~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
February 20
12

02-01-12  -  02-10-12

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Friday

 

10 February...2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

Mark and the RiverBills Girls !

It's Captain Mark Adams, the President of the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show, and the RiverBills Girls....... Jessica, Lauren, Sherri, Madi, Maddy and Colleen !

Click pic to enlarge

 

Tim and the RiverBills Girls !

Captain Tim Canizares of the National Marine Manufactures Association

and the RiverBills Girls   ..

Click pic to enlarge

 

Jacob and the RiverBills Girls !

Jacob of the National Marine Manufactures Association

and the RiverBills Girls

RiverBill says....Thanks Jacob for watching over our stuff Thursday Night !

Click pic to enlarge

 

Capt'n Tim and the RiverBills Girls !

Captain Tim Woodson playing to the crowd in the Yacht Club Lounge

and the RiverBills Girls !

 

  The Pictures of the Day.......  were taken last night at the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show...

 

The RiverBills Girls

 were the Hit of the Show !

 

Congrats to

Jessica, Lauren, Sherri, Madi, Maddy and Colleen

 

The St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

webcam

 Webcam uploads a new picture every 6 minutes.

Hit refresh to update this live picture above !

 

 

NEW PRODUCT

 

Raven Environmental Products, Inc.
333 Leffingwell Ave., Suite 117, St. Louis, MO 63122 USA
800-545-6953....   fax 314-822-9968

www.cellfoamholder.com

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2010-- was sent to us by Lisa Hickey

 

 

Hi Bill

We took a ride out to the river Sunday.
Things are getting pretty icy.
It has a whole different look and feel in the winter.
Just a couple more months and it will be back to normal.


Lisa.

 

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

   

          2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                  1996 Baha Cruisers Mach1/BR Combo 29'

 

      

          56x14 Party Dock                                        33' Chris Craft Flybridge Cruiser

                                                           NEW CLASSIFIED

 

18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000

NEW CLASSIFIED

 

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

RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 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 here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new News Releases

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

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

 Time lapse video and pictures of St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

Maureen and I took some pictures in the early evening on opening day and some aerials from the dome.  I cannot Thank Mike Wickens of Edlen enough for his gracious support getting me up not only into the roof of the dome but then we went out onto the roof of the dome where I took some shots of the St. Louis Riverfront skyline at night!  Mike and his people have been awesome to work with from day one.  I edited the time lapse raw video of the webcam feed to include opening day by shortening the duration so that it is still just under a minute in length.  Keep in mind this all raw video and stills.The video can be viewed on YouTube at this link:
 
 
The random still pictures we took are here:
 
Clicking on a thumbnail will pop up a larger picture.
 
I have embedded and linked all of the above on the www.riverwebcams.com website including the live pictures being uploaded and that site is now live.
 
The pictures from the roof of the St. Louis skyline are on my facebook page at:
 
Enjoy, Darryll
 
CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819

 

 Darryll Weil's St. Louis Boat Show update to all Con Trios members and friends

 

 

Posted the following update on the Con Trios Yacht Club website, www.contriosyachtclub.org

Posted some pictures and video from the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow on www.riverwebcams.com
Check out the overhead shots from the roof of the dome!
 

Will be uploading pictures on Thursday evening from the RiverBills Night (www.riverbills.com) along with random pictures from the show floor starting at about 4 PM on. Go to www.riverbills.com for discount coupons and parking rebate information.

 

All pictures uploaded Thursday will be available on www.riverwebcams.com
For more information on the show go to www.stlouisboatshow.com


Darrll Wiel

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

Tickets!

 

Buy 3 Tickets & Get One Free!
PLUS, your e-ticket purchase includes a subscription to Boating, Outdoor Life, Islands, Field & Stream or TransWorld Motocross magazines. Click for offer.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

The Boat Show Webcam

Pic from 5:00AM Wednesday Morning

 

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

  

Captian Darryll Weil is providing live webcam shots of the activity at the St. Louis Sport and Boat and Sports Show.

 

Watch the boats being moved into the America's Center and all the activity going on.......  logon to the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website and check out the current live picture !

 

http://www.stlouisboatshow.com/attendees/videohighlights.aspx

 

 

Take a look at the boat show setup history file.

Check out the pics from Monday morning until 6 minutes ago !

Click here

 

The webcam pictures will be live on RiverBills.com also starting on Thursday

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow Directions and Parking .........

 

Directions and Parking

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

Parking/Shuttle Information
There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.
 


Please Click here for larger map of parking and shuttle locations.

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

   RiverBills.com Free Shuttle Service to the Laclede's Landing Parking Lots.

 

 


There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.

 

 

Click here for map of parking and shuttle locations.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River Near St. Louis, Missouri

     Movie Inspired By Old Chain Of Rocks Bridge........

 

This fall, a film will begin shooting in the City of St. Louis.  The movie, "A Fall from Grace", was inspired by the old Chain of Rocks Bridge, and to a degree from the Kerry sisters that were killed on the bridge in 1991.  The premise of the film is that a serial killer hunts his victims along the banks and bridges of the Mississippi River.  Pre production work is set to begin in the fall, with filming to follow in the fall........

 

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

 

Duck Club Yacht Club Restaurant and Bar

 

D.C.Y.C RESTAURANT AND BAR
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012 SEASON
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,BARTENDERS & BUSSERS
COME ON OUT THIS SATURDAY OR SUNDAY BETWEEN NOON & 4 P.M.
FOR MORE INFO OR DIRECTIONS

CALL MARK @314.495.5850. OR 636.250.4333

 



 

 



Open This Saturday at 5PM for the

"After the Boat Show Party !"

 

Save your Boat Show ticket and get a free drink on Saturday

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM starting 2-18-12

Limited Menu

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Sundowners.......................  Opening Saturday Feb.11
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
Shauna Hays, Office Manager – 636-250-3446
JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River At New Orleans, Louisiana

   Rising, Levee Inspections Have Begun........

 

As the level of the Mississippi River rises over 11 feet near New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to inspect Mississippi River levees as part of "phase 1 flood fight" procedures.  Thursday, the level of the Mississippi River was 11.93 feet.  Next week, the river is expected to crest at 12.7 feet.  River water begins leaking through the closure structure along the Bonnet Carre Spillway.  Inspections will occur twice per week until the river levels fall below 11 feet........

 

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



Boat Show time is around the corner, come see us at the
St. Louis Boat & Sportshow... February 8-12.

Stop by to see the New 2012 model Yamaha
Boats & Waverunners at our indoor showroom.

 

Winter hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

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

Mississippi River Navigation

     River Control Structures Worry Pilots........

 

Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a public meeting at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center as part of an environmental evaluation of structures used to control the Mississippi River.  The Corps utilizes the structures to use the river's force to keep sediment out of the navigation channel, thus reducing the need for dredging.  River pilots express concerns that the structures alter the velocity of the river, and could cause them trouble........

 

        Click here to read this news report from semissourian.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

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

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

 

                      Streetbeat 

Streetbeat is Back !

Friday Night we are at Backstreet Jazz and Blues Club in Westport Plaza, next to the Funny Bone from 9-1.


Bring your Dancing Shoes!

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

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

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

Check it out ....  http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Earth Day Events

 

Department of Natural Resources invites entries for Earth Day slogan, video contests

Volume 40-017 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., FEB. 9, 2012 -- Missouri fifth-grade teachers are urged to submit student entries in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources� 2012 Earth Day slogan and video contests. Students should base their entries on the theme �Get Out and Play in Your Missouri State Parks.�

The students submitting the winning slogan and video will be honored at the 18th Annual Department of Natural Resources' Earth Day celebration, which will be held April 20 at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

A slogan contest entry form, rules and details are available on the Department of Natural Resources' website: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/slogancontest.htm. Video contest information is also available online: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/videocontest.htm.

Deadline for both contests is Feb. 29. The winners will be announced in March.

The slogan contest winner will receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. In case of a duplicate slogan contest entry, the winner will be determined by the date the entry was received.

Video entries will be featured on the department�s website and displayed at the Earth Day event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prize for the video contest winner will be announced prior to the event.

Students, teachers and the public are invited to attend the event, which will include displays and activities from the Department of Natural Resources as well as a number of other state and federal agencies. The day�s events will also include a number of stage shows and contests.

For more information about participating in the Earth Day Slogan Contest, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827


Reprinted from the Missouri Department of natural Resources 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

 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

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

 

The Audubon Center at Riverlands

    Barge Schedule for Eagle Watching from January 14th to February 26th
 

The viewing barge will be open from 10A-2P each weekend until the end of February weather permitting. We will have a knowledgeable guide and spotting scope set up for viewing Bald Eagles and other birds in Ellis Bay during these hours. We will also have spotting scopes set up inside for viewing birds from the Center from 8A-4P.

Click here for more information.

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Department of Natural Resources invites entries for Earth Day slogan, video contests


For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., FEB. 9, 2012 -- Missouri fifth-grade teachers are urged to submit student entries in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources� 2012 Earth Day slogan and video contests. Students should base their entries on the theme �Get Out and Play in Your Missouri State Parks.�

The students submitting the winning slogan and video will be honored at the 18th Annual Department of Natural Resources' Earth Day celebration, which will be held April 20 at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

A slogan contest entry form, rules and details are available on the Department of Natural Resources' website: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/slogancontest.htm. Video contest information is also available online: dnr.mo.gov/earthday/videocontest.htm.

Deadline for both contests is Feb. 29. The winners will be announced in March.

The slogan contest winner will receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. In case of a duplicate slogan contest entry, the winner will be determined by the date the entry was received.

Video entries will be featured on the department�s website and displayed at the Earth Day event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prize for the video contest winner will be announced prior to the event.

Students, teachers and the public are invited to attend the event, which will include displays and activities from the Department of Natural Resources as well as a number of other state and federal agencies. The day�s events will also include a number of stage shows and contests.

For more information about participating in the Earth Day Slogan Contest, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827.

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

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

Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship .....................  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 ................................. Click here

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. Charles Boat & Motor....................   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

 

 

 

Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

Click here and check out Darryll's slide show of pictures from the Eagle Watch Party.

More pictures added recently

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    My River Home Boat Harbor

 

Please stop by and visit us at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow at Booth #1751.

 

Andy Dallwitz

My River Home
Phone: 636.899.0903  Fax: 636.899.1626

 

 

Setting up for the

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

is on YouTube

 

click on pic to view Video on YouTube

 

The Video of the Day... was sent to us by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat............  "After You."
 

 

Bill,


Starting to fine tune the video project to make it easier to edit. Combined Monday and Tuesday and added titles before and after the time lapse. It is on my YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/79hmj5cxDEI

Right at a minute in length right now and a little better quality. Also put it on the www.riverwebcams.com

 

Live pictures will go up on riverwebcams Thursday morning.

Enjoy, Darryll

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com
 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Thursday

 

09 February...2012

RiverBills Night at the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

webcam

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

 

More Pictures of the Day

 

The

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

opened yesterday

 

Free Shuttle Van Sponsored By RiverBills.com

 

Captain Tim and Tim Canizares, of the National Marine Manufactures Association, "Hamming it up" in front of the Shark Boat and the Mobile Pirate Ship

 

    

 

  

 

  

 

 

The Pictures of the Day... are from Yesterday's St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

Check It Out !

 

 

NEW PRODUCT

 

Raven Environmental Products, Inc.
333 Leffingwell Ave., Suite 117, St. Louis, MO 63122 USA
800-545-6953....   fax 314-822-9968

www.cellfoamholder.com

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of America

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2010-- 

 

Bill,

We loaded up this past Monday Night for the 57th Annual Boat Show at America's Center and Edward Jones Dome February 9-13th, 2010.

 

If you're a fan of classic boats, or simply appreciate the chance to see a bit of history up close, be sure to visit our exhibits. Step back in time to admire the craftsmanship and beauty of vintage craft presented by the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of America.

 

We have been working hard all year for the 57th Annual Boat Show February 9-13th at America's Center and Edward Jones Dome.

 

We have all new stuff again for this show. We are looking forward to seeing all our river friends.

Race You There !

 

Captain Marty Haugh

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

   

          2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                  1996 Baha Cruisers Mach1/BR Combo 29'

 

      

          56x14 Party Dock                                        33' Chris Craft Flybridge Cruiser

                                                           NEW CLASSIFIED

 

18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000

NEW CLASSIFIED

 

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

RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 Click here ...My River Home website

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

I

  • 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 to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new News Releases

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

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

 Heidi Glaus at th St. Louis Boat And Sports Show

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video of News Channel 5's Heidi Glaus taking a quick tour of a Sea Ray with an $800,000 price tag.  The boat is the most expensive vessel at the Boat Show........

 

        Click here to check out this video from ksdk.com

 

 New time lapse video and pictures of St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

Maureen and I took some pictures in the early evening on opening day and some aerials from the dome.  I cannot Thank Mike Wickens of Edlen enough for his gracious support getting me up not only into the roof of the dome but then we went out onto the roof of the dome where I took some shots of the St. Louis Riverfront skyline at night!  Mike and his people have been awesome to work with from day one.  I edited the time lapse raw video of the webcam feed to include opening day by shortening the duration so that it is still just under a minute in length.  Keep in mind this all raw video and stills.The video can be viewed on YouTube at this link:
 
 
The random still pictures we took are here:
 
Clicking on a thumbnail will pop up a larger picture.
 
I have embedded and linked all of the above on the www.riverwebcams.com website including the live pictures being uploaded and that site is now live.
 
The pictures from the roof of the St. Louis skyline are on my facebook page at:
 
Enjoy, Darryll
 
CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819

 

 Darryll Weil's St. Louis Boat Show update to all Con Trios members and friends

 

 

Posted the following update on the Con Trios Yacht Club website, www.contriosyachtclub.org

Posted some pictures and video from the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow on www.riverwebcams.com
Check out the overhead shots from the roof of the dome!
 

Will be uploading pictures on Thursday evening from the RiverBills Night (www.riverbills.com) along with random pictures from the show floor starting at about 4 PM on. Go to www.riverbills.com for discount coupons and parking rebate information.

 

All pictures uploaded Thursday will be available on www.riverwebcams.com
For more information on the show go to www.stlouisboatshow.com


Darrll Wiel

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

Tickets!

 

Buy 3 Tickets & Get One Free!
PLUS, your e-ticket purchase includes a subscription to Boating, Outdoor Life, Islands, Field & Stream or TransWorld Motocross magazines. Click for offer.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

The Boat Show Webcam

Pic from 5:00AM Wednesday Morning

 

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

  

Captian Darryll Weil is providing live webcam shots of the activity at the St. Louis Sport and Boat and Sports Show.

 

Watch the boats being moved into the America's Center and all the activity going on.......  logon to the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website and check out the current live picture !

 

http://www.stlouisboatshow.com/attendees/videohighlights.aspx

 

 

Take a look at the boat show setup history file.

Check out the pics from Monday morning until 6 minutes ago !

Click here

 

The webcam pictures will be live on RiverBills.com also starting on Thursday

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow Directions and Parking .........

 

Directions and Parking

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

Parking/Shuttle Information
There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.
 


Please Click here for larger map of parking and shuttle locations.

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

   RiverBills.com Free Shuttle Service to the Laclede's Landing Parking Lots.

 


There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.

 

 

Click here for map of parking and shuttle locations.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

" Dollar Off " Coupons !

 

Thursday Only- RiverBills Day

Click here for print size copy

 

Click here to buy your tickets on-line for

Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat and Sportshow 

and get your $1 off on

RiverBills Day, Thursday, Feb.  9, 2012

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

 St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

    Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

 

 

RiverBills got a Good News Phone Call from Capt. Tim on Friday night. 

 

Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

at The St. Louis Boat and Sports Show !

 

 

        Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Duck Club Yacht Club Restaurant and Bar

 

D.C.Y.C RESTAURANT AND BAR
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012 SEASON
EXPERIENCED SERVERS,BARTENDERS & BUSSERS
COME ON OUT THIS SATURDAY OR SUNDAY BETWEEN NOON & 4 P.M.
FOR MORE INFO OR DIRECTIONS

CALL MARK @314.495.5850. OR 636.250.4333

River History....

 

February 09, 2009 in River History

 

The Coast Guard Sector completed Operation Big Tow

Operation Big Tow was a three-month long effort that began on 12 December, 2008. It was designed as a result of a collision between a cargo vessel and a loaded oil barge on the Mississippi River that spilled more than 282,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil to spill into the river. Operation Big Tow was designed to ensure vessel operators were properly licensed for their respective vessel's size, type and route

Operation Big Tow confirmed that 99% of towing vessel operators are properly licensed.

 

 



 

 



Open This Weekend Saturday at 5PM

After Boat Show Party !

 

Save your Boat Show ticket and get a free drink on Saturday

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM starting 2-18-12

Limited Menu

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Sundowners.......................  Opening Saturday Feb.11
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
Shauna Hays, Office Manager – 636-250-3446
JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Upper Missouri River

    Montana's Snowpack Biggest In River Basin........

 

While the snowpack in Montana is below average, the level of the snowpack in the state's Missouri River Basin is high at 111% of average.  In contrast, this time last year, the basin's snowpack was at 104%.  The majority of the snow fell in the second half of January, increasing the snowpack by 15%.  The only river basins to post below average snowfall totals are the Yellowstone and Gallatin river basins, but the Yellowstone basin has the biggest snowpack at 94% of average........

 

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



Boat Show time is around the corner, come see us at the
St. Louis Boat & Sportshow... February 8-12.

Stop by to see the New 2012 model Yamaha
Boats & Waverunners at our indoor showroom.

 

Winter hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Work Plans for fiscal year 2012 Civil Works appropriations

 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers website

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

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

 

                      Streetbeat 

Streetbeat is Back !

This Thursday night February 9th, StreetBeat will be appearing at Tony’s Prohibition Lounge (formerly Tony’s 3rd Street Café) 8-12. FREE PIZZA and no Cover charge! I love it when Leonard gives stuff away.

Friday Night we are at Backstreet Jazz and Blues Club in Westport Plaza, next to the Funny Bone from 9-1.


Bring your Dancing Shoes!

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

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

 

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

Check it out ....  http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

US Army Corps of Engineers News Release

    National Great Rivers Museum Brings "Masters of the Sky" to Alton

 

February 8, 2012

National Great Rivers Museum Brings "Masters of the Sky" to Alton

Alton, Il. - The National Great Rivers Museum along with the Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation announces the return of the "Masters of the Sky" raptor programs, presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, February 18-20, 2012, at the National Great Rivers Museum.

Our one-hour educational shows proudly complement the winter migration by bringing live bald eagles, owls, falcons, vultures and hawks to the National Great Rivers Museum where everyone can get an up-close view. These rehabilitated birds serve as ambassadors for their species. Naturalists focus their presentations on teaching the importance of raptors in the food chain, challenges they face as they travel from their northern nesting grounds to find a food source along the Mississippi River, and interesting traits of the species. One highlight of the show is experiencing flyovers from specially trained birds that skim just above the audience.

Shows begin at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 200 tickets per show. Due to high demand, shows will be conducted outside in a heated tent. Please dress accordingly. Cameras and binoculars for Eagle spotting are welcome. Other activities include hands-on craft workshops, photos with "Eric the Eagle", a 14-minute film "Where Eagles Soar", and more. Tours of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam will also be available for free. Show tickets are $5 per adult, $3 per child. Tickets are on sale at the National Great Rivers Museum, over the phone by calling 618-462-6979, or can be
purchased online at www.mtrf.org.

This program is made possible by the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of rivers. The National Great Rivers Museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (IL Hwy 143) at #2 Lock & Dam Way, East Alton, IL 62024, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks & Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission plus the locks and dam tours. For more information, or to purchase tickets to a "Masters of the Sky" show, call 618-462-6979 or toll free 877-462-6979, or go online to www.mtrf.org. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.


Romanda Walker
Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 

 

 

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

 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

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

 

News Release From BoatUS



US Power Squadrons and BoatUS
Bestow Civic Service Awards at Annual Meeting


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 7, 2012 -- At the US Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Jacksonville, Florida, five squadrons from across the country and one district were honored with Civic Service Awards. Sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The Untied States (BoatUS), the awards are given annually to the USPS district and squadrons in recognition of exceptional service and public boating safety education and service to the boating community.

BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner, who presented the awards said, "The Power Squadrons take a very hands-on approach. They help us keep our boating safe by offering vessel safety checks at ramps and marinas each spring and summer, and teach us boating safety classes throughout the year. They're now expanding their traditional reach by visiting schools, attending parades and participating in coastal clean-ups."

The five squadrons that earned Civic Awards in 2011 are:

Peace River Sail & Power Squadron, District 22, FL
St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron, District 22, FL
Jones Beach Power Squadron, District 3, NY
Miles River Sail & Power Squadron, District 5, MD
Ocean City Power Squadron, District 5, MD

Awards are determined by the amount of logged classroom hours, community outreach hours including attendance at boat shows and conducting vessel safety checks. These voluntary and free safety reviews are designed to educate boaters about the condition and recommendation of required safety equipment aboard recreational vessels.

The Top Squadron Award went to Peace River Sail & Power Squadron for their work in reaching out to the to media and publishing more than 50 articles in local newspapers and magazines about their programs and volunteer experiences.

The Top District Award, which recognizes the collective efforts of all of the squadrons within a region, went to District 5 for the second year in a row. It serves the recreational boaters in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, District of Columbia, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey.
 

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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mark Twain Lake

    Dam Operation Meeting Thursday........

 

On Thursday, February 9, representatives from the District Water Control Office will be holding a meeting to discuss water control operations and dam safety with regard to the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake.  The meeting will begin with an informal presentation, followed by a question and answer session.  The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 pm........

 

        Click here to read more from hannibal.net.

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

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

Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship .....................  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 ................................. Click here

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. Charles Boat & Motor....................   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

 

 

 

Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

Click here and check out Darryll's slide show of pictures from the Eagle Watch Party.

More pictures added recently

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    My River Home Boat Harbor

 

Please stop by and visit us at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow at Booth #1751.

 

Andy Dallwitz

My River Home
Phone: 636.899.0903  Fax: 636.899.1626

 

 

Setting up for the

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

is on YouTube

 

click on pic to view Video on YouTube

 

The Video of the Day... was sent to us by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat............  "After You."
 

 

Bill,


Starting to fine tune the video project to make it easier to edit. Combined Monday and Tuesday and added titles before and after the time lapse. It is on my YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/79hmj5cxDEI

Right at a minute in length right now and a little better quality. Also put it on the www.riverwebcams.com

 

Live pictures will go up on riverwebcams Thursday morning.

Enjoy, Darryll

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com
 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Tuesday

 

07 February...2012

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Setting up for the

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

Lines of boats waiting to enter the building

 

Setting up inside America's Center

 

Some of the boats in place yesterday afternoon...

 

Lewis Boats setting up for the show !

 

Hanging banners

The Yacht Club Lounge is just to the left of this huge banner

click on pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day... were taken yesterday at America's Center where everyone is busy setting up for the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show !

 

 

NEW PRODUCT

 

Raven Environmental Products, Inc.
333 Leffingwell Ave., Suite 117, St. Louis, MO 63122 USA
800-545-6953....   fax 314-822-9968

www.cellfoamholder.com

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears....   was from Scott Bachman of Wahoo Marine.  He titled the picture:

 

Ready for the Big Game

 

 

Scott W. Bachman
Wahoo Marine Sales

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

   

          2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                  1996 Baha Cruisers Mach1/BR Combo 29'

 

      

          56x14 Party Dock                                        33' Chris Craft Flybridge Cruiser

                                                           NEW CLASSIFIED

 

18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000

NEW CLASSIFIED

 

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

RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 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 here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new News Releases

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

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

 St. Louis Boat Show

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video giving a sneak peek at a boat making an appearance at the St. Louis Boat Show, a 43 foot Dragon.  There are only 6 dragons in the world, but the 43 footer is a one of a kind, and carries a $750,000........

 

        Click here to check out this video from fox2now.com.

 

RiverBill sends out a Big Muddy Thanks to RiverBrat Annie Fleming for the tip!

The Boat Show Webcam

 

 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    Boatans port Show Webcam is running !

  

 

Captian Darryll Weil is providing live webcam shots of the activity at the St. Louis Sport and Boat and Sports Show.

 

Watch the boats being moved into the America's Center and all the activity going on.......  logon to the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website and check out the current live picture !

 

http://www.stlouisboatshow.com/attendees/videohighlights.aspx

 

 

 

Take a look at the boat show setup history file.

Check out the pics from Monday morning until 6 minutes ago !

Click here

 

The webcam pictures will be live on RiverBills.com also starting on Thursday

 

The St. Louis Boat and Sportshow kicks off this Wednesday at 2 PM

 

Buy 3 Tickets & Get One Free!
PLUS, your e-ticket purchase includes a subscription to Boating, Outdoor Life, Islands, Field & Stream or TransWorld Motocross magazines. Click for offer.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

   RiverBills.com Free Shuttle Service to the Laclede's Landing Parking Lots.

 


There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.

 

Click here for map of parking and shuttle locations.

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

 

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

" Dollar Off " Coupons !

 

Thursday Only- RiverBills Day

Click here for print size copy

 

Click here to buy your tickets on-line for

Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat and Sportshow 

and get your $1 off on

RiverBills Day, Thursday, Feb.  9, 2012

 

Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

 St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

    Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

 

 

RiverBills got a Good News Phone Call from Capt. Tim on Friday night. 

 

Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

at The St. Louis Boat and Sports Show !

 

 

        Click here to go to St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

River History....

 

February 7, 1812 in River History


An earthquake in the New Madrid, Mo., area caused the Mississippi River to run backwards. The uplifted earth caused both dams and waterfalls at different location…. and it created Reelfoot Lake

 

February 7, 1953 in River History


1st day of operation for Chain of Rocks Lock and Dam No.27

 

 

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River receives award for reserve program

 

ST. LOUIS � Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received the Adm. Bennett Sparks Award, Monday, for having the most successful Military Reserve Integration Program in the Coast Guard for reserve forces of less than 100.

Sector UMR issued more than 160 orders to reservists to respond to flooding on the Red and Missouri rivers, to assist with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery and to assist with maritime security operations.

 

The coalescence of active duty and reserve members ensures better mission execution and aligns our personnel and missions with our commanding officer's vision of ensuring we stand fast to the Coast Guard's Core Values of honor, respect and devotion to duty," said Linda Robinson, head of the Reserve Forces Readiness program for Sector UMR.

 

Sector UMR is the largest Coast Guard sector in the lower 48 states with an area of responsibility comprised of 11 states and 2,000 miles of commercially navigable, waterways which constitute the upper portion of the Mississippi River, the Illinois River, the Missouri River and their tributaries. The waterway systems include over 33 locks and dams, 238 bridges and seven major population centers. The sector is staffed by more than 277 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel as well as a variety of unique assets including five cutters and three marine safety detachments.

 

For more information on the award or on Sector UMR's reserve program contact Lt. j.g. Colin Fogarty at (314) 269-2546 or Lt. Timothy Marriot at (314) 269-2541.

 

Reprinted from US Coast Guard website

 

 



 

Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

will be open on Friday's and Saturday's

starting Friday (02-10-12) ! 

Limited Menu

 

Save your Boat Show ticket and get a free drink on Saturday

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Sundowners.......................  Open Friday & Saturday starting Feb.10
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
Shauna Hays, Office Manager – 636-250-3446
JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Boat Manufacturer

    Feds Seek To Dismiss Fountain Bankruptcy Filing........

 

Friday, U.S. Trustee Donald Walton filed a motion seeking to dismiss Fountain Powerboat's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, or appoint a Chapter 11 trustee.  The motion is questioning whether the temporary receiver, Ronald Glass, had the jurisdiction to file petitions for Chapter 11.  On January 18, Fountain Powerboats and its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com

 



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Stop by to see the New 2012 model Yamaha
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Illinois River At Havana, Illinois

    Eagle Plunge Part Of Eagle Day.........

 

Saturday's Eagle Day Festival at Chautauqua and Emiquon National Wildlife Refuges will be featuring an event a bit different from the usual eagle watching events.  The first Eagle Plunge will be held to raise funds to benefit eagles.  Half of the proceeds raised will benefit the Havana Nature Center, and the other half will go toward a shelter to rehabilitate eagles.  Warmer weather means fewer eagles are about, but there are many other birds to watch........

 

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

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

We Head Back Down River

 

Once we decided to stay put across from Fairport Landing on the previous day, we knew that we had reached the half way point of our trip. Rosie had to be back to work on Monday morning which gave us the three days equal to our up river trip, plus one extra day for unexpected incidents, to get home. So on Thursday, the 25th of August, when we woke to another gorgeous day, we pointed Swing Set south and started making our way back.

 

This day also was Rosie's birthday, with her turning a young 53. I took this picture with Rosie at the helm as we started back downriver. As you can see in the picture, Rosie has resisted wearing a granny-kini, more typical for women of her age, and goes with something that has a little less material to mess with. Works for me, and apparently with some of the lock attendants.
We really couldn't believe our good fortune as to the weather we were experiencing so far during our trip. The only clouds we had were as we entered Lock and Dam 25 as we started out, and there had been no rain at all. We can stay dry from our helm on the flybridge, and there is no helm below, but cruising is always more enjoyable when the weather cooperates.
To maintain our 8 miles per hour speed during the upstream portion of our trip, we ran our Cats at 1200 R.P.M. I backed off that a little coming back downstream, decreasing our fuel consumption, but increasing our speed a bit with the help of the current.
We took turns at the helm throughout the day and we breezed through 3 locks. As stated earlier, the lockmasters will allow "floating free" when locking down, so we took advantage of the privilege, saving us some time locking through. We still deploy fenders on one side of the boat, typically the "lock side" (the side of the lock away from the dam) just in case the wind catches us and we need to snuggle up against the lock wall.
It might have been natural for us to have stayed in the same anchorages going downstream as we had used coming upstream, but time in locks and a faster speed changed all of that.

We were making very good time, and Burlington, Iowa became our goal for the day. Burlington was only 58 miles from Fairport, but with the three locks in between, was a fairly optimistic target for a day's cruise at our speed. Burlington came into view as the better part of the afternoon had passed.

 

The Flint River empties into O'Connell Slough just upstream from Burlington and we dropped the hook just enough up into the slough to get us out of river traffic and still within sight of Burlington. Although not one of my better pictures, you can see the suspension bridge going into Burlington from our anchorage. On our way upriver, I had noted the presence of transient docks lining the Burlington riverfront, along with an abundance of enticing restaurants to choose from.
As is our routine, once we got the anchor set, we relaxed in the cockpit taking in the view and confirmed that we had a good hook. After making ourselves fit for public consumption, we dropped the dinghy and slipped on down to the Burlington riverfront, leaving Swing Set sitting pretty with the anchor light on. We were headed for a proper birthday dinner.
Just a few steps from a long courtesy dock where we tied up and locked the dinghy, was a gigantic riverside restaurant called Big Muddy. We could see a fair amount of activity at the place, so we chose Big Muddy to celebrate Rosie's birthday.
After a dubious beginning when I had asked the hostess for a table on the patio, and she asked if I wanted to be seated "outside", and I said, "Well, we're not from around here, but unless you have a patio inside, we'll go ahead and take a table on the patio outside".
When the table outside wound up overlooking a parking lot, I summoned our waitress and admitted to making a very horrible mistake, and that indeed we wanted a table inside.
There were plenty of tables available indoors as the place is GIGANTIC, so the poor girl directed us to a window seat with a great view as I made a mental note to redeem myself by tipping heavily no matter what the service was afterwards.
I avoided anything with a creamy dressing, choosing oil and vinaigrette for my salad. We started off with some wine as we were "beered out". We aren't wine snobs, and a house wine is sufficient for either of us. I'm a beer guy and will remain so as long as possible, but I have a feeling rum will come into the picture when we get to the islands. Rosie has already forgotten what she ordered, my money says it was some variation of chicken as usual, but I had a steak. The steak was nothing to fuss about but the dinner was pleasant, the view was outstanding, and the wine made the event even more blissful.
It was pitch dark when we got back down to the dock to unlock the dinghy. The lesson for the evening turned out to be the need for equipping ourselves in the future with a light to see the numbers on the combination lock in the dark. The effects of the house wine delayed my decision to finally whip out our iPhone and use the lighted screen to see the numbers on the lock, being careful to avoid giving the phone a bath.
We switched on the running lights on our dinghy and made way for the shining beacon of the anchor light on Swing Set. We have a dusk to dawn light in the cockpit that is activated with a motion detector and as we got within range, the light came on and welcomed us as Rosie attached the painter to a stern cleat and we left the dinghy trailing behind Swing Set for the night.
I checked the weather report and we caught the late news before we turned in; all in all a wonderful day and evening.
We got an early start the next morning even after waiting for an early morning fog to lift. The bridge tenders at the Burlington lift bridge were on the ball again as the bridge started raising as we got close. the bridge tenders and us gave each other hand waves as we passed under the raised bridge, and headed for the swing bridge at Fort Madison. Thankfully the crabby bridge tender we encountered on the upstream pass was absent on our return trip and we slipped through Fort Madison easy as pie.

 

 

When we announced our approach to the Keokuk lock, we were met with a pleasant response to "come on in skipper" and we locked through at Keokuk slick as a whistle. The picture above shows the wet lock wall as we were dropped to tailwater level, attached to the floating bollard.
  When we exited the Keokuk lock we came upon the stern of a long tow, the Jerry Jarrett. The river is curvy in this area, so we asked for some assistance in passing and received some cheerful instructions to "pass on the one whistle". There was some traffic on the marine radio about a distressed vessel up ahead. We slowed down to a crawl as we passed a tow headed upriver that had gotten hung up on a turn in the river and two tugs were hard at work trying to get it unstuck. We passed another tow, laden with scrap cars, after getting some more passing advice. The captains of these tows have always proven to be accommodating if possible, and courtesy is met in kind, if given.
  It was mid afternoon by the time we arrived at the Canton Lock, and as there was a tow locking up, we had to wait for an hour or so to lock down. There was a sailboat waiting as well, the mast was stowed and judging by a banner displayed in a language I recognized as Swedish, we learned that aboard the boat was two world travelers. Their English was minimal, and our Swedish is negligible, so the conversation was limited to a couple of "hellos and good luck on your trips".
  We kept our steady pace as we left the Canton lock, headed for Quincy, Illinois where I had wanted to spend the night. Considering that we had passed two fixed bridges and locked through twice, our arrival at Quincy marked the accomplishment of a 78 mile day.
  We were a little tired as we came within site of the Quincy Lock, but any decision to make the lock and keep on going was settled when we saw a double tow waiting to lock down. As it would have taken us past dark to lock through with a long wait anyway, I guided Swing Set into the slough at the Quincy Boat Club and Art Keller Marina.
  Rosie and I had accomplished our normal bathing ritual while waiting at the Canton lock, (If a couple of Swedes couldn't handle two naked river bathers, who can?)  So as the sun set, all we had to do was break out the grill and start dinner.
 

Here we sit in front of the Quincy Boat Club; the grill is going and I have a pan of rib tips cooking slowly, to be joined later with some scalloped potatoes. Is it possible that we celebrated the end of another productive day with a cold Bud Light or two? Darn skippy, it was.
  Some locals apparently out for a bachelor party kept sharking past with their stereo loud enough to wake the dead, or so they thought, I guess. They were pikers compared to what we are used to in the way of stereo wars. We let 'em think they were impressing us and all we shared was a wave or two. A late night party was not on our agenda.
  We were making good time, and we still had two full days to get home, but the possibility of attending a late BBQ on Saturday night back at our home port entered our minds. With four locks to go, we weren't going to push ourselves to make it, but we started to not rule it out. Our success in making timely lock throughs would tell the story as to whether we would make the party or not.
  The party on the houseboat continued into the wee hours, as it was a Friday night, but we were oblivious to the noise as we turned in after a very long day and fell right asleep.
 


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Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photo of the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River, shrouded in fog.........

 

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US Coast Guard

   

News Release

Date: February 6, 2012

Contact: Lt. Jennifer Jessee

(270) 442-1644

 

UPDATE 3: Coast Guard approves movement of vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

 

PADUCAH, Ky. � The Coast Guard has approved the transit of the Delta Mariner to a safe harbor on the Tennessee River, Monday.

Salvage workers successfully cut the Delta Mariner free from subsurface bridge debris at 10:15 a.m., Monday, and will continue removing remaining portions of the bridge from the bow of the ship once it is safely secured a mile from its current location.

�The salvage operations are proceeding as planned, and it is a significant milestone that the ship has now been relocated downriver and clear of the Eggner Ferry Bridge,� said Cmdr. Claudia Gelzer, commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small and crew from MSU Paducah remain on site to ensure safety of salvage operations.

The Coast Guard is working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Foss Maritime and Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

 

Reprinted from US Coast Guard website

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News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS Asks: If Not Ethanol, Why Not Butanol?

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 6, 2012 -- With its ability to attract moisture and clog fuel filters, it’s no wonder America’s boaters have not been thrilled with ethanol in gasoline, which today is most commonly found as a 10% blend and known as E10 at the gas pump. America’s desire for renewable fuels is growing, but recent Department of Energy tests on boat engines showed that increasing the amount of ethanol to 15% doesn’t work for boats. While higher ethanol content has been approved by the EPA for 2001 and newer cars and light trucks, E15 is not legal to use in boats and other gas-powered equipment.

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) suggests that butanol, an alcohol with a characteristic banana-like odor typically made from corn and beet byproducts, may be an answer.

Unlike ethanol, butanol is less corrosive, doesn’t attract moisture which can cause harmful “phase separation” of the fuel, and can be mixed in ahead of time and shipped through existing pipelines. It has a higher energy value (110,000 Btu per gallon versus ethanol’s 84,000 Btu), and is safer because its flammability is similar to diesel fuel. So why aren’t America’s boaters, motorists and gas-powered tool and toy owners using butanol?

“Part of the answer is how the stuff is - or was - made,” wrote BoatUS Seaworthy Magazine Editor and Damage Avoidance Expert Bob Adriance. He says, “Back in the 1980’s when the government was looking at biofuels, the cost to produce butanol was much higher than ethanol. Congress also gave ethanol a head start 30 years ago with a subsidy to produce it from corn. However, the subsidy is now expired and new technologies have made the costs to produce both fuels similar, although butanol is ultimately far less expensive to produce in terms of the amount of energy delivered per gallon.”

“With its new cost competitiveness and energy advantages, butanol could be a biofuel that boaters embrace,” said Adriance. “However, we need to find out more about any potential long-term effects, and would need to overcome the not-too-insignificant reality of ethanol’s financial and political momentum in the market today.”

 

 

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

 

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Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

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St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

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It's MONDAY

 

06 February...2012

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

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Picture of the Day

 

Kite Panoramic

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Picture of the Day... was sent to us Capt'n Dave Diederich who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat .......... Wind Dancer

 

Bill:

Here is another panorama taken from a kite.


Very large size
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 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

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Alton Marina - Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

 

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A tow pushing through the snow and ice under the Clark Bridge at Alton Marina - Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ....   are from John & Carol Lengerman @ Alton Marina

 

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To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 2/4/11
Subject: BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION MM 99 MOR

NAVNOTICE # 2894

THE UTV CATHERINE ANN WILL BE PERFORMING CONSTRUCTION ON THE HERMAN BRIDGE MM 99 MOR LDB STARTING TUESDAY, 07FEB12 UNTIL THURSDAY, 09FEB12 DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OUTSIDE OF THE NAVIGATION CHANNEL. THE UTV CATHERINE ANN WILL BE MONITORING CHANNELS 13 AND 16 AND MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO MINIMIZE WAKE WHILE TRANSITING THE AREA

 

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 Plan H Update

    Corps Back Away From Plan H........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has claimed that they will not be recommending Plan H for implementation, but opponents are still promising a fight to make sure the plan does not ever get applied.  The Corps did not recommend any of the eight proposals for controlling flooding along the Mississippi River to Congress, citing cost factors.  Plan H would improve the levees along the Upper Mississippi River except those in St. Charles, Pike, and Lincoln Counties........

 

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 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    Boatshow Webcam will be Turned On This Morning !

  

 

Captian Darryll Weil is providing live webcam shots of the activity at the St. Louis Sport and Boatshow starting this morning ! 

 

Watch the boats being moved into the America's Center.......  logon to the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow website and check it out later this morning !

 

 

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The webcam pictures will be live on RiverBills.com also starting on Thursday

The St. Louis Boat and Sportshow kicks off this Wednesday at 2 PM

 

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   RiverBills.com Free Shuttle Service to the Laclede's Landing Parking Lots.

 


There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.

 

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 St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

    Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

 

 

RiverBills got a Good News Phone Call from Capt. Tim on Friday night. 

 

Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

at The St. Louis Boat and Sports Show !

 

 

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 Boat Manufacturer

   Tahoe Boats Moving To Missouri........

 

This spring, Tracker Marine Group will be slashing 112 workers from their Miami, Oklahoma plant, and shifting the production of the Tahoe boat line to Clinton, Missouri.  The facility in Miami will still be used to manufacture a new model of saltwater skiff in the company's MAKO line.  Tracker is thinking about the installation of robotic equipment on the assembly line. Tracker Marine Group is owned by Springfield, Missouri based Bass Pro Shops........

 

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

 

 



 

Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

will be open on Friday's and Saturday's

starting Friday (02-10-12) ! 

Limited Menu

 

Save your Boat Show ticket and get a free drink on Saturday

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Sundowners.......................  Open Friday & Saturday starting Feb.10
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
Shauna Hays, Office Manager – 636-250-3446
JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

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River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Metro East Levees

    Officials Fight "Unacceptable" Rating........

 

After last year's announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the levees protecting the Metro East were "unacceptable", a virtual firestorm of protest was started among property owners in the American Bottoms region.  Metro East officials state that the Corps raised their standards to unreasonable levels in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The Corps states that their standards have not changed, but improved technology allows levee inspectors to get a better idea of what the condition of the soil in and below the levees is in........

 

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Boat Show time is around the corner, come see us at the
St. Louis Boat & Sportshow... February 8-12.

Stop by to see the New 2012 model Yamaha
Boats & Waverunners at our indoor showroom.

 

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Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

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Boat Gear Manufacturer

   First Quarter Results In For Johnson Outdoors........

 

During the first quarter of 2012, Johnson Outdoors saw revenue growth of 2%, to over $80 million, even with a 66% decrease in military sales.  During the first quarter, Johnson Outdoors reported a net loss of $2.9 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million, or 13 cents per diluted share during 1Q '11.  Operating losses for 1Q '12 were $3.7 million, compared to 1Q '11's net loss of $1.3 million........

 

        Click here to read this news report 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

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Polestar Boating Center

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


We Make Way To Muscatine Iowa

 

 I'm writing today's post after just returning from spending the night on Swing Set. We attended a birthday party for a friend and the party was held closer to the boat than to our home, so it made sense to stay on the boat. We went up in the afternoon and did a few minor chores after storing a few more things from our home onto the boat, in preparation for our move in a couple of months.
A lot of our "river" friends were at the party, and everyone was getting excited about the upcoming boating season. The predictions for flooding this year have been issued and the forecast is for very little flooding, if any, due to a low amount of snowfall up north so far.
If you follow my blog via the RiverBills website, you know that the St. Louis Boat and Sports Show is coming up this week and nearly everyone was talking about attending the show on RiverBill's Night at the Boat Show on the 9th of February.
Another thing worth mentioning is that today is Superbowl Sunday! But we are happily back at home after going to a birthday party on Friday night, driving up to the boat and going to the party last night, then driving home this morning. Typically, another party would be on our agenda for today, but we are taking a pass. I actually was looking forward to writing this post as I drove home from the boat; so here we go...
On August 24th, we were up early after a peaceful night. The previous day was a long one, we traveled about 90 miles and transited two locks and one railroad swing bridge. We wanted a jump on this day as we had two locks to go through before we would arrive nearly 40 miles upriver at Fairport Landing, where we had planned on getting fuel.
There was nothing remarkable about our lock through at Lock and Dam 17, or the next one at the town of Muscatine, Iowa, Lock and Dam 16. That's my recollection anyway.
We had made very good time, still chugging along at 8 miles per hour, and it was still before noon as we exited Lock and Dam 16 and made way to Fairport Landing. I started regretting our plan to fuel up at Fairport, because no one would be there to sell us fuel until after noon, so we had to wait. I called the next marina that had diesel. That marina was in Rock Island, Illinois, and it would take us the rest of the afternoon to get there, as it was several miles upstream, plus there were two more locks to transit.
A young girl answered the phone and I inquired as to the availability of diesel. She said that they had some, and I asked the price and it was acceptable, but then I asked how fresh the diesel was. Now, some of my readers here might wonder why I asked that question, but my readers with diesel engines in their boats would know that bad diesel fuel is common if it sits for a long time. I've clogged up our Racors before from taking on old fuel as algae grows in it if moisture is present. The very nice girl looked in her records, and even she was surprised to learn that they had last taken a diesel fuel delivery on the previous September, nearly a year ago.
We weighed our options: We had had three travel days and gone through 9 locks so far. Adding two more locks up and then two more coming back from Rock Island to get stale fuel did not seem appealing to us at all. We made our decision to wait for the fuel at Fairport, and then spend the rest of what was a beautiful day on the hook, catching sun and swimming, and possibly having a beer or two.
I pulled off of the channel and motored over to the fuel dock at Fairport Landing. The seediness of the place was not apparent from the channel, but up close, the place was definitely no beauty. In the interest of brevity, let's just say that Fairport Landing had seen better days. But, I was thoughtful of the pleasant conversation I had had with the owner on the previous day, and I was confident that the fuel was as fresh as he had promised.
We waited at the fuel dock and I took some trash up to the dumpster. There was a restaurant on the property, but it being a Wednesday, I had doubts if they would even be open later in the evening, but I made a mental note. The owner showed up and we took on 252 gallons. Swing Set ran a total of 37 hours upstream burning 6.73 gallons per hour. At our speed, but running against the current, we only got a little better than one mile per gallon for our 244 mile trip. Not really bad, but I expected better fuel mileage.
I followed the owner into the restaurant to settle up the bill and get some beer and ice. The interior of the restaurant had some real character and the looks of the outside were deceiving; it was nice and neat inside, there was the largest beer can collection I had ever seen lining the walls in glass cases. There was a big corner bar and lots of tables and a game room with pool tables. I got a history lesson about the place and was told they'd be open that evening for sure and Wednesday nights were one of their busiest. I was sold.
 

We took Swing Set across the river out of the channel where the fella at Fairport told us was some good anchoring, set a hook, and popped a few cold ones and took some sun. The picture above shows the best way to drink a beer while sunning your back side, even if the theory of drinking beer through a straw gets the alcohol to your brain quicker is true or not.
There was a nice breeze spinning our wind generators and we had all the windows and hatches open, it was a perfect day to lounge around and think about starting our return downriver on the next morning. As the afternoon wore on, I kept watch on the parking lot at the restaurant across the river with my binoculars, and sure enough, by 5 o'clock, quite a few cars had already arrived.

We had been attired in swim wear for 5 days already, so it felt weird to put on regular duds for a change. I had dropped the dinghy into the water earlier, so once we got dressed, we motored back over to Fairport Landing for some dinner.
As the amount of cars in the parking lot advertised, there was a good crowd already sitting inside the cool interior of the restaurant. We took a table at the window where we could see the river and Swing Set laying at anchor across the channel.
The waitress brought a couple of very cold Bud Lights and told us about the dinner specials, with fried chicken being the special for Wednesday. I can't seem to resist fried chicken, and Rosie followed my lead and after that it was "two fried chicken dinners, comin' up".
As we reveled in the pleasant atmosphere, a couple at an adjoining table asked if we had come from "that big boat across the river". We said we did and they were puzzled as to how we could leave our boat over there on the anchor while we were in the restaurant having dinner.
We explained as to how we were confident that no one would mess with the boat, and that the anchor had held fast for the previous 4 hours or so, and there was no reason to think that it wouldn't hold for several hours more. Not being boaters, they had lots more questions which we were happy to answer, that is until the waitress arrived with our dinners.
She sat the plates down and I thought she had made a mistake. I didn't see canaries on the menu, but I was certain that that was exactly what she had brought us. The food did have the shape of a bird, and an exploratory bite revealed that we did indeed have chicken dinners there before us, albeit very small chicken dinners. As my opinion of the place started going downhill fast, things got worse.
I had gotten cole slaw with my dinner, and Rosie had gotten green beans. This fact is important as we later figured out why I had come down with some mild food poisoning and Rosie didn't. I need to be very delicate here: It became necessary for me to make my way to the restroom. Very necessary. What also soon became necessary was for us to get out of that restaurant and back to our boat, pronto.
Now Rosie was feeling fine, and even finer due to the number of Bud Lights she had consumed throughout the afternoon, and she was more than a little disagreeable when I told her that we had to leave. She became more understanding as to why we had to leave once I told her the reason, but not any less cranky about it.
We took the dinghy back to Swing Set and I couldn't get the dinghy tied up fast enough before stuffing my face with any and all medications we had on board that I thought would relieve my suffering.
What had started out as a promising day and evening wound up in disaster, but once my stomach settled down, we got a goods nights sleep and by the next morning my condition had improved. If we ever get back up to Fairport Landing, we'll just have beer and pretzels, thank you very much.

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Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 2/05/2012 11:32:00 AM
 

 

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Mississippi River Near Chautauqua, Illinois

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photo of the lighthouse at Chautauqua, Illinois along the Great River Road.  The Mississippi River and Amren's Sioux Power Plant is 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

 

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636 - 899 - 1093

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

 

Illinois Department Of Natural Resources

    Illinois Funding Preservation Projects........

 

29 grants have been doled out by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources funds garnered from the Wildlife Preservation Fund "check off" box listed on Illinois' state income tax form.  The Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Advisory Committee has approved over $152,000 for wildlife projects.  This year's biggest grant of $34,000 is going to state biologists for the study of threatened and endangered species in Illinois........

 

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

 

LED boat lights

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Mercury Racing Blog

     Reggie Fountain and Earl Bentz........

 

January 20th, 2012
Team Mercury – Part 2: Reggie Fountain................ click here

 

February 3rd, 2012
Team Mercury – Part 3: Earl Bentz......................  click here

 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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River Levels & Water Temp

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

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River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship .....................  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 ................................. Click here

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. Charles Boat & Motor....................   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

 

 

 

Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

Click here and check out Darryll's slide show of pictures from the Eagle Watch Party.

More pictures added recently

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    My River Home Boat Harbor

 

Please stop by and visit us at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow at Booth #1751.

 

Andy Dallwitz

My River Home
Phone: 636.899.0903  Fax: 636.899.1626

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

ST PETERSBURG OPEN HOUSE


 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Children attending the 2012 Sector St. Petersburg's open house wave at a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Station St. Petersburg, Feb. 3, 2012. The open house provided the community of St. Petersburg, Fla., the opportunity to view helicopter and vessel demonstrations, take vessel tours and gain safe boating knowledge.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse.

 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's THE WEEKEND

Saturday, Sunday

04, 05 February...2012

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

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 clouds looked so pretty at Hoppies Marina last night (01-31-12). Pretty nice weather for February!

 

See you on the river!
Claudia Burris

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

1st

Where's the Hat Winner

 

 

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



"How the Polestar Marina "Where's The Hat" contest began. A picture of the hat in St. Pete Beach Florida was posted and Mary Beth posted an answer. After that it was decided to make it a contest and give prizes. Under the better late than never category Mary Beth was given 6 World Series collectible bottles of her favorite beverage at the bonfire at Camp Carl.

 

Congrats Mary Beth!"

 

Darryll

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC
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More Pictures of the Day

Saturday

 

Hola from Cozumel

 

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

More Pictures of the Day... was sent to us by Jan and Joe Desherlia of Grafton harbor fame !


 

Hi Bill
 
Hola from Cozumel Mexico to all our river friends. Can't wait to see you all this summer. 
 
Love
 
Joe & Jan
Grafton Harbor

 

 

NEW PRODUCT

 

Raven Environmental Products, Inc.
333 Leffingwell Ave., Suite 117, St. Louis, MO 63122 USA
800-545-6953....   fax 314-822-9968

www.cellfoamholder.com

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

Sunday

 

 

Sundowners' at Yacht Club of St. Louis

2009 Super Bowl Party Pics

 

 

 

 

Cick pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day in 2009..........  were sent in by Mary Tiemann, who hails out of Woodland Marina in the cruiser..... Krystal Lady.

 

  Mary sent us pictures from last Sunday's Super Bowl Party at Sundowners Bar and Grill at the Yacht Club of St. Louis.  The featured photo at the top is of Jon Klipp, owner of Sundowners,  preparing the roasted pig for the party.

 

RiverBill says....Thanks for the pictures Mary.

 

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

Saturday

 

 

Cick pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day in 2011 ........ was from David Judd of Judd's Custom Photos

 

 

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          2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                  1996 Baha Cruisers Mach1/BR Combo 29'

 

      

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                                                           NEW CLASSIFIED

 

18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000

NEW CLASSIFIED

 

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Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

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Updated Sun @6:00AM

 St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

    Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

 

 

RiverBills got a Good News Phone Call from Capt. Tim on Friday night. 

 

Captain Tim is Playing the Yacht Club Lounge Next Thursday Night

at The St. Louis Boat and Sports Show !

 

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Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Sundowners at Yacht Club of St. Louis

    Reopening Next Friday and Saturday

 

Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

will be open on Friday's and Saturday's

starting next weekend ! 

 

 

Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

     Confluence Tower Hosts Raptor Meet And Greet........

 

Saturday, the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower offered visitors the chance to meet the "other" raptors, the owls.  Three owls were on hand at the TreeHouse Wildlife Center to instruct visitors, with a little help from Pam Lippert, the center's senior wildlife technician, and Eric Bloemker, the board chair.  The event had three variety of owls on hand, a barred owl, a barn owl and a  short eared owl........

 

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

Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Wanted....  Waste Oil

 

LittleJohn is looking for waste oil to heat the shop If any one has 100 to 300 gallons, We will pick up
636 250 4187
We have to keep our projects going

Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Dardenne Creek In St. Peters, Missouri

    Flood Warning Was Issued For Dardenne Creek........

 

Saturday morning, a flood warning was issued for the Dardenne Creek in St. Peters, Missouri.  Minor flooding was expected.  The warning lasted until Saturday night.  As of 6 am Saturday morning, the creek was two feet above flood stage........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from stltoday.com

Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Lake St. Louis, Missouri

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a photoshow of the costumed participants at the annual Polar Plunge at Lake St. Louis.  The ninth annual event benefits Special Olympics, Missouri........

 

        Click here to check out this photoshow from stltoday.com.

Updated Sun @6:00AM

 Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    Sixth Annual Trail Of Tears Polar Plunge Saturday........

 

Saturday, over 300 people came out to participate in the sixth annual Polar Plunge at Lake Boutin in the Trail of Tears State Park.  Proceeds from the Polar Plunge benefit the Special Olympics.  While the fundraising goal for this year's event was $50,000, the plunge itself brought in $39,265. Saturday evening, there was Post Plunge Party that included dinner and a silent auction.  The event is the largest fundraiser in southeast Missouri........

 

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

The St. Louis Boat and Sportshow kicks off NEXT Wednesday at 2 PM

 

Buy 3 Tickets & Get One Free!
PLUS, your e-ticket purchase includes a subscription to Boating, Outdoor Life, Islands, Field & Stream or TransWorld Motocross magazines. Click for offer.

 

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St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

   RiverBills.com Free Shuttle Service to the Laclede's Landing Parking Lots.

 


There are several parking lots and ramps available all around America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. Typically those lots cost between $7 and $10. More economical parking options are available on Laclede’s Landing. RiverBills.com provides free shuttle service between these lots and the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow. Many of these lots require payment on the way in. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the free shuttle and the driver will direct you to validation counter. Bring the validated parking ticket back to your lot and show it on your way out to receive your cash discount of $2. The Laclede’s Landing lots that are serviced by the RiverBills.com free shuttle are located on Washington Ave (Arch Garage), Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Martin Luther King Drive and North Second Street.

 

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St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

" Dollar Off " Coupons !

 

Thursday Only- RiverBills Day

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Click here to buy your tickets on-line for

Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat and Sportshow 

and get your $1 off on

RiverBills Day, Thursday, Feb.  9, 2012

 

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LED boat lights

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 Mississippi River - Great Lakes

     Congressmen Push Corps To Consider Carp Plan........

 

31 Congressmen are encouraging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to think about a multi-billion dollar plan for severing the link between the Mississippi River Basin and the Great Lakes.  Officials state the strategy put forth by two organizations may prod the Corps into speeding up their study of methods to close aquatic pathways between drainage basins.  Lawmakers believe the Corps' study timetable could be shortened by using analysis incorporated in the plan........

 

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

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
Shauna Hays, Office Manager – 636-250-3446
JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

Click here for pricelist
 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Asian Carp Update

    Fish Processing Plant Coming To Grafton........

 

While the Asian carp have pushed many of the native fish species out, a group of entrepreneurs are set on capitalizing on the fish.  They intend to develop a fish processing plant in Grafton.  American Heartland Fish Products LLC recently closed on property near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.  The company is close to finalizing a deal with China State Farm to provide 35 million pounds of fish over a three year period........

 

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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

 

News Release

Date: February 3, 2012

Contact: External Affairs Duty Public Affairs Specialist

(504) 671-2020

UPDATE 2: Coast Guard approves salvage plan for vessel involved in bridge collapse on Tennessee River

 

PADUCAH, Ky.�The Coast Guard approved a salvage plan, Friday, to remove both the supply ship Delta Mariner and a section of the Eggner Ferry Bridge that remains on its bow following an allision a week ago.

Salvage operations are anticipated to begin Saturday. Foss Maritime, owner of the Delta Mariner, has brought in numerous support vessels and technical salvage equipment in anticipation of debris removal operations.

"The Coast Guard is working closely with Foss Maritime to ensure the safest and most efficient salvage of the ship," said Cmdr. Claudia Gelzer, commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah. "The company is cooperating fully and bringing the appropriate resources to bear in support of the operation. The goal is to free the ship from the bridge span debris and assess damages so it can be repaired and put back into service."

The Coast Guard has been enforcing a safety zone from mile marker 41 to mile marker 43 on either side of the bridge on the Tennessee River to protect the public from the damaged bridge and stricken ship since Jan. 26, 2012. The river was opened to commercial traffic on Jan. 28, 2012, with speed restrictions.

The Coast Guard Cutter Obion and a 25-foot Response Boat-Small and crew from MSU Paducah remain on site to ensure safety of salvage operations. The Coast Guard is working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Marshall County Police.

There are no reported injuries or pollution at this time.

The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

 

 

Reprinted from the US Coast Guard website



Boat Show time is around the corner, come see us at the
Kansas City Boat & Sportshow...January 19-22
and at the
St. Louis Boat & Sportshow... February 8-12.

Stop by to see the New 2012 model Yamaha
Boats & Waverunners at our indoor showroom.

 

Winter hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

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 Your Eye on the River

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


We Enter Iowa On Our Mississippi River Cruise

 

We didn't get such an early start on Tuesday morning as we had the previous day. I mopped down the decks, using the heavy morning dew, as Rosie made us breakfast and we ate it on the hook.
  It's only fair for me to tell you that at the time of this trip, I had no intention of writing a blog; so the only notes I have is the ones on our fuel log. I'm using charts of the Mississippi and my scant memory to reconstruct our itinerary, along with some of the few photos I took. Details may be sketchy. I'm not one to enter every turn, or engine room check, into a logbook; seems too much like work to me. Recreational boating should not be a chore.
  That heavy morning dew indicated an upcoming bright sunny day, and weren't disappointed. One hour after pulling up anchor we motored into Lock and Dam 20 at Canton, Missouri, mile marker 343. As far as I remember, it was uneventful. The Mississippi became a bit twisty and curvy after the Canton Lock, with lots of islands and sloughs. The Des Moines River came into view on our left at mile 361, marking our entry into Iowa territory.
 

 

As we neared Keokuk, Iowa, commercial traffic was heavy as there was a lot of industry along the river bank. The picture above shows Rosie on the bow as we approach Lock and Dam 19 at Keokuk. This dam is a hydro-electric outfit; supplying electricity for the city of Keokuk and surrounding areas.
Our Quimby's guide told us that we would be rising quite a bit in this lock, some 18 feet or so. Compared to some locks on the Tennessee River down south, this elevation rise isn't much, but was considerably more that the 6-8 feet rises we had experienced on our trip so far.
Rosie got the fenders ready after we called the lockmaster and was directed into the chamber. We were instructed to utilize the floating bollards, so Rosie wrapped a line from a midships cleat, and held the other end in case the bollard hung up. I stayed at the helm with engines running "just in case". As we floated up inside the lock, the attendant was close by and very chatty. It may have been the fact that Rosie may have been the first woman in a bikini he had seen all day. May have been the first one he had seen all summer.
 

 

You can see here in this picture of how scarred the lock walls were in this lock, but that's typical of many of the locks we had encountered. The bollard sits in a channel within the lock wall, so proper fendering, and not allowing the vessel to drift too much forward or backward is critical for keeping the boat from getting damaged.
We gave our customary thank you and goodbye as we left the Keokuk Lock. Our lock attendant gave us instructions for our return in a couple of days. I felt confident that announcing the approach of pleasure craft Swing Set on our way back through would be met with courtesy and consideration.
The Keokuk Boat Club is on the left going upstream as you depart the Keokuk lock. We were given a recommendation from a friend in our area as the the quality of the restaurant there, but it wasn't time to eat and we otherwise didn't see any activity going on, so we kept going.
The pool above the Keokuk lock is very broad. It may be the widest part of the Mississippi River we had ever encountered. I could see where a good wind would make for some treacherous boating, but we were to have none of that as we enjoyed the change of scenery.
All of our dealings with lockmasters had been as pleasant as could be, but our next encounter with someone that had "authority" didn't go so well.
Two and a half hours after leaving the Keokuk Lock, it was still before noon when the Fort Madison railroad swing bridge came into view at mile marker 384. The clearance was published at 19 feet, too close for comfort to just cruise through for me, so I gave a shout on the radio to the bridge tender. The exchange went something like this:
"Fort Madison swing bridge, this is northbound pleasure craft Swing Set, you got a copy?"
A couple beats later, "This is the Fort Madison railroad bridge", came a female voice over the radio.
"Fort Madison, what is the chances of us getting a bridge opening to proceed upstream?"
"I have no idea", came the reply over the radio.
At this point I lost my sense of propriety, and as sarcasm is one of my stronger suits, I returned with, "Fort Madison, when you get some idea as to when we can get a bridge opening, would you let us know? Then, I can decide whether or not to get a room for the night in Fort Madison."
"Being smart will not get you anywhere, captain", came the bridge tender's curt reply.
"Fort Madison, I am not getting smart, but I still need some idea as to when we can get through this area. I'm in need of fuel and it's imperative that we get upstream at some point."
"I'll check my schedule", she returned.
About five minutes later, as I sat at the helm fuming, we heard a loud horn and shortly after, the bridge started swinging open. Now, I know better than to proceed through a lock or bridge opening without permission, but having gotten no call, I radioed the bridge again and said, "Can I proceed through?"
"This is your bridge opening, Swing Set, do you want it or not?"
What I was thinking is not fit to print here, but as we passed by the bridge, I still gave our usual good natured thank you, but I nearly choked on the words. Had we not been planning a return in a day or two, I may have pushed the bounds of good taste with a different reply.
My concern about fuel was not a false one. We were nearly at the point of no return with our fuel supply. It was becoming necessary to get fuel somewhere upriver for the return home. We still had enough to get us back to Two Rivers, where diesel was available, but we needed to start our search for diesel upriver and make a plan for getting it.
The Quimby's guide came to our aid again as we considered our plan for getting fuel. One harbor upriver advertised fuel delivery by truck: the next harbor advertising diesel at the dock was in Muscatine, Iowa, or further up at Rock Island, both within our range.
Several locks were between us and Fairport Marina in Muscatine, however, and not knowing if delays would ensue, we called the number for the fuel truck to discuss our possibilities. The first thing to get out of the way was price per gallon. Once we established that, we were given a couple of options as the where we could obtain the fuel because the truck was on a route and could make a stop that was convenient to us if we were willing to wait.
I told him I'd get back with him and we called Fairport Marina. The owner of Fairport Marina assured us as to diesel availability, he had fuel on a trailer and it was fresh. He figured he was holding about 300 gallons, more than enough for our needs. We didn't anticipate an arrival to his marina until the next day; after noon, is what I figured. His pleasant reply of being able to run his usual Wednesday errands in the morning before we got there made up our mind; we would call off the fuel truck and make way for Muscatine.
Pressure was off, if there even was any. The sun was bright and shiny and there was very little traffic. We had no idea where we were going to spend the night, but with plenty of twists and turns in the river, and an abundance of sloughs to choose from, we decided to cruise as late into the day as possible.
Rosie and I took turns catching rays on the foredeck. There is absolutely no noise but the wind on the bow of Swing Set. We have below water exhaust anyway, in fact, the only noise on the bridge is the swoosh of water around the swim platform and the stern as we cut through the water. The relaxing day meant that "beer thirty" came early as we grabbed a couple of cold ones in mid afternoon. Keep any comments about beer consumption and operating a motor vessel to yourself, thank you.
Another railroad bridge loomed ahead as Burlington, Iowa came into our sights. Before I could even reach for the radio, we saw the bridge start to raise. As we passed under the raised bridge deck, we called our thanks on the radio and were met with a hearty "Have a good one skipper", and a friendly wave. They must have heard about the woman at the Fort Madison bridge and were making up for it. I like to think so anyway.
We were tempted to stay there near Burlington, it looked very interesting, but we had a ways to go to get to Muscatine, and we'd have to spend another night on the hook before reaching Fairport.
A mental note was made to consider Burlington as a stop on our way back downriver, and we continued upstream until the better part of the day was behind us. I called Lock and Dam 18 at the 410 mile marker, 75 miles upriver since leaving last nights anchorage.
I think it was after 6 P.M. when we grabbed the lines in the lock chamber. Another chatty lock attendant gave us all kinds of helpful advice as to where we could anchor for the night up ahead. He even went so far as to make a call on his radio to see if a good place to eat would be open that evening, even though Rosie and I both knew he was taking pictures of Rosie in her bikini the whole time. Knock your brains out pal, I thought, she turns 53 in a couple of days and is appreciative of the apparent compliment. It must get really lonely at those locks.
I figured to find a quick anchorage once we left lock 18 behind us, but even though there was lots of water, per se, anything off the channel was very shallow. We kept on, turn after turn, still not finding anything suitable for a proper night on the hook.
We both still felt like a million bucks, and night time travel doesn't intimidate us, so I wasn't worried about our situation. As luck would have it though, I saw a promising spot on the Navionics chart and we made way for it. As the sun was dropping below the tree line, we got a good hook set far enough off the channel to not be a hazard to traffic.
Even as a confirmed River Rat, I still have qualms about getting into the water at night. I like to see the snakes as they swim over to take a look, and I don't want to even think about the size of some of the fish. Without passing along these concerns to my unsuspecting partner, we completed our nightly bathing ritual and whipped up a satisfying dinner of leftovers, and caught some T.V. before turning in for another peaceful night on the hook.



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Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    New Bridge To Be Completed By 2014........

 

While the Mississippi River Bridge is but one of 35 construction projects intended to remove Interstate 70 traffic off of the Poplar Street Bridge, it is perhaps the most visible.  The north St. Louis skyline is starting to be dominated by the new span's towers.  When the bridge is complete, the cables and towers are slated to be painted off-white.  The span is set to be completed in 2014........

 

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Upper Missouri River

     Extra Water Storage Space Available in Reservoirs........

 

Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that there is an extra half million acre feet of water storage space available in the reservoirs along the Upper Missouri River.  The extra room is attributed to extra releases from the reservoirs and a mild beginning to the winter.  There are a few months left in winter, and the Corps will be monitoring the the weather and making adjustments to their releases as needed........

 

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Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
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Missouri Department of Natural Resources.....

 

February is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri

Volume 40-012 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

ROLLA, Mo., FEB. 3, 2012 � Many Missourians experience small earthquakes weekly, especially in southeast Missouri. To mark earthquake awareness month in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri Seismic Safety Commission and others are partnering during the month of February to provide critical information to Missourians about earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

The New Madrid Seismic Zone, located in southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois, is the nation's most active seismic zone east of the Rocky Mountains. The zone cuts across the Mississippi River in three places and the Ohio River in two places. More than 200 small earthquakes occur in the zone each year.

In the winter of 1811-1812, the New Madrid Seismic Zone produced a series of earthquakes estimated at magnitude 7.0 or greater. One of the largest earthquakes in history was centered in the town of New Madrid on Feb. 7, 1812. Nearly 200 years of population growth in the region, which includes metropolitan areas such as St. Louis and Memphis, means that a repeat of the 1812 earthquake could cause considerably more damage.
Geological evidence indicates large earthquakes, like those that occurred 200 years ago are rare. However, more frequent, moderate size earthquakes can be damaging. Geologists with the department are actively conducting hazards mapping projects to better understand impacts from seismic events such as ground collapse, soils liquefaction, landslides and flooding......click here to continue reading

 

Reprinted from the Missouri Department of natural Resources website

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

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More pictures added recently

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

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Please stop by and visit us at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow at Booth #1751.

 

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U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Whale search off Oahu, Hawaii


HONOLULU – A crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Honolulu navigates along the west coast of Oahu in search of an entangled whale, Feb. 1, 2011. Coast Guard watchstanders in Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assist in locating a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net in the vicinity of Barbers Point, the southwestern-most point of Oahu. A second report indicated the whale had moved to Kaena Point, the northwestern-most point of Oahu.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto

 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's FRIDAY

03 February...2012

 

Over 4.7 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Lady Di redo... Update

 

 

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

 

 

Bill:


Got some photos from Little John of the Lady Di redo. Motors are in, salon doors redone and in. They expect to be partying on it by next week! To read the whole story and see all the photos go to http://www.littlejohnsinc.com/2012_Lady_Di_redo/default.htm
Attached is a picture on one of the engines going in and the new brushed stainless salon doors.
 

Darryll

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 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

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Picture of the Day in 2011 ........ was from Debbie More who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat .... Ship of Fools.

 

Debbie titled it

 

Sunrise Jan 29, 2011

 

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Visitor Show Information
 

  February 8-12, 2012

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    Thursday, February 9 2pm–9pm
    Friday, February 10 12pm–9pm
    Saturday, February 11 10am–9pm
    Sunday, February 12 11am–5pm

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 Preliminary 2012 Flood Outlook

 

 

PROBABALISTIC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
510 PM CST WED JAN 25 2012

...ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOK...

THIS LONG-RANGE PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOK CONTAINS FORECAST VALUES THAT ARE CALCULATED USING MULTIPLE SEASON SCENARIOS FROM 30 OR MORE YEARS OF CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA INCLUDING CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE RIVER...SOIL MOISTURE...AND 30 TO 90 DAY LONG-RANGE OUTLOOKS OF TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION. BY PROVIDING THE COMPLETE RANGE OF
PROBABILITIES...THE LEVEL OF RISK ASSOCIATED WITH LONG-RANGE PLANNING DECISIONS CAN BE DETERMINED. THESE PROBABILISTIC FORECASTS  ARE PART OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICES ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE.

WHILE THESE PROBABILITIES COVER THE FIRST HALF OF SPRING...THIS 90-DAY OUTLOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT OUR ANNUAL SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK...THOUGH IT CAN BE VIEWED AS SNEAK PREVIEW OF WHAT IT WILL CONTAIN. DUE TO A WARM AND BELOW AVERAGE AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI BASIN THIS WINTER...PROBABILITIES OF FLOODING ALONG THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS ARE 20 TO 30 PERCENT BELOW A NORMAL OR AVERAGE 90 DAYS FROM FEBRUARY
THROUGH APRIL AT THESE LOCATIONS. OF COURSE...SNOW DEPTHS AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENTS IN THESE AREAS COULD CHANGE DRAMATICALLY OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. BUT INITIAL PROBABILITIES IMPLY THIS SPRING WILL FEATURE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS RUNOFF DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI THAN ANY YEAR SINCE 2007.

 

Reprinted from the National Weather Service website

 

The National Weather Service will release its first formal flood outlook Feb. 16.
 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Duck Club Yacht Club .........Open selected dates, check up-coming events page

Big Kahuna........................ Closed for the season

Kinder's Restaurant............ Opening March 3rd, 2012

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

Longshot Saloon................ Scheduled to Open April 15, 2012

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

Sharky's..........................   Scheduled to Open March 17, 2012

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

We realize the difficult times that the boating community has been experiencing over the past several years. That is why WOODLAND MARINA has seen fit NOT to raise covered slip or rack storage fees for the past FOUR years.

However, during this same time, we have continued to make improvements throughout our harbor to make it a more desirable HOME FOR YOUR BOAT!

TO SHOW OUR CONTINUED DESIRE TO HELP YOU THE BOATER, WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INCENTIVE TO ALL NEW AND EXISTING WOODLAND MARINA SLIP RENTERS RENT A DOCK FROM US AND PAY IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2012 -RECEIVE FUEL FOR YOUR VESSEL MONDAY THRU SATURDAY DURING THE 2012 BOATING SEASON AT OUR COST!

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

**ALL RACK STORAGE BOATERS – YOU ALSO GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR FUEL DISCOUNT!

 

FOR OUR NEW BOATING FAMILY – SIGN A 2012 SLIP LEASE AND BRING YOUR BOAT IN IMMEDIATELY AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

 

This is our way at Woodland Marina to show that we care!

For FULL DETAILS, please contact:
Joe Boarman, Harbor Master - 314-603-0163
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JoAnn Bryant, Vice President / Allene Gibson, President

 

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River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

 

New Upper Mississippi River Navigation Charts now available
By Corporate Communications

 

 

 

Ensure a Safe Boating Experience
New Upper Mississippi River Navigation Charts Now Available

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Feb. 2, 2012) Boaters should not leave home without a copy of the new 2011 Upper Mississippi River Navigation Charts which are now available for purchase.

These bound sets of river charts indicate important river features such as navigable sloughs, open channel areas, hazardous areas such as wing dams, historical features, small boat harbors, wildlife sanctuaries, bridge clearances, locks and dams, and other useful information to ensure a safe and enjoyable boating experience.

The navigation charts depict the Mississippi River from Minneapolis, Minn., to the mouth of the Ohio River at Cairo, Ill. They also show portions of the St. Croix and Minnesota Rivers. These charts are updated from the 2001 charts and were created using the most recent aerial photography and survey data developed by and available to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The navigation charts are sold through a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau and cost $30 (including tax), plus shipping. To avoid shipping, charts may be purchased in person at the Mississippi River Visitor Center on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Ill. Charts may also be purchased over the phone by calling the Mississippi River Visitor Center at (309) 794-5338. Telephone orders must be paid by credit card (VISA, Master Card, or American Express).

The 2011 navigation charts can also be downloaded from the Web for free at
Upper Mississippi River Navigation Charts.

The downloadable charts are print-quality Adobe Acrobat files, and include digitally encoded geographic coordinates. Devices that use this information allow a user to measure distance or area on the map, as well as show a current position if GPS positioning is available.

 


 

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

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