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

02-11-12  -  02-20-12

 

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 Monday

20 February 2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... were sent to us by Capt'n Greg Sadowski of the boat...."Relaxin", Capt'n Mike Lorance of the boat..... "Bull Ship" and Capt'n  Gerald Troyanek of the boat....."Dawn Treader"
 

 

 

Bill,


Here's a picture just taken in Pickensville, AL at "Pirate's Marina Cove" marina.
We're waiting for a south-bound tow to finish locking at the Tom Bevill lock.
We left out of Vonore, TN one week ago. I would have liked to get a picture with the Smoky Mountains.
 

The second picture was taken by long time friends Geneva & Pete Andrews "Woodja" from the HWY 60 bridge crossing the Tennessee River.
 

Third is a picture of the Delta Queen a few days ago tied up in down-town Chattanooga.
 

The "Indian Princess" is the same boat pictured in Woodland Marina's web-site and facebook page. (new owners, new name)
That picture was taken by Glenn about 5 years ago. I think it made Riverbill's pic of the day back then.
 

On our way to Ft Myers Beach, Florida,
We check out RiverBills.com everyday!


Greg Sadowski "Relaxin", Mike Lorance "Bull Ship", Gerald Troyanek "Dawn Treader"

 

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

A few more Mardi Gras Pictures

 

 The River Rat Krew

 at DB's Sports Bar for St. Louis Mardi Gras

 

Johhny P, Rosie, Ricky, Mary and Mike

 

 

Shelley, Scott, Bill, Mary and Connie

 

Mary and Christa

and a couple of Riverbills Stickers on Ricky's scooter

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

More Mardi Gras Pictures...... 

 

Let the Good Times Roll

Laissez les bons temps rouler

 

 

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Anchor Yankers Burgee at Marco Island Yacht Club

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2011-----  was a press release from the Marco Island Yacht Club

 

 

 

The Anchor Yankers Yacht Club burgee was presented Friday February 18, 2011 at the “Evening Colors” flag ceremony, to the Marco Island Yacht Club,

by visitor Don Kloppenberg. Don is a boater on the Alton Pool of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis , Missouri .

Accepting on behalf of MIYC is Captain Jim Marr, Rear Commodore and Captain Frank Rinker, Commodore.

The burgee will be displayed in a place of honor at the Marco Island Yacht Club “Burgee Bar” along side 200 burgees of the worlds most prestigious Yacht Clubs.
 


Captain Jim Marr
Rear Commodore
Marco Island Yacht Club

 

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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

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           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 ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 2/16/11
Subject: Lock and Dam 25 Closure MM 241.4 Upper Mississippi River
NAVNOTICE # 2900

ALL NAVIGATION INTERESTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER OF LOCK AND DAM 25 MM 241.4 UMR IS CLOSED TO NAVIGATION UNTIL 21FEB12. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CLOSURE CONTACT THE USACE OR CG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMAND CENTER AT 314-269-2332 OR VHF-FM CH 16.

 

 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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

NEW ORLEANS - A team of Coast Guardsmen and oil spill response organization personnel conduct cleanup operations aboard a tank barge that sustained a release of crude oil after a collision occurred between the vessel and a construction barge on the Mississippi River, Feb. 17, 2012. The Coast Guard, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and Settoon Towing have established a unified command to respond to the incident.

 Photo courtesy of Environmental Safety and Health.
 

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Coast Guard responds to oil in Mississippi River


NEW ORLEANS - Pictured here is an overflight assessment showing a silver sheen along a portion of the Mississippi River following the release of crude oil from a collision between a construction barge and a tank barge, Feb. 17, 2012. The Coast Guard, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and Settoon Towing have established a unified command to respond to the incident.

Aerial photo courtesy of Environmental Safety and Health.
 



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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Opening Friday, March 16th

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
 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River 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

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via Carlyle Lake
 

You'll be freezing for a reason at the 2012 Polar Plunge! The plunge will be held on Saturday, February 25 in the Dam West Day Use Area. Plunging will begin at noon. For more information or to register visit www.plungeillinois.com or call 618-654-6680.
 

Special Olympics Illinois
www.soill.org
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of an Illinois lake. In 2012, there will be 20 locations (see list below). Watch a Polar Plunge PSA by clicking here.

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers facebook page

 

 

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

 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

 

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/

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Feb 18th and 25th

 

Click here for larger copy.

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

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

 

 

Fri nite the D dock DJs

Scott and Craig 8PM-12PM

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's

at 5PM

 

Limited Menu

Click here to go to Sundowners website

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

 

The Boathouse ..................................  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

 

 

 

 

The Boathouse is on Facebook

 

http://www.facebook.com/theboathouseontheriver

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's the Weekend

Sat, Sun.. 18, 19 Feb 2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

A few of the River Rat Krew

at DB's Sports Bar

for

St. Louis Mardi Gras

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day....... is of Jay, the owner of DB's Sports Bar and a few of the River Rat Krew celebrating Mardi Grass on Saturday.   More pictures tomorrow.

 

Let the Good Times Roll

Laissez les bons temps rouler

 

 

 

Another Mardi Gras

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Another Mardi Gras Picture of the Day....... is from We-Z who hails out of Lake Center Marina in the boat..... We-Z Gone Wild !

 

It's We-Z, RiverBill and Mary

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

The Mississippi Valley Chapter of the ACBS

 at the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... were sent to us by Dave Bullington, the ACSB - Mississippi Valley Chapter Media Director.

 

 

Hey Bill,

The Mississippi Valley Chapter of the ACBS was well represented (again!) this year at the St. Louis Boat Show. We always enjoy hearing all the stories from the folks who visit our booth. These old classics bring back a lot of memories for boaters and it seems like everyone has their own tale about a boat from their past. Some people are restoring boats on their own and find a wealth of knowledge and expierience amoung our members. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make this happen for us!

See you on the River!

Dave Bullington
ACSB - Mississippi Valley Chapter
Media Director

 

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

 

Another Boat Show Picture

Saturday

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Another Picture of the Day....... is another from the St. Louis Boat & Sport Show..

 

It's the RiverBills Girls

and

Rich Shamel of Shamel Auto & Tire, Carl Tiemann past Commodore of Con Trios Yacht Club, Tim Tighe of Sharky's Restaurant and Nelson Spencer of Heartland Boating Magazine

 

Photo by RIverBill

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

Sunday

 

Hannibal River Rats n' Lake Rats

in Cancun

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2011-----  was sent to us by Renee Fisher, who hails out of Scipio Marina ........in the boat which has no name yet!!!

 

 

 

River Bill -

 

I had seen your pictures from you warm adventure. So I am sending you one of a Group of us Missourians that went a week ago Monday on our warm adventure to the Rivera Maya Mexico!!

 

It was so Awesome. Good People and Good Fun!! Some of them are River Rats and Some are Lake Rats but we will not hold that against them!!!

 

Thanks,

Renee Fisher,

Hannibal MO
Scipio Marina - with the boat which has no name yet!!!

 

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 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

Saturday

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2011----- were sent to us by Captain Rick Estes who hails out of Lake Center Marina in the boat Y2Katy

 

Hey, Bill,

Here are some pics from Sunday. Stopped by Lake Center to check on the Y2Katy. I’m glad to report she’s high and dry, but anxious to resume her river duties. See you in a month or two!


Rick, Mary & Katy

 

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

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           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 ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 2/16/11
Subject: Lock and Dam 25 Closure MM 241.4 Upper Mississippi River
NAVNOTICE # 2900

ALL NAVIGATION INTERESTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER OF LOCK AND DAM 25 MM 241.4 UMR IS CLOSED TO NAVIGATION UNTIL 21FEB12. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CLOSURE CONTACT THE USACE OR CG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMAND CENTER AT 314-269-2332 OR VHF-FM CH 16.

 

 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

 

Fri nite the D dock DJs

Scott and Craig 8PM-12PM

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

Limited Menu

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Opening Friday, March 16th

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
 

Contact: Doug Edelman
Assistant District Staff Officer - Public Affairs
edeldoug@charter.net
636-379-0877
February 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

New Sponsor of Vessel Safety Check Program

Safe Boats Save Lives

Once you pass a Vessel Safety Inspection,

you can affix this inspection sticker to your boat.
Download hi-res photo.

 

 The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadrons expect to complete over 200,000 voluntary Vessel Safety Checks this year. These no-cost, no-risk courtesy inspections, done at boat ramps, marinas and boat clubs, have ensured the safety of thousands of lives. Now, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has stepped in to sponsor this important boating safety program for the next three years.

“A vessel safety check is done as a courtesy and with no risk to the boater – you won’t be in trouble if discrepancies are found,” said BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner. “What it will do is point out, in a very friendly manner, where you can improve your boat’s safety and help educate you on the value of recreational boating safety. Simply put, having a Vessel Safety Check done on your boat at the beginning of the boating season will help prevent bad things from happening and ensures that if something does occur, you’re prepared.”

If you are ever stopped by law enforcement, the Vessel Safety Check program can also help prevent citations by ensuring your boat meets federal, state and local safety equipment requirements, such as the proper display of registration numbers and documentation.

It also points out both the required and recommended items to have aboard, such as fire extinguishers, life jackets, distress signals, first aid kits, and engine spark arrestors, and also helps provide a better understanding on the care and use of this critical equipment. Additional items covered include the use of local navigation charts, float plans, safe refueling, ventilation, marine heads, weather, sea conditions, survival tips and more.

A “Virtual” Vessel Safety Inspection that boaters can use to self-inspect their boat can be found by going to www.safetyseal.net/what_is_vsc.asp. For a look at some of the top reasons why a boat may fail a courtesy Vessel Safety Inspection, go to www.safetyseal.net/vsc_stats.asp.

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


 

Reprinted from US Coast Guard Auxiliary e-mailing



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

Soundings Dispatches Newsletter

 

 

The new Soundings Dispatches Newsletter is out  !

 

Check out the video of the dolphin tailing the wake surfer

 

Click here and check it out

 

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

 

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

 

Many boatbuilders held press conferences Thursday  to introduce their new vessels !

 

Quite a change from the past few years where new-boat announcements were very scarce and most them were of current hulls with deck, cabin or helm design changes.
 


Click here to read more in Trade Only  today

 

stltoday.com has an article from the U.S. Naval Historic Center on the USS St. Louis, one of the first of the Eads gunboats.

 

Admiral Foote used the St. Louis as his flagships during the Tennessee-Cumberland rivers campaign.

Click here to read more and check out the historic artist drawing of the gunboat

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

 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

 

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

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373


Upcoming Entertainment...

18th Will Smith karaoke; 25th St. Louis Dogs

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

                      Streetbeat 



Saturday night Starr invited us back to the Alton Sports Tap from 8-12!


Bring your Dancing Shoes!
Bring your Dancing Shoes!

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

More On House Cleaning
 

I took a bunch of supplies up to the boat yesterday; the load consisted of all the freeze dried packs of towels and stuff that we had vacuum packed into plastic bags, and some other various odds and ends that may have some real use someday on the boat.
Included in the vacuum bagged "stuff" was some vinyl and zippers that I had cut out of our bow pad. The bow pad was used very little as we soon found out that underway at any speed, the pad would sail up and threaten to jump ship. In fact, the first time we took Swing Set to any speed, the pad flew up and overboard in a split second. A buddy on board who is 6'3" and about 240 pounds had all he could do to salvage the pad from the river after it had soaked up several pounds of Mississippi into the foam.
Soon after, the pad got carted back home and remained under the bed for years. The vinyl on the pad has a seam pattern that matched the bench seat in the cockpit, so last year when we decided to re-upholster the cockpit seat, we were able to use some of the vinyl from the bow pad for a perfect match. We are saving the rest for some other repairs as they are needed. The lounge on the bridge has the same pattern and we have learned that it is no longer available.
The zippers are the big white YKK ones that can serve as replacements for zippers on the bimini as they are needed. Most of the zippers on the bimini have already been replaced, but I'm sure the canvas will outlast some of the other zippers.
Rosie had also packed some bedding, in the form of sheets and pillow cases, that we can use as the others wear out. We probably have more bedding that we can take on board than we will need for years, but it's inevitable that stuff like towels and bedding will need to be replaced, and we'll treat an overabundance of supplies like these as perishables. We'll continue to pack Swing Set to the gills with things that will certainly be of some use someday, but finding room has already become a challenge.
 

 

There is an area behind the settee in the salon that I thought would be perfect to stow all of the packages that I took up to the boat yesterday. The area is accessed by removing the back of one side of the settee, held by three screws, then removing a panel behind the settee by removing another two screws. Once I got the panel removed, I found an area much smaller than I had remembered. I picked two of the smaller packages and proceeded to stuff one of them into the small space. As it happened, as I was stuffing the first pack into the cubby hole, I must have poked a hole in the bag and I soon wound up with a huge marshmallow that quickly took up all the room there was.
I still had some room under the settee where I eventually put the other bags, but I was saving that space for something else. I began to wonder where all of our clothing was going to go.
 

 

We have three hanging lockers on Swing Set, three drawers under the master bed, and four small cabinets in the master stateroom, and all are mostly full already. We'll still have to find room for our small inventory of clothing that we still have at home. Things like sweaters and t-shirts, blue jeans and some button down shirts, skirts and shorts and assorted other little dress type thingys will always have some use, so we'll find room somehow. There is an area on either side of the bed in the master stateroom that is sectioned off with a panel from the actual hull. I had earlier made some carpet panels to place over the port lights in the interest of keeping light out, so we'll cram this extra clothing in these areas. It won't be pretty for a while, but those Van Heusen shirts will become oil rags sooner, rather than later. Even now, if Holly wants to chew on the leather pull tab on the zipper of my sweater, I think, "Who cares?; it's only a zipper and soon enough I'll be waxing the boat with it.
  It occurred to me as I was stuffing myself into a monkey suit for Valentine's Day dinner the other day, that it would be my last time to do so, with the exception of my dad's funeral, which undoubtedly will come, unwelcome as it is. My plan is to vacuum pack a complete outfit to wear to such a somber occasion, along with the shoes; but I can see now that space for something like this will be at a premium. My dad is only 85, and although he acts like he could die any minute, my sense is that he is likely to outlive me. That suit packed away on Swing Set could wind up being his last joke played on us. I can see it now: Rosie and I adrift somewhere in the Caribbean, having run out of food because the "funeral suit" had taken up some space where a couple more cans of Spaghettios could have gone. Maybe I'll just rent a suit when the time comes. The way it's going, I won't fit into anything I save now anyway.
  It might seem crass to be thinking about such things as future funeral wear, but this whole process has to have some realistic approach. We are letting go of a lot of sentimental things. Most of the paraphernalia of my 33 years employed at our local brewery has already been given away. Collectibles like beer mugs and steins, safety awards, and other one of a kinds, have become birthday presents, or have found homes in some favorite bars that we can always visit again some day.
  Our intention is to have nearly every material thing we own fitted into the 40 foot hull of Swing Set, but we know that life is more than material things. Life is the experiences you have, the friends you meet along the way, and the memories that you are lucky enough to keep. Huddled in our condo during retirement years with all of our stuff would be the safe route to take, and the easy one too, but that big human possession called "regret" is one that we don't ever want to be saddled with if we can help it.

 Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 2/17/2012 05:48:00 AM

 

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stltoday.com has an article from the U.S. Naval Historic Center on the USS St. Louis, one of the first of the Eads gunboats.

 

Admiral Foote used the St. Louis as his flagships during the Tennessee-Cumberland rivers campaign.

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U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

SPENCER AND CAMPBELL
 


NEW YORK - Coast Guard Cutters Campbell (W-32) and Spencer (W-36) moored at the former Coast Guard Base at St. George, Staten Island, N.Y., circa 1957. These "Treasury" class cutters -- sometimes referred to as the "Secretary" class and named for former secretaries of the Treasury Department -- proved to be highly dependable, versatile and long-lived warships. Most served their country for more than 40 years. Naval historian John M. Waters, Jr., called them the nation's maritime workhorses: "The 327s battled through the winter of 1942-43 in the North Atlantic, fighting off German U-boats and rescuing survivors from torpedoed convoy ships. They went on to serve as amphibious task force flagships, as search and rescue ships during the Korean War, and as naval gunfire support ships during Vietnam."

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

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

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

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

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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 

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My River Home..................................   Click here

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

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 Life is just a Boat Ride

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It's Friday

17 February ..2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Rockn' on the River 2011

 

 

 

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The Pictures of the Day....... were sent to us by Jan and Joe DeSherlia of Grafton Harbor !  They are some shots of the 2011 Rockn' on the RIver.

 

Hi Bill,

Dave and Kene from the Keystone River Rats have schedule Rockn’ on the River for Sept. 8, 2012!!

See you SOON!!

Joe and Jan

 

NEW PRODUCT

 

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

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A Boat Show Picture

 

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Another Picture of the Day....... is another from the St. Louis Boat & Sport Show..

 

It's Scott and Amy of Palisades Yacht Club

and the RiverBills Girls

 

Photo by RIverBill

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 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

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The Picture of Yesteryears 2009----- was a shot taken by RiverBill early on a Sunday morning in the Two Branch Island area of the river.

 

 

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  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

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Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

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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

 

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636-379-0877
February 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class

 

 Boater Education Saves Lives

Missouri’s Mandatory Boater Education Law requires that every Missouri resident born after January 1, 1984 who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes must carry a boating safety identification card issued by the State Water Patrol and a valid photo ID. This includes personal watercraft like Jet-Skis. The Boating Safety ID Card indicates successful completion of a boating safety education course. Illinois and many other states have similar requirements.

Flotilla 3-13 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the “About Boating Safety” course at Grafton Harbor this winter and spring. The course runs on 2 consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM. The next class begins March 17, and concludes on March 24.
 

Successful completion of this course will not only earn the Boating Safety ID Card, but will also give you invaluable information which will help you to remain safe o

n the water. Whether you are required by law to take the course or not, Boating Safety Education will help you be a better, safer boater. Insurers recognize this and most offer a discount on your insurance for completing the course.

Course Preregistration is necessary. Sign up or for more information by dropping by the harbor, or calling Jan at 618-786-7678 or by contacting Mark via e-mail msz@charter.net or cell phone number 314-803-7044.
 

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

Reprinted from US Coast Guard Auxiliary e-mailing



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

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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

 

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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Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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Polestar Boating Center

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 Riverwebcams.com

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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

 

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KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373


Upcoming Entertainment...

18th Will Smith karaoke; 25th St. Louis Dogs

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

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                      Streetbeat 

This Friday night February 17th, StreetBeat will be appearing at Marks Sports Bar in St. Peters Mo from 9-1.


Saturday night Starr invited us back to the Alton Sports Tap from 8-12!


Bring your Dancing Shoes!
Bring your Dancing Shoes!

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

Cleaning House

 

If you've read this blog from the start, you know about our history of living on the Meramec River and our experiences with floods. Because floods tend to "clean out your basement" occasionally, we never did acquire the amount of junk over the years like most people do. We've been able to keep things rather stream lined.
When we moved off of the river in 1999, we packed up some boxes that didn't get opened when we moved into the city, and they stayed sealed shut when we moved to our current home over ten years ago. We changed that last night, or at least made a start.
Our condo doesn't have much storage space. We have a storage closet in a community storage area on our floor, and we have a "utility closet" just off the kitchen that houses our furnace and has become the official kingdom of Holly, our puppy. We have a small refrigerator in there, a two drawer file cabinet, all of Holly's necessities, and two wire shelves full of boxes and bags that haven't been opened in ten years.
Swing Set only has so much room. I feel like we have plans for every nook and cranny on board, but last night I found things that I need to make room for, and other things that just had to be thrown away. A lot of cruisers I've read about usually keep their homes intact, along with all of their "stuff", or they rent a storage unit, or leave things with family. Our intention is to get rid of everything except what can fit into a hope chest that Rosie has had since she owned her first bra. The hope chest will stay at her brother's house, and probably won't get opened again until we are dead.

While I started pulling boxes down to open, Rosie pulled out her new vacuum bags she bought and started packing them with beach towels, hand towels, and some miscellaneous clothing we had hanging in our laundry closet. Once packed, the bags get sucked down into packages that resemble extra large portions of freeze dried dinners. We have some areas in mind for these packages of vacuum bags on the boat. We'll add similar packages of clothing too. We figure that we'll open the packages as needed, as our primary clothes and towels that we want to use and wash on a daily basis, wear out. We're going to be wearing some weird stuff in the years to come.
So with Rosie using the vacuum cleaner to suck down her stack of storage bags while driving Holly bonkers, I opened the first box and found a Baby Boomers edition of Trivial Pursuit, a brand new Websters Dictionary, some other board game called Scruples, and some decks of cards.
I had three categories to deposit stuff into; trash, Salvation Army, and Keep. All books I would find, and the board games, were going to our condo library, where all the residents keep puzzles and games, CD's, DVD's, and most of all, books, to share with each other. It's one of the best features of our condo association.
Another box held the first stereo receiver I ever had. It's an old Technics tube type receiver that I bought in 1975 for about $350. It was the first thing I ever financed, and I remember how astounded I was to find out how much the interest rate added to the cost of the thing. The receiver, and the Cerwin Vega speakers with it, got stacked into the Salvation Army pile.
Slipped behind one of the boxes was a pack of glow sticks from one of our New Year's Eve parties. I was about to pitch those, when I heard a frantic, "Don't throw those away!" from the vacuum lady. "We can use them at Mardi Gras this weekend". I guess we can if Mardi Gras is going to extend into the night, but we're starting at 9 A.M., so I don't think either one of us will see the sun go down at Mardi Gras.

Another treasure I found was a box with our school yearbooks and wedding album, plus assorted photographs that never made it to an album. I had already scanned and saved all of our photos, but started a new stack to scan. The wedding album is making it to the hope chest. I've found a home for my school yearbooks with an old classmate, and Rosie's yearbooks were relegated to the trash pile. I should have checked to make sure her picture was really in them.
I pulled a bag down full of coax, stereo cable, speaker wire and computer cable. I salvaged a brand new pack of stereo wire, for what I do not know, and after some reservation, tossed the rest into the trash pile. I'll probably need some coax tomorrow.
How about a box stuffed with big thick binders, chock full of instructional material from various brewing classes I took over the years? In the trash it went.
A box full of old home made videos and an old video camera got sentenced to the trash bin also. I probably should have sent that stuff to a shredder to completely destroy it, but if anyone still has a device with which to play back old C-format video tapes, they are entitled to any jollies they might get from watching those things.
I found a whole bunch of stuff I knew I still had somewhere, but I had lost track of; old English class assignments, elementary school stories from as early as second grade, and some pictures I drew in grade school and junior high school. I gave the stories a last time quick read and pitched them, as well as the "art work". Some of my classmates from school still tell me that I had some talent as an artist back then. Like all things, everything is relative. It's not too hard to shine in the art world if everyone is 8 years old.
One item I found was some teeth from my first pet, our dog Paree, that had to be pulled in his older age, and I found hard to part with. Why would I keep such a thing for all these years? I wondered if Rosie would enjoy a nice necklace made from four teeth extracted from a french poodle, long dead for over 35 years, and decided against it. I chucked those into the trash can, but now I'm thinking about the cloning angle, hmm.
The shelves are clear, I've loaded up our Explorer with stuff to take to the boat and to charity. Now we have another stack of pictures to scan tonight, and we still have some photos on our walls that need to come down and be scanned and saved, but I've tossed out things that I've saved for over 45 years for some reason. I woke up at 5 A.M. this morning and felt I had to tell somebody.

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Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 2/16/2012 05:02:00 AM

 

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

 

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News Release From BoatUS



FCC Course Change Promising for Boaters

Agency Acknowledges GPS Interference Issues with LightSquared Plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 15, 2012 – Recreational boaters who rely on global positioning devices to keep them safely on course can breathe a sigh of relief since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans on Tuesday, February 14 to revoke conditional approval of a proposed cellular telephone network that could interfere with GPS signals. The decision came after the U.S. Commerce Department advised the Commission that “At this time there are no mitigation strategies” that could prevent interference with GPS signals if the cell phone network planned by a private company, LightSquared, were to be built as proposed.

“This is a significant development for all GPS users,” said BoatUS President Margaret Podlich. “The FCC, as America’s guardian of our airwaves, needs to protect the integrity of the GPS system. It is one of the most important, reliable, and critical elements in navigation today – on boats, in the air, and on land.”

According to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), many boat owners use GPS chartplotters or carry hand-held GPS units – essentially electronic maps – to safely navigate and steer clear of shoals and other hazards, sometimes in unfamiliar waters. Last summer, BoatUS mounted a campaign to slow down the federal approval process until adequate testing could be done. BoatUS’ “Don’t Mess With GPS” campaign delivered over 18,000 comments to the FCC from concerned boaters all across the country.

LightSquared had originally asked the FCC for permission to build 40,000 cell phone ground stations across the country that would expand broadband cellular telephone service. In a February 14 letter to the FCC, the National Telecommunication and Information Administration said tests indicate that the network would “…cause harmful interference to the majority of general navigation GPS receivers tested,” and in addition, noted that “handset transmissions have the potential to impact General Navigation GPS receivers.”

“While the news is positive for America’s boaters, we aren’t out of the woods yet,” added Podlich. The FCC is hosting a 15-day comment period ending March 1 to solicit feedback on their plans to revoke LightSquared’s conditional permit. “In the next few days we will be looking at options for gaining GPS users’ input on the issue and will post this information at www.BoatUS.com/Gov

 

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U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

BASE ST. GEORGE


NEW YORK - Coast Guard Cutter Half Moon (W-378), center, moored at the former Coast Guard Base at St. George, Staten Island, N.Y., circa 1965. Originally commissioned as a U.S. Navy ship on June 15, 1943, Half Moon was later commissioned by the Coast Guard on Sept. 14, 1948. Half Moon's crew sailed from New York Harbor Apr. 1, 1967, bound for duty in the South China Sea with Coast Guard Squadron Three as one of four original cutters assigned to Operation Market Time. The operation was a naval interdiction of enemy supply lines and gunfire missions supporting allied forces on land. Among the other cutters pictured here are, from left, the lightship LV 108 (assigned to Five Fathom Bank, N.J.), the Spencer (W-36) and the Cape Fox (CG-95316).

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

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River Levels & Water Temp

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

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

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

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

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Thursday

16 February ..2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... are from Sherri Stanczak who hails out of lake Center Marina.  They have been in Riverbills inbox since the end of january.

 

 

Hi, Bill,
Hope you are doing good and your holidays were happy. I haven't heard from you in awhile.

Here are a few photos I took last weekend. Mike & I went eagle watching last Saturday. Didn't see any eagles, but we did see a beautiful sunset.
 

Talk to you soon.

Sherri A. Stanczak

 

 

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

 

A Boat Show Picture

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Another Picture of the Day....... is another from the St. Louis Boat & Sport Show..

 

Some well known River Rats

and the RiverBills Girls

 

Photo by RIverBill

Click here to go to Sharky's website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2008......  were sent in by our friend Carl Seidler, RiverBills East-Side Reporter.  

 

   Carl, his wife Marsha and son Daniel hail out of Grafton Harbor.  

 

 

Bill, 

 

   Daniel and I went up to the farm Wednesday evening and took a Couple Pictures at the Ferry, Here we are watching the Ice Cubes go down the River and my Friend Larry (Liberty) Is Chasing his Stolen Boat around Florida in the Sunshine, Just glad he got it back in one piece, Hope they never messed it up to much.

Take Care, 

Carl

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

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

 

      

          56x14 Party Dock                                        33' Chris Craft Flybridge Cruiser

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           NEW CLASSIFIED

 

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Fri nite the D dock DJs

Scott and Craig 8PM-12PM

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

Limited Menu

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Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

  1. Land Learning PN:The Land Learning Foundation's In-Lieu Fee Compensatory Mitigation Program: The Kansas City District posted this proposal and public notice on November 28, 2011. Since the proposed service areas identified in the Draft Prospectus includes watersheds within the St. Louis District and the Rock Island District Boundaries, the public notice is re-opened and posted on all three district web sites. You are invited to review the public notice and the Draft Prospectus for review and comment. The comments should be sent to Mr. Doug Berka with the Kansas City District (douglas.r.berka@usace.army.mil). The public notice comment period closes on March 11, 2012.

 

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

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

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers facebook page

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
 



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

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

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River History....

 

16 February 1854 in River History


Competition between the boat lines brought about the beginning of racing by the captains. The first boat to come into port was given first chance to unload and to be the first to get away to pick up freight at the next stop. This made it necessary to build faster boats.

Houses were built with lookouts on top making it possible for the people to watch the racing steamers coming into dock. The boats were loaded with freight and crowded with passengers who felt lucky to be aboard during the race.

The townspeople came to the riverfront and cheered as the speeding boats entered the Alton port. The prize was a set of gold covered antlers, which were placed in the pilot house until some other boat defeated the champion.

The boat racing continued until a tragic accident happened. On February 16, 1854, the steamer "Kate Kearney" blew up as she was pulling away from the crowded wharf at St . Louis. Fifty people were killed and twenty-five were badly injured. Some of the passengers and crew were blown into the river and lost. Newspaper criticism of the races and government action brought an end to the reckless races on the Mississippi.
 

 

 

 

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 Your Eye on the River

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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

 

Photo gallery and slideshow from the webcam pictures

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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

 

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

 

Anticipation

 

It's mid February and the weather here today in St. Louis is about as bleak as it gets. The sky is grey and soupy, and I can barely see the Mississippi from our living room window. But still, in the haze I can see an occasional towboat making their way up river, or down, out there in the narrow channel of the St. Louis Port.
A day does not go by when I don't think about our plan on leaving the area aboard Swing Set, and our view of the Mississippi from the windows of our condo never fail to remind us as to how near the time is coming.
Not only did we run into most of our river friends at the St. Louis Boat and Sports Show, we attended a couple of birthday parties in the last two weeks also. The question everyone had was, "So when are you guys leaving?"
Another one was, "Are you getting excited?"

 


 

Everybody asks what our plans are, I'll tackle that one first: This question rankles me just a little, and it shouldn't, and it's not like I'm ever capable of keeping too much of a secret, but not having a large full scale plan is most of the fun of doing this type of thing. I have mentioned before in this blog about what our initial plan is; and that is to slip out of the Alton Pool some time in early spring and make our way past St. Louis and head for Kentucky Lake, for starters.
My vision for our trip always includes what may be our last view of the St. Louis skyline as we motor past, just one milestone we will chalk up, along with our last lock through on the Mississippi, our last cruise past the mouth of the Meramec River, and our last stop at Hoppies Marina in Kimmswick, MO. All those things are plan enough for me.
Most people though, are not satisfied with such an austere plan, which only appears simple if you leave out the two years of other planning; the decision to do it in the first place after hours upon hours of reading about others having done it. (Right now I'm reading "The Boaters Weather Guide.) The time and money spent on the boat, getting it ready for full time cruising was a major part of planning too. The impression I get is that even the most die hard river rat thinks our plan should be more detailed, like there has to be some destination, or goal in mind. "Are you doing 'The Loop?'" usually comes from one of those fellow boaters who want a more detailed plan. Not only to appease those who want to know more, but in order to formulate a little more in my mind, I have started to include our desire to explore the complete Cumberland River as well as the complete navigable waters of the Tennessee River before heading to the Gulf. Still, some think that there must be some type of day to day itinerary. This is no Carnival cruise we're going on!
I realize that the questions mostly stem from others wanting to live the experience too, but that's what this blog is for, and I'm self-centered enough to think that all our friends actually read it, so I want them to wait until I write it. I don't want to live the experience before we even depart, as it seems like I could jinx our trip, or plans, by saying too much about what we intend on doing.
When we are leaving is the question that is easy to answer and hard all at the same time. We've picked a day, and no, I'm not telling what day that is here, but it's just a date, and may need to be amended. These past few months since we put Swing Set away for the winter have been a bit slow. I've found things to write about here on this blog, and a good bit of time is taken up writing, but some other things are not moving along so well.
Our condo still has not sold. We have decided that even if we don't sell, we are leaving anyway. However, selling the condo would allow some decisions to sort of make themselves. If it was sold, we could begin to give away what we can't take with us, and start carting stuff to the boat that we are taking along. As it is, if we leave the "For Sale" sign on, we really need to leave the place in condition to be shown to potential buyers, and that means having to come back here and not only close on the sale, but get rid of stuff too.
Our financial situation certainly isn't going to be discussed here, but there have been some items regarding the security of our economic future that have yet to be determined. The wheels of bureaucracy grind very slow in some cases, and we simply cannot leave without some of those things being left undone.
We have a couple of things we want to do to Swing Set before we go, and I've been making some arrangements to get her pulled in late March for bottom paint. I want a full survey done as well, for insurance purposes, as we will be changing carriers before we get to the big water.
Spring floods will also play a part as to when we will depart too. There is no point in dodging big logs and debris in a swollen river making our way to Kentucky Lake when we have all summer to play on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.
Are we getting excited? That may be the most complex question of all, or at least the answer is complex. I don't want to put us in the geriatric category yet, but I'm pretty sure Rosie and I don't get real excited about things too much any more. Do we enjoy our experiences once we are engaged in them? Heck yeah, but getting too excited about what is to come is something we don't do anymore because of the wealth of prior experience we have to pull from. The real highs of anticipation only lead to the deepest lows when the expected result isn't achieved. I think that once our financial house is indeed in order, and we get a contract on our home, and Swing Set is back in the water after a successful survey and bottom paint, we may allow ourselves a different level of excitement that we have so far allowed ourselves. Right now we are pretty much just holding our breaths.

--
Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 2/15/2012 07:30:00 AM

 

Check it out ....  http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.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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Plan H Update

    Missouri Senator Sponsors Anti Plan H Resolution........

 

Missouri state Senator Tom Dempsey is sponsoring a resolution opposing the controversial flood control proposition called Plan H.  In the resolution, Dempsey states that Plan H is unacceptable, and more information is necessary prior to implementing any flood control plan.  Missouri Representative Ed Schieffer is sponsoring a similar resolution in the House.  Plan H supporters claim that it is the best option for flood control.  Opponents state that Plan H would turn three Missouri counties into floodwater holding basins........

 

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


 

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Carbaugh_Memorial


ASTORIA, Ore. - Mark and Paul Carbaugh, along with Capt. Daniel LeBlanc, Comanding Officer of Maritime Safety Unit Portland, Ore., release a wreath in memory of their brother, Damage Controlman 3rd Class Alan Carbaugh, in Kalama, Wash., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. DC3 Carbaugh tragically lost his life while responding to a fire aboard the vessel Protector Alpha, Feb. 15, 1982. The accident led to the formation of the Maritime Firefighting Safety Association in Portland.

Photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert
 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

News Release

.


U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

For Immediate Release:

BUILDING STRONG

For Release February 15, 2012

Contact:

Doug Garman, 202-761-1807
doug.m.garman@usace.army.mil
Gene Pawlik 202-761-7690
eugene.a.pawlik@usace.army.mil


Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits


WASHINGTON (February 15, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012. These new nationwide permits will be published in the Federal Register on or about February 21, 2012 and have been posted to the USACE Web site at.... Click here

 

“Our goal in developing and authorizing nationwide permits every 5 years is to update them, and provide clarity and certainty for the regulated public while protecting the aquatic environment. Our Nationwide Permit procedures will save the regulated community and the government time and cost on proposals with no more than minimal environmental effects,” said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations. “We believe the set of nationwide permits being announced today encourages innovation and ensures consistency and predictability in meeting the challenges of protecting America’s wetlands and aquatic resources.”

Click here to continue reading this new release

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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River Levels & Water Temp

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's WEDNESDAY

15 February ..2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

From Monday

Definitely NOT a good day for boating!

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

I found the smallest slip available on the river, and its very cheap!
See ya on the river!

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... are from Captain Jeff Kaufman

 

 

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

 

A Boat Show Picture

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day....... is another from the St. Louis Boat & Sport Show..

 

Look at all that Horsepower !

 

Photo by RIverBill

Click here to go to Sharky's website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Fire n' Ice

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2007----- was sent in by Dave Tiefenbrunn , who hails out of Eagles Landing Marina, in the boat "Wet Bar".

 

Dave wrote:

 

Bill,

   A few of us got together yesterday at Eagles Landing Marina. (Sunday..02/11/07). 

   When being close to the river just isn't good enough you have to move the fire onto the river.   I know this does not look like a good idea, but Butch said it was fine!!

Thought you might like the pic.

Thanks,
Dave Tiefenbrunn
Boat - "Wet Bar" - Eagles Landing Marina

 

 

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

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           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.

 

 


	
	

 	

 

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No Navigation notices

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to 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

 

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

Limited Menu

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 

 

St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via Carlyle Lake
 

You'll be freezing for a reason at the 2012 Polar Plunge! The plunge will be held on Saturday, February 25 in the Dam West Day Use Area. Plunging will begin at noon. For more information or to register visit www.plungeillinois.com or call 618-654-6680.
 

Special Olympics Illinois
www.soill.org
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of an Illinois lake. In 2012, there will be 20 locations (see list below). Watch a Polar Plunge PSA by clicking here.

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers facebook page

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
 



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

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

 

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River History....

 

15 February 1764 in River City History


The city of St. Louis was founded by Pierre Laclede Liguest.
 

 

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

 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

 

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/

 

 

 

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

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS: 22nd Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 14, 2012 – Making the decision to buy a boat comes easy for some people. Picking out a name for the boat, however, can prove to be much harder, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).

“A boat name reflects the life and loves of the owner,” says Occoless Trotter of the BoatUS Boat Graphics department in Alexandria, Virginia, which helps boaters design their own boat names “But, it’s hard to sum it all up with just a few words.” The half-million-member boat owners group has been tallying the Top Ten Boat Names List for over two decades. The 22nd Annual List Top Ten Boat Names are:

1. Seas the Day
2. Nauti Buoy
3. Aquaholic
4. Dream Weaver
5. Pegasus
6. Serenity Now
7. Second Wind
8. Liquid Asset
9. Miss Behavin'
10. Blew ByYou

“When you get a boat, there are certain things you have to do, such as registering it and buying insurance or towing coverage,” added Trotter “However, picking a boat name opens up a creative side.” This year’s list included three newcomers: Nauti Buoy, Serenity Now, and Blew ByYou, a popular racing sailboat moniker and clever word play on an old Roy Orbison song made famous by Linda Ronstadt. Two other boat names made the list for the second time: Dream Weaver and Pegasus. All others are multi-year repeats.

Some names that did not make the top ten list but appeared more than once include Pandora, a reference to the planetoid at the center of the film Avatar, as well as boat names that invoke favorite songs – with Margaritaville and Dream Weaver resonating strongly among boat owners of all types.

To see the BoatUS Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names for the last 22 years as well as a list of over 8,000 boat names, or to try designing your own boat name graphic at no cost, go to http://www.BoatUS.com/boatgraphics.
 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Air Station New Orleans rescues 2 from shrimper taking on water


INTERCOASTAL CITY, La. - A rescue swimmer for Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans responds to the Captain Kap, a 48-foot commercial shrimper, that ran hard aground with two men aboard 600 yards offshore in Freshwater Bayou, Feb. 13, 2012. Rescued were two men who reported no medical concerns.

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Some History Pics

 

 

Boat Show Pictures from

Thursday Night !

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

 

 Boat Show Picture Video !

Click here to check out video

 

 

Hi Bill,

Added some more pictures from the Boat Show and video of the RiverBills Night to the www.riverwebcams.com website.

We will be getting more over the weekend.
Darryll Weil

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

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
 

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

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's

Valentines Day

Tuesday, 14 Feb ..2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

 

 

New Mississippi River Bridge

Downtown St. Louis

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day....... is a shot of the construction of the new bridge across the Mississippi River that is under construction just up-river of the Martin Luther King Bridge in down town St. Louis.

 

Photo by RIverBill

 

The St. Louis Boat and Sport Show is over and the webcam has been removed from America's Center

 

Watch the last  big boats being hauled out

 

The live webcam feed from the St. Louis Boat Show is down.

 

Click here to view  9 pictures of  some of the big boats being hauled out America's Center

 

Click here for a time lapse video on YouTube of the boats being moved out as captured from the webcam from show closing until cam shut down

 

These all show up on the www.riverwebcams.com page. 


Enjoyed the show,
Darryll Weil

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

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 2011-- were sent to us Jessica of Palisades Yacht Club fame !

 

 

Hi RiverBill!

 

I got a few pictures from today at Palisades of an Eagle eating a fish on the ice in our harbor.

 

Jessica

 

 

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

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           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.

 

 


	
	

 	

 

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Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No Navigation notices

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to 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

 

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

Limited Menu

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 

 

 

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
 



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

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

 

 

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

 

The above reprinted from US Army.mil website

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

 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

 

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/

 

 

 

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

News Release From BoatUS



Hold Me Tight
By BoatUS Trailering Editors
 

Keeping the boat on the trailer is the whole idea, so here’s how to tie it down right

At first glance it seems logical to do everything possible to secure your boat to the trailer. After all, you want to launch it on the water, not on the road to the water. As it stands right now, your boat is secured to its trailer with a safety chain/strap combination that attaches to the bow eye and transom tie-downs that fasten the hull to the trailer. In many states, this is the law.

But tie-downs across the middle (gunwale) of the boat? Well, that’s a whole ‘nother matter.

 

Click here to go to BoatUS and contiune reading
 

 

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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Quillayute River memorial


SEATTLE - A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., places a wreath at the mouth of the Quillayute River on Feb 12, 2012, honoring three Coast Guardsmen who lost their lives during a rescue attempt on Feb. 13, 1997. The three members were part of a four-man crew on a 44-foot motor lifeboat that capsized while responding to a distressed sailing vessel.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.
 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Some History Pics

 

 

Boat Show Pictures from

Thursday Night !

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

 

 Boat Show Picture Video !

Click here to check out video

 

 

Hi Bill,

Added some more pictures from the Boat Show and video of the RiverBills Night to the www.riverwebcams.com website.

We will be getting more over the weekend.
Darryll Weil

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

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
 

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

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Monday

13 February...2012

 

 

Over 4.9 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Randy Bicknese & Little John's Motor Sports

High Points Champion for 2011

 

 

 

 

Randy Bicknese and Little John Motorsports picked up their award for the 2011 season High Points Championship at the Kentucky Drag Boat Association's banquet this weekend. Randy, Little John, and John Morris were also recognized with the 2011 Super Charger award for all of the hard work they put in designing and fabricating the association's rescue boat. It was a great season for the entire team! Thanks to everyone for all of your support.

Diane Bicknese

 

 

River Bill says.... Congratulations to Randy, John Morris, Little John and the entire Little John's Motor Sports Racing Team !

Picture of the Day

 

 

Captain Glenn Sadowski 

and the RiverBills Girls

 

The Picture of the Day.......  is from Captain Glenn Sadowski who hails out of Woodland Marina in the boat .... Relaxin

 

 

RiverBill,

RiverBills Day at the Boat show was fun. It was good to see everyone.

Here's a photo that I was lucky to get with the Incredible RiverBills' Girls.

Glenn

 

Another Picture of the Day

 

 

Nelson Spencer of Heartland Boat magazine

and the RIverBills Girls

 

More Pictures of the Day.......  are from this past weekend's St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

 

Captain Darryll Weil's

Video slideshow of Sunday at the Boat Show

 

 

Video of the Day.......  is from Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat...... After You

 

Bill,

 

Made a quick video slideshow of the pictures we took Sunday at the Boat Show.

 

Go to the YouTube link on my CaptainWeil channel http://youtu.be/-C1qi8rwYwY
Video is about 3-1/2 minutes.
 

Enjoy, Darryll

--

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

 

The St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

webcam

Watch the Tear Down

 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

 

 

 

 

Cick pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of Yesteryears 2011-- was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area in the boat.... Ship of Fools.

 

It's Saturday Morning's Sunrise over the Mississippi River

 

 

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

                                                          

 

  18' Sea Ray Open Bow 2000                        Eagle 6000 lb Boat Lift         

NEW CLASSIFIED           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 Navigation notices

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol
 

  No new news releases

 

Click here to 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

 

 

Open on Friday's & Saturday's at 5PM

starting 2-18-12

 

Limited Menu

 

Click here to go to Sundowners website

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

  1. Land Learning PN:The Land Learning Foundation's In-Lieu Fee Compensatory Mitigation Program: The Kansas City District posted this proposal and public notice on November 28, 2011. Since the proposed service areas identified in the Draft Prospectus includes watersheds within the St. Louis District and the Rock Island District Boundaries, the public notice is re-opened and posted on all three district web sites. You are invited to review the public notice and the Draft Prospectus for review and comment. The comments should be sent to Mr. Doug Berka with the Kansas City District (douglas.r.berka@usace.army.mil). The public notice comment period closes on March 11, 2012.

 

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

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River History....

 

13 February, 1874 In River History

The Mississippi River was blocked by ice flows at New Orleans, Louisiana. They passed the city and into the Gulf of Mexico.

This only occured one other time in recorded history......during the Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899

Feb 13, 1784 - "The winter of 1898-1899 was so cold over a large part of the US that ice flowed from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico! This has only been recorded one other time. On February 13, 1784, ice flows blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans

 

Mississippi River Near St. Louis, Missouri

     St. Louis Riverfront To Get Blues Museum........

 

As part of the efforts to revitalize the riverfront at St. Louis, officials are planning on opening the first national blues museum.  The National Blues Museum will be in an 1892 department store building that is part of the 1.5 million square foot, $250 million Mercantile Exchange District.  There will be an 11 day Bluesweek celebration that will help fund the museum that will include a  Memorial Day weekend concert and a Soulard blues pub crawl........

 

        Click here to read this news story from reuters.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

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

 

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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.

 

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

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

    River Levels Running Abnormally High........

 

The Lower Mississippi River is currently higher than normal near New Orleans, Louisiana.  Water is lapping at the Bonnet Carre Spillway gates, but the river is around 12 feet at New Orleans' Carrollton gauge, well below the 17 foot flood stage.  This has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin their Phase I flood response.  Phase I is a precautionary step up in the frequency of inspections of the levee systems......... 

 

        Click here to read this news article from fox8live.com.  With Photo.

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    Underwater Structures Concern Barge Pilots........

 

River pilots are raising concerns over plans that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to install more underwater structures to control the flow of the Mississippi River.  The Corps intends to install underwater dikes near Mississippi County, Missouri as well as install a bank revetment near the Missouri - Mississippi River Confluence.  Barge pilots are concerned that their bottom line will be affected by increased fuel consumption. The Corps is seeking public input as part of their environmental assessment process........

 

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

 

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 Your Eye on the River

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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