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It's Wednesday

10 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Ernie Moretti, who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser..... "Living on Spongecake."


Hi Bill:


Maybe it’s because I had poor social skills, but when I was a kid, my Mom used to tie pork chops around my neck and send me out to the yard hoping the dogs would play with me? Years later, I am but an OLD DOG myself! But…things haven’t changed too much. Nowadays, my wife Sue sends me out to the back of our boat; sets up a couple tables full of cups of Margaritas; and hopes people will come by to play with me?


FYI…It worked!


See you on the River…
Ernie Moretti
 

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

 

Tall Ships of Alton Pool Party

 

Crew of Nina and Pinta and guests of Tara Point at Tall Ships Party

 

 

The Nina and Pinta at Grafton last Thursday

 

 

Capt'n Tim, Kyle Friauf and RiverBill

Kyle Is Captain of the Nina

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011 ----   are of the crew of the Nina and Pinta along with other guest of Alison Rohan at Tara Point last Thursday evening.  Alison hosted the first even Tall Ships of Alton Pool Party. 

 

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

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

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

            

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

Mississippi River

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                               Click here

 

Alton 

Click here

 

Illinois River

 

   Hardin                                                      LaGrange

 Click here                                                                          Click here

 

Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                                       Washington, Mo

Click here                                                                          Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

 


	

 	

 	

 



Make Your Boating Transient Reservation Today Before It’s to Late!!

 

Grafton Harbor Winery
We just received a new shipment of Grafton Harbor Ball Caps!
1/2 Price Caramels!!

1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!

Just arrived: More Pumpkin Pie Liquor! Yummy!
 

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

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near Granite City, Missouri

    EPA Says Granite City Discharges Over The Limit of fecal coliform........

 

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated that between March 2008 and September 2010, the water discharges released by the Granite City Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant contained high levels of fecal coliform. The wastewater is released into the Chain of Rocks Canal, which flows into the Mississippi River. Granite City officials have some time to submit an explanation, a detailed plan of action and a final report........

 

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


 

Lewis Boats Is Area's News Rinker Dealer

 

Lewis boats is proud to announce that we are the area's new Rinker dealer!

 

We are able to perform any needed warranty/service work for current owners as well as order parts.

 

We have inventory on the way, will keep you posted.

Thanks,
Brian Lewis
lewisboat.com
636.949.9926
 

Cedar Hill's Halloween Bash

 

CEDAR HILL's HALLOWEEN BASH IS OCTOBER 27th from 8pm-1am! COME PARTY WITH DJ ADAM & the REST OF THE CEDAR HILL BABES ! There'll be FREE FOOD and games & activities for the little ones, as well for the adults such as costume contests and beer pong!

 

Come if you dare!

 

We'll see you there!
 

 

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 Section

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.

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

  Asian Carp Update

     Chicago River Yields More Carp DNA........

 

DNA from silver carp has shown up in water samples taken between June and September from the North Shore Channel near Chicago. Scientists are not sure if this environmental DNA indicates the presence of live carp, or if it originated from another source, such as bilge water or droppings from flesh eating birds. Illinois officials have announced that next week, there will be a search for Asian carp in the Chicagoland waters........

 

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

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River At Quincy, Illinois

    City Council To Vote On Bridge Lighting Project........

 

During Monday evening's Quincy City Council meeting, the finance committee voted to bring a proposal for lighting the Bayview Bridge over the Mississippi River before the full council for approval. The bridge would be illuminated for special events and holidays. Cost estimates put the lighting project right around $685,000. A federal transportation bill would allocate $500,000 for the project. Local businesses have chipped in $193,000 for the project........

 

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

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

Cedar Hill.... Sat, Oct 27....DJ Adam

 

Kinders......Sat, Oct 27...... Band...Rail...830pm - 230pm

   

 

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

 

 


 

Missouri River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Adventurer Completes 1,000 Mile Swim........

 

Dave Cornthwaite recently completed his 1,000 mile swim down the Missouri River. Cornthwaite began his swim on August 10 at Chamberlain, South Dakota, and ended up in St. Louis, Missouri 58 days later. The swim was part of Cornthwaite's efforts to complete 25 separate 1,000 mile journeys, using non-motorized transport. These journeys will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, as well as supporting rural schools in Asia, Africa and Latin America........

 

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

 

 

 

 

Duck Club Yacht Club

    Hog Roast

 

Hi Bill,
The Duck Club Yacht Club is having a Hog Roast on Oct. 13th .  It should be a great time.


The North Office.
Doug and Leslie Woods
Joe and Christy Grygiel
.

St Charles Boat & Motor
     Winterizing and Storage Tip From Facebook

 

When preparing to store a boat for extended periods of time, it is best to treat the fuel with a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-Bil for Ethanol fuel or Mercury Quickstor.
These additives will help to prevent fuel from oxidizing. It also keeps fuel injectors and carburetors lubricated which helps improve engine startability when you take your boat out of storage. Always add these products to the tank at the recommended dosage, and run the engine for 10 minutes to allow them to distribute throughout the entire fuel system.

 

 

 

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

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

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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/ 
 

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Bill,

 

The boat is in Charlevoix, MI and crossing over to Sturgeon Bay, WI today to tuck in behind a front coming in. He'll run the coast of WI down to Chicago, not as many ports but a lot more protected at this time of the year. It's getting late to be in the Lakes!

-Matt
 


 

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat open at 12 noon.

Closed on Sundays
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

Sundowners is closed on Saturday for private party

 

Mississippi River At Quincy, Illinois

    City Council To Vote On Bridge Lighting Project........

 

During Monday evening's Quincy City Council meeting, the finance committee voted to bring a proposal for lighting the Bayview Bridge over the Mississippi River before the full council for approval. The bridge would be illuminated for special events and holidays. Cost estimates put the lighting project right around $685,000. A federal transportation bill would allocate $500,000 for the project. Local businesses have chipped in $193,000 for the project........

 

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

 

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
 

LED boat lights

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

 

Lake Springfield,  Illinois Fishing News

    Season Ending Tourney Ruled By Cats........

 

Last weekend was The Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament Series year-end Classic. During this tournament, some 1,030 pounds of catfish were reeled in, the vast majority were blue catfish. The largest blue cat caught weighed in at 81.4 pounds. Jake Branham and Doug Vandiver took first place honors, with a two day total of 197.1 pounds. Josh and Jerry Cline won second place with 141.1 pounds, and Bill and Mark Bozarth rounded out the top three with 109.7 pounds........

 

 

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

A group of German exchange students had their last get together / dinner before returning home at The Boathouse.... click here for pic

 



Cedar Hill Resort
CEDAR HILL's HALLOWEEN BASH IS OCTOBER 27th from 8pm-1am! COME PARTY WITH DJ ADAM & the REST OF THE CEDAR HILL BABES ! There'll be FREE FOOD and games & activities for the little ones, as well for the adults such as costume contests and beer pong! Come if you dare! We'll see you there!

 

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
Kahuna Idol week #2 this wednesday @7:30...sign up @ 7:00. 1st and 2nd place winners advance to the finals on Friday 10/26. Grand prize $200!!

 

Grafton Harbor
1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!


John's Boat Harbor
For the season closing down, was sure busy today. bought two boats, did winterizing forms, quoted docks, so was a very productive day. Mary and I was both busy

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 


The Longshot Saloon
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT THIS WEEKEND MAKING OUR RAT RUN/RAT RALLY A SUCCESS! EVERYONE BRAVED THE COLD WEATHER AND ENJOYED A GREAT TIME! WE HAVE OUR BI-STATE BIKER BASH, SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 


Palisades YachtClub
Please let us know if you have a home for lease or rent in the orchard farm school district for this family who suffered a house fire. THANK YOU!


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizing and Storage Tip: When preparing to store a boat for extended periods of time, it is best to treat the fuel with a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-Bil for Ethanol fuel or Mercury Quickstor.
These additives will help to prevent fuel from oxidizing. It also keeps fuel injectors and carburetors lubricated which helps improve engine startability when you take your boat out of storage. Always add these products to the tank at the recommended dosage, and run the engine for 10 minutes to allow them to distribute throughout the entire fuel system

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Tuesday

09 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

2012 Rat Run

 

 

 

Click here to go to RiverBills Photo Gallery

 fro many more pictures

 

 

Pictures of the Day ...... are from this past weekend's Longshot Saloon 2012 Rat Run


 

More Pictures

 

2012 Rat Run

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

More Rat Run Pictures  ...... were sent to us by Jessica of Palisades Yacht Club

 

Bill,

Megan and I working the Palisades Beer Garden during the Rat Run in Portage Des Sioux! Cold out but a great turnout for PYC and Longshots!

~Jess
 


 

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

 

 

The Nina and Pinta at Grafton pictured from Tara Point

 

Tara Point's Million Dollar  Sunset

 

 

Tara Point Inn is located on the bluffs above Grafton Harbor

 

 pick pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----   were sent to us by Captain by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

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

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

            

Click here  Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"



Make Your Boating Transient Reservation Today Before It’s to Late!!

 

Grafton Harbor Winery
We just received a new shipment of Grafton Harbor Ball Caps!
1/2 Price Caramels!!

1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!

Just arrived: More Pumpkin Pie Liquor! Yummy!
 

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

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River At Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    Low Water Reveals Unidentified Shipwreck........

 

Recently, Amy and Russell Grammer were searching the riverbanks along the Mississippi River for driftwood, when they came upon the remains of a shipwreck. Several months of low water has revealed a portion of a ship's stern. The Grammers called in Randy Barnhouse, to visit the wreck to document observations and record measurements of the ship. Barnhouse believes that the ship was built during the time when builders were transitioning from wood to steel At this time, the trio is looking for an archaeologist to help unearth the rest of the wreck........

 

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


 

Saturday, 13 October

    Lake Center Marina

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

 

 

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 Section

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.

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

  Illinois Great River Road

     New Features On River Road Website........

 

The Illinois River Road website has added a new interactive feature that will help travelers plan their travels along seven scenic and historic routes. The new feature will allow visitors to to check out the features to be found along each route. Back in 2005, the Illinois River Road was designated a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Illinois River Road covers 291 miles between Ottawa and Havana........

 

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

Illinois Department of Conservation

     Illinois Waterfowl Digest:

 

Review this season’s Illinois waterfowl regulations with the Illinois Digest of Waterfowl Hunting Regulations now available online on the IDNR website at this link:
www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/DigestWaterfowlHuntingRegulations.pdf

 

Reprined from IDNR website

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Upper Missouri River

    Lowest Inflows For Missouri River Ever Recorded........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reported that during September, inflows to the mainstem Missouri River reservoir system are the lowest since records were kept. Inflow totals for September were just under 0.3 million acre feet, which was less than the previous low water record of 0.4 million acre feet set in 1919. The Corps added that runoff into the upper Missouri River Basin was 25% of normal........

 

Click here to read more from bismarcktribune.com.

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

Kinders......Sat, Oct 27...... Band...Rail...830pm - 230pm

   

 

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

 

 


 

Missouri River Near Bismarck, North Dakota

    Corps Holding Meetings On River Plans........

 

On October 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding meetings in the North Dakota capital of Bismarck as well as the capital of South Dakota, Pierre to go over the proposed Missouri River operating plan for 2013. These meetings are among six meetings to be held in five states over four days. Officials with the Corps will go over the proposed operating plan, and them they will have a question and answer session........

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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


Tampa Bay Boating

 

 On Saturday morning we left Lands End Marina and Circles and used Google Maps to find the home of a "friend of a friend" where we were invited to dock our boat for a few days. Once we got the boat tied up and plugged in, Doug and Jeanne showed up on their Jet Ski and we headed out to Beer Can Island for the afternoon.

 

 

There wasn't a whole lot of people out, I think the weather scared most of the boaters away. But we had fun and got way too much sun. We found our way back to the boat by late afternoon and had about four hours of rest and relaxation on the boat before Doug and Jeanne were due to pick us up by car to go watch the OSU and Nebraska game at a local bar.

 

 

Lots of folks were at "Bobby's Bistro" that had moved down from Ohio, some we haven't seen in 30 years. Ed and Peggy drove down from Lutz, Florida, but most of the others lived in Apollo Beach, some of them living in homes that Doug had built for them over the years.
Ron and Lorraine Ellwood were there too, and Doug and Jeanne had invited them and us to go boating on Sunday in their Grady White walk around fishing boat. So early on Sunday morning we hooked up this gigantic 272 fishing boat to Doug and Jeanne's SuperCab and headed to a boat ramp near the entrance to Tampa Bay on the Manatee River.
We had a great day of boating and we visited Passage Key, a fun little island out in the middle of nowhere. It was fun being a passenger in someone else's boat for a change. Lorraine is a veterinarian and we were discussing the fact that Holly still had some of her puppy teeth, so Lorraine offered to pick Holly up on Tuesday morning on her way to work, pull her puppy teeth, and return with her at the end of the day. It was an offer we couldn't pass up but it meant staying at the dock we were in for a couple more days than we had planned.
We had a day to kill on Monday, so I decided to make the most of it. The rollers on our salon door have been needing to be replaced but I didn't know how to do it, even after seeing some instructional material on Google. Doug not only builds homes, he's the landlord and handyman on all the properties he owns, so he knew just how to take the door apart to replace the rollers.
 

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

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Bill,

 

The boat is in Charlevoix, MI and crossing over to Sturgeon Bay, WI today to tuck in behind a front coming in. He'll run the coast of WI down to Chicago, not as many ports but a lot more protected at this time of the year. It's getting late to be in the Lakes!

-Matt
 


 

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

Thursday.....Taco Night

Thurs & Fri open at 4pm, Sat open at 12 noon.

Closed on Sundays
Sundowners at the Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472  

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

Sundowners is closed on Saturday for private party

 

The Bridges Of Madison County, Illinois

    Construction Begins On Chain Of Rocks Bridge........

 

Monday, eastbound traffic on the Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge has been reduced to one lane for the next two weeks. Workers will then switch the closures to the westbound lanes........

 

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

 

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
 

LED boat lights

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

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

   

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The Boathouse
Sundays in October & November

Football - Football- Football- Football

Special...8 Wings, Two Topping 16" Pizza, and a Bucket of Beer $31.00

 

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
Kahuna Idol week #2 this wednesday @7:30...sign up @ 7:00. 1st and 2nd place winners advance to the finals on Friday 10/26. Grand prize $200!!

 

Grafton Harbor
1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!

 


John's Boat Harbor
We want to welcome Shawn & Susan to the harbor, sure
glad to have you.

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.


St Charles Boat & Motor
Cool weather has set in.....:( Give us a call for all your Marine & Personal Watercraft winterization needs. No cover? No problem, we offer shrink wrap services, too!!

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Monday

08 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

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

 

 

Bill,

 

Noticed Lisa Hickey's picture of our boat got the RiverBills sticker.
This was Saturday at the Yacht Club of St. Louis Dock Hop. We had
Buttershots marinated pineapple chunks and Maureen's home made chili

.
Darryll
 

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 enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----  were sent to us by Captain Scott Rupich

 

Bill..

here's a couple of pic from Thurday at the beach.....

 

Scott Rupich

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

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

            

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Make Your Boating Transient Reservation Today Before It’s to Late!!

 

Grafton Harbor Winery
We just received a new shipment of Grafton Harbor Ball Caps!
1/2 Price Caramels!!

1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!

Just arrived: More Pumpkin Pie Liquor! Yummy!
 

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

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Metro East Levees

    Corps Sued Over Illinois Levees........

 

On Thursday, the American Bottom Conservancy filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of disregarding repeated requests for public explanations why they believe southwestern Illinois' Mississippi River levees are deficient. The lawsuit alleges that the Corps has not honored ABC's Freedom of Information Act requests this past year. The requested documents would outline the supposed shortcomings of the American Bottoms levees........

 

Click here to read this news article from kmov.com


 

October 6 - 13

     Illinois Great River Roads

    Annual Scenic Byways Week

 

It is time to take a cruise in the land yacht, as the Scenic Byways Week is October 6th. through the 13th. Illinois has four scenic byways to cruise.

 

The Great River Road runs 550 miles along the Mississippi River from Cairo to Galena. The Illinois River Road runs along the Illinois River between Havana and Ottawa. The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway covers 33 miles near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers. The Ohio River Scenic Byway runs 188 miles adjacent to the Ohio River........

 

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

 

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 Section

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.

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

  Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

     Missouri Woman's Jump From Bridge Second Chance........

 

Back in July, a distraught woman stopped on the midpoint of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, and climbed over the railing. She lowered herself from the side, and then changed her mind. The woman was unable to pull herself back up. She somehow survived the 90 foot fall into the Mississippi River. Rescue crews were able to rescue her some 8 miles downstream. Today, she is grateful to be alive, and wants people to know help is available........

 

Click here to read this news story from stltoday.com

Illinois Tree Colors

    Early Spring, Drought Affecting Fall Colors........

 

Dazzling yellows, oranges and reds are cropping up across Illinois, but state horticulture authorities are not certain how long the colors will remain in the leaves this fall. The early spring and the summer's drought has stressed some trees, causing them to shut down early. Those trees began losing their leaves a month ago. Luckily, the fall colors are good near the Illinois River this year........

 

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

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

 

While Trolling The Internet........ We reeled in a photoshow from the recent 2 Dam Days 2012 at the Lake of the Ozarks........

 

Click here to check out these photos from lakeexpo.com.

 

We also hooked a photoshow from the Big Bass Bash, Day I

 

Click here to check out these photos from lakeexpo.com.

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

Kinders......Sat, Oct 27...... Band...Rail...830pm - 230pm

   

 

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

 

 


 

Mississippi River Near The Quad Cities

     Arsenal Island Clock Tower Tour Offered........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project has extended an invitation to visitors to tour the historic Clock Tower located on Arsenal Island. The 1 1/2 hour long tour will be held on October 20, at 10 am. The ranger-led tour will start at the Mississippi River Visitor Center on the west side of Arsenal Island, near Lock and Dam No.15. The tour is free........

 

Click here to read more form qctimes.com.

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

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

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

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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/ 
 

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Bill,

 

The boat is in Charlevoix, MI and crossing over to Sturgeon Bay, WI today to tuck in behind a front coming in. He'll run the coast of WI down to Chicago, not as many ports but a lot more protected at this time of the year. It's getting late to be in the Lakes!

-Matt
 


 

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

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  

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

Sundowners is closed on Saturday for private party

 

Saturday, 13 October

    River DesPeres Trash Bash on the Greenway

 

River DesPeres Trash Bash on the Greenway
WhenSaturday, Oct 13, 2012

DescriptionA watershed wide cleanup event on the River des Peres and its tributaries, including Black Creek, Deer Creek, Two-mile Creek and Gravois Creek. Volunteers are provided with T-shirts, workgloves, lunch and party with music. Prizes awarded for the biggest piece of trash and the weirdest trash found. Contact persons, Eric Karch (314)603-8834 or ekar76@hotmail.com, or Dona Anderson, danders@stlmsd.com

Click here to go to Missouri Stream Team Calendar

 

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
 

LED boat lights

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

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

Missouri River

 

While Trolling The Internet........ We reeled in some photos of some of the skylines along the Missouri River, shot at night........

 

Click here to check out these photos from emissourian.com.

 

 

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
Sundays in October & November

Football - Football- Football- Football

Special...8 Wings, Two Topping 16" Pizza, and a Bucket of Beer $31.00

 

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
Kahuna Idol week #2 this wednesday @7:30...sign up @ 7:00. 1st and 2nd place winners advance to the finals on Friday 10/26. Grand prize $200!!

 

Grafton Harbor
1/2 Price Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup – Beautiful for the Holidays!!
Just place flower at the bottom of a champagne flute, add some syrup and fill with bubbly!

 


John's Boat Harbor
We want to welcome Shawn & Susan to the harbor, sure
glad to have you.

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.


St Charles Boat & Motor
Cool weather has set in.....:( Give us a call for all your Marine & Personal Watercraft winterization needs. No cover? No problem, we offer shrink wrap services, too!!

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's The WEEKEND

Sat, Sun... 06, 07 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Sunset at the

Sherwood Conservation Area

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  was taken by Dorothy Miller at the Sherwood Conservation Area.

 

 

More River Pictures

Sunday

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  were taken by Joe Kaufman and sent to us by his father..... Mississippi Joe

 

Hello River Bill

Some photos taken last Saturday in front of the Loading Dock in Grafton by my son Joe Kaufman. Our family was out on my new 22’ Sea Ray Express Cruiser.

Mississippi Joe

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 At Aries Winery

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day ......  was taken at Aries Winery last weekend where I had the pleasure to meet 3 lovely ladies....

RiverBill

 

 

( L to R)  Mayor Sally Faith of St. Charles, MO,

RiverBill , Gail Yumwalt & Sandy Franta

 

More Pictures from Mary Tiemann's Birthday at Aries Winery

Saturday's Pics

 

Randy playing the tunes for everyone

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Keepin it

Between the Buoys

 

 

 pick pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----   was sent to us by Kelly McCoy who hails out of Two Branch Marina with her husband Jeff.......

 

River Bill,

We're keepin it between the buoys at our house now. This is the entrance to our driveway. Its not complete yet, Jeff has some more landscaping to do , but I thought you might find it interesting.

 

Kelly
 

 

Red on Right Returning Home !

It's a River Thing

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

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

            

Click here  Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"

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

Mississippi River

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                                               Click here

 

Alton 

Click here

 

Illinois River

 

   Hardin                                                      LaGrange

 Click here                                                                          Click here

 

Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                                       Washington, Mo

Click here                                                                          Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

  • Click here for U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, RIVER & RESERVOIR DAILY REPORT.

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river levels, river forecast and flood watches, warnings and advisories.

 

 


	

 	

 	

 



Make Your Boating Transient Reservation Today Before It’s to Late!!

 

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

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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............

 

 

 

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    Photos from Dave Cornthwaite: Expedition1000 facebook

 

Updated Sun @ 5:30AM

From Facebook
     Dave Cornthwaite: Expedition1000 landed at St. Louis

 

We made it! Journey No. 7 complete. 1000 mile swim, done! Chamberlain, South Dakota to St Louis, Missouri in 57 days. Yes! If donating ever crossed your mind, this is when to do it! CoppaFeel!'s message is the same as ours. Live life long and healthy, make the most of it, and smile!

 

Click here for news story in stlpublicradio.org

Updated Sun @ 5:30AM

Mississippi River Cruising

    European Cruise Line Adds Mississippi River Cruises........

 

European cruise line Avalon Waterways recently announced that they will be adding cruises along the Mississippi River to their itinerary in 2013. Avalon has partnered with the American Queen Steamboat Co. and will offer two cruises on the American Queen steambooat that will meld several days of touring on land with a week long Mississippi River cruise. The cruises will be on the American Queen, and will feature unique itineraries not offered by the American Queen Steamboat Co.........

 

The two itineraries include

12-day "America's Heartland" trip from Nashville to New Orleans

11-day "Fall Foliage Spectacular" trip from Chicago to Minneapolis

 

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

Updated Sun @ 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near New Orleans, Louisiana

    Four Years Later, Oil Spill Costs Still Being Disputed........

 

In July 2008, a tug pulling a barge full of No. 6 heavy oil collided with the 600 foot long tanker, Tintomara. The oil barge broke in half, spilling some 282,000 gallons of the heavy oil into the Mississippi River. The U.S. Coast Guard shut down the Lower Mississippi River, as the oil coated the river, and it's banks. A week ago, a U.S. District Judge absolved the owner of the barge, tugboat and the Tintomara from liability, placing blame on the operator of the barge operator........

 

Click here to read this news report from nola.com. With Photos

Updated Sun @ 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

     Little River Drainage District Work Began 100 Years Ago........

 

A century ago, Southeast Missouri was a natural basin, capturing floodwaters from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, earning the region the nickname Swampeast Missouri. In 1907, the Little River Drainage District was incorporated to change the swampland into enterprise zones and farm land. The project began on October 4, 1912. The lands that were drained no accounts for about a third of Missouri's agricultural income........

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


Updated Sun @ 5:30AM

Tampa Bay and Apollo Beach

 


We pulled up anchor on a bright and sunny Friday morning and set a course for Apollo Beach. I took this picture of the famous Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg as we cruised by. (It's the big pink building.) We heard its been renovated. We're happy when landmarks are kept up and not left to decay.
Our route to Apollo Beach was only 23 miles, but we decided to take a detour and travel up the western side of Tampa Bay and check out the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and Marina.

 


 

 This is the entrance to the Vinoy. It's right in downtown Tampa, right next to a small airport. The harbor is home to several large yachts and is very nice. We were interested in seeing it because a friend of ours had his 65 footer there for about two years and we were hoping to meet up with him when we moved down to Florida, but he has since moved his boat back up to the Alton area. When he was down here, John Travolta kept his boat in the slip next to him. Nice neighborhood. My old boss has a boat in there too. A beer is named after his family. If we were going to stay in this area I would look into getting a slip at the Vinoy. They are negotiable on their pricing and are unbelievably reasonable as far as costs go.
We had a mission, and that was to meet friends on Friday night at Circles, a bar/restaurant at the Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach, ten miles straight across the bay. I set a route in a straight line and we just putted along and watched lots of dolphins and manta rays as we went. The bay was calm and we were in no hurry. With a half tank of water and about the same on fuel, I cranked up the Cats and let Swing Set run for a few miles, I'm happy to report nothing broke.
We got to the first light into the Apollo Beach Harbor and I followed the advice on Active Captain and hugged the starboard side of the entrance. We were at low tide and we soon were in four feet of water, nervous territory for me. I turned around, checked the chart, and made another approach favoring the port side. Big mistake, we were soon in 3.4 feet of water and I saw sand kicking up at our stern.
At this point we turned back out again and I went to drop a hook outside of the entrance and wait for the rising tide to help us get in. It was only three o'clock and we weren't due to meet our friends until 6 or 7. Meanwhile I called the marina and got some local knowledge about the depth going into the harbor. I also called our friend Doug who navigates this channel quite a bit and I found that I should have just cut the channel right down the middle, like I normally would in the first place. (Unless we're in a river and heading into a slough.)
While Rosie got her shower I sat in the cockpit and observed how other boats were navigating the channel and when a couple of the larger boats plowed right through with no problem, I knew we would be OK.
Sure enough, we sailed right in there and pulled into a courtesy slip right in front of the restaurant. A patron at the bar came out and gave us a helpful hand getting our lines secure.  

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

LED boat lights

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Photo from Facebook

 

Swimming the Missouri River

     Expedition 1000

 

From Facebook this past weekend

Dave Cornthwaite: Expedition1000 wrote:

About leave Boonville and set off on the final 7-day, 200 mile push (crawl) to St Louis. Schedule is Coopers Landing tonight, Hermann on Tuesday, St Charles on Thursday and a 10am arrival into St Louis' Gateway Arch on Saturday October 6th. This has been a monumental effort, please get behind the team to get them to the 1000-mile line, share this page and our videos and send a message of support. They're on their last legs!
 

10-01-12 Facebook post

Windy today and a little bit of vomit action in the water but creeping towards 850 miles. Passing Jefferson City around 4.15pm

 

10-02-12 Facebook post

We made it to Hermann, MO just after sunset tonight. Remarkable weather front carving a line across the sky above us. We've been looked after, sheltered, fed, made to laugh and even massaged this evening, compliments of some of the finest people you'll find. Thank you Gary, Marsha, Susan, Jeff and everyone else who welcomed us in. Just over 100 miles to go to St Louis, we are so close!

 

10-03-12 Facebook post

922 miles swum now. In just 3 days we reach St Louis. Tomorrow we'll pass Washington, MO early in the morning then aim for St Charles for the end of the day. Please please please share this journey with anyone you think might be interested, we have one, massive final push left. Go go go

 

10-04-12 Facebook Post

Wow, what a crazy day. Over 13 hours on the water, 43 miles swum. Dave is struggling a fair bit now and has been a bit ill but we've got Miguel our cameraman back and had amazing support and food from Big Muddy Mike Clark. Arrived late in the dark and will be on the water again early, FOX are sending a News Chopper out. 965 miles behind us now, two more days and we'll make it to the finish line. Here goes...!

 

10-05-12 Facebook Post

Swim1000 990 miles swum now. About to leave the Missouri behind and do the final miles on the other Miss (issippi)

Calling EVERYONE in St Louis! We arrive at the Gateway Arch tomorrow morning at 10am. Hoping for a HUGE crowd to welcome us in. Unbelievable effort put into this journey so tell your friends and come show your appreciation, and if you can't be there chuck a penny or two into the pot for CoppaFeel! You're all brilliant! www.justgiving.com/swim1000s St Louis, Missouri, towing his gear

 

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  Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

     Construction Companies Facing Fines For Worker's Death........

 

Construction companies working on the new Mississippi River Bridge project have been socked with over $15,000 in corporate fines stemming from the death of a worker back in March. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Organization is alleging that the joint venture between Alberici, Massman Construction and Traylor Bros. has four safety violations that contributed to the incident that took the life of Andy Gammon........

 

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

  From Facebook......

     John's Boat Harbor

WE are going to call the Harbor Party off . Weather is not going to be real good, and the Harbormaster is under the weather, and will not be able to help.
Sorry to have to do this, but hold on - we will have a party, just not sure where or when. We will keep you posted.

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

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Lake Of The Ozarks

    Dock Inspection Requests Overwhelm Fire Districts.........

 

Following recent deaths attributed to faulty dock wiring, the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District has been flooded with dock inspection requests. During August, the district issued permits for 32 docks, inspected 17 docks, performed five dock re-inspections and five dock hazard inspections. The Mid County Fire Protection District has been steadily inspecting docks as well. Inspection requests fell off during September........

 

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

 

 

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Grafton, Illinois

     Upcoming Events

 

October
-October 5th-8th – City Wide Yard Sale.
-October 6th-7th – St. Patricks Fall Festival.

-October 13th – Halloween Stumpkin Bash 6-? –Le Porch on Main, Chainsaw Demo from 2-6 p.m.
-October 17th – Grafton Seniors Luncheon.
-October 20th-21st – Grafton Rendezvous.
-October 26th – Murder Mystery Dinner Grafton Winery and Brewhaus 786-3001.
-October 27th-28th – Riverside Flea Market 9-5pm.

River History....

 

October 06, 2008 in River History


4 boaters from Elsberry, Mo were found dead in a houseboat Sunday afternoon, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning. The boat, a 35' King Craft, was on anchor near Tisdel Island in pool 25 of the Mississippi river, north of Hamburg, IL.

 

Craig Tredway

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River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

 


 

The Longshot Saloon / My River Home

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

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 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

Streetbeat 

Friday Night we are at Backstreet Jazz and Blues. This has a great 60's era Jazz Club Vibe and the staff and food are terrific! Saturday Night we are playing a private party for Harbor Point, so if you know anyone from there, see if you can wrangle an invite. Always a good time with great people.
 

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

 

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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


A Few Minutes In St. Petersburg

 

I sure got a lot of response from my last less than optimistic blog! Not to worry, no one is giving up. I just was in the mood to provide a balance to our mostly positive experiences, and as I have been reminded, mentioning "balance" and "us" is usually not done in the same sentence.
It rained all day while we were in our anchorage near Madeira Beach. The water was cloudy and not very inviting. There were lots of abandoned boats sprinkled around in the harbor and the dismal surroundings could get to nearly anyone.
The rain kept us from visiting our neighbors in the dinghy, and we had wanted to. My one reservation was that most of them kept their boats in a deplorable condition, and it may be unfair to characterize, but a boats condition tells a lot about the owners, I think. Rosie was less inclined to go visit the one younger couple nearest to us with the boat in the worse condition, but then I don't think she saw this girl in her bikini. Motivation comes in many forms.
We did venture out in the rain to visit the Publix in order to stock up on things we needed (wink wink) and to dump two bags of trash. We got soaked with rain that became worse as soon as we got a few yards from the boat. There was a nice courtesy dock right at the McDonald's next to the Publix. We may have not been burger customers on that day, but we feel like our overall consumption of Big Macs over the years should account for something.
There was a huge American Legion Post right on the waterway that we had noticed coming in on our first day that was doing a booming business. When we returned to the boat I called Post 272 and asked if they were open on a Wednesday, check...Did they have a varied menu, check...Did we need to be a member, No?, check.
The rain let up enough late in the afternoon and we decided to get cleaned up and go out to spend some dollars on the local economy. When I had earlier called a nearby marina to check on diesel prices, the person there had only one comment about my inquiry about going to the Legion Post for dinner. "Well, it's affordable", was his reply. There wasn't really anywhere else to go but McDonald's where we could dock the dinghy, so we headed for the American Legion Post anyway.
Naturally as soon as we reached the causeway the skies let loose, drenching us. We tied up to the dock and made our way into the Legion Post and the first thing I noticed was tables lined up similar to the ones at a high school cafeteria, or a soup kitchen, or a medium security lockup. (Don't ask how I know this last bit of information.) But secondly, I spied a bar with nice comfy stools gathered around it and lots of veterans engaged in an early happy
hour. We claimed a couple of seats and a waitress brought us a menu. Soon after, a bartender came over and asked for our membership cards. I explained as to how we had called earlier and asked if we needed a membership and was told that we didn't, and that we had traveled via dinghy in the rain, and that we just wanted a couple of beers with dinner.
The bartender says, "Well, I don't know who would have told you that you don't need a membership card, but even though you don't need one to eat, you need one to drink."
I've been to enough Legion Posts for drinks and dinners over the years to at least know to ask the question, so I figured I did my due diligence by phoning ahead. So I said, "I don't know who told me that either, but I'm not making it up."
Rules are rules, so she asked if we wanted to just eat. I looked over at the institutional type seating in the eating area and respectfully declined her offer. Rosie could see all of this coming a mile away and was already putting her rain gear back on as I stepped away from the bar. I wonder what the person who answered my phone call thought I meant when I asked about the membership? A person just can't ask enough questions anymore.
In pouring rain we made our way back to the boat, just pulling over to a nearby pier to see if there may be a restaurant within walking distance, but the bugs and small crabs skittering about on the dock was enough to convince Rosie that eating back on the boat was the best course to take.
Once we got back and hauled the dinghy back onto the davits, the rain stopped. I began to associate dropping the dinghy with rain, similar to those who associated rain with washing the car. I realize that this type of notion is self centered in its logic, just like those that pray to win the lottery. It's not like everyone washes their cars at once.
It was over a delicious dinner of pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy that we decided to get out of Dodge on Thursday morning. We stayed up late to watch the first of the Presidential debates and spent our last night in Madeira Beach.
 

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

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  Truman Lake Near Warsaw, Missouri

    Body Discovered In Lake Identified........

 

On Sunday, a body was floating in Truman Lake, near Warsaw, Missouri. The body appeared to have been weighted down at some point. Friday, the Benton County Sherriff's Department announced that DNA has identified the body as that of 15 year old Khighla Parks. Parks had been listed as a runaway, after being seen September 20th 65 miles away near Willard. Officials are investigating Parks' death as a homicide........

 

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


 

Every Friday & Saturday in October

     The River Road Renegades Present...........

 

 

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
 

 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

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  

Click here to go to Sundowners website

 

Sundowners is closed on Saturday for private party

 

 

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

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

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The Boathouse
Sundays in October & November

Football - Football- Football- Football

Special...8 Wings, Two Topping 16" Pizza, and a Bucket of Beer $31.00

 

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
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Big Kahuna:
Friday night is steak night! Ribeyes and porterhouses with all the fixin's and $10 buckets of beer!
Saturday Soul Kitchen plays 7-11!

 

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

 

John's Boat Harbor

WE are going to call the Harbor Party off . Weather is not going to be real good, and the Harbormaster is under the weather, and will not be able to help.
Sorry to have to do this, but hold on - we will have a party, just not sure where or when. We will keep you posted.

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 

The Longshot Saloon

COME MEET THE AMERICAN PATRIOT GIRLS AT THE RAT RALLY THIS WEEKEND!

 

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.


St Charles Boat & Motor
Cool weather has set in.....:( Give us a call for all your Marine & Personal Watercraft winterization needs. No cover? No problem, we offer shrink wrap services, too!!

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's FRIDAY

05 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

River Mornings

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Paul & Joanie Barbary who hail out of Grafton Harbor in the boat........ "The Last One"

 

Hi Bill,
You know me, I'm a sucker for early mornings on the river. I love watching the sun come up over the bluffs and reflecting off the river.
I took these pictures last weekend from the end of B-Dock.
There is still more boating to be done.

Paul & Joanie Barbary
"The Last One"
Grafton Harbor
 

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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

 

 

 

Tall Ships of Alton Pool

 

 pick pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----   was sent to us by Capt'n George Grissom

 

River Bill,

Pirates In Grafton last Sunday...... good thing we had Captain Tim and his ship...
 

George Grissom
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS II
Lake Center, Marina

 

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US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Low Water Levels Reveal WW II Relic........

 

The low water conditions has uncovered the wreckage of the USS Inaugural. During the floods of 1993, the USS Inaugural was torn from her mooring along the St. Louis riverfront and grounded about a half mile downriver from the MacArthur Bridge. During WW II, she was a fleet minesweeper that launched in October 1944. In 1946, the USS Inaugural was decommissioned, and in 1968, was turned into a floating museum and moored on the riverfront........

 

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

Photo from Facebook

 

Swimming the Missouri River

     Expedition 1000

 

From Facebook this past weekend

Dave Cornthwaite: Expedition1000 wrote:

About leave Boonville and set off on the final 7-day, 200 mile push (crawl) to St Louis. Schedule is Coopers Landing tonight, Hermann on Tuesday, St Charles on Thursday and a 10am arrival into St Louis' Gateway Arch on Saturday October 6th. This has been a monumental effort, please get behind the team to get them to the 1000-mile line, share this page and our videos and send a message of support. They're on their last legs!
 

10-01-12 Facebook post

Windy today and a little bit of vomit action in the water but creeping towards 850 miles. Passing Jefferson City around 4.15pm

 

10-02-12 Facebook post

We made it to Hermann, MO just after sunset tonight. Remarkable weather front carving a line across the sky above us. We've been looked after, sheltered, fed, made to laugh and even massaged this evening, compliments of some of the finest people you'll find. Thank you Gary, Marsha, Susan, Jeff and everyone else who welcomed us in. Just over 100 miles to go to St Louis, we are so close!

 

10-03-12 Facebook post

922 miles swum now. In just 3 days we reach St Louis. Tomorrow we'll pass Washington, MO early in the morning then aim for St Charles for the end of the day. Please please please share this journey with anyone you think might be interested, we have one, massive final push left. Go go go

 

10-04-12 Facebook Post

Wow, what a crazy day. Over 13 hours on the water, 43 miles swum. Dave is struggling a fair bit now and has been a bit ill but we've got Miguel our cameraman back and had amazing support and food from Big Muddy Mike Clark. Arrived late in the dark and will be on the water again early, FOX are sending a News Chopper out. 965 miles behind us now, two more days and we'll make it to the finish line. Here goes...!

 

 

Click here to check out the latest on facebook

 

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 Section

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.

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Boat Gas News

    E15 Ruling Appealed........

 

Recently, the National Marine Manufacturers Association filed an appeal to an August ruling that allows fuel containing 15% alcohol (E15) to be sold at the pumps. The ruling was made by a three judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, citing the case had no grounds based on court precedents. The appeal, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, seeks an en banc review. This means all of the judges in the D.C. Circuit Court rule on the case........

 

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

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

Upper Mississippi River

     Increase In Barge Freight Along Upper Mississippi River........

 

This past week, there was an increase in barge freight along the mid and upper Mississippi River, as the fall harvest is moving at a fast pace. The soybean harvest is larger than anticipates, creating more demand for barges on the Upper Mississippi River. According to the USDA weekly Grain Transportation report, grain tonnage moved by barge increased by 147% compared to the week prior........

 

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

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

Missouri River Near Great Falls, Montana

    Dam Maintenance Lowers River Levels........

 

Over the past few weeks, maintenance being performed at the Black Eagle Dam on the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana has caused the river level to fall. The foreman for the Black Eagle Dam stated that this is the first time in nine years that he has seen the river levels down to crest, which is the base of the dam. The maintenance work will involve sealing up the dam's concrete. Apparently, freeze and thaw cycles cause the concrete to become porous, potentially leading to structural issues in the future........

 

Click here to read this news story from krtv.com. With Video and Photos.

 

 

Craig Tredway

 Presents

jhg

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

 


 

The Longshot Saloon / My River Home

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

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

 

 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


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/ 
 

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

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


 

 

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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

US Coast Guard

     News Release
 

Coast Guard advises boating safety as temperatures cool for fall

 

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard advises practicing safe boating as cooling weather and sea conditions in the fall season pose many challenges and dangers for boaters in the Northeast.

The greatest defense against the seasonal changes is to prepare for them, be familiar with the waters you operate in and make boating safety a life practice.

From September to late November, water temperatures can drop nearly 30 degrees Fahrenheit and air temperature cools significantly. These changing conditions increase the danger of hypothermia for all boaters and paddlers.

As the fall season progresses, sea states often can be more rough, with increased winds speeds and severe weather. Sea conditions and weather can change drastically without any notice and overcome your vessel. Earlier nightfall as the days shorten can also be dangerous for even the most experienced boater. Getting caught in the dark can be disorienting and make safe navigation a challenge.

Should you find yourself in the water it is recommended that you stay with - and preferably on top of - your boat. Never overestimate your swimming ability, especially in cold water. All too often people underestimate the distance to shore or the effects of cold water and unfortunately drown while attempting to make it to safety.

Of New York's 25 fatalities associated with recreational boating in 2011, almost a third of those deaths involved small manually propelled watercraft, occurring either early or late in the season when water temperatures were cold. In almost every one of those fatal accidents life jackets were not worn and in some cases weren't even on board at the time of the accident. The Coast Guard estimates that 80 % of all boating accident deaths might have been prevented had a life jacket been worn.

Boating safety tips to always remember:
•Always wear a Coast Guard-approved lifejacket.
•Always check weather and sea states before departing.
•Wear a dry suit or wet suit under your Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Keep immersion suits onboard for emergencies.
•Do not wear cotton clothing, as it does not resist wind or moisture.
•Always check sunset times for your area before departing.
•Have your vessel inspected by the Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron.
•File a float plan with someone who knows when you are leaving and when you plan to be back.
•Carry a portable VHF-FM radio and Personal Locator Beacon (PBL) in your lifejacket.
•Make sure you have working sound-producing devices in the event of an emergency in low visibility.
•Ensure flares are up to date and in good working order.
•Do not overload your vessel with excess passengers.
•Affix an “IF Found – Contact” sticker on your paddle craft.

For a comprehensive list of boating safety checklists and instructional information, please visit: http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/default.aspx

For more information on life jacket safety as a part of National Safe Boating Week, take a look at the National Safe Boating Council’s website: http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/

To file an electronic float plan: www.floatplancentral.org

For a vessel safety check, visit the Coast Guard Auxiliary website at http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT

 

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
 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

Sundowners is closed on Saturday for private party

 

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

 

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

 

BoatUS Magazine
 

BoatUS Magazine has an interesting article titled......

 

Ready For an App At The Helm ?

Click here and check it out

 

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
Sundays in October & November

Football - Football- Football- Football

Special...8 Wings, Two Topping 16" Pizza, and a Bucket of Beer $31.00

 

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
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Big Kahuna:
Friday night is steak night! Ribeyes and porterhouses with all the fixin's and $10 buckets of beer!
Saturday Soul Kitchen plays 7-11!

 

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

 

John's Boat Harbor

Well today it was Gassiegirl. Laura finally got her day at the pump.
Gassieboy just sets down on the dock and watch everyone do the work he is suppose to do. Said he is getting tired of all the angry words because he does not work. Said the after 5 crowd is really rough.

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 

The Longshot Saloon

COME MEET THE AMERICAN PATRIOT GIRLS AT THE RAT RALLY THIS WEEKEND!

 

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.


St Charles Boat & Motor
Cool weather has set in.....:( Give us a call for all your Marine & Personal Watercraft winterization needs. No cover? No problem, we offer shrink wrap services, too!!

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's THURSDAY

04 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

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

 

 

Hi Bill,


The sunrise over the Meramec River looked so pretty this morning. The water
is still really low.

 

See you on the river!
Claudia Burris
Hoppies Marina

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 enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----   were sent to us by Capt'n Steve Nonn who hails out of Alron Marina in the boat......... Nachta Yachta

 

Bill

A nice scene of the Alton Bridge as the sun sets last night as we head back to our home port ..Alton Marina

And a few more shots from our Sunday evening boat ride....


Thanks
Steve Nonn
Nachta Yachta

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

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  32' Marinette Sedan Bridge                    De-Icer Bubbler                    

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   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

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1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

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Make Your Boating Transient Reservation Today Before It’s to Late!!

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

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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

 

 

 


NOTICE TO NAVIGATION - RM 185.5 -L&D 27
All navigation interests are advised that removal of the LD 27 D/S protection cell which failed on 14 Sep 2012 has been postponed until after 10 Dec 2012. In order to protect the damaged cell from impact by passing tows, the spud barge currently in place at the project will remain until after 10 Dec 2012. Helper boat requirements and availability HAVE CHANGED - SEE NOTICE TO NAVIGATION PN 12-15.

Additionally, the 1200' main lock will be closed for miter gate replacement and embedded metal repairs from 10 Dec 2012 till 1 March 2013. During this time the 600’ auxiliary lock will be open and the Government will provide the services of a helper boat to pull cuts from the 600' chamber. The auxiliary lock will have short intermittent closures between 17 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2012 to facilitate removal of the damaged protection cell. Specific durations and details will be announced. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster during these timeframes.

 

 

MILE 265.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 265.6, along the LDB. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with an 8-foot 6-inch draft on September 29, 2012. Transit with caution.

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS - RM 241.4 -L&D 25 CLOSURE
Due to ongoing construction and repair requirements, L&D 25 will be undergoing the following closures:
Oct 2 to Oct 6: 0700-1900 each day
Oct 23 0500 to Oct 26 0500 (72 hrs)
Oct 29 0700 to Oct 31 1900 (60 hrs)
Nov 2 0700 to Nov 2 1900 (12 hrs)
All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster

 

 

 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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Meramec River Near Valley Park, Missouri

    Valley Park Rethinking Levee Consultant........

 

The city of Valley Park is reexamining their affiliation with levee consultant Leon McKinney. McKinney is a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district engineer, and he works as a liaison between the Corps and Valley Park. The levee construction wrapped up in 2005, but the city is still working with the Corps to construct a play ground and soccer fields between the levee and the Meramec River. McKinney receives a monthly consulting fee of $1,500, which was originally funded through TIF, but now is paid by city........

 

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

Lost and Found

     Lost Purse and Bracelet

 

Saturday night went to Grafton and partied, moved on to the Boathouse, then the Yacht club. Lost my purse somewhere in there. It's gray with chains as part of the handle. My daugher lost her silver bracelet with little hearts on it.

 

Please call me at 636 928-8712 if either of these are found.

 

Thanks
Judi Miller
 

 Boat Drinks !


October 4th is National Vodka Day.....

 

so have your favorite river mixologist fix you up with your favorite vodka concoccotion…may it be it a Bloody Mary, Vodka n Water, Vodka n Tonic, Vodka n ………..

 

 

Photo from Facebook

 

Swimming the Missouri River

     Expedition 1000

 

From Facebook this past weekend

Dave Cornthwaite: Expedition1000 wrote:

About leave Boonville and set off on the final 7-day, 200 mile push (crawl) to St Louis. Schedule is Coopers Landing tonight, Hermann on Tuesday, St Charles on Thursday and a 10am arrival into St Louis' Gateway Arch on Saturday October 6th. This has been a monumental effort, please get behind the team to get them to the 1000-mile line, share this page and our videos and send a message of support. They're on their last legs!
 

10-01-12 Facebook post

Windy today and a little bit of vomit action in the water but creeping towards 850 miles. Passing Jefferson City around 4.15pm

 

10-02-12 Facebook post

We made it to Hermann, MO just after sunset tonight. Remarkable weather front carving a line across the sky above us. We've been looked after, sheltered, fed, made to laugh and even massaged this evening, compliments of some of the finest people you'll find. Thank you Gary, Marsha, Susan, Jeff and everyone else who welcomed us in. Just over 100 miles to go to St Louis, we are so close!

 

10-03-12 Facebook post

922 miles swum now. In just 3 days we reach St Louis. Tomorrow we'll pass Washington, MO early in the morning then aim for St Charles for the end of the day. Please please please share this journey with anyone you think might be interested, we have one, massive final push left. Go go go

 

 

Click here to check out the latest on facebook

 

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 Section

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.

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 US Coast Guard Auxiliary

     News Release

Coast Guard Auxiliary has joined forces with Alliance for Safe Navigation


WASHINGTON - The Coast Guard Auxiliary has joined forces with the Alliance for Safe Navigation (Alliance) to inform boaters of the importance of maintaining current navigation information. Alliance members include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), BoatUS, Jeppesen Marine, the U.S. Power Squadron, OceanGrafix, and the Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education.

Surveys have revealed that most boaters are not concerned about the accuracy of their charts and related navigation information. More than three quarters do not pay attention to local notice to mariners issued by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will utilize its Alliance partnership to promote boating safety.

For more information concerning the Alliance, see www.allianceforsafenavigation.org.


Date: Oct 3, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs
Contact: Thomas Nunes
Office: (530) 289-6397
Mobile: (602) 617-1979

River History....

 

October 4, 2008  In River History


Presidential candidate Barack Obama called on the United States Congress to support efforts to save the Delta Queen riverboat. !

 

 

   On-Site Marine Service

       Winterization Special 

 

Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.

 

Call Steve Eggert....314 220-9954

 

   Click here to visit On-Site Marine Service website

 

 

Missouri River Near St. Joseph, Missouri

    Sand Left By Flood Covers Farmland.........

 

The Missouri River's floodwaters that covered farmland last summer may have receded, but acres of farmland are still unable to be farmed, as they are covered in sand. It may be years before the farmland is able to reach full production again. Some farmers are blaming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the flooding, citing record releases of water from upstream reservoirs as the cause of the massive flooding........

 

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

 

Nautical Sense of Humor .....

 

Capt'n Earnest Stolze sent us a link to the "Nautical Sense of Humour"  website.

 

Interesting boat names such as..... Cirrhosis of the River, Vitamin Sea

 

Click here and check it out

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 

Illinois Waterfowl Hunting

    Youth Waterfowl Hunts Coming Soon........

 

Later this month, Illinois youth waterfowl hunts will begin. On October 13 - 14, the North Zone hunt is scheduled. The Central Zone hunt will be on October 20 - 21. The hunt in the South Central Zone will be November 3 - 4, and the South Zone is slated for November 10 - 11. The bag limits, and other regulations are the same for the youth hunt as during the regular waterfowl hunting season........

 

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

 

 

Craig Tredway

 Presents

jhg

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

 


 

 Lake Of The Ozarks

    Rainfall May Save Fall Colors........

 

The blistering heat of this past summer was accompanied by one of the worst droughts on record across the Midwest. Many believed that the fall colors would be rather lackluster this year. Some trees went into survival mode, shedding their leaves early. Rains that fell during September might have salvaged some of the fall colors. Missouri Department of Conservation forester Jon Skinner stated that this autumn's leaves may be modest, but there should be areas with good color........

 

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

The Longshot Saloon / My River Home

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

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

 

 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

Truman Lake Near Warsaw, Missouri

    Body Found In Lake, Was Weighted Down........

 

On Sunday, a body of a young female was discovered by boaters in Truman Lake, near Warsaw. The body had been weighted down. The authorities are investigating the woman's death as a homicide, however, they are not revealing how they believe the woman was killed. The investigators are trying to identify the woman, who is described as white, between 13 and 20 years of age and about 5 feet, 8 inches tall........

 

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

 

 

Boating For Life T-Shirt


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


Not All Blue Skies
 

 

We are on our second day here in our Madeira Beach anchorage. I can't tell you a whole lot about it because we haven't left the boat yet, and we haven't met our neighbors in here yet either. The three boats in the picture are abandoned. The one in the middle is washed up in the mangroves, and the other two sailboats are now home to a great number of sea gulls and pelicans, having been vessels holding a better future for their owners at some point in the past.
We are currently socked in by rain, with no let up in sight for this day, at any rate. Not a big deal because the temperatures are cooler, and even though it's raining, there is no associated winds to contend with. Our first night here was a restless one. The winds had us bucking around and the noise of the waves smacking our bow made for a sleepless night. Yesterday the sun peeked out once in a while but we just didn't feel like dropping the dinghy to go explore. We did do some minor chores on the boat; one using the rain to help wash the decks, the other to check the oil on the engines.
Our intentions this morning was to go get some breakfast at a restaurant nearby but the rain has been steady all morning. We'll read our books today, like we did yesterday, and try to get out and about later this afternoon. We're glad to have our Kindles and our contacts via computer to keep us busy.
We have T.V. reception, but honestly are already tired of the political commercials. The media has, or has been, replacing religion as a means to control members of society; necessary given the inability or refusal for humans to think for themselves, in my opinion.
One thing that I must convey to our blog readers is that "living the dream" is not for everyone, and we are still in the process of determining if it's even for us. I think the process will be a long term ongoing one, but will have ups and downs like anything else.

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

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

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


 

 

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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

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
 

Celebrating our 5th Year

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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The Boathouse
Sundays in October & November

Football - Football- Football- Football

Special...8 Wings, Two Topping 16" Pizza, and a Bucket of Beer $31.00

 

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
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
 

GraftonBig Kahuna
This week at the Big Kahuna:
Friday night is steak night! Ribeyes and porterhouses with all the fixin's and $10 buckets of beer!
Saturday Soul Kitchen plays 7-11!

 

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

 

John's Boat Harbor

No rain for Sat. night. Might be cool, so wear a coat, and John has a 10' long burn pit, in fact he has 4, so think he will keep the place warmed up. He always goes overboard on things.

 

Lake Center Marina

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

 

The Longshot Saloon

COME MEET THE AMERICAN PATRIOT GIRLS AT THE RAT RALLY THIS WEEKEND!

 

GET READY!!! RAT RALLY/RAT RUN IS THIS WEEKEND!!! Tents ($25/night or $50 all weekend) - RV/Motorhomes ($50/night or $100 all weekend) welcome to set up Thursday thru Monday - Reserve now (636.899.0903) Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 6th:
DJ - T all day
1pm - 5pm - Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
1pm - Cole Freeman Stun...t Rider
2pm - Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Bull Riding
3pm-8pm - Hush Band
4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Ri
der
6pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
7pm - Horns-N-Hunnies
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Sunday, October 7th:
DJ Todd all day
1p-6pm Hotrod Moped Band
2pm-6pm Mondin Band at LaRosa Cabana Bar
Horns-N-Hunnies all day
Noon/2pm/4pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider
6pm - Thunder Alley Burn Out Contest
Horns-N-Hunnies Bikini Contest following Burn Out
8pm - Cole Freeman Stunt Rider

Vendor Space and Camping still available!!!!

 

On-Site Marine Service's LLC
Winterization: $69.00 per. engine, Includes 2gals. anti freeze.
Visual inspect. belts & hose's.
Additional system's $39.00 ea. includes 1gal. anti freeze.
Some system's may take more anti freeze at additional $3.50 per. gal.


St Charles Boat & Motor
Cool weather has set in.....:( Give us a call for all your Marine & Personal Watercraft winterization needs. No cover? No problem, we offer shrink wrap services, too!!

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's WEDNESDAY

03 October 2012

 

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Pictures of the Day ......  were sent to us by Mike Kolisch of the boat .... Cooler Breeze

 

 

RiverBill,

My wife and I witnessed the prettiest sunset ever Tuesday on Enterprise Island. The sky cleared just at sunset after a little rain. A rainbow down river and fire in the sky up river.

 

Mike Kolisch

Cooler Breeze

 

Picture of the Day

 

Moving Gizmo - Continued

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Moving Gizmo Pictures  ......  were sent to us by Capt'n Mike Hahn

 

Bill,
Just an update to let you know we continued moving M/V "Gizmo" the end of
last week and she's still making her way home.

Art Carlo and his buddy Ray picked up the boat from Pat Riley and I in
Utica, NY. They got it to Buffalo, NY and Art then single handled her to
Erie, PA. We had some "sporty" weather coming through L. Erie so we left
the boat for a few days. We got back a week ago and moved her from Erie,
PA to Marblehead, OH (Sandusky/Cedar Point area). Art, Chris and Eddie are
back on board and she is now in N. Lake Michigan just crossing under the
Mackinac Bridge from Lake Huron. Hope to have her on the Illinois River
by the weekend!

More pictures available..... click here

See ya on the river!

-Capt. Matt
Matthew Hahn
USCG Master #2757893
 

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

 

 

 

The Boat at the RiverBend away from it's mooring in Alton, IL.

Looking at the "dock-side" of the boat

 

The Boat at the RiverBend just clearing the Clark Bridge

 

 pick pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011 ----  were sent to us by Jim Neumann who hails out of Alton Marina (I Dock) in the boat ...... Amber Waves

 

The Boat at the RiverBend

as it was leaving it's mooring spot at Alton, IL

 

 

According to the Alton Telegraph

The 44,000 square foot, three story facility has been moored at Alton's Riverfront Park unused for over four years.  The vessel is slated to be relocated to Bailey Port, on the Tennessee River southeast of Paducah, Kentucky.  The custodians of the vessel may bring the vessel to the Paducah riverfront, and are working through permit issues at this time........

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

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  32' Marinette Sedan Bridge                    De-Icer Bubbler                    

NEW PRICE                        NEW CLASSIFIED  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

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     Mississippi River Home                             1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse Motoryacht

     New Price                                                                                                   

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1991 SeaRay 380 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

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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

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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