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June 20
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06-01-13  -  06-10-13

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 
 
 

 

It's MONDAY !

 

June 10, 2013

 

Over 5.6 Million  Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

40 Days until the

2013 Blessing of the Fleet !

Time to get your Shark Groove Going On

and think about your boat decorations

Picture of the Day

 

Mayors of the River

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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

 


 

Hi Bill,

I thought this is a great picture of two great guys who take care of so many people at the river

Little John Mayor of LJ City
Pete Tully Mayor of Tully Town

A big thank you to both of them for all they do!

Maureen

Picture of the Day

 

Riding the Flood Out !

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Billy Moyer who hails out of Alton marina in the cruiser..... Copier Cat

 


Bill,

 

We have .....

 

Front

Tim Brueggeman Dave Wilmouth Grafton Harbor

 

Back

Sharon Skaggs Copier Cat Alton Marina, Karon Wilmouth Grafton Harbor

 

Partying at Wilmouth Lake Brighton, IL riding the flood out Saturday fun
 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting

 

Lake of the Ozarks

Boat Races

 

Jolly Rancher

 

RiverBills sticker sighting at Jolly Rancher's

with owner Joe and parrot, Corona !!!

 

Coconuts

RiverBills sticker sighting...Lake of the Ozarks...boat races...at Coconuts!

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

 

RiverBills Sticker Sightings.... was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat..... Ship of Fools

 

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks for taking RiverBills to the Lake with you !

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting Page  

Click here and check it out.. 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting

 

Cheryl and Vickie

 

 

 

Another RiverBills Sticker Sightings.... was sent to us by Cheryl and Vickie

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks for taking RiverBills to the Lake with you !

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting Page  

Click here and check it out.. 

CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

2012 Blessing of the Fleet Committee

 

Click on pic to enlarge

YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in  2012 ....... were from the Benefit for the Blessing of the Fleet. It's a shot of Blessing of the Fleet Committee in the T-shirts that the officials will be wearing. Front and Back !

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

Click here to go to Sundowners website

636 209-5472

Click here for 2013 Menu

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

 

 

Boat Dock for Sale at Duck Club YC     2002 Gibson Executive 50 Houseboat

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

     1993 54 ft. Bluewater                          2001 Chris Craft 328 Express

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

Harbor Point Yacht Club 45' Slip for Rent

 

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS      

 

 

Want To Rent Liveaboard Houseboat or Cruiser       50X17 Slip at Duck Club Yacht Club      

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS      

 

            

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the "All Classifieds Page"

CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

Click here for larger copy

My River Home website  ...  facebook page

Longshot Saloon facebook page

        

  • Click here to activate map from NOAA's National Weather Service website then click on gauge location for current river level

 

 

Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
924 PM CDT SUN JUN 9 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER...
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT
...ST. LOUIS
...CANTON LD20
...QUINCY
...QUINCY LD21
...HANNIBAL
...SAVERTON LD22
...LOUISIANA
...CLARKSVILLE LD24
...WINFIELD LD25
...GRAFTON
...ALTON LD26
...CHESTER

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
855 PM CDT SUN JUN9 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS..
ILLINOIS RIVER
AT LA GRANGE LOCK AND DAM TAILWATER
MEREDOSIA
VALLEY CITY
HARDIN

 

Click here for the latest information

Click here for larger version of flyer


The Big Kahuna is CLOSED

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Click here to view Grafton's 2103 Event Calendar (.pdf )

 

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 News Releses !

Click here for more information on this incident

        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

 

 

Click here  to order your shirt now !

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report - 05 June 2013

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

Dredge Status
Dredge Potter  - dockside
 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

 

MILE 206.0 - AID TO NAVIGATION

 A can buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel and partially submerged in the vicinity of Mile 206.0. Mariners are urged to
exercise caution in the area.

 

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

Mississippi River Near Grafton, Illinois

     Great River Road Could Reopen Monday........

 

While visitors have been able to get to Grafton by dodging detours and using back roads, Grafton business owners are happy to hear that the Great River Road may reopen on Monday.  This week, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be inspecting the Great River Road to ensure that it is safe to reopen........

 

Click here to read more from fox2now.com.  With Video.

Grafton Harbor

    Flood Update......

 

Our parking lot will be clear on Friday!!

 

Jan DeSherlia

Grafton Harbor

Grafton , IL

    New Dates ..Towboat Festival, Grafton harbor Dock Hop

 

Hi Bill,
The Towboat Festival has been postponed until July 27 and 28 and the Dock Hop is postponed until June 29.

JanJan DeSherlia

Grafton Harbor

RiverBills Classifieds......

     List Your Boat From "Now" until "December" 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.

 

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

 

Mississippi River Near West Alton, Missouri

    Evacuation Order Lifted For West Alton........

 

On Sunday, officials in St. Charles County removed the evacuation order for the residents of West Alton, Missouri.  The order was lifted after the level of the Mississippi River fell below 30 feet.  The removal of the order will allow some residents to begin to clean up flood damage........

 

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

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

The Great Lakes

     Lake Superior Gives Up Old Shipwreck........

 

Close to 100 years ago, the freighter Henry B. Smith sank during a November storm.  A month ago, a group of shipwreck hunters found the wreck in 535 feet of water, off the shore of Marquette, Michigan.  The group has not seen the name of the vessel, but  she is sitting in a spilled load of iron ore, which indicates she is the Smith.  The Henry B. Smith disappeared with 25 souls aboard during the Great Lakes Storm of 1913........

 

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

  HIGH WATER SALE


Unfortunately, it appears we won’t be getting that dry spring that was anticipated. Instead, we have received more rain than we need. This has put a damper on an early season boating, but there is a “silver lining” to this delay.


During this high water, Bloch Marine Service remains operational at its Polestar Marina and Yacht Club of Saint Louis locations, and continues to have service capabilities at our Harbor Point location and other marinas such as Alton Marina and Grafton Harbor. In an effort to save you precious boating time when the water goes down, and to save you money, Bloch Marine is offering “high water” discounts as follows

 

- If it if feasible to get to your boat, and a pullout is required for the work you request, the pullout portion of your service bill will be at no charge. This includes a credit of $6.00/per foot on our bottom paint special package. (Boats weighing 30 tons or less/fiberglass and aluminum only.)

- We will also apply a 10% discount to labor (excluding bottom paint special labor).

 

These discounts will apply if the work is ordered by you when the water level at the Grafton gauge is above 22.0 feet during this current high water event.


We know the high water is discouraging, but it won’t last forever, and this is an opportunity for you to take advantage of an otherwise unfortunate situation.


Give us a call today and schedule that work you have been putting off, and you can save on downtime and money!


Ph:636-250-3007   Fax: 636-250-3129
e-mail: service @ blochmarine.com
www.blochmarine.com

 

June 13.....Grafton , IL

       Music in the Park
 

Music in the Park

The Grove Memorial Park
Corner of Market and Main streets

Stan Corliss, a country and western singer

 

Check out the new BOATER'S BOATS page....  Click here

 

Email a picture of your boat, along with some information like, boat name, owner, year, brand to riverbill@prodigy.net and we will consider it for a header picture on RiverBills.com.  We will also post it on the BOATER'S BOATS Page.

 

Help Wanted

    Counter person ... Lewis Boats

   

Lewis Boats is seeking a counter person to help customers with parts, service write ups, answer phones etc. Flexible hours & benefits.

 

Contact Heather to set up interview or email lewismarine@msn.com
 

636.949.9926.

 

 

 

Click here to go to Bridgeton License Office webpage
 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

 

 

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

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

Boathouse Food & Deck....   Closed

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Evandy's Boatel.................  Closed Until Further Notice

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

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

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Closed

Sundowners.......................  Closed

 

Lake Mead Near Las Vegas, Nevada

    Erin Brockovich Arrested For BWI........

 

Late Friday evening, environmental activist Erin Brockovich was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead.  A game warden noticed that Brockovich was having a hard time docking her boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor.  She had been out on the boat with a male companion, but was docking the boat alone.  Breathalyzer testing showed she had a BAC just over twice the legal limit of .08........

 

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

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Mississippi River At Davenport, Iowa

     Drunk Man Pulled From The River........

 

On Saturday afternoon, a drunk man was pulled from the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.  Police and the Davenport Fire Department's rescue boat were called out following several reports of a man in the river.  49 year old Michael Carty was pulled from the Mississippi River near a boat ramp while families and anglers looked on along the riverbank.  Carty's blood alcohol level was .261, more than three times the legal limit........

 

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

 

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Mississippi River Near Portage des Sioux, Missouri

    Airport Cleans Up After Flooding........

 

When the flooding began, Smartt Field, a small airport near Portage des Sioux in St. Charles County, had to be evacuated on the north side, including the St. Charles Flying Service School.  The small family run business is currently operating out of Creve Coeur Airport.  Dennis Brampton, owner of the flight school, stated that he had been conducting business sitting in seven inches of river water for the past five days........

 

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

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

 

SUMMER HOURS
Mon - Fri - 9am - 5:30pm       Sat 9am - 4pm  Sun  Closed

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

Streetbeat 

Streetbeat is playing

Friday, June 14th, at

Backstreet Jazz & Blues Club, Westport Plaza

8:30PM - 12:30PM

Click here for Flyer

Hear the band here:

  http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl

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

 

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

 

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

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

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

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

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

June 22 and 29.....Grafton Harbor

       Boating Safety Class


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for larger .pdf copy

 

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog


 

.......  go to    http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/  to read the latest blog

 

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 go to Bergs on Great Escape Blog and read latest blog

 

Ken Eberhart's Blog

 

 ......  go to    http://fuelishnessinthegarage.blogspot.com/  to read the latest blog

 

River Ferries

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

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

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

Grafton Ferry............... Opening Soon

 


When: Thursday through Sunday, June 13- 16, 2013
            Thursday, June 13: 11 – 6 p.m.
            Friday, June 14: 11 – 6 p.m.
            Saturday, June 15: 10 – 6 p.m.
            Sunday, June 16: 10 – 5 p.m.

Where: 31st Street Harbor
             3155 S. Lake Shore Drive
             Chicago, IL 60616

Admission: $10 – Adults (16 years & older)
                 FREE – Children (15 years & under)


Visit ChicagoInWaterBoatShow.com; follow the boat show on Twitter; find us on Facebook.
 

Reprinted from ChicagoInWaterBoatShow.com

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

 

SunSet Sundays

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

  Just a couple of covered docks left at pyc for the upcoming boating season. Great boating family, bar & grill, pool and the best view on the Mississippi River! Call 314-706-2313

Covered Dry Storage Available 314-706-2313
 

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

 

CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

 

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           

 

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort
Due to the current water conditions, we will be closed this weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated.
 

 

John's Boat Harbor
Sun started of nice and sunny-Hope Con Tr party made it thru the storm, present reading is 33.72 and the 14th to be 31.5 gets better all the time- expect to hear that big swoosh very soon.
Got three boats in for repair this week end. So remember PAT is doing repair each day.
 

Kinder's Restaurant
Hello all! We have a beautiful 2 bedroom unit in our newer building that sits above the restaurant. It also has a beautiful view of the river, hardwood floors, and new appliances with plenty of parking.
If you are a bird watcher or just enjoy the quiet serenity of country living, come check out our affordable accommodations. If you're not sold right away, spend a weekend in one of our themed overnight rooms and take it all in. Contact Jeni at (618) 883-2356 or Carol at (618) 883-2501 or (314) 620-1971. Look forward to hearing from you!

 

St Charles Boat & Motor The Complete Marine
Yamaha has extended it's special financing promotions and the 2 years add'l warranty on Waverunners, thru June 30th. The water is on it's way back down, so don't delay, the Fourth of July holiday is coming up soon!

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Little John's 2012 Dragboat Racing Schedule.

click here

 

 

It's

The WEEKEND

Sun, Sat.. June 8, 9, 2013

 

Over 5.6 Million  Boaters

Have Already Cruised These e-waters

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Boating Anyway

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.... was sent to us by Captain John Bloch of Bloch Marine Service

John Hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser.... Audy B II


 

Bill,


We spent last night out on the river, yet still in the harbor. (Dock A1 at the Yacht Club.)
Also, the "Flood Relief" party put on by The Boathouse Restaurant at The Polestar Boating Center today.


Here's to keeping boating!

John Bloch

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Grafton Harbor Pool

Click pic to enlarge

 

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

 


 

Jan wrote:

 

Pictured Joanie and Paul from B-Dock getting ready for a beautiful day at the Pool!!

Jan DeSherlia

Grafton Harbor

 

Grafton Harbor Pool is Open for Slip Holders and Over Night Guests!!
Grafton Harbor Winery is OPEN!
Come Join the Fun!
 

Flood Picture

Saturday

 

The Yacht Club of St. Louis

Click pic to enlarge

 

A Flood Pic.... was sent to us by Capt'n Ken Longer who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis

 


Bill,

 

My son went past the club on his way home from the dam Sat A. M. Very sad looking. Flood flood go-a-way!

Ken
YCSL

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Our Lady

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Russell Cissell, Harbor master at My River Home

 


Russ wrote:

 

HOPE SHE WORKS ONE MORE TIME.

TAKEN RIGHT ABOUT THE TIME OF THE LAST CREST

 

 

Flood Picture

Saturday

 

My River Home

Click pic to enlarge

 

A Flood Pic.... was sent to us by Russell Cissell, Harbor master at My River Home

 


Russ wrote:

 

JUST ANOTHER WORK DAY AT THE OFFICE

 

 

Flood Picture

Saturday

 

Click