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11-11-13  -  11-20-13

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 
 
 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Wednesday

 20 November 2013

 

Over 6.04 Million Boaters

Have Cruised

The Always Changing

 Internet Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Alton Marina Crew

 

 

The Picture of the Day.......... was sent to us by Karen Brncic of Alton Marina
 

Bill,

A quick get together with some of the Alton Marina Slip holders for fall fun...and fun we had..


Happy Thanksgiving to All!!
Karen and the Crew!!

 

Picture of the Day

River dog Taz

Pic is right after a jumping carp

just missed her big nose

 

She even likes kayaking , thus is from spring flood !

click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.......... were sent to us by Capt'n Mark Newlin who hails out of Portage des Sioux, Mo
 

 

Bill,

Ex-girlfriend left me this Scotty. Her name is Taz and she loves boat rides .
 

Mark

 

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2012.........were sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat..... Ship of Fools

 

Debbie titled them...

 

 

Sunday Morning Foggy Sunrise

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

   2008 18' Glassmaster Center Console                  2000 Larson 290 Cabrio

  

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

    

NEW PRICE  1979 Ford Bronco                  6000 Lb. Poly Lift Boat Lift       

  

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

      Gibson Standard 44 ft Houseboat    

  

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   

click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the "All Classifieds Page"

 

 

My River Home

Classifieds

Click pic to enlarge

 

My River Home website  ...  facebook page    Longshot Saloon facebook page

 

The Big Kahuna

OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11AM

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

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

 

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

11/16/2013... COLLISION/OBJECTS... LAKE OF THE OZARKS

LATE ACCIDENT REPORT - ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VESSEL 1 STRUCK A LARGE FLAT DOCK THAT WAS IN THE MAIN CHANNEL

 

Click here for more information



        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

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Updated 11-14-13

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triangles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.

 

MILE 196.0 - DIVE/PIPELINE OPERATIONS
Continuing until further notice, dive/pipeline operations are being conducted in the vicinity of Mile 196.0, RDB. Work will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An Onyx Services dive boat will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake

 

Upper Mississippi River - COPT Advisory

Due to current conditions, COTP Upper Mississippi has issued the following Safety Advisory; Upper Mississippi River Zone 28 (Mile 185.4 – Mile 109.9) Has entered the watch phase for low water conditions in accordance with the Upper Mississippi River WAP Annex.Mariners should exercise caution, beware of shifting channels, transit at their slowest safe speed near fleet areas and place heavy barge in middle of the tow. Industry should consider moving deep draft barges out of Zone 28. Mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or phone at (314) 269-2332 to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.

 

MILE 301.0 - L/D CLOSURE
On December 10 and 11, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day, L/D 22 in the vicinity of Mile 301.0, will be closed for maintenance. During this closure, towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls.

 

MISSOURI RIVER

MILE 8.2 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Burlington Northern Bridge; Repair work is being conducted on the bridge that will not impede normal river traffic. Estimated time of completion is January 1, 2014

 

MILE 27.1 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Wabash Railroad Bridge; Vertical clearance may be reduced to 78 feet above normal pool due to a containment extending 3 feet below low steel.
Work will be performed during daylight hours, from November 18, 2013 until November 30, 2013. The work crew will raise the containment if
requested and can be contacted by phone at (314) 568-8679.

 

MILE 44.0 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Shaft drilling is ongoing outside of the navigation channel. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move with advance notice by calling M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

 

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

 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
 

 

Mississippi River Personalities

     Chad Pregracke Is CNN's Hero Of The Year........

 

Tuesday evening, Chad Pregracke was named as the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.  The title was awarded based upon voting by the public.  38 year old Pregracke is a native of East Moline, Illinois, and founded Living Lands and Waters.  He will receive $250,000 to continue his work, in addition to the $50,000 awarded to each of the top ten nominees.   The program is slated to air on CNN at 8 pm, December 1........

 

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

 

The Boathouse

    at Northshore Marina
   

Make sure you stop by this weekend for our last one of the season!!!
   Don't forget Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve for our
   2nd Annual Turkey Bowl & "Rail"
   Doors open at 5- Party Starts at 8

We still have a few dates available for Holiday Parties in December!!!
Visit us at our booth at the St. Louis Boat Show!!

Thank you for making our 2013 season a success!!!

Have a safe and memorable holiday season-

Rich Luttrell

Evandy's Boatel


Evandy's is turning 1 year old!
That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 

 

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Stan Span Light Testing Continues........

 

Contractors are still testing the lighting along the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.  This cycle of testing began Monday, and will wrap up on Wednesday.  About 75% of the lighting fixtures have been installed.  Project Director for the Missouri Department of Transportation Randy Hitt stated that the lighting is being tested in quarter sections in order to get the alignment tweaked.  When the lighting is ready for the "full blown" test, they will be left on for 15 days........

 

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

 

American Boat Winterize Specials

Economy

Stabilize Gas

 Grease Fittings

 Start motor & fog motor

 Drain Motor

Materials  Add $6.00

 

V8...$85.00    V6...$84.00      4 cy...$64.00

 Fuel Injection add $25.00

 

$10.00 off labor rate on all other service work

10% off parts until 11-30-13

 

(314) 389-8686 St. Louis, Mo

Call for appointment

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

Boat Manufacturer

    Man Builds Wooden Boats In His Garage........

 

71 year old Jim Bennett has built a few wooden boats in his garage, and is two years into his latest creation.  Bennett's current project is a 17 foot boat, and is being constructed with a hull consisting of overlapping wooden planks.  This boatbuilding method is called lapstrake.  Bennett builds his boats from plans, and at his own pace.  Even though the projects are difficult, he builds the boats for the pride of creating something by hand.........

 

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

 

Open at 2pm Thursday thru Sunday

314-706-2313             636 - 899 - 1093

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Thursday: $2 Wells       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!

Music & Such Updates

Friday Night November 22nd Music by Ricki lee Tanner

Closed November 28th thru December 1st for the week of Thanksgiving

 

Covered Dry Storage Available

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2014 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

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

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

 

Missouri River Management

     Kansas Looking Into Building Aqueduct........

 

Water officials in Kansas are proceeding with plans to study the feasibility of constructing a 360 mile long aqueduct that would divert Missouri River water to the western part of the state, supporting agriculture.  The study would begin next year, and should take about 18 months to complete.  Officials plan to divert up to 4 million acre feet of water.  Kansas does not have an agreement with other states on how Missouri River water is used........

 

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

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Nautical Movies

    The Rock Starring In Movie About Fatal Boating Accident........

 

Former WWE wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be starring and producing an upcoming movie, "Not Without Hope".  The film is based on the best-selling memoir penned by Nick Schuyler, who was the sole survivor of a boating accident in 2009.  Three of Schuyler's friends died in the accident, which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.  The men were fishing in the Gulf, when their vessel capsized 75 miles offshore.  The three men succumbed to hypothermia........

 

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

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

News Release From BoatUS


For Boaters, Skip the Socks and Underwear for Christmas

ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 19, 2013 – From Esquire to Redbook, socks and underwear always make a showing on lists for the best Christmas gift ideas. For about the same price, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) suggests giving the boater in the family a BoatUS or BoatUS Angler gift membership. “We don’t hate socks and underwear – they’re necessary for most of us – but I think a lot of boaters would like something more meaningful than a new pair of skivvies,” says BoatUS spokesperson Scott Croft.

For boaters and sailors, there’s BoatUS membership, and for the serious angler in the family, there’s BoatUS Angler membership. Each is an affordable $24 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-395-2628.

Both come with a subscription to BoatUS Magazine or to BoatUS Angler Magazine (respectively), and include 24/7 nationwide dispatch with $50 of on the water boat towing assistance and $50 of roadside assistance for a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle. Exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts, savings on boating gear, fun online learning opportunities and access to lots of “how-to” information is also included. Being a member also means a bigger voice for your boater on Capitol Hill when government unfairly targets boaters with anti-boating legislation.

Want to upgrade? Adding BoatUS’ roadside “Unlimited” Trailer Assist to a membership for an additional $14 provides 100 miles of free road towing for both the disabled boat trailer and its tow vehicle to a safe location or repair facility. This means your boater will thank you for not having to leave their prized rig unattended while they try to find a new tire. Lockout, flat tire, battery jump and fuel drop-off services are included in this low price.

Another upgrade is adding an on-the-water towing plan: Freshwater boaters can add “Unlimited” on the water towing to their membership for just $43 additional, while saltwater boaters can add it for $125 annually. Soft ungroundings, jump-starts, fuel delivery and tows back to a marina, home dock or launch ramp are included for any boat that is owned, rented, chartered or borrowed.

To see more on the service levels offered, go to www.BoatUS.com/towing/services.asp.

 

 

This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.

 

 

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Website..... www.woodlandmarina.com

Facebook... www.facebook.com/woodlandmarina

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

 

 

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

Big Kahuna.......................   Open Fri-Sun only in November until 11/24

Boathouse Food & Deck....   Open Thur - Sun  ... Closing for season on Nov.28

Cedar Hill Resort................ CLOSED

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open all year

Kinder's Restaurant............  CLOSED

Longshot Saloon................  CLOSED

LaRosa Cantina.................. CLOSED

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday thru Sunday

Sundowners.......................  CLOSED, except for special events

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

 

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Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

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

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

click pic to enlarge

 

........  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 Dave's latest blog

 

Ken Eberhart's Blog

 

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

 

 

Henk Van Der Klok

    100 Days in a Kayak  .....Mississippi River - Source to Sea

 

Check it out ! This Dutch Filmmaker is traveling down the Mississippi River from it's source to the sea.   http://thedutchadventurist.com/

 

Mississippi: Source to Sea episode 3...  click here

If you want to get updates more frequently you can also follow me on Facebook.
Henk Van Der Klok

 

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest Blog

River Ferries

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

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

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

Grafton Ferry............... CLOSED

 

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           

 

Con Trios Yacht Club

The Board Meeting has been postponed until Thursday November 21st. Location to be determined.

 

 

Evandy's Boatel
Evandy's is turning 1 year old!
That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 


John's Boat Harbor
Monday is almost over, and I have not put forth worthless chatter. About to get all winterization completed. Another project is for the rest of the week, and maybe by Friday I can tell you about our surprise. Thanks to all the boaters for a good year. Next year is to be Great.



 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Tuesday

 19 November 2013

 

Over 6.04 Million Boaters

Have Cruised

The Always Changing

 Internet Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

 

The Last Day

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day.......... were sent to us by Capt'n Rick Estes who hails out of Lake Center Marina in the cruiser....... Y2Katy
 

 

Hey, Bill,

In 25 years of boating, this is the first time I ever winterized while wearing shorts (and a RiverBills shirt)! What a crazy day. With all the debris blown down to our corner of Lake Center it looks like we could have walked on the water! Then we had a late, great lunch at the Boathouse!

See ya whenever!

Rick, Mary & Katy
Y2Katy
Lake Center Marina

 

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

"Frozen Water Skier"

(fan of RiverBills)

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2012.........was sent to us by Capt'n Tim Tighe of the Bridgeton License Office, Past President of Blessing of the Fleet, Past Commodore of Con Trios Yacht Club.

 

 

Hi Bill,


"Could not ski on the river. Thought I would ski in Vail.
 

Tim Tighe

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

   1979 Ford Bronco                            6000 Lb. Poly Lift Boat Lift

  

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

        

   1998 Sea Ray 420 Aft Cabin         Gibson Standard 44 ft Houseboat    

  

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   1974 Trojan F36 Sport Fisherman               2006 44 Sea Ray Sundancer      

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

2002 Gibson Executive 50' Houseboat                 1988 Carver Santego         

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the "All Classifieds Page"

 

 

My River Home

Classifieds

Click pic to enlarge

 

My River Home website  ...  facebook page    Longshot Saloon facebook page

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

Mississippi River

Winfield                                                 Grafton

Click here                                               Click here

 

Alton 

Click here

 

Illinois River

 

   Hardin                                                      LaGrange

 Click here                                                     Click here

 

Missouri River

 

St. Charles, Mo                                            Washington, Mo

Click here                                                       Click here

 

  • Click here for current Doppler Radar

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

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

 

 



 	

 	             

 

The Big Kahuna

OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11AM

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

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

 

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new incident reports



        Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

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

 

 

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

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Updated 11-14-13

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triangles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.

 

MILE 196.0 - DIVE/PIPELINE OPERATIONS
Continuing until further notice, dive/pipeline operations are being conducted in the vicinity of Mile 196.0, RDB. Work will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An Onyx Services dive boat will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake

 

Upper Mississippi River - COPT Advisory

Due to current conditions, COTP Upper Mississippi has issued the following Safety Advisory; Upper Mississippi River Zone 28 (Mile 185.4 – Mile 109.9) Has entered the watch phase for low water conditions in accordance with the Upper Mississippi River WAP Annex.Mariners should exercise caution, beware of shifting channels, transit at their slowest safe speed near fleet areas and place heavy barge in middle of the tow. Industry should consider moving deep draft barges out of Zone 28. Mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or phone at (314) 269-2332 to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.

 

MILE 301.0 - L/D CLOSURE
On December 10 and 11, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day, L/D 22 in the vicinity of Mile 301.0, will be closed for maintenance. During this closure, towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls.

 

MISSOURI RIVER

MILE 8.2 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Burlington Northern Bridge; Repair work is being conducted on the bridge that will not impede normal river traffic. Estimated time of completion is January 1, 2014

 

MILE 27.1 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Wabash Railroad Bridge; Vertical clearance may be reduced to 78 feet above normal pool due to a containment extending 3 feet below low steel.
Work will be performed during daylight hours, from November 18, 2013 until November 30, 2013. The work crew will raise the containment if
requested and can be contacted by phone at (314) 568-8679.

 

MILE 44.0 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Shaft drilling is ongoing outside of the navigation channel. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move with advance notice by calling M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

 

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

 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
 

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

     Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard Closing Wednesday........

 

Starting at 7 am Wednesday morning, the first phase of the Central Riverfront segment of the CityArchRiver 2015 project will begin, with the closure of a stretch of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard.  The Great Rivers Greenway will be closing the boulevard between Chouteau Avenue and the Gateway Arch's grand staircase.  The road will remain closed for about 10 months.  Riverfront tourist attractions will be accessible from Laclede's Landing Boulevard to the north........

 

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

The Boathouse

    at Northshore Marina
   

Make sure you stop by this weekend for our last one of the season!!!

Don't forget Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve for our
2nd Annual Turkey Bowl & "Rail"
Doors open at 5- Party Starts at 8


We still have a few dates available for Holiday Parties in December!!!

Visit us at our booth at the St. Louis Boat Show!!

Thank you for making our 2013 season a success!!!

Have a safe and memorable holiday season-

 

Rich Luttrell

Reprinted from Facebook

 

Evandy's Boatel
    Illinois River at Naples

 

Evandy's is turning 1 year old!

That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 

From Facebook

 

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Shootout Makes Donation To Knights Of Columbus........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has benefitted many charities and organizations around the lake, manifested most recently with a donation to the St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus.  During the Shootout in August, close to 60 volunteers from the Knight of Columbus assisted with parking cars.  For that work, $9,200 was donated by the Shootout Committee to the Knights of Columbus.  The funds will be used to help local charities........

 

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

 

 

American Boat Winterize Specials

Economy

Stabilize Gas

 Grease Fittings

 Start motor & fog motor

 Drain Motor

Materials  Add $6.00

 

V8...$85.00    V6...$84.00      4 cy...$64.00

 Fuel Injection add $25.00

 

$10.00 off labor rate on all other service work

10% off parts until 11-30-13

 

(314) 389-8686 St. Louis, Mo

Call for appointment

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

Boat Gas News

     Ethanol Reduction Proposal Backed By NMMA........

 

Recently, the National Marine Manufacturers Association joined several groups acknowledging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to temporarily lower ethanol levels in the fuel supply is an important step.  However, they are saying that Congress should work on changing or repealing the legislation requiring increased reliance on biofuels in the United States........

 

Click here to read this news article from tradeonlytoday.com

 

Open at 2pm Thursday thru Sunday

314-706-2313             636 - 899 - 1093

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Thursday: $2 Wells       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!

Music & Such Updates

Friday Night November 22nd Music by Ricki lee Tanner

Closed November 28th thru December 1st for the week of Thanksgiving

 

Covered Dry Storage Available

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2014 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

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

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

 

Boat Manufacturer

     Baja Marine Makes Brochures Digital........

 

Baja Marine recently announced that they were "going green" with their promotional materials for their Baja, Donzi, Fountain and Pro-Line boat brands.  In lieu of traditional printed brochures, Baja Marine has put together a digital 2014 brochure for each of their boat lines, in an effort to reduce the amount of paper the company uses.  The digital brochures will be distributed to potential customers via custom USB drives, with each company's logo.  Brochures will also be available through the company's website........

 

Click here to read this news story from tradeonlytoday.com

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Mississippi River At Davenport, Iowa

     Davenport Looking For "World Class" Riverfront Plan........

 

Two consulting firms bidding on updating Davenport's RiverVision made their presentations on Monday.  RiverVision was created in 2003, and is a joint effort between Davenport, Rock Island and other local partners to put together a plan that would tie together the two cities' riverfronts.  The departure of the riverfront casino, and the multi-million project slated to replace a restaurant has opened up an opportunity to change the rest of the riverfront.  Officials are interested in finding out what is possible there........

 

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

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Mississippi River At Memphis, Tennessee

    $1 Million Pledge Made To Bridge Project........

 

Recently, the Plough Foundation made a donation of $1 million to a project that will connect the Main Streets of Memphis, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas.  Called the Main to Main project, it includes the Harahan Bridge Boardwalk across the Mississippi River.  Former Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter stated that there are a few pedestrial bridges that cross rivers, but none cross the Mississippi River.  Officials are expecting that the public walkway over the river will be open by August or July, 2014........

 

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

 

Mississippi River At Hastings, Minnesota

     New Bridge Opened Over The Weekend........

 

This past weekend, the new Mississippi River Bridge at Hastings, Minnesota opened.  The span was slated to be ready for motorists for the first time Monday morning.  There will still be lane closures, as some finish work such as lighting and landscaping needs to be completed.  The $130 million project began in 2010, and replaces one of Minnesota's most deficient spans........

 

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

 

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Website..... www.woodlandmarina.com

Facebook... www.facebook.com/woodlandmarina

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

 

 

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

Big Kahuna.......................   Open Fri-Sun only in November until 11/24

Boathouse Food & Deck....   Open Thur - Sun  ... Closing for season on Nov.28

Cedar Hill Resort................ CLOSED

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open all year

Kinder's Restaurant............  CLOSED

Longshot Saloon................  CLOSED

LaRosa Cantina.................. CLOSED

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday thru Sunday

Sundowners.......................  CLOSED, except for special events

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

 

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Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

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

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

click pic to enlarge

 

........  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 Dave's latest blog

 

Ken Eberhart's Blog

 

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

 

 

Henk Van Der Klok

    100 Days in a Kayak  .....Mississippi River - Source to Sea

 

Check it out ! This Dutch Filmmaker is traveling down the Mississippi River from it's source to the sea.   http://thedutchadventurist.com/

 

Mississippi: Source to Sea episode 3...  click here

If you want to get updates more frequently you can also follow me on Facebook.
Henk Van Der Klok

 

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest Blog

River Ferries

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

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

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

Grafton Ferry............... CLOSED

 

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           

 

Con Trios Yacht Club

The Board Meeting has been postponed until Thursday November 21st. Location to be determined.

 

 

Evandy's Boatel
Evandy's is turning 1 year old!
That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 


John's Boat Harbor
Monday is almost over, and I have not put forth worthless chatter. About to get all winterization completed. Another project is for the rest of the week, and maybe by Friday I can tell you about our surprise. Thanks to all the boaters for a good year. Next year is to be Great.



 

 

 

                           

 Life is just a Boat Ride

See You on the River         

 

It's Monday

 18 November 2013

 

Over 6.04 Million Boaters

Have Cruised

The Always Changing

 Internet Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Boathouse Rainbow

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day.......... Is a rainbow captured on the Boathouse webcam Sunday afternoon....

 

 

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting

 

Steve & Jeanie Normand

At the Naval Base in San Diego, CA

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

A RiverBills Sticker Sighting.... was sent to us via. facebook from Jeanie Monk-Normand
 

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting Page  

Click here and check it out.. 
 

Reprinted from facebook

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Meramec Sunrise

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2012.........was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina in Kimmswick, Mo

 

 

Hi Bill,


The Meramec river looked so pretty this morning (11-13-12) with the steam rising above the water.

 

See you on the river!
 

Claudia Burris
Hoppies Marina

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

   1979 Ford Bronco                            6000 Lb. Poly Lift Boat Lift

  

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

        

   1998 Sea Ray 420 Aft Cabin         Gibson Standard 44 ft Houseboat    

  

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   1974 Trojan F36 Sport Fisherman               2006 44 Sea Ray Sundancer      

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

2002 Gibson Executive 50' Houseboat                 1988 Carver Santego         

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the "All Classifieds Page"

 

 

My River Home

Classifieds

Click pic to enlarge

 

My River Home website  ...  facebook page    Longshot Saloon facebook page

 

The Big Kahuna

OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11AM

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

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

 

 

River News !  

 

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new incident reports



        Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

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

 

 

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

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

 

LED boat lights

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

 

Updated 11-14-13

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triangles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.

 

MILE 196.0 - DIVE/PIPELINE OPERATIONS
Continuing until further notice, dive/pipeline operations are being conducted in the vicinity of Mile 196.0, RDB. Work will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An Onyx Services dive boat will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake

 

Upper Mississippi River - COPT Advisory

Due to current conditions, COTP Upper Mississippi has issued the following Safety Advisory; Upper Mississippi River Zone 28 (Mile 185.4 – Mile 109.9) Has entered the watch phase for low water conditions in accordance with the Upper Mississippi River WAP Annex.Mariners should exercise caution, beware of shifting channels, transit at their slowest safe speed near fleet areas and place heavy barge in middle of the tow. Industry should consider moving deep draft barges out of Zone 28. Mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or phone at (314) 269-2332 to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.

 

MILE 301.0 - L/D CLOSURE
On December 10 and 11, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day, L/D 22 in the vicinity of Mile 301.0, will be closed for maintenance. During this closure, towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls.

 

MISSOURI RIVER

MILE 8.2 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Burlington Northern Bridge; Repair work is being conducted on the bridge that will not impede normal river traffic. Estimated time of completion is January 1, 2014

 

MILE 27.1 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Wabash Railroad Bridge; Vertical clearance may be reduced to 78 feet above normal pool due to a containment extending 3 feet below low steel.
Work will be performed during daylight hours, from November 18, 2013 until November 30, 2013. The work crew will raise the containment if
requested and can be contacted by phone at (314) 568-8679.

 

MILE 44.0 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Shaft drilling is ongoing outside of the navigation channel. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move with advance notice by calling M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

 

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

 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
 

 

Metro East Levees

   Levee Work Is Continuing........

 

Over the past several months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been making upgrades to the Metro East levees, and more work is planned.  The Corps says that above ground work along the Wood River Levee, and the Metro East Sanitary District is wrapping up.  Work included repairs to pump and closure stations and relief wells.  The next phase of the project will involve work underground........

 

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

Evandy's Boatel
    Illinois River at Naples

 

Evandy's is turning 1 year old!

That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 

From Facebook

Streetbeat 
This coming Saturday Night StreetBeat will be playing a new South STL venue..... Van Goghz Martini Bar.

I have been down here and it is one COOL joint! Dani Davis has built fantastic spot at Shenandoah and Compton in the Compton Hill Area. Come on out and help us at our inaugural! All the cool kids will be there.....says so right on the poster......you can LOOK!

Click here for flyer

Click here for Map

 

Hear the band

   http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl

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

 

Also feel free to “friend me on Facebook .. Click here

 

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Shootout Makes Donation To Knights Of Columbus........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has benefitted many charities and organizations around the lake, manifested most recently with a donation to the St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus.  During the Shootout in August, close to 60 volunteers from the Knight of Columbus assisted with parking cars.  For that work, $9,200 was donated by the Shootout Committee to the Knights of Columbus.  The funds will be used to help local charities........

 

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

 

 

American Boat Winterize Specials

Economy

Stabilize Gas

 Grease Fittings

 Start motor & fog motor

 Drain Motor

Materials  Add $6.00

 

V8...$85.00    V6...$84.00      4 cy...$64.00

 Fuel Injection add $25.00

 

$10.00 off labor rate on all other service work

10% off parts until 11-30-13

 

(314) 389-8686 St. Louis, Mo

Call for appointment

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

Mississippi River Shipping

    River Pilots Negotiate Pay And Tariff Increases........

 

Last week, Mississippi River pilots that operate between New Orleans and Baton Rouge agreed to an agreement with the Louisiana Chemical Association.  Under this agreement, the pilots will see an increase in their annual pay, bumping it from $350,000 to $400,000.  The agreement will also allow for two more pay increases of 4% in 2015 and 2016, as well as authorization to charge their clients 15% more in tariffs........

 

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

 

Open at 2pm Thursday thru Sunday

314-706-2313             636 - 899 - 1093

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Thursday: $2 Wells       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!

Music & Such Updates

Friday Night November 22nd Music by Ricki lee Tanner

Closed November 28th thru December 1st for the week of Thanksgiving

 

Covered Dry Storage Available

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

 

RiverBills Classifieds 

List Your Boat

From Now until April 2014 for only $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

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

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

 

Boat Maintenance

     How-To:  Boat Storage Ashore........

 

With the cooler temps, it is time to put the boats away for their winter's slumber.  Boating Magazine recently put together a list of tips for storing a boat ashore, including securing miscellaneous gear, positioning vessels in a manor allowing water to drain from them and if they are provided with shore power, make sure it is sourced from a ground fault circuit interrupting receptacle.........

 

Click here to read more from boatingmag.com.

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Wabash River at Indianapolis, Indiana

    Anglers Arrested For Illegal Caviar Harvest........

 

Recently, the Illinois and Indiana Departments of Natural Resources arrested, cited or warned 13 anglers for illegally harvesting caviar in the Wabash River.  Annually, female shovelnose sturgeon head up the Wabash River to spawn,, and each of those fish can hold up to one pound of eggs, which carries a retail vale of $320.  The eggs of the shovelnose sturgeon have been sought after because of the collapse of the sturgeon market in Europe........

 

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

 

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Illinois River Near Seneca, Illinois

    New Barge Berth Opened At Biorefinery........

 

Recently, Renewable Energy Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new barge loading facility at REG's Seneca, Illinois biorefinery.  Officials were on hand to witness the first shipment of 420,000 gallons of biodiesel from the facility located on the Illinois River.  Brad Albin, REG Vice President stated that each barge full of biodiesel that leaves Seneca, equals approximately 65 truckloads of biodiesel........

 

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

 

 

 

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Website..... www.woodlandmarina.com

Facebook... www.facebook.com/woodlandmarina

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

 

 

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

Big Kahuna.......................   Open Fri-Sun only in November until 11/24

Boathouse Food & Deck....   Open Thur - Sun  ... Closing for season on Nov.28

Cedar Hill Resort................ CLOSED

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open all year

Kinder's Restaurant............  CLOSED

Longshot Saloon................  CLOSED

LaRosa Cantina.................. CLOSED

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday thru Sunday

Sundowners.......................  CLOSED, except for special events

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

 

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Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

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

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

click pic to enlarge

 

........  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 Dave's latest blog

 

Ken Eberhart's Blog

 

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

 

 

Henk Van Der Klok

    100 Days in a Kayak  .....Mississippi River - Source to Sea

 

Check it out ! This Dutch Filmmaker is traveling down the Mississippi River from it's source to the sea.   http://thedutchadventurist.com/

 

Mississippi: Source to Sea episode 3...  click here

If you want to get updates more frequently you can also follow me on Facebook.
Henk Van Der Klok

 

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest Blog

River Ferries

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

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

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

Grafton Ferry............... CLOSED

 

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           

 

Con Trios Yacht Club

The Board Meeting has been postponed until Thursday November 21st. Location to be determined.

 

 

Evandy's Boatel
Evandy's is turning 1 year old!
That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel



 

 

 

It's the WEEKEND

 Sat...16 November 2013

 

Over 6.04 Million Boaters

Have Cruised

The Always Changing

 Internet Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

Palisades Yacht Club's

Customer Appreciation Dinner

Scott, Becky, Chucky Cheese, Amy and Lieutenant Dan

 

RiverBill and Chucky Cheese

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day.......... are from Palisades Yacht Club's "Customer Appreciation Dinner" on Saturday night.

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

Saturday

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day.......... was sent to us by Christina of the National Marine Manufactures.....

 

It's Capt'n Mark Adams at the Chicago Boat Show last summer sporting his vintage Budweiser sport coat.

 

Mark is the president of the

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

 February 26th - March 2nd, 2014

America's Center and Edward Jones Dome

 

Click here and like them out on Facebook

 

 

RiverBill says.... Nice jacket Mark !

We want to see that at the St. Louis show in 2014

 

The RiverBills Girls will be there again !

Photo by Crystal Photography            

The RiverBills Girls

Jill, Becky, Emily, Sheri, and Madi

 

Click here

and check out more pictures of the 2013 Boat & Sportshow

 from Crystal Photography

 

RiverBill's Night is tentatively scheduled for Thursday Feb 27, 2014

 

CONGRATS TO HENK !

 

The Henk van der Klok Report..........

 

 

 

Henk has paddled the Mississippi River from it's source all the way out into the Gulf of Mexico where he could no longer see land !

 

He is currently resting his arm in New Orleans and headed for Cincinnati, Ohio soon

 

 

RiverBill says....Thanks Mary Tiemann for the update

 


 

 

Click here to go to the Boathouse Food and Deck website

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

The Captain's Return

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2011......... was a shot of the Lewis and Clark bronze statue located in downtown St. Louis just a few feet down river from the base of Eads Bridge.

 

The sculpture is titled, "The Captain's Return." it stands about 23 feet tall and depicts Lewis, his dog Seaman and Clark as they returned to St. Louis from their expedition up the Missouri RIver.
 

Click here for more information................

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

Featured Classifieds  

 

    

   1979 Ford Bronco                            6000 Lb. Poly Lift Boat Lift

  

NEW CLASSIFIEDS

 

        

   1998 Sea Ray 420 Aft Cabin         Gibson Standard 44 ft Houseboat    

  

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

   1974 Trojan F36 Sport Fisherman               2006 44 Sea Ray Sundancer      

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

 

2002 Gibson Executive 50' Houseboat                 1988 Carver Santego         

FEATURED CLASSIFIEDS

 

 

Click here Check out MORE BOATS

on the "All Classifieds Page"

 

 

My River Home

Classifieds

Click pic to enlarge

 

My River Home website  ...  facebook page    Longshot Saloon facebook page

 

The Big Kahuna

OPEN Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11AM

618-786-PORT (7678)

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

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

 

 

River News !  

 

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

     Great River Road Run Coming Up........

 

In a few weeks, the 54th annual Great River Road Run will be held, and plans are coming together for the hundreds of runners heading to Downtown Alton, Illinois to participate.  Registration will be held on November 30 at Mac's Time Out Lounge at 8 am.  Participants may pre-register, saving a few dollars.  The run will consist of two routes, two and ten miles long.  T-shirts will be given to entrants, awards will be presented, and there will also be post-race refreshments........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Hydropower News

    Company Abandons River Turbine Plans........

 

Free Flow Power originally had planned to install power generating turbines atop pylons on the bottom of the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Retired Brigadier General Robert Crear, a board member of Free Flow Power, told a civic club in Vicksburg, Mississippi River that the company will be abandoning these plans, in favor installing the turbines on existing dams........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Mississippi River At Dubuque, Iowa

     Dubuque Polar Plunge Held Saturday........

 

Saturday, over 100 people jumped into the 41 degree water of the Mississippi River, as part of the 15th annual Dubuque Polar Plunge.  This year, there were 15 teams participating in the event.  Funds raised through this event benefit the Special Olympics Winter Games.  So far this year, the Dubuque Polar Plunge has raised over $35,000 for the Special Olympics Iowa........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 6:00AM

Missouri River At Port Neal, Iowa

     Heavy Equipment To Be Delivered By Barge........

 

Large equipment will be delivered to CF Industries' new facility at Port Neal, Iowa via barge.  This will be the first time in about ten years that barges have been used on that part of the Missouri River.  The barges will be moving equipment such as distillers  and reactors weighing up to 500 tons, and are up to 28 feet in diameter.  The large equipment will be used in the construction of a second ammonia plant at the CF complex.  The company manufactures fertilizer........

 

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

 

Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

 

No new incident reports



        Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

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

 

 

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

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

 

 

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stcharlesboat.com... http://stcharlesboat.com/
 

 

Updated 11-14-13

Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triangles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.

 

MILE 196.0 - DIVE/PIPELINE OPERATIONS
Continuing until further notice, dive/pipeline operations are being conducted in the vicinity of Mile 196.0, RDB. Work will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. An Onyx Services dive boat will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake

 

Upper Mississippi River - COPT Advisory

Due to current conditions, COTP Upper Mississippi has issued the following Safety Advisory; Upper Mississippi River Zone 28 (Mile 185.4 – Mile 109.9) Has entered the watch phase for low water conditions in accordance with the Upper Mississippi River WAP Annex.Mariners should exercise caution, beware of shifting channels, transit at their slowest safe speed near fleet areas and place heavy barge in middle of the tow. Industry should consider moving deep draft barges out of Zone 28. Mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or phone at (314) 269-2332 to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.

 

MILE 301.0 - L/D CLOSURE
On December 10 and 11, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day, L/D 22 in the vicinity of Mile 301.0, will be closed for maintenance. During this closure, towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls.

 

MISSOURI RIVER

MILE 8.2 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Burlington Northern Bridge; Repair work is being conducted on the bridge that will not impede normal river traffic. Estimated time of completion is January 1, 2014

 

MILE 27.1 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Wabash Railroad Bridge; Vertical clearance may be reduced to 78 feet above normal pool due to a containment extending 3 feet below low steel.
Work will be performed during daylight hours, from November 18, 2013 until November 30, 2013. The work crew will raise the containment if
requested and can be contacted by phone at (314) 568-8679.

 

MILE 44.0 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Shaft drilling is ongoing outside of the navigation channel. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move with advance notice by calling M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

 

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

 

 

American Boat Winterize Specials

Economy

Stabilize Gas

 Grease Fittings

 Start motor & fog motor

 Drain Motor

Materials  Add $6.00

 

V8...$85.00    V6...$84.00      4 cy...$64.00

 Fuel Injection add $25.00

 

$10.00 off labor rate on all other service work

10% off parts until 11-30-13

 

(314) 389-8686 St. Louis, Mo

Call for appointment

 

Website   http://www.americanboat.net

Metro East Levees

    Levee Work Is Making Progress........

 

On Thursday, Mike Peterson, chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District stated that they are wrapping up the above ground work on the Metro East Levees.  Those projects included closure and pump stations, gravity drains and relief wells.  The next phase of the levee project will be the installation of slurry trench cut off walls underground in the Upper and Lower Wood River areas........

 

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

Evandy's Boatel
    Illinois River at Naples

 

Evandy's is turning 1 year old!

That's right, we are getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary at Evandy's on Tuesday, November 19th. It's been quite a year and we are ready to celebrate. All next week beginning November 18th through the 22nd, we will be offering some great new menu specials and lots of daily giveaways including gift cards, Evandy's apparel, and even some St. Louis Blues Tickets. More details, specials, and giveaway details to follow. It's going to be a great week at Evandy's. We hope to see you at the Boatel to help us celebrate! Thank you for your continued support and patronage. -Cheers!
-Evandy's Boatel

 

From Facebook

 

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 Only a few days remain to vote for the CNN Hero of the Year!

Your vote (EVERYDAY) makes a difference. Please, help Chad and Living Lands & Waters by voting once a day, per email address, through November 17.
Click here to vote Chad Pregracke as the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year If Chad receives the most votes, LL&W will receive $250,000 to aid in our efforts of cleaning America's rivers.

Don't forget to share via social media and encourage others to continue voting daily.

Thank you for your continued support! #VoteChad #CNNHeroes

Sincerely,
The LL&W Team

From Facebook

 

 

The World Famous "D" Dock DJ's will be rockin'

   Sundowners at the Yacht Club this Saturday night.


OK fans... The World Famous "D" Dock DJ's will be rockin' Sundowners at the Yacht Club this Saturday night. It is the Yacht Club and Sundowners customer appreciation party.

The infamous "D" and "D" will be available before the show to sign autographs for our fans. No photos please.

This is the unofficial start of our Winter 2013-14 World Tour! It would be tragic if you missed the opening night of this historic and important tour.

As always. we play all of your requests (if we like them and you) so don't miss the unbelievable show!

Saturday Night (11/16/2013) at 8 pm.
Sundowners
105 Lake Village Drive
St. Charles MO 63301
When we turn on our stereo, it returns the favor.

314-706-2313             636 - 899 - 1093

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Thursday: $2 Wells       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!

Music & Such Updates

Friday November 1st Fall Hours Begin- opening at 2pm Thursday thru Sunday

Saturday Night November 16th Annual Pyc Pig Roast and Music

Friday Night November 22nd Music by Ricki lee Tanner

Closed November 28th thru December 1st for the week of Thanksgiving

 

Covered Dry Storage Available

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

 

River Journeys

     Engineers Build, Sail Solar Powered Canoe........

 

Two longtime engineers, Raymond Christe and Larry Kozak founded the CalypSol Group, who designed and built a two passenger solar powered canoe, which the CalypSol crew have taken on a journey down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.  The trip began in 2012, when they left Chicago, and in July 2013, they arrived at Mud Island in Memphis, Tennessee.  In May 2014, the third leg of the voyage, from Memphis to New Orleans, will be completed........

 

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

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

RiverBills Classifieds 

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One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified

Six months on the Classified Page

 

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

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

 

US Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake

     2013 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Meeting

 

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans for a public workshop to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Resort Conference Center in Carlyle, Illinois.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss dam safety and 2013 Water Control Operations. Presentations will be given by members of the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Control and Dam Safety staff. Following the presentations, the staff will host a question and answer session.

For more information, contact St. Louis District Water Control Office at 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63101, call (314)-331-8342 or (800)432-1208, or the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 801 Lake Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231, call (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

 

Source... US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

     Mercury Planning On Building Engine Blocks........

 

Mercury Marine intends to revitalize the sterndrive market by manufacturing their own gas sterndrive engine blocks, rather than sourcing them from the automotive industry, as the company is currently doing.  Mercury president Mark Schwabero stated that the company made the decision to shift their supply from automotive manufacturers for a variety of reasons, including CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards that make sense for automotive applications, but not marine applications........

 

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

 

 

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Website..... www.woodlandmarina.com

Facebook... www.facebook.com/woodlandmarina

 

Illinois River Near Seneca, Illinois

    New Barge Berth Opened At Biorefinery........

 

Recently, Renewable Energy Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new barge loading facility at REG's Seneca, Illinois biorefinery.  Officials were on hand to witness the first shipment of 420,000 gallons of biodiesel from the facility located on the Illinois River.  Brad Albin, REG Vice President stated that each barge full of biodiesel that leaves Seneca, equals approximately 65 truckloads of biodiesel........

 

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

 

 

LED boat lights

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

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

 

 

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

Big Kahuna.......................   Open Fri-Sun only in November until 11/24

Boathouse Food & Deck....   Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ CLOSED

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open all year

Kinder's Restaurant............  CLOSED

Longshot Saloon................  CLOSED

LaRosa Cantina.................. CLOSED

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Open Thursday thru Sunday

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

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

 

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Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 

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