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

10-21-11 - 10-31-11

 

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 THURSDAY !

27 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 Captain Frank Cunetto

 

 

Fog Bank at Two Branch

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Joe, Bobby and Lionel of Rail

Click pic to enlarge

 

Yesteryear's Picture of this Day in 2010.........  was sent to us by Capt'n Brad Blanton who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat............ The Busted Flush

 

 

Hi Bill,

I took this photo on Saturday afternoon at the Alton Marina. There are about 6 college aged people living aboard this pontoon boat traveling from MN to New Orleans . They are singing and acting their way down the Mississippi . They have been stuck at Alton Marina with engine trouble for the last couple of weeks but are expected to move on this week.


Brad Blanton
Aboard
The Busted Flush

www.xtremelytropical.com


 

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 HorizonsHarbor: 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

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer                        2006 Crownline 262 EX      

Sold !                                        

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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This Saturday, October 29th is our Annual Halloween Costume Party at the Longshot Saloon.
Hope you can make it down, weather is suppose to be nice and hope for another weekend of boating.  Hope to see you soon! ....MRH Staff

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

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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Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website      Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!   $1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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

 

10/25/2011 ...DROWNING...... BULL SHOALS LAKE ... Click here
OCCURRED AS VICTIM'S CANOE DRIFTED FROM SHORE. VICTIM ATTEMPTED TO SWIM TO CANOE FOR RETRIEVAL AND SUBMERGED.

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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.

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River Near St. Charles, Missouri

    Body Found In Water Has Been Identified........

 

Tuesday, two women hiking the Katy Trail along the Missouri River in St. Charles discovered what appeared to be a human body.  The women called 911, and the responding firefighters recovered the body from the river.  A Highway Patrol trooper arriving on the scene stated that the body may be related to a suicide case from September.  Authorities have positively identified the remains as a 51 year old man that had jumped from the Discovery Bridge in early September........

 

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

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Sad News:
    Bruce Smith (9/22/1958 - 10/26/2011) Funeral Arrangements update:


Bruce Smith, Husband of 27 years to Cindra Smith, passed away about 4 AM Wednesday morning (October 26th) after a long battle with Cancer.

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday the 29th from 4 PM to 8 PM at

Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO, 63301

Services: Sunday at 12 PM (Noon) from Baue Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Family’s wishes.

Our Condolences and Prayers go out Cindra and Dustin.

 

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Music  Loose Change

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29   Music St. Louis Dogs

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28    Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

October 29, 2011

    Kinder's Halloween Party



Kinder's Restaurant  is holding their Halloween party on October 29, 2011.... Rail is playing, Costume contest and prizes

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

Oct. 22 River City Blues Band

Oct. 29 Wil Smith karaoke & Halloween Party with costume contest & a $75 1st prize, $50 2nd, & $25 3rd.

 

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

Pirate News

    Queen Anne's Revenge Gives Up Another Cannon........

 

Wednesday, marine archaeologists recovered another cannon from the wreck of Blackbeard's pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.  The eight foot long, 300 pound cannon is covered in a mixture of sand and ocean debris called "concretion".  It could take up to eight years for archaeologists to crack through the concretion.  There have been artifacts embedded in the concretion attached to other cannons recovered from the wreck, including gold dust, lead shot and bits of rope........

 

        Click here to read this news story from abcnews.go.com.  With Videos.

 

WINTER HOURS

SUNDAY-MONDAY: CLOSED

TUESDAY -FRIDAY: 9-5 P.M.

SATURDAY: 9-4 P.M.

2012 YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

ARE HERE - STOP BY AND TAKE A LOOK!

(REMAINING 2011 MODELS AT CLOSE OUT PRICES)

CALL US FOR YOUR WINTERIZATION

AND SHRINK WRAP NEEDS

OUTSIDE STORAGE IS STILL AVAILABLE

636-947-0106

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

 

Boat Gas

    Study Shows E15 Damages Marine Engines........

 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy released the results of two studies of the effects of using fuel containing 15% ethanol in marine applications.  There were significant issues found in outboard, sterndrive and inboard applications when fueled with 15% ethanol, including damage to engine components and increases in exhaust emissions.  Another issue found with engines using E15 fuel is an increase in fuel consumption.........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com

Street Beat Band........  

 

StreetBeat will be appearing back in Alton Illinois this Friday and Saturday nights at Chez Marylin from 9-1. This is our favorite joint over here! Stop on by to hear the newest members, Andre and Fernando……New songs, fun times……oh yeah, and bring your dancing shoes!

PS…..All the cool kids will be there!
 

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

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 

River History....

October 27 , 2007 in River History


The city of Grafton, Illinois dedicated their new lighthouse in ceremonies on the city's riverfront as a symbol of hope, gratitude, community and perseverance.

The symbolic lighthouse was of the vision of the late Larry Wright, owner of Grafton's Tara Point. He wanted to erect a beacon of Grafton’s recovery after the town made national and international news in August of 1993 for being nearly washed away
by that year's flood waters.....

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photo of a sailboat maneuvering on the Mississippi River, with the Clark Bridge in the background........

 

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

 

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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

Palisades Yacht Club

River Updates from facebook

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Everybody don"t forget to make plans now for the Holloween Party at the Big Kahuna on the 29th. Costume contest with judging and winner announced at 9pm. Loose Change will be Rockin the waters from 8-12. Wear your best costume and lets get crazy.
 

John's Boat Harbor
One lonely fisherman today. Oh well, lucky he was out. Hope he caught some fish.
 

Kinder's Restaurant
Halloween Party is October 29th w/ Rail playing!!!! Costume contest and prizes to the top winners!!! Hope to see you all there!
 

Have one room still available for Sat. nite.

 

 

The Longshot Saloon
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY! REMEBER WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. WEATHER IS STILL PRETTY NICE FOR A BOAT RIDE, ESPECIALLY TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS!
 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!

 

Polestar Boating Center
Last week to enter for the $10,000 Dock Giveaway! Click this link for an entry form: http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com/10k_giveaway_entry_form.pdf


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

Sharky's
GO CARDS! JUST 2 TO GO. Sharky's World Series Game Day Specials:
Open Thursday at 4 PM
FREE Appetizer Buffet during the game.
Spin the Bottle for discounts from $.25 to FREE on your drinks.
A TIM & DUTCH HOME RUN SPECIAL!!! (Who knows what that may be!)
 

Halloween Party - Costume Contest - The RAIL Band - Friday the 28th. Over 21 only after 8 PM. We are still open Thursday - Friday at 4 PM, Saturday - Sunday at 11 AM. Come on out and enjoy the deck while the weather holds out.
 

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
It's that time of year :( No more regular hours @ Sundowners. Thanks for a great season, watch for us on RiverBills.com and here on FB for upcoming events! See you soon!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

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

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow................   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

From Facebook

    St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

The St. Louis District goes live tomorrow (10-27-11) at 10 am and 1 pm during HEC-TV Live: The Science Behind Rivers and Dams, a web-based educational show. Representatives from the District will be discussing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' navigation mission and its role in sustaining the Mississippi River Watershed. Viewers can also submit questions for the panelists during the show. The site goes "live" moments before the 10 am show and again moments before the 1 pm show.

 

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Wednesday !

26 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Flying High

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Captain Rick Estes of the boat......... Y2Katy

 


Hey, Bill,


We had a great time Sunday, with a larger crew than normal. Cruised down to Palisades Yacht Club, had a leisurely lunch, saw a pirate ship, watched airplanes takeoff and land, enjoyed the beautiful colors on the bluffs. A couple of landlubbers on board the Y2Katy were quite amazed at what you can see on the river. That's me and Dennis after he "docked?" the plane. We went to high school together "decades" ago!

Go Hawks!!

See, ya on the river, buddy!
Rick

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

RAIL

Joe, Bobby and Lionel of Rail

Click pic to enlarge

 

Yesteryear's Picture of this Day in 2010.........  was of Joe, Bobby and Lionel of the band RAIL at Sundowners Halloween Party in 2010
 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  2006 Crownline 262 EX

 

Description

2006 CROWNLINE 262 EX

 

Bought new. 350 MAG MPI w/Bravo III outdrive provides 300HP. Many standard features including cabinet w/sink, ladders on bow and stern, pressurized water system and lots of storage room.

 

Options include Sport Package, Full Canvas plus extra screen sections, Bow Filler Cushions, Razor Graphics, Air Actuated Drain System, Corsa Quick & Quiet exhaust, Dual Battery Switch w/Dual Battery Charger, Trim Tabs, Premium Sony Stereo System w/Sub Woofer, Stainless Steel Props, Pump Out Head (Never Used), Fresh Water Wash Down on Bow & Stern, Bow, Cockpit and Full Mooring Cover and Custom Prestige Tandem Trailer.

Click on pic above to enlarge

360 hours. Expertly maintained.

$47,500.

Contact Gary at 314-602-4144.

 

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

 

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer                        2006 Crownline 262 EX      

Sold !                                        

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

Click flyer to enlarge

This Saturday, October 29th is our Annual Halloween Costume Party at the Longshot Saloon.
Hope you can make it down, weather is suppose to be nice and hope for another weekend of boating.  Hope to see you soon! ....MRH Staff

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

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 flyer for larger .pdf file

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website      Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!   $1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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 Reports
 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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.

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River Near Labadie, Missouri

   Coal Ash Landfill Approved Near River........

 

Tuesday, the Franklin County Commissioners approved Amren Missouri's proposal to construct a 400 acre coal ash landfill adjacent to their Labadie power plant, and the nearby Missouri River.  The plan had met opposition from the Labadie Environmental Organization, who are concerned about the potential for trace metals such as arsenic and mercury leaching into the Missouri River and groundwater........

 

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

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Public Notices Open For Comment

   Posted on the US Army Corps Of Engineers Website.....

 

  1. P-2811: ADM Grain requests Section 10 authorization to conduct periodic maintenance excavation within their existing barge loading facility. The permit is requested for emergency excavation needs or during extreme low river conditions to allow for continued operations. The project is located at ADM Grain’s existing river terminal, along the right descending bank of the Mississippi River at approximate river mile 184, in St. Louis County, Missouri. The public notice comment period opens October 28, 2011 and closes November 17, 2011.

          Click here for more information on the above notice

 

 

 

Missouri Regional Conditions for 2012 Nationwide Permits: On March 1, 2011, the St. Louis District issued an initial public notice of the proposed regional conditions to ensure activities authorized by the proposed 2012 Nationwide Permits result in no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment. Based on public comments received and subsequent agency coordination, we have modified the initial version of the regional conditions. Specifically, we have added two new regional conditions. One new condition applies to NWP 23 and one applies to listed waters that provide habitat for sensitive aquatic resources. Additionally, we have made revisions to other regional conditions, including Regional Condition 1 for stream crossings. A copy of the revised regional conditions can be found at: http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/regulatory/NWP_2012/MO/MORegCon.pdf.
 

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

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

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Music  Loose Change

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29   Music St. Louis Dogs

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28    Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

Click here for MS Word flyer

Boat Sold on RiverBills.....

 

Bill,

 

Thanks for the help with the sale of our Sea Ray. I listed it only on River Bill’s but due to the Global Reach of the River Bill Network; the boat sold!

Thanks...
Ernie and Sue Moretti .

 

WINTER HOURS

SUNDAY-MONDAY: CLOSED

TUESDAY -FRIDAY: 9-5 P.M.

SATURDAY: 9-4 P.M.

2012 YAMAHA BOATS & WAVERUNNERS

ARE HERE - STOP BY AND TAKE A LOOK!

(REMAINING 2011 MODELS AT CLOSE OUT PRICES)

CALL US FOR YOUR WINTERIZATION

AND SHRINK WRAP NEEDS

OUTSIDE STORAGE IS STILL AVAILABLE

636-947-0106

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

 

Missouri River Near St. Charles, Missouri

    Body Discovered Near The River........

 

On Tuesday, a badly decomposed body was discovered by hikers along the Mississippi River near Highway 370........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from kmov.com.  With Photos.

 

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

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    1Q Results In For Twin Disc........

 

Twin Disc reported their first quarter results on Tuesday.  Typically the weakest quarter of the year, the first quarter saw an improvement from 1Q '11's $61.4 million to $81.3 million.  Net earnings for 1Q '12 were 9.6 million, 83 cents per diluted share, as opposed to $2.7 million, or 24 cents per diluted share during 1Q'11.  Gross margins for 1Q'12 were 37.8%, compared to a 32.6% gross margin during 1Q'11........

 

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

 

Twin Disc provides many segments of the marine market with transmissions, drives, props and electronic controls........

River History....

October 26 , 1909 in River History


President William Taft arrived in Cape Girardeau aboard the riverboat Oleander.  Accompanying the president was Vice President James S. Sherman, 177 members of the US Congress, numerous state governors and several local dignitaries and business leaders from the Mississippi River valley.

 

The presidential river tour was sponsored by the Lakes-to-Gulf Deep Waterway Association, organized to lobby Congress to appropriate money to develop and maintain a 9-foot navigation channel on the Mississippi River.
Click here to read more in the SoutheastMissourian.com
 

October 26 & 27 , 2002 in River History


The Grafton Ferry Grand Opening Weekend was October 26 & 27, 2002.  The ferry began regular operation the following week.  The ferry has since closed

 

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Asian Carp Update

    Media Onslaught Launched On Carp........

 

Recently, The Tourism Improving Michigan's Economy Alliance launched an ad campaign on radio as well as online to garner the support of the public as well as industry to keep Asian carp out of Michigan's waterways.  Congress has introduced legislation to keep the carp out of Lake Michigan.  The bill requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to to conduct a study to determine the best method to permanently separate the Mississippi River Basin form the Great Lakes........

 

        Click here to read more from tradeonlytoday.com.

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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 Updates from facebook

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Everybody don"t forget to make plans now for the Holloween Party at the Big Kahuna on the 29th. Costume contest with judging and winner announced at 9pm. Loose Change will be Rockin the waters from 8-12. Wear your best costume and lets get crazy.
 

John's Boat Harbor
Another beautiful day, Several boaters are enjoying the river. Suppose to be rain tomorrow, hope our Cardinals are back in shape. Just need to forget about game 5.
 

The Longshot Saloon
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY! REMEBER WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. WEATHER IS STILL PRETTY NICE FOR A BOAT RIDE, ESPECIALLY TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS!
 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!

 

Polestar Boating Center
Last week to enter for the $10,000 Dock Giveaway! Click this link for an entry form: http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com/10k_giveaway_entry_form.pdf


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

Sharky's
Halloween Party - Costume Contest - The RAIL Band - Friday the 28th. Over 21 only after 8 PM. We are still open Thursday - Friday at 4 PM, Saturday - Sunday at 11 AM. Come on out and enjoy the deck while the weather holds out.
 

 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
It's that time of year :( No more regular hours @ Sundowners. Thanks for a great season, watch for us on RiverBills.com and here on FB for upcoming events! See you soon!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

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

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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

 

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

 

Mississippi River Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Hydropower Project Nearing Completion........

 

Near Minneapolis, a $35 million hydropower project is nearing completion.  The Lower St. Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project is being constructed by Brookfield Renewable Power with assistance from Nelson Energy.  The project will utilize 16 turbines mounted in an auxiliary lock at the Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Power production is slated to begin later this year........

 

        Click here to read this news article from finance-commerce.com.  With Photo.

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

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow................   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 Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

   Hydropower Project Nearing Completion........

 

Near Minneapolis, a $35 million hydropower project is nearing completion.  The Lower St. Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project is being constructed by Brookfield Renewable Power with assistance from Nelson Energy.  The project will utilize 16 turbines mounted in an auxiliary lock at the Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Power production is slated to begin later this year........

 

        Click here to read this news article from finance-commerce.com.  With Photo.

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Tuesday !

25 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

Our Last Ride of the Season

Click to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Captain George n Cindy Bray who hail out of Alton marina in the boat.........  The Happy Ending.

 


Hi. Thanks for a great season Riverbills. This was shot tonight about 6:30 on Captain Jim Neumanns boat.

Your pals
Captain George n Cindy Bray
The Happy Ending
The Alton Marina

Get Out. Be Happy. Have Fun.

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Marty Perty and Jessica

Marty cooked up the "Other White Chili" to win the Palisades Chili Cook-off in 2010

 

Watching the Mizzou Game Saturday nite!

 

David Cantini playing the Tunes

Click pic to enlarge

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of this Day in 2010.........  were from Palisades Yacht Club's 2010 Chili cook-off.

 

Lots and lots of different kinds of chili and fixings....... All Very Good.  The prize went to Marty Petrie with his "The Other White Chili." 
 

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                        2006 Crownline 262 EX      

Sold !                                        

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

Click flyer to enlarge

This Saturday, October 29th is our Annual Halloween Costume Party at the Longshot Saloon.
Hope you can make it down, weather is suppose to be nice and hope for another weekend of boating.  Hope to see you soon! ....MRH Staff

 

   Click here ...My River Home website

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 flyer for larger .pdf file

Click here for Big Kahuna Menu

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website      Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!   $1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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 Reports
 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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.

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near Granite City, Illinois

      Port District Pitching Trade Development Agencies........

 

Monday, Illinois state and federal officials met with representatives from America's Central Port in Granite City to discuss advantages for the export industry that have not been fully utilized.  At this time, a new south harbor is under construction that will afford additional intermodal transit along the Mississippi River as well as access to four interstate highways and major railroads.  Currently, Illinois is the largest exporter in the Midwest, and the fourth largest nationwide........

 

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

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From FaceBook.....

   St. Louis Boat & Sports Show

 

click here.

 

 

Click here to go to the St. Louis Sports Show Facebook page

Click here to go to the Stateamind website

 

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Music  Loose Change

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29   Music St. Louis Dogs

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28    Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

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 Sales

    Sales Of Powerboats Sees Growth........

 

After six years of negative growth, September marked the second straight month of positive growth in the 15 foot and larger powerboat segment.  Sales of outboards rose by 5.1%.  The decline in sales of sterndrive and jet boats has been slowing over the past few months.  Sales were down about 4% for the sterndrive/jetboat segment.  Skiboat sales were down by about 5%, while personal watercraft sales were down by around 6%.  Sales of outboard sportfishing boats were down by about 3%........

 

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

 

Grafton Harbor Happenings.........

 

Grafton Harbor Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct 29
Music by Loose Change  Costume Judging 8:00
Hottest, Cutest, Scariest, Most Nautical
Games include: Bobbing for Shots and In Search of the Great Pumpkin

Reminder
Free Slip Rental at Grafton Harbor Until March of 2012
When you put $1000.00 Down Towards Next Years Slip Rental!!
Slips are VERY LIMITED!!
618-786-7678

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

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    News Release.......

   

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced it will open the National Levee Database (NLD) for public access with a series of public webinars beginning Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability for the first time on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.

“The National Levee Database is the first critical step in understanding levee systems in the United States, including the benefits and potential risks they pose for the communities in which they exist,” said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE special assistant for dam and levee safety. “Although the current database currently contains levee information within the USACE program, we are working closely with other federal, state and local agencies to include the information on other levees on a voluntary basis.”

The database includes attributes of levees and floodwalls relevant to flood fighting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and inspection. Because the location and characteristics of levee systems can be viewed on a map with real-time data from other sources, such as stream gauges and weather radar, it is a useful tool for a variety of public agencies and individuals including flood plain managers, emergency management agencies, levee system sponsors and citizens who live or work behind a levee.

Currently the NLD includes information on more than 14,700 miles of levees systems that are associated with USACE programs, but this is just a fraction of the estimated 100,000 miles of levees estimated to be nationwide.

The database will be available at http://nld.usace.army.mil

USACE will host three webinars: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. EDT and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. EDT. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required at: http://nld.usace.army.mil/publicrollout.

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Boat Manufacturer

    Temporary Receivership Granted In Fountain Case........

 

In order to protect the interests of all parties involved, North Carolina Business Court Judge James Gale appointed Ronald Glass and the firm GlassRatner Advisory & Capitol Group as temporary receiver of all borrower defendants, all assets and equity of all borrower defendants, as well as capitol stock and/or membership interests of all defendants.  Borrower defendants include American Marine Holdings, Donzi Marine, Pro-Line Boats, Fountain Powerboats LLC and Baja By Fountain to name a few.........

 

        Click here to read this news article from tradeonlytoday.com

Missouri Department of Conservation

    Fishing lake Taneycomo

 

SPRINGFIELD Mo -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be placing fish habitat in the upper mile of Lake Taneycomo to increase fishing opportunities below Table Rock Dam. Periods of heavy hydropower generation increase the water flow in this area, leaving trout vulnerable to swift currents and limiting fishing access for wade and bank fishermen. Deeper pools, overhead structure, and feeding niches are limited.

Installation of boulder clusters should provide trout with additional areas for resting and feeding. In addition, these structures will provide anglers with more accessible fishing habitat during all periods of generation. Habitat structures should also create scours directly downstream, increasing habitat and holding areas for trout and, in turn, increasing angler success.

Empire District Electric Company staff located at Powersite Dam will be requesting a drawdown of Lake Taneycomo to improve the operations of Powersite Dam lake level control. MDC plans to utilize this drawdown period to use large equipment near the lake to place the boulder clusters. The lake drawdown began Oct. 22 and the habitat improvement project is scheduled to begin Oct. 28.

During this time, multiple machines will be used to move large boulders into areas designated by fisheries biologists. Anglers should be aware of machinery and work being conducted in the area, but angling will still be available in the areas habitat is being placed and MDC staff will be on site to monitor placement of habitat and answer any questions.

This study is part of the Table Rock Lake National Fish Habitat Initiative, a project designed to maintain and improve fish habitat in Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. This project is a joint effort of MDC, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations and is designed to be a pilot project for a broader national program focused on habitat protection and restoration in reservoirs throughout the country.

 

 

The above reprinted from Missouri Department of Concervation website

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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 Updates from facebook

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Everybody don"t forget to make plans now for the Holloween Party at the Big Kahuna on the 29th. Costume contest with judging and winner announced at 9pm. Loose Change will be Rockin the waters from 8-12. Wear your best costume and lets get crazy.
 

The Longshot Saloon
WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. AND DON'T FORGET THAT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!
 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!


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

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
It's that time of year :( No more regular hours @ Sundowners. Thanks for a great season, watch for us on RiverBills.com and here on FB for upcoming events! See you soon!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

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

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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

 

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

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    3Q Results In For Caterpillar........

 

Monday, Caterpillar released their third quarter results.  3Q profits per share were up 40%, from 3Q '10's $1.22 per share to $1.71 per share.  Profits were up 44% for the third quarter, from 3Q'10's  $792 million to $1.14 billion.  Sales and revenues for the third quarter were an all time record at $15.7 billion, up 41% from $11.1 billion during the third quarter of 2010.  Total sales and revenues are anticipated to be around $58 billion for the year........

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow................   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 MONDAY !

24 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

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

 


It's a picture of

Sunday Morning's Sunrise


 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of this Day in 2010.........  was a late night shot of Palisades Yacht Club taken by RiverBills.com


 

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!
 

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New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer                         2006 Crownline 262 EX      

 

 

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

Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!
$1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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 Reports
 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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.

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River Management

    Missouri River Plan Meetings Starting........

 

This week, meetings about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Missouri River management plans for next year are beginning.  The first meeting will be in Omaha, with others running through November 3rd in the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.  The plan that the Corps put together involves getting rid of floodwaters accumulated this year, without clearing any additional water storage space........

 

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

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More on Asian Carp

 

Bill:

Seems to be in the news everyday in the Great Lakes area. I'd hate to see them get into the Great lakes.

"Wonder Fish" turns into Environmental piranha... Click here

 

"Carp Diem.... Seizing the day from a menace"..... Click here

Larry Demko 

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

 

Sad News

     Richard "Dick" Proetz Passed Away

 

Richard "Dick" Proetz, longtime Con Trios Yacht Club member, passed away this morning about 9 AM due to complications from pneumonia and other ongoing medical problems. Dick and his late wife Lynn boated out of Woodland Marina in the "Trader Dick". Dick was always a supporter of Con Trios and the DSRA's "Shootout on the Mississippi". He and Lynn were regulars at many of CTYC events.
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Sunday the 23rd from 3 PM to 8 PM at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129, Telephone: 314-894-8444
Funeral from Ziegenhein on Monday the 24th at 10 AM to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Luncheon immediately following at Royal Orleans Banquet Hall, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family at this time.
Thanks to his daughter, Carla Obrien, for keeping us posted.
 

Reprinted from Con Trios website

Boat Gas News

    New Bill To Require Further E15 Testing........

 

Recently, H.R. 3199 was introduced by U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency obtain outside scientific analysis of the effects of 15% ethanol-gasoline blends on engines and vehicles.  This bill will also require the a study of the short and long term effects on performance as well as environmental considerations for both on and off road engines.......

 

        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

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Residents Get Help In FERC Battle........

 

In a rare show of political bi-partisanship, two U.S. Senators from Missouri are moving to block the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from enforcing their order for the removal of more than 1,200 lakefront homes.  Recently, the homes as well as around 3,000 decks and gazebos were found to be located in a buffer zone owned by the operators of the Bagnell Dam, AmrenUE.  Property owners were shocked and outraged at the news, as they have deeds to the properties, permits and have been paying taxes all along........

 

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

 

 

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

    3Q Results In For FLIR Systems........

 

The parent company of Raymarine, FLIR Systems, recently reported their results for the third quarter.  Revenues for the third quarter of 2011 were up 12% to $371.3 million from 3Q'10's $332.5 million.  Operating income was down from the previous year's quarter from $85.8 million to $85.4 million.  Net incomes for the third quarter of 2011 was $64.7 million, or 40 cents per diluted share compared to $63 million, or 39 cents per diluted share during 3Q'10........

 

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

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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 Updates from facebook

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Everybody don"t forget to make plans now for the Holloween Party at the Big Kahuna on the 29th. Costume contest with judging and winner announced at 9pm. Loose Change will be Rockin the waters from 8-12. Wear your best costume and lets get crazy.
 

The Longshot Saloon
WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. AND DON'T FORGET THAT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!
 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!


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

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.
It's that time of year :( No more regular hours @ Sundowners. Thanks for a great season, watch for us on RiverBills.com and here on FB for upcoming events! See you soon!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

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

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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

 

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

 

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Music  Loose Change

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29   Music St. Louis Dogs

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28    Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

Kinder's

    New Hours & Halloween Party Info

 

The fall hours for Kinders are back.....boo:(

Mon. - Thurs. 11 am - 3 pm
Fri & Sat. 11 am - 8 pm
Sun. 11 am - 7 pm

Halloween Party is October 29th, Rail is playing, Costume contest and prizes
 

We will be open all next week and weekend, but after the Halloween party, that following Sunday will be our last day. However, if the weather is nice we will open that first weekend in November and possibly that week. Please call to make sure we will be open.

Look forward to seeing the gang at the party:)

Thank you,

Amanda

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

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow................   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

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow is on Facebook

 

    Check them out at

     http://www.facebook.com/StLouisBoatAndSportshow

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Fishing Vessel New York

SEATTLE - The 57-foot fishing vessel New York is grounded on the beach north of the Coos Bay entrance near North Bend, Ore., Oct. 23, 2011. Coast Guard pollution investigators have responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Group Air Station North Bend.

 

 

 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 22, 23 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

The Blob

Click on pic to enlarge

 

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

 

 

Hi Bill,


When I was down at Kentucky lake we spotted THE BLOB and it sure made us curious about it. Fellow boater Sam Taylor, from Pebble Isle Marina, gave us some information about this creature which looks like it's from the Twilight Zone!


"This organism is not from outer space, nor is it the result of mutations caused by radioactivity from nuclear power plants; Pectinatella magnifica is a member of the animal phylum Ectoprocta (common names: bryozoans, moss animals), a group with a fossil record extending back to the upper Cambrian (500,000,000 years ago!).
 

Check out this link for more information:

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/bryozoa.html
 

See you on the river!
Claudia


 

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Dark Glowing River

Click on pic to enlarge

 

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

 

10-06-11

 

Hi Bill,
The river looked so pretty last night from Hoppies Marina. We were listening to the Cardinals beat the Phillies. Go Cards!


See you on the river!
Claudia

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Tapacolo

 

  

Little Cap                                      Jeri @ Ragtime

 

  

George & Don                                                  Ragtime

Click pic to enlarge

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of this Day in 2010......... were sent to us by Jeri & George Levesque of the boat........S/V Ex Libris
 

 

Hi River Bill,

Sunday, 10/10/10 was the perfect balmy, breezy day to spend sailing about Don & Mary Ellen Morrison's 37' Endeavor, Ragtime. There were a number of other happy sailors on the Alton Pool - long past when most boats have tucked in for the season. John & Lynda Heald (s/v Suete Dern) were part of Sunday's crew.

Attached is a photo of Little Cap, Skipper Key aboard Ragtime being alert for sudden foliage changes on the bluffs. The blue boat is Harry & Gwen Ragland's Tapacolo, you can see their toddler "Rosie" peaking over the companion way (she's on Mommy's lap).

If we could slip in a "sailboat" for a "raft", I think Huck Finn best captures our affinity for all things boats and the Mississippi River, "We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft."

A Columbus Day Greeting to all sailors.

Jeri & George Levesque
S/V Ex Libris

Photos by Jeri Levesque
 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of this Day in 2010.........  was sent to us by Capt'n Dave Diederich who hails out of Alton Marina in he boat...........Wind Dancer
 

 

It's River Dawg..... Brittany


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale.... 40' Bluewater Sport Cruiser

 

Description

 

40' Bluewater Sport Cruiser
   •Year: 1979
   •Current Price: US$ 61,000
   •Located in St. Louis, MO
   •Hull Material: Fiberglass
   •Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Gas
 

    Call Liz or Bill 314 355 6344

 

    Click here to go to vipyachts.com for more photos and specs

 

Click on picture above to enlarge

 

 

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New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer                         2006 Crownline 262 EX      

 

 

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

Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!
$1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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: 10/21/11
Subject: Shoaling IVO MM 252.0 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2826


THE COAST GUARD RCVD A REPORT OF SHOALING IVO MM 252.0 UMR. A M/V RAN AGROUND AT THIS LOCATION WITH AN 9'2" DRAFT AND L/D 25 UPPER POOL GAUGE READING 434.11FT ON 21OCT11. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THIS AREA WITH CAUTION.

 

 

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: MSO Chicago
Date: 10/21/11
Subject: BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS
NAVNOTICE # 2831


U.S.C.G. SECTOR LAKE MICHIGAN NOTICE TO MARINERS IL - ILLINOIS WATERWAY- CHICAGO SANITARY AND SHIP CANAL

THE COAST GUARD IS ENFORCING THE SAFETY ZONE ON THE CHICAGO SANITARY AND SHIP CANAL NEAR ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS, BETWEEN MILE MARKER 295.7 AND MILE MARKER 297.0 IN SUPPORT OF FISH SUPPRESSION
EFFORTS BETWEEN FISH BARRIERS 2-A AND 2-B.

THESE OPERATIONS WILL RESTRICT THIS PORTION OF THE CANAL TO ALL VESSEL TRAFFIC FROM 7:30 A.M. AND 10:30 A.M. ON OCTOBER 24 AND 25, 2011 AND FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. ON OCTOBER 26, 2011.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR FURTHER DETAILS, CONTACT SECTOR
LAKE MICHIGAN AT (414) 747-7182.
 

 

 


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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports
 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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 Sun at 5:30AM

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

     Dredging Complete At The Hannibal Marina........

 

The dredging project at the Hannibal Marina has been finished up.  The project began in early September and some 8,000 cubic yards of silt was removed at a cost of $92,000.  Luckily, BASF and the Federal Emergency Management Agency picked up the tab.  The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department is concerned, as the dredging operations seem to be necessary every few years, so they are looking at ways to spread out the dredging........

 

        Click here to read this news article from hannibal.net.  With Photo.

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Lake Level Low For This Time Of Year........

 

Dock owners at the Lake of the Ozarks have noticed that the level of the Lake is lower than it usually is at this time of year.  Since late September and into early October, the operators of the Bagnell Dam have been slowly dropping the Lake levels to 657.0 feet, a foot below the Lake Ozark Guide Curve.  AmrenUE has a simply answer as to why:  "No rain".  The dam operators will run minimum generation over the next few days to bring the Lake to 657.1 feet........

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

River History....

 

23 October 2006 In River History


Dozens passengers aboard the Mississippi Queen Riverboat got sick from a stomach virus on a trip from Cincinnati to St. Louis. The boat had to make un-planned stops in Paducah, Ky and then Cape Girardeau, Mo. where the sick were provided medical treatment
 

 

 

 

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Asian Carp Battle......

    Will Lake Erie Become Overrun Too ?

 

Some experts say the Asian carp won't survive in the Great Lakes, because the water is too deep, too cold and there is a lack of nutrients.  It is said that the carp need the river currents to reproduce !

 

If the Asian Carp make it into the Great Lakes some experts report that the carp could takeover  the rivers and streams of the great lakes where game fish like walleye, salmon and trout spawn today.

 

Click here and read this new story on Cleveland.com

 

RiverBill says thanks to Capt'n Larry Demko for this news link

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Silver Lake Near Highland, Illinois

    Two Anglers Found Dead In Silver Lake........

 

Saturday, the bodies of Benjamin Zarzeck and David Foss were recovered from Silver Lake.  Apparently, the pair headed out the the lake around 9 pm Friday evening to fish from a johnboat.  The authorities were alerted Saturday morning when neither man had returned home.  Both of the men were found near a duck blind along the eastern shore, about 3/4 mile form the boat launch.  Neither man was wearing a lifejacket.  The incident is under investigation........

 

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

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

 

River Art In St. Charles, Missouri

    Old Man River No Longer Has The Conn........

 

On the evening of October 13th, someone swiped the helm from the Old Man River statue at St. Charles City Hall.  The theft caused damage to the statue's base, and the Captain suffered injuries to his fingers.  The statue had been at the entrance to City Hall since January 2, 2001.  No other portions of the property were damaged.  Unfortunately, the security cameras at the entrance did not cover the statue........

 

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

    Cedar Hill Halloween Bash

 

Click pic to enlarge

Dj 8-12
Costume Contest @ 10
$1 AppLe PiE and JeLLo ShoTs!!!

There will also be free snacks around to munch on.

We are also allowing party attender's to pitch up tents out in the grassy area by the cabin. This way if you parTay a little to harTay you can crawl yourself to a tent. (be sure to pitch the tent BEFORE the partying)
To reserve a tent spot you can facebook Cedar Hill, call the restaurant @ 618-883-HILL (4455) or call Brittany @ 217-653-6646. Hope to see everyone there!
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Sad News

     Richard "Dick" Proetz Passed Away

 

Richard "Dick" Proetz, longtime Con Trios Yacht Club member, passed away this morning about 9 AM due to complications from pneumonia and other ongoing medical problems. Dick and his late wife Lynn boated out of Woodland Marina in the "Trader Dick". Dick was always a supporter of Con Trios and the DSRA's "Shootout on the Mississippi". He and Lynn were regulars at many of CTYC events.
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Sunday the 23rd from 3 PM to 8 PM at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129, Telephone: 314-894-8444
Funeral from Ziegenhein on Monday the 24th at 10 AM to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Luncheon immediately following at Royal Orleans Banquet Hall, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family at this time.
Thanks to his daughter, Carla Obrien, for keeping us posted.
 

Reprinted from Con Trios website

Mississippi River Near Cairo, Illinois

    River Flooding Has Been Replaced By Low Water........

 

Back in spring, the level of the Mississippi River was over 60 feet at Cairo, Illinois, but now the levels of the River are down to around 17 feet.  While it is common for spring flooding to occur around Cairo, the Mississippi River set a record in 2011, reaching 61.7 feet.  Chuck Shadie of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that there is plenty of water in the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers for barge shipping, but water levels at grain terminals are low, meaning barges are being loaded lightly........

 

        Click here to read this news article from altondailynews.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

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Senators Move To Block Home And Business Removal........

 

After the outrage over the threat of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requiring existing landowners remove structures built within a regulated zone near the shoreline, Missouri Senators drafted legislation to halt FERC's efforts.  Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt introduced the Landowner Protection Act, which will keep FERC from implementing any shoreline management plan that calls for the removal of lakefront structures........

 

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

 


 


See our complete schedule visit us at www.wegivethetest.com

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks to Matthew Hahn for the news tip

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

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

 

US Coast Guard News Release

    Gypsy Rose II

 

 

News Release
 

Date: October 21, 2011

Contact: Lt. j.g Colin Fogarty

(314) 269-2546
Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi issues Captain of the Port order
ST. LOUIS — On Friday, the Coast Guard determined the motor vessel Gypsy Rose II was operating as a commercial passenger vessel without meeting numerous safety and construction standards required by the Coast Guard. Captain of the Port issued an order to the owner and operator of the Gypsy Rose II stating the vessel and crew must comply with applicable safety regulations before operating with paying passengers.
 

The Coast Guard requires commercial passenger vessels to meet minimum passenger safety standards, including:
- Requirements for fire protection measures;
- Emergency evacuation;
- Life-saving equipment (such as approved lifejackets for adults and children);
- Navigation safety equipment.

Additionally, the operator and crew of Coast Guard-regulated passenger vessels must:
- Hold an appropriate, Coast Guard-issued mariner credential;
- Be enrolled in an approved drug testing program;
- Demonstrate proficiency in emergency procedures to include fire drills, steering failures and man-overboard situations.

“I am fully committed to ensuring the safety of all waterway users," said Capt. Byron Black, commander of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. "I know that the vast majority of businesses operating on the rivers do so within the law and I will not tolerate unsafe operations.”

Information about the Coast Guard's small passenger vessel safety program can be found at: http://www.uscg.mil/pvs/SPV.asp.

Further inquires can be directed to the Sector Upper Mississippi River public affairs officer at 314-704-9502.

 

The above re-printed from US Coast Guard website

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


Alton Marina

Karen Baker Brncic
Where did the summer go? Miss seeing everyone moving about.....Hurry back summer!!!

 

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

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
The weather might be bad but the Card's are going strong. In support we have extended our kitchen hours Wednesday and Thursday this week for the games. Come out and show your support and enjoy our Rally Squirrel Specials.
   1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!
   $1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
   $6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
... $1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!
Go Cards!!


 

The Longshot Saloon
WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. AND DON'T FORGET THAT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!

 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center
Just two weeks left on the $10,000 dock rental giveaway. Click this link to enter:
http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com/10k_giveaway_entry_form.pdf

 


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

 

Sharky's
Specials during World Series Games:
Thursday - Free Pizza and Spin the Bottle for Drink Discounts, even has a FREE space!
Friday - Jager, Cherry and Grape Bombs $2, Half price appetizers.
Come on out and cheer on our National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Live Entertainment 8:00

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28   Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

Kinder's

    New Hours & Halloween Party Info

 

The fall hours for Kinders are back.....boo:(
Can you post these hours on the website?

Mon. - Thurs. 11 am - 3 pm
Fri & Sat. 11 am - 8 pm
Sun. 11 am - 7 pm

Halloween Party is October 29th, Rail is playing, Costume contest and prizes
 

We will be open all next week and weekend, but after the Halloween party, that following Sunday will be our last day. However, if the weather is nice we will open that first weekend in November and possibly that week. Please call to make sure we will be open.

Look forward to seeing you and the gang at the party:)

Thank you,

Amanda

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 Near Hannibal, Missouri

    Mark Twain Riverboat Has Cardinals Fever........

 

It seems that Cardinals fever is contagious, as the calliope aboard Hannibal's Mark Twain Riverboat is playing a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"........

 

        Click here to check out this video form hannibal.net.

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's FRIDAY !

21 Oct.. 2011

 

Over 4.5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Alton Marina Crew

Click on pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Capt'n Royce LaMarr who hails out of Alton Marina

 

 

Bill,

 

The Alton Marina crew cheering on the Cardinals at Gentelin's on Broadway. Game 2

Royce LaMarr
 

Another Picture of the Day

 

The Meramec River Yesterday Morning

Click on pic to enlarge

 

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

 

 

Hi Bill!


The Meramec River looked so pretty this morning as I was driving to work. Must be because the Cardinals won the first game of the World Series. GO CARDS! See you on the river!


Claudia Burris
 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of this Day in 2007.........   was of a neat looking sunset taken near Two Branch Island.

 

Photo by RiverBill


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

     

For Sale.... 1987  Mach 1 Condor

 

Description

 

1987 Mach 1 Condor, Red, 24', 454 Engine 360 HP, Alpha One Lower Unit, 1989 Loadmaster Tandem Trailer w/Brakes, 55 Gallon Fuel Tank, Cuddy Cabin, Swim Platform, Trim Tabs, Stainless Prop, Depth Finder, Am/Fm CD Stereo, Tilt Steering, Bimini, Dual Batteries, Full Cover (new 2010).

 

This boat, "Cabo Wabo Dreaming", goes out on the river every weekend if the sun is out.

Click on pic above to enlarge           

We are selling for a bigger boat.

 

$7,500   $6,500    PRICE REDUCED TO $5,000

Email Tina at tinaherbie@yahoo.com

 

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

 

BACK TO TOP

 

 

New Classifieds

New Prices

 

 

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer                         2006 Crownline 262 EX      

 

     

  

1994 Sea Ray 230 Sundancer  

New Price 05-21-11

 

 

 

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

Click here for October Events

 

BIG KAHUNA
Rally Squirrel Specials
1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!
$1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
$6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
$1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!.......Go Cards!!

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: 10/21/11
Subject: Shoaling IVO MM 252.0 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2826


THE COAST GUARD RCVD A REPORT OF SHOALING IVO MM 252.0 UMR. A M/V RAN AGROUND AT THIS LOCATION WITH AN 9'2" DRAFT AND L/D 25 UPPER POOL GAUGE READING 434.11FT ON 21OCT11. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THIS AREA WITH CAUTION.

 


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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports
 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 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.

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

 

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Big Muddy Clean Sweep Is This Saturday........

 

Saturday, the public is invited out to the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center along the St. Charles riverfront to participate in the area segment of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep.  Volunteers should arrive at either 9 am or 1 pm at the Boat House parking lot, where they will be directed to boats that will ferry volunteers to places slated for cleanup.  The following week, the cleanup will move on to the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area boat ramp in north St. Louis County........

 

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

 

Kinder's

    New Hours & Halloween Party Info

 

The fall hours for Kinders are back.....boo:(
Can you post these hours on the website?

Mon. - Thurs. 11 am - 3 pm
Fri & Sat. 11 am - 8 pm
Sun. 11 am - 7 pm

Halloween Party is October 29th, Rail is playing, Costume contest and prizes
 

We will be open all next week and weekend, but after the Halloween party, that following Sunday will be our last day. However, if the weather is nice we will open that first weekend in November and possibly that week. Please call to make sure we will be open.

Look forward to seeing you and the gang at the party:)

Thank you,

Amanda

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Sad News

     Richard "Dick" Proetz Passed Away

 

Richard "Dick" Proetz, longtime Con Trios Yacht Club member, passed away this morning about 9 AM due to complications from pneumonia and other ongoing medical problems. Dick and his late wife Lynn boated out of Woodland Marina in the "Trader Dick". Dick was always a supporter of Con Trios and the DSRA's "Shootout on the Mississippi". He and Lynn were regulars at many of CTYC events.
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Sunday the 23rd from 3 PM to 8 PM at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129, Telephone: 314-894-8444
Funeral from Ziegenhein on Monday the 24th at 10 AM to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Luncheon immediately following at Royal Orleans Banquet Hall, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family at this time.
Thanks to his daughter, Carla Obrien, for keeping us posted.
 

Reprinted from Con Trios website

Missouri River Near Great Falls, Montana

     Lewis And Clark Foundation Staying Put, Under New Management........

 

On the heels of a failed attempt to relocate the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation headquarters from Great Falls, Montana, four members of the board of directors have resigned.  The relocation attempt was thwarted at the group's summer meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in spite of sizable grant offers if the offices relocate to a city with better airline connections.  Back in 2007, the residents of Great Falls ponied up $290,000 to renovate the headquarters.  The foundation pledged to remain in Great Falls Through 2017........

 

        Click here to read this news article from thetelegraph.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

 

Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

     Flood Wall Undergoing Tree Root Removal........

 

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered the city of Hannibal to remove trees from the city's floodwall and surrounding areas to maintain the stability of the floodwall.  Wednesday, crews were removing the stumps and roots that were left behind.  The reason crews waited to remove the stumps and roots because of the flooding.........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from hannibal.net.  With Photo.


 


See our complete schedule visit us at www.wegivethetest.com

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks to Matthew Hahn for the news tip

 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

Tara Point Inn WebCam

1 mile up river from confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers at Grafton, IL

 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

 

Captain Darryll Weil installed his mobile webcam at Tara point in on Monday afternoon

What a view !

 

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

 

 Riverwebcams.com

     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!!

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

 

Lake of the Ozarks

    LOWA Aims To Keep Niangua Arm Clean........

 

Wednesday, Caroline Toole, Project Manager for the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, announced that the organization intends to pen another watershed management plan to cover the Niangua Arm.  Also known as the Ha Ha Tonka Arm, the Niangua Arm is on the Environmental Protection Agency's303.d List of Impaired Waters for elevated levels of phosphorous.  Excess phosphorous can cause algae blooms.  Toole states that runoff management and controlling the waste that makes it into the Lake is key to Lake health........

 

        Click here to read this news article from lakeexpo.com.  With Photo and Map.

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

River Updates from facebook

 

 


Alton Marina

Karen Baker Brncic
Where did the summer go? Miss seeing everyone moving about.....Hurry back summer!!!

 

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

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
The weather might be bad but the Card's are going strong. In support we have extended our kitchen hours Wednesday and Thursday this week for the games. Come out and show your support and enjoy our Rally Squirrel Specials.
   1/2 Price Appetizers 6:00 – 9:00!!
   $1.00 Cherry Pucker Shots All Day!!
   $6.00 Beer and Tequila Shots All Day!!
... $1.50 Jack Daniels Honey Shots All Day!!
Come Watch the Cardinals at the BIG KAHUNA!!
Go Cards!!


 

The Longshot Saloon
WE ARE NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS, $.69 TACOS WILL BE ON FRIDAY EVENINGS UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. HAPPY HOUR IS FROM 4:00PM TO 7:00PM - $1.75 BOTTLES, $3.00 WELLS AND $4.00 PREMIUMS. AND DON'T FORGET THAT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!

 

Palisades Yacht Club

Fall Hours: Thursday thru Saturday Opening at 2pm. Sunday Opening at 11:30am for 1.50 Budlight Bottles during the RAMS games!

 

 

Polestar Boating Center
Just two weeks left on the $10,000 dock rental giveaway. Click this link to enter:
http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com/10k_giveaway_entry_form.pdf

 


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

 

Sharky's
Specials during World Series Games:
Thursday - Free Pizza and Spin the Bottle for Drink Discounts, even has a FREE space!
Friday - Jager, Cherry and Grape Bombs $2, Half price appetizers.
Come on out and cheer on our National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals!

 

Click here for entry form

   

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

Boat Manufacturer

     Hacker-Craft In Ritzy Christmas Catalog........

 

Hacker Boat Company, the largest American builder of classic mahogany motorboats, had a custom designed Hacker-Craft chosen to be included in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, which is being mailed out to over 1 million people this week.  All Hacker-Craft boats are constructed by hand, and each requires more than 1,500 hours.........

 

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


 

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

 

 10-28-11 Palisades Halloween Party

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

 

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

The 2011 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

 

Big Kahuna............Sat, Oct 29  Live Entertainment 8:00

Cedar Hill...............Sat, Oct 22   DJ 8-12

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 29  Music By RAIL

KJ's Place............. Sat, Oct 29  Music by Will Smith

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 29

 Palisades ..............Fri, Oct 28   Karaoke by Fat Boy

 Sharkys..................Fri,  Oct 28  Music By RAIL

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 22  Music By RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available

Check RiverBills Upcoming Events page for additional information..  click here 

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

    Cedar Hill Halloween Bash

 

Click pic to enlarge

Dj 8-12
Costume Contest @ 10
$1 AppLe PiE and JeLLo ShoTs!!!

There will also be free snacks around to munch on.

We are also allowing party attender's to pitch up tents out in the grassy area by the cabin. This way if you parTay a little to harTay you can crawl yourself to a tent. (be sure to pitch the tent BEFORE the partying)
To reserve a tent spot you can facebook Cedar Hill, call the restaurant @ 618-883-HILL (4455) or call Brittany @ 217-653-6646. Hope to see everyone there!
 

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

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Odes of Joy sinking


BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J.- The 38-foot sailing vessel Odes of Joy sinks offshore of Barnegat Light after striking the northern jetty Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light crewmembers rescued four people from the sinking vessel.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo.

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

 

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