Quincy crested at a record 32 feet  

 

July 24, 2008 in River History

Flood of 2008…..The Mississippi River crested at Winfield Lock and Dam

 

 

 
THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Water Patrol Watching For Drunken Boaters........

 

This weekend, the Missouri State Water Patrol will likely be conducting sobriety checkpoints at the Lake of the Ozarks.  For good reason, the Water Patrol has not released information about where or when the checkpoints could occur.  The checkpoints are part of the nationwide campaign known as Operation Dry Water.  Likely locations include the Bay of the Gravois Arm, the main channel at Lynch Cove, Toad Cove, and of course the Party Cove........

 

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

 

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 Fridays Nights are Steak Night; $10 Buckets of Beer
Thursdays are 3,2,1's


June 25: Reggae Party: Jamaican Food, Red Strip Beer specials,

Redemption Reggae 8:30-12:30


June 26: Dr. Fong, poolside 1pm-5pm

 

Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, and $1 house wines

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

   

Missouri Department of Natural Resources awards $180,200 to Jefferson County for watershed management project


JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 23, 2011 �The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $180,200 to the Jefferson County Stormwater Management Division and the Belews Creek Watershed Partnership to implement the watershed management plan for the Belews Creek watershed in Jefferson County.

The Belews Creek watershed management plan implementation project will address goals identified in the watershed management plan, including streambank stabilization, improvement to riparian corridors within the watershed, increased mapping of sinkholes in the watershed, providing information to the public on proper treatment of sinkholes, and increased education on maintenance and repair to onsite waste management systems.

A demonstration project to improve an erosion problem behind the Jefferson County Administration Building will also be a part of this grant. The grant will help fund improvements to the watershed as noted above, as well as public meetings, educational materials and personnel expenses.

A match of $120,000 will be provided by Jefferson County and the Belews Creek Watershed Partnership, bringing the total cost to $300,333. Project completion is expected by March 2015.

Partners in this collaborative effort include the city of Hillsboro, Stream Teams and Volunteer Citizens, Jefferson County Community Services, Department of Conservation, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Jefferson College.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Department of Natural Resources, has provided funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The department�s Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The department is committed to working closely with communities and businesses to assist with funding efforts that improve water quality in Missouri. For more information, contact the Water Protection Program at P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300


 

The above reprinted from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

Stateamind Watersports....

   Limited Hours this Weekend

 

Limited Hours This Weekend!   ...Call Today to Arrange Your Boat Pickup
The Stateamind Team is headed to Bull Shoals Lake this weekend for Brostock!

Our showroom hours will be limited to:
Friday    SERVICE ONLY     9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday    CLOSED

We apologize for the inconvenience!
We hope to see you at Brostock!  Stop by the Stateamind boat for free swag!

 

Saturday, Sunday.... June 25 & 26

   Grafton Flea Market is this weekend !

 

In the Boatworks building alongside the Loading Dock.

 

The Grafton Riverside Flea Market occurs on the fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM) of every month from April through October.


 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

Saturday, June 25

    Alton Block Party

4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Third Street in Downtown Alton
Between Piasa & State Sts,  Alton, IL 62002

Third Street in Downtown Alton is where you will want to be for live music and dancing in the streets all summer long. Local restaurants and bars from the downtown area will band together to offer festival-goers a wide variety of food. For more information, call (618) 465-6676.

 

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

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

 

Mississippi River (above St. Louis)  

74 degrees, high, muddy; above flood stage; access difficult due to flooding; drum fair on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; sturgeon fair on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

(Report made on 6/23/2011)
 

Missouri River (below New Haven)

72 degrees, high, muddy;  channel catfish  fair on worms and prepared bait; all other species slow.

(Report made on 6/23/2011)
 

Meramec River (below Eureka)

72 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood bait, bluegill and doughbait; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; crappie slow on jigs; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. 

(Report made on 6/23/2011)
 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

72 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood bait, bluegill and doughbait; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; crappie slow on jigs; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.

(Report made on 6/23/2011)

 

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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/

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party

 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort
Due to high waters we will only be open Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 11-7 this weekend. Be sure to come in for a delicious meal and frozen drink!!! :)

Con Trios Yacht Club
Sad News to Report:
Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away.
Visitation at Calvin Fuetz Funeral Home, 9480 Lewis And Clark Boulevard, Jennings, MO 63136, Phone Number: (314) 869-5800, Sunday, June 26th from 3 PM to 8 PM.
Funeral will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137, Phone Number (314) 868-2310, on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM.

Duck Club Yacht Club
After a long battle with cancer Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Mike Tremmel, passed away today. Our sympathies go out to the family. Visitation: Calvin Fuetz Funeral Home, 9480 Lewis And Clark Boulevard, Jennings, MO 63136, Sunday, June 26th from 3 PM to 8 PM.
Funeral will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137, on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM.
 

Sandy Favaza wishes to invite all friends to a Memorial Gathering for her departed husband Bob on Saturday, June 25th. Plans include to come to C Dock between 1:00-1:30. Boats will be provided to ferry all to C Dock. At 3:00 all can go by boat out to the river for a ceremonial release in Bobs memory into the river. Others can observe from the Duck Club deck or pool area.
 

Grafton Harbor

added 6 new photos to the album Fathers Day 2011 at Grafton Harbor.

 

Lake Center Marina
The rack is back in full operation and the restrooms here at the office are open once again. Guys are continuing the clean up process. What a beautiful day.
 

The Longshot Saloon
Longshot and My River Home is open this weekend - Use back entrance at Leclaire. Happy Hour Thurs and Friday 4pm-7pm - $1.75 bottles, $3 rail, $5 premium - $.69 Tacos on Thursday's from 7pm-9pm! $2.00 bottles during all Cardinal games! Weekend special is New York Strip Steak -n- Shrimp w/2 sides - $18.95! Hope to see you soon!
 

 

Palisades YachtClub
Jessica Hovanec
I miss PYC and all our wonderful patrons!

 

Port Charles Harbor
During What We Are Gonna Call....MiSsissIpPi HiGh tIde (aka..stupid flooding) Here Is An Alternative Plan To Get To The River Side Of PCH...
SMiLe :)
 


 

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

Missouri Department of Conservation....

   Two anglers score hits on open fishing records

 

JEFFERSON CITY–Two Missourians succeeded in quests for state fishing records. One says he aspires to a higher calling.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently certified a gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) gigged by Hayden Crouch, Bradleyville, as the first state record for that species. Crouch, 12, was gigging with his family on Beaver Creek in Taney County on Jan. 15 when he stuck the 15-inch gizzard shad. It weighed 1.5 pounds. According to The Fishes of Missouri, the Show-Me State’s definitive text on the finned tribe, most gizzard shad weigh less than a pound.

Gizzard shad live in big, constantly moving schools in most of the state’s lakes and principal streams. This member of the herring family is one of Missouri’s most prolific fish. Their soft, flavorless flesh makes them more desirable as cut bait than as food. However, Crouch and his family had other reasons for wanting to catch a big gizzard shad. The species was on their list of fish for which they might reasonably hope to set a state record.
 

MDC keeps two sets of fishing records. One is for fish caught on a hand-held pole and line. The other category is for “alternative methods,” including gigging. The Crouches knew the alternative-methods record for gizzard shad was “open.” No one had ever bothered to apply for it. All the Crouches had to do was gig one and enter it for a guaranteed record. Hayden edged out other family members by gigging the biggest gizzard shad that night.

Derek S. DePew, of DeSoto, had the same plan when he entered a bowfishing tournament on the Meramec River May 21. He made a list of fish he might encounter during the outing and weights of current alternative-methods records for those species. He noted that the record for the highfin carpsucker (Carpiodes velifer) was open.

The Fishes of Missouri describes the highfin carpsucker as rare, with known populations only in the Meramec, Gasconade, Osage and White river systems. One distinguishing feature is the extremely long filament on the front of the dorsal fin.

DePew had done his homework, but he needed something more to land his record fish – lightning reflexes. A big highfin carpsucker was among dozens of fish that began leaping wildly around his boat when he cruised into a shallow spot on the river. Seeing the long filament on the fish’s dorsal fin, DePew recognized immediately what it might be and loosed his arrow, piercing the fish in midair.

Since the alternative-methods record for the species was open, DePew got an automatic record when Conservation Agent Chris Boyd verified the fish’s species. DePew set the bar high for future records. His fish weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces and was 15 inches long. According to The Fishes of Missouri, highfin carpsuckers seldom grow larger than a pound or longer than 12 inches.

Highfin carpsuckers prefer clearer, cleaner streams than their close and much more widely distributed relatives, the river carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) and the quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus). Like the gizzard shad, the highfin carpsucker is known for jumping out of the water.... click here to continue reading this news article




 

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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

 

 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

 

 

Ride in Little Johns Motor Sports Drag Boat with Randy

 

 

 Ride Down the race course in Little John's Motor Sports drag boat with winning driver.... Randy Bicknese

 

Turn on the volume !

Hear the engine start

See the boat pass the starting lights

Race down the course

Ride all the way to the boat ramp with Randy!

Enjoy the ride !

Click here


Brought to you by Little John's Motor Sports

It's Thursday

 

23 June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Blessing of the Fleet ... July 16, Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Road to Two Branch... Hwy  C... St. Charles County

 

 

River Phil's Houes

 

Mikey D's House

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Debbie Moore who hales out of the Two Branch area in the boat..... Ship of Fools.

 

The water is receding so Mike D, Phil and Debbie drove through the flood water on Highway C to the Two Branch area of the river last night.  Debbie sent us these pictures via FaceBook. 

 

Mike told RiverBills that the electricity was out in the area.......

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks to Debbie for sharing her pictures !

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering sno cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

click pic to enlarge

 

YesterYear's Pictures of the Day in 2010 ........ were sent to us by Capt'n Jon Klipp of Sundowners from his cell phone...

 

 

Bill,

 

Had our first wake board clinic with state o mind water sports. It Was a huge success. Here are a few photos of the pros hitting the Mississippi for the first time. Believe it or not the landings were flawless every time.

 

Jon Klipp

Sundowners

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1987 Bayliner 2550

 

Description


1987 Bayliner 2550 $9500 - OBO - must sell quickly

Aft cabin, sleeps 6. Cobra I/O. Bennett trim tabs. Galley with stainless sink and two burner electric/alcohol stove. 110/12V refrigerator. Remote control spotlight, 30A shore power (cord included). Hot water heater, 110V outlets throughout, CD player. Boat features stand-up head with shower, and lots of storage space.

L.O.A (length over all) 29ft....9 1/2 foot beam.

Repowered spring of 2010 with a factory remanufactured marine 383 cid long block featuring a balanced rotating assembly. The 383 offers a significant improvement over the stock 350 cid engine in planing ability, cruising speed, and efficiency, with no additional weight. The engine was built by S&J engines, Seattle, WA. The outdrive water pump has been replaced each season, the engine water pump was replaced with the engine.

All cockpit upholstery professionally replaced spring 2010, this includes complete replacement of all framework and seating structures for the cockpit seating and panels.

New bimini top Spring 2010
Head replaced Spring 2010.
Waste plumbing replaced Spring 2010.
Macerator pump replaced Spring 2010.
Depth finder/fish finder replaced Spring 2010.
Bottom paint replaced Spring 2009.
 

Both batteries replaced Spring of 2009, stored on chargers during off season, and disconnected between boat usage.

This boat has been professionally maintained during duration of current ownership including winterization/de-winterization.

Engine was serviced before launch this season (5/25/11).
Tandem axle trailer with 2 season old tires and wheels included in purchase.

Boat is currently at Boulder Yacht Club, Lake Carlyle, IL. Boat was kept and used on the Mississippi in the summer of 2009, and at Carlyle 2010.
 

$9500 - OBO - must sell quickly

Contact Lynn for more information and appointment 314-277-9820
 


 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

              

1988 Chris Craft Amerosport 284                   1996 45' Wellcraft Excalibur

     

             

             1987 Bayliner 2550                                         2000 Sea Ray   270 SunDancer

                                                              New Price

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

 

Illinois River

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
834 PM CDT WED JUN 22 2011

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


ILLINOIS RIVER AT HENRY AFFECTING MARSHALL AND PUTNAM COUNTIES
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS...
ILLINOIS RIVER NEAR PEORIA AFFECTING PEORIA...TAZEWELL AND
WOODFORD COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER AT HAVANA AFFECTING FULTON AND MASON COUNTIES
ILLINOIS RIVER AT BEARDSTOWN AFFECTING BROWN...CASS...MORGAN AND
SCHUYLER COUNTIES
Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

Front Page Index

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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: 6/22/11
Subject: Light destroyed MM 297.5 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2592


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
MM 297.5 LDB TAYLOR CROSSING LIGHT (LLNR 15870) LIGHT IS DESTROYED. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.

 

 Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News reports

 

Click here to check out the Missouri Water Patrol Division website

            

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0  and save the shipping costs

 

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

 

Summer is Here !

 Winfield Ferry is Open !

    

The ferry at Winfield is open for your business. 

The ferry at Golden Eagle is closed !

 

The ad on RiverBills was incorrect..... sorry for any confusion

 

 Missouri River In Northwest Missouri

     Crests Top All Records....  Including 1993....

 

Wednesday, the Missouri River rose to historic highs around northwest Missouri even as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are gearing up to release even more water from the upstream reservoirs.  Starting Wednesday, the Corps is expected to release 160,000 cubic feet of water per second from the Gavins Point Dam.  Water is being released from the Gavins Point Dam to relieve full reservoirs upstream........

 

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

 

 

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summary of River/Flood Update from Col O’Hara


This is a summary of this morning's press conference at Lock and Dam 27, where Col O'Hara provided an update on the River and Flood in the St. Louis District.

Due to flash flooding on the Mauvaise Terre Creek, a tributary of the IL River, the Scott County Levee was overtopped last Sunday. Our Engineers will continue working with partners and local officials. -Col. O

River Conditions: Much of the MO River is hovering at flood stage or below.We expect the MO River to fall and then rise slightly due to releases. We will see continual rise due to releases until the end of June. -Col. O

With recent rains, we expect to see a slight increase in the Upper Miss followed by a harder fall, cresting through the St. Louis region over the next couple of days with no issues expected. -Col. O

Kaskaskia Lock & Dam is still closed due to high water. Without additional rainfall, Carlyle Lake is projected to crest Thursday at 453.5 ft., 8.5 feet above the normal summer rule curve. -Col. O

Only minor flooding is expected in St. Louis District area. –Col. O

We are still in the recovery phase at Wappapello Lake following the overflow of the Spillway on May 2. We expect all of the campgrounds to be open by 4th of July. -Col. O

Public Safety remains our top priority; Corps will continue to track the conditions and will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. - Col. O
 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
Thursday:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets (Live Music Every Saturday Begins April 30)
Sunday/Funday:
2.00 Imports and two for price of one Bloody Marys !

CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

Summer hours Opening at 11:30AM

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 US Army Corps of Engineers,

     Team St. Louis

    

 

River Update - June 22, 2011
The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 18.3 feet as of 6:00 a.m. It is expected to crest tomorrow at 18.8 feet.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.9 feet and has crested. It is expected to fall about a foot over the next three days.

Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL remains closed as a result of high water. It is anticipated to remain closed for most of the week as the crest moves forward.

Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.

The 5-day forecast calls for 1" of additional rain over MVS the next 5 days. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/floodfight

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Public safety remains the Corps top priority. We ask everyone to stay informed of current conditions and remember there is always risk inherent with flooding. Visit our Flood Fight web page for additional information and resources, http://bit.ly/floodfight

Current conditions and National Weather Service forecasts indicate only minor flooding is expected in the St. Louis area. However, there is always risk associated with flooding, and there is a potential for higher water if above normal rain falls in the watershed.

Based on current forecasts, there is no immediate threat of levees overtopping on the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers. A range of possibilities have been looked at based on average rain falling in the Missouri River Basin.

We are tracking this event and will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.

The St Louis District will continue to provide updated information to our partners so that levee districts, emergency managers, local and state officials, residents and businesses can make informed decisions.

 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers teamsaintlouis.blogspot

Sharky's On The RiverCam

 Sharky's camera uploads a new picture every 6 minutes
Hit refresh to update

Check it out, go to http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/

 

RiverBills RiverCam Coming Soon.......

 

The equipment is here, the installation started last night.   Look for pictures from the Two Branch area of the river channel soon !

Waiting for the water to to go down....


 

Illinois River Near Peoria, Illinois

    The Illinois River Is Above Flood Stage........

 

On Wednesday, the Illinois River at Peoria stayed above flood stage following 24 hours of rain totaling over an inch.  Flood stage at Peoria is 18 feet, and the Illinois River hit 19.15 feet.  The Illinois River has been above flood stage since Memorial Day weekend.  The Illinois River is expected crest at 19.8 feet by noon Friday........

 

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


 

  Mississippi River Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

     Water Dance Commemorates Solstice........

 

Dancers at St. Anthony Falls near Minneapolis, Minnesota were preparing for the 15th annual "Solstice River" , which features dancers at various locations around St. Anthony Falls.  Originally intended to raise awareness about water issues, the event has grown into Global Water Dances, a worldwide event featuring 1,000 dancers in 60 locations.  The event will begin in the Western Pacific Rim at 5 pm local time, and follow the time zones, making it a global event........

 

        Click here to read this news story from startribune.com.  With Photos

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click here for Big Kahuna Menu

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Nautical Naughtiness

    Tow Boat Pilot Charged With BWI........

 

Recently, Timothy R. Pooler, a TowBoatU.S. captain, was called out to rescue two men stranded on a disabled boat some 25 miles off of the coast of Delray Beach. Florida.  Pooler arrived on scene drunk, four hours after being called out, and preceded to tow the disabled boat in circles for several hours.  At that point, Pooler asked the men on the disabled vessel to pilot his boat which then ran out of fuel.  A second vessel picked up the disabled vessel 12 hours after the initial call.  Pooler was arrested for BWI........

 

        Click here to read this news article form orlandosentinel.com.

 

River History....

 

June 23, 2010 in River History

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced that one Bighead Asian carp was found in Lake Calumet along the Chicago Area Waterway System. It was the first physical specimen found above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Electric Barrier System.

 

 

 
THE RIVER MAY BE HIGH, BUT OUR PRICES ARE LOW!!
*YAMAHA BOAT AND WAVERUNNER SPECIALS
Yamaha is offering 4.99% financing specials on ALL Boats and Waverunners
Stop by or call for the SUMMER CELEBRATION SALE !
*KAWASAKI JET SKI SPECIALS
KAWASAKI GOOD TIMES SALES EVENT
Special financing deals and NEW low pricing on the Ultra 300X and 300LX
*SWEETWATER PONTOONS
Come by and checkout our large selection of Sweetwater Pontoons and
Hurricane Deck boats, PRICED TO SELL!

Click here to go to St. Charles Boat and Motor website

 

Fox River Near Wayland, Missouri

 

While Trolling The Internet.....  We reeled in a few flood pics from the Tri States Region........

 

        Click here to check out these photos from connecttristates.com.

 

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 Fridays Nights are Steak Night; $10 Buckets of Beer
Thursdays are 3,2,1's


June 25: Reggae Party: Jamaican Food, Red Strip Beer specials,

Redemption Reggae 8:30-12:30


June 26: Dr. Fong, poolside 1pm-5pm

 

Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays: $3 well drinks, $2 cans of beer, and $1 house wines

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    Bullfrogs and green frogs up for grabs June 30

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Bullfrogs and green frogs are up for grabs beginning at sunset on June 30 as Missouri enters its annual frogging season.

A favorite outdoor pastime of many Missourians, frogging spans the gap between hunting and fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) allows harvest of frogs by hand net, gig, trotline, throw line, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing or pole and line with a fishing permit. With a hunting permit, frogs can be harvested using .22-caliber firearms, pellet guns, atlatls, longbows and crossbows. The use of an artificial light is permitted when frogging. Children under the age of 16 and adults over 65 are not required to have a permit.

The daily limit is an eight-frog total of both species, with a possession limit of 16. If you catch eight before midnight, you can start frogging again at 12:01 a.m. and catch another day’s limit. To do this legally, the first eight frogs must be kept separate from the second set.

Once a frog is speared, it must be harvested. You should not release an injured frog, as the animal is not likely to recover. However, a frog is not fatally injured by methods such as grabbing or pole and line and thus may be released.

Frog legs have a mild flavor similar to that of fish. They can be battered and fried or sautéed in butter with garlic or herbs. They also make a good base for Cajun dishes that call for fish or shellfish. To top off your frogging experience, try this basic frying recipe:

Fried Frog Legs

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup crushed saltine crackers
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon season salt
1 tablespoon lemon pepper salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 quarts peanut oil

Instructions:

Thaw a possession limit of frog legs (16 pairs), drain and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a large plastic bowl with lid. Dip legs into milk and egg mixture, then drop into bowl with dry ingredients. Cover bowl and shake. Drop legs in hot oil and cook until golden brown.
 

The above reprinted from the Missouri Department of Conservation website

  Missouri boaters:

If you own a boat, personal watercraft, etc. don't forget to check the year that your sticker expires. All stickers expire in the month of June. You can not rely on the state for the renewal notices and you do not need the notice to renew your sticker.

 

Thanks!
Bridgeton License Office

 

June 30- July 4th

    Tom Sawyer Days, Hannibal, Mo

 

From the National Fence Painting Contest to a Frog Jumping Contest to Live Entertainment at Tanyard Gardens, National Tom Sawyer Days is for the young and old at heart. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the history of Hannibal, through the eyes of Mark Twain
 

For more information

call 573-221-2477 or visit http://www.hannibaljaycees.org/NTSD.html

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

Mobil Welding and BobCat Work !

 

Mobil welding in the St. Louis Area

$45.00 an hour labor, $25.00 Service Call

Material Extra

Call 314 565-4230
 

 

  Click here to go to My River Home website

Happy 4th Holiday - Live Entertainment
July 16th - Blessing of the Fleet - Portage Des Sioux Party
July 30th - Bi-State Biker Bash - Outside Party
August 6th - 17th Annual My River Home Poker Run (Boat Run)
August 20th - Mississippi Shoot Out Race on the River - Portage Des Sioux Party
August 27th - Summer Bike Rally - Outside Party

 

River.... Fireworks !

     4th of July Weekend

Fair St. Louis

St. Louis Riverfront
07-02-11 9:15PM
07-03-11 9:15PM

07-04-11 9:15PM
http://celebratestlouis.org/fair-saint-louis/
 

St. Charles RiverFest

Missouri River
July 4, 2011
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.historicstcharles.com/event/Item.aspx?ID=4
 


Alton's Fireworks on the Mississippi

July 2, 2010
9 p.m. - Fireworks
http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1741

 

 

Grafton Fireworks

Fireworks Over The Confluence

Main Street Grafton

July 4th, 2011 at dark

http://www.visitalton.com/visitors-events-details.cfm?someevent=1796

 

 

Louisiana, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 4, 2010 at 9PM

For more info call 1-888-642-3800

 

Elsberry, Mo Fireworks

Mississippi River

July 2, 2011 at dusk

For more info call 573-898-5588

 

Hannibal, Mo Fireworks

July 4, 2011 at dusk

Launched from the banks of the Mississippi River
For more information call 573-221-2477

 

 

Street Beat Band........

 

We’ve been off the circuit due to private parties and vacations, but we are BACK!

We will be rockin’ the house at Chez Marilyn in Alton Illinois both Friday and Saturday Nights this weekend. 8-12 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. Stop on by and see the band. This place has great food and ambiance….bet you didn’t think I could spell that!

We’ve got some new songs arranged for you that I know you will like.


Hear the band here: http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl
 

Check out their on-line songs at the Street Beat website

Click here

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Open

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open 7 days a week

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club...... Closed due to flooding

Sharky's......................... Open

Sundowners..................  Open

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort
We're going to give another shot at opening up on Wednesday's and Thursday's! Starting this week (6-22), we will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 11-8, Friday and Saturday 11-9! Hope to see you soon! :)
 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Reopening
The water is off the parking lot for the most part and the cleanup begins. The Big Kahuna will reopen on Thursday at normal time. the Telegraph mentioned Weds, but thats not the case. they should have checked Facebook. HAHA. We have taken this opportunity to update our menu and add a few items...
 

Lake Center Marina
Water is currently out of rack yard! Putting boats back in their spots.
 

North Shore Marina
Let North Shore Ice & Fuel save your fuel receipts for you. This is a FREE service. We will keep all of your 2011 fuel receipts and provide you with a report at the end of the year to submit along with your Missouri "Motor Fuel Refund Application."
 

Palisades YachtClub
Still under :(

Help us hit 1000 friends!

 

Port Charles Harbor
Don't forget you can get to the riverside of the harbor by walking the connected docks!

P.S. Don't think of the river as being flooded....Think of it being stuck at "High Tide" for a few days......
 

Sharky's
Sharky's will reopen Wednesday with temporary hours. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday OPEN at 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday OPEN at Noon. We will be open as long as we can keep walkways in place. Check the facebook page or website, www.sharkysontheriver.com for latest information or call 636-250-3300


 

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com on the RIverBills Archives

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

Saturday, Sunday.... June 25 & 26

   Grafton Flea Market is this weekend !

 

In the Boatworks building alongside the Loading Dock.

 

The Grafton Riverside Flea Market occurs on the fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM) of every month from April through October.


 

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-Ill.html

Saverton, 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

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

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

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

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ Click here

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

Harbor Point Yacht Club .....................  Click here

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

Lake Center Marina ............................. Click here 

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

North Shore Marina ............................. Click here   

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

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

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

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

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

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

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

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

 

Loopers...  The Parrent Family

   

 

 

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

 

 

...Click on their blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

 

 

Ride in Little Johns Motor Sports Drag Boat with Randy

 

 

 Ride Down the race course in Little John's Motor Sports drag boat with winning driver.... Randy Bicknese

 

Turn on the volume !

Hear the engine start

See the boat pass the starting lights

Race down the course

Ride all the way to the boat ramp with Randy!

Enjoy the ride !

Click here


Brought to you by Little John's Motor Sports

It's Wednesday

 

22 June 2011

 

 

4,237,146 Boaters Have Visited

 

RiverBills.com as of 03-31-2011

The mermaids from  cosmicfalcon ......."H2O Just Add Water" Season 3

Tails Up !

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 Father's Day Blues

Dale and 94 Pounds of Blue !

 

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Dale Williams !

Everyone knows Dale !   He is a well known river man, a very talented musician and fisherman extraordinaire ........

 

RiverBill e-mailed Dale with the question...

        Someone told me you caught another big one ?

 

 

Dale replied.......

 

Bill

I sure did! Actually myself and my sons, Eric and Ryan went fishing on Fathers Day, on the Missouri River. Caught 12 Bluecat ranging is size from #12 to #94!

 

The two largest fish were returned to the river and the others will make a good fish fry! The other large fish was a #63.

 

I am taking bookings for day trips @ 636 577 4260. I also have a video available.
 

Also, the day before, the girls got in on the action too!
 

Dale

 

 

North Shore Ice & Fuel is now offering sno cones. Be sure to stop by & try one!

Click here to go to Northshore Marina & Northshore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Summer Solstice

 

click pic to enlarge

 

YesterYear's Pictures of the Day in 2010 ........  were sent to us by Jason Bowman

 

 

Hi RiverBill-

Despite the river level and debris, my girlfriend, our good friends and I managed to celebrate the summer solstice w/ a sunset dinner at the river near Grafton before watching the sunset (at 8:30!) as we headed back to Lake Center Marina.

Thanks for all you do w/ the web site!

Best,
Jason Bowman

 

 

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