~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
January 2013

01-01-13   -   01-10-13

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

It's Thursday

 

 10 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

December 30th Ride

Watching the Dewy R lock through

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ...were sent to us by Captain Jim Lefers who hails out of Lake Center Marina in the boat....... "Teachers Pet."

 

Hey Bill,

We took a ride today (12-30-12) hoping to spot a few eagles, only seen a couple, none close enough we could get a shot of. We took a tour of the Melvin Price lock just in time to watch the Dewy R lock through. We then moved onto for a tour of the Lewis and Clark observation tower in Hartford IL., that provides a great view of the Missouri-Mississippi confluence, 3 platforms (50-100-150 foot) provide a great panoramic view.

Happy New Year all!

Jim, Angela, Marissa and Allison
"Teachers Pet
"
Lake Center
 

RiverBill says........  Thanks for the Pictures Jim !

 

Picture of the Day

 

Isle of Two Branch Sun-up

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two branch area of the Mississippi River in the boat..... Ship of Fools.

 

 

It's a May 2012 sunrise

 

 

Hours: Friday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

 

 

A great River Day, Jan 5 th, 2012

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2012......... Were sent in by Randy Johnston, who writes....

Bill,

These were taken today, 1-5-12, at Lake Center Marina. It would be hard to have a better day in January than what we saw today.

Best Regards,

Randy Johnston
Lake Center Marina


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

 

 

  2005 Regal 2200

NEW CLASSIFIED 

                

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

Chillin in Negril

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until June 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 !

RiverBills Eagle Watch Party...  Sat Jan 26 th

 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Near Festus, Missouri

    Cities Dealing With Low Water Issues........

 

The drought has affected water supplies up and down the Mississippi River.  The Missouri cities of Festus, Herculaneum and Crystal City are having to take action to boost the water supply.  These cities do not draw their drinking water from the river, but from aquifers 15 feet below the river.  Wells have been activated to help meet water demands........

 

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

River History....

 

10 January 1825 in River History

Calhoun County, Illinois was formed on 10 Jan 1825.  Calhoun County is bounded on one side by the Mississippi River and on the other by the Illinois River.  The county ends where the two rivers join at the confluence.

 

 

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

2011 Flood Aftermath

    Some Counties Not Participating In Flood Buyout Program........

 

While Hannibal, Missouri is working on wrapping up a flood buyout program dating back to 2008, a Northwestern Missouri county has announced that they will opt out of the federal buyout program.  Buchanan County officials stated that they cannot afford the 25% funding match for the program......... 
 

        Click here to read more from hannibal.net.

 

Mississippi River Near Davenport, Iowa

    Ferris Wheel May Come To Davenport........

 

Recently, the owner of the Quad-Cities River Bandits announced that they were looking into the possibility of adding a Ferris wheel and carousel to the riverfront at Davenport.  The idea would be to place amusement park type rides in an area of the ballpark known as the Kids Zone........

 

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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Friday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Maritime Mishaps

    Ferry Strikes Mooring, Many Injured........

 

Wednesday morning, a high-speed commuter ferry from New Jersey struck it's mooring in lower Manhattan, injuring upwards of 70 passengers.  11 passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger suffered a severe head injury after falling down a stairwell.  The cause of the collision is under investigation, however, the vessel recently was refitted with new engines and propulsion systems........

 

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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's WEDNESDAY

 

 09 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

 Leaving Miami for Islamorada

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ...were sent to us by Captain David Wickenhauser on Mon, December 31, 2012 

 

 

Bill,

 

Here are a few more pics after we left Miami , the sandbar at Islamorada, and a couple of River Rats boating off into the sunset at Key Largo......

 

Dave and Joy Wickenhauser

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

2012 Grafton Harbor Dock Hop

 

 B Dock

.

C Dock

 

The Pictures of the Day ...were sent to us by Captain Carl Seidler in June of 2012.  They are from the Grafton Harbor Dock Hop in June and they got lost in RiverBills inbox and here they are now ! 

 

 

Bill,

 

Here is pictures of some of boaters on B Dock & C Dock at the start of the Dock Hop Saturday night...

 

Great time was had.
Carl

 

 

 

Hours: Friday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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 pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2012......... were sent in by Claudia Burris, who writes.... 

 

Hi Bill,


Over the holidays I checked on our friend Jay Laymon who brought his boat
down from St Paul Minnesota, past Hoppies Marina and on to Pebble Isle
Marina in New Johnsonville, Tennessee. He's stationed at Ditto Landing
Marina in Huntsville, Alabama now. Here's a shot of him in his houseboat on
the Tennessee river and another pretty sunset at Ditto Landing. Happy New
Year!


Claudia Burris


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

           

 

 

  2005 Regal 2200

NEW CLASSIFIED 

           

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

Chillin in Negril

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until June 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 !

Eagle Watch Party....Saturday, January 26th

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

    Low Water Not Affecting Continental Cement........

 

There have been rumors that low water issues along the Mississippi River were affecting Continental Cement's ability to ship by barge.  These rumors in fact, are unfounded.  The company moves quite a bit of their product by barge, but the destinations are between St. Louis, and the Quad Cities........

 

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

The Boathouse Food & Deck Winter Hours:

   Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday Now


 Toni has decided to add Friday as an open day.

The Boathouse Food & Deck Winter Hours: OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM.
 

Stateamind Watersports

   Show Room Closed This Saturday


 Stateamind Watersports' showroom is closed this Saturday, Jan 12, for the Kansas City Boat and Sportsshow

 

Click here for more information
 

 

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    The River Will Remain Open........

 

On Monday, two members of the Illinois congressional delegation visited Thebes to check out the rock clearing efforts.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefed Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative William L. Enyart on the efforts.  Corps district engineer Joe Kellett stated that he anticipates being able to maintain a 9 foot channel........

 

        Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com
 

Mississippi River Shipping

    Sen. Durbin Comments On Mississippi River Levels........

 

While observing rock removal operations near Thebes, Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin stated that currently, the river does not resemble the Mighty Mississippi.  He added that keeping commerce moving along the river is critical to Midwestern jobs.  The U.S. Coast Guard intends to keep a 9 foot navigational channel throughout the end of the month........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Friday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River At Clarksville, Missouri

    Eagle Days Coming To Clarksville........

 

Later in the month, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting their annual Eagle Days event at Clarksville's Lock and Dam No.24.  The free event will run from 9 am to 4 pm on January 26 and 10 am to 3 pm January 27.  There will hands-on exhibits, kid's activities and live eagle programs.  Also, spotting scopes will be set up at the River Front Park........

 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's TUESDAY

 

 08 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

2013 New Years Day

Polar Bear Waterski

under the Arch

 

 

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Lisa Pierce of the Alton Water Ski Club

 

 

Bill,
Hope you're enjoying Jamaica!! I've attached some photos of the Alton Water Ski participating at the Polar Bear Waterski under the Arch on New Year's Day 2013.
Pretty darn cold day, but I believe everyone had a great time!

 

  Lisa Pierce

Alton Waterski Club

 

Picture of the Day

 

2012 Blessing of the Fleet

The Thatcher Girls !

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Captain Brad Franta of Sandi's Beach.  It's from the 2012 Blessing of the Fleet and got lost in RiverBills inbox, but here it is now !  Wow.... The Thatcher sisters !

 

 

Bill,

Here is a picture of the Thatcher girls. Who knew Becky Thatcher had sisters!

From left to right...Jenny, Sonja, Sandi, and Monique on Sandi's Beach.

Captain Brad Franta of Sandi's Beach
 

 

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 

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

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

  636-250-3301

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

River Factoid

 St. Louis has it's own

 Ellis Island !

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was a photo of an Army Corps of Engineers' map showing St. Louis' own Ellis Island that is located under the Clark Bridge that connects Missouri to Illinois at Alton.

Photo by RiverBill

Chillin in Negril


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

 

  2005 Regal 2200

NEW CLASSIFIED 

 

 

  

                                2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED 

 

            

Click here and check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

Chillin in Negril

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until June 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

 

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

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Shipping

    Commerce Still Moving On The Mississippi........

 

In spite of historically low water levels along the Mississippi River, commerce continues to move along.  Last month, operations began to remove geological obstructions in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois.  Monday morning, Illinois officials toured the work site, prior to holding a press conference to report on the efforts to keep the river open to navigation........

 

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

 

.

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Mississippi River Flood Aftermath

    Illinois County Receives Flood Work Grant........

 

Recently, Calhoun County, Illinois received a grant from the state to reimburse for flood work between 2008 and 2009.  However, the distribution of the funds has been put on hold, pending further investigation by the state's attorney.  The state must verify that the work had been completed........

 

        Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com.
 

The Boathouse Food & Deck TV update:


The Outdoor Channel has a new series premiering on January 9th called "Elite Tactical Unit" (ETU) where actual Police Department SWAT Teams compete against each other. Parts of the St. Louis episode were filmed around The Boathouse Food & Deck, North Shore Marina and on the Mississippi River. You will recognize both our river friends and their boats. The Boathouse Food & Deck is planning some special events when their episodes air. Here is a link to the show's website with video previews.....Click here


More pictures of the filming are on The Boathouse website ......   Click here


Darryll
 

 

Streetbeat 

Well, Cindy has booked us back at her club; Jazz on Broadway in Alton Illinois for this Friday January 11 from 8:30-12:30. New tunes, Bring your happy feets! All the cool kids will be there.......

There is a cash bar.

 

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

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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Saturday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Marina Management Contract Renewed........

 

Five years ago, Parrott Pointe Marine, Inc. took over management duties of the Alton Marina.  Now, the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole has awarded preliminary approval for renewing the management contract with Parrott Pointe Marine, Inc.  Many improvements have been made to the marina, and occupancy is looking up for the 2013 season........

 

        Click here to read this news story form altondailynews.com
 

LED boat lights

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

 

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 !
 

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World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
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You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
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Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

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It's Mundane MONDAY

 

 07 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Jan DeSherlia of Grafton Harbor

 

Dave and Karen from Aquatraz, with Billy Moyer,

toasting to a great 2013 boating season.
 

 

 

Another

Picture of the Day

 

RiverBills

Bumper Sticker Sighting in China

Huang Pu River in Shanghai, China

May 2011

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Maureen Absolon who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser.... After You

 

 

On a May 2011 trip to China Maureen wrote:

"I was explaning how this weekend is Memorial weekend and the beginning of Boating Season. So they took me on the ferry on Huang Pu River in Shanghai."

This is their equivalent of the Mississippi River.
 

 

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

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

  636-250-3301

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Reflections

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2010......... was a picture of the reflections on the water from the the trees on Pleasure Island.

 

Pleasure Island is across the slough from Eagles Landing Marina.....

 

Photo by RiverBill

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Grafton Harbor and Flotilla 3-13,U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary
Announces the 2013 Class Schedule for
“About Boating Safely”
Classes are 2 sessions each; From 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
First Class February 23rd and March 2nd;
2nd Class April 6th and April 13th;
3rd Class May 4th and May 11th
Where: Grafton City Hall

Click here for more info

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Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

Chillin in Negril

 Bill

 

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Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

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Mississippi River At Thebes, Illinois

   Officials Will Tour River Work Site........

 

On Monday, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Bill Enyart will be briefed on the rock removal efforts along the Mississippi River.  After the briefing, the officials will tour the work site by boat, and then meet with reporters. 

 

Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service, Paducah reported that the level of the Mississippi River at Thebes was at 4.09 feet, the second lowest level in history.  Within a week, the river is expected to fall to 3.4 feet........

 

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

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Missouri River At Sioux City, Iowa

    Church Blesses The Missouri River........

 

Sunday afternoon, a church blessed the waters of the Missouri River.  The river brought floodwaters to Sioux City in 2011, and recently has fallen to record lows because of the drought.  Father Lucas Rice of the St. Thomas Orthodox Church stated that the blessing is an opportunity to make the river holy and healthy for the community........

 

        Click here to read more from siouxcityjournal.com.  With Photos. 
 

Mississippi River Near Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Mississippi River Is Focus Of Museum.....

 

Back in August, the Lower Mississippi River Museum opened in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  The museum utilizes hands-on displays to illustrate the power and history of the river, and how it has influenced life in North America.  The museum was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and so far has had over 2,000 visitors most months it has been open........

 

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

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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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................ Closed

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River Near Burlington, Iowa

    Trial Set For Summer Boat Collision........

 

A trial for two men that were charged in a fatal collision that occurred on the Mississippi River back in May has been set.  Douglas Metcalf and Joseph Schier Jr. were charged with one count each of BWI causing death and four counts of involuntary manslaughter.  The men were piloting jon boats that collided, killing four people.  The trial will begin on May 7........

 

        Click here to read this news tidbit form whotv.com.  With Photo.
 

 

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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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World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

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It's SUNDAY

 

 06 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

RiverBills Webcam Sunrise

Click pic to watch time lapse video on Facebook

 

The Video of the Day ...was sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weill who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser...... After you.

 

 

Bill:
This morning's sunrise (01-05-13)  on your webcam was one of the best I've seen so I put together a short time lapse video of it.
.
Enjoy, Darryll
 

 

More

Pictures of the Day

 

The River Road Renegades

Look at them Shorts !

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Capt'n Brad Maher of the River Road

 

 

Riverbill,

Here is a couple pics from our show last Thursday (June 2011).  Thanks for being a sponsor.

Brad Maher

Alton Ski Club, River Road Renegades
 

 

 

RiverBill says.....  You too can sponsor the River Road Renegades ! 

Sponsor Info...Click here   

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

 

Route 66 Road Art on

Chain of Rocks Bridge

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was a photo of some Route 66 Road Art on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.   Notice the top of the St. Louis water intake, from yesterday's pic of the day, in the distance.

 

Photo by RiverBill

Chillin in Negril


 

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2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

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618-786-PORT (7678)

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Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

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US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

Chillin in Negril

 Bill

 

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List Your Boat From Now until June 2013 for only $50.00

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Six months on the Classified Page

 

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Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

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Free WIFI

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Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    New Deflection Barge For Argosy........

 

The Argosy Casino along the Alton riverfront will be getting a new shear barge on Monday.  The shear barge protects the casino from boats and debris floating down the Mississippi River.  The "new" barge was acquired from a gaming facility in Joliet, Illinois that no longer needed it, for the cost of transportation........

 

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


 

River History....

 

06 January 1988 in River History

A oil storage tank split open at Ashland Oil, located near Pittsburgh, PA, and sent a million-gallons of oil into the waters of the Monongahela River and Ohio River. The oil spill fouled the waters of two rivers, cut off public water supplies, killed fish and closed schools in three states

 

 

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    River Industry Still Rollin....  Despite Low Water....

 

While several docks and terminals in the St. Louis area have been shut down due to low water levels, river industry continues in Cape Girardeau.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on the removal of rock pinnacles nearby, and Missouri Dry Dock and Repair Co. Inc. has done repair work on the Corps' contractors' barges........

 

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

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    Corps Reducing Barge Shipping Worries........

 

Over the past several weeks, crews have made considerable progress removing bedrock formations from the Mississippi River near Thebes, Illinois.  This portion of the river has become worrisome to barge shipping interests.  Barge shippers are concerned that the river levels could fall to 3 feet on the Thebes gauge, effectively shutting down shipping traffic........

 

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

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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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................ Closed

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River At Thebes, Illinois

    Officials Will Tour Rock Removal Efforts........

 

On Monday, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Bill Enyart will be briefed by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the rock removal efforts along the Mississippi River.  The officials will then tour the work site by boat, prior to speaking with reporters........

 

        Click here to read more from pjstar.com.
 

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Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

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World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's SATURDAY

 

 05 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

R/B Sticker Sighting

Tony's Hut

Negril, jamaica

 

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was taken Thursday evening at Tony's Hut on Negril Beach, Jamaica.  

 

It's a RiverBills Sticker Sighting by Bill, Mary and Carl. 

Not sure who put that up there !

Hmmmm ?

 

Make sure to stop by Tony's Hut and say hello to the manager, Princess Grace, if you are ever in the area !

 

Bill

Chillin in Negril

 

 

Another

Picture of the Day

 

The River Road Renegades

 

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...was sent to us by Lisa Pierce of the River Road Renegades early last Summer.  RiverBills.com sponsors the ski team and they needed more shorts for the 2012 season.  They sent this picture and the e-mail below......  and they got them !  How cute....Yah Mon !

 

 

Bill,


Thought you might enjoy these "short shots" of the Renegade pyramid girls. They were trying to be a little a creative……hope you don't mind?
We've gained a few more girls….and they're sharing shorts between acts, just thought maybe we could ask you for more?
You're a great support, thank you.

Lisa Pierce
Alton Ski Club, River Road Renegades
 

 

RiverBill says.....  You too can sponsor the River Road Renegades ! 

Sponsor Info...Click here   

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday 

Open at 11:00AM

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 pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... was shot of the Chain of Rocks water intake on the   Mississippi River 
 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

                      

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

See you in Mid January

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until May 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 !

2013 Eagle Watch Party

Saturday, January 26

See you There !

 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Shipping

    Corps Confident Crucial Stretch Of River Will Remain Open.........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes that they will be able to keep a critical portion of the Mississippi River open to commercial traffic.  Barge operators are not so optimistic.  They are concerned that river levels near Thebes, Illinois may get low enough that commercial traffic will essentially stop.  The Corps says that crews are making great progress removing rock from the channel........

 

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

 


 

 

River History....

 

05 January 2011 in River History

Dave and Carrie Ash sold Cedar Hill Resort to new owners.

 

05 January 1994 in River History

Dedication Ceremonies were held for the new Clark Bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Alton, IL.

 

 

 

.

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Mississippi River Commerce

    Barge Traffic Pinched, Profits Fall........

 

On Friday, the Mississippi River at Memphis was the highest it has been in seven months, but tows heading upriver are still pushing lighter loads.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes that they will keep the shipping channel open between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.  Barge shipping companies are seeing their profits dwindle due to lighter loads, and are petitioning officials for releases from Missouri River reservoirs........

 

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

 

Boat Manufacturer

    Hatteras And Cabo Brands For Sale........

 

Thursday, Brunswick Corp announced that their board of directors has authorized the company to look for a buyer for their Cabo and Hatteras brands.  Dustan McCoy, Brunswick's CEO stated that the move is in response to the company's decision to get out of the sportfishing convertible market.  McCoy added that Brunswick would focus their resources in their yacht segment........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Fishy Tales From Sydney, Australia

    Rubber Duckie, You're The One....  You Make Bathtime Lots Of Fun....

 

On Thursday, a giant yellow duck was floating in Sydney Harbour, as part of a "dry run" for a Sydney Festival, that will turn the harbor into a gigantic bathtub........

 

        Click here to check out this video from fox2now.com.
 

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's FRIDAY

 

 04 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Stl. RiverKeeper's Hawaii Luau

 

 

 

The Pictue of the Day ...was sent to us by WeZ

 

Its WeZ, RiverBill and RiverBills Girl...  Lauren at the

St. Louis RiverKeeper's Hawaii Laua

at Grafton Harbor on Aug.4, 2012

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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 pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... were sent to us by Capt'n Ken Goode...

Bill,

Attached are a series of pictures showing the progress of converting the Admiral to scrap metal.

Ken Goode

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

                      

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

See you in Mid January

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until May 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

 

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

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Levels

    Corps' Forecast:  The River Will Remain Open........

 

This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reiterated their belief that the efforts being made to keep the navigational channel open will be successful.  Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. General John Peabody stated that the Corps will deepen the shipping channel before the river stages reach critical levels........

 

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

Jan 05 -06, Lake Of The Ozarks

     Eagle Days Coming Up........

 

Over the weekend of January 5-6, Eagle Days will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. The event will feature live eagles from the world bird sanctuary, wild eagle viewing, an exhibition of wood carving and live animal viewing. Weather permitting, there will also be eagle watching cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer........

 

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

 

Click here to check out photos from last year's Eagle Days event.

 

 

 

.

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    Shipping Interests Still Concerned About River Levels........

 

On Wednesday, the American Waterways Operators and the Waterways Council Inc. cautioned that the falling Mississippi River levels could restrict the passage of standard tow vessels by mid-month.  They are petitioning federal officials to release a minimal amount of water from Missouri River reservoirs to keep traffic moving.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replied that they expect the channel to remain open........

 

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

 

Missouri River At Chesterfield, Missouri

    Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Boone Bridge.........

 

On Thursday morning, officials gathered on the St. Louis County side of the Missouri River for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new eastbound span for the Daniel Boone Bridge.  The $111 million project to replace the aging westbound span is expected to be completed by 2014.  Since the westbound span will not be demolished until the new bridge is complete, there should be no lane restrictions........

 

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

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Missouri River Management

    Releases To Be Reduced........

 

This month, the amount of water being released from upper Missouri River reservoirs into the lower Missouri River will be reduced, thanks to warmer weather alleviating concerns over ice.  The Corps stated that they will be decreasing releases from the Gavins Point Dam to 14,000 cubic feet per second.  This reduction is not expected to make much difference in the water levels along the Mississippi River........

 

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

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's Thursty Thursday

 

 03 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Video of the Day

 

Did You Ever_Want To Do This ?

 

 

Click pic play video !

 

Video of the Day ...was sent to us by Capt'n Gregg Hamilton.

 

Click on the picture above and watch !

 

Hours:  Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

 

Picture of the Day

 

 

 

The tow passing the Alton Riverfront

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Pictures of the Day in 2011......... were of a northbound tow transiting under the Clark Bridge at Alton, IL.......

Photos by RiverBill


 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

                      

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

See you in Mid January

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until May 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 !


Closed 12/22 thru 1/3 for the holidays

*During the month of December bring in a ornament for the PYC tree and receive a free appetizer! 1 per person per month
 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River Near St. Louis, Missouri

    Attack On Captain Placed Tow At Risk........

 

On Saturday, a tow boat worker attacked his captain, putting the vessel, and the crew at risk.  David Donnell Roberts, crewman aboard the Miranda Paige, dragged the captain away from the helm, and choked him into unconsciousness.  The tow, which was heading upstream, veered sharply toward the Illinois banks.  The first mate took control of the vessel.   Federal prosecutors charged Roberts with endangering a vessel and it's crew, as well as performing an act of violence and incapacitating an individual aboard a vessel........

 

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

Jan 05 -06, Lake Of The Ozarks

     Eagle Days Coming Up........

 

Over the weekend of January 5-6, Eagle Days will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. The event will feature live eagles from the world bird sanctuary, wild eagle viewing, an exhibition of wood carving and live animal viewing. Weather permitting, there will also be eagle watching cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer........

 

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

 

Click here to check out photos from last year's Eagle Days event.

 

 

 

.

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm

 

Missouri River At St. Charles, Missouri

    Boone Bridge Construction Starting Soon........

 

Later this month, work will begin on the new span of the Boone Bridge, which carries I-64 over the Missouri River between Chesterfield and St. Charles.  The new bridge will have room for four lanes, as well as shoulders.  The span it is replacing has only three lanes, and no shoulders.  The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015........

 

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

Jan 05 -06, Lake Of The Ozarks

     Eagle Days Coming Up........

 

Over the weekend of January 5-6, Eagle Days will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. The event will feature live eagles from the world bird sanctuary, wild eagle viewing, an exhibition of wood carving and live animal viewing. Weather permitting, there will also be eagle watching cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer........

 

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

 

Click here to check out photos from last year's Eagle Days event.

 

 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    No River Shutdown....  For Now.....

 

Wednesday evening, there were reports from experts saying that the Mississippi River would not be shutting down for at least a month.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard stated that they were "winning the battle of the Mississippi".  All barges are getting through, in spite of river levels lower than -4 feet, when the river is normally +10 feet or higher........

 

        Click here to read this news reoprt from fox2now.com.  With Video.
 

LED boat lights

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

 

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

 

River Updates from facebook

   

Click here to go to RiverBills List of River facebook pages

                in upper left hand column of this page           

 


 

Palisades YachtClub

Palisades YachtClub will be closed December 22- January 3 for the Holiday Season. Thank you all for a Great 2012 and well see ya next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

It's WEDNESDAY

 

 02 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

Boating Bargin

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day ...were sent to us by Capt'n Larry Demko of Lake of the Ozarks

 

Bill:

As you know, we've moved to Lake of the Ozarks -- think of it as Riverbills.com --west!

We sold our boat and SeaDoo before embarking on our gypsy tour through 5 states. So, I'm shopping for another boat.

I saw this fixer -upper. I usually don't agree with those who say that the two happiest days of a boater's life are the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it. I've never been happy to sell a boat.

However, I'm not so sure I'd be happy to BUY this one!

Send some bumper stickers and I'll be your "shill" here.

Larry Demko
365 Advertising
www.365ads.net

Picture of the Day

 

Bunco Girls Night Out

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

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

 

 

Bill ....here is picture of our Old Bunco Girls night out at Massa's on Dec 27 (Thursday).......it is good to get-to-gether like we do every once in awhile . You will recognize a lot of the girls as River Rats....and a few land friends.


Bette VanKirk (Royal Flush)
 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

 

 O’L BOY”S BOAT CLUB!

Click Pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2009......... was sent in by Capt'n Gene Hughes



Bill,

Ever wonder what river people do when the ice is flowing and the snow is blowing? Well take a look at these guys…. O’L BOY”S BOAT CLUB!
“O’L Boy’s” meet in an undisclosed garage located in St. Paul, MO every Tuesday evening. The purpose is rebuilding, refinishing, and restoring classic/antique boats and also to combat the “Winter River Blues”.

This splinter group ( pun intended) is part of the Membership and activities of the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, ACBS.

Photo of Tues. Dec. 30, 08 get together is courtesy of Matt Hughes Photography.
The Desk, an aft portion of an old Chris Craft and the Vintage Hydroplane are club projects destine to be added to the Classic Boat Exhibit in The Boat and Sports Show at America’s Center in February.

Front Center: James Tobin.
1st Row Left to Right: Chuck Agnes, Dan Hudspeth, Gene Hughes, Al Benton
2nd Row: Marty Haugh, Jack Hartwig, Tom Lehman, Dave Wann, Dale Roth

Bill, Thanks again for your wonderful site.
Regards,
Gene Hughes
“Family Tree & Matters Knot”

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

                      

 

 

2001 41ft. Sea Ray Express

                

      FEATURED CLASSIFIED      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the All Classifieds Page"


 

 

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

 

 

 

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

Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

See you in Mid January

 Bill

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

List Your Boat From Now until May 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 !


Closed 12/22 thru 1/3 for the holidays

*During the month of December bring in a ornament for the PYC tree and receive a free appetizer! 1 per person per month
 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

SunSet Sundays

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

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

  Boat SLIPS AVAILABLE   314-706-2313 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Open at 2 PM Thursday thru Sunday

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Polar Bear Water Ski On New Year's Day........

 

For the past 37 years, water skiers have been skiing on the Mississippi River in front of the Gateway Arch to raise money for a good cause.  The New Year's Day Polar Bear Ski raised money for the Missouri Disabled Water-ski Association.  The funds raised are used to purchase specialized water skiing equipment for the disabled.........

 

        Click here to read this news article from fox2now.com.  With Video. 
 

Jan 05 -06, Lake Of The Ozarks

     Eagle Days Coming Up........

 

Over the weekend of January 5-6, Eagle Days will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. The event will feature live eagles from the world bird sanctuary, wild eagle viewing, an exhibition of wood carving and live animal viewing. Weather permitting, there will also be eagle watching cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer........

 

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

 

Click here to check out photos from last year's Eagle Days event.

 

 

 

.

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

 

WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm


We will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2,

for the holidays.

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Winter Weather Could Wreck Your Dock........

 

Winter weather has arrived, and the Farmer's Almanac says that the winter across the Midwest should be mild.  Despite all predictions, boat and dock owners should prepare for winter weather just in case.  Lakeexpo.com recently spoke with some experts to get tips on preparing docks for the winter........

 

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

Polar Plunges

    Third Annual Hope Rescues Plunge Held Tuesday........

 

On Tuesday, animal lovers took part in the Third Annual New Year's Day Polar Plunge at Gordon Moore Park in Alton, Illinois.  The Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge was held to raise funds for the Hope Rescues non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.  This year, the event raised over $5,100........

 

        Click here to read this news story form ksdk.com.  With Video.
 

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


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

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open Thursday - Sunday at 11:00AM 

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

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

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday - Sunday

Sundowners.......................  Closed, except for special events
 

River Ferries

    It's That Time of the Year... Call Before You Go

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

Mississippi River Shipping

    River Falling Faster Than Anticipated........

 

The level of the Mississippi River is dropping quicker than previously expected.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is saying that the water levels at Thebes, Illinois could be too low for many vessels to transit by the end of the week.  Around 3,000 Missouri jobs will be at risk if river traffic is shut down........

 

        Click here to read more from kplr11.com.  With Video.

 

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Palisades YachtClub

Palisades YachtClub will be closed December 22- January 3 for the Holiday Season. Thank you all for a Great 2012 and well see ya next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


St Charles Boat & Motor
We will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, for the holidays.
After that the Boat Show will be just a few weeks away!

 


World Wide Marine Training LLC
***************NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL*****************
SAVE $100.00 on the OUPV course
at WORLD WIDE MARINE TRAINING
You and your buddy sign up and save $100.00 each. Offer good January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
Payment must be made in advance to secure both seats

 

 

 

Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

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It's New Year's Day

 

 Tue... 01 January 2013

 

Over 5.1 Million Boaters

Have Already Cruised Through These

e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

December Boating

 

 

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Pictures of the Day ...were sent to us by Capt'n Rick Estes of the cruiser.... Y2Katy

 

Hey, Bill,


I took your advice, we didn't winterize again (thanks, you're a smart man). Here are a couple of pics from Sunday (12-02-12).

 

We had our fellow boaters, Phil and Jan, from the boat "No Philter" as our guests. They were kind enough to treat us to lunch at the Boathouse, our second meal there in two days! That's Jan, Phil and Mary on the deck at the Boathouse. Then the lovely Jan and the handsome Phil enjoying the ride on the Y2Katy on December 2nd. It doesn't get much better than this!

Rick

 

Picture of the Day

 

December Boating

 

 

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More Pictures of the Day ...were sent to us by Dave Wickenhauser and Joy Steven from Bayside Marina in Miami........

 

Bill,

 

The boating is great in December.... you just have to go south ! This is Joy and I at Bayside Marina in Miami , starting our New Years cruise to the Keys in my 35 Tiara Open. While docked there we could not help but notice the center console next to us.... looks like it might go pretty fast ,but a little hard on the gas card !

 

Dave Wickenhauser and Joy Steven

 

Hours: Saturday - Sunday  Open at 11:00AM

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

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

  636-250-3301

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011....  was taken by Claudia Burris just before Christmas 2011..

 

Hi Bill,

 

I had to get up pretty early to get this shot of Hoppies Marina for your web site.

 

Happy Holidays to all my river friends!
Claudia Burris
Hoppies Marina

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

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Spending some time in Jamaica

 

   Spending some time on the isle of Jamaica, relaxing and soaking up some sun with friends and locals.....

 

RiverBills will be updated daily with new pictures and river news, but it will be an abbreviated version of the regular daily edition ....

 

See you in Mid January

 Bill

 

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Closed 12/22 thru 1/3 for the holidays

*During the month of December bring in a ornament for the PYC tree and receive a free appetizer! 1 per person per month
 

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313

 

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Mississippi River Near New Madrid, Missouri

    McCaskill Pushing For Levee Project Progress........

 

Recently, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill penned a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency calling for the resumption of the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project.  The project had been held up for several years due to environmental concerns........

 

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

Jan 05 -06, Lake Of The Ozarks

     Eagle Days Coming Up........

 

Over the weekend of January 5-6, Eagle Days will be returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. The event will feature live eagles from the world bird sanctuary, wild eagle viewing, an exhibition of wood carving and live animal viewing. Weather permitting, there will also be eagle watching cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Tom Sawyer........

 

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

 

Click here to check out photos from last year's Eagle Days event.

 

 

River History....

 

January 01, 2010 in River History


On New Years Day in 2010 a 911 caller reported that a plane in distress landed on a sandbar on the Missouri River Near Hartsburg, Missouri

Responders found not a crash site, but the airplane's pilot, and three passengers enjoying a New Year's Day bon fire and party on the sandbar........
 

 

 

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WINTER HOURS
Sun & Mon - Closed       Tue - Friday 9 - 5:00pm    Sat 9-2pm


We will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2,

for the holidays.

Polar Plunge

    Plunge Starts At Noon........

 

Some Riverbend animal lovers will be ringing in the New Year by jumping into frigid water for charity.  The Polar Plunge will be held at the lake at Gordon Moore Park.  The event will benefit the Hope Rescues Animal Shelter, which was founded in 2005 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina........

 

        Click here to read more from altondailynews.com.    
 

Boat Drinks…
 

It's National Bloody Mary Day !

 

 

Mississippi River Levels

    Icy River Upstream Further Reduces Downstream Levels........

 

The uppermost portions of the Mississippi River are icing up, further reducing water levels that have already reduced by the 2012 drought.  It is possible that traffic along the Mississippi River could come to a halt as early as next Friday.  Chairman for the National Corn Growers Association Garry Niemeyer stated the low water issues highlight the need for infrastructure improvements........

 

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

 

 

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The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

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Mississippi River UMR 231.5