~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
April 20
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03-31-12  -  04-10-12

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 
 
 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's Tuesday

 

 10 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day....... are from Jess, Bobby, Shotz, & Hyein Lee who hail out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

 

River Bill:

It was a wonderful weekend out on the river! (4-01-12)  When I'm not on the water, I teach English to foreign students. This weekend, I invited one of my students from South Korea out on our boat. She stayed out with us all day. When I asked what she thought about it, she said, "It's like a dream!" I think she is definitely hooked on the river! We hope you and everyone else enjoyed the weather!

Jess, Bobby, Shotz, & Hyein Lee -

Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

 Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) officially opens Friday April 6th.

The Ship's Store is remaining as well as all the other services.

 The phone number is 636-250-3301

 

“SPRING SPECIALS”
MY RIVER HOME 636.899.0903
 

1992 28’ WELLCRAFT CRUISER

454 MERCRUISER 385 HSP - $15,000

 

2000 BAJA 29 OUTLAW
502 MAG MPI - $ 39,000

 

 

2000 28’ Challenger Offshore
Mercury 454 Mag Multi-Port Injection
75 MPH - $31,000

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day .... were sent to us by Captain Mark 

 

Bill,

Good morning. A few friends and I enjoyed the wonderful weather yesterday hanging out at Sharky's and just floating on the river with some beers. Can't Wait for the water to warm up. Here are a couple pictures.

Thanks,
Captain Mark

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

Featured Classifieds

   

40' Bluewater Sport Cruise                                             44' Starliner Master 44     

New Price

 

 

         Oil for sale                                           33' Carver Cabin Cruiser

        NEW CLASSIFIEDS      

 

      

 1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler                           44' Starliner Master 44

               FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                                 2002 Tige 21i

  FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

 

 

40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina 

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

    

 Click here ...My River Home website

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new 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

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

Friday night steak night is back.

$10.95 12oz. new your strip steak and baked potato.


Saturday night The STL DOGS are in the house @ 8pm.
 

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat & Sun Open at Noon

Limited Menu

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 Heartland Boating

    Yacht Club of St. Louis Rocks

 

Sherri A. Stanczak has an article published in this month's Heartland Boating Magazine titled

 

 "Yacht Club of St. Louis Rocks"

page 34 & 35
 

 

Check it out !

 Illinois River Near Creve Coeur, Illinois

    Call Of Nature Causes Houseboat Wreck........

 

On Saturday morning, Chad Robson and William Lilenthal were taking an unauthorized cruise in John Eakle's 65 foot houseboat, when Robson has to answer the call of nature.  Instead of using the vessel's head, Robson headed to the stern of the vessel, leaving Lilenthal at the helm.  Lilenthal was unable to avoid piloting the houseboat over the dam at Creve Coeur.  Apparently, the duo were drunk, and took the houseboat without Eakle's permission.  Eakle was the former harbormaster at EastPort Marina........

 

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

 

 No Drag Boat Races in St. Louis in 2012

 

Little John's Motor Sports reported that there will not be a drag boat race at Creve Coeur Lake in 2012......

 

 Gypsy Rose II Pirate Ship

 

Captain Tim reported the Gypsy Rose II Pirate Ship is scheduled to be out cruising the waters of Pool26 this weekend !    Arrrgh !

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

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
 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

Summer hours:  Mon - Fri 9 -5:30 pm, Sat 9-4 pm, Closed Sun

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

 St. Charles Boat & Motor

    Summer Hours

 

Summer Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5:30pm and Saturday 9-4pm

 

 

STL Dogs

 River Music

    STL Dogs

   

 

Hi River B,

Hope all is well!!!  Playing at Kinders for a benefit on May 12th at 11am and we are barking at Sundowners this Sat 5/14, John Klipp asked me to send you a picture of us.

 

See you on the river

Jim K

(drums w the Stl Dogs)

http://stldogs.snysoft.com/

2012 Pirate Show

 

 Boat Gas News

    Mercury Offers Ethanol Survival Tips........

 

It has been many years since E10 gasahol became widely available, and BoatUS has gotten several hundred emails and calls about troubles with older boat motors, especially outboards.  BoatUS contacted Ed Alyanak and Frank Kelley from Mercury Marine, who offered several tips for making older motors deal with the ethanol.  They recommend replacing hoses, o-rings, plastic and rubber carburetor parts, and clean out the fuel tank........

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Boat Crashes Into Dock, Lightning To Blame........

 

Late Saturday morning, an unidentified man is blaming lightning for causing his collision with a dock.  The man stated that he was fishing when a thunderstorm rolled in, sending him running for the dock.  The man added that lightning struck near his boat as he was entering his cove, stunning and blinding him, sending the 20 foot Pro-Craft into a neighbor's dock.  The man was reportedly uninjured, but the boat and dock did not fare as well........

 

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

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    Our Mississippi Magazine

 

 

The US Army Corps of ENgineers' "Our Mississippi" magazine for winter 2012 has very some interesting articles in it, including an article on Riverlands, the M/V Mississippi and island building....
 

Click here to download a .pdf copy

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck 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

 

 

 

                      Streetbeat 

 


This Saturday night April 14th, StreetBeat will be appearing at Grahams Grill in Beautiful Kirkwood Missouri from 8:30 to 12:30 . Dan Graham has made this into one cool Cajun joint! A great menu, great staff and fabulous atmosphere! Bring your Dancing Shoes!
 

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

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

 

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/

 

 

David Berg's Blog

 

 

Click here and Check it out !

 

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Open at 2 PM... Thursday thru Sunday

 

Every Friday during Lent

$7.95 Fish Basket

 

Sun Set Sundays

Fried Chicken Special & $2.00 Imports

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
$7.95 Fish Basket every Friday during Lent
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

Mississippi River Near Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Recovery Efforts From '11 Flood Still Underway........

 

Even as the 2012 flood season is approaching, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on reinforcing levees damaged during the flooding of 2011.  Last year's flooding was the worst in Mississippi state history.  In addition to the levee work, several other projects are being worked on.  The old train depot is being renovated, after it had up to 5 feet of water in it.  A river museum is currently under construction nearby........

 

        Click here to read this news article form wapt.com.  With Photo and Video.

 

       

Saturday, 14 April

    Missouri Clean Stream

 

Mission Clean Stream
WhenSaturday, Apr 14, 2012

Description- - 8:30 am –
On Saturday April 14, volunteers from St. Charles County, Greenway Network, and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles and Wentzville will need your help to remove trash from local streams and lakes. Since inception, the event has taken on a whole new meaning, and name. Mission: Clean Stream started as a joint effort to pick up some litter from publicly accessible creek areas. Today, Mission: Clean Stream has evolved into a challenge, or charge, for many to do some serious damage to the amount of trash in our waterways in a very short amount of time. Last year, roughly 1,012 volunteers pulled almost 25,000 pounds of trash from Dardenne, Peruque, Belleau, Spencer and Cole Creeks in a little over three hours!
 

Click here to go to Missouri Stream Team Calendar

Saturday, 14 April

    Missouri River Relief at St. Charles

 

Missouri River Relief at St. Charles
When ...Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

Description8:30 registration, 9 – 12 noon be part of the crew to pull trash from the Missouri River banks!! Boat rides provided!! Lunch provided!! Prizes for the weirdest trash!! sign up at www.riverrelief.org or call 573-443-0292 for more details.

Click here to go to Missouri Stream Team Calendar

 

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

April 25, 2012

    Lake Shelbyville Public Information Meeting


Lake Shelbyville- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a public information day at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, located off of Illinois Rt. 16 East, in Shelbyville on April, 25, 2012 at 10:00a.m. Topics to be addressed include an update on the lake, construction facility updates, upcoming recreation season, volunteer opportunities and special events. The public will have an opportunity to provide written questions and comments and they will be addressed if time allows. If time does not allow, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will address questions on an individual basis either by phone or via email.

 

For more information on this meeting contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department by email lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil or by calling 217-774-3951 Ext. 2.
 

Re-printed US Army Corps of Engineers website

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston Accepts Appointments

Ensuring That the Boater's Voice is Heard

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 9, 2012 — BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water President Chris Edmonston was recently appointed to several prestigious boating and fishing organizations. Formerly a member-at-large of the National Safe Boating Council, Edmonston has accepted the position of Vice Chair. The Maryland native also received an appointment to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Education Standards Panel. Additionally, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) made Edmonston a member of its Board of Directors, and he also was appointed as an alternate board member to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.

Separately, BoatUS AVP of Government Affairs Ryck Lydecker was reappointed as a member of the full Council by Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar.

These roles continue to keep the BoatUS Foundation and the half million BoatUS members at the center of the issues, ensuring that recreational boaters’ voices are heard when critical boating safety, waterway conservation and recreational fishing matters are debated.

The role of the National Safe Boating Council is to promote safe and enjoyable boating through education, training and shared resources, and it is widely known for its “Wear It” life jacket campaign and annual National Safe Boating Week activities.

NASBLA's 15-member Education Standards Panel sets the standards for all of the organization’s boating safety courses across the country. In an effort to achieve consistency with course content, NASBLA established the National Boating Education Standards Panel. It’s charged with overseeing the boating safety course standards issued by the American National Standards Institute.

The non-profit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is charged with increasing participation in recreational angling and boating, and protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers' Legacy.

A federally chartered advisory committee, the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council advises the Interior Department Secretary, through the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on recreational fishing and boating issues. Its goal is to “conserve, restore, and enhance the quality, function, sustainable productivity, and distribution of aquatic resources that support and increase recreational fishing opportunities nationwide, and to increase public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating."

 

 

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

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

The Boathouse ..................................  Click here  

Bloch Marine Service .........................  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

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

 

 

 

River Updates from facebook

 


 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Hello everyone!
We hope you all had a great winter!
Get ready for our summer opening of Cedar Hill Resort on April 14th!
We hope to see you all this summer!
-Jay & Lisa
 

Polestar Boating Center
Polestar's Fuel Dock has ICE CREAM! Oh, and Valvtect Marine Fuel, Ice, Oil, Filters and Moiria on the Weekends.
 

St Charles Boat & Motor
Effective today our Summer Hours are Monday - Friday 9-5:30pm and Saturday 9-4pm.

 

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station New York response boat crews assist Sector New York’s pollution and investigation teams with gathering information on the sinking of a capsized tugboat near Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, April 6, 2012. A Good Samaritan ferry crew safely rescued from the water the two crewmembers that were aboard the tug. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jetta H. Disco.




Coast Guard responds to capsized tug

NEW YORK – A response boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York patrols near the capsized tugboat Katherine G at Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, April 6, 2012. The crew is looking for any signs of pollution after a commercial environmental agency deployed boom around the tugboat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.

 

 

Little John's 2012 Drag Boat racing Schedule.

click here

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's Monday

 

 09 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Gypsy Rose III

to be at Opening Day Party

for the St. Louis Cardnials

click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day....... is of Captain Tim's Gypsy Rose III Landship in Little John's front yard at Woodland Harbor yesterday afternoon. 

 

 

Captain Tim and his Landship will be at Mike Shannon's Outfield this Friday at noon for the opening day party for the World Series Champion Cardinals along with Captain Morgan and the Morgenettes !   The Cards are playing the Cubs.....

 

 

On Saturday the ship will be at Mike Shannon's Outfield at at 11:00AM

 

Come on down and show that the River Nation supports for the Cardinal Nation
 

Click here for Map from Google

Go Cards !

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

 Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) officially opens Friday April 6th.

The Ship's Store is remaining as well as all the other services.

 The phone number is 636-250-3301

 

“SPRING SPECIALS”
MY RIVER HOME 636.899.0903
 

1992 28’ WELLCRAFT CRUISER

454 MERCRUISER 385 HSP - $15,000

 

2000 BAJA 29 OUTLAW
502 MAG MPI - $ 39,000

 

 

2000 28’ Challenger Offshore
Mercury 454 Mag Multi-Port Injection
75 MPH - $31,000

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Picture of a sunrise from confluence area.

 

The Saint Louis Arch, July 2009.

 

click pic to enlarge

 

 

YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2010.........Was sent to us by Kurt Jaeger who hails out of My River Home in the M/V Patricia Ann...
 

 

Bill,
No bird or flood pictures. Just the view that we all love so much, and think about all winter. I can't wait !!


Kurt Jaeger
M/V Patricia Ann
My River Home Harbor

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

Featured Classifieds

   

40' Bluewater Sport Cruise                                             44' Starliner Master 44     

New Price

 

 

         Oil for sale                                           33' Carver Cabin Cruiser

        NEW CLASSIFIEDS      

 

      

 1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler                           44' Starliner Master 44

               FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                                 2002 Tige 21i

  FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

 

 

40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina 

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

    

 Click here ...My River Home website

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new 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

 

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

D Dock DJs Saturday Night

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat & Sun Open at Noon

Limited Menu

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 Illinois River Near Creve Coeur, Illinois

    Boat Accident Is Under Investigation........

 

At about 9 am Sunday morning, a boat was reported to have gone over the spillway at Peoria Lock and Dam, dropping into the water below.  The Illinois Conservation Police was among the responders to the call.  Some of the responders were on the water all day recovering the boat.  No injuries were reported, and arrests are being made........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from centralillinoisproud.com.  With Video.

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River History....

 

April 9, 1682 in River History

Sieur de La Salle reached the mouth of the Mississippi with a party of 50 men after descending from the Illinois River.

 

April 9, 1859 in River History

A Pilot's Certificate was given to Samuel L. Clemens by the District of St. Louis inspectors on April 9, 1859. 

 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

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
 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

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

 Black River Near Poplar Bluff, Missouri

    Woman Crashes Into The River, Killing Two Men........

 

Police state that early Saturday morning, Christine Aldridge was driving drunk, when she crashed her car into the Black River, killing two male passengers.  Aldridge told the authorities that that she did not see a stop sign at an intersection, and when she applied the brakes, the car slid through an intersection, into the Black River.  The car overturned and sank, but Aldridge was able to get out through the driver window.  The two men remained trapped in the vehicle........

 

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

 

2012 Pirate Show

 

 Cedar Lake Near Carbondale, Illinois

    Car Submerged In Lake, 2 Dead........

 

Around three am Saturday, a car drove off of a boat launch area at Cedar Lake.  There were five people in the car, but only three were able to escape.  Members of a Union County dive team helped with the recovery of Marielle Carson and Latisha Ray.  The car has been removed form the lake.  The preliminary coroner's report states that the women died of drowning, but toxicology results are pending........

 

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

 

 

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Illinois River In Fulton County, Illinois

    Scientists Studying Diving Ducks........

 

Currently, scientists are capturing ducks, mainly canvassbacks and lesser scaup, to evaluate how well new habitat along the Illinois River is providing food for the waterfowl.  The ducks are being measured, weighed and banded prior to being released.  Some of the ducks will have their blood tested, which will tell researchers if the birds are storing fat along their trip north, which is good, or burning it, which is bad........

 

        Click here to read this news report from prairiestateoutdoors.com.  With Photos and Video

 

News Release

.


U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

For Immediate Release:

March 29, 2012

Release No. 21-31     

BUILDING STRONG

Contact:

Mary A. Heitmeyer, 573-735-4097
Mary.A.Heitmeyer@usace.army.mil

 

Mark Twain Lake Offering Unpaid Internship Opportunities


  Mark Twain Lake, Monroe City, Missouri
– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is currently seeking college students for unpaid summer internships. Interns may be eligible through their college or university to receive academic credit for their internship. Unpaid, hands-on learning opportunities are available in the areas of recreation management, public relations, natural resources, biology, forestry and education on this 54,000 acre project. Interns will be able to experience all aspects of public land stewardship. Internships may be scheduled for any time period during the months of April through December 2012.
  Any college student interested in natural resource management, parks and recreation, education, public affairs, marketing and customer service should call (573) 735-4097, email an inquiry to marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil or stop by the Mark Twain Lake Project Office on Route J, just north of Clarence Cannon Dam, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to request an interview for this opportunity.
  The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers e-mailing

Information presented on Corps Web public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

 

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

 

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The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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Mississippi River UMR 231.5

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

 

 

It's Easter morning here in St. Louis and the sun is just beginning to show itself. I took this picture with my iPhone; we have lots of pictures looking out our living room window for a view of the St. Louis skyline, this is not the best one, but it's the one I took today. What is significant about today is that this may very well be the last Sunday morning we ever wake up here at our condo in St. Louis. Until we leave on Swing Set in a few weeks, it's certain that we'll be staying aboard every weekend until then.
We like this place, but even so, we feel it's best to sell it so we don't have an easy excuse to abandon our living aboard plans. Without a sales contract in hand, we still plan on locking the doors and leaving the rest to the real estate agency to take care of things.
We were going to stay on Swing Set last night, but it's still on the hard at Bloch Marine until tomorrow afternoon. We went up to the river yesterday for a BBQ and stopped by to see how everything looked and we were pleased to see that Swing Set was sporting a nice shiny new wax job. The bottom paint looked marvelous and the only thing to be done on Monday morning is to install the saltwater "zincs", hang our dinghy back on the davits, and plop her in the water.
As I said, we were going to sleep on Swing Set last night to avoid the drive home, but somehow it just didn't seem right to stay onboard at night without being in the water. I may have sleep walked off the swim platform and did a faceplant onto the parking lot at Bloch Marine. I don't mind so much if the same thing might put me in the drink one night, it'll just wake me up in a hurry, but the five foot drop to the pavement is sure to break something.
We'll most likely spend what we intend to be our last Easter in St. Louis here at home. We might take a walk to the market a few blocks away and get something good to make for dinner later; they'll be open with a few employees as it's pretty much the only place downtown to get groceries.

We had a full weekend already: Friday night we went to the famous Fast Eddies in Alton, Ill. Everyone around here knows about Fast Eddies, they serve more beer than anyone else in the midwest and the food is cheap. I hadn't seen Eddie Sholar in a few years, and when he came over to say Hi, I almost didn't recognize him. Eddie has lost some weight and is looking fit. Looks are deceiving though, as he is still running around raising hell. He's left the business of running the bar to his son, Eddie Sholar Jr., and he spends a lot of time in Key West. We made some plans to meet up when we get down there and have a beer or two.
We went to Fast Eddies Friday night for a birthday party, and lots of people we knew came to the party, but even so, we ran into a whole slew of other folks we know just because we happened to be there at the same time. It is a very popular place in these parts.
We answered lots of questions during the course of the evening about our plans; I feel like people ought to be sick of us talking about it, but they keep asking and giving us their support. More than one person has sincerely mentioned that they will miss us and are a bit sad, but are at the same time very happy for us. Makes us feel real good.
Before heading to the BBQ yesterday, and after we stopped by Swing Set, we drove over to the Duck Club to see what was happening. Lots of people were around, some heading out for a boat ride in spite of a little overcast weather, our dock neighbors were milling about, some of them in a recuperative state after a bar hopping bus trip the day before.
We were enjoying their company when a fella and his wife walked over and introduced themselves by mentioning how they like reading our blog. It turned out to be Dave and JoAnn Berg. They have a blog too, and you can see it here on my favorite blogs, and there is a link like ours on RiverBills.com. Dave shared some stories about their experiences living aboard for as much as seven months at a time on their 47 foot vessel, Great Escape. He really got my anticipation level going, and I think he got himself excited too about getting back out there for some more trips. There's no doubt about it, we like meeting people and talking about boats, period.
We took Holly over to the BBQ where she used every weapon in her arsenal to make her presence known. Rosie and I kept handing her off to each other, and even to others, to escape her fidgeting and rude barking. Now, Holly doesn't consider barking at people to be rude, it's just her way, but we're used to seeing her at home all week behaving like a little angel. It was a little off putting to witness Holly behaving like such a....well, like such an animal.
Fact is; we'd rather be on Swing Set, but here we are at home for just a handful of more days before it'll be full time on the boat. I think we'll just enjoy the day for what it is.

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Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 4/08/2012 05:51:00 AM

 

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David Berg's Blog

 

Friday, April 6, 2012

How to win friends and influence "birds"???

Harvey asking for lunch

 

 

Evening in Tarpon

 

 

Standing on side of boat looking in as Joann prepares our lunch in the galley
 

 

 

When the harbor master at the Municipal Marina in Tartpon Springs Fla. told me about a large "great white heron" that liked balona, little did I know this would lead to a great friendship! Yep...Harvey and I became great friends over a piece of lunch meat. Being pleasure boaters, living aboard the Great Escape on our way home from Ft Lauderdale, we were very cautious to watch the weather; and, only try to cruise in 3 ft waves or less. This was particularlly important to us since our next jaunt was to be 120 miles of open water in the Gulf of Mex. out of site of land to Steinhattche Fla. So we had several days for Harvey and I to get to know each other.
 

 

Posted by Bergs on Great Escape at 9:47 AM

 

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From the Mercury Racing Blog

    Hi-Performance Boat Operation – Part 3: Prep & Drive
 

 Rick Mackie's article on taking your hi-performance boat to the ramp for it's first outing. 

 

"I think it is important to approach each new boat with an open mind – as if it was your first boating experience. Every boat is different. One vee bottom is different from another. Moving from a vee-bottom to a catamaran is a different experience again. Brad reinforced my “open mind” approach."
 

Click here to read this article

       

Missouri River Near Big Lake, Missouri

    Rush On To Fix Levees And Land Before Spring........

 

Last year, the Missouri River swelled to record levels after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers release huge amounts of water from the upstream reservoirs, which had become flooded with runoff from snowmelt and heavy rains.  The flooding lasted over 100 days, breeching levees and leaving debris in farmer's fields.  Now the race is on for construction crews to finish levee repairs, and for farmers to clean up their land for planting........

 

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

       

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Mississippi River Near Winona, Minnesota

    Funeral Held For Baby Angel........

 

Saturday, close to 200 people turned out to say goodbye to Baby Angel, the infant found in the Mississippi River last fall.  She was found wrapped in bags, with angel figurines.  The family who found her stated that their lives have been changed forever, and that they are hopeful that Baby Angel is now at peace........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit from kare11.com.  With Video.

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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River Levels & Water Temp

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River Networking

 

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

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

The Boathouse ..................................  Click here  

Bloch Marine Service .........................  Click here  

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

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

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River Updates from facebook

 


 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Hello everyone!
We hope you all had a great winter!
Get ready for our summer opening of Cedar Hill Resort on April 14th!
We hope to see you all this summer!
-Jay & Lisa
 

John's Boat Harbor
Office open today - Probably around 10:00. Harbor entrance
is open - One of our big boats wants to go riding. River is
dropping. Not a lot of water up north. Going to be lots of sand bars in the river. Sure glad Ellis Island is gone from our harbor. Entrance should be around 10' . Come check it out.

 

 

St Charles Boat & Motor
Time to get Get Ready for Memorial Day! Like Us on Facebook and Receive 10 % off all in stock Parts & Accessories the entire month of April!
 

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sails through the night


ATLANTIC OCEAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., sail the ship throughout the night, April 6, 2012. Officer candidate school members aboard the Eagle are embarked for their two-week sail from New London to New Orleans, where they will learn the fundamentals of sailing.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill.
 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Drag Boat racing Schedule.

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 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's the Weekend

 

 Sat, Sun  07, 08 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Faces in the bluffs

 @ Winfield

 

click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day....... was sent to us by Capt'n Ken Kirchhofer who hails out of Woodland marina in ................M/V Azure Thing
 

 

 

Hey Bill,

 

We where trolling the river at Winfield dam Sunday April 1st when Jeff Kirchhofer spotted someone watching us from the bluffs in our boat Azure Thing that hails out of Woodland Marina and it was a amazing site for sure.!!!!!!


Ken Kirchhofer
M/V Azure Thing
Woodland Marina


 

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day....... was sent to us by Linda Mixon of Mixon Insurance

 

 

Bill,


Con Trios Past commodores at the recent board meeting April 5, 2012!!

 

Linda Mixon

Mixon Insurance
 

 

Another Picture of the Day

Saturday

click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day.......  is of Rogers and Nienhaus entertaining the crowd at the Boat House on Friday night.   What great, crisp, clear music !

 

From  http://rogersandnienhaus.com

"Two exceptional musicians with a lifelong career of performance on the world stage, Rogers & Nienhaus are just that.....world-class!!! With pristine harmonies and searing instrumentation, they are truly a 'not to be missed' act!! "
 

 

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 Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) officially opens Friday April 6th.

The Ship's Store is remaining as well as all the other services.

 The phone number is 636-250-3301

 

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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

River Road Renegades !

 

 

 

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YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2011.........were sent to us by Lisa Pierce of the River Road Renegades !


 

Bill,
Here are a few....they are from last year (of course), but they are my favorites. First one is Amanda Pierce, swiveler (can you tell I'm proud mother); Todd Thompson, and carp; Norm Rhea, jump; and last ballet girls.

 

Hope you can use them.

 

Thanks again.
Lisa

 

 

 

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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

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YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2010.........Was sent to us by Kurt Jaeger who hails out of My River Home in the M/V Patricia Ann...
 

 

Bill,
No bird or flood pictures. Just the view that we all love so much, and think about all winter. I can't wait !!


Kurt Jaeger
M/V Patricia Ann
My River Home Harbor

 

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Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 4/6/11
Subject: Merchants Railroad Bridge - Vertical Clearance Reduced - MM 183.2 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2924

MM 183.2 UMR
MERCHANTS RAILROAD BRIDGE THE VERTICAL CLEARANCE HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 3FT DUE TO DEBRIS HANGING FROM THE BRIDGE IN THE MAIN-CHANNEL SPAN. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE BRIDGE WITH CAUTION.
 

 

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 Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

    Events Coming To The Confluence Tower........

 

The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower is hosting an Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, and they are adding other events to their schedule as well.  In a few weeks, the Tower will be hosting the first in a series of concerts titled Arts By The Levee.  The first will be a week from Thursday.  Other events will include poets and dancers.  Admission will be $5, which will include admission to the top of the tower........

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

 Arch Grounds Update

    Public Meeting On CityArchRiver2015 Project.........

 

On Tuesday, April 10th, the Missouri Department of Transportation is planning to hold an open house style public meeting between 3 and 5 pm at St. Louis City Hall.  Several MODOT engineers will be present to talk about options available for the park grounds over the highway sections.  Plans are calling for another entrance to the Arch Grounds, which will face downtown St. Louis........

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

 Boating News From Central Illinois

    Boaters Shoving Off Several Weeks Early........

 

It would seem that the warm weather has allayed boater's fears of high gas prices, as many have hit the water several weeks early this spring.  Scott Tucker, sales manager of Lake Springfield Marina stated that people should use their boats when the weather permits it.  Apparently, the weather has been nice enough that anglers have not really had an off-season, either.  Typically, Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of the boating season........

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

 Boating News From Central Illinois

    Boaters Shoving Off Several Weeks Early........

 

It would seem that the warm weather has allayed boater's fears of high gas prices, as many have hit the water several weeks early this spring.  Scott Tucker, sales manager of Lake Springfield Marina stated that people should use their boats when the weather permits it.  Apparently, the weather has been nice enough that anglers have not really had an off-season, either.  Typically, Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of the boating season........

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Release

Date: June 6, 2012                                                   

Contact: External Affairs Duty Public Affairs Specialist
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Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel near Commodore Dock
 

MARRERO, La. ?- Pictured here is an overflight assessment of the site of the sunken towing vessel Altro Donna, April 6, 2012. The Altro Donna reportedly had a tank onboard with an estimated 11,500 gallons of diesel fuel and 52 gallons of lube oil when it allided with a piling and sank earlier that morning. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

MARRERO, La. -? Crews load an additional 400 feet of boom to a response vessel at the site the sunken towing vessel Altro Donna, April 6, 2012. The Altro Donna reportedly had a tank onboard with an estimated 11,500 gallons of diesel fuel and 52 gallons of lube oil when it allided with a piling and sank earlier that morning. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth H. Bordelon.

 

Click here to go to the US Coast Guard website for more info and pictures

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

 Metro East Update February 29, 2012

    Complementary construction plans expect to reduce future costs

    for the Wood River Levee System

 

  The Wood River Levee System was authorized for construction in 1938 to a height of 47' on the St. Louis gauge in the Mississippi River. Forty-seven feet was the estimated height required to sustain a flood with a 200- year frequency of occurrence (0.5% chance of occurrence in any given year).

Construction of the levee system began in 1949. Record floods were forecast for the area prior to construction completion that would exceed the authorized height of the levee.

  In 1954, the St. Louis District Engineer recommended the levee be constructed to a height of 54' on the St. Louis gauge. The 54' that exists today was designed to pass a 500- year flood event (0.1% chance of occurrence in any given year). Construction was completed in 1955, and the Wood River Drainage & Levee District assumed responsibility for operation and maintenance.

In 2006, Congress authorized reconstruction of the Wood River System to ensure the continued level of flood risk reduction the citizens behind the levees had come to rely on.

  Reconstruction included replacing or repairing features that were operating at less than designed effectiveness, which consist of gravity drains, pump stations and closure structures.

  Reconstruction efforts began in 2007. At the current rate of federal spending, the work will be completed in 2014. The current cost estimate for reconstruction is $37.58 million, which is split between the federal government and the levee district in a 65% federal and 35% levee district cost share agreement.

In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the adequacy of the levee foundation, as larger and more frequently occurring sandboils on the landside of the levees have appeared.

  and boils appear as something similar to artesian springs and carry large amounts of foundation material (usually sand) with them. They occur when the river rises and forces greater amounts of water to flow under the levees.

  In 2011, approval was granted to undertake efforts to control the levee underseepage and reduce the erosion of the levee foundation to ensure long-term levee stability.

Construction is planned to begin in 2013 on 94 new relief wells, de-commissioning 83 non-repairable relief wells, surface water collection systems, pump stations, seepage berms, clay blankets, and nearly 3,000 feet of subsurface water cutoff wall.

Total estimated cost of the underseepage correction measures is $46.5 million, to be shared at 65% federal and 35% local responsibility.

  Prior to the Corps of Engineers completing its underseepage studies, the Southwest Illinois Flood Prevention District was formed with the purpose of bringing the Metro-East Levee System to a 100-year level of protection.

  This level allows for FEMA accreditation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Where the completion of a federal levee project is typically stretched over several years due to congressional appropriation considerations, the FPD has developed an aggressive construction schedule to achieve its goal within the next 3 years.

Currently, the Corps is engaged in the FPD Council�s effort by ensuring the planned modifications to the Wood River System by the Council do not create additional problems with the levee system, or worsen those that already exist.

  While the modifications planned will generally improve the function of the levee and the level of protection, because it is a federally constructed levee, the Corps has the responsibility to ensure the system will continue to operate at its original congressionally authorized design.

  To accomplish that, the Corps must not only ensure the modifications by the Council do not harm the levee systems, but must also ensure that the 100-year levee modifications provide the best possible foundation to continue to the full 500-year level of protection.

  Simply put, the river level for a 500-year flood event is substantially higher than the level for a 100-year event and causes increased pressure on the foundation of the levees. That increased pressure dramatically increases the likelihood of greater underseepage and foundation material erosion. It is important to evaluate if the 100-year modifications can withstand the 500-year conditions.

  If they can't, it may be necessary to enhance them or replace them in the future as part of the 500-year project. The Corps is working to ensure the FPD Council�s projects and the Corps� projects complement each other to minimize the total cost. Complementary plans will provide for a stronger foundation for the long-term and likely result in lower operation and maintenance costs.

 

Reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website

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 Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Barge Strikes Mercantile Bridge........

 

Thursday afternoon, large vessel traffic on the Mississippi River was restricted after a southbound crane barge struck the Mercantile Bridge.  The crane struck the underside of the bridge.  Apparently, the bridge was damaged severely enough that the U.S. Coast Guard was called in to advise on river and bridge traffic closure options.  The river was closed to large barges, but smaller vessels are permitted to pass........

 

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

 

 

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

D Dock DJs Saturday Night

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat & Sun Open at Noon

Limited Menu

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Photo Courtesy National Rivers Research Center

 

River History....

 

 

 April 7, 2003 in River History

  

    Ground Breaking for National Rivers Research Center.

    Center is located just below Lock & Dam 26,  Alton, IL

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

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

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

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

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club

    Easter Sunday Brunch

 

EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

FRESH FRUIT
DONUTS AND MUFFINS
SCRAMBLED EGGS
BACON
BISCUITS AND GRAVY
OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
BREAKFAST POTATOES
... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
TERIYAKE SALMON
BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
FRESH VEGETABLES
ASSORTED DESSERTS
ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50
 

 Fishy News From Maryland

    Bounty Offered For Invasive Species........

 

Recently, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries announced they were placing a $200 bounty to those who capture and kill snakeheads.  The snakehead is an invasive species of fish that first appeared in Maryland in 2002.  It is illegal to sell snakeheads in the majority of states in the U.S., and illegal selling operations have been discovered in several states, including Missouri.  The bounty will be awarded in the form of a Bass Pro Shop gift card........

 

        Click here to read this news story from yahoo.com.  With Photos.

 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

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

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Level Of The Lake Up, Then Down....  For Now....

 

March rains increased the level of the Lake of the Ozarks by three feet, much to the delight of shallow water dock owners, and just as unseasonably warm weather arrived.  However, when the rain stopped falling, the operators of the Bagnell Dam continued to run heavy generation, bringing the Lake back down to 656.56 feet.  Over the weekend, the heavy generation will be ramped down to medium.  The Truman Dam will continue to release water into the Lake of the Ozarks........

 

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

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck 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

 

 

 

                      Streetbeat 

 

 Saturday night we are back at the newly remodeled Boathouse (the old Sharkey’s on the River) from 8:30 to 12:30. This is fast becoming “THE” place to hang out on the river!. We’ve got some new tunes and we are really mixing it with the crowd. Bring your dancing shoes.

Steve, JC, Nando, Dre, Carmen and I want to thank you all for supporting the band this year and to let you know “WE WILL ROCK YOU!”
 

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

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

 

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

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373


April's schedule; 7th Ben & Jimmy, acoustic guitars; 14th Bone Daddy; 21st Wil Smith karaoke; 28th Stillwater

1/2 price appetizers after 4pm on Saturdays with purchase of a meal

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

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/

 

 

David Berg's Blog

 

Click here and Check it out !

 

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Lower Mississippi River

    Sunken Vessel Causing Oily Sheen........

 

Just after midnight Friday, a tow vessel, the Atro Donna struck a piling, and sank.  She was pushing eight barges at the time.  The U.S. Coast Guard sent an oil spill response team out to the vessel, as a small oily sheen has appeared.  Although the Atro Donna was carrying about 11,500 gallons of diesel fuel, it is thought that the sheen was caused by materials present on the deck when she sank........

 

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

 

       

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Open at 2 PM... Thursday thru Sunday

 

Every Friday during Lent

$7.95 Fish Basket

 

Sun Set Sundays

Fried Chicken Special & $2.00 Imports

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
$7.95 Fish Basket every Friday during Lent
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

Missouri River Reservoirs

    Corps States Reservoirs In Good Shape........

 

Friday, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the dry and warm weather during March helped them keep water storage space available in the Upper Missouri River reservoirs.  The Corps is expecting runoff to be about 94% of normal this year.  This can change.  Some flooding is expected on the Missouri River, in lowland areas prone to flooding.  The Corps is anticipating a full navigation season from St. Louis, Missouri up to Sioux City, Iowa........

 

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

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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

The Boathouse ..................................  Click here  

Bloch Marine Service .........................  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

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

 

 

 

River Updates from facebook

 


 

 

 

Big Kahuna
Whiskey River will be playing at The Big Kahuna this Saturday from 7 - 11. Make sure to come check it out!

 

The Boathouse

The Boathouse Easter weekend schedule:  Streetbeat, Sunday - Easter Brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM, Murph, a great guitar player from South Florida, plays on the deck starting at 1 PM.
 

Cedar Hill Resort

Hello everyone!
We hope you all had a great winter!
Get ready for our summer opening of Cedar Hill Resort on April 14th!
We hope to see you all this summer!
-Jay & Lisa
 

Con Trios Yacht Club

The Past Commodores Party planning committe met at Duck Club Yacth Club Thursday. Everything seems to be in place for the May 19th party. Near calamity at Duck Club, seems the bartender was out of Crown Royal! Thanks to quick action by Mark the problem was solved before Rich and Bill died of thirst.

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY ...RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  FRESH FRUIT
  DONUTS AND MUFFINS
  SCRAMBLED EGGS
  BACON
  BISCUITS AND GRAVY
  OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
  BREAKFAST POTATOES
  ... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
  TERIYAKE SALMON
  BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
  HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
  FRESH VEGETABLES
  ASSORTED DESSERTS
  ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50

 

John's Boat Harbor
Office open today - Probably around 10:00. Harbor entrance
is open - One of our big boats wants to go riding. River is
dropping. Not a lot of water up north. Going to be lots of sand bars in the river. Sure glad Ellis Island is gone from our harbor. Entrance should be around 10' . Come check it out.

Palisades Yacht Club

Jessica Hovanec
I'm back at it and missed everyone at Palisades so much! Come see me for $1.00 can beers and the last night of our Lent Fish Basket Special! Also come check out our newest bartender at PYC, Megan!
 

 

Port Charles Harbor

Happy Wednesday!!
Because of the HUGE response (totally booked the month of April) to our 2011 Extreme Bottom Paint Special, we are extending it through May 31st. After that 2012 prices will go into effect!

 

St Charles Boat & Motor
Time to get Get Ready for Memorial Day! Like Us on Facebook and Receive 10 % off all in stock Parts & Accessories the entire month of April!
 

 

Sundowners

Happy Easter Weekend

 

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Drag Boat racing Schedule.

click here

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's Friday

 

 06 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day....... was sent to us by Capt'n Gary Meinershagen who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the houseboat....... Beads

 

 

Hi, Bill,


Carl and Mary at St. James City, Pine Island, Florida the day after their return flight to St. Louis got CANCELED! Due to the tornadoes in Texas, darn the luck.


Gary

 

RiverBills Webcam Video

 

click pic to go to video on www.RiverWebCams.com

 

RiverBills Webcam Video....... was sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat...... After You

 

Bill:
Instead of a sunset or sunrise how about a Full Moon Rising on the RiverBills webcam. Here's a 15 second time lapse video from Thursday night. It is also on www.RiverWebCams.com
Darryll


CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

 Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) officially opens Friday April 6th.

The Ship's Store is remaining as well as all the other services.

The phone number is 636-250-3100.

 

“SPRING SPECIALS”
MY RIVER HOME 636.899.0903
 

1992 28’ WELLCRAFT CRUISER

454 MERCRUISER 385 HSP - $15,000

 

2000 BAJA 29 OUTLAW
502 MAG MPI - $ 39,000

 

 

2000 28’ Challenger Offshore
Mercury 454 Mag Multi-Port Injection
75 MPH - $31,000

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Hoppie

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of Yesteryear's in 2011......... was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina in Kimmswick, Mo.

 


Hi Bill,


Charles Hopkins, aka "Hoppie," helps tie up a barge which was coming in to
change shifts. Hoppie's Marina on the Mississippi River in Kimmswick, Mo.,
has been a popular stop for boaters for several decades. Hoppie and his wife
Fern are great hosts for many travelers. People from around the world have
traveled the Mississippi River by boat and often visit historic Kimmswick
for lunch, dinner, shopping and touring. The marina is a short walk from the
shopping district.


See you on the river!
Claudia Burris

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

Featured Classifieds

 

33' Carver Cabin Cruiser

       NEW CLASSIFIED        

 

      

 1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler                           44' Starliner Master 44

               FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                                 2002 Tige 21i

  FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

 

 

40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina 

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

    

 Click here ...My River Home website

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new 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

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 Fishy News From Herculaneum, Missouri

    Potential Record Cat Caught In Mississippi River........

 

Recently, Brent Nickless caught a very large blue catfish along the Mississippi River near Herculaneum, Missouri.  The fish weighed in at 124 pounds, and the Missouri Department of Conservation states it may be a new record.  The fish will be officially weighed on Friday........

 

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

 

  From YouTube

     Did You Ever See An Eagle Do The Breast Stroke?

 

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.


This footage was taken at MallardLakes subdivision in Baton Rouge . 
Someone had shot a nutria, and it was floating dead in the water.  I can't believe what this eagle did to bring that nutria in.I never saw an Eagle doing a breast-stroke before.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/87xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0

 

RiverBill says...

A big Thanks goes out to Capt'n Greg Moore for sending us this YouTube link !

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat Open at Noon

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 Asian Carp Update

   USGS Trying To Selectively Poison Carp........

 

So far, Asian carp have been resistant to typical methods of fighting invasive species.  Enter U.S. Geological Survey biologist, Jon Amberg, who is working on "Bio-bullets", which are essentially engineered poisons that would target the carp without harming other fish.  In theory, the tiny bio bullet would resemble food, and would release it's poison into the carp's intestines.  If the bio bullet works, the USGS researchers believe the same type of poison could work on other invasive species........

 

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

 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

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

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

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

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club

    Easter Sunday Brunch

 

EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

FRESH FRUIT
DONUTS AND MUFFINS
SCRAMBLED EGGS
BACON
BISCUITS AND GRAVY
OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
BREAKFAST POTATOES
... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
TERIYAKE SALMON
BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
FRESH VEGETABLES
ASSORTED DESSERTS
ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50
 

Fishing News From Lake Egypt

    Bassmasters Tourney Won By Belleville Fisherman........

 

Sunday, the Belleville South Bassmasters put on their second tournament of 2012 on Lake Egypt close to Marion, Illinois.  Although fishing conditions were less than optimal, the fish were biting.  Belleville native Dustin Gross took first place honors, with a a five fish limit weighing in at 12.08 pounds.  Second place honors went to Steve Rhodes, with fish weighing in at 9.83 pounds, and third place went to Dave Brutto with 6.97 pounds.  The Bag Bass award went to Stan Buss with 3.58 pounds........

 

        Click here to read more from bnd.com.


 

 

Kinder's Business Hours Next Week......

 

Reopening Friday, April 6th

 

 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

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

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

Mississippi River Near Winona, Minnesota

    Officials Still Looking For Baby Angel's Parents........

 

Last Labor Day, a baby girl was found in the Mississippi River near Winona, Minnesota, and investigators are still looking for her parents.  She was wrapped up with several items, including angel figurines.  An autopsy was performed on the baby, but the cause of death was unable to be determined.  DNA samples were collected.  The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is hoping that the DNA will lead to the identity of her parents.  The baby's funeral will be held Saturday........

 

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

 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Mississippi River (Upper)  

62 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on earthworms; drum good on earthworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/4/2012)

 

Missouri River (Lower)

55 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/5/2012)

 

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

62 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish slow on worms and cut baits; black bass slow on plastic worms (catch and release only); carp fair on corn; bluegill fair on crickets, crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/5/2012)

 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

64 degrees, high, muddy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits near brush piles; channel catfish good on earthworms; drum good on earthworms; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/4/2012)

 

The above reprinted from the weekly [Mo-fish] Weekly Fishing Report e-mail.

Check out the report for the entire state of Missouri go to  http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt/

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck 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

 

 

 

                      Streetbeat 

 

We’ll be playing this Friday Night at our favorite St. Louis Joint, Backstreet Jazz and Blues Club in Westport Plaza from 9-1. Saturday night we are back at the newly remodeled Boathouse (the old Sharkey’s on the River) from 8:30 to 12:30. This is fast becoming “THE” place to hang out on the river!. We’ve got some new tunes and we are really mixing it with the crowd. Bring your dancing shoes.

Steve, JC, Nando, Dre, Carmen and I want to thank you all for supporting the band this year and to let you know “WE WILL ROCK YOU!”
 

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

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

 

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

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373


April's schedule; 7th Ben & Jimmy, acoustic guitars; 14th Bone Daddy; 21st Wil Smith karaoke; 28th Stillwater

1/2 price appetizers after 4pm on Saturdays with purchase of a meal

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

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

 

 

 

  No better time to get yard work done that when the weather is not fit for boating, but then the rainy weather impedes the work you need to get done, but that's just the way it is sometimes. When I say "yard work", I mean boatyard work. I haven't owned grass in over 14 years.
  The third coat of bottom paint went on yesterday morning and we raised the boot stripe, or rather raised the bottom paint to come all the way up to the boot stripe, allowing for about another inch of bottom protection. All those additions to Swing Set over the last two years in preparation for living aboard had to be paid for somewhere. Turns out we like the look, and the two inches of vinyl just above the paint will go a long way to prevent those solvent streaks that tend to occur after a needed thorough cleaning to remove water spots due to a long interlude between regular washings. It's something that happens during several days in transit, especially on the dirtier rivers.
Jason, one of the techs at Bloch Marine was busy applying epoxy to the running gear when I showed up yesterday, and Casey supplied me with a quart of Interlux Micron Extra to have on hand if I need to touch up a scuff or two down the line between bottom painting It's something I've always wanted to do but never had any paint on hand. I do now.
  If the rain today doesn't hinder them too much, an ablative coat will go over the epoxy and then two coats will be applied where the stands, or supports, are in place on the hull now. We'll forgo the telltale blue for these areas, there's not much to them. Jeff, the service manager, and Jason, decided to paint the hubs of the props; a good idea in my estimation. Barnacles, or "barnies", as Loopykiwi, one of the readers of this blogs calls 'em, won't grow on the "working portion" of the props. As I've made mention of earlier, I'm concerned with applying paint to the blade portions of the props as I've heard some negatives regarding doing so, in terms of vibration, or noise.
  Bob Peyman, the marine surveyor showed up right on time. Bob had gone over the exterior of the boat late last week before the bottom paint had been applied and had seen the few areas where some minor blisters had been repaired. I had the interior of Swing Set open for him to conduct his thorough inspection. Bob had some very complimentary things to say about Swing Set and albeit with some very minor infractions, easily rectified, he pronounced Swing Set fit as a fiddle and intended to pronounce her in bristol condition on the upcoming survey. We will be eligible for a nice discount due to the fact that we had our old survey, done before we purchased Swing Set eight years ago. It's nice that people in the know acknowledge your efforts to maintain a fine vessel.

  John Bloch came by; he's the owner of three Bloch Marine locations here up on the Alton Pool, just to see how it was going. He knows I'm a finicky customer, and he does his best to keep me happy.
Pete Tully, the owner of Polestar Marina, also took a minute or two out of his day to slip by and let me know that I'd get more work done on Swing Set if I wasn't spending so much time writing blogs. He has found me out! Don't tell Rosie.
On Monday at the latest, Swing Set makes the splash back into the river. I have Karl Kotraba, half owner of K.W.K. Services along with his dad Kurt, coming by on Tuesday and we're going to replace hoses, engine zincs, pullys, and raw water pumps. Actually Karl is going to do the crawling and climbing and I'm going to observe as much as possible in the event that I'd have to be forced into service for similar chores at a later date. I don't drive with my fingers crossed for nothin'.
The guys at Bloch know that K.W.K. works on our boat occasionally, and vice versa. It's something we've been doing since this Sea Ray and us have made our acquaintance. I've always been fortunate to never have to go without someone to take a looksee at any mechanical issues because they were "too busy"; one of them always makes time for us. This is one reason we're getting most of our work done up here in our home port, we want to spread around a little more of our pension dollars among people we know before we become the potential victims of unknown entities later on, which is inevitable.
  The minor rearranging of some items in the engine room will fall upon my head next week. I added to the coffers of the local Lowe's Hardware yesterday, buying some plumbing items and stainless hose clamps, along with some miscellaneous "stuff" that fall into the category of "I might need it." I remember the days when anticipation on my part was reserved for visits to the local strip bars. Nowdays, my eyes are lit up like a slot machine when I enter a Lowe's or West Marine.
  I guess I earned my keep today, running an early errand, picking away at our address change list, having lunch and writing this blog entry. It's raining out, and it's time for Holly and the couch, along with the Charles Dickens book I'm working at. I might even spend some time contemplating the work I'm about to engage myself in on Swing Set next week.

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Posted By Swing Set to Swing Set at 4/05/2012 10:19:00 AM

 

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

 

 

David Berg's Blog

 

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Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Mississippi River Journeys

 

While Trolling The Internet........  We reeled in a video series chronicling the In Transit crew's canoe trip down the Mississippi River.........

 

        Click here to watch the In Transit videos from youtube.com.

 

There are several videos in this series. The above link plays the first video, and it continues into the next....

       

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Open at 2 PM... Thursday thru Sunday

 

Every Friday during Lent

$7.95 Fish Basket

 

Sun Set Sundays

Fried Chicken Special & $2.00 Imports

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
$7.95 Fish Basket every Friday during Lent
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

 

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Japanese Ghost Ship Update

    Coast Guard Working To Sink Ghost Ship........

 

Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard began shelling the Japanese vessel set adrift by last year's tsunami.  The 164 foot Ryou-Un Maru ended her voyage across the Pacific Ocean some 150 miles off of the coast of Alaska.  The Coast Guard cutter opened up on Ryou-Un Maru with a 25 mm cannon, causing her to burst into flames, take on water and begin to list.  After two hours, she still had not sunk.  The Coast Guard then opened up with 50 mm rounds........

 

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

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

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LED boat lights

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River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

The Boathouse ..................................  Click here  

Bloch Marine Service .........................  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

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

 

 

 

River Updates from facebook

 


 

 

 

Big Kahuna
Whiskey River will be playing at The Big Kahuna this Saturday from 7 - 11. Make sure to come check it out!

 

The Boathouse

The Boathouse Easter weekend schedule: Friday - Rogers and Nienhaus, Saturday - Streetbeat, Sunday - Easter Brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM, Murph, a great guitar player from South Florida, plays on the deck starting at 1 PM.
 

Cedar Hill Resort

Hello everyone!
We hope you all had a great winter!
Get ready for our summer opening of Cedar Hill Resort on April 14th!
We hope to see you all this summer!
-Jay & Lisa

 

We are also looking for bartenders, kitchen help, and waitresses. If interested, please contact Jay Nguyen at (314)808-4272. Thanks.
 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY ...RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  FRESH FRUIT
  DONUTS AND MUFFINS
  SCRAMBLED EGGS
  BACON
  BISCUITS AND GRAVY
  OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
  BREAKFAST POTATOES
  ... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
  TERIYAKE SALMON
  BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
  HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
  FRESH VEGETABLES
  ASSORTED DESSERTS
  ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50

 

John's Boat Harbor
I like to wish everyone Happy Birthday when their day comes around. So today is my day. Just don't ask me how old I am. Will be cake in the office tomorrow, stop by and have a slice.
 

Port Charles Harbor

Happy Wednesday!!
Because of the HUGE response (totally booked the month of April) to our 2011 Extreme Bottom Paint Special, we are extending it through May 31st. After that 2012 prices will go into effect!

 

Sundowners

Happy Easter Weekend

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Passing the heaving line


MIAMI – A crewmember from Aids to Navigation Team Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hands a heaving line to Petty Officer 3rd Class James Pierson from Coast guard Sector Miami Prevention during a boom-deployment exercise at Hobie Beach , Fla., April 5, 20112. The interagency exercise with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue provided hands-on training for handling hazardous materials.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal.

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's Thursday

 

 05 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

Smash with wife Deb and dad , Ed  (R to L)

 

 

 

Toni Luttrell holding a pic of Y2Katy                     Rick Chillin on the River    

     

RiverBills.com via. Lake Center Wifi

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... was sent to us by Rick, Mary & Katy Estes who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat.......  Y2Katy
 

 

 

Hi, Bill,


We had a great time and great food at the Boathouse on Sunday, We had lunch at the table next to Smash, the well known St. Louis radio personality and band leader who was there with his lovely wife Deb. They were there checking out the place for their upcoming gig on May 26. That's Mary and her dad, Ed, with Smash on the deck at the Boathouse. Smash was very accommodating and a true gentleman when I asked him to pose for a couple of pictures with us.


Then we have the lovely Toni Luttrell holding a picture of the Y2Katy, which will be hanging on the wall with the other boats by the time you get this.
And I had to throw in one shot of me just chillin' on the river.


Check out the next pic.... WiFi at Lake Center! Now we won't miss the weekend editions of RiverBills.com.


Thanks for the website, and see ya on the river,


Rick, Mary & Katy Estes
Y2Katy
Lake Center Marina

 

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“SPRING SPECIALS”
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1992 28’ WELLCRAFT CRUISER

454 MERCRUISER 385 HSP - $15,000

 

2000 BAJA 29 OUTLAW
502 MAG MPI - $ 39,000

 

 

2000 28’ Challenger Offshore
Mercury 454 Mag Multi-Port Injection
75 MPH - $31,000

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

The Heron tour boat

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of Yesteryear's in 2009.........was sent in Gary and Linda Bowers. It's a shot of the Heron tour boat.

 

The Heron was operated by the Great Rivers Tour Boat Company, out of Grafton Harbor.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

Featured Classifieds

 

33' Carver Cabin Cruiser

       NEW CLASSIFIED        

 

      

 1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler                           44' Starliner Master 44

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2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                                 2002 Tige 21i

  FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

 

 

40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina 

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

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 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..

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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

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

  Mississippi River At Quincy, Illinois

    Quincy To Re-Apply For Hydropower Permits........

 

It seems that the City of Quincy, Illinois will be re-applying for licensing permits for Locks and Dams No.24 and No.25.  The permits are set to expire at the end of the month.  The council voted in favor of the renewal during Monday's meeting.  A week ago, the Aldermen heard a presentation from Coastal Hydropower on the likelihood of a hydropower partnership.  In-house council will be submitting the needed paperwork to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission........

 

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

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat Open at Noon

Click here to go to Sundowners website

  Lower Mississippi River

    River Draft Still Restricted, Costs Mounting........

 

After almost four months of dredging, the draft on the lower Mississippi River is still restricted to 44 feet.  After a ship ran aground earlier in the year, Congress authorized additional dredging funds.  The funding allowed for more dredges to operate on the lower Mississippi River.  However, two of the dredges are down for repairs.  The reduction of draft along the lower Mississippi River is affecting the shipper's bottom lines.........

 

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

 

  Con Trios Yacht Club
 

Past Commodores Party planning committee meeting for all Past Commodores will be at Duck Club Yacht Club next Thursday night at 7 PM (April 5th, 2012).
 

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

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

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

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

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club

    Easter Sunday Brunch

 

EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

FRESH FRUIT
DONUTS AND MUFFINS
SCRAMBLED EGGS
BACON
BISCUITS AND GRAVY
OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
BREAKFAST POTATOES
... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
TERIYAKE SALMON
BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
FRESH VEGETABLES
ASSORTED DESSERTS
ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50
 

River History....

 

April 05, 1998 in River History

 

Three barges crashed into the Admiral casino docked on the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis on Saturday night, setting it adrift with about 2,500 people on board for more than two hours.

The accident happened after a towboat that was pushing 12 barges crashed into a bridge near the Gateway Arch, causing four of the barges to break loose.

No one was seriously injured, but five or six people required medical treatment.


The Admiral, had no engines and it floated downstream for about 500 feet before the towboat caught up with it and held it in place against the river bank. Other towboats secured the four loose as well as the eight barges that the towboat had to release to assist the Admiral. One barge sank.

People on the Admiral were transferred 200 at a time to two excursion boats and taken to shore. The last of the passengers were taken to shore at about 10:30 P.M.  


 

 

Kinder's Business Hours Next Week......

 

Closed Mon (4-02-12) through Thurs (4-05-12)

 

Reopening Friday, April 6th

 

 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

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

Paddling News From Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    MDC To Host Canoe Trip On Duck Creek........

 

On April 28, 2012, the Missouri Department of Conservation's Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host their first canoe trip of the year at the Duck Creek Conservation Area.  It is recommended that paddlers wishing to participate in the event provide their own kayak or canoe, however, MDC Naturalist, Greg Jacobs stated that participants can call and reserve one.  There will also be basic training and water safety training available........

 

        Click here to read more from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck 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

 

 

 

                      Streetbeat 

 

We’ll be playing this Friday Night at our favorite St. Louis Joint, Backstreet Jazz and Blues Club in Westport Plaza from 9-1. Saturday night we are back at the newly remodeled Boathouse (the old Sharkey’s on the River) from 8:30 to 12:30. This is fast becoming “THE” place to hang out on the river!. We’ve got some new tunes and we are really mixing it with the crowd. Bring your dancing shoes.

Steve, JC, Nando, Dre, Carmen and I want to thank you all for supporting the band this year and to let you know “WE WILL ROCK YOU!”
 

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

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

 

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/

 

David Berg's Blog

 

Click here and Check it out !

 

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook
 

Invasive Species

    Zebra Mussels Disappear From Portion Of St. Croix River........

 

More than 10 years ago, invasive zebra mussels found their way into Minnesota's Lake St. Croix.  Now, it seems that the mussels have disappeared.  Byron Karns, a National Park Service biologist recently released a report asserting that at some point during the past summer, something wiped out an entire class of mussels.  It is possible that the high, turbulent water that were present late into the summer, may have flushed the mussels out........

 

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

 

Grafton Harbor

    Kids Safety Fun / Vessel Checks / Boating Safety Classes

 

Grafton Harbor and Flotilla 3-13,
 

U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary
Announces the 2012 Class Schedule for
“About Boating Safely”
April 28th and May 5th
From 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM


Grafton Harbor and Flotilla 3-13,
U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary
Announces the 2012 Safe Boating Week
“FREE Vessel Safety Checks”
Saturday May 19th From 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM ?
Have your Boat Examined by a US Coast Guard Auxiliary
and be ready for the boating season.

Kids Water Safety Fun and Cake and Ice Cream!!
Come and Learn about Boating and Water Safety and get a FREE Coloring Book
Where: At Grafton Harbor
When: Saturday May 19th at 11:00 AM
Presented by Grafton Harbor and the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

A Boat Load of Carp !

 

RiverbIlls spotted a picture of a boatload of Carp on the Alton Telegraph that you gotta take a peek at !

 

Click here and checkout this picture !

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Open at 2 PM... Thursday thru Sunday

 

Every Friday during Lent

$7.95 Fish Basket

 

Sun Set Sundays

Fried Chicken Special & $2.00 Imports

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special
Friday:
$7.95 Fish Basket every Friday during Lent
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

Great Lakes Cruising

   New Great Lakes Waterway Guide Out........

 

Recently, Dozier's Waterway Guide announced that they have released their 2012 Great Lakes Waterway Guide.  The big changes for this year are that the guide now provides extended Great Loop Coverage.  The guide looks at the Great Lakes and the inland parts of the Great Loop Cruise between New York and the Great Lakes, as well as from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico........

 

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

 

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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

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

The Boathouse ..................................  Click here  

Bloch Marine Service .........................  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

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

 

 

 

River Updates from facebook

 


 

The Boathouse

The Boathouse Easter weekend schedule: Friday - Rogers and Nienhaus, Saturday - Streetbeat, Sunday - Easter Brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM, Murph, a great guitar player from South Florida, plays on the deck starting at 1 PM.
 

Cedar Hill Resort

Hello everyone!
We hope you all had a great winter!
Get ready for our summer opening of Cedar Hill Resort on April 14th!
We hope to see you all this summer!
-Jay & Lisa

 

We are also looking for bartenders, kitchen help, and waitresses. If interested, please contact Jay Nguyen at (314)808-4272. Thanks.
 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Past Commodores Party planning committee meeting for all Past Commodores will be at Duck Club Yacht Club next Thursday night at 7 PM (April 5th, 2012).
 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
EASTER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY ...RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  FRESH FRUIT
  DONUTS AND MUFFINS
  SCRAMBLED EGGS
  BACON
  BISCUITS AND GRAVY
  OMELETS MADE TO ORDER
  BREAKFAST POTATOES
  ... SHRIMP COCKTAIL
  TERIYAKE SALMON
  BROWN SUGAR BAKED HAM
  HERB ROASTED NEW POTATOES
  FRESH VEGETABLES
  ASSORTED DESSERTS
  ADULTS $18.95 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $9.50

 

John's Boat Harbor
The water is finally turned on to all of the docks. Now you can come and clean up your boats.
 

Port Charles Harbor

Happy Wednesday!!
Because of the HUGE response (totally booked the month of April) to our 2011 Extreme Bottom Paint Special, we are extending it through May 31st. After that 2012 prices will go into effect!

 

Sundowners

Happy Easter Weekend
 

St Charles Boat & Motor
Time to get Get Ready for Memorial Day! Like Us on Facebook and Receive 10 % off all in stock Parts & Accessories the entire month of April!
 

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Drag Boat racing Schedule.

click here

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

 It's Wednesday

 

 04 April 2012

 

Over 5 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... was sent to us in an unsigned e-mail

 

Hey Bill.

Thought this was pretty cool, was out fishing this weekend saw a ton of pelicans out, fishing at the dam, and on one particular rock dike about a mile and a half up from Hat island. 

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

“SPRING SPECIALS”
MY RIVER HOME 636.899.0903
 

1992 28’ WELLCRAFT CRUISER

454 MERCRUISER 385 HSP - $15,000

 

2000 BAJA 29 OUTLAW
502 MAG MPI - $ 39,000

 

 

2000 28’ Challenger Offshore
Mercury 454 Mag Multi-Port Injection
75 MPH - $31,000

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Check-up Time for Sea Fox

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of Yesteryear's in 2010...... was sent to us by Fran and Milt Ohlsen, who formerly hailed out of the Duck Club Yacht Club and are spending time in the Caribbean and other warm waters of the south in their cruiser.....Sea Fox.
 

 

Bill,
Hey, I can't reach that!!!
Time for her check-up---50,000lbs of Sea Fox suspended at Lambs in
Jacksonville. A great marina!

Milt

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

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33' Carver Cabin Cruiser

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 1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler                           44' Starliner Master 44

               FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express                                 2002 Tige 21i

  FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

 

 

40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina 

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

    

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Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 3/30/11
Subject: LaGrange Lock and Dam MM 81.2 ILR Closure 03APR12
NAVNOTICE # 2920

LAGRANGE LOCK AND DAM AT MM 80.2 ILR WILL BE CLOSED TO NAV ON  TUESDAY 03APR12 FROM 8AM UNTIL 4PM TO INSTALL THE LOWER RIGHT LOCK CHAMBER EMPTYING VALVE. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO TIE UP ALONG THE GUIDE WALLS DURING THIS PERIOD.
 

 

 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

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

  Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

      Volunteers Sought For River Clean-Up ........

 

On April 14, Missouri River Relief will be holding a clean-up of the Missouri River in St. Charles, Missouri.  The clean-up H.Q. will be next to the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center at Bishop's Landing.  A fleet of vessels from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri River Relief will ferry volunteers to the clean-up target areas.........

 

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

  Blessing of the Fleet Press Release

 

Blessing of the Fleet
Mississippi River, Pool 26
Portage des Sioux, MO
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
314-303-2819
www.blessingofthefleetstl.com
Decorating theme this year is "Mark Twain". Two boat parades, one leaving Yacht Club of St. Louis heading downstream and one leaving Harbor Point Yacht Club heading upstream depart at 1 PM and then merge to pass by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Waters in Portage des Sioux at 2:15 PM. Best decorated boats in several classes are picked by a panel of judges and awards will be presented.

 

 


Any additional information needed feel free to contact me.
Darryll Weil, President of The Blessing of the Fleet Inc.
Telephone: 314-303-2819
Email: captainweil@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

At the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

Downstairs & Patio Open this weekend !

Newly Decorated

Courtesy Dock is out !

Weekend Hours....Fri Open at 5:00PM , Sat & Sun Open at Noon

Limited Menu

Click here to go to Sundowners website

  Mark Twain Lake

     Crappie Clinic Coming Up........

 

On Saturday, May 12, the Mark Twain Lake M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center will be holding a free Crappie Clinic, presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The clinic will feature lessons in casting, knot tying, proper bait and tackle as well as a presentation on fish biology and management, followed by guided fishing on the lake........

 

        Click here to read more from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 


 

  New AIS station at Grafton Harbor

 

 

Bill,

My son (Nathan) works at Grafton harbor and Joe asked him to install a new AIS IP server. That sounds so cool! Our boat in Grafton has had an AIS transceiver for three years.  Im not sure who you are using for your server but I use a PC on my boat and upload my coordinates to www.marinetraffic.com for free. You can even include a map of the Grafton area on your RiverBills.com web page all for free. I use it a great deal to keep an eye on barge traffic. The only bad thing with my setup is if my PC in my boat is down it won’t upload the coordinates to the Internet I’m hoping your server will do that for me and I can shut mine down.

I often check my AIS transponder before I start my engines. If a barge is close to the entrance of Grafton harbor I will just wait another 15 to 30 minutes for it to pass and then head out. The AIS can see miles up the river much farther than my RADAR or line of site, extremely helpful at night!! If you can get this information on your web site I can see people checking it every time they head out. I know you can do it with Marinetraffic.com’s Embed a Live Map. Looking forward to what you come up with. Keep up the good work!!


John Rucker | President / Owner
Horizons Consulting, Inc.
Direct 314 558-1169
Office 800 499-4110
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

  Automatic Identification System  (AIS)

     AIS vessel tracking & webvts information for Grafton Harbor in Grafton, IL

 

HI Bill,

Grafton Harbor has been asked to host the Network Monitoring & Implementation of the AIS network locally. Attached are 2 articles that explain the AIS System. We are working on an additional article to explain to local boaters how this will benefit our boating community. Including being able to check your AIS responders before heading out of Grafton Harbor so that you know when barge traffic or other large vessels are heading our way. This is also very beneficial at night. AIS can see for miles, so much further than your line of site or radar


Thanks so much for your interest and we will send you additional information soon.

Joe and Jan 

 

 

Click here for more information from the Waterways Journal

Click here for more information from WebVTS

 

AIS (Automatic Identification System)

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

Cedar Hill Resort................  Opening April 14th

Duck Club Yacht Club ........ Open

Big Kahuna........................ Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open Sundays starting March 25

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

Sundowners....................... Open Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays
 

WOODLAND MARINA
 

To All Boaters


LET US HELP YOU!!
 

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

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

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

 

SO YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY FOR FUEL!!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Click here for pricelist
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

River History....

 

April 04, 2008 in River History

North Shore Oasis Restaurant opened for business at the former location of Capt'n Jack's Bar & Grill. The Sharks Band provided the music..

The restaurant is now the Boathouse

 

April 04, 1998 in River History

About 7:50 pm on April 4, 1998, a tow of the M/V Anne Holly, comprising 12 loaded and 2 empty barges, which was traveling northbound on the Mississippi River through the St. Louis Harbor, struck the Missouri-side pier of the center span of the Eads Bridge. Eight barges broke away from the tow and drifted back through the Missouri span. Three of these barges drifted toward the Admiral. The drifting barges struck the Admiral, causing 8 of its 10 mooring lines to break. The Admiral then rotated clockwise downriver, away from the Missouri riverbank. The captain of the Anne Holly disengaged his vessel from the six remaining barges in the tow and placed the Anne Holly’s bow against the Admiral’s bow to hold it against the bank. About the time the Anne Holly began pushing against the Admiral, the Admiral’s next-to-last mooring line parted. The Anne Holly and the single mooring wire that remained attached to the Admiral’s stern anchor held the Admiral near the Missouri bank. No deaths resulted from the accident; 50 people were examined for minor injuries. Of those examined, 16 were sent to local hospitals for further treatment. Damages were estimated at $11 million.

Source: Wikipedia Encyclopedia

 

Kinder's Business Hours Next Week......

 

Closed Mon (4-02-12) through Thurs (4-05-12)

 

Reopening Friday, April 6th

 

 


2012 Yamaha Boats & Waverunners.
Large selection of Godfrey Pontoons and Hurricane deck boats
2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski's and Mules

YAMAHA "ON THE WATER" DEMO DAYS

We will have Boats and Wave Runners in the water for Demo Days April 14, 2012, at Sioux Harbor between 10 a.m & 3 p.m. Call our Dealership at 636-947-0106 to schedule your demo time.

Check out our website for more info www.stcharlesboat.com
 

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

Click here to go to YouTube and check it out

You Tube

    Missouri River Barge Shipping video

 

Boat Sales News

    Sales Tax Fight Won By Missouri Boater........

 

Recently, the Missouri Supreme Court sided with a Missouri boater that purchased a boat in Maryland, and disputed paying local sales tax on a boat purchased out of state.  When attorney Craig Street purchased a boat over the internet, he was charged $191.19 in sales tax for the boat, outboard motor and trailer.  Street challenged the Missouri Director of Revenue in the Missouri State Supreme Court and won his refund.  He has yet to receive his refund........

 

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

 


The above article reprinted by reader request

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck 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

 

 

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373


April's schedule; 7th Ben & Jimmy, acoustic guitars; 14th Bone Daddy; 21st Wil Smith karaoke; 28th Stillwater

1/2 price appetizers after 4pm on Saturdays with purchase of a meal

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 Webcam