~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
October 20
11

10-01-11 - 10-10-11

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 RRiver Life

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Monday

10 Oct.. 2011

Columbus Day

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Tall Ships of Alton Pool Party

 

Crew of Nina and Pinta and guests of Tara Point at Tall Ships Party

 

 

The Nina and Pinta at Grafton last Thursday

 

 

Capt'n Tim, Kyle Friauf and RiverBill

Kyle Is Captain of the Nina

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  is a shot of the crew of the Nina and Pinta along with other guest of Alison Rohan at Tara Point last Thursday evening.  Alison hosted the first even Tall Ships of Alton Pool Party. 

 

For more info on Tara Point Inn & Cottages go to http://www.tarapoint.com/


 

Another Picture of the Day

 

 

Moon River

 

 

Pictures of the Day ......  was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat ......Ship of Fools

 

It's a shot of Sunday night's moon shining bright over Two Branch Island.....

 

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2010.........  was of Tyler, Kenny and Alex at Palisades Yacht Club on Saturday nite ! 

 

Hats off to Capt'n Kenny.....he wore his coonskin hat all night, sometimes with sun glasses.


 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  2005 Cruisers 340 Express

 

 

Description

 

For Sale By Owner....  Matters Knot

 

2005 Cruisers 340 Express  Merc 6.2 Horizons

Harbor: Green Turtle Bay, Grand Rivers Ky.

Boat Options:

Click on picture above to enlarge

· ○ Chart Plotter

· ○ VHF Radio

· ○ Depth Finder

· ○ Merc Smart Craft

· ○ Compass

· ○ Windlass/Remote Spot

· ○ Fireboy

· ○ Walk Thru Windshield

· ○ 7.3 Generator/Shore Power

· ○ AC/Heat

· ○ TV/DVD/AM/FM/CD+Remote

· ○ TV Antenna

· ○ Refrigerator/Cooktop

· ○ Coffee Maker

· ○ VacuFlush/Separate Shower

· ○ Cockpit Frig/Sink

· ○ Snap In Carpet

· ○ Transom Shower

· ○ Closed Cooling/V-Drives

240 Hours

○ White/Silver

 

$129,000 

Contact Gene Hughes, 314-504-4844

 

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

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New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

     

        1987 Mach 1 Condor                                 1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

New Price 10-07-11                                                

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

 

 We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5p.m. to 7p.m. and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all!

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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

10/09/2011 1:00PM CEDAR CAPSIZING STOCKTON LAKE ... Click here

BOAT #1 CAPSIZED WHILE SAILING ON STOCKTON LAKE. BOAT OPERATOR AND ALL 5 PASSENGERS WERE RESCUED BY PASSING BOATERS AND TRANSPORTED TO THE MARINA. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE BOAT SANK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE AND WILL BE REMOVED BY THE OWNER.

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

Missouri River Management

    Corps To Hold Meetings On River Plan........

 

Between October 24th and October 3rd, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss their plans for managing the Missouri River this coming year.  The Corps recently developed next year's draft plan, which calls for drawing down the reservoirs only enough to remove the floodwater collected this year.  There is no plans to remove any more than the usual 16.3 million acre feet of water, as the Corps states that this amount of storage capacity has proven adequate in most years........

 

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


 

October 11 - 14

    The Missouri River 340

 

Better late than never, the Missouri River 340 is slated to run October 11 to the 14th.  The race was delayed by flooding along the Missouri River.  It was originally set to run July 19 - 22.  Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a statement pinning down when they would halt the releases from the upstream reservoirs, allowing organizers to determine the earliest date that the River would be safe to race on.  The Missouri River 340 is the longest, non stop kayak race in the world........

 

        Click here to read the news report from columbiamissourian.com.


 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

    Confluence Tower Offers Excellent View Of Fall Colors........

 

While the fall colors are enjoyed by many around the Riverbend by road, Amy Curry, manager at the Confluence Tower, stated that she is looking forward to seeing the colors from a height of 150 feet.  Usually, the best time to observe fall colors in the Riverbend is toward the end of October, and into early November.  The Illinois CVB offers the 2011 Autumn Escapes Guide that provides visitors with three different routes along the rivers, across ferries and around the countryside for the best fall color views........

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Riverkeeper Ripples

The Newsletter of the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper

Oct. 2011

 

Welcome,

In this issue: Water testing, Events, Labadie, MO, New Water Trail, & River Bill.

 

Water Testing

          The St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper (SLCR) organization tests all three of the Confluence Rivers, the Mississippi, Missouri, and the Illinois, once each month at 12 different locations.

            Water samples are gathered and taken to PDC Labs for analysis.  Results are published on our website; stlriverkeeper.org.
            So far this year the testing has been confined to E.coli.  It is planned that heavy metals will be added in 2012.  Heavy metals include arsenic, mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals.  There are minimum amounts considered safe.  SLCR wants to know if the rivers show low enough readings.
            E.coli has shown up in higher than expected readings in two sites this year.  In both cases the cause appears to be old sewers that overflow in heavy rains.  In the city of St. Louis the MSD recently signed a consent decree to fix their sewers over the next 20 plus years at a cost of more than $4 billion.

 

Events

In the month of August SLCR took part in two events, both held in Grafton, IL. 
            The first, called “Rockin on the River” took place at the Grafton Harbor Marina.  Riverbills, (see article following) was the primary beneficiary of this event.  Bill Kelly, River Bill, has been serving pool 26 on the Mississippi River for many years with his website.  It contains ANYTHING you want to know about the river from Lock & Dam 26 to Lock & Dam 27. 
            SLCR put together a 50/50 drawing, met many people, and did its best to get the word out about clean water in the great rivers.

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            Later in the month was the 175th birthday party for the city of Grafton, IL.  Grafton is a super river town.  Attendance at the event was good.  Cars were parked all along highway 100, in every parking lot, and where ever space could be found. 
            SLCR set up it booth in the ball field along with about 40 other vendors.  We invited people to play a game we have developed to see if you can guess which river water is in three large bottles.  Each bottle is filled with the water (and sediment) from each of the great rivers.  There are three signs on the table with the name of each river.  Visitors to our booth are asked to try to put the proper bottle on the appropriate river name.
            The main purpose of the game is to engage visitors and talk about how fortunate we are to have such fantastic rivers right in our backyard. We let them know that the Mississippi River Watershed (the area the river system drains, including the Missouri and Illinois Rivers) is the third largest in the world. Arguably this system which drains 31 states and parts of two provinces of Canada is our nation’s greatest natural resource.
 

 

Labadie, MO

            The area electrical utility company, Ameren UE, operates the largest coal fired power plant in Missouri and the 14th largest in the nation in Labadie, MO along the Missouri River.

            At the present time, Ameren UE has applied to various authorities to build a new pit into which they propose to put coal ash from the power plant.  Coal ash is the by product/waste that results from burning coal.
            The new pit would be 440 acres in size.  The current pit is 130 acres.  Coal ash is transported from the nearby plant to the pit by water slurry.  Solid waste falls to the bottom of the pit. 
            At the present time, the existing pit is leaking at the rate of 50,000 gallons a day per Ameren’s own figures.  The water that leaks goes into the Missouri River and presumably into the ground water.
 
            SLCR has been working with the Washington University in St. Louis Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic concerning the present pit and its related problems.  Another organization, Labadie Environmental Organization, LEO, is also being represented by the Washington University Clinic.
            The biggest problem with coal ash waste is that it contains a number of heavy metals, such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and others.  These metals are toxic.
            SLCR realizes Ameren UE must do something with the coal ash.  However, SLCR feels strongly that the flood plain of the Missouri River is not a proper location.
            At the present time SLCR has spoken before the Franklin County (county in which Labadie is located) Zoning Board and the County Board of Commissioners regarding this issue.  No final decision has been made at this time, and based on the very strong feelings of all parties no final decision is expected for some time.
            SLCR will keep you posted as to what takes place.

 

Mississippi River Water Trail Association

            A new organization is being formed to build and promote a water trail along the Mississippi River.  This trail would be for paddlers of all types; kyaks, canoes, and all other paddle propelled water craft.

            SLCR is part of the organizing committee.  SLCR believes that by encouraging use of the rivers for recreational use individuals will more appreciate what a wonderful resource we have in our area.
            This trail will be part of a series of trails all along the river, from near Minneapolis, MN down to the Gulf; each sponsored by a different group.
            SLCR will keep you informed as this new venture unfolds. 
 
 

RiverBills

            Riverbills.com is the website of Bill Kelley’s total information for Mississippi River pool 26 which runs from Lock & Dam 26 near Alton to Lock & Dam 27 near Winfield, MO. 

            No matter what you want to know about pool 26, Riverbills has the information.  From water levels up and down the river to the menu of a bar along the river, its there.
            Riverbills is for many boaters, marinas, shoreside restaurants, bars, and shops the source of who, what, when, and where river activities are taking place.  Having said all that it seemed a good move to join with Bill Kelley for some social events.
            SLCR and Riverbills are planning four events, parties, along the river during 2012.  Using the seasons of the year as a guide, each event will have a theme; ie: The start of Boating Season, Eagle watching, etc.
            The goal is simple; to interact with and get to know the people who inhabit the river shores.  Riverbills has been around much longer than SLCR.  SLCR thinks we will benefit from these joint events and Bill feels the same.

            Our audiences are not a total overlap.  This makes things even better for both organizations.  We will announce each event in a newsletter and on our website.  Look for them.   

 

Thank you for your support.  Feel free to contact us at anytime.

Stlriverkeeper.org,    314-567-3900,   8816 Manchester Rd. #301, St. Louis, 63144

 

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End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
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$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River Flooding

    Flooding On The Missouri River Not Anticipated In '12........

 

Although it is too soon to accurately predict what will happen in the spring of 2012, Iowa's flood forecasters are not anticipating a repeat of the floods of 2011.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives a 0.2% chance that this years flooding will repeat next year.  The Corps is also predicting normal levels for the reservoirs along the upper Missouri River by February, meaning normal water storage capability in time for snowmelt season........

 

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

 

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

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

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Fall Hours Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am
 

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

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

 

Waterways Near Columbia, Missouri

    Volunteers Participate In Clean Sweep........

 

Saturday morning, hundreds of volunteers turned out to eight locations around Columbia, Missouri to participate in the Eighth Annual Hinkson Clean Sweep.  Complete results from the cleanup will not be known for a few days. but over 2,200 pounds of trash were picked up from three of the locations.  Beer cans and Styrofoam cups were the main items picked up.  Funding shortfalls this year meant some costs had to be cut, cancelling a "thank you" picnic for the volunteers........

 

        Click here to read this news story form columbiamissourian.com.  With Photo.

 

 

 

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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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

Oct. 15 - 16, 2011...  

    16The Great Grafton Rendezvous

 

Authentic Foods Cooked Over the Open Fire -Black Powder Shoot -Hawk & Knife Throw -Primitive Bow Shoot -Artisans/Traders -Children’s Activities -Time Period Music -Raffle

 

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's the Weekend

Sat, Sun 08, 09 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Thursday Evening at Tara Point

Meet and Greet Party

for the crew of the Nina and Pinta

 

The Nina and Pinta at Grafton pictured from Tara Point

 

Capt Darryll  and Maureen

 

  

Capt Tim and Martha                  Maureen, Martha and Patty

 

   

 Martha, Tim, Patty and Steve        The 1930's Stuffed Lion Head

 

Tara Point's Million Dollar  Sunset

 

Tara Point Inn is located on the bluffs above Grafton Harbor

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Captain by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

Alison Rohan of Tara Point hosted a Meet and Greet Party for the crew of the Nina and Pinta last Thursday evening.  Darryl sent us some pictures from there of the Nina and Pinta moored at Grafton, the great sunset, the partygoers... and the infamous stuffed lion head.

 

More pictures next week !

RiverBill says... Thanks for the great pictures Darryll

 

For more info on Tara Point Inn & Cottages go to http://www.tarapoint.com/

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Thursday at the Beach

 

  

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Captain Scott Rupich

 

Bill..

here's a couple of pic from Thurday at the beach.....

 

Scott Rupich


 

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 

Capt'n Gary Lucy

River Artist Extraordinaire

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2009.........   was from Capt'n Gary Lucy, River Artist Extraordinaire !   Gary hails out of Palisade Yacht Club in the houseboat ....River Rover.
 

Bill,

 

It is fall....my favorite time to be on the river. This September and October I am going to try to work aboard my studio houseboat River Rover as much as possible. During the last flood I spent a few days aboard the River Rover moored at Palisades Yacht Club. It was like being on my own private island. When I come to the river to paint, I let the river tell me what to paint. From the front door of my boat, I can see "Our Lady of the Rivers". While experiencing our last flood of the year, I noted the appearance of the Lady standing alone in the flood waters. There is always a flag flying from the remains of the old landing at Portage des Sioux. Hurricane Ike had just been through the day before, and, the wind had taken a great toll on the flag. The symbolism of the Lady and Flag standing in the flood waters represented the Flood of 2008 and the lives that had been touch by the flooding plus the turbulent times our country is facing. In these times, it is good to know the Lady is watching over us. I am enclosing an image of the 9"x12" painting completed aboard the River Rover.

 

Gary

 

P.S.

 If you are interested in more information about the painting go to garylucy.com


 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2008.........   was from Capt'n Rick Flier,  who hails out of North Shore Marina in the motor vessel....... "MISS SIPPY"

 

 

Bill,


My son, and a couple of friends, and I, took a nice cruise
yesterday (Sunday). We left from the Meramec River, in Arnold, and motored on up
to the Rat Race at Long Shots. We stayed for a couple of refreshments
then off to Fast Eddie's, for a few more!!! We left and made the trip
back through the locks and got the boat back on the trailer just as
darkness hit us. The picture was taken around 7:00pm, last night (Sunday), as we
were heading back down river. Perfect day, good friends and cold
drinks....ahh to be a boater...
 

See ya later buddy,
Rick Flier.


 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

Boat Docks For Lease or Sale... F83, F87

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

     

        1987 Mach 1 Condor                                 1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

New Price 10-07-11                                           

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

 

 We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5p.m. to 7p.m. and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all!

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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

No new News Releases

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

 Updated Sunday at 5:00AM

Missouri River Near Miami, Missouri

    Man Catches 120 Lbs Worth Of Catfish........

 

When the Missouri River receded from summer flood levels in early September, Marty Ballenger decided to do a little fishing for catfish along the Missouri River.  He found some flooded timber near Miami, Missouri, but unfortunately no limbs to hang lines from.  Using a limb line simulator baited with carp minnows, Ballenger caught a 50 pound blue catfish on the first evening.  Ballenger reset the rig and found a 70 pound blue cat the next morning........

 

        Click here to read this news story form kansascity.com. With Photo.

 Updated Sunday at 5:00AM

 

Missouri River At The Gavins Point Dam

   Boating Restrictions Relaxed Below Dam........

 

The Missouri River has been reopened to boaters below the Gavins Point Dam, with the only restricted areas located adjacent to the spillways.  These areas have been marked by a buoy line.  The releases from the spillways causes turbulence in the water around the powerplant and spillway........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit form ksfy.com.  With Photo.

 Updated Sunday at 5:00AM

 

Boat Manufacturer

    MTI Interprets Corvette...  The Sports Car, Not The Warship...

 

Powerboat manufacturer Marine Technology, Inc recently decided to offer their interpretation of the Corvette.  Using multiple styling cues and actual parts from a Corvette ZR1, the 48 foot catamaran certainly appears to be a sports car for the water.  The boat is powered by twin 1,350 hp, twin turbo Mercury Racing engines, giving it the performance to back up the sporty looks.  The vessel comes with a special tilt trailer, and a $1.7 million price tag........

 

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

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Fall Hours Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am
 

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

    Flags Over The Mississippi This Weekend........

 

Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, Illinois will be hosting the fifth annual "Flags Over the Mississippi: Struggle for an Empire".  This special event uses re-enactors representing American and European military units and Native Americans to demonstrate the struggles of European nations to control the Mississippi River Valley and it's resources between 1750 and 1812.......

 

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

Con Trios Yacht Club

    Membership Party Reminder

 

The Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party is this Saturday, October 8th at Sharky’s

There is still time to get your reservations in to Fleet Captain Alan in order to assure you get to enjoy the fabulous BBQ Rib Special and the band Country Fusion!

Call Alan at 314-581-0514 or email him at aldeut2@yahoo.com

Go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website, www.contriosyachtclub.org for more information.
 

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC

Telephone: 314-303-2819
 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Carlyle Lake

    Fall Fish Survey Earns Carlyle High Marks........

 

Recently, a fisheries biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources submitted preliminary findings from their annual fall lake survey.  The states that the conditions at Carlyle Lake are better than they have been in years.  Thanks to good spawning conditions, Carlyle Lake offers excellent fishing for all species.  Lake Springfield and Lake Jacksonville are offering good fishing opportunities as well........

 

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

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 

Fri.. 10/7.....Possible Side Effect Band 8:30-12:30
Sat 10/8... Free Chicken Wings with Buckets of Beer
 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    This Lake....  Is Clean....

 

Monday, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources collected the final water samples from the Lake of the Ozarks, and found no elevated levels of E. coli colonies.  The water samples were part of a five year study that was funded by AmrenUE as a portion of the relicensing agreement for the operation of Bagnell Dam.  Over the course of the study, only 2.6%, or 43 out of the 1,619 water samples tested in excess of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's single sample guidelines........

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    Most of Missouri remains zebra-mussel free
 

 

JEFFERSON CITY–Hardly a week passes without an invasive plant or animal turning up in a new place. Consequently, the latest news about zebra mussels in Missouri reads a bit like “Man bites dog.”

Tim Banek, invasive species coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), hears plenty of bad news about zebra mussels and other invasive species. But the lab report he received from 2011 zebra-mussel screenings of selected Missouri lakes and streams contradicts the perception that invasive species are everywhere.

Earlier this year, MDC Fisheries Division staff used fine mesh-sized plankton nets to collect samples and send them to a laboratory to be analyzed for the presence of zebra mussel larvae, known as veligers. Missouri waters sampled in 2011 included Smithville, Table Rock, Stockton, Norfork, Clearwater, Bull Shoals, Mark Twain, Pomme de Terre, Mozingo, Montrose, Hazel Creek, Forest, Thomas Hill, Blind Pony, Hunnewell, Springfield Hazel Hill, Maple Leaf, Binder, D.C. Rogers, Blue Springs, Longview, Little Dixie and Watkins Mill State Park lakes, and the Gasconade River. Banek was pleased but not surprised when every site got a clean bill of health. He said it is important for Missourians to know that most of their lakes and streams are free of zebra mussels.

click here to continue reading this news story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

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 Updates from facebook

 

 


Cedar Hill Resort
Check out our Cedar Hill Halloween BASH!!! event page!

Con Trios Yacht Club
Tara Point meet and greet
Had the honor of attending a meet and greet at the absolutely gorgeous Tara Point B & B in Grafton Illinois overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Thanks to Captain Tim and Martha of the Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship for inviting us.

Darryll Weil
 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
HOURS OF OPERATION FOR OCTOBER
THURSDAY - OPEN AT 5P.M.
FRIDAY - SUNDAY OPEN AT NOON
THIS WEEKENDS SPECIALS OCTOBER 6TH - 10TH
POTATO SOUP
... FLASH FRIED CALAMARI
ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS
REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE

 

 

GraftonBig Kahuna

Great weekend ahead! Weather is going to be Great! Let’s Start Friday with the Cardinals Game. We will be having Free Wings from 5-7 with a 2 Drink Minimum and No Carry-Outs. We will also be having Jack Daniels Honey Shots for $2.00 all day Friday. Saturday we will continue the party with Whiskey River playing from 8-12. Sunday we will be having Todd Downs playing from 1-5. See everyone this weekend and all be careful. Also, a little note out to Chris Nikonovich who deployed with his Air Guard Unit today. He is the son of Mike and Lori from the Grafton Winery. Let's keep him and all Military members home and abroad in our thoughts everyday.

The Longshot Saloon

shared Horns N Hunnies's album: 33rd Rat Run Rally - Longshots Saloon 2011.

 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

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

 

Nina at Alton Marina 2007......File photo by Capt'n Tony Trice

 

Nina and Pinta at Grafton, Illinois

   

The Columbus ships Nina and Pinta are tied up at The Loading Dock this week and are offering daily tours.  The ships will be in Grafton until Monday, October 10th.

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Friday !

07 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Jim Neumann who hails out of Alton Marina

 

River Bill,

These were taken by:  Walter Blackledge- Alton, Illinois

Wish I would have sent them to you last year…



Enjoy your Website..

Jim Neumann
Alton Marina.


 

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Golden Eagle Sunset Silhouette

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2009.........   was sent to us by Capt'n George Shindel.

 

George snapped this shot last Friday night.  It's the backup ferry resting quietly at the Golden Eagle ferry landing on the Calhoun County side of the Mississippi River.

 

River Bill says....  Great shot George !
 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1969 ALGLAS Sport Fish

 

Description

 

1969 ALGLAS Sportfish Cruiser 35 foot, twin 327, gen, ac, heat, stove, oven, frig dual station, etc...

 

 

$15,000 Firm

Ready to go

 

Call Mike.....314 565 4230


 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

 

 We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5p.m. to 7p.m. and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all!

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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


10/06/2011 ... COLLISION/OBJECTS.... WAPPAPELLO LAKE ..Click here

 

ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VESSEL 1 STRUCK A DUCK BLIND AND EJECTED PASSENGER INTO WATER

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Fall Hours Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am
 

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Fish Tales From Lake Bloomington, Illinois

    52 Pound Catfish Reeled In....  On Second Try....

 

David Shoot has a fish story about the one that got away.  And then came back.  Shoot threw out a line while he was working on his docked boat, when a fish took his bait, and got away.  Shoot made another attempt, and hooked the fish again.  After a 45 minute battle, he was rewarded with a 52 pound catfish. Although this is a big catfish, the Illinois state record is 78 pounds........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from bnd.com

Con Trios Yacht Club

    Membership Party Reminder

 

The Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party is this Saturday, October 8th at Sharky’s

There is still time to get your reservations in to Fleet Captain Alan in order to assure you get to enjoy the fabulous BBQ Rib Special and the band Country Fusion!

Call Alan at 314-581-0514 or email him at aldeut2@yahoo.com

Go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website, www.contriosyachtclub.org for more information.
 

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC

Telephone: 314-303-2819
 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Missouri River Near St. Charles, Missouri

    Meeting Planned For Boone Bridge Project........

 

On Wednesday, October 12th, there will be a public meeting on plans for the construction of a new span for the Daniel Boone Bridge.  Representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation will be on hand to discuss the $125 million project.  Plans call for the replacement of the current span that carries westbound Highway 40/64 over the Missouri River.  That span was constructed during the 1930s.  The eastbound span was completed in 1989.........

 

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

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 

Fri.. 10/7.....Possible Side Effect Band 8:30-12:30
Sat 10/8... Free Chicken Wings with Buckets of Beer
 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

Illinois River Near Peoria, Illinois

    Island Opponents March On River Meeting........

 

Tuesday evening, the Illinois River Council held their quarterly meeting, and parties for and against three Illinois River islands had a chance to speak their mind.  One of these islands is currently under construction in Lower Peoria Lake.  The Illinois River Council outlined their Integrated Management Plan at the meeting.  The plan includes making a considerable reduction in sediment in the Illinois River, and creating additional deep water habitat for fish.  Opponents of the islands claim they are unnecessary, and costs will be transferred to Illinois after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finished with construction........

 

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

 

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Rice Lake Near Banner, Illinois

    Rice Lake Presents Flying Fish Show........

 

Fish are more animated at Rice Lake, and fishermen are too.  Once a year, oxygen rich Illinois River water is pumped into the lake, causing fish to become more active.  Fish congregate around the pumps and start jumping out of the water.  The oxygenated water agitates plankton, drawing the fish, which brings out the fishermen.  During a typical year, sufficient water is drawn out of the lake to kill the fish, in order to create habitat for migrating birds........

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

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 Updates from facebook

 

 


Cedar Hill Resort
Check out our Cedar Hill Halloween BASH!!! event page!

Con Trios Yacht Club
Tara Point meet and greet
Had the honor of attending a meet and greet at the absolutely gorgeous Tara Point B & B in Grafton Illinois overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Thanks to Captain Tim and Martha of the Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship for inviting us.

Darryll Weil
 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
HOURS OF OPERATION FOR OCTOBER
THURSDAY - OPEN AT 5P.M.
FRIDAY - SUNDAY OPEN AT NOON
THIS WEEKENDS SPECIALS OCTOBER 6TH - 10TH
POTATO SOUP
... FLASH FRIED CALAMARI
ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS
REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE

 

 

GraftonBig Kahuna

Great weekend ahead! Weather is going to be Great! Let’s Start Friday with the Cardinals Game. We will be having Free Wings from 5-7 with a 2 Drink Minimum and No Carry-Outs. We will also be having Jack Daniels Honey Shots for $2.00 all day Friday. Saturday we will continue the party with Whiskey River playing from 8-12. Sunday we will be having Todd Downs playing from 1-5. See everyone this weekend and all be careful. Also, a little note out to Chris Nikonovich who deployed with his Air Guard Unit today. He is the son of Mike and Lori from the Grafton Winery. Let's keep him and all Military members home and abroad in our thoughts everyday.

The Longshot Saloon

shared Horns N Hunnies's album: 33rd Rat Run Rally - Longshots Saloon 2011.

 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

Sharky's
Chyldzplay Band
Today at 8:30pm

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
Friday Night Rib Night! Get 'em while they last! $10.95 for a Full Rack of Ribs, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw! $10 Buckets of Beer. cheer on the Cards!!!
Possible Side Effects band starts @ 8:30

 

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

 

Nina at Alton Marina 2007......File photo by Capt'n Tony Trice

 

Nina and Pinta at Grafton, Illinois

   

The Columbus ships Nina and Pinta are tied up at The Loading Dock this week and are offering daily tours.  The ships will be in Grafton until Monday, October 10th.

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS' Lydecker Honored With SOBA Award

 

 La Crosse, Wis., October 6, 2011 – BoatUS Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs Ryck Lydecker was honored with a States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Outstanding Service Award at the group’s annual conference held last week in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The award is presented to an individual or agency that has made either a one-time or continuing contribution to improved access on our nation’s public waters for boaters and anglers.

 
Since 2000, Lydecker has been a member and eventually chaired the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, whose goal is to support and increase recreational fishing boating opportunities nationwide, and to promote the social, economic and conservation benefits of recreational fishing and boating.
 
In 2004, he became chair of the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program Review Panel and conducted an evaluation of the program. Originally championed by BoatUS as a way to increase boating access through the building of transient boating facilities around the country, the BIG program is funded through a “user pay, user play” concept – money comes from sales and use taxes paid by boaters and anglers.
 
Today, Lydecker remains a member of BIG Committee for review of Tier 2 projects such as boat ramps and other launch facilities, and he’s also evaluated programs for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.
 
“Ryck is a tireless champion of boating, boating programs and clean water,” said SOBA Awards Chairman David Kieffer. “He’s always willing to help individuals or organizations better understand boating related grant programs and the role they play in keeping our waters clean and accessible to all. “Anyone who has ever met Ryck knows that he’s not only devoted to the work he does, but he embraces boating and fishing in his personal life. It’s a passion that comes from within,” added SOBA President James Adams in presenting the award.
 

 

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

 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Thursday !

06 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

 

Keepin it

Between the Buoys

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Kelly McCoy who hails out of Two Branch Marina with her husband Jeff.......

 

River Bill,

We're keepin it between the buoys at our house now. This is the entrance to our driveway. Its not complete yet, Jeff has some more landscaping to do , but I thought you might find it interesting.

 

Kelly
 

 

Red on Right Returning Home !

It's a River Thing

Another Picture of the Day

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina in Kimmswick, Mo

 

Hi River Bill,
I just happened to find myself in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, last week,
home of Pebble Isle Marina on Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River. I was checking
up on our river friend Jay Laymon from Ponca City, Oklahoma, who we last saw
at Hoppies Marina. He was on his C-Yacht Houseboat that he bought in St.
Paul Minnesota. After staying a month at beautiful Pebble Isle marina, he is
getting ready to depart for Huntsville Alabama, where he will stay for the
winter. Jay met lots of nice people at Pebble Isle, caught some catfish, had
a fish fry and just seemed to be enjoying life on the river! Stay tuned for
more updates on Jay.
 

See you on the river!
Claudia





 

Jay Laymon from Ponca City, Oklahoma




Picture of the Day 01 Sept, 2011....


Jay Laymon, from Ponca city, Oklahoma, was down at Hoppies Marina for a
couple of days. He bought his C-Yacht Houseboat in St

Paul Minnesota and is on his way down to  Alabama. To save gas, he had a
little outboard motor mounted onto the back of his boat, and sometimes he
simply floats down the river! So far, he¹s been on the river about a month.
We Œre going to keep in touch through email, so maybe I can update you on
his trip as he goes farther south.
See you on the river!
Claudia Burris

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2006.........   was sent in by Captain George Shindel.  He drove his land yacht to the Golden Eagle Ferry landing on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River and snapped this shot of The Golden Eagle Ferry and Kinder's Restaurant on the Illinois side of the river.

  Lots of lights...headlights, street lights, restaurant lights, ferry lights...And it's all topped off by those light reflections on the Mighty Mississippi.

 

 

RiverBill says...Great shot George !  

   Kinder's seems to be calling to us........Come on over...Have a bite to eat and something to drink.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  River Home At 1380 Fourth St.

 

Description

 

This river house has just come up for sale in Portage.

 

If you have been wanting or looking for a place to be closer to the river and marinas then this is the place..  Walking or biking distance to My River home, Sioux Harbor, Liberty Harbor and Palisades Yacht Club; or store your boat in the heated garage.

 

New Price.....$150,000

 

Contact Mike & Pat Sims at Prudential at 314-749-0921

 

Click here for more information from prudentialalliance.com.
 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

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

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

Mississippi River

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                               Click here

 

Alton 

Click here

 

Illinois River

 

   Hardin                                                      LaGrange

 Click here                                                                          Click here

 

Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                                       Washington, Mo

Click here                                                                          Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

 

 We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5p.m. to 7p.m. and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all!

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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


No new Navigation Notices

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Fall Hours Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am
 

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Mississippi River At West Alton, Missouri

    Riverlands' Audubon Center To Open This Month........

 

Tuesday, the Audubon Society, Audubon Missouri and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had an open house for media representatives at the new Audubon Center at Riverlands.  Although the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is usually associated with waterfowl, the new Audubon Center focuses on the various wildlife and habitats along the Mississippi River. The new center was built as an extension of the Corp's Rivers Project Office, and the Grand Opening is scheduled for October 15th........

 

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

Con Trios Yacht Club

    Membership Party Reminder

 

The Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party is this Saturday, October 8th at Sharky’s

There is still time to get your reservations in to Fleet Captain Alan in order to assure you get to enjoy the fabulous BBQ Rib Special and the band Country Fusion!

Call Alan at 314-581-0514 or email him at aldeut2@yahoo.com

Go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website, www.contriosyachtclub.org for more information.
 

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC

Telephone: 314-303-2819
 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Missouri Department of natural Resources

    Lake Ozarks

 

 

News Release 344

Final sampling of Lake of the Ozarks study finds no elevated E. Coli levels

 

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., OCT. 5, 2011 � The final water quality sampling of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources� five-year study of the Lake of the Ozarks found no elevated E. coli.

Samples taken Monday found no cases of elevated E. coli in any of the 12 coves sampled on the lake�s western end.

The geometric mean for the 2011 recreational season at the coves sampled was 3 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water, which was the lowest geometric mean since the study began in 2007. A geometric mean is a statistical method used to analyze data collected over a period of time.

All of the study�s year-end results have been significantly below the geometric mean at which a water body is considered unsuitable for swimming and related activities, which is 126 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water. From 2007-2011 the geometric means were 5, 7.6, 8.8, 3.8 and 3.0.

Over the course of the study, the department, working with volunteers from the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, collected and processed 1,619 samples from sites beginning at Bagnell Dam in 2007 and proceeding up the lake to Truman Dam this year. Over the five years of the study, 43 samples � or 2.6 percent � were in excess of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency�s single sample maximum recommend E. coli level for swimming beaches, which is 235 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water.

The Lake of the Ozarks study was funded by Ameren UE as part of the relicensing agreement for Bagnell Dam.

A link to a map of the 2011 sample areas and results is available on the department�s website at dnr.mo.gov/loz.htm. Sample results from previous years are also available online.

.

The above reprinted from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

 

Fri.. 10/7.....Possible Side Effect Band 8:30-12:30
Sat 10/8... Free Chicken Wings with Buckets of Beer
 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

   Honda Unveils New Marine Engine.........

 

Recently, Honda pulled the wraps off of their new flagship outboard marine engine, the BF250.  This 3.6 liter, 250 hp four-stroke outboard is the most powerful engine offered by Honda Marine, and features a full throttle RPM redline of 5,300 - 6,300, a new gearcase, and improvements cribbed from automotive and marine engine lines.  The BF250 will be available for sale at Honda Marine dealers nationwide........

 

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

.

Street Beat Band........  

 

StreetBeat will be appearing back in St. Louis this Friday night at our favorite STL joint, Backstreet Jazz and Blues in the Gold Tower in beautiful Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights Missouri from 9-1. Stop on by and bring your dancing shoes! Saturday Night we are playing a private party at the Harbor Point Yacht Club. Hope to see my boating friends there for the last Hurrah of the season!

Street Beat on YouTube   Click here

 

Randy and Mahdiah- Vocals, Jason Collins-bass & backing vocals, Larry Perlmutter-drums, Steve Hill-Guitar & backing vocals, Pete Zimmer, Keys

 

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

River History....

 

October 6, 2008 in River History


Four boaters from Elsberry, Mo were found dead in a houseboat Sunday afternoon, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning. The boat, a 35' King Craft, was on anchor near Tisdel Island in pool 25 of the Mississippi river, north of Hamburg, IL.

 

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Green Boat Propulsion Technology

    Steyr Takes On Partner For Hybrid Project........

 

Steyr Motors and Magneti Marelli have announced an agreement to develop marine hybrid propulsion systems by pairing Magnetti Marelli's electric drives and Steyr Motor's powertrain systems and lightweight diesel engines.  Steyr Motors intends to offer diesel/hybrid propulsion systems utilizing 2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines, in power output levels ranging from 25 to 225 kilowatts........

 

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

 

 

 October 8th.... 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois 

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video of a boat ride on the Mississippi River, with the Clark Bridge in the background........

 

        Click here to check out this video from youtube.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Y.C. Membership Meeting / Party
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sharky's..

 

GraftonBig Kahuna

We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5pm to 7pm and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all

 

John's Boat Harbor
First of the month - means statements - Be sure and check for your
winterization form in the same envelope.
 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

Sharky's
Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Sharky's..

 

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

 

Nina at Alton Marina 2007......File photo by Capt'n Tony Trice

 

Nina and Pinta at Grafton, Illinois

   

The Columbus ships Nina and Pinta are tied up at The Loading Dock this week and are offering daily tours.  The ships will be in Grafton until Monday, October 10th.

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Wednesday !

05 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

 

Tall Ships of Alton Pool

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Capt'n George Grissom

 

River Bill,

Pirates In Grafton last Sunday...... good thing we had Captain Tim and his ship...
 

George Grissom
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS II
Lake Center, Marina
 

Happy Birthday

Harold Page !

Click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Jeff and Sherri Easley

 

River Bill,

This is a pic of my wife's grandfather, Harold Page, and my son Brandon Easley at The Loading Dock touring the Nina and the Pinta ships.

 

Harold lives in Westville Il, up towards Chicago and visits your site daily. He will be 84 years old Monday, 10/3.
 

Thanks!
Jeff and Sherri Easley

 

 

RiverBill says...... We are a day or two late on the Birthday Greetings, but we sure hope that you had a great Birthday Harold !  

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from RiverBill and the entire crew.

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2010.........   was sent to us by Capt'n Dave Diederich who hails out of Alton marina in the boat ........Wind Dancer
 

 

Bill,

 

Chad Pedrackes Living Lands and Water barge heading downriver with a barge full of collected trash


Dave Diederich
Wind Dancer
Alton Marina

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale.... 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

 

Description

 

1993 54 ft Bluewater. Beautiful boat loaded with equipment. 

 

Listed at $159,000 OBO

 

Make an offer, very motivated seller.

 

Click here for more photos and information

 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor 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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/4/11
Subject: Dredging Operations between MM 142.5-143.6 ILR
NAVNOTICE # 2793


HYDRAULIC DREDGING OPERATIONS HAVE COMMENCED BETWEEN MM 142.5-143.6 ILR. DREDGING WILL BE PERFORMED 24HRS A DAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. A CROSSING LINE WILL BE IN USE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE DREDGE BUXTON II 30MIN PRIOR TO TRANSITING THE AREA FOR PASSING INSTRUCTIONS ON VHF-FM CH13, 16, OR 73. MARINERS ARE URGED TO TRANSIT AT THEIR SLOWEST SAFE SPEED TO MINIMIZE WAKE AND PROCEED WITH CAUTION AFTER PASSING ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

 

 

 

 

To:     ALL MARINERS
From:   Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/4/11
Subject: Dive Operations IVO MM 196.7 UMR - UPDATE
NAVNOTICE # 2792


COMMERCIAL DIVERS WILL BE CONDUCTING DIVE OPERATIONS IVO MM 196.7 UMR 400FT OFF THE LDB. DIVE OPERATIONS WILL BE FROM 7AM-6PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THERE WILL BE A DIVE BOAT ON SCENE MONITORING CH10. ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT ALONG THE RDB, PROCEED WITH CAUTION, AND TRANSIT AT THEIR SLOWEST SAFE SPEED TO FACILITATE THE DIVE OPERATIONS.

 

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Fall Hours Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am
 

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
1.00 Cans, DJ/Kareoke, Fish & Shrimp Combo Special
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

River Des Peres

   Cleanup Slated For Saturday........

 

In order to improve area neighborhoods and water quality in St. Louis and St. Louis County, the River des Peres Watershed Coalition and the Metropolitan Sewer District have collaborated with the Great Rivers Greenway District for the third annual River des Peres Trash Bash.    The clean up will run from 8 am through 1 pm on Saturday, October 8.  Registration will run from 8 to 8:30 am at Fultz Field and at Centennial Commons.  Volunteers will be provided with cleaning supplies........

 

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

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

The Great Lakes

    Report Claims Nutrients And Mussels Harm Lakes........

 

A report released on Tuesday declares the worst algae bloom outbreak in decades and a sharp decline in the Great Lakes fish populations has been caused by excessive nutrients and invasive mussels.  The National Wildlife Federation's report points to excess nutrient runoff from farmland and other sources as the catalyst for the algae blooms near shore.  Invasive mussels that arrived in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels are gobbling up plankton, causing fish higher up in the food chain to go hungry.  The NWF report states that scientist's predictions for the collapse of the Great Lakes ecosystem are coming true........

 

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

.

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Dock Hop, Saturday October 1. Hayride starts @ 1pm in front of Yacht Club. Prizes awarded @ 7pm in Sundowners.
 

 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

Metro East Boat Sales

    Fairview Heights Withdraws Boat Sales Ban........

 

Tuesday, the Fairview Heights City Council voted to withdraw a proposed ordinance that would ban residents and businesses living in commercial areas from selling motorized vehicles, including boats, on their property.  Some critics of the proposal stated that the proposal was not very well defined, and might have unintended consequences.  Others were unhappy because they want to be able to sell what they want on their own land.  The aldermen will put together a less stringent proposal........

 

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

.

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

  Lake Of The Ozarks

     Last Hurrah For 2011 Boating Season Saturday........

 

On Saturday, October 8th, boaters will be able to hit their favorite hotspots one last time during the 2011 boating season by participating in the Harbor Hop.  Boaters can enter in the poker run by dropping in at any of the participating checkpoints and registering.  Harbor hop participants are to assemble a 7 card poker hand that must be turned in at the checkpoint where the final card was drawn by 7 pm Saturday.  Winners will be informed by mail........

 

        Click here to read more form lakeexpo.com.  With Photo. 

 

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Boat Manufacturer

    Larger Montauk Released By Whaler........

 

Recently, Boston Whaler pulled the wraps off of their new larger 210 Montauk.  Ron Berman, vice president of product development and engineering for Boston Whaler stated that the popularity of the smaller Montauks and their value has been translated to the 210 Montauk, but on a larger scale.  The 210 Montauk will be offered as a boat/motor/trailer package featuring a 150 hp Mercury FourStroke, with an optional 200 hp FourStroke available........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois 

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video of a boat ride on the Mississippi River, with the Clark Bridge in the background........

 

        Click here to check out this video from youtube.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Y.C. Membership Meeting / Party
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sharky's..

 

GraftonBig Kahuna

We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5pm to 7pm and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all

 

John's Boat Harbor
First of the month - means statements - Be sure and check for your
winterization form in the same envelope.
 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

Sharky's
Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Sharky's..

 

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 Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Tuesday !

04 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

 

  

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Capt'n Steve Nonn who hails out of Alron Marina in the boat......... Nachta Yachta

 

Bill

A nice scene of the Alton Bridge as the sun sets last night as we head back to our home port ..Alton Marina

And a few more shots from our Sunday evening boat ride....


Thanks
Steve Nonn
Nachta Yachta

 

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

River Dawgs

Buddy and Macy

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2009.........   was sent in by Capt'n Phil. 

 

It's two river Dawgs, better know as 

Buddy and Macy

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

River Lots For Lease On Dardenne Slough

 

 

River front lots for lease on Dardenne Slough with electric, water and concrete pad for campers, You can build your own boat dock or just great for camping.

 

Yearly lease is $1,000 plus $500 deposit. Cheaper than renting a boat slip.

 

The location by water is just down stream from South Shore Boat Harbor in St. Charles County. By road at the intersection of Church Road and Seeburger Road take Elmer Dwyer Club Road to the river.

 

For additional information call 314-713-8702
 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

2005 Cruisers 340 Express                      Boat Dock For lease or Sale

                

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor 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 ......

 

No new navigation Notices

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


No new News Releases

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Summer Hours: Open 11:30AM Thursday -Sunday
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

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
 

PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Fall Hours begin Oct 6th..Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am

Metro East Levees

    Levee Repairs To Start Soon........

 

A few months ago, the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council approved a $151 million project to upgrade the levees between Alton and the Columbia Bottoms, and work is slated to begin early next year.  The project is intended to return the levees to 100 year flood levels.  Also, the Council is dealing with another partially related concern with the sanitary district levees, but the FEMA issues are the Council's main focus, as FEMA decertification could skyrocket insurance premiums.........

 

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

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Illinois River Near Peoria, Illinois

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video offering a behind the scenes peek at the new island construction along the Lower Peoria Lakes area of the Illinois River........

 

        Click here to check out this video from pjstar.com.

.

 

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Dock Hop, Saturday October 1. Hayride starts @ 1pm in front of Yacht Club. Prizes awarded @ 7pm in Sundowners.
 

 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

River History....

 

October 4, 2008  In River History


Presidential candidate Barack Obama has a called on the United States Congress to support efforts to save the Delta Queen riverboat.

 

 

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

  Lake Of The Ozarks

     Big Bass Bash Was Last Weekend........

 

Last weekend, over 1,600 fishermen entered the Big Bass Bash, and this tournament is one that pays to be lucky, as opposed to good.  Top honors, and the top pot of $50,000 went to Kirk Fisher, who reeled in a fish weighing in at 7.47 pounds.  The number two fish tipped the scales at 6.41 pounds, and earned Ed Tichachek a $20,000 paycheck.  Third place, and $10,000 was awarded to Terry Sieland, who caught a 6.16 pound lunker........

 

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

 

  Lake Of The Ozarks

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We Reeled in a photoshow from last weekend's Big Bass Bash Lake Of The Ozarks 2011.........

 

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

 

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    Caterpillar Unveils Pod And Joystick System........

 

Recently, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems announced that they have introduced marine pod and joystick propulsion solutions for recreational vessels.  There will now be integrated maneuvering and propulsion systems featuring Caterpillar marine engines and their proprietary Twin Disc QuickShift transmission technology.  In 2012, Caterpillar will have the joystick solution available, and in early 2014, the pod will be offered for Caterpillar marine engines producing less than 1,000 horsepower........

 

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

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    Mercury Takes Responsibility For CMD Line........

 

Mercury Marine will be taking over future responsibility for sales, distribution, service and support of the Cummins MerCruiser Diesel line of high-speed diesel marine engine systems, in displacements less than 5 liters.  This includes the Volkswagen TDI/SDI engine series.  The transfer of responsibilities has started, and is expected to continue into next year.  The move is intended to utilize Mercury's extensive sales, service and distribution outlets to better serve their customers........

 

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

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Y.C. Membership Meeting / Party
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sharky's..

 

GraftonBig Kahuna

We at the Big Kahuna and Grafton Harbor would like to thank all of our Customers for their continued patronage throughout the year. During month of October we will be serving Free Hot Wings on Friday nights from 5pm to 7pm and also will be doing Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Two drink minimum required. Thanks to all

 

John's Boat Harbor
First of the month - means statements - Be sure and check for your
winterization form in the same envelope.
 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

Sharky's
Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Sharky's..

 

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 Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

Mississippi River Journeys

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in an interesting video of the Red Bull Mississippi Grind, in which several skateboarders are taking a trip down the Mississippi River aboard a floating skate park, eventually arriving in New Orleans........

 

        Click here to check out this video from youtube.com.

 

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Monday !

03 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Boat at the RiverBend away from it's mooring in Alton, IL.

Looking at the "dock-side" of the boat

 

The Boat at the RiverBend just clearing the Clark Bridge

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  were sent to us by Jim Neumann who hails out of Alton Marina (I Dock) in the boat ...... Amber Waves

 

The Boat at the RiverBend

leaving it's mooring spot at Alton, IL

 

 

According to the Alton Telegraph

The 44,000 square foot, three story facility has been moored at Alton's Riverfront Park unused for over four years.  The vessel is slated to be relocated to Bailey Port, on the Tennessee River southeast of Paducah, Kentucky.  The custodians of the vessel may bring the vessel to the Paducah riverfront, and are working through permit issues at this time........

 

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

 

More Pictures of the Day

River Rats on Vacation

in Negril, Jamaica

 

 

Floyd's Pelican Bar

 

We-z and RiverBill's longtime friend Wayne Irving

at Floyd's Pelican Bar

 

Wayne Irving and Jason

 

 

Jason at the Bar in the Negril Police Station

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

More Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by We-Z & Jason who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat........We-Z Gone Wild
 

 

Hi River Bill!


We had a great time in Negril, Jamaica! Thanks for being our trip advisor!

 

We spent two days with your recommended cab driver, Wayne Irving. He took us to several places including Floyd's Pelican Bar, Peter Tosh's grave, the Push Cart Restaurant, and of course, to the police station for a cocktial.

 

We had a blast!!!! Thanks again for your suggestions!


We-Z & Jason
We-Z Gone Wild
Lake Center Marina

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in  2007......... were sent in by Laurel and Jim Anderson....They snapped a couple of pictures of the American Queen when it was in Pool 26 last weekend.

 

Hi Bill,

What a gorgeous day on the river the first day of October. It seemed we had the river all to ourselves - until the American Queen came by. It was a thrill to see -

Laurel and Jim Anderson

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale.... 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

 

Description

 

1993 54 ft Bluewater. Beautiful boat loaded with equipment. 

 

Listed at $159,000 OBO

 

Make an offer, very motivated seller.

 

Click here for more photos and information

 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

2005 Cruisers 340 Express                      Boat Dock For lease or Sale

                

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer

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

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

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Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

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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: 10/1/11
Subject: DIVING OPS 176.7 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2790


SUBJ: WESTERN RIVERS BNM NR 0477-11 UMSAFETY AND SCHEDULED BCSTS UNTIL CANCELLED USCG NOTICE TO MARINERS EIGHTH DISTRICT NR 0477-11 UMCANCEL WESTERN RIVERS BNM NR 0476-11 UMUPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVERCOMMERCIAL DIVERS WILL BE CONDUCTING DIVE OPERATIONS IVO MM 196.7 UMR400 FEET OFF THE LDB. DIVE OPERATIONS WILL BE FROM 7AM TO 6PM UNTILFURTHER NOTICE. THERE WILL BE A DIVE BOAT ON SCENE MONITORING CH 10.ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND AT THEIRSLOWEST SAFE SPEED TO FACILITATE THE DIVE OPERATIONS.BTNNNN



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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


No new News Releases

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Summer Hours: Open 11:30AM Thursday -Sunday
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

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
 

PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Fall Hours begin Oct 6th..Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am

Metro East Levees

   Sanitary Levees A Danger To Safety?

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asserting that 20 miles worth of sanitary district levees between Granite City and East St. Louis pose a risk to public safety.  Les Sterman, chief engineer for the Southwest Illinois Flood Protection District Council stated that the Corps' surveys of the levees have used standards not applied to other levee systems.  Sterman added that issues identified before had been repaired, and the Corps were advised........

 

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

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Illinois River Near Peoria, Illinois

    New Island Starting To Take Shape........

 

More than 15 years in the works, the first of three islands for the Peoria Lakes is starting to come together.  So far, over 70,000 cubic yards of dredged silt and river soil have been pumped into 60 and 100 foot long "geotextile" bags to form the island's perimeter.  More dredged material will fill up the interior of the island, and a rock jetty placed at the northern end of the island.  It is slated to be completed in 2012.  The islands are intended to recreate water depth diversity for fish........

 

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

 

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Dock Hop, Saturday October 1. Hayride starts @ 1pm in front of Yacht Club. Prizes awarded @ 7pm in Sundowners.
 

 

New hours Wed-Fri open @ 4pm Sat and Sun open at Noon

 

Wednesdays 4pm-close is "I'll Flip You For It!" Flip your quarter for your drink: Heads your drink is a quarter, tails your drink is full price

Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT! Ladies drink FREE 6pm-8pm! 1/2 price Appetizers 6pm-to-Close (for everyone!)

Fridays BBQ & Beer: Full Rack of Smoked Ribs, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans for $10.95 $10 Buckets of Beer

Sundays are $3 Bloody Mary's, $2 Margaritas, $1 Bud Light Drafts, 1/2 price Appetizers

 

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

 

River History....

 

October 3, 2008  In River History


The Oasis Bar and Grill had just re-opened their doors for business under new management......

 

The Illinois River was still over flood stage at the river cities of LaGrange, Hardin, Meradosia and Valley City

 

 

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

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/

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $65.00 per. engine, includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes anti freeze.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

Click here

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

  Riverwebcams.com

     River Web Cams Pictures are a Hit!

 

The riverwebcams pictures have been viewed as follows:

01 Sept - 09 Sept 2011
   webcam01 is Sharky's......   11,912
   webcam02 is RiverBills....... 11,074
  

What a great place to advertise your business ! 

 

Contact us for information on advertising your business on Riverwebcams.com or for prices on getting a webcam installed at your place......... riverbill@prodigy.net

 

Click here to go to

Riverwebcams.com

Grafton Harbor....       The Shark Taxi

Need to get your toes in the water and butt in the sand?
No Boat??  ....No Problem!!
The Shark Taxi is Available to take you to the island and back!
For only $10.00 you can go from Grafton Harbor to the beach for some fun in the sun!!

  Boat Manufacturer

     Scholarships Distributed By Brunswick........

 

Recently, Brunswick Corp. gave out scholarships to 28 children of employees of their marine dealerships across the U.S. and Canada.  The children will each receive $2,000 through the Brunswick Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program to help out with tuition.  The Scholarship program rewards civic involvement, leadership capabilities as well as academic excellence.  Scholarship winners were chosen by a committee of academicians from several universities........

 

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

 

End of Season Clearance

BIG DISCOUNTS ON 2011
YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

BOATS: THOUSANDS OF $$$ OFF
$1000. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
4.99% FINANCING FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN
WAVERUNNERS: SAVE HUNDREDS OF $$$
$500. IN
FREE ACCESSORIES
ZERO DOWN, 4.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS
PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $242 ON *2* WAVERUNNERS

2011 KAWASAKI ULTRA LX JET SKI
$9699.
FINANCING AS LOW AS 1.95%

CLOSE OUT PRICES ON ALL IN STOCK PONTOONS
CALL 636-947-0106 FOR DETAILS, OR BETTER YET,
JUST COME ON IN AND PICK OUT YOUR NEW WATERCRAFT

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

 

Boating Periodicals

   Magazine's Website To Re-Launch........

 

Tuesday, Boating World aims to unveil their newly re-designed website.  Visitors to the website will have access to features from the magazine, including boat tests, reviews of boating products, as well as advice.  There will also be videos that will include boat walk-throughs, interviews with representatives of the boating industry and even gaffs of the Boating World staff.  Site visitors will also have the ability to interact with each other........

 

        Click here to read this news story form tradeonlytoday.com.

 

        Click here to visit the Boating World website.

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

October 8 - 9, 2011  

    Lewis and Clark Historic site

    Flags Over the Mississippi/ Struggle for Empire



Flags Over the Mississippi/ Struggle for Empire - Struggling to build their New World empires, European nations fought for control of the rich resources of the Mississippi River valley…American, Spanish and French militia, as well as civilians, in period clothes participate in this weekend event.

 

 

Click here to go to Lewis and Clark State Historic Site website

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Y.C. Membership Meeting / Party
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm
Sharky's..

 

John's Boat Harbor
Suppose to be warm for a couple of weeks - so guess boating is not
over yet. Good - see you soon.

 

Kinder's Restaurant
It's a beautiful day and hope to see you here this weekend. We have 5 bottle buckets of beer for $11 every Sat and Sun.
 

Longshot Saloon

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend! We hope everyone drove safe and look forward to a great Bi-State Biker Bash on October 15th!
 

 

Palisades Yacht Club

‎$1.50 BUDLIGHT long necks during the RAMS game....all season long!

 

Jessica Hovanec
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our awesome patrons today! Because of you the Rat Run was a success at PYC! :)
 

 

 

Polestar Boating Center

$10,000 Dock Giveaway!
Announcing our new website and free harbor wide Wi-Fi!
Polestar Boating Center
is giving away 1 year of
FREE DOCK RENTAL

 


Port Charles Harbor
TOWING.....We Monitor Channel 16

 

 

Sharky's
Con Trios Y.C. Membership Meeting / Party
Saturday, October 8 at 2:00pm..

 

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 Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

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

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Overturned hull of Job Site 2


BOSTON - The 24-foot pleasure boat Job Site 2 lays about five miles east of Cape Porpoise, Maine, where it capsized with four men aboard, Sep. 30, 2011. The boat's master was able to send out a Mayday distress call before entering the 63-degree water wearing survival suits and life jackets.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady.

 

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

John's Boat 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

Polestar Boating Center....................... Click here

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

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

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

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

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis..Click here 

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

 

World Wide Marine Training...................Click here

Mississippi River Journeys

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in an interesting video of the Red Bull Mississippi Grind, in which several skateboarders are taking a trip down the Mississippi River aboard a floating skate park, eventually arriving in New Orleans........

 

        Click here to check out this video from youtube.com.

 

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's the Weekend !

Sat, Sun.. 01, 02 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of Two Branch Marina area of the River in the boat..... SHp of Fools

 

 

 

A Foggy River Morning

 

RiverBill says... Great pic Debbie
 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

More Pics from Mary Tiemann's Birthday Party

Mary and the girls...  Mary don't have her face covered in this one.

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ......  More pictures from last Thursday night's birthday party for Mary Tiemann from Scott Rupich and Scott Tiemann......

 

RiverBill says... Thanks for the pictures Scott Rupich and Scott Tiemann

Another Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Lisa Schroeder and Matt Cowick of the boat...... of the Never Again

 

 

 

Hi River Bill,

We went out Saturday for a ride with friends, and noticed a Bald Eagle perched on an old tree in the Dardeene Slough - he was so beautiful, and luckily, our friend Kim had her nice camera with us and took these wonderful pictures. What an awesome sight!

Lisa Schroeder/Matt Cowick
of the Never Again
 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Route B bridge

over Dardenne Creek Opens

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Joe Kaufman, aka... Mississippi Joe.

 

Bill,

 

The Route B bridge over Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County that is one of the Safe and Sound bridge projected re-opened Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:00pm. The construction to remove and completely replace the bridge deck or driving surface started on August 15th and is completed three days ahead of schedule. Thanks to MoDot and Gershenson Construction Company for completing the project on time and not shutting the bridge down during the spring and early summer flood waters. The timing is great for all the fall festivities and everyone that resides on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Great job!!!!!!!!!!

See ya on the water

Mississippi Joe

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks to Mississippi Joe for the picture and news ! 

 

Highway B runs along the upper end of the Missouri side of pool 26.  The bridge construction cut the up river boaters off from the rest of the pool when cruising in their landyachts, heading down river.    Alternate routes added miles and miles.

Another Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Rowing the Mississippi River

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

More Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat..... Ship of Fools.

 

 

Bill,

 

Ute and Juergen from Bonn, Germany on their 5th week boating the Mississippi River. She is a 29 year old surgeon and her dad is a retired judge, so very interesting! They were going to pitch a tent in our harbor, and needless to say we asked them to stay at the riverhouse. They will be heading towards New Orleans this morning, they are half way there!

 

Here is their blog to follow them on http://rowingthemississippi.blogspot.com

Debbie Moore

 

Click here to go to The Bemidji Pioneer for news article on Ute and Juergen's trip

Another Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Setting new Buoy's

Click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day ...... is of the US Coast Guard setting new buoys on the Mississippi River near UMR 220 last Tuesday.
 

 

Click here to go to North Shore Marina & North Shore Ice & Fuel facebook page

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Alton Sunset

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2009---- was sent ot us by Steve Nonn, who hails out of Alton Marina

 

 

Hi Bill,

Here is a sunset at the Alton bridge as Capt. Billy Moyer brings in his boat Copier Cat into the Alton Marina Sunday evening. Great day on the river!

Steve Nonn
Alton Marina

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

IVY Club J. Holt Thomas Regatta

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2010 ----  were sent to us by Capt'n Gary Hunt who hails out of the Ivy Club in Peoria, IL on the cruiser..... Lien On Me.

 

 

Bill,

 

I got a few pics of the annual Memorial J. Holt Thomas Regatta hosted by The Ivy Club last weekend. Our club hosts this event annually and draws some of the top racing sailors from the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association District 4. This years regatta was attended by sailors from Peoria, IL, Springfield, IL, Racine, WI, and I believe Mendelin, Indiana. I'm sure I've failed to mention someone. I believe there were 18 boats present this year. Although most of us powerboaters have very little involvement in the regatta, our hats are off to another well done job by the sailing fleet. They represented our club well in sailing and superbly in hospitality.


Gare
"Lien On Me"

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  Cabin On The Illinois River

 

 

CABIN ON ILLINOIS RIVER FOR SALE BY OWNER!

800 SQ FT CABIN LOCATED NORTH OF KAMPSVILLE, IL ON 200 FEET OF RIVER FRONTAGE. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH CABIN INCLUDES REFRIGERATOR, STOVE, WASHER/DRYER COMBO, WOOD BURNING STOVE AND BOAT DOCK. LARGE DECK OVERLOOKING THE RIVER.

 

GREAT VACATION SPOT WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 

MOTIVATED SELLER - $53,000.00

 

CALL (618)653-4428 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
 

BACK TO TOP

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

   

2005 Cruisers 340 Express                      Boat Dock For lease or Sale

                

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

Click here for.pdf Event Flyer


This weekend at My River Home/Longshot Saloon we have our Rat Rally. This means Saturday and Sunday are going to be a big party on the River - Everyone is welcome!

For our marina customers, the back entrance will be open so you are not inconvenience in any way.

Saturday & Sunday - Parties all day long!

Hope you all can make it out.

MRH Staff

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

Mississippi River

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                               Click here

 

Alton 

Click here

 

Illinois River

 

   Hardin                                                      LaGrange

 Click here                                                                          Click here

 

Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                                       Washington, Mo

Click here                                                                          Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 


	
	

 	

 

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Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

 

 

Great Things Happening in Grafton This Weekend!!

Nina and the Pinta Have Arrived!!....Friday, Sept.30 through Sunday Oct. 9th

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival
Come enjoy the weekend with us in beautiful Grafton, Illinois!
2 Blocks Upriver From Grafton Harbor.

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011
Booths open at 11am both days and close at 11 pm on Sat and 6:00pm on Sun

Awesome Food Tent and Cold Beer Tent!!

Come see the Clydesdale horse on Sunday from 2 – 4 and the QEM Fire District will be there Saturday and Sunday with a fire truck and Fire Pup.

Live music this year provided by Alone and Dying on Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday The Five and Dimers will play from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grand raffle, quilt raffle, Sweet Shop, Snack Shack, Country Store, kids games, I Dood It!, Bingo, Basket raffle . . . ALL YOUR FAVORITES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!
 

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: 9/30/11
Subject: EXPOSED PIPELINE IVO MM 196.7 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2784


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT THAT THERE IS 65 FEET OF EXPOSED PIPELINE IVO MM 196.7 UMR. THE PIPELINE IS SUSPENDED ABOVE THE WATER 400 FEET OFF THE LDB. ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.BTNNNN


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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol


No new News Releases

 

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

 RiverBills shorts are For Sale at North Shore Ice and Fuel, Palisades Yacht Club and Longshot Saloon.

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Boat At The Riverbend, Still At The Riverbend........

 

Even though the former Boat at the Riverbend was supposed to be removed from the Alton riverfront Friday, as of Friday evening, the vessel was still there.  The 44,000 square foot, three story facility has been moored at Alton's Riverfront Park unused for over four years.  The vessel is slated to be relocated to Bailey Port, on the Tennessee River southeast of Paducah, Kentucky.  The custodians of the vessel may bring the vessel to the Paducah riverfront, and are working through permit issues at this time........

 

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

 

This Weekend....

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Missouri River Near St. Charles, Missouri

    Bangert Island Has Been Reopened........

 

Recently, the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department reopened the Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area after the flooding Missouri River closed it for several months.  The access to the island had been underwater since May........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Lakefront Properties In Jeopardy........

 

Thousands of property owners around the Lake of the Ozarks were recently notified that all or portions of their homes and other structures had been constructed on land belonging to Amren Missouri's Bagnell Dam and Osage hydroelectric project.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released an order requiring the removal of all non-conforming structures.  Amren has appealed to FERC on their ruling, and would like to redraw the boundaries of the hydropower project, eliminating most, if not all of the property issues........

 

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

 

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Nina at Alton Marina 2007......File photo by Capt'n Tony Trice

 

Mississippi River Near Grafton, Illinois

    Columbus Ships Return To Grafton........

 

The Columbus ships Nina and Pinta tied up at The Loading Dock this week and began offering tours of the vessels Friday.  The Columbus ships dropped in on Grafton a few years ago as a fluke of nature.  At that time, the ships were originally slated to moor in Alton, but water levels were too low at the Alton Marina.  Visitor enthusiasm is the reason for the ships return this year, as 10,000 visitors checked out the ships during their last appearance........

 

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

Paddling News

    Missouri River Kayak Race On For Sunday.......

 

Sunday, the second annual Race to the Dome canoe and kayak race will take to the Missouri River.  The race was originally slated for June, but flooding canceled the event.  There will be two races, a 15.8 mile course that runs between Hartsburg to Jefferson City, and a 26.6 mile long course running between Providence and Jefferson City.  The Race to the Dome is a charity event that benefits Missouri River Relief and their efforts........

 

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

 

 


 

Saturday ....  Oct. 1, 2011

    Memorial for Harold Hawkins

   

 

 

 

A memorial for Harold Hankins will be Saturday 10/1 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Harbor Point's clubhouse for family and friends. There will be a boat procession at 3:00 towards Alton Bridge to lay him to rest if you would like to join.

Harbor Point Yacht Club Family & Friends

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Summer Hours: Open 11:30AM Thursday -Sunday
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

 

PYC Chili Cook Off 10/16/11.. Music by One Stand band
 

PYC 70th Anniversary Party & Customer Appreciation Pig Roast Dinner 11/12/11

 

1.50 Bud Light Bottles During Sunday Rams Games

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

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Fall Hours begin Oct 6th..Thur thru Sat opening at 2pm& Sun at 11:30am

Our Boating Family.....

    Dick Proetz

   

The following email is from Con Trios Member Dick ("Trader Dick") Proetz daughter Carla, fo