~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
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09-21-12  -  09-30-12

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 
 
 

It's the WEEKEND

Sat, Sun... 29, 30 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

Friday Night on the River

 

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Randy Johnston who hails out of Lake Center Marina

 

 

RiverBill,

Friday night out on the water. A great sunset with the moon coming up at the same time. No wind either, perfect.


Best Regards,
Randy Johnston
Lake Center Marina

Another Picture of the Day

Sunday

Nap Time at the Boat House

 

 

Another Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Captain Darryll Weil for Rich Luttrell of the Boathouse !

 

Rich wrote...

 

 

An action shot of RiverBill at The Boathouse calling on one of his advertisers.


 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

Mrs. Quackers

The Story Continues on !

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Josh Jackson

 

 

Bill,

This is a picture of my son Xavien with (Mrs. Quackers) that's what he calls her.

 

He actually found her at a gas station in O'fallon a couple months ago and brought her to our clubhouse and she has been making her rounds ever since. We had seen her in a while but keep food out for her.

 

 It's nice to see she is making friends everywhere.
 

Thanks

 Josh Jackson

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Meramec River Sun-up

pick pic to enlage

 

 

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

 

 

Hi Bill,


The Meramec River looked so pretty this morning as I was driving to work. I
had to climb over a big concrete barrier to take the photo, and I ran my
pantyhose... But it was worth it!

 

See you on the river!
Claudia

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

  32' Marinette Sedan Bridge                    De-Icer Bubbler                    

NEW PRICE                        NEW CLASSIFIED  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

    2004 408 Meridian Motoryacht                      Covered Slip HPYC        

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

   1997 Maxum SCR 2800                     Home on Mississippi River

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

FEATURED CLASSIFIED

 

   

            

Click here  Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"

 


Grafton Has Many Wonderful Events Planned for this Fall!!

Grafton Harbor Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party

Kahuna Idol

St. Patrick’s Fall Festival

The Great Grafton Rendezvous

Naughty and Nice Run

And Grafton’s Pubs and Wineries are Hosting an Amazing Band Line-up!!
See you soon!

Grafton Harbor
618-786-7678

618-786-PORT (7678)

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 !  

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

 

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing closures that are still being negotiated. Please contact lock staff as necessary to determine operation status.

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Illinois River At Peoria, Illinois

    "Carp Hunters" Show Airing Sunday........

 

Over the summer, the Animal Planet crew was in and around Peoria filming an episode of "Off the Hook: Extreme Catches" hosted by professional wrestler Eric Young. The episode, titled "Carpocalypse Now" will focus on the aerial antics of the Asian carp. In the show, Young meets up with the Peoria Carp Hunters to battle the fish with tridents and samurai swords, all while on water skis. The show will air at 8 pm on Sunday........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Mississippi River Near Sikeston, Missouri

    Sikeston At Odds With FEMA, Legal Bills Mounting........

 

Sikeston is no closer to resolving a notification issue with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even though the city has spent over $14,000 in legal fees. City officials assert that FEMA violated notification requirements by altering the Sikeston flood plain maps without twice publishing the notification in the local newspapers. FEMA says that they don't have to publish because no elevation changes were made to the flood plain maps........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Illinois River At Peoria, Illinois

    Large Number Of Bridge Lights Out........

 

Many decorative lights are inoperative on the Murray Baker Bridge. This bridge is the main span leading into Downtown Peoria. Peoria's traffic engineer Nick Stoffer is organizing his crews with bridge inspectors from the Illinois Department of Transportation to determine when the next bridge inspection is scheduled, as lighting repairs are made during the inspections........

 

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

 

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

  Friday Night... 

 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Sunday $10 Bud Select buckets

 for the RAMS Game

Click here to go to Sundowners website

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Riverview Park Plans Moving Forward........

 

Recently, the City of Alton received word that they can move forward with applying for an OSLAD grant. This will allow Alton to make improvements to Riverview Park. The proposal includes improvements to the gazebo, area lighting, as well as connectivity to nearby sidewalks. Alton has also been approved for a Scenic Byways Grant totaling $404,000. It is hoped that the improvements can be completed by the 100th anniversary of the park in 2014........

 

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

 

An Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant is financed by the state of Illinois for the purpose of acquiring and/or developing land as parks or open space........

 

Click here to read more from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.

John's Boat Harbor


Gas Teck said Gassieboy is really sick, so will be waiting for new computer, software & etc. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

We will manually pump gas during office hours weekly 9-5. Come up to the office, pay for gas, and we will pump for you.

 

During the week end, hrs. approx 10:30 to 5:00 636 946 2073
 

We sure this gets fixed really fast

Lost and found


Hello Bill.

 

I found a vinyl 3x6 sun pad, for the bow of a boat floating in the water at the Yacht Club of ST, Louis. I assume it blew into the water from the recent storm.
 

Please post on your website.
 

Thank you
Gary Meinershagen

The houseboat... Beads
e-mail... gary1948@yahoo.com

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2013 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Future Engineers Visit New Bridge Site........

 

Engineering students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University took a peek around the new Mississippi River Bridge site. The students were able to get firsthand information from the engineers working on the project. The tour is a part of a Missouri Department of Transportation program urging visitors to see the new bridge as it is being constructed........

 

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

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Don't miss this opportunity!!!
Malibu Surf Gate In The Water

Join Stateamind Thursday Oct. 4th and Fri Oct 5th at Yacht Club of St. Louis!!

Call Andrew to make your reservation 314-731-3795

.

Click here for Malibu Surf Gate Teaser video

Click here for SURF GATE overview by Brandon Spicer video

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near The Quad Cities

    Shipping Industry Hampered By Low Water........

 

Thursday, a barge shipping official made a grim prediction about the impact this year's drought will have on the river shipping industry, and their customers. President of Alter Logistics, Bettendorf, Larry Daily stated that river traffic is moving again, albeit with lighter loads and fewer barges. Daily added that in order for shipping to get back to normal, between nine and fifteen inches of rain would need to fall........

 

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

 


 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

River Halloween Parties

 

   My River Home / Longshot Saloon......Fri, Oct 26....  The Black Walnuts band

 

 


 

The River Road Renegades

 Present

 

Fishy Tales Off The Coast Of Mexico

    Killer Whales Ride Yacht Wakes........

 

On Friday, boaters aboard a 70 foot yacht saw something not often seen; killer whales riding in the yacht's wakes. The same thing happened back in June, behind the same yacht. While wake riding is common among some species of dolphin, but not killer whales........

 

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


 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

.....  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ 
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 


 

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

 

 

 

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

View Album

Play Slide Show


 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
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

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    MDC staff raise and release lake sturgeon, a mighty fish for big rivers

 

Warsaw, Mo. -- Travis Moore reached into a fish hatchery tank and with one hand picked up a young fish, one that in the next century might require three people to lift. The squirming, six-inch lake sturgeon he held is capable of growing into a giant that long outlives biologists trying to save the species’ future.

The biggest lake sturgeon can reach eight feet and 300 pounds. This year, biologists in a northern state measured an egg-producing female lake sturgeon that weighed 240 pounds and was more than seven feet long.

“They believe that it was 125 years old,” Moore said, “which means she was born sometime in the late 1800s.”

It’s remarkable that a fish that old is still reproducing, said Moore, a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) fisheries biologist who is leader of the Lake Sturgeon Recovery Team. The flip side is that it takes 25 or 30 years for a lake sturgeon to reach reproductive size and age, and they don’t always spawn every year. Slow reproduction is one reason why they are a state endangered species in Missouri.

Reversing that trend is why Moore and MDC fisheries crews handled 12,672 hatchery-raised lake sturgeon by hand on Sept. 25, one fish at a time. They marked them by removing a specific scute, a scale-like plate, from the fishes’ side. Each fish also received a tiny wire chip in its snout that is magnetized to carry information about its origin. The fish were released Sept. 27 into the Grand, Osage and Gasconade rivers, just upstream from where they empty into the Missouri River....

 

Click here to continue reading

 

Reprinted from MDC  website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           



The Boathouse
Entertainment schedule for this coming weekend:
Friday the 28th - Mid Life Crisis 8:30 to 12:30
Saturday the 29th - Push 8:30 to 12:30

Sunday the 30th - Pat Liston 3 to 7

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
THIS WEEKENDS SPECIALS
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
SICILIAN N.Y. STRIP STEAK - LIGHTLY BREADED AND GRILLED , TOPPED WITH GARLIC , BASIL , OREGANO AND PROVEL.

CHICKEN STIR FRY PASTA
DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Kahuna:
- Monday night football special...1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $15!
- Yumm Chata Wednesday!!....all your favorite Rum Chata shots for $3...come try out some new combinations!!
- Friday night Steak Night...serving ribeyes & porterhouses with all the sides
- Friday buckets....$10 buckets of domestic bottles & free jukebox
- Saturday...Trojan plays 7-11...rock on!!
- Sunday....Graham Pagano playing some great acoustic @ 3:00

 

Grafton Harbor
Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 @ 6:30 - Music by Insane Wayne
Admission: One Bottle of Wine Per Couple
(Grafton Harbor Winery has Wonderful Wine Starting at $4.00!!)
$11.00 Per Plate / Beer Tent $2.00/Beer
R.S.V.P.. By: Monday, October 8 (618)786-7678
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tortellini with Creamy Garlic Sauce,
Broccoli & Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce, Italian Salad, Vienna Bread, Tea

 

HeartLand Boating Magazine
178 pound catfish caught in the ohio river. holy crap!!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor
Gas Teck said Gassieboy is really sick, so will be waiting for new computer, software & etc. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will manually pump gas during office hours weekly 9-5. Come up to the office, pay for gas, and we will pump for you.

 During the week end, hrs. approx 10:30 to 5:00 636 946 2073
We sure this gets fixed really fast.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina

 

The Longshot Saloon

LOOK FOR AMERICAN PATRIOT BEER AT THE LONGSHOT SALOON ALL WEEKEND LONG DURING THE RAT RALLY! 1OO% AMERICAN MADE AND OWNED BEER RIGHT HERE IN THE STL!

 


My River Home
Change of Date-
Annual "Halloween Party"
Friday- October, 26th
The Black Walnuts-7-Close


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's FRIDAY

28 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Social Duck At Woodland

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Barb Nelson

 

 

Bill,

About the duck you've had on your site the last few days, she showed up at Woodland on Sunday afternoon. She ate (quite well) and stuck around to play with us for about 2-2 1/2 hours. Attached is a picture of me holding her. Her name is Stella.

Barb Nelson
Owner
Beacon Virtual Assistants

www.beaconvirtualassistants.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) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

River Business at Tara Point

RiverBill (left) with Alisa Calomino and Tim Canizares (right)

 

 Allison and Tim with Mark Adams at Grafton Harbor

pick pic to enlage

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ---- were taken during a boat ride, lunch trip with Captain mark Adams.  We did a hot-lap starting at North Shore Marina, up the Dardeene Slough and then down river on to Grafton Harbor.

 

Mark, Allison and Tim are from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, they are the people who put on the St. Louis Boat Show.

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

De-Icer Bubbler

NEW CLASSIFIED

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

    2004 408 Meridian Motoryacht                      Covered Slip HPYC        

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

   1997 Maxum SCR 2800                     Home on Mississippi River

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

FEATURED CLASSIFIED

 

   

            

Click here  Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"

 


 

618-786-PORT (7678)

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 !  

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

 

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing closures that are still being negotiated. Please contact lock staff as necessary to determine operation status.

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

  Friday Night... 

 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Football Sunday every Sunday $10 buckets and complimentary hot dog and chili bar during half time of all rams games

Click here to go to Sundowners website

Kaskaskia River Near New Athens, Illinois

    FEMA Mandates Costly Engineering Study........

 

The taxpayers of New Athens, Illinois are in a bit of a pickle, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's policies. The levee protecting New Athens from the Kaskaskia River was built to withstand a 500 year flood back in the sixties. The levee is regularly inspected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who gives the levee a clean bill of health. However, FEMA is requiring a costly engineering study to be performed, lest the levee will be decertified.........

 

Click here to read this op-ed piece from bnd.com.

Boat Drinks
     September 28th is National Drink Beer Day…. .

While many boaters celebrate Beer Day almost every day, today is the day to go national and celebrate it with all the boaters in the US. This could well be one of the biggest parties in the nation.

Calling all captains and sailors, first mates and deck hands..... Grab Some Brews and headon out to your boat and celebrate the day in style all across this great country of ours ! IT's NATIONAL DRINK A BEER DAY

Of course it goes without saying - drink responsibly.

Note..Not to be confused with INTERNATIONAL Beer Day, which is held on August 5th

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2013 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mississippi River At Keokuk, Iowa

    Corps Dredges Up Stolen Car In River........

 

On Wednesday, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crew was dredging along the Mississippi riverfront at Keokuk, Iowa, when the dredge started chucking auto parts. Dive teams were sent into the river to investigate, and found a red 2009 Chevrolet Aveo buried in the sediment. Keokuk Police Chief Dave Hinton stated that the car was stolen from in front of a residence. Officials believe the car was a rental........

 

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

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

 

Mississippi River (Upper)  

65 degrees, low, dingy; flathead and blue catfish good on live bait; carp fair on corn; all other species slow.
 

Missouri River (Lower)

68 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and livers; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/27/2012)
 

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

69 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms; black bass slow on spinners; bluegill slow on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/27/2012)
 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

65 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/27/2012)

 

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/

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 

RiverBills.com File Photo

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    Recent rain could salvage fall color

 

JEFFERSON CITY – 2012 is not likely to be remembered for outstanding fall color, but recent rains could save Missouri’s “season of splendor” from fizzling altogether.

Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) report that many trees already have shed some or all of their leaves in response to this year’s historic drought. However, they say it isn’t too late for trees that still have live leaves to develop the vivid hues that make Show-Me State forests a visual feast in autumn.

Leaves turn colors when two things happen. First, sugars produced by photosynthesis are trapped inside leaves by chilly – but not freezing – autumn nights. Those sugars are the building blocks for red, yellow, orange, and purple pigments. Cool nights simultaneously cause the breakdown of green pigments, allowing other colors to show through.

The water trees need for photosynthesis was missing until recently, but this week’s rainfall came just in time for one last gasp of sugar-making. Given a few sunny days and cool nights, trees can still put on their autumn finery.

Fall color typically develops first in northern Missouri in early October and spreads south during the following weeks. The peak of fall color statewide usually occurs around mid-October. Foresters say the best colors likely will be seen little earlier this year, due to drought stress on trees.

MDC collects fall-color reports from foresters around the state and assembles them into a weekly report at mdc.mo.gov/node/4548.
 

Reprinted from MDC website

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

River Halloween Parties

 

   My River Home / Longshot Saloon......Fri, Oct 26....  The Black Walnuts band

 

 


 

Boat Manufacturer

    Hydra-Sports Now Selling Factory Direct........

 

Even though the majority interest in Hydra-Sports Custom Boats was purchased by Florida based Plantation Boat Mart & Marina, the Hydra-Sports boats will still be constructed by MasterCraft for at least the next five years. The big change for Hydra-Sports will be with their distribution system. Instead of using a normal dealer network, the company will be selling out of their two factory test centers........

 

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


 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


Grocery Shopping 101

 

The propeller we had ordered for the dinghy outboard had to be special ordered and wouldn't come in until next Thursday, a week away. I told the marina to forget it, and they totally understood. I'm glad I called them to find out the status of the prop that was supposed to come in today.
I fixed a loose piece of woodwork in our stateroom this morning and cleaned the mold off of the life ring hanging on the flybridge. You can't get to lax around here.
We were waiting for high tide and after lunch we took the dinghy down a canal to where we now knew the grocery store was located. We docked the dinghy at the end of the canal and tied it up against a concrete sea wall but we put our fenders out. Where we docked was so close to the strip mall where the Save-a-Lot was located, we nearly fell into a dumpster as we climbed out of the dinghy.
The first place we saw was the Duds and Suds that we were looking for on Monday. If I had lived around here, I would have been able to tell someone exactly how to get to the laundromat via a dinghy. I hope someone asks me before we leave. We also saw a Little Ceasars Pizza, not a fan, but pizza is pizza when you really want it.
We noticed the Save-a-Lot, but further along the strip mall was the Holy Grail, a West Marine. I had a suspicion that the West Marine was in this strip mall, but one of my apps showed it to be somewhere else. We went to West Marine first and they had a spare prop for our Mercury at the same price as everyone else. Ding Ding Ding. Next, I asked about a collapsible cart that I had considered getting over year ago but didn't get for some reason. They had one in stock and we bought it and some snap covers too. The cart is expensive, but it won't rust and will fold down to a size we can deal with.
Next it was on to the grocery store and we loaded up our cart. Once we checked out, I unfolded our new cart and we got everything in it, including two 18 packs of Bud Light, but Rosie had to carry two bags back to the dinghy while I rolled the new cart. Nifty.
Rosie put all our groceries away and then we loaded up the cooler with a few beers, grabbed up Holly, piled all the trash into the dinghy, (a weeks worth) and headed for Pete's Pier to get fuel and dump the trash. The dinghy tank took a whopping 3 gallons of non-ethanol regular and when I went in to pay I bought Rosie a new snorkel and mask, one that would fit her small little face better than the other new one she has.
We then took a ride over to the Three Sisters Spring to drink the last of our beers and chat it up with some of the people over there. Once the beers were gone it was back to the boat for a dinner of leftovers. We keep our refrigerator very well organized by eating leftovers when we have them. In nearly five months we've only had to throw away one food item, a small bowl of rice.
We could easily stay here until the weather changes, but we plan on cutting out on Saturday morning. The attraction of seeing what's next is too compelling for us to resist.
I wish I had some pictures for this blog but I don't, but a new camera is on our list of stuff to get, but so is new fly swatters. I think the new fly swatters will be the first thing we get.

--
Posted By Blogger to Swing Set at 9/27/2012 04:12:00 PM
 

.....  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ 
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 


 

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

 

 

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

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Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
Saturday:
$10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports

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  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

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Free WIFI

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

Upper Mississippi River

    River In Better Shape, But Still Faces Challenges........

 

The Upper Mississippi River near the Twin Cities is in better condition now than it was 40 years ago, but there are still areas to work on. A recent report from the National Park Service and an environmental group focused on a 72 mile portion of the Mississippi River that includes the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The good news is that bald eagle and fish populations are doing well, however, the river is running faster due to increased runoff........

 

Click here to read this news story from wxow.com

 

Reprinted from IDNR website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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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  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

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Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Blanchette Bridge Project Will Extend Span's Life........

 

Come November, the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River will be closed for rehabilitation. Traffic will be diverted to the eastbound span, which will have three lanes of traffic in each direction. The $63 million project is expected to add between 50 and 75 years to the life expectancy of the bridge. The rehabilitation project should be wrapped up by the fall of 2013........

 

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

 

 

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The Boathouse
Entertainment schedule for this coming weekend:
Friday the 28th - Mid Life Crisis 8:30 to 12:30
Saturday the 29th - Push 8:30 to 12:30

Sunday the 30th - Pat Liston 3 to 7

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

Duck Club Yacht Club
THIS WEEKENDS SPECIALS
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
SICILIAN N.Y. STRIP STEAK - LIGHTLY BREADED AND GRILLED , TOPPED WITH GARLIC , BASIL , OREGANO AND PROVEL.

CHICKEN STIR FRY PASTA
DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Kahuna:
- Monday night football special...1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $15!
- Yumm Chata Wednesday!!....all your favorite Rum Chata shots for $3...come try out some new combinations!!
- Friday night Steak Night...serving ribeyes & porterhouses with all the sides
- Friday buckets....$10 buckets of domestic bottles & free jukebox
- Saturday...Trojan plays 7-11...rock on!!
- Sunday....Graham Pagano playing some great acoustic @ 3:00

 

Grafton Harbor
Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 @ 6:30 - Music by Insane Wayne
Admission: One Bottle of Wine Per Couple
(Grafton Harbor Winery has Wonderful Wine Starting at $4.00!!)
$11.00 Per Plate / Beer Tent $2.00/Beer
R.S.V.P.. By: Monday, October 8 (618)786-7678
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tortellini with Creamy Garlic Sauce,
Broccoli & Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce, Italian Salad, Vienna Bread, Tea

 

HeartLand Boating Magazine
178 pound catfish caught in the ohio river. holy crap!!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor
Think Poor Gassieboy got hit by lightening the other night. Repair person coming in the morning. He has been down a couple of days. Thank heavens Laura tried to turn the computer on and found out everything was fried. Guess Mary & I was asleep.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina

 

The Longshot Saloon

LOOK FOR AMERICAN PATRIOT BEER AT THE LONGSHOT SALOON ALL WEEKEND LONG DURING THE RAT RALLY! 1OO% AMERICAN MADE AND OWNED BEER RIGHT HERE IN THE STL!

 


My River Home
Change of Date-
Annual "Halloween Party"
Friday- October, 26th
The Black Walnuts-7-Close


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's THIRSTday

27 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Social Duck

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Larry and Dixie Schulte

 

 

Bill


I just saw the story Capt Ken sent you about the lil duck on his boat. Guess what? She spent Tues evening on our boat "The Mint To Be", while we were being hit with all the bad weather at our dock, in Woodland Harbor. She is so gentle, I suspect she might have been someones pet. We were able to hand feed her and pet her. You gotta love mother nature.

Larry and Dixie

 

 

RiverBill says.... I guess we should come up with a name for Ducky

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

River Business at Tara Point

 

 

 

pick pic to enlage

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ---- was at Tara Point Inn, located high atop the bluffs in Grafton, IL.... 

 

Alison Rohan invited Captain Tim, Mark Adams, Tim Canizares and RiverBill up to Tara Point earlier this month and hosted a business meeting for us.  What a view and what a place to hold a meeting !  

 

Top picture (left to right )

  Captain Tim Woodson........well know River Pirate / Artist of Alton Pool

  Alison Rohan..... Owner Tara Point

  Mark Adams.....  Vice President NMMA Sportshows

  Tim Canizares.....Exhibitor Relationship Manager

                            Kansas City Boat & Sportshow, St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

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Missouri River

 

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Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing closures that are still being negotiated. Please contact lock staff as necessary to determine operation status.

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

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 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Football Sunday every Sunday $10 buckets and complimentary hot dog and chili bar during half time of all rams games

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World Maritime Day 2012: IMO:

    One hundred years after the Titanic

Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work.

 

The World Maritime Day theme for 2012 is “IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”, which will focus on the Organization’s roots and raison d’être, i.e. safety of life at sea.

One of the consequences of the sinking, in 1912, of the Titanic, in which more than 1,500 people lost their lives, was the adoption, two years later, of the first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (the SOLAS Convention). The 1914 version of the Convention was gradually superseded, respectively, by SOLAS 1929, SOLAS 1948, SOLAS 1960 (the first adopted under the auspices of IMO, then known as IMCO) and SOLAS 1974. SOLAS 1974 is still in force today, amended and updated many times.

This year's World Maritime Day theme will provide an opportunity to take stock of the developments in maritime safety since that disaster and to examine which areas of ship safety should be given priority in the years to come.

Events
The traditional diplomatic reception to celebrate the Day will be held at IMO Headquarters on 27 September 2012.
 

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The International Maritime Organization –

The United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.
 

Click here to go to the IMO website

 

Reprinted from the IMO website

Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

    Researchers Looking For War Of 1812 Blockhouses........

 

During the War of 1812, U.S. military personal patrolled the Illinois River from blockhouses. Most times, these square lookout buildings were built into forts with fences, but sometimes the structures stood alone.

 

Recently, the Grafton Historical Society, with the help of the Prairie State Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began an excavation of what is believed to be a blockhouse near the Great River Road between Pere Marquette State Park and Grafton.

 

Researchers were working on Fort Johnson in Warsaw, Illinois, when they came across a newspaper article from 1932 announcing that the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Grafton Historical Society found a blockhouse about 100 yards west of the present day Pere Marquette cross marker along the Great River Road........

 

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

 

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RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

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Meramec River Near Pacific, Missouri

    Drowning Victim's Stepfather Charged With Child Endangerment........

 

Todd Combs, the stepfather of 12 year old drowning victim Christopher Marks, has been charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities allege he supplied alcohol to minors. Marks disappeared around 7:30 pm on August 5, while at a family outing in the Palisades area along the Meramec River. The boy was found a few days later, a few miles downstream from where he disappeared. The charges Combs faces are misdemeanors........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mark Twain Lake

    Day Use Fees Waived Sept. 29........

 

Typically, day use fees at Mark Twain Lake run a maximum of $4 for a carload of people, however, on September 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be waiving day use fees as a way to thank supporters of Corps' park lands. The day use fee holiday will be observed at over 2,400 USACE operated recreational areas across the country. The waiver doesn't apply to specialized facilities, camping or camping related services........

 

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

 

 

Mississippi River Delta

    697.5 Pound State Record Gator Harvested

 

A four man team hooked a 697.5 pound gator in the lower Mississippi River Delta region of the state of Mississippi.  It is a new state record and one of the heaviest ever harvested.

 

The four men snagged the alligator using two rod and reel snatch hooks.  They knew right away they had something big, but didn't know how big until they landed it.  The next day the 13 1/2 foot giant was declared a state record..

 

American alligators, once on the endangered species list, range from the southern United States throughout much of Central America and were once hunted to near-extinction but now thrive. 
 

Click here to read this story on grindtv.com

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Capt'n Gary Bowers for the news tip.

 

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  Metro East Levees

    Lawmakers Focus On Levee Delays........

 

The upgrades slated for the levees between Alton and the Columbia Bottoms are still being held up by the approval processes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Congressmen John Shimkus (R) and Jerry Costello (D) are making a bi-partisan effort to streamline the Corps' section 408 approval process. The congressmen are thinking that inserting the bill into the Water Resources Development Act will get it approved faster........

 

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


 

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 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


The Ho Hum Boating Life

 

We're on our fifth day here in Crystal River and are just living the boating life, nothing special, but living aboard isn't going to be exciting everyday, it's just a different way of going through life.
At times I feel like a blog is a bit narcissistic, and I wonder if I should write about the normal stuff we do, but then I think that some of the things we do to get through a normal day would be of interest to those who are considering attempting this lifestyle someday. Let's see if anything we've done in the last couple of days will blow your skirt up.
On Monday morning, I checked a couple of apps on the iPad to look for a laundromat and a grocery store. I found one of each, both located right smack on a small bridge that I could see from the boat. I didn't see a laundromat or a grocery store anywhere in sight.
There were two possible locations for a laundromat, and Rosie wanted to find them before loading up the laundry bag in the dinghy, but I know that if I set out to find a laundromat, then I'm going to sure as heck find one. We loaded up a very full bag of laundry, plus we brought along Holly, and set out to the first and possibly easiest location.
MapQuest advertised a Duds and Suds 1/10 of a mile from The Port Hotel and Marina, just a short distance from our anchorage, so we headed there first.
My method of inquiry was to find someone walking around some docks or the bank and we found a girl walking her dog near the hotel. No, she didn't know where a laundromat was because she wasn't from around there. This is quite understandable. There was both a restaurant and a boat rental place on sight, so we parked the dinghy and I walked up to the boat rental place and two fellas came out of the office, one was a very young guy and the other one was about my age. The older one said his wife used to work at the Duds and Suds and he did know where it was at, but it was "about a mile away". I got directions and went to gather up Rosie and Holly and we set off, me carrying the laundry and Rosie carrying the detergent and Holly.
I carried the bag first on one shoulder, then the other shoulder, then in both arms like a baby, then I was about to just drag it behind me, and we had only gone a block or two. The road where we were supposed to make our turn at the half way point was so far away I could barely make out the cars traveling along it. Rosie was about in the same predicament, at first she had Holly marching alongside her, and then one time I looked back and Holly was cuddled in Rosie's arms, scrunched up beside the bottle of All Detergent.
About that time a young woman had pulled over in her pickup truck towing a trailer with lawn mowers on it. At first I thought she was taking pity on us and was going to give us a ride when I then could see she was just arriving at her lawn mowing job. I asked her anyway about the Duds and Suds, and she asks me right back, "Isn't that on Kings Bay Drive?"
I said with the best smile I could muster at the time, "It could be on the friggin' moon for all I know, that's why I'm asking you where it is".
Her final explanation as to where it was finally convinced me that we were never going to walk the whole distance to the Duds and Suds, so we turned around and walked back to the boat rental place. The two fellas I had first spoke to came out again as we walked up. The guy about my age says, "It was too far of a walk, wasn't it?", as I think he already knew the answer. He got on his phone to ask if wife if another laundromat that was easier to get to in the dinghy was still open, when the younger fella says, "I think I have a better solution, I'll be right back."
The one guy was still on the phone with his wife, I heard him say, "They don't have a car, they're here by boat" when the younger guy says we could use the coin operated washer and dryer right there on the premises.
Normally, I would have said something like, "Are you kidding me?" It's not like there was a long line of people wanting to use the laundry facilities in a near empty hotel, or we weren't going to be paying...
I gathered my senses and asked if the restaurant had seating outside where we could have lunch while the laundry was going, and we were told that they did and taking Holly along would be no problem. While Rosie was doing the first load of washing, I went over to inquire about lunch. There was to be absolutely no pets on the patio for lunch, according to the server I asked. This is totally understandable to me, but someone needed to tell the several squirrels running rampant over the empty table tops, looking for salt for their nuts, apparently. Remember that the next time you are dining outside and you grab that french fry to pop in your mouth that just fell off the edge of your plate.
Undaunted, I asked for a "to go" menu and after taking it over for Rosie to make a selection, I went back and ordered a couple of sandwiches to go to the tune of $21. They were very good sandwiches.
We sat on a nice bench and watched boaters come and go and figured it was better than sitting in a hot and sweaty laundromat. At one point, two couples motored in and looked ready to go home. One fella got out of the boat and went to get his truck and backed the trailer in while the other guy drove the boat over and ran it up onto the trailer. The outfit was just a small aluminum boat and outboard, but the big cheese owner didn't see it necessary to use the winch or cable to tie the boat to the trailer and proceeded to get in the truck and start pulling out the rig. I said, "He didn't tie the boat on" just as the boat started sliding off the trailer and the two women started screaming at the driver. He pulls back down the ramp, preventing the boat from eating concrete and then gets out and acts like the other guy did something wrong, when it was obvious the other guy was a guest and didn't know squat. BIg Cheese says he "never ties the boat down", and proceeded to do just that, and then they all drove away. It reminded me of when we used to go down to the local boat ramp on the Meramec River and just watch folks at the public ramp. Talk about a hoot!
Just about the time all of the laundry was done I talked to the two guys at the boat rental place some more and they both said we were "living the dream". The younger one said he hopes he can do the same some day and the older one wishes he had done it earlier.
With our laundry done at least for a month or so, we headed back to the boat and had lunch and chilled out some. We took the dinghy back out later in the afternoon because I wanted to find the grocery store in order to stock up before we leave Crystal River. I made the mistake of going at low tide and while we were admiring the crystal clear water in the canal we were traversing, I hit a rock. A big rock.
I shut the motor down and got out in the very shallow water to survey the damage. There was some scrapes on one ear of the prop, and some paint wore off, but I decided then and there that we needed a spare prop for the Mercury just in case the damage was worse the next time.
The next day I called one of the local marinas and was told they could order a prop and have it in a couple of days. I made a couple of calls to find out the going price on a 9" by 8" three bladed prop for our Mercury before I called the marina back and ordered it. I know we don't need it but I'd rather have it and not need it. You know the drill.
Most of the day yesterday was blustery and threatening rain, so we did some cleaning on the boat and I cleaned out our sea strainers and fixed one of the small 12 volt fans in our stateroom that had been rattling. The sun came out in the afternoon, so we took the dingy over to the Three Sisters Spring for just the ride and a look see. We had been there on Sunday, but we didn't get out of the boat.

 


 

.....  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ 
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 


 

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

 

 

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

View Album

Play Slide Show


 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
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

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

Metro East Levees

    Lawmakers Focus On Levee Delays........

 

The upgrades slated for the levees between Alton and the Columbia Bottoms are still being held up by the approval processes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Congressmen John Shimkus (R) and Jerry Costello (D) are making a bi-partisan effort to streamline the Corps' section 408 approval process. The congressmen are thinking that inserting the bill into the Water Resources Development Act will get it approved faster........

 

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

 

Reprinted from IDNR website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

.

stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

Mark Twain Lake

    Day Use Fees Waived Sept. 29........

 

Typically, day use fees at Mark Twain Lake run a maximum of $4 for a carload of people, however, on September 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be waiving day use fees as a way to thank supporters of Corps' park lands. The day use fee holiday will be observed at over 2,400 USACE operated recreational areas across the country. The waiver doesn't apply to specialized facilities, camping or camping related services........

 

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

 

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           



The Boathouse
Entertainment schedule for this coming weekend:
Friday the 28th - Mid Life Crisis 8:30 to 12:30
Saturday the 29th - Push 8:30 to 12:30

Sunday the 30th - Pat Liston 3 to 7

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Kahuna:
- Monday night football special...1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $15!
- Yumm Chata Wednesday!!....all your favorite Rum Chata shots for $3...come try out some new combinations!!
- Friday night Steak Night...serving ribeyes & porterhouses with all the sides
- Friday buckets....$10 buckets of domestic bottles & free jukebox
- Saturday...Trojan plays 7-11...rock on!!
- Sunday....Graham Pagano playing some great acoustic @ 3:00

 

Grafton Harbor
Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 @ 6:30 - Music by Insane Wayne
Admission: One Bottle of Wine Per Couple
(Grafton Harbor Winery has Wonderful Wine Starting at $4.00!!)
$11.00 Per Plate / Beer Tent $2.00/Beer
R.S.V.P.. By: Monday, October 8 (618)786-7678
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tortellini with Creamy Garlic Sauce,
Broccoli & Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce, Italian Salad, Vienna Bread, Tea

 

HeartLand Boating Magazine
178 pound catfish caught in the ohio river. holy crap!!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor
Very quiet week end, very quiet Monday. Where has all the boaters gone??? Some are already getting their boat winterized. Guess that early March boating has made everyone tired.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Wednesday

26 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Welcome and Safe Journey

to the River

 for Allen Twillmann

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Karen and David Wilmouth who hail ot of Grafton harbor

 

 

 

Bill


All of us at Grafton Harbor would like to offer a warm Welcome and Safe Journey to the River for Allen Twillmann.

 

Allen spent 9 months renovating this 55 Ft Kings Craft In Brighton Il. Its now ready to take the big plunge into the Mighty Mississippi!

Karen and David Wilmouth
Wilmouth Machine Works Inc.

 

Picture of the Day

 

Monday Night on the River

 

More Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Ken Longar who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

Bill,


I was fishing down just out side of Woodland Harbor when this little girl show up. I could not believe how brave she was she let me pick her up and take photos of her I think she was looking for a hand out but I could not help much there. I have been boating for 60 years and have had a number of things in the boat with me, most not welcome, but this was a first. We need to stock some corn just for her. I will say the fishing was very good. But I think the rain is coming in shots is up the Bolder from Yacht Club.

Capt. Ken
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) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Favorite Bartenderess.... Jessica

at Palisades Yacht Club's

RedNeck Fishing Tourney

 

pick pic to enlage

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ---- was sent to us by Tom Kochan

 

 

Bill,

 

Here is a picture of our favorite bartenderess (Jessica) at Palisades Yacht Club's RedNeck Fishing Tourney 9/24.

 

Good time was had by all !!


 Jackie Hildebrand

.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

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1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

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Illinois River

 

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Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                                       Washington, Mo

Click here                                                                          Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

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US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

 

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing closures that are still being negotiated. Please contact lock staff as necessary to determine operation status.

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

  Friday Night... 

 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Football Sunday every Sunday $10 buckets and complimentary hot dog and chili bar during half time of all rams games

Click here to go to Sundowners website

Mississippi River Infrastructure

     Lawmakers Talk Lock Improvements........

 

After last week's shutdown of the busiest lock along the Mississippi River, federal lawmakers are urging upgrades to the 70 year old system of locks. U.S. senators from Missouri, Illinois and Iowa penned a letter to the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee citing that the locks and dams are suffering from a serious lack of upkeep. The letter added that additional shutdowns could affect the reliability and timeliness of using the inland waterways system........

 

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

 

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2013 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

LED boat lights

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

 

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

    Katrina Flooding Not Corps' Fault........

 

A recent federal appeals court ruling has absolved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from paying compensation for damages caused by the disastrous flooding from Hurricane Katrina.

 

Back in March, an appellate court upheld a 2009 ruling finding the Corps responsible for the flooding of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward neighborhood and St. Bernard Parish, citing that the Corps did not properly maintain a shipping channel.

 

On Monday, a three judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the earlier ruling, stating that the government cannot be sued for actions based upon "considerations of public policy"........

 

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


 

 

Evandy's Boatel

Naples, IL

Reprinted from facebook

 

Reprinted from http://www.evandysboatel.com/

 

Evandy's Boatel

 

 

Live Music on Evandy's Patio Sept 29th at 8 pm featuring local rockers Raised on Radio. We hope to see you there! http://t.co/qtTkOQOw

 

 

Check them out on facebook.... click here

Check out their website ... click here

 

Evandy's Boatel is located on the Illinois River in Naples, IL

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Fishy News From Priest Lake In Idaho

    Angler Finds Finger In Fish, Traced To Wakeboarder........

 

On September 11, angler Nolan Calvin caught a trout on Idaho's Priest Lake, and made an interesting discovery while cleaning the fish. He found a human finger. Calvin put the digit on ice, and called the sherriff's department. The authorities were able to recover a fingerprint, which led them to Haans Galassi. Galassi was wakeboarding on the lake two months prior, when his hand got caught up in the tow rope, severing four fingers........

 

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

 

Coast Guard Compass

     Official Blog of the US Coast Guard

 


 

Click here to continue reading

 

Reprinted from US Coast Guard Compass

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

  Lake Of The Ozarks

     Two Dam Days This Weekend........

 

This weekend, Friday - Sunday, September 28 - 30, the Lake of the Ozarks will be holding the 2 Dam Days Kayak and Canoe Marathon. The event is organized by the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance. It will include six races from 3.5 miles to 90 miles in length. There will also be three clean water festivals held each day of the weekend, featuring booths, food and concerts........

 

Click here to read more from lakeexpo.com.


 

House Fire

    Palisades Yacht Club's own Robyn (Bomar) Michaels

 

Dear PYC Family and Friends,

Sad to inform you but Palisades Yacht Club's own Robyn (Bomar) Michaels has suffered a house fire. She and her family are safe and ok however not much of anything is salvageable due to smoke and water damage. Robyn and her family had no renters insurance and can not stay in the home due to the damage. Robyn is employed by Palisades Yacht Club and is married with 2 teenage sons, 8 year old daughter and a 1 year old baby girl Liv. We are collecting monetary and other donations at PYC for her at 1670 Riverview Drive Portage Des Sioux, Mo. 63373. Please see Jess as she will begin collecting them on Thursday morning at 11:30.

All monetary donations can be dropped off at PYC or mailed to her directly at PO BOX 14 Portage Des Sioux, Mo. 63373.

Any and all kinds of donations can be dropped off at PYC and we will be sure to get them to Robyn and her family. We are sure Robyn can use the following items:
Home Goods
Home Furnishings
Computer
Bedding
Adult and Children's Clothes
Baby items
Food & Gift Card items
Toiletry Items
Toys and Games
Coats
Jackets
Shoes

Family Info:
Logan- Age 15 size adult med shirt, sports pants men's small, shoe size 11
Liv- Age 1 size 2T, shoe size baby 5
Eva- age 8 size children's 10-12 shirt, size 8 pants, shoe size 2
Dylan- currently lives outside the home with his father
Robyn- size med shirt, size 5 jeans, shoe size 5.5-6
Cameron- size large shirt, 31/30 jeans, show size 8.5

Please share with family and friends, attached is their family photos. Let me know if you can help! I too would be happy to get any donations delivered to Robyn.
Thanks,
Scott & Amy Lewis

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

.....  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ 
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 


 

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

 

 

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

View Album

Play Slide Show


 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
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

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

     Fall Trout Season Opens October 20
 

 

Trout will be stocked at nearly 40 locations throughout Illinois
 


SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The 2012 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller announced today.

"Fishing is a great family activity and the fall trout season is a great opportunity to take the kids fishing,” Miller said. “Fall is a great time to spend time outdoors, and we want to encourage youth, families and experienced anglers to participate in the fall catchable trout season.”

More than 70,000 trout are stocked by IDNR at the locations listed below just prior to the opening of the fall trout season. The Illinois catchable trout program is funded entirely by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps.

Anglers are reminded that no trout may be taken from any of the stocked sites from Oct. 1 until the fall trout season opens on Oct. 20 at 5 a.m.

To take trout legally beginning Oct. 20, anglers must have a fishing license and an inland trout stamp, unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. The daily catch limit for each angler is five trout.

Anglers are reminded to check the opening time of their favorite trout fishing location if they plan to go fishing on opening day. While regulations allow trout season to open at 5 a.m. on Oct. 20, not all locations are open that early.

For more information on fall trout season and other Illinois fishing opportunities, check the web site at www.ifishillinois.org.

Illinois fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available at DNR Direct license and permit locations, including many bait shops, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.

Fishing licenses and trout stamps can also be purchased by using a credit card through DNR Direct online via the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov or by calling DNR Direct toll-free at 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648).

For more information about all site regulations... Click here

 

Reprinted from IDNR website

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

.

stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

ViceAdm visits Webber


Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, deputy commandant for operations, gets underway on an over the horizon small boat to conduct training with a boarding team crew of the Coast Guard cutter Bernard C. Webber Sept. 25, 2012.

Armed with a 25-mm chain gun and four .50 caliber machine guns, the Fast Response Cutter Bernard C. Webber provides lethal homeland security firepower.

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios
 

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           



The Boathouse
Entertainment schedule for this coming weekend:
Friday the 28th - Mid Life Crisis 8:30 to 12:30
Saturday the 29th - Push 8:30 to 12:30

Sunday the 30th - Pat Liston 3 to 7

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Kahuna:
- Monday night football special...1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $15!
- Yumm Chata Wednesday!!....all your favorite Rum Chata shots for $3...come try out some new combinations!!
- Friday night Steak Night...serving ribeyes & porterhouses with all the sides
- Friday buckets....$10 buckets of domestic bottles & free jukebox
- Saturday...Trojan plays 7-11...rock on!!
- Sunday....Graham Pagano playing some great acoustic @ 3:00

 

Grafton Harbor
Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 @ 6:30 - Music by Insane Wayne
Admission: One Bottle of Wine Per Couple
(Grafton Harbor Winery has Wonderful Wine Starting at $4.00!!)
$11.00 Per Plate / Beer Tent $2.00/Beer
R.S.V.P.. By: Monday, October 8 (618)786-7678
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tortellini with Creamy Garlic Sauce,
Broccoli & Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce, Italian Salad, Vienna Bread, Tea

 

HeartLand Boating Magazine
178 pound catfish caught in the ohio river. holy crap!!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor
Very quiet week end, very quiet Monday. Where has all the boaters gone??? Some are already getting their boat winterized. Guess that early March boating has made everyone tired.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Tuesday

25 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Monday night on the River

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us byDebbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river...

 

Debbie named her photo

 

River Reflections

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Sherri Stanczak a few weeks ago on one of those rainy weekends.......

 

Hi Bill,


Hope you are doing good & had a great summer. We actually got some sunshine Saturday, down at Woodland Marina. We partied with some friends at their dock while we watched the rain. Then at the end of the day, the sun peeked through the clouds and gave us a beautiful sunset!

 

Thanks,

Sherri

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

pick pic to enlage

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----  were sent to us by Tom Kochan

 

 

Bill,

 

Here are some photos that I took today of a Coast Guard Helicopter training with a Rigid Inflatable on the Mississippi just upstream from the Clark Bridge.

Tom Kochan

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http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

Clubhouse on Mississippi

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

    2004 408 Meridian Motoryacht                      Covered Slip HPYC        

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

   1997 Maxum SCR 2800                     Home on Mississippi River

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

FEATURED CLASSIFIED

 

   

            

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River News !  

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

 

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -


LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing closures that are still being negotiated. Please contact lock staff as necessary to determine operation status.

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

  Friday Night... 

 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..


Thursday.....Taco Night

Friday ...14oz. prime rib $16.95 served with fresh broccoli and a house salad.

 

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Football Sunday every Sunday $10 buckets and complimentary hot dog and chili bar during half time of all rams games

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

    Cleanup Easier Than In The Past........

 

On Saturday, volunteers helping out with the Great Mississippi River Cleanup found that there was not as much debris to clean up as in years past. It is possible that this is due to the lack of recent flooding, or even better cooperation from the public. The Great Mississippi River cleanup is continuing downstream to St. Louis, and will then head up the Illinois River. The Hannibal Boat Club and the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsored the event........

 

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

 

From Facebook

    HeartLand Boating Magazine

 
178 pound catfish caught in the Ohio River. holy crap !!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor

     Dry Storage


Don't forget, we have dry storage for the winter months @ $30.00 a month. Parked on concrete behind a security date, what a deal.

(636) 946-2073

 

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2013 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

LED boat lights

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Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

    Cleanup Easier Than In The Past........

 

On Saturday, volunteers helping out with the Great Mississippi River Cleanup found that there was not as much debris to clean up as in years past. It is possible that this is due to the lack of recent flooding, or even better cooperation from the public. The Great Mississippi River cleanup is continuing downstream to St. Louis, and will then head up the Illinois River. The Hannibal Boat Club and the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsored the event........

 

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


 

St Louis Sail and Power Boat Squadron

    Vessel Safety Checks  at North Shore Marina Saturday September 29

 

 

News Release:
 

FREE                    FREE               FREE


St Louis Sail and Power Boat Squadron, a boating organization will be doing FREE Vessel Safety Checks Saturday September 29 from 10:30 until 2:30 at North Shore Marina. 601 North Shore Drive. In the water or on a trailer all boats are welcome for the inspection.


More information available by calling Chuck Kraeger 314-882-4226 or Doug Warden 636-255-0533

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Meramec River Near St. Louis County, Missouri

    MoDNR Awards Grant For Keifer Creek Watershed........

 

Recently, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources awarded a $30,000 grant to the Missouri Coalition for the Environment to be used to put together a watershed protection plan for Keifer Creek. The Creek runs through Castlewood State Park, and is a tributary of the Meramec River. The grant will be used to evaluate pollution issues stemming from stormwater runoff in the Keifer Creek Watershed, develop and implement best management practices to solve the issues........

 

Click here to read this news release from the Misosuri Department of Natural Resources website.

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

  Lake Of The Ozarks

     FERC Has Accepted Revised Boundary Plan........

 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the request to lower the project boundary of the Lake Ozark project to 662 feet, with additional adjustments for commercial and residential structures below 662 feet where needed. This will remove some 1,500 homes and businesses from the project boundary. The decision was made as part of Amren's operating license renewal. Soon after FERC released their decision, Amren filed Estoppel Certificates making it clear that the utility owns the property, but that property owners are free to use and enjoy it........

 

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


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Drowning Victim Identified........

 

The Missouri State Water Patrol has identified the man who drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks while trying to assist a struggling swimmer on Friday. Ernest C. Ekstam jumped into the lake Friday evening to help another swimmer, when he began to struggle himself. A life jacket was thrown to him, but he lost consciousness. A passing boat retrieved Ekstam, who was pronounced dead at the scene........

 

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


 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 


 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

Streetbeat 

Friday night we are playing at Sundowners from 8-12 in the beautiful Yacht Club of St. Louis. Saturday night we are back at Chez Marilyn in Alton Illinois from 9-1 Stop by after the block party. It's always a blast! Hope to see 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

 

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


Crystal River

 

The restaurant "right next door" to the River Haven Marina turned out to be Fiddlers, and it was further away than we thought, but a nice fella who noticed Rosie washing the boat in her bikini earlier happened to be waiting for us in his golf cart as we made our way off of the boat dock to head for Fiddlers on foot.
Don is a local charter boat captain and he was celebrating happy hour in fine fashion with a huge tumbler of whiskey on the rocks. I saw him pour one and I can attest to his intentions. Don invited us to climb into the cart and he took us to the liquor store next to Fiddlers where we replenished our dwindling supply of beer, drove back to the marina, and then back to Fiddlers where he dropped us off and gave us his business card, which was two beer can coozies with his information on it. He said that if we needed anything while in Steinhatchie, we should give him a call. Judging by the weaving he was doing in the golf cart, I was hoping we weren't going to need an ambulance.
Don didn't want to let us go, well, Rosie anyway, but we bade him farewell and went into Fiddlers and got the last two seats at a crowed bar. We perused the menu and found tourist trap prices, so we each had an appetizer and a couple of beers before we walked back to the boat and rustled up some food for ourselves.
The next morning at daybreak we got up and topped off our water tank and as we pulled out, there were plenty of fishermen already heading out too. I had checked the wind and wave forecast and by all indications, we were in store for a pleasant cruise down to Crystal River.
The route that I charted took us right to the northern channel into Cedar Key, just in case the ride was rougher than we expected, plus the route was also the shortest around the most outer islands of Cedar Key in the event that we wanted to keep going.
 

 

.....  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/  to continue reading
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 


Officially landed in #kansascity and welcomed in by amazing crowds! Straight into talking with news channels now http://t.co/31p3ySoP

 

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

 

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

View Album

Play Slide Show


 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
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

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

The Great Lakes

     Lakes Boating Season Shortened By Low Water.........

 

Low water levels in the Great Lakes has caused shipping companies, charter fishing operations and recreational boaters to become concerned with long term revenues. The low water levels are shortening the boating season, and some boaters are already begun taking their boats out of the water. John Killius, owner of Lake Ontario's Henchen Marina stated that the water levels have shortened their season, and if water levels stay low, they may deter boaters from renting slips next season........

 

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

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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

 

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The Boathouse
Entertainment schedule for this coming weekend:
Friday the 28th - Mid Life Crisis 8:30 to 12:30
Saturday the 29th - Push 8:30 to 12:30

Sunday the 30th - Pat Liston 3 to 7

 

Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Kahuna:
- Monday night football special...1 topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $15!
- Yumm Chata Wednesday!!....all your favorite Rum Chata shots for $3...come try out some new combinations!!
- Friday night Steak Night...serving ribeyes & porterhouses with all the sides
- Friday buckets....$10 buckets of domestic bottles & free jukebox
- Saturday...Trojan plays 7-11...rock on!!
- Sunday....Graham Pagano playing some great acoustic @ 3:00

 

Grafton Harbor
Riverfront Fireside Wine Tasting Party
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 @ 6:30 - Music by Insane Wayne
Admission: One Bottle of Wine Per Couple
(Grafton Harbor Winery has Wonderful Wine Starting at $4.00!!)
$11.00 Per Plate / Beer Tent $2.00/Beer
R.S.V.P.. By: Monday, October 8 (618)786-7678
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tortellini with Creamy Garlic Sauce,
Broccoli & Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce, Italian Salad, Vienna Bread, Tea

 

HeartLand Boating Magazine
178 pound catfish caught in the ohio river. holy crap!!!!!  ... Click here

 

John's Boat Harbor
Very quiet week end, very quiet Monday. Where has all the boaters gone??? Some are already getting their boat winterized. Guess that early March boating has made everyone tired.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's MONDAY

24 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Pirate Day... Arrrgh !

 

Motley Krew

 

BEWARE !

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Captain Tyler Mitchell who hails out of Sioux harbor in the sailboat.... Saint Somewhere

 

Avast me bucco's !

 

National talk like a pirate day was celebrated by a bunch of crazy sailn' swashbucklers 09/15/12 with a race around Elsa Island where there be pirate attacks everywhere.

 

Good time n grub n grog were pillaged n plundered after wards at Sioux Harbor.

 

 ARRGGG!!!

 

 Here's some of the scurvy dogs

 

Capt'n Tyler

 

Lake Ozarks Bike Fest

 

Here is just one picture from the Bike Fest in front of the Rock Island Bar......this bike is also from the St. Charles area......there were hundreds of bikes...even with the rain...but it eventually cleared up....but nothing stops bikers.

There were a great number from the St. Charles area and River.

 

Here is another picture that show the number

 of bikers that were there Down on the Strip

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures f the Day ......  were sent to us by Bette VanKirk of the boat.........  Royal Flush

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

Boathouse Ice & Fuel
The Boathouse Ice & Fuel (the old North Shore fuel dock) is open

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

  636-250-3301
 

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Golden Eagle Ferry

 

pick pic to enlage

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----  was of the Golden Eagle Ferry taken Friday night as it approached the Illinois ferry landing...

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

Clubhouse on Mississippi

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

    2004 408 Meridian Motoryacht                      Covered Slip HPYC        

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

   1997 Maxum SCR 2800                     Home on Mississippi River

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 1993 54 ft. Bluewater

FEATURED CLASSIFIED

 

   

            

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Classifieds....... 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

 

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report -

 

 Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Reports

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

or pick it up at  Baked T's, 6368 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, M0 & save the shipping costs

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

  Friday Night... 

 StreetBeat !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night..


Thursday.....Taco Night

Friday ...14oz. prime rib $16.95 served with fresh broccoli and a house salad.

 

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat & Sun open at 12 noon.
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

 Football Sunday every Sunday $10 buckets and complimentary hot dog and chili bar during half time of all rams games

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

     River Clean Up Was Saturday.........

 

On Saturday, about thirty people showed up for The Great Mississippi River Cleanup in Hannibal. The cleanup is put together by the Living Lands and Waters organization. John Bostrom of LL&W stated that the goal of the organization is to promote the restoration and beautification of America's rivers. LL&W covers five states, and thirty cities, from St. Paul, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri........

 

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

 

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt

 

Bill,

Will you please post our annual event shirt? We have great luck raising funds from your loyal readers.

We are again supporting the Siteman Cancer Center. They continue to do wonderful work for the community and are making strides in cancer research through Washington University. For every donation of $18 or more, we will send our supporters one of the 2012 event shirts.
Donations should be sent to :
   Boating For Life
   Event Chair - Colleen Woods
   6649 Marquette Ave.
   St. Louis, MO. 63139

Thank you,
Kelley Rea-Murphy

 Mississippi River Near Hastings, Minnesota

     Crews Float Section of New Bridge Down River

 

Saturday, crews floated a big section of the new Highway 61 bridge down the Mississippi River. The section is four lanes wide, and weighs in at 6.5 million pounds. On Sunday, the span was attached to a rail system, so it can be hoisted atop the bridge piers. There is still a lot of work to be done on the project; drivers will not be able to cross the bridge until next spring. The project will not be complete until 2014........

 

Click here to read this news article from myfoxtwincities.com. With Photo and Video.

 

 

Graphics from YouTube       

 

From YouTube

    Animusic HD - Resonant Chamber

 

Click here to Listen and Watch

 this animated Ship Shaped Guitar Come to Life

 

 

John's Boat Harbor

     Dry Storage


Don't forget, we have dry storage for the winter months @ $30.00 a month. Parked on concrete behind a security date, what a deal.

(636) 946-2073

 

Sell Your Boat On RiverBills.com

 

List it on RiverBills Classifieds 

Now until April 2013 for only $50.00

One month listing on tthe frontpage in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

RiverBills.com is your direct link to the boaters in the St. Louis area

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Missouri Fishing News

    MDC Considers Paddlefish Permits........

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation is thinking about changing the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would require sport snaggers to purchase annual, low cost paddlefish permits. Also, there would be a Telecheck reporting system for paddlefish, similar to that used for turkey and deer. The MDC believes that the permit changes will provide better information to the department so that it can improve paddlefish management efforts........

 

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


 

Fall Colors Predictions......Missouri Department of Conservation foresters update "Fall Color" reports weekly from mid-September through early-November.  

 

  The Fall colors normally peak in mid-October because it's when the the maples, ashes, oaks and hickory trees are at the height of their fall color display. Usually by late October the colors of the leaves are starting to fade and the trees begin to drop their folage. This varies year to year and a big factor this year will be the drought conditions that existed this year.
 

 

St. Louis Region:
Fall color is just beginning in the St. Louis Region, with a few white ash and dogwood starting to turn. Obviously, the extreme drought that we had through much of our spring and summer has caused many trees to shed leaves or turn color prematurely. Many of the species that turn early in the fall, such as flowering dogwood, black gum, white ash, persimmon and sassafras, will be somewhat muted. Meanwhile, certain individual trees, especially those planted in parks and yards that have been well maintained, may show good color. Many of the oaks and hickories that turn later in the season could still provide a good show, unless they’ve already turned brown from the drought. The quality of their display will improve with warm days (in the seventies), cool nights (in the thirties and forties) and ample sunshine. (Updated Sept. 20, 2012.)

Click here for the latest information about the "Fall Colors" forecast. 

 

The above partially re-printed from the Missouri Department of Conservation website

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Flyboard....

 

Hey everybody...

Saw this a few weeks ago. It's called a Flyboard. It attaches to a PWC (Personal WaterCraft) with a long hose

This is a video of an "expert" in Canada. I never even heard of this thing till about 2 weeks ago and it has an expert already. And a World Championship!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBXL2zBf8Gk

Here is the link to the dealer at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri
http://www.skysurfozarks.com/ (video on right)

The videos contain some of the same footage plus some unique stuff. I don't know why but this fascinates me!

Larry Demko
365 Advertising
.

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

Mississippi River Near Memphis, Tennessee

    2nd Annual Dragon Boat Races Held Saturday........

 

The Tennessee Clean Water Network held their 2nd annual Duncan-Williams Dragon Boat Races to raise awareness of pollution issues along the Mississippi River. 44 teams participated in this year's event, up from last year's 33. Crews paddled their dragon boats up the Wolf River Harbor at Downtown Memphis. Some 10,000 spectators turned out to Mud Island to watch the races........

 

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


 

River History....

 

Sept. 24, 2008 in River History

 

Flood of 2008


The Illinois River is closed to recreational vessel traffic near Montezuma, Ill., from mile marker 50 to 199.

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


.....  go to   
http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ 
 

SWIM1000 BLOG

Swimming the Missouri River

 

 

Between 10th August and early October 2012 Dave Cornthwaite is swimming 1000 miles down the Missouri River between Chamberlain, South Dakota and St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear with him on a carbon fiber raft...  

 

  Click here  and check it out !

 

 

Update: Sunday Morning Dave and the crew were at Kaw Point Park. 624 miles into the 1000 mile swim.

 

Kaw Point Park is located is located in the center of metropolitan Kansas City, Kansas  ... Click here and check it out

Photo from SWIM1000 BLOG

David Berg's Blog

Click here to read more!

Moving Gizmo

 

 

 

A photo album about the moving of Art Carlo's new 45' Harbor Master Skohlcraft from Providence, RI to St. Louis, MO.

 

View Album

Play Slide Show


 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

Thursday: $2 Wells & Burger Special      Friday: $1.00 Cans
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

Summer Hours: Thursday thru Sunday opening at 11:30am

 

Missouri River Near Omaha, Nebraska

    Missouri River Cleanup Held Over The Weekend........

 

Over the weekend, hundreds of people volunteered to clean up trash along the Missouri River. Saturday's cleanup was organized by the not-for-profit Missouri River Relief group. Volunteers found a wide variety of debris that was left behind from last year's flooding, including docks, refrigerators and a rabbit hutch........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from woi-tv.com

 

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

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Kinder's Restaurant............ Open ..... 

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

Longshot Saloon................ Open

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

Sundowners....................... Open
 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
completemarine.com ... http://completemarineservice.com
 

COME BY OUR SHOWROOM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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

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

 

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

 

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E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

River Updates from facebook

   

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                in upper left hand column of this page           


Con Trios Yacht Club
Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party Saturday October 13th, 7:00 pm til ? Sundowners @ Yacht Club of St. Louis. Appetizer Buffet---50/50 Raffle. Music by the “D Dock DJ's”.
Ballots will be counted and your Board of Directors for 2013 will be introduced so be sure to mail in your ballots asap.
$10 per person at the door.
RSVP by email to billtullock@att.net or call Bill @ 314-560-7475

 

John's Boat Harbor
Don't forget, we have dry storage for the winter months @ $30.00 a month. Parked on concrete behind a security date, what a deal.

 

Lake Center Marina

2nd Annual Lake Center Marina Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 13 at 4:00pm at Lake Center Marina


St Charles Boat & Motor
We now offer complete boat detailing. Exterior wash / Full detail, only $20 FT.

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's the WEEKEND

Sat, Sun.. 22, 23 Sept. 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ......  was sent to us by Capt'n Ken Longar who hails out of the Yacht club of St. Louis