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10-22-12  -  10-31-12

 

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OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 
 
 

It's Halloween Wednesday

31 October 2012

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

ACBS Fall Cruise

 

 

click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day  ...... was sent to us by Susan Bullington of the boat......

"Whoz Yer daddy"

 

Bill, Hi!

 

 I saw WillPower's pics and just had to add. The colors as Lou said were beautiful. I had never been up to the Winfield Lock area this time of year. Cedar Hill had a nice Oriental Buffet. The dessert was homade!

 

Here is a shot of Cedar Hill in its fall glory.

 

Roamin' Steel is featured a "fall carpet" background.

 

Susan Bullington

"Whoz Yer daddy"

Picture of the Day

 

 Halloween at

Stateamind Watersports

 

 

Another Picture of the Day  ......was sent to us by Lindsay Wilcoxen at Stateamind Watersports
 

Picture of the Day

 

 Halloween at

Kinders Restaurant

 

 

More Pictures of the Day  ......was sent to us by Mary Tiemann who hails out of Eagles Landing in the cruiser.... Krystal Lady

 

Halloween Pictures from kinders

 

 

RiverBills Photo Gallery

Kinders 2012 Halloween party

Photos by Mary Tiemann

Click here

to go to photo Gallery
 

Picture of the Day

 

 Halloween at

 Bing Field & Haunted Trail

 

 

 

 

More Pictures of the Day  ......was sent to us by Lisa Pierce of the Alton Waterski Club & RiverRoad Renegades Show Team

 

Bill,


Just wanted to give you another "Thank You" for your huge support of the Alton Water Ski Club.


The Bing Field and Haunted Trails have come to an end. (thank God!) There were over 600 who experienced our spooks and demons along the haunted trail. I've enclosed a few shots….just incase you didn't get a chance to experience it for yourself.

 

 

Happy Halloween!

Lisa Pierce
Alton Waterski Club &
RiverRoad Renegades Show Team

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

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was sent to us by Lisa Hickey who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat...... Ching

 

 

Hi Bill

Another beautiful sunset on the river.

 

Lisa Hickey

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 
Winery Sale at Grafton Harbor Winery!
Close-outs: Buy 2 bottles get 1 for $1.00

Spooktacular Times at Grafton Harbor

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

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

Mississippi River At West Alton, Missouri

     Magnificent Missouri Dinner Series Starts Sunday.........

 

Several chefs are teaming up with the Conservation group Magnificent Missouri for a five part dinner series that focuses on the state's past and future through food. The series will begin on Sunday, at West Alton's Audubon Center at Riverlands at 3:30 pm. Participants will start off with a birdwatching walk, then a local wine and beer reception and dinner. Chef Josh Galliano will be preparing a five course meal from a Native American viewpoint........

 

Click here to read more from stltoday.com. With Photo and Map.

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

 

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

 

 

 

Click here for Winterization Pricing

.

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

 

Grafton Harbor

     Big Kahuna

Big Kahuna is winding down the season...starting next week we are open Friday-Sundays only. This is our last week open daily. Our last day open will be Nov. 21st (Thanksgiving Eve)....join us for an end of the season party!! There should be some good drink specials!!

 

Reprinted from facebook

Meramec River Tributaries

     Kiefer Creek Clean-Up Plan In The Works........

 

Residents around Castlewood State Park have teamed up with the Metropolitan Sewer District, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and state park officials to put together a plan for reducing pollution in Kiefer Creek, and it's tributaries. Kiefer Creek flows through Castlewood State Park, and empties into the Meramec River. The goal of the group is to discover ways to reduce bacteria and chlorine pollution in the waterway........

 

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

River History....

 

October 31, 2008 in River History


The Delta Queen stopped cruising America's waterways because the US Congress did not pass another exemption for the riverboat from a 1966 federal law banning wooden boats from carrying overnight passengers.
The historical paddle-wheeler that was built in the 1920s. It had a steel hull but wooden superstructure

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

     600 Miles Of Cable Going Into New Bridge........

 

The New Mississippi River Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis will eventually have some 600 miles worth of cable installed when it is complete. So far, about a third of the cable has been installed. The Missouri Department of Transportation expects the cable installation to be complete by the middle of next year. The span between the towers will be completed by that time as well. MoDOT is expecting to have the bridge completed by the start of 2014........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

     Blanchette Lane Closures Start Sunday........

 

Beginning Sunday, the lane closures will begin for the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge, which carries I-70 across the Missouri River. Crews already have heavy equipment in place to start the $63 million project. The westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge was completed in 1958, and this rehab project will involve the replacement of trusses, barrier walls and the concrete road deck. In the next few weeks, crews will be using explosives to remove the old trusses........

 

Click here to read this news story from ksdk.com. With Photo and Video

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 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!

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
 

Illinois River Near Florence, Illinois

    Florence Bridge Repairs Moving Forward........

 

Earlier this summer, the Florence Bridge was closed after inspectors found issues with the vertical lift span superstructure. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded contracts for parts needed for repairs. One contract was for new lift cables, and the second contract was for the reconditioning of the axles and wheels. New bearings will also be fabricated. The repairs should be completed by spring of 2013........

 

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

 

 

 

The Florence Bridge is a vertical lift truss bridge carrying IL100/IL 106 (Old US 36) over the Illinois River, between Pike and Scott counties....

 

Source: bridgehunter.com. Click here to read more

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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           

 

GraftonBig Kahuna
Big Kahuna is winding down the season...starting next week we are open Friday-Sundays only. This is our last week open daily. Our last day open will be Nov. 21st (Thanksgiving Eve)....join us for an end of the season party!! There should be some good drink specials!!
 

Grafton Harbor
Grafton Harbor Winery
Close-Outs. Buy 2 Bottles, Get 1 For $1.00!
Wines Starting at $4.00!

 

John's Boat Harbor
John's Boat Harbors dock special. Bring your boat in anytime and fill out a dock agreement, make a deposit, and you will not be charged anydock rent until Jan 1, 2013. AND, we will give you until April lst. to pay in full. Best Part - NO PRICE CHANGE IN OUR DOCK RENT. What a deal. And the best part, your hoist will work.


Kinder's Restaurant

It is getting close to the end of our season: but, we are planning on being open weekends throughout Nov.(weather permitting). We would like to thank all our wonderful guests for supporting us and sharing some of your time with us. We will try to keep you updated on dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend.

 

Port Charles Harbor
This Does Not Happen Often!
A Slip On Dock 6 size 60'X16' Is Available!
Stay & Play WIth Port Charles Harbor!

 


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizations are in full swing. Drop off your boat or PWC for our exceptional winterization services. We also stock all necessary supplies for the do-it-yourselfers!

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Tuesday

30 October 2012

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Congratulations to

Rick and kelly

 

 

click pic to enlarge

 

 

Picture of the Day  ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Ronnie Stevens who hails out of North Shore Marina in the houseboat.... Summer Breeze

 

 

Bill:


Rick & Kelly were married in Key West this morning !  (10-29-12)

 

Ronnie Stevens
 

 

 

RiverBill says .... CONGRATS TO RICK AND KELLY HANES !

Rick and Kelly hail out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat "No Drama"

 

Papa John sent us the same picture of Rick & Kelly too ! ... Thanks John
 

Check out Con Trios Yacht Club's website for more info... click here

Picture of the Day

 

 Halloween at

 The Boathouse Food & Deck

 

 

Pictures of the Day  ...... were sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You

 

 

Bill:


Here's a few pictures from The Boathouse Halloween Party last Saturday. More pictures are available on The Boathouse website at
http://theboathouseontheriver.com/gallery.html

 

and on their facebook
page http://www.facebook.com/theboathouseontheriver
 

Enjoy,

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

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was sent to RiverBills facebook by Capt'n Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

Hi Bill,

 

Several of our river friends are down here with us at St. Pete Beach and thought we would say Hi! — with Janet Rogliardi and 4 others; Maureen Cooper Absolon. Pete Barge,
Connie Seabaugh Scheafnocker, Craig Scheafnocker.
 

Darryll Weil

 

RiverBill says....  This one is going on my office wall... Thanks guys.  Have a good time in St. Pete.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 
Winery Sale at Grafton Harbor Winery!
Close-outs: Buy 2 bottles get 1 for $1.00

Spooktacular Times at Grafton Harbor

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

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

Illinois River At Grafton, Illinois

    Fish Plant Funding Finally Approved........

 

Last week, Grafton's Mayor Tom Thompson spoke with a government official, and received word that final approvals have been granted for a new fish processing plant in Grafton. Now work at the former site of Uncle Andy's Orchard in Grafton can begin. Mayor Thompson stated that the plant will make use of green technology, and could be an example for future processing plants. This fish processing plant will supply a three year, 30 to 40 million pound export contract with China.........

 

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

Found Phone At Kinders !

 

Hey Bill!!

If anyone lost a cell phone Saturday night at Kinder's to call Cindy at Kinder's at 618-883-2586,

 

I think someone just dropped it in the wrong purse.

 

Thanks and take care!!

Shelley

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

 

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

 

 

 

Click here for Winterization Pricing

.

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

 

 

2013 Blessing of the Fleet

 

At the Blessing of the Fleet meeting last Saturday the following was decided for 2013:

  • Blessing of the Fleet will be on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at Portage des Sioux

  • Theme of the Parade of Boats will be "Sharks". (Some ideas: any kind
    of shark, card sharks, loan sharks, pool sharks, let your imagination
    go!)

  • Awards will be presented at My River Home Marina /

  • A Benefit to help support the Blessing of the Fleet will be an afternoon Pool Party at Grafton Harbor, Grafton, IL on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

  • Parade routes will be the same as 2012 with the Follow Me boat downstream starting at Alton Marina rather than making a u-turn.


More information will be available on the Blessing website
http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/ and RiverBills website as we move along.
 

Any questions you can call Darryll Weil, President of the Blessing of the Fleet Inc. at 314-303-2819


Darryll Weil

River History....

 

October 31, 2009 in River History


The towing vessel Cindy Celeste was towing 15 barges loaded with coal when it allided with the McArthur Railroad bridge at mile marker 177.5 near downtown St. Louis at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Thirteen barges were set adrift and two barges were wedged against the McArthur bridge. The Coast Guard closed the river to all commercial and recreational traffic from mile market 179.2 to mile marker 178

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Illinois River Near Peoria, Illinois

     Experts Call Riverfront Museum "Fantastic"........

 

Recently, a few American museum experts toured the soon-to-open Peoria Riverfront Museum, and headed back to Washington D.C. with positive things to say. Director of Smithsonian Affiliations Harold Closter stated that the museum is "Fantastic". Closter added that this museum is not one for visitors to wander through and read labels, but it allows visitors to actively participate in learning. The museum was set to open last weekend........

 

Click here to read this news report from pjstar.com. With Photo and Video.

Great Lakes

    Monster Storm Could Cause 33 Foot Waves

 

 The Great Lakes are bracing for the effects of Hurricane Sandy as she moves up the Atlantic coast.

Gale warnings have been issued for Lake Huron with waves expected to reach a maximum of 17 to 24 feet.

 

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for Lake Michigan, predicting waves as high as 33 feet by Tuesday. Vessels are advised to seek safe harbor. 45-50 mph wind gusts are forecast for Tuesday.
 

Click here to read this news report from the Detroit News

 

RiverBill say... Thanks to Capt'n Dan Owen for this news  tip !

                      Check out Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near Vicksburg, Mississippi

     Levee Improvement Project Starting........

 

Work is starting on a project to raise 4.7 miles of levee along the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers states that work should take about a year. The project will require the removal of asphalt from Mississippi Highway 465 where the levee peaks. The improvements are being made close to where 1,500 feet of earth was reinforced following the 2011 floods........

 

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

 

 

Sunday, November 4th

    Daylight Savings Time Ends

 

Change to Central Standard Time from Daylight Saving Time will take place at 2:00am on Sunday, November 04, 2012.

All of your clocks should be set BACK one hour at that time.

Gregory L. Moore
Grafton Harbor
 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 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


Some Maintenance Issues

 

We've reached a resolution with John Bloch of Bloch Marine back in St. Louis, I believe satisfactorily, to everyone involved. I had originally desired an adjustment to our bill from our bottom paint job back in March because for some reason some paint has been flaking off and we didn't want to bear the cost of a new paint job so soon after just paying off the last paint job. Pulling the boat and pressure washing the bottom in order to inspect the rest of the hull would remove most of some good paint still on the boat, and not pressure washing could dry out any growth I may have missed when I scraped the hull a few weeks ago, and the growth could dry up and peel off, taking paint along with it. Given the extent of the flaking, John decided to adjust our bill and give us a credit on our VISA after all. We cannot be more satisfied with the way Bloch Marine has treated us on this issue.
If you remember, we had some issues with rain leaking into our salon during a heavy rain. I thought I had the problem fixed by tightening the mounting bolts on our spotlight, but that didn't seem to be the cause because on the day after we arrived here in Bimini Basin, we had a hard rain and the ceiling in the salon started dripping again. Rain water streams in around the windshield along the port side and runs down the inside of the flybridge. I opened some ports in the area looking for water inside the flybridge sides but couldn't find any. I mentioned the problem to our friend Gary down here and I also asked about the weatherstripping and how the windshield was attached to the top of the flybridge. Gary has a similar setup on his Gibson houseboat back in St. Louis and told me to remove the weatherstripping and check the screws that hold the windshield in place. I did just that and found that all of the screws along this port side were loose. I pulled out each screw, inserted some silicone into each hole and reinserted the screws. I think this will solve our issue but we haven't had any rain to test it yet.
Hurricane Sandy is about to wreak havoc on the East Coast of the U.S. We've had some heavy winds here in Cape Coral and one of the small sailboats anchored here broke loose and almost made it to shore before hooking up again. The incident made us cautious and we made it a point to mostly remain aboard Swing Set so we could monitor the situation. I did put our big Danforth anchor down in addition to our bow anchor, just as a precaution. The area is fairly tight in here, plus seven other boats are in residence along with us.

 


 

........  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!

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
 

US Coast Guard Photo

 

US Coast Guard Photo

 

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman and is searching for the captain of the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski.

 

 

 

Nautical Disasters

    Famous Tall Ship Claimed By Hurricane........

 

Off the coast of North Carolina, massive waves churned up by Hurricane Sandy claimed a famous tall ship, the HMS Bounty. The replica 18th century sailing vessel was submerged to nearly the top of her masts when the first rescue helicopter arrived. 14 crew members were rescued by helicopter Monday. Several hours later, a missing crew member was recovered, but she was not responsive. The captain is still missing........

 

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

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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Grafton Harbor
Grafton Harbor Winery
Close-Outs. Buy 2 Bottles, Get 1 For $1.00!
Wines Starting at $4.00!

 

John's Boat Harbor
John's Boat Harbors dock special. Bring your boat in anytime and fill out a dock agreement, make a deposit, and you will not be charged anydock rent until Jan 1, 2013. AND, we will give you until April lst. to pay in full. Best Part - NO PRICE CHANGE IN OUR DOCK RENT. What a deal. And the best part, your hoist will work.


Kinder's Restaurant

It is getting close to the end of our season: but, we are planning on being open weekends throughout Nov.(weather permitting). We would like to thank all our wonderful guests for supporting us and sharing some of your time with us. We will try to keep you updated on dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend.

 

Port Charles Harbor
Could You Use An Extra $100.00 ??
Take A Look At This!....click here

 


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizations are in full swing. Drop off your boat or PWC for our exceptional winterization services. We also stock all necessary supplies for the do-it-yourselfers!

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Monday

29 October 2012

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 Halloween at

 Kinder's Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day  ...... were sent to us by Mary Tiemann who hails out of Eagles Landing in the cruiser .... Krystal lady

 

 

Just a few pictures from Kinder's Halloween party on Saturday night.  More to come soon!

 

Look at that almost Full Moon Moon !


 


 

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

 

Overlooking the confluence
of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2009.........

 

 

Bill,

 

These were taken this past weekend. Overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi River and Illinois River. Weather was perfect and leaves were in full color. Enjoy.

 

The boat traveling up river is the "Heron" from Grafton Harbor. They had a full load out looking at the fall colors from the river.


~Andy

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

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FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

            

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Winery Sale at Grafton Harbor Winery!
Close-outs: Buy 2 bottles get 1 for $1.00

Spooktacular Times at Grafton Harbor

618-786-PORT (7678)

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River News !  

 

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 


PYC Customer Appreciation Dinner Country Style 11/10/12 6pm
Free Pig Roast Dinner while supplies last
Live Music 7pm
Wear Your Boots & Hats
Surprises!

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

 

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

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

 

On Tuesday, City of Alton representatives will be heading to Springfield to propose a plan for Riverview Park that if approved, could bring $250,000 to Alton for the project. The funds would be in the form of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant. Plans will include improvements to the gazebo, sidewalk connectivity as well as area lighting. Even if the grant is not approved, the project will move forward, but on a smaller scale........

 

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

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

 

Mississippi River At West Alton, Missouri

    Waterfowl Decoys Displayed At Riverlands........

 

Through the end of the year, visitors to the Audubon Center at Riverlands will be able to check out an exhibit of antique and contemporary waterfowl decoys and duck calls. Collector John Braun stated that some of the duck calls can be very valuable. Back in May, a late 19th century duck call sold for over $100,000 in St. Charles, Missouri. Some of the decoys are quite valuable as well. In early 2000, a Mason Premier decoy sold for $354,500........

 

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

 

River History....

 

October 29, 2008 in River History


The Delta Queen Celebrates Its Final Cruise......
On Thursday, Oct 29, 2008 at 4 pm the Delta Queen docked in Memphis, Tennessee where it dropped off its last overnight passengers who rode the riverboat there from Cincinnati. A celebration followed. celebration at that time.
On the next morning the Delta Queen headed down the Mississippi RIver to New Orleans. On Nov1 2008 the Delta Queen lost its license to carry overnight passengers. It had cruised the Mississippi River for over 80 years.

The Delta Queen is now operating as hotel at Coolidge Landing. Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Delta Queen Hotel - 100 River Street - Chattanooga, TN 37405 - (423) 468.4500
http://www.deltaqueenhotel.net/

 

LED boat lights

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Polestar Marina

    Belle of the Night .......

 

 

From RiverBills Facebook,  Capt'n Darryll Weil posted the following

 

Talked to Pete Tully of Polestar today, the Belle of the Night will be headed to its final resting place sometime after 8 AM Monday (10/29/2012).

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

     Arch Builders Reunite Over The Weekend........

 

Saturday was the annual "Meet the Builders" event at the Gateway Arch. This year marked the 47th anniversary of workers installing the final wedge section in the Arch on October 28, 1965. For the past decade, workers from across the country have been meeting for these reunions. Workers signed autographs on pictures and photos, and shared their memories with visitors........

 

Click here to read this news report from stltoday.com

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Fall Colors In Illinois

    Colors Defying Predictions........

 

The fall colors across Illinois are exceeding expectations, despite the speculation about possible adverse effects from the summer drought. Guy Sternberg, a Petersburg arborist and a co-author of "Native Trees for North American Landscapes" stated that no one can predict fall color. He added that there are many factors that contribute to fall colors, such as the amount of sugar leaves produce, soil type and even temperature........

 

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

 

Sunday, November 4th

    Daylight Savings Time Ends

 

Daylight Savings Time ends  Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am
 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

 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/  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!

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
 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Seaworthy Magazine............   Click here to read the article

 

"Who Needs to Winterize."

 

Trailering Magazine............   Click here to read the article

 

"Tips To Keep Your Trailer Safe."

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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U.S. Coast Guard

 

US Coast Guard Pic

World Series Safety Zones


A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco maintains a safety zone around AT&T Park in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Coast Guard personnel from around the San Francisco Bay Area are working to ensure the boating public are kept safe during the World Series festivities.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena

 

River Updates from facebook

   

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Grafton Harbor
Grafton Harbor Winery
Close-Outs. Buy 2 Bottles, Get 1 For $1.00!
Wines Starting at $4.00!

 

John's Boat Harbor
John's Boat Harbors dock special. Bring your boat in anytime and fill out a dock agreement, make a deposit, and you will not be charged anydock rent until Jan 1, 2013. AND, we will give you until April lst. to pay in full. Best Part - NO PRICE CHANGE IN OUR DOCK RENT. What a deal. And the best part, your hoist will work.


Kinder's Restaurant

It is getting close to the end of our season: but, we are planning on being open weekends throughout Nov.(weather permitting). We would like to thank all our wonderful guests for supporting us and sharing some of your time with us. We will try to keep you updated on dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend.

 

Port Charles Harbor
Could You Use An Extra $100.00 ??
Take A Look At This!....click here

 


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizations are in full swing. Drop off your boat or PWC for our exceptional winterization services. We also stock all necessary supplies for the do-it-yourselfers!

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's the Weekend

Sat, Sun 27, 28 October 2012

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 Halloween at

 Palisades Yacht Club

 

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day  ...... were sent to us by Jessica at Palisades Yacht Club

 

Hi RiverBill !


Here are a few pictures from our Palisades Yacht Club Halloween Party! See ya on the Mississippi!


~Jess @ PYC


 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

 Pictures from Last Weekend's Benefit for Debbie Woodson at the Boathouse

 

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat.... Ship of Fools


 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Pictures of the Day  ...... were sent to us by Capt'n Rick Estes

 

Hey, Bill!


Here are a few pics from Sunday. A great day for a boat ride, except for the traffic! It felt like Hiway "farty" during rush hour. I guess we're all trying to get in another day on the river before it's too late. That's Mary and Amy Spencer Lewis at Palisades at the benefit for the Michaels/Snyder families. The place was packed! And then a shot I call "Eat my wake", with old glory flying high! The last one is for all of us Parrot Heads, full throttle ahead!


See, ya on the river
Rick
 

Another Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day  ...... was sent to us by Bette VanKirk who hails out of Lake ozark in the boat Royal Flush
 

Bill,

 

This is a view from my dock last week...couldn't get any better


Bette VanKirk (Royal Flush)


 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

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

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

  636-250-3301

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011.........  was sent to us by Captain Frank Cunetto

 

 

Fog Bank at Two Branch

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 
Winery Sale at Grafton Harbor Winery!
Close-outs: Buy 2 bottles get 1 for $1.00

Spooktacular Times at Grafton Harbor

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

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

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

 

 

 

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

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

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

314-727-4400    Click here for Map

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Missouri River Near Great Falls, Montana

     Man Gets DUI After Driving Into River........

 

At around 2:30 am Saturday morning, 25 year old Ricky Henderson crashed into the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana. The Montana State Highway Patrol stated that Henderson passed out while driving, drove down a 40 foot embankment into the river. Henderson was able to escape the vehicle, climb the embankment and call 911 from a nearby home. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Henderson has also been charged with DUI........

 

Click here to read this news report from krtv.com

.

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near Chalmette Louisiana

     Ferry Loses Control, Strikes Dock........

 

On Friday morning, the Mississippi River ferry running between Chalmette, Louisiana and Algiers, Louisiana lost power, and struck the Chalmette dock. Three passengers were reported to be "shaken up". Authorities are investigating the incident........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from nola.com

.

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

River History....

 

28 October, 2008 in River History

 

The Delta Queen was on her last trip as a passenger carrying vessel. The steamboat was headed down the Ohio River from Cincinnati towards Memphis, Tennessee where they unloaded the very last overnight passengers in a grand tribute.

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

     American Queen Making Extended Stay At Hannibal........

 

For the second time this month, the American Queen will be moored at Hannibal, Missouri for three days. She is expected to arrive in Hannibal on Sunday morning, October 28 at around 8 am, and she will stay until Tuesday, October 30, until about 1 pm. The American Queen is delayed due to work being performed on a St. Louis area lock and dam. The queen was delayed for the same reason earlier this month........

 

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

Polestar Marina

     Final update on the Belle of the Night

 

Bill:


Final update on the Belle of the Night 10/26/2012.
The boat has been sold for scrap and will be moved below Alton for that process either Monday or Tuesday. The contents that remain are still for sale and Pete will be around Polestar over the weekend for any serious buyers. After getting to Alton there will still be a chance to buy anything that remains on the boat for about 2 weeks.


Call Pete at Polestar at 636-250-3008 for more information.


Darryll

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

 

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

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 


PYC Customer Appreciation Dinner Country Style 11/10/12 6pm
Free Pig Roast Dinner while supplies last
Live Music 7pm
Wear Your Boots & Hats
Surprises!

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

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

 

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

     Blanchette Bridge Closures Delayed........

 

Thanks to cooler weather expected over the weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that they will be postponing the lane closures on the Blanchette Bridge until next week. Originally, the westbound lanes of I-70 over the Missouri River were set to close . Prep work for the project will still be carried out Saturday. Three of the five westbound lanes will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm........

 

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

Blimpie Subs and Salads

 

 

3010 N Highway 94
St. Charles, MO 63301
636 940-9030 ‎
Just North of Boeing next to ZX station

 

Click here  for $1.00 off any Sub Coupon

Click here for map

 

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

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

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Halloween party Saturday 10-27-12

Costume Prizes $75, $50, $25

Music by Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

 

River History....

 

Oct 27, 2007 in River History


The city of Grafton, Illinois dedicated their new lighthouse in ceremonies on the city's riverfront as a symbol of hope, gratitude, community and perseverance.

The symbolic lighthouse was of the vision of the late Larry Wright, owner of Grafton's Tara Point. He wanted to erect a beacon of Grafton’s recovery after the town made national and international news in August of 1993 for being nearly washed away by that year's flood waters....

 

 

 

Click here for Winterization Pricing

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

 

Missouri River Near Chesterfield, Missouri

     Levee District Wetlands Donated To Chesterfield........

 

Between 1995 and 1996, the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District purchased acres of wetlands in the Chesterfield Valley in order to extract clay and sand to improve the levee system. Now, the levee district is turning some 188 acres of that land to the city of Chesterfield. The donated land will require the city to invest up to $20,000 for boundary surveys, as well as the reservation of some easements........

 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

The Big Kahuna... Sat, Oct 27... Take the Cake – Classic Rock 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

 

The Boathouse ... Sat, Oct 27... Chyldzplay

 

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

 

KJ's Bar & Grill...... Sat, Oct 27...... Band Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

   

 

Illinois And Mississippi Rivers At Grafton, Illinois

     Zip Line Offers Different Fall Color View........

 

The nine ziplines at Grafton Zipline Adventures offer a unique view of the fall colors around the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Grafton Zilpline's highest line is approximately 250 feet high at it's peak. This will place the rider about 100 feet above the treeline. Grafton Zipline Adventures operates year-round, and they even offer night zips........

 

Click here to read this news story from ksdk.com. With Photo and Video.

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Streetbeat 

.
Saturday is a big day at Chez Marilyn. Beer and Wine Tasting from 3-6. StreetBeat starts playing at 8:30 with a Halloween Costume Contest judging at 10 pm with prizes.....See you there!
 

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

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

 

 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/  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!

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
 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Illinois River Near Havana, Illinois

     Anglers, Bird Watchers And Hunters Sharing Emiquon.........

 

This fall, the Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve along the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois will be hosting fishermen, waterfowl hunters and bird watchers. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, until noon. During those times, Thompson Lake is closed to anglers. Hikers and bird watchers have been utilizing the visitor access area near Illinois 78/97. Some 300 cars per week have used the visitor area........

 

Click here to read more from prairiestateoutdoors.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

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 

Alton Marina

Karen Baker Brncic
but it's hot fun in Alton at the amphitheater with Channel 2 in the house... Angie is so sweet and Tim .... Well Tim is WILD... I'd like to bottle that energy!!! Thank you Channel 2!!! Sweet Angie and Fun Tim!!! — with Alton Marina and 10 others at Alton Amphitheater. ...
 

The Boathouse
Halloween Party this Saturday at The Boathouse Food & Deck. Costume Prizes - Best Individual Costume, Best Couples Costume. Music by ChyldzPlay. Transient slips available.

Cedar Hill Resort

Halloween party!! Who's excited for bonfires, $3 bomb shots, beer pong, free food, costume contests, and a whole lot of fun?! I know we are!! Will we be seeing you there?


GraftonBig Kahuna

Halloween party this Saturday night....Take the Cake is playing 7-11...costume contest with judging at 10pm. Prizes for best costume and best group costumes. Witches brew $3...
 

Grafton Harbor
Grafton Harbor Winery
Close-Outs. Buy 2 Bottles, Get 1 For $1.00!
Wines Starting at $4.00!

 

John's Boat Harbor
John's Boat Harbors dock special. Bring your boat in anytime and fill out a dock agreement, make a deposit, and you will not be charged anydock rent until Jan 1, 2013. AND, we will give you until April lst. to pay in full. Best Part - NO PRICE CHANGE IN OUR DOCK RENT. What a deal. And the best part, your hoist will work.


Kinder's Restaurant

Want to remind everyone of the Halloween Party on Oct. 27 at 8:30 P.M. Get your costumes ready and there will be costume judging @ 10:30. See ya then (or sooner would be nice also)
It is getting close to the end of our season: but, we are planning on being open weekends throughout Nov.(weather permitting). We would like to thank all our wonderful guests for supporting us and sharing some of your time with us. We will try to keep you updated on dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend.

 

Port Charles Harbor
Could You Use An Extra $100.00 ??
Take A Look At This!....click here

 


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizations are in full swing. Drop off your boat or PWC for our exceptional winterization services. We also stock all necessary supplies for the do-it-yourselfers!

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's FriDAY

26 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 Captian Glenn and first mate Kathy Starkey who hail out of Harbor Point Yacht Club in the boat...........Satisfied II
 

 

 

Check this dude out. This was Saturday 10/20. We don't know who he is but he sure was having fun on our wake. Just wanted to know if you could post these so hopefully he will see them. We had a beautiful cruise from Harbor Point Yacht Club to St. Charles stopping for lunch at Longshot Saloon in Portage. The colors of the trees were probably better last weekend but they still looked good this weekend. We are sending you a few pictures so take your pick of the ones you want to post. See you on the river !!

Captian Glenn and first mate Kathy Starkey
Satisfied II
Harbor Point Yacht Club


 

Picture of the Day

 

 Vote for Louis...

the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow themed scarecrow

Click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day  ...... was sent to us by Captain Mark Adams of the National Marine Manufacturers Association


 

Hi Bill,

New news!

Please see the attached photo and the email below from Rebecca Doyle. Kirkwood is having a scarecrow contest. The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow entered the contest. It is an electronic voting contest. It will be great if you feel this is worthy of a River Bills posting. We could sure use the electronic votes form the great audience of River Bills.
Mark Adams

National Marine Manufacturers Association

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

 

 

 

Mark,

 

The St. Louis office is taking a creative approach to their marketing strategy this fall. Since Monday, a St. Louis Boat and Sportshow themed scarecrow, cleverly named “Louis”, has been on display at their local farmers market (see attached/below for picture). The scarecrow with the most votes will be recognized as “Downtown Kirkwood’s Finest Scarecrow” through local media. In order to win this competition, they need our help with voting. So please take just a second of your time to vote right now by sending an email to niemankl@kirkwoodmo.org and simply copy and paste the following into the body of the email: I would like to place my vote for scarecrow #1, the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow scarecrow. The voting ends on October 29, so be sure to get your vote in before then. Thanks!

Becca Doyle
Exhibitor Relationship Manager
National Marine Manufacturers Association


 

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

 

Flying High

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was sent to us by Captain Rick Estes of the boat......... Y2Katy

 


Hey, Bill,


We had a great time Sunday, with a larger crew than normal. Cruised down to Palisades Yacht Club, had a leisurely lunch, saw a pirate ship, watched airplanes takeoff and land, enjoyed the beautiful colors on the bluffs. A couple of landlubbers on board the Y2Katy were quite amazed at what you can see on the river. That's me and Dennis after he "docked?" the plane. We went to high school together "decades" ago!

Go Hawks!!

See, ya on the river, buddy!
Rick

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

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.

 

 


	

 	

 	

 


 
Grafton Homes and Condominiums Open for Display today, Sunday, Oct. 21st!
Come view the beautiful homes & Fall foliage plus great food and wine!

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

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

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

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River Near Greenville, Mississippi

     Low Water Reveals Ice Age Fossils........

 

This year's drought across the Midwest has dropped the level of the Mississippi River to unusually low levels, which hinders shipping interests, however, it is a boon to fossil hunters. The Paleontology Curator from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, George Phillips stated that the majority of fossilized bones discovered in the Mississippi River came from the last ice age........

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

    FRIDAY !    

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

 

Mississippi River Near Louisiana, Missouri

    Feedback Sought On Champ Clark Bridge Project........

 

A website was recently launched by the Missouri Department of Transportation that is intended to get feedback on a project to replace the Champ Clark Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri. The website, www.champclarkbridge.com gives visitors a chance to check out a video of the proposal, as well as safety and environmental issues related to the project........

 

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

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

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

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Halloween party Saturday 10-27-12

Costume Prizes $75, $50, $25

Music by Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

River History....

 

Oct 26, 1909 in River History


President William Taft arrived in Cape Girardeau aboard the riverboat Oleander. Accompanying the president was Vice President James S. Sherman, 177 members of the US Congress, numerous state governors and several local dignitaries and business leaders from the Mississippi River valley.

The presidential river tour was sponsored by the Lakes-to-Gulf Deep Waterway Association, organized to lobby Congress to appropriate money to develop and maintain a 9-foot navigation channel on the Mississippi River.

 

It's FriDAY

26 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 Captian Glenn and first mate Kathy Starkey who hail out of Harbor Point Yacht Club in the boat...........Satisfied II
 

 

 

Check this dude out. This was Saturday 10/20. We don't know who he is but he sure was having fun on our wake. Just wanted to know if you could post these so hopefully he will see them. We had a beautiful cruise from Harbor Point Yacht Club to St. Charles stopping for lunch at Longshot Saloon in Portage. The colors of the trees were probably better last weekend but they still looked good this weekend. We are sending you a few pictures so take your pick of the ones you want to post. See you on the river !!

Captian Glenn and first mate Kathy Starkey
Satisfied II
Harbor Point Yacht Club


 

Picture of the Day

 

 Vote for Louis...

the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow themed scarecrow

Click pic to enlarge

 

Another Picture of the Day  ...... was sent to us by Captain Mark Adams of the National Marine Manufacturers Association


 

Hi Bill,

New news!

Please see the attached photo and the email below from Rebecca Doyle. Kirkwood is having a scarecrow contest. The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow entered the contest. It is an electronic voting contest. It will be great if you feel this is worthy of a River Bills posting. We could sure use the electronic votes form the great audience of River Bills.
Mark Adams

National Marine Manufacturers Association

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

 

 

 

Mark,

 

The St. Louis office is taking a creative approach to their marketing strategy this fall. Since Monday, a St. Louis Boat and Sportshow themed scarecrow, cleverly named “Louis”, has been on display at their local farmers market (see attached/below for picture). The scarecrow with the most votes will be recognized as “Downtown Kirkwood’s Finest Scarecrow” through local media. In order to win this competition, they need our help with voting. So please take just a second of your time to vote right now by sending an email to niemankl@kirkwoodmo.org and simply copy and paste the following into the body of the email: I would like to place my vote for scarecrow #1, the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow scarecrow. The voting ends on October 29, so be sure to get your vote in before then. Thanks!

Becca Doyle
Exhibitor Relationship Manager
National Marine Manufacturers Association


 

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

 

Flying High

 

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was sent to us by Captain Rick Estes of the boat......... Y2Katy

 


Hey, Bill,


We had a great time Sunday, with a larger crew than normal. Cruised down to Palisades Yacht Club, had a leisurely lunch, saw a pirate ship, watched airplanes takeoff and land, enjoyed the beautiful colors on the bluffs. A couple of landlubbers on board the Y2Katy were quite amazed at what you can see on the river. That's me and Dennis after he "docked?" the plane. We went to high school together "decades" ago!

Go Hawks!!

See, ya on the river, buddy!
Rick

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

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.

 

 


	

 	

 	

 


 
Grafton Homes and Condominiums Open for Display today, Sunday, Oct. 21st!
Come view the beautiful homes & Fall foliage plus great food and wine!

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

 

 

 

DREDGE STATUS
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

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

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River Near Greenville, Mississippi

     Low Water Reveals Ice Age Fossils........

 

This year's drought across the Midwest has dropped the level of the Mississippi River to unusually low levels, which hinders shipping interests, however, it is a boon to fossil hunters. The Paleontology Curator from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, George Phillips stated that the majority of fossilized bones discovered in the Mississippi River came from the last ice age........

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

    FRIDAY !    

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

 

Mississippi River Near Louisiana, Missouri

    Feedback Sought On Champ Clark Bridge Project........

 

A website was recently launched by the Missouri Department of Transportation that is intended to get feedback on a project to replace the Champ Clark Bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri. The website, www.champclarkbridge.com gives visitors a chance to check out a video of the proposal, as well as safety and environmental issues related to the project........

 

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

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

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

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Halloween party Saturday 10-27-12

Costume Prizes $75, $50, $25

Music by Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

River History....

 

Oct 26, 1909 in River History


President William Taft arrived in Cape Girardeau aboard the riverboat Oleander. Accompanying the president was Vice President James S. Sherman, 177 members of the US Congress, numerous state governors and several local dignitaries and business leaders from the Mississippi River valley.

The presidential river tour was sponsored by the Lakes-to-Gulf Deep Waterway Association, organized to lobby Congress to appropriate money to develop and maintain a 9-foot navigation channel on the Mississippi River.

 

 

 

Click here for Winterization Pricing

.

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

 

Asian Carp Update

     Coalition Formed To Halt Carp Advance........

 

Recently, some Illinois not-for-profit groups put together a coalition intended to halt the spread of invasive species, such as the Asian carp, between the Mississippi River Valley and the Great Lakes. The Healthy Water Solutions coalition leadership has expressed interest in complementing the work of state and federal agencies. One of the main issues the coalition will tackle is the reinvestment in the Chicago River system........

 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

The Big Kahuna... Sat, Oct 27... Take the Cake – Classic Rock 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

 

The Boathouse ... Sat, Oct 27... Chyldzplay

 

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

 

KJ's Bar & Grill...... Sat, Oct 27...... Band Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

   

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

 

Palisades Yacht Club.. Fri, Oct 26...  DJ 8:30 & $1.00 cans

 

Sundowners.....  Sat, Oct 20.......  Rail

 

 

Creve Coeur Lake

     Downed Plane Pilot Has Died........

 

On Wednesday evening, a Piper PA-28 Cherokee crashed into Creve Coeur Lake, and flipped over. The pilot, 78 year old Russell Hazelton died at DePaul Hospital on Thursday. It is not clean whether Hazelton succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash, or if he drowned. The second occupant of the plane, Hazelton's 69 year old wife, Suzanne, remains in the hospital on life support. FAA inspectors were on the scene Thursday, however, as there was a fatality in the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation........

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

St. Louis Region:
The strong winds and rain over the past week have caused a lot of the leaves to fall, putting us past peak. While some maples, oaks and hickories still have some color, many have turned brown or been blown bare. Some shrubs such as spicebush, viburnums and sumacs have good color, as do many smaller trees like pawpaw, sassafras and persimmon, since they tend to be more sheltered from the winds. You still have time to catch some color, but you had better head out soon, since the coming strong winds and rain should diminish the color even more. Consider a drive out Highway 100 or 94 toward Hermann, or visit Weldon Spring, Logan, Little Lost Creek or Little Indian Creek Conservation Areas. (Updated Oct. 25, 2012.)

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

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Streetbeat 

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Saturday is a big day at Chez Marilyn. Beer and Wine Tasting from 3-6. StreetBeat starts playing at 8:30 with a Halloween Costume Contest judging at 10 pm with prizes.....See you there!
 

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

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

 

Every Friday & Saturday in October

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

 

 

 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


Life In Bimini Basin and Some Good News

 

 Let's get the good news out of the way; we signed a sales contract on our condo back in St. Louis via DocuSign on the computer. We've had our condo for sale for over three years, and while this is good news, we are settling on a price $80,000.00 less than where we started at, and the price includes all of our furniture, electronics, dishes and pots and pans, you name it.
But the sale will be a big weight off of our shoulders and will lessen our outlay every month, making our fixed income go farther. We have also been somewhat restricted in our travel due to not knowing when we might get an offer and have to be in a convenient area to close on the sale, something we will do here in Cape Coral in less than two weeks.
We consider ourselves very lucky as Cape Coral as a destination was a goal for us even when we started planning our cruise. We were down here almost two years ago visiting Gary and Judy when after viewing property after property, we came to the conclusion that we would only be able to afford retiring if we quit looking at condos and just lived on the boat full time. We still think we made the right choice.
As it is, the more material things you have, the more they own you. Our situation will make us as free as we can be, given our dependence on fuel, but now that we are below a latitude that will insure decent temperatures, we can sit in a spot as long as we like without using diesel except for the generator. The size of our small world here dictates how much junk we can accumulate, mainly because we don't like clutter and there is a place for everything aboard Swing Set, but also because we still have to keep her afloat. Yes, we are still a slave to our boat, but we can still tell her where to go.
We've met some more of our neighbors here in Bimini Basin; one couple have a condo just yards away on the shore, but choose to live aboard their small sailboat. Their condo was purchased for family visitors and a place to "go peacefully to live out old age" according to Larry, a seasoned sailor. We haven't met his wife Linda yet, although we have seen her with Larry in the dinghy when they take their dog to the park twice a day.
Melinda and Tony are "retired military", not sure what military, let's guess Navy. Melinda is very personable and we've talked to her a couple of times. They have a beautiful motor sailor, about fifty feet long, that was designed by Ed Monk Sr. It has a salty look that appeals to me. It holds 500 gallons of water and 750 gallons of diesel and they have had it all over the world. They have been visiting Bimini Basin with different boats for over 15 years. One can but dream. See, I even have higher hopes.

 


 

........  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!

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
 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

     LOWA Assembling 2nd Watershed Plan........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance is drawing up a second Watershed Management Plan that will focus on the Niangua arm, specifically a 27,063 acre area of the Ha Ha Tonka watershed. LOWA has written a $30,000 grant for the project, with a $20,000 match. Back in 2010, LOWA's first watershed management plan, titled "The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Management Plan" was accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. LOWA selected the Niangua Arm because of it's population density and and it is on the EPA's 303.d list for excessive phosphorous........

 

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

 

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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  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
Halloween Party this Saturday at The Boathouse Food & Deck. Costume Prizes - Best Individual Costume, Best Couples Costume. Music by ChyldzPlay. Transient slips available.

Cedar Hill Resort

Halloween party!! Who's excited for bonfires, $3 bomb shots, beer pong, free food, costume contests, and a whole lot of fun?! I know we are!! Will we be seeing you there?


GraftonBig Kahuna

Halloween party this Saturday night....Take the Cake is playing 7-11...costume contest with judging at 10pm. Prizes for best costume and best group costumes. Witches brew $3...
Kahuna Idol finale Friday @ 8pm! Winner takes home $200 cash! Join us for some great singing, steak night & $10 buckets of domestic beer! Wayne is ready to party like a rock star!!!

 


 

 

John's Boat Harbor
John's Boat Harbors dock special. Bring your boat in anytime and fill out a dock agreement, make a deposit, and you will not be charged anydock rent until Jan 1, 2013. AND, we will give you until April lst. to pay in full. Best Part - NO PRICE CHANGE IN OUR DOCK RENT. What a deal. And the best part, your hoist will work.


Kinder's Restaurant

Want to remind everyone of the Halloween Party on Oct. 27 at 8:30 P.M. Get your costumes ready and there will be costume judging @ 10:30. See ya then (or sooner would be nice also)
It is getting close to the end of our season: but, we are planning on being open weekends throughout Nov.(weather permitting). We would like to thank all our wonderful guests for supporting us and sharing some of your time with us. We will try to keep you updated on dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend.

 

Longshot Saloon

DON'T MISS OUR LAST BIG PARTY OF THE YEAR! THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH IS OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY! MUSIC BY A GREAT LOCAL BAND "BLACK WALNUTS" 7PM TO CLOSE! BEST COSTUME WINS $100 BAR TAB, FREE PIG ROAST! GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD AND TONS OF GREAT PEOPLE!

 

VENDORS, VENDORS, VENDORS - DON'T MISS THIS YEAR END EVENT- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH! ANY AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

 

Port Charles Harbor
Could You Use An Extra $100.00 ??
Take A Look At This!....click here

 


St Charles Boat & Motor
Winterizations are in full swing. Drop off your boat or PWC for our exceptional winterization services. We also stock all necessary supplies for the do-it-yourselfers!

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's ThursDAY

25 October 2012

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 


SHOTZ

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day  ...... is from Jess & Bobby McKay who out Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

 

RiverBill:

We took advantage of the warm weather and went out for a sunset cruise. It was perfect.....the river was calm, the leaves were changing, and the weather was nice. We told Shotz puppy that it might be our last ride of the year and this was his reaction.

It was a beautiful night, but we are already missing summer fun!

Jess & Bobby-Yacht Club of St. Louis


 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

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

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

  636-250-3301

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Tapacolo

 

Click on pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was sent to us by Captain George n Cindy Bray who hail out of Alton marina in the boat.........  The Happy Ending.

 


Hi. Thanks for a great season Riverbills. This was shot tonight about 6:30 on Captain Jim Neumanns boat.

Your pals
Captain George n Cindy Bray
The Happy Ending
The Alton Marina

Get Out. Be Happy. Have Fun.

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

  

Dock for Rent or Sale                   1994 230 DA. 23 foot Sundancer

      NEW CLASSIFIED              FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

  

 

 

   Gibson Standard 44 Foot Houseboat                    1991 Concord Mach III

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS   

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 
Grafton Homes and Condominiums Open for Display today, Sunday, Oct. 21st!
Come view the beautiful homes & Fall foliage plus great food and wine!

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

 

 

 

Dredge Status
   Dredge Potter
   - Dredging at RM 66
   Dredge America
   - Dredging at RM 223.5


IL MILE 58.3 - BOAT DOCK CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately Dec 31, 2012, Amherst Madison Inc. is installing a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 58.3, RDB, Haddad River Front Park. . Work will be conducted from 0700 until 1700, Mon. through Fri. During non-working hrs the floating plant will be moored at the site and lit accordingly. The M/V LADY LOIS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake.
 


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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 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 Releases

 

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

 

Click here to go to Polestar Boating Center website

 

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Lock And Dam Haunted This Weekend........

 

While there many areas in Alton that are haunted, this weekend, there will be one more. On Saturday, the National Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam No.27 will be hosting their first Haunted Museum event between 6 and 9 pm. Besides trick or treating, the event will include a Halloween costume contest, crafts, face painting, a special reptile presentation, and haunted dam tours........

 

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

Dredging In Pool 26

   

RiverBills received a report that the Dredge America was dredging the Mississippi River channel on Wednesday evening and pumping sand onto upper Enterprise Island.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Polestar Marina

    Update on the Belle of the Night Auction

 

Bill:
Went to the Belle of the Night Auction at Polestar Marina today and thought I would send you an update.
About 74 registered bidders purchased about 2/3 of the fixtures and equipment both during and after the official auction. The remaining items are still for sale and an inventory will be posted online in the near future on the Polestar website and Facebook page

www.polestarboatingcenter.com
http://www.facebook.com/polestarboatingcenter

 

Anyone with serious inquiries can contact Pete Tully of Polestar at 636-250-3008. As of
right now it looks like the boat itself is still headed to the recycling place. The Boathouse Food & Deck handled the food concession during the auction.

 

Attached are a few photos from the day.


Darryll

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

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

 

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

Welcome All Boaters !  

 

Halloween party Saturday 10-27-12

Costume Prizes $75, $50, $25

Music by Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

 

Click here  for Map from  Map Quest

 

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Work Continues On Route 3 Floodgate........

 

Wednesday, workers began removing a portion of the concrete abutment for the floodgate along Illinois Route 3 at Wood River Creek. The project involves the removal, repair and reinstallation of the floodgate on the eastbound lanes, mirroring work recently completed on the westbound lanes. Work will also include the replacement of concrete abutments . The project is expected to continue through November 16........

 

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

 

Illinois River, Naples, IL

    Update Evandys Boatel

 

 

We are geting real close! Shooting for an early November opening!Hopefully we will be making an announcement soon about opening day! Thanks to all for being patience. Cheers!

 

The above reprinted from Facebook

 

 

Click here for Winterization Pricing

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

 

 

Reprinted from kmov.com

 

Gypsy Rose & Shark Boat

    Make front page of kmov.com  Channel 4 News

   

 

Tina Bohrer sent us the above screen shot from the front page of kmov.com St. Louis

 

Check out all of today's news

http://www.kmov.com/

 

Creve Coeur Lake

    Plane Crashes Into Lake........

 

Wednesday evening, a small airplane crashed into Creve Coeur Lake. The plane was apparently attempting to land at Creve Coeur Airport. An eyewitness stated that the plane's engine sounded like it was sputtering. The witness added that it seemed that the pilot was attempting to land on the beach, but hit the lake instead. Two passengers were recovered from the lake and transported to DePaul Hospital in serious condition........

 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

River Halloween Parties

 

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

 

The Big Kahuna... Sat, Oct 27... Take the Cake – Classic Rock 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

 

The Boathouse ... Sat, Oct 27... Chyldzplay

 

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

 

KJ's Bar & Grill...... Sat, Oct 27...... Band Deckard Brothers, rock & blues

   

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

 

Palisades Yacht Club.. Fri, Oct 26...  DJ 8:30 & $1.00 cans

 

Sundowners.....  Sat, Oct 20.......  Rail

 

 

Heartland Boating magazine

    Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

   

 

Check out this shot of all the boats at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show on Heartland Boating Magazine's facebook page.....  click here

 

Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

     Man Safe After Leap Into Mississippi River........

 

Wednesday morning, a young man was rescued from the Mississippi River after jumping into the water. Mike Gilbert, engineer aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat happened to be opening up the boat for the day, when the young man went into the river screaming "No, I ain't coming back". The man began struggling, and Gilbert tossed him a life preserver. The man eventually heeded pleas to come ashore, where Marion County responders assisted him up the river wall........

 

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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 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