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Aug 2015

08-11-15   -   08-20-15

 

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OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

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 20 August 2015

 

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Picture of the Day

 

The calm after the storms

 

 

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RiverBills Pictures of the Day.... were sent to us by Ramjet who hails out of Woodland Marina in the boat ...... Ginger G

 

Hi Bill,


Tuesday nights storms blew and rocked the docks hard. If it wasn't tied down, it's gone. I took a post storms sunset run last night. I can't remember the last time I had a hoodie on in August.

Ramjet

 

RiverBills Koozie Sighting

Sawbill Bay

Ontario, Canada

 

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A RiverBills Koozie Sighting.... was sent to us by Misti Hackman who hails out of Lake Center Marina

 

Hello RiverBill!

A big group of Weber's just went to Sawbill Bay in Ontario Canada to go fishing. I was using my RiverBill's Koozie and since many of us check your website daily we decided to take some pictures! We got pretty creative with the pictures and hung the koozie from the end of a fishing pole! Our group consisted of 7 brothers and 5 cousins. It was a great time, but now we are back home fishing in the Mississippi!

The first picture is of the whole group (minus one who took the picture)!

The second picture is 7 Weber brothers!

Misti Hackmann
Lake Center Marina

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting Page  

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The Boathouse

 

We are now open

Wednesday - Sunday

Sunday we serve breakfast from

9:00am - 11:00am

 

Catering menu.. click here

Daily Menu.... click here

 

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Boathouse Food and Deck Facebook Page

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Click here for Alton Marina website

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 Yesteryear's Picture of the day

 

 

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The Picture of YesterYear's in 2014.... was sent to us by Capt'n Dave Wilmouth who hails out of Grafton Harbor, C Dock.

 

Bill,

 

Congrats to Nathan and Mackenzie Rucker who tied the knot on Saturday  !

 

Dave

 

 

1989 260 Sea Ray   For Sale

 

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Description

 

HAS REBUILT 454, DUAL BATTERIES W/SWITCH TRIPLE BANK CHARGER, NEW TRANSOM ASSEMBLY & DRIVE, CAPTAINS CALL EXHAUST, NEW BATTERIES AND BILGE PUMP, ALL NEW INTERIOR VINYL AND WOOD, NEW COCK PIT COVER, TRIM TABS W/INDICATOR, SNAP IN COCKPIT CARPET, UPDATED CLARION MARINE CD PLAYER WITH JL AUDIO MARINE SPEAKERS AND DISPLAY REMOTE, SHIP TO SHORE RADIO, PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM, FRIDGE, SINK, TOILET WITH MACERATOR PUMP OUT AND TRANSOM SHOWER. COMES WITH 28 FT. YEAR DOCK AT MY RIVER HOME MARINA.

PRICE $ 13,500.00

MY RIVER HOME
CALL ANDY 314.566.5403
MARINA 636.899.0903

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Longshot Saloon Hours:
  
Thurs 4:00pm-11:00pm      Friday 11:00am-1:00am
   Saturday 11:00am-1:00am      Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm

 

Starting Saturday - August 15th the LaRosa will be open from 11am to dusk every Saturday and Sunday ONLY through October

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

618-786-PORT (7678)

 

St. Patrick’s Church Picnic
August 22 and 23
Grafton, Illinois
Come Join Us!! Just a Block from the Marina!!
Great Food and Music Throughout the Weekend!!
Games, Raffles and A Lot of Fun!!

Click here for more info

 

HAKUNA MATATA RIVERBOAT PRICING.. click here

 

River News !  

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Updated 13 August 2015

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Dredge Potter
- Potter docked at Service Base

 

Mississippi River

MILE 185.1 LOCK 27-MILE 194.2 REVETMENT MAINTENANCE, CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
Mobilization of floating plant starts 30 July 2015 with a estimated completion date of 30 Sept 2015. The construction contractor will be performing revetment maintenance, placing rip rap on the Chain of Rocks Canal West Levee. The work shall cause no impact to Navigation or Lock operation. Floating Plant with Crane - Marine Vessel (Al Goult). Boat Pilot: Steve Pohlman. Radio Channel 13. Floating Plant transporting stone - Marine Vessel (Keith Jocobson). Boat Pilot: Dan Eilerman. Radio Channel 13. All navigation interest should be alert and abide by, any special instructions issued by Lockmaster.

 

MILE 172.6 - MILE 172.0 - SUNK VESSEL - UPDATE
A 61-foot UTV has been reported capsized and sank in the vicinity of Mile 173.0, RDB. A USACE Survey Boat identified a submerged object approximately 50 feet off the channel side in the vicinity of Mile 172.2. The obstruction is marked with a white buoy. The object has 9.6 feet over the top as of July 20, 2015. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and to favor the center of the channel between approximate Miles 172.6 and 172.0.

 

MILE 212.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 212.0. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with a 9-foot draft on August 2, 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Illinois River
MILE 68.5 - MOORING CONSTRUCTION
Chemours Bell Plant. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V DREW SCOTT, a barge mounted crane and an equipment barge. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-working hours, the contractors floating plant will be moored at the worksite and lighted accordingly. The M/V DREW SCOTT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.

 

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

Items reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers

 

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http://www.tworiversmarina.com

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

Crews Dredging The Alton Marina........

 

Over the past three weeks, an excavator has been hard at work digging up muddy sediment from the Alton Marina, and placing it aboard a barge.

 

According to Karen Baker-Brncic, the General Manager of Alton Marina, this is the first time that the entire marina has been dredged since it opened in 1996.

 

The dredge work began on July 28, but it had been postponed due to the flooding earlier this year.  Harbor Master Greg Brown said that the dredging is expected to be completed on December 1........

 

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

WANTED !

Poly Lift

 8,000 or 10,000 pound poly lift.

Contact Kelly Green 314-239-4243

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

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Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

Body Found In River Is West Alton Man........

 

Early Monday morning, a body was discovered in the Mississippi River near the Lumiere Casino at St. Louis.  Officials say that the body has need identified as that of 33 year old Jason Hayes, of West Alton.

 

Hayes was believed to have been on the Missouri River in his boat checking equipment, when the boat collided with something.  The boat had been discovered about three miles downstream from where he put his boat in........

 

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

 

Mississippi River At Louisiana, Missouri

Pike County Bridge May Close Due To Poor Condition........

 

Concerns are high that a bridge linking Pike County, Missouri with Pike County, Illinois may close because it is in poor condition.  In 2014, the Missouri Department of Transportation placed weight limits on the Champ Clark Bridge.

 

The span opened in 1928, and residents claim that it is of vital importance to the local economy.  Resident Tim Carter says that closing the bridge would be devastating if the span were to close.

 

If the Champ Clark Bridge were shut down, the trip across the Mississippi River would increase from 10 minutes to about an hour........

 

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

 

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs. We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boat & Waverunners, Hurricane Deckboats, SanPan, AquaPatio, and Sweetwater Pontoons, along with our newest line of Crest Pontoons and Manitou

 

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Mississippi River Cruising

Spirit Of Peoria Offering Special Cruises........

 

During the next few months, the Spirit of Peoria riverboat will be offering a few special themed cruises.  The first is a Cabaret Dinner Cruise that will be held on August 26. 

 

The cruise will feature eight vocalists who will be performing a 45 minute cabaret style show, complete with show tunes and show stoppers.

 

The second themed cruise is a Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise, on September 23, which will allow passengers to try several award-winning wines from the Grafton Winery and Brewhaus while enjoying a sunset over the Great River Road........

 

Click here to read more from Meeting of the Great Rivers website.

 

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SWIM For Their SACRIFICE

Navy Veteran is Swimming Length of the Mississippi River

 

Chris Ring started his swim down the Mississippi on Saturday, June 6th, at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.  Saturday, June 6, was also the 71st anniversary of D-Day, Chris plans to finish at the Gulf of Mexico on Veteran’s Day.

 

The latest tracking map shows that Chris has been swimming for 75 days.

 

Click here for more information

Yacht Club of St. Louis

This Week's Lineup

 

Here's the line up! Thursday $5 burger and fries lunch special then taco bar opens at 5 $5.99 and $3 margaritas.

Friday night steak night and the Miller Hill Band.


Saturday pool party specials on steak and chicken kabobs and rum buckets Saturday night Ben from Ben and Toper plays 8-12.

Sunday breakfast buffet 10-12 $8.99 followed by fried chicken dinner Ben plays pool side!

Its going to be another great weekend cant wait to see you!
Michele Mareschael
 

Reprinted from Facebook

Grafton, IL

Riverside Flea Market this weekend

 

Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23:

Riverside Flea Market at the historic boatworks next to The Loading Dock in Grafton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Mississippi River At Quincy, Illinois

Bridge Lighting Ceremony Is Saturday........

 

Back in the 1990s, the idea of lighting Quincy's Bayview Bridge with decorative lights from dusk until dawn was first proposed.  This Saturday, the idea will become reality.

 

The City of Quincy 175th Anniversary Committee, and the Rotary Club will be hosting a bridge lighting ceremony.  The event will kick off at 3 pm at Clat Adams Bicentennial Park.  At 8:30 pm, the bridge will be lit, followed by a fireworks show.

 

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore says that the bridge lighting project has been a goal of community leaders for years.  Moore added that the lighting ceremony will highlight some of the color schemes that are available........

 

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

Coldwater Creek Near Hazelwood, Missouri

Corps Confirms Radioactive Contamination In Yards Near Creek........

 

On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that there is radioactive contamination in several residential yards along Coldwater Creek.

 

The Corps say that the contamination is a low level radioactive contamination of thorium 230, which is a uranium decay byproduct.  The pollution is the remnant of the country's early nuclear weapons program.

 

The radioactive contamination has likely been on the properties for several decades.  It was carried there by Coldwater Creek, which flows through several subdivisions before emptying into the Missouri River........

 

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

 

News Release From BoatUS



Paddle vs. Prop: Three Safety Tips for Stand Up Paddlers When Boats are Around

ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 19, 2015 – When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report. But as these human-powered watercraft become more common in crowded harbors, busy waterfronts and other navigable waterways, sharing the water with both recreational boats and commercial vessels requires paddlers to up their safety game. With many of its half-million members owning both boats and paddlecraft, BoatUS offers its unique look at the issue with three easy to remember safety rules for stand up paddlers.

When is a paddleboard a boat? According to the US Coast Guard an SUP is considered a “vessel,” so it’s important to understand certain boating responsibilities. Follow all local navigation rules and use common sense when paddling around other vessels that may not be as maneuverable or are restricted by their draft or size. Generally, a paddleboard is more easily able to turn and stop whereas larger craft take time and distance to stop. Typically, it is safest to pass astern of other vessels and let them cross in front of you. Try to avoid heavy boat traffic and pick a route away from congestion.

Practice defensive paddling: Defensive paddling is preventing collisions and mishaps in spite of the actions of others around you. Remember boats may travel faster than you do and can carry a large wake. Some boats have awkward blind spots that prevent good visibility at certain trim angles so don’t assume a boater can always see you, especially at dawn or dusk. Wear bright colors and wear your life jacket with a whistle attached. Falling in, or swimming in heavily trafficked areas can lead to the start of a bad chain of events. In narrow channels stay as far right as possible and avoid crossing busy lanes. If you must, cross perpendicular to the lane so you get across quickly. If in a group, cross as a compact group – spreading out in a line like a bunch of baby ducks hinders traffic and increases the chance for a collision.

Don’t leave home without it: A life jacket is the minimum gear – but it only works if you wear it so don’t leave it strapped to the board. If you’re concerned about comfort, take a look at high-tech, low-maintenance belt-pack inflatables or the newest vest designs that offer complete freedom of movement. Add a whistle - it will always beat yelling at the top of your lungs. Avoid paddling at night, but if you must, you’ll have to show a white light in sufficient time to avoid a collision. A flashlight or headlamp meets this requirement; a glow stick does not. And finally, a safety leash is most helpful in preventing an awkward and potentially dangerous separation from your board.

If you’d like to learn more about boating safely, visit the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water at www.BoatUS.org.

 

 

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

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Make your boat a RiverBills header picture !  Just send us a shot of your boat, keeping in mind that that the picture needs to be proportioned similar to one above of Marty Haugh's 1967 Lyman.  We will crop it, add your name, the boat name and year.

 

We have a few boats from last year that never got posted....  Look for them soon !

 

Send your pictures to riverbill@prodigy.net

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

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

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

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

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

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Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

Big Kahuna.......................  Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open

Froges Bar & Grill..............  Open all Year

Kinder's Restaurant............  Open

Longshot Saloon................  Open

LaRosa Cantina.................. Open

Riverside Bar & Grill............ Closed

Yacht Club of St. Louis.........Open

 

 

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 the latest blog

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest blog

 

Reprinted from Jalsails's Blog

Sailing on the Mardi Gras Blog

 

Click here to read Barry and Linda's latest blog

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip.  Email it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

 

 

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It's Wednesday!

 19 August 2015

 

Over 7.1 Million Boater Visits

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Picture of the Day

 

Cuivre Island Sunrise

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Phil Brennant

 

 

Bill,

 

This is a photo I took last Saturday morning, while out fishing for white bass, just down from Cuivre Island.


Thanks,
Phil Brennan
St. Charles, Mo.

 

1946 Cracker Box

Water Trial

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.... were taken Saturday morning on Dardenne Slough by Mary Tiemann and Little John's Marine Fabrication

 

 

Water Test of the

1946 Cracker Box Boat


I had a brief phone call from River Bill this evening.
He told me that there were many people following our project and to try and explain how it came out.
In a nut shell all I can say is OH BOY, but here is what pretty much happened.

We have been planning and working on this boat for almost a year.
Larry Slavic from Lake Center Marina owns the boat.
Larry, My Son Randy, Theresa, and myself have put in countless hours recreating the wheel.
Our plan was to put it in the water early Saturday morning without much of a crowd.
Larry has owned the boat for over thirty years and never had it in the water.
Saturday was the first time since 1952 that the boat has floated.
We had no idea what to expect. With that being said, Our move was to put Randy, A licensed race driver, in full race gear, and a chase rescue boat per say on the first trip out.
A good plan as it would sound , on a great morning and quiet water, I guess did not go that bad.
Our biggest problem was that my Dog Charlie decided to jump out of the chase boat somewhere between 30 and 50 MPH. NEVER ACUSE CHARLIE OF BEING INTELLIGENT but I bet he rethinks that one before doing it again. That is another story in itself, but back to the boat.

The boat handled pretty well but would simply shut off at 3500 RPM
We felt comfortable with handling and took turns driving, including me.
When we took it back to Lake Center and put it on the hoist, a group had assembled to have a look.
In a very brief conversation with Bud, and the crew from Lake Center. We were immediately told what the problem was. These guys work with EFI Mercs every day A clogged screen in the bottom of the fuel pump. It was agreed that they should fix it when they had time,, But had no idea it would be in 30 minutes. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CREW AT LAKE CENTER You made a lot of people happy that day.
 

BACK TO THE WATER
An easy 60 MPH and amazingly stable We all feel the boat is safe and as fast as it really needs to be at this time
I guess we have another boat on our team
 

                           LJ

 

 

 

Crackerbox Racing Boats
http://vintage-crackerbox-boat.blogspot.com/

 

The Boathouse

 

We are now open

Wednesday - Sunday

Sunday we serve breakfast from

9:00am - 11:00am

 

Catering menu.. click here

Daily Menu.... click here

 

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Boathouse Food and Deck Facebook Page

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Click here for Alton Marina website

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 Yesteryear's Picture of the day

 

 

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The Picture of YesterYear's in 2014.... was sent to us by Tina Bohrer of the boat.....  Cabo Wabo Dreaming

 

Bill,

We saw this Sunday on the river while headed to Cedar Hill for lunch.

Please ask people what it is?

Looked like a moving junk yard.

 

Thanks,

Tina Bohrer -

Cabo Wabo Dreaming

 

RiverBill says....  It's Chad Pregracke's tug boat and barges of Living lands and Waters.  There is a Great Mississippi River Cleanup this Saturday in Clinton/Camanche, IA.

 

1989 260 Sea Ray   For Sale

 

click pic to enlarge

Description

 

HAS REBUILT 454, DUAL BATTERIES W/SWITCH TRIPLE BANK CHARGER, NEW TRANSOM ASSEMBLY & DRIVE, CAPTAINS CALL EXHAUST, NEW BATTERIES AND BILGE PUMP, ALL NEW INTERIOR VINYL AND WOOD, NEW COCK PIT COVER, TRIM TABS W/INDICATOR, SNAP IN COCKPIT CARPET, UPDATED CLARION MARINE CD PLAYER WITH JL AUDIO MARINE SPEAKERS AND DISPLAY REMOTE, SHIP TO SHORE RADIO, PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM, FRIDGE, SINK, TOILET WITH MACERATOR PUMP OUT AND TRANSOM SHOWER. COMES WITH 28 FT. YEAR DOCK AT MY RIVER HOME MARINA.

PRICE $ 13,500.00

MY RIVER HOME
CALL ANDY 314.566.5403
MARINA 636.899.0903

Featured Classifieds  

       

 

More Boats on RiverBills

"All Classifieds Page"

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My River Home website  facebook            Longshot Saloon facebook

The Cabana at the La Rosa facebook

 

Longshot Saloon Hours:
  
Thurs 4:00pm-11:00pm      Friday 11:00am-1:00am
   Saturday 11:00am-1:00am      Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm

 

Starting Saturday - August 15th the LaRosa will be open from 11am to dusk every Saturday and Sunday ONLY through October

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

618-786-PORT (7678)

 

St. Patrick’s Church Picnic
August 22 and 23
Grafton, Illinois
Come Join Us!! Just a Block from the Marina!!
Great Food and Music Throughout the Weekend!!
Games, Raffles and A Lot of Fun!!

Click here for more info

 

HAKUNA MATATA RIVERBOAT PRICING.. click here

 

River News !  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com

 

Updated 13 August 2015

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Dredge Potter
- Potter docked at Service Base

 

Mississippi River

MILE 185.1 LOCK 27-MILE 194.2 REVETMENT MAINTENANCE, CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
Mobilization of floating plant starts 30 July 2015 with a estimated completion date of 30 Sept 2015. The construction contractor will be performing revetment maintenance, placing rip rap on the Chain of Rocks Canal West Levee. The work shall cause no impact to Navigation or Lock operation. Floating Plant with Crane - Marine Vessel (Al Goult). Boat Pilot: Steve Pohlman. Radio Channel 13. Floating Plant transporting stone - Marine Vessel (Keith Jocobson). Boat Pilot: Dan Eilerman. Radio Channel 13. All navigation interest should be alert and abide by, any special instructions issued by Lockmaster.

 

MILE 172.6 - MILE 172.0 - SUNK VESSEL - UPDATE
A 61-foot UTV has been reported capsized and sank in the vicinity of Mile 173.0, RDB. A USACE Survey Boat identified a submerged object approximately 50 feet off the channel side in the vicinity of Mile 172.2. The obstruction is marked with a white buoy. The object has 9.6 feet over the top as of July 20, 2015. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and to favor the center of the channel between approximate Miles 172.6 and 172.0.

 

MILE 212.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 212.0. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with a 9-foot draft on August 2, 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Illinois River
MILE 68.5 - MOORING CONSTRUCTION
Chemours Bell Plant. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V DREW SCOTT, a barge mounted crane and an equipment barge. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-working hours, the contractors floating plant will be moored at the worksite and lighted accordingly. The M/V DREW SCOTT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.

 

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

Items reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Click here for more information

 

http://www.tworiversmarina.com

Palisades Yacht Club

For Sale

Reprinted from Facebook...  click here

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Missouri River Near St. Charles, Missouri

Race For The Rivers Event Coming Up........

 

Paddlers interested in getting into a competitive river race, or perhaps a little laid-back family fun can find it at the Race for the Rivers 2015, which will be held on August 29.

 

The focus of the event is water education, restoration, and recreation, and The Greenway Network will holding their seventh annual Missouri River paddling event.

 

Paddlers will be able to choose between two canoe and kayak races, a 20 mile race and a 40 mile race.  The event will also include The Festival, that will feature food, music and more at St. Charles' Frontier Park........

 

Click here to read more from historicstcharles.com.

Click here to visit the Race for the Rivers website.

 

WANTED !

Poly Lift

 8,000 or 10,000 pound poly lift.

Contact Kelly Green 314-239-4243

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

City Council OKs Development Of Riverfront Plans........

 

Tuesday, the Hannibal City Council authorized spending up to $27,500 to have the engineering firm, Klingner & Associates, develop three project concepts for the Hannibal riverfront.

 

Andy Dorian, the Parks and Recreation Director, said that a committee comprised of city officials interviewed three local engineering firms, selecting Klingner & Associates based upon their experience with projects on the Mississippi River, and their working relationships with agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

 

There will be several factors under consideration during the concept generation phase, including repairs to existing infrastructure, accommodations for riverboat docking, and a cost/benefit analysis of Hannibal's marina........

 

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

River History....

 

August 19, 2007 in River History

 
The upper Mississippi had a record rainfall, causing flooding and mudslides from Winona, Minnesota to Genoa and Viroqua, Wisconsin.

 

This so-called 1000 year rainfall dumped almost a foot of rain in 2 days.

 

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

Extensive Renovations In Store For Clemens Law Offices........

 

Over the next year, one of several landmarks that symbolize Mark Twain's ties to Hannibal will be undergoing a restoration.  Work started on Monday morning at the John M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office, with the removal of furnishings and artifacts.

 

According to Henry Sweets, the executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, crews will be removing the interior wall coverings and siding from the building, allowing access to the structure's timbers so that workers can correct the visible rightward lean.

 

Sweets says that the building settled over the past fifty years, and over time, the structure has become very fragile.  He added that the building needs some tender love and care........

 

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

 

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs. We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boat & Waverunners, Hurricane Deckboats, SanPan, AquaPatio, and Sweetwater Pontoons, along with our newest line of Crest Pontoons and Manitou

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles boat & Motor Facebook

Boat Sales

Sales Gains Continued In July........

 

During July, the recreational boat industry saw sales gains across the board of 5%, led by typical summer fun boats:  jetboats, personal watercraft, and ski boats.

 

Personal watercraft and jetboats saw double digit sales gains during July, and made up for the nearly flat performance of the main powerboat segments.

 

Across the industry, boat sales totaled 25,778, an increase of 5.3% from 24,489 during July 2014.  Ryan Kloppe, Statistical Surveys national marine sales manager, said that July is usually the third or fourth best sales month each year........

 

Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.com

 

Boat Manufacturer

Brunswick Mourns Vice President Of Lowe Boats.........

 

Monday, the Brunswick Boat Group said that they were saddened by the passing of David Kirkland, the vice president of commercial operations for Lowe Boats.  Kirkland passed away Thursday at his home in Lebanon, Missouri at the age of 59.

 

Brunswick Boat Group stated that Kirkland's contributions to Lowe Boats and Brunswick over the past several decades will leave a lasting impression on the boating industry.

 

Kirkland began working for Lowe Boats in 1988 on the assembly line, eventually holding many positions with the company.  In 2004, Brunswick acquired Lowe Boats, and Kirkland served as a senior vice president of freshwater sales, eventually being promoted to the position he held at the time of his passing........

 

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

 

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SWIM For Their SACRIFICE

Navy Veteran is Swimming Length of the Mississippi River

 

Chris Ring started his swim down the Mississippi on Saturday, June 6th, at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.  Saturday, June 6, was also the 71st anniversary of D-Day, Chris plans to finish at the Gulf of Mexico on Veteran’s Day.

 

The latest tracking map shows that Chris has been swimming for 74 days.

 

Click here for more information

Boat Show News

New Events Slated For The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show........

 

Some new attractions are lined up for the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will take place November 5-9, 2015.

 

Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management says that this year is an exciting one for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, as there will be enhancements introduced.

 

Organizers have lined up a VIP Boat Show Experiences program, that offers registered guests on-site valet parking, entry to the boat show, all-day access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge which will feature a premium open bar and gourmet food........

 

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

Yacht Club of St. Louis

This Week's Lineup

 

Here's the line up! Thursday $5 burger and fries lunch special then taco bar opens at 5 $5.99 and $3 margaritas.

Friday night steak night and the Miller Hill Band.


Saturday pool party specials on steak and chicken kabobs and rum buckets Saturday night Ben from Ben and Toper plays 8-12.

Sunday breakfast buffet 10-12 $8.99 followed by fried chicken dinner Ben plays pool side!

Its going to be another great weekend cant wait to see you!
Michele Mareschael
 

Reprinted from Facebook

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Missouri State Highway Patrol

News Release


Lake of the Ozarks -- Shootout Boat Race Information

Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer, Troop F, Jefferson City, would like to remind boaters of the upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Shootout boat race event being held near the Hurricane Deck Bridge on Lake of the Ozarks. The event will take place from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, August 29, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 30. Boating traffic will be restricted to no wake, idle speed from the 31.5-mile marker to the 36-mile marker of the main channel due to the event. The no wake, idle speed restriction will begin 30 minutes prior to the event start time each day and will continue to be enforced up to 30 minutes after the last race each day. The race course itself will stretch from approximately the 33-mile marker to the 34.7-mile marker on the southwest side of the main channel. There will be a 400-foot buffer zone between the race course and designated spectator area.

Boaters wishing to enter or exit coves blocked by the race course during the event will be allowed to do so upon the signal of Missouri State Highway Patrol marine operations troopers, or other authorized event personnel, at the earliest and safest opportunity. Every attempt will be made to minimize inconvenience to boaters navigating in the area.

Anchoring will be allowed in the designated spectator area on the northeast side of the main channel. There will be event volunteers on the water to assist spectators in locating the designated spectator area and safely anchoring vessels. Boaters are encouraged to use caution while traveling to and from the event, since a large turnout from the boating public is expected.

Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to be restrained are NOT at the time of the traffic crash. The Patrol urges motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Join us in supporting the Drive To Zero Highway Deaths. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

 

Reprinted from Sate Highway Patrol.. click here

Missouri State Highway Patrol

News Release


Troop F Announces Certified Boating Safety Program To Be Conducted In Jefferson City

Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announces a boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Troop F Headquarters located at 2920 North Shamrock Road, Jefferson City. There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or sack lunch to the training. For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the Patrol’s home page under “Training.”

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card along with a picture I.D. anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15.

For further information please call Corporal John M. Sellers at (573) 751-1000.

Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to be restrained are NOT at the time of the traffic crash. The Patrol urges motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Join us in supporting the Drive To Zero Highway Deaths. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

 

Reprinted from Sate Highway Patrol.. click here

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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.

 

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RiverBills Facebook Page

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Make your boat a RiverBills header picture !  Just send us a shot of your boat, keeping in mind that that the picture needs to be proportioned similar to one above of Marty Haugh's 1967 Lyman.  We will crop it, add your name, the boat name and year.

 

We have a few boats from last year that never got posted....  Look for them soon !

 

Send your pictures to riverbill@prodigy.net

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

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

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

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

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

Big Kahuna.......................  Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open

Froges Bar & Grill..............  Open all Year

Kinder's Restaurant............  Open

Longshot Saloon................  Open

LaRosa Cantina.................. Open

Riverside Bar & Grill............ Closed

Yacht Club of St. Louis.........Open

 

 

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 the latest blog

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest blog

 

Reprinted from Jalsails's Blog

Sailing on the Mardi Gras Blog

 

Click here to read Barry and Linda's latest blog

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Little John's Moptorsports... Click here

Little Johns Marine Service...  Click here

Picture of the Day

2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

Mississippi Joe's family

was at the

Blessing of the Fleet

Mississippi Joe and wife Karen

celebrated 46 years of marriage

at Palisades Yacht Club during the Blessing of the Fleet

 

Sherri and Emily with

 Joe J. and Joe S.

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.... were taken at the Mary Tiemann at Palisades Yacht Club during the Blessing of the Fleet

 

 

Mississippi Joe ( Kaufman ) and his wife Karen had our picture taken yesterday by Mary Beth with Emily & Sherri the River Bills Girls. We celebrated our 46 years of marriage yesterday with the party at “Blessing of the Fleet”.

 

My son Joe S. & grandson Joe J. also had their picture taken with the River Bills Girls. Three generations of Joe Kaufman’s !!


Thanks
Mississippi Joe

 

 

 

RiverBill says... "Hey Joe" here are the pictures

 

CONGRATS to Karen and Joe

on 46 Years of Marriage !

 

Picture of the Day

 

2015 Blessing of the Fleet

Pics

By Mary Tiemann

 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

 

Palisades Yacht Club

 

The parade of boats nearing Our Lady of the Rivers

 

 

 

Darryll Weil and the

Orchard Farm Fire Rescue Team

 

Craig Tredway

awaiting radio call to contact the next winning boat

 

The Totally Toasted Food Truck

 

Darryll Weil, President of the Blessing of the Fleet, making sure all runs smoothly

 

RiverBills Girls

Sherri and Emily

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.... were taken Saturday at the 2015 Blessing of the Fleet.

 

 

 

 

Check out all the RiverBills Pics from the Blessing of the Fleet in RiverBills Photo Gallery..  Click here

 

The Boathouse

 

We are now open

Wednesday - Sunday

Sunday we serve breakfast from

9:00am - 11:00am

 

Catering menu.. click here

Daily Menu.... click here

 

Click here to go to the

Boathouse Food and Deck Facebook Page

click ad to enlarge

 

Click here for Alton Marina website

Click here to go to the Alton Marina Facebook Page

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the day

 

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

The Catch of the Day in 2014.... was sent to us by Pam Dinzebach who hails out of Eagles Landing Marina...

 

Pam sent us a picture of  (L to R) Shelly, Amiee, Mel, Lorie and Mary at the Boathouse on Saturday night...  All smiles and having fun while Rail was rocking.

 

1989 260 Sea Ray   For Sale

 

click pic to enlarge

Description

 

HAS REBUILT 454, DUAL BATTERIES W/SWITCH TRIPLE BANK CHARGER, NEW TRANSOM ASSEMBLY & DRIVE, CAPTAINS CALL EXHAUST, NEW BATTERIES AND BILGE PUMP, ALL NEW INTERIOR VINYL AND WOOD, NEW COCK PIT COVER, TRIM TABS W/INDICATOR, SNAP IN COCKPIT CARPET, UPDATED CLARION MARINE CD PLAYER WITH JL AUDIO MARINE SPEAKERS AND DISPLAY REMOTE, SHIP TO SHORE RADIO, PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM, FRIDGE, SINK, TOILET WITH MACERATOR PUMP OUT AND TRANSOM SHOWER. COMES WITH 28 FT. YEAR DOCK AT MY RIVER HOME MARINA.

PRICE $ 13,500.00

MY RIVER HOME
CALL ANDY 314.566.5403
MARINA 636.899.0903

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My River Home website  facebook            Longshot Saloon facebook

The Cabana at the La Rosa facebook

 

Longshot Saloon Hours:
  
Thurs 4:00pm-11:00pm      Friday 11:00am-1:00am
   Saturday 11:00am-1:00am      Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm

 

Starting Saturday - August 15th the LaRosa will be open from 11am to dusk every Saturday and Sunday ONLY through October

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

618-786-PORT (7678)

 

HAKUNA MATATA RIVERBOAT PRICING.. click here

 

River News !  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

http://www.polestarboatingcenter.com

 

Updated 13 August 2015

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Dredge Potter
- Potter docked at Service Base

 

Mississippi River

MILE 185.1 LOCK 27-MILE 194.2 REVETMENT MAINTENANCE, CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
Mobilization of floating plant starts 30 July 2015 with a estimated completion date of 30 Sept 2015. The construction contractor will be performing revetment maintenance, placing rip rap on the Chain of Rocks Canal West Levee. The work shall cause no impact to Navigation or Lock operation. Floating Plant with Crane - Marine Vessel (Al Goult). Boat Pilot: Steve Pohlman. Radio Channel 13. Floating Plant transporting stone - Marine Vessel (Keith Jocobson). Boat Pilot: Dan Eilerman. Radio Channel 13. All navigation interest should be alert and abide by, any special instructions issued by Lockmaster.

 

MILE 172.6 - MILE 172.0 - SUNK VESSEL - UPDATE
A 61-foot UTV has been reported capsized and sank in the vicinity of Mile 173.0, RDB. A USACE Survey Boat identified a submerged object approximately 50 feet off the channel side in the vicinity of Mile 172.2. The obstruction is marked with a white buoy. The object has 9.6 feet over the top as of July 20, 2015. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and to favor the center of the channel between approximate Miles 172.6 and 172.0.

 

MILE 212.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 212.0. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with a 9-foot draft on August 2, 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Illinois River
MILE 68.5 - MOORING CONSTRUCTION
Chemours Bell Plant. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V DREW SCOTT, a barge mounted crane and an equipment barge. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-working hours, the contractors floating plant will be moored at the worksite and lighted accordingly. The M/V DREW SCOTT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.

 

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

Items reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Click here for more information

 

http://www.tworiversmarina.com

Illinois River Near Morris, Illinois

Michigan Sent Crew To Illinois To Practice Dealing With Carp........

 

In early August, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources dispatched an 11 man team to Illinois for a little practice in dealing with leaping Asian carp.

 

The Michigan DNR recently released a video shot along the Illinois River near Morris, Illinois, which shows hundreds of silver and bighead carp leaping from the water.

 

Seth Herbst, an aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Michigan DNR says that over three days several thousands of carp were removed from the river.  They were sent to a processor to be turned into fertilizer........

 

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

 

WANTED !

Poly Lift

 8,000 or 10,000 pound poly lift.

Contact Kelly Green 314-239-4243

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Saturday, August 29

Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Alton Food Truck Festival Coming Up........

 

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater will be hosting the Alton Food Truck Festival.  The free event starts at 4 pm, and is sponsored by Sauce Magazine.

 

According to Rebecca Ryan, the Event Coordinator of Sauce Magazine, the event is an excellent opportunity for Alton to be introduced to the food truck culture. 

 

Several food trucks from the St. Louis area will be at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, which is a short walk from the Alton Marina, including Sarah's Cake Shop, Steak Louie, Taco Truck STL, Tyford;s BBQ and Catering, Zia's On The Hill, and many more........

 

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

 

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs. We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boat & Waverunners, Hurricane Deckboats, SanPan, AquaPatio, and Sweetwater Pontoons, along with our newest line of Crest Pontoons and Manitou

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles boat & Motor Facebook

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

Officials Trying To Determine Body's Identity........

 

Monday morning, a body was found in the Mississippi River near the Lumiere Casino in St. Louis.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol is trying to determine the identity of the body.

 

Officials are trying to determine if the body is that of a missing West Alton man.  The body had been discovered nearly two days after 33 year old Jason Hayes was reported missing.

 

Hayes had been reported missing Saturday evening, after his truck was discovered near the boat ramp at West Alton.  Later Saturday evening, his boat was found on the Missouri River, near Pelican Island........

 

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

 

 Click here  Yacht Club of St. Louis Website

 Click here  Yacht Club of St. Louis Facebook Page

SWIM For Their SACRIFICE

Navy Veteran is Swimming Length of the Mississippi River

 

Chris Ring started his swim down the Mississippi on Saturday, June 6th, at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.  Saturday, June 6, was also the 71st anniversary of D-Day, Chris plans to finish at the Gulf of Mexico on Veteran’s Day.

 

The latest tracking map shows that Chris has been swimming for 73 days.

 

Click here for more information

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Boat Manufacturer

Cause Of Northern Marine Yacht Capsizing Revealed........

 

Over a year after an 85-foot Northern Marine yacht capsized shortly after it's launch, investigators have revealed the reason he vessel turned turtle.

 

In May of 2014, the Baaden capsized and sank upon launch, generating a viral video, and bringing about the closure of Northern Marine's parent company, New World Yacht Builders.

 

Approximately three weeks ago, the National Transportation Safety Board released a report that cited the likely cause of the accident as the combined effects of an error made in the final weighing of the vessel, causing an incorrect assessment of it's center of gravity, as well as an overestimation of the ballast weight installed........

 

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

Mississippi River Near St. Paul, Minnesota

Native Mussel Species Making A Comeback In The River........

 

A type of native mussel species is making a comeback in the Upper Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.  These mussels had been wiped out by pollution.

 

The mussels died out after farm runoff, industrial waste and sewage tainted the river.  Approximately 15 years ago, biologists found that some mussel species were returning, due to the efforts made in improving water quality.

 

Tamara Smith, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said that mussels are akin to a canary in a coal mine, if they are doing badly, the water quality is poor, if they thrive, the water quality is good........

 

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

 

Lake Michigan In Benton Harbor, Michigan

Man Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Aboard Boat........

 

Sunday afternoon, a man died, and several others, including some first responders had to be treated for carbon monoxide exposure aboard a boat in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

 

According to the Berrien County Sheriff's Department, the victims were below decks aboard the vessel when they were called out.  53 year old Leonard Anthony Russian had been pronounced dead on the scene.

 

Reportedly, the Berrien County Sheriff had received reports of an unknown medical emergency aboard a vessel on Lake Michigan, off Jean Klock Park.  Responders located three people below decks, and they were transported to the hospital.........

 

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

 

 

Meramec River Near Stanton, Missouri

Deputies Called Out To The River For Domestic Assault........

 

On Saturday, 32 year old Nathan Mitchell was arrested for allegedly holding a woman's head underwater.  Mitcheell has been charged with domestic assault, and his bond has been set at $75,000.

 

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office reports that they were called out to the 1000 block of Hwy W in Stanton for a domestic assault.  Witnesses allege that at one point, Mitchell was pushing a female's head under water, and holding it there.  Other floaters nearby pulled the female away, and assaulted Mitchell.

 

Mitchell was later found in a motel room with injuries to his face and eye from the exchange with the other floaters.  Reportedly, Mitchell resisted arrest, causing Deputies to tase him, bringing him into compliance........

 

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

 RiverBills Classifieds

   List Your Boat From

   "Now" until "February 2016" for $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.

 

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RiverBills Facebook Page

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Make Your Boat a RiverBills Header Picture

   

Make your boat a RiverBills header picture !  Just send us a shot of your boat, keeping in mind that that the picture needs to be proportioned similar to one above of Marty Haugh's 1967 Lyman.  We will crop it, add your name, the boat name and year.

 

We have a few boats from last year that never got posted....  Look for them soon !

 

Send your pictures to riverbill@prodigy.net

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

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

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

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

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

Big Kahuna.......................  Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open

Froges Bar & Grill..............  Open all Year

Kinder's Restaurant............  Open

Longshot Saloon................  Open

LaRosa Cantina.................. Opening Aug 15

Riverside Bar & Grill............ ????

Yacht Club of St. Louis.........Open

 

 

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 the latest blog

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest blog

 

Reprinted from Jalsails's Blog

Sailing on the Mardi Gras Blog

 

Click here to read Barry and Linda's latest blog

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

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. 

 

 

 

Little John's Moptorsports... Click here

Little Johns Marine Service...  Click here

It's Monday!

 17 August 2015

 

Over 7.1 Million Boater Visits

To The Always Changing

 e-Waters of RiverBills.com

 

Picture of the Day

 

2015 Blessing of the Fleet

Awards Ceremony at the

LaRosa Bar

Saturday, August 15, 2015

 

The RiverBills Girls were there handing out the goodies

Emily and Sherri

 

 

 

 

Master of Ceremonies

Tim Tighe

 

Some of the Winners

 Boat...  SS Minnow

 

 

Some of the Winners

 Boat...  SS Minnow

 

Some of the Winners

 Boat...  SS Minnow

 

Judges...  Rick and Gary

 

Thanks Denise

 For serving up the drinks and

handing out the RiverBills cups and koozies

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day.... were taken Saturday at the 2015 Blessing of the Fleet.

 

Some of the Winners are not pictured

 

 

Check out all the RiverBills Pics from the Blessing of the Fleet in RiverBills Photo Gallery..  Click here

 

The Boathouse

 

We are now open

Wednesday - Sunday

Sunday we serve breakfast from

9:00am - 11:00am

 

Catering menu.. click here

Daily Menu.... click here

 

Click here to go to the

Boathouse Food and Deck Facebook Page

click ad to enlarge

 

Click here for Alton Marina website

Click here to go to the Alton Marina Facebook Page

 

 Yesteryear's Picture of the day

 

 

Portage Sunset

 

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

The Catch of the Day in 2014.... was sent to us by Jan and Mark Muckensturm who hail out of Sioux harbor


 

Bill,

 

Great sunset last Saturday night (8/10/2013). Looking upriver from Portage des Sioux.

Jan and Mark Muckensturm
Hailing out of Sioux Harbor

 

1989 260 Sea Ray   For Sale

 

click pic to enlarge

Description

 

HAS REBUILT 454, DUAL BATTERIES W/SWITCH TRIPLE BANK CHARGER, NEW TRANSOM ASSEMBLY & DRIVE, CAPTAINS CALL EXHAUST, NEW BATTERIES AND BILGE PUMP, ALL NEW INTERIOR VINYL AND WOOD, NEW COCK PIT COVER, TRIM TABS W/INDICATOR, SNAP IN COCKPIT CARPET, UPDATED CLARION MARINE CD PLAYER WITH JL AUDIO MARINE SPEAKERS AND DISPLAY REMOTE, SHIP TO SHORE RADIO, PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM, FRIDGE, SINK, TOILET WITH MACERATOR PUMP OUT AND TRANSOM SHOWER. COMES WITH 28 FT. YEAR DOCK AT MY RIVER HOME MARINA.

PRICE $ 13,500.00

MY RIVER HOME
CALL ANDY 314.566.5403
MARINA 636.899.0903

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08/15/2015..Missouri River..Collision With Fixed Object

VESSEL 1 STRUCK AN UNKNOWN OBJECT CAUSING THE MOTOR TO BECOME DISLODGED FROM THE VESSEL. ASSISTED BY CPL J.R. BARLOW (774)

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08/16/2015..Table Rock Lake..Person(s) Impacts Watercraft

FALL WITHIN A BOAT. OPERATOR ENCOUNTERED LARGE BOAT WAKE. WHILE CROSSING IT, PASSENGER(MARTIN) WAS THROWN UPWARD AND CAME BACK DOWN IN A SEATED POSITION CAUSING INJURY TO HER BACK. EMS RESPONDED TO COMBS FERRY ACCESS WHERE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED BY MERCY EMS TO COX HOSPITAL IN BRANSON. NO DAMAGE TO BOAT. NO OTHER PROPERTY DAMAGE. INSURANCE NOT REQUIRED.

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Updated 13 August 2015

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Dredge Potter
- Potter docked at Service Base

 

Mississippi River

MILE 185.1 LOCK 27-MILE 194.2 REVETMENT MAINTENANCE, CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
Mobilization of floating plant starts 30 July 2015 with a estimated completion date of 30 Sept 2015. The construction contractor will be performing revetment maintenance, placing rip rap on the Chain of Rocks Canal West Levee. The work shall cause no impact to Navigation or Lock operation. Floating Plant with Crane - Marine Vessel (Al Goult). Boat Pilot: Steve Pohlman. Radio Channel 13. Floating Plant transporting stone - Marine Vessel (Keith Jocobson). Boat Pilot: Dan Eilerman. Radio Channel 13. All navigation interest should be alert and abide by, any special instructions issued by Lockmaster.

 

MILE 172.6 - MILE 172.0 - SUNK VESSEL - UPDATE
A 61-foot UTV has been reported capsized and sank in the vicinity of Mile 173.0, RDB. A USACE Survey Boat identified a submerged object approximately 50 feet off the channel side in the vicinity of Mile 172.2. The obstruction is marked with a white buoy. The object has 9.6 feet over the top as of July 20, 2015. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and to favor the center of the channel between approximate Miles 172.6 and 172.0.

 

MILE 212.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 212.0. A M/V reportedly grounded at this location with a 9-foot draft on August 2, 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

Illinois River
MILE 68.5 - MOORING CONSTRUCTION
Chemours Bell Plant. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V DREW SCOTT, a barge mounted crane and an equipment barge. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-working hours, the contractors floating plant will be moored at the worksite and lighted accordingly. The M/V DREW SCOTT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.

 

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

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Missouri River Near West Alton, Missouri

A Boat Has Been Recovered, A Man Is Still Missing........

 

Responders are looking for a man after finding a 1998 Lowe Guardian on the Missouri River, approximately two miles downriver from Pelican Island.  The boat had been damaged after striking an unknown object. 

 

According to Rivers Pointe Fire Chief Richard Pender, they are still looking for 33 year old Jason Hayes, who with the boat, went missing Saturday morning.  Hayes had been checking trotlines.

 

The St. Charles County Police Department, the Rivers Points Fire District, Orchard Farm Fire, and Christian Northeast Hospital are participating in the search........

 

Click here to read this news report from ksdk.com.  With Videos.

 

 

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Mississippi River Near Cahokia, Illinois

700 Year Old Canoe Part Of New Exhibit At Cahokia Mounds........

 

Starting Sunday, visitors to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will be able to see a 700 year old canoe that is part of a new exhibit called Wetlands and Waterways:  The Key to Cahokia.

 

The canoe had been recovered from the St. Francis River, and only recently relocated to Cahokia Mounds for the new exhibit........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from fox2now.com.  With Photo and Map.

 

 

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Mississippi River At Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Dredging, Levee Funding Focus Of Corps Meeting........

 

On Friday morning, residents of Southeastern Missouri and Illinois attended a meeting hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers aboard the M/V Mississippi.

 

The Corps were in Cape Girardeau as part of their annual low water inspection trip, during which members of the Mississippi River Commission travel the river, and it's tributaries to discuss local issues.

 

Major General Michael C. Wehr thanked the thirteen speakers for voicing their concerns, which covered a variety of topics, but primarily focused on funding issues........

 

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

 

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SWIM For Their SACRIFICE

Navy Veteran is Swimming Length of the Mississippi River

 

Chris Ring started his swim down the Mississippi on Saturday, June 6th, at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.  Saturday, June 6, was also the 71st anniversary of D-Day, Chris plans to finish at the Gulf of Mexico on Veteran’s Day.

 

The latest tracking map shows that Chris has been swimming for 72 days.

 

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Mark Twain Lake

The Beaches At Mark Twain Lake Are Open........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake recently announced that the lake's elevation has fallen enough to reopen all of the public beaches and boat launch ramps.

 

Visitors are free to visit the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, or they may camp at the Indian Creek, Frank Russell, and Ray Behrens campgrounds.......

 

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

Lake Of The Ozarks

Man Dies After Being Struck By Boat Wake........

 

A medical emergency, and a boat wake to the face are being cited in the death of a California man along the shoreline of Millstone Estates at the .5 Mile Marker of the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. 

 

Reportedly, 52 year old Raymond E. Duff jumped off of a pontoon boat into three to four feet of water prior to being struck in the face by a boat wake at around 2 pm Saturday.

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that it seems that the wake triggered a medical condition.  Two of the passengers aboard the pontoon tossed Duff a floatation device, and assisted him to the rocky rip-rap shoreline.  Emergency responders worked on him on the shoreline prior to taking him to the hospital, where has was declared dead........

 

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

 

Current River In Ripley County, Missouri

Body Of Missing Kayaker Found In The River........

 

The authorities are saying that the body of a kayaker that had gone missing last week while paddling on the Current River has been found. 

 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the body was that of 50 year old Russ O'Neil.  He was discovered at around 6 pm Sunday.

 

Ripley County Sheriff Ron Barnett said that O'Neil had been missing since late Thursday afternoon.  Reportedly, O'Neil had a medical condition with his leg and wore a brace.  His kayak had been found capsized in the river, along with some of his belongings........

 

Click here to read this news story from kfvs12.com.  With Video.

 

Savannah River Near Savannah, Georgia

Navy Divers Are Raising The CSS Georgia........

 

After spending the past 150 years on the bottom of the Savannah River, Navy divers are working to raise the Confederate warship, the CSS Georgia.

 

In late June, started working on recovering unexploded ordinance, cannons, and other artifacts from the riverbed.  Just last week, they started their final project, raising the approximately 250,000 pounds of the ironclad vessel's armored siding.

 

The crew of the CSS Georgia scuttled the vessel in December of 1864, to prevent U.S. General William T. Sherman from capturing the gunship when Union forces took Savannah.........

 

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

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2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us Capt'n Mark Newlin who hails out of Portage des Sioux

 

Hey Bill
Watched the Blessing from little mud-beach. Was quite a turnout. Perfect day weather wise too.

 

Mark
 

Picture of the Day

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2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us Sherry Doster

 

RiverBill says.....t's a pic taken at the LaRosa Bar after the Awards Ceromony with Steve Kyle’s REBEL TRAIN Band and the river in the background !  Lots of happy faces.

 

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2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

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The Picture of the Day.... was taken at the LaRosa Bar on Saturday by Jerry Rohe's Daughter.  So sorry, I can't remember the name.  Jerry is the owner of Liberty Harbor

 

It's Chef Greg ! 

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Picture of the Day

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2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

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The Picture of the Day.... was taken at the LaRosa Bar on Saturday.....

 

Nicole signing up folks for the

Con Trios Scavenger Hunt

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2015 Blessing of the Fleet

 

 

The Orchard Farm Fire-Rescue boat was there !

 

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Emily and Sherri, 

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Alton Marina

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us Dave Diederich who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat.....  Wind Dancer

 

 

Hi Bill,

I'm glad the beautiful weather is finally here. Here is a 360 degree panorama I took of Alton Marina.

See you on the river.

Dave Diederich
Wind Dancer
Alton Marina
 

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1946 Cracker Box Boat

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Somewhere in Florida

 

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The Boathouse

 

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The Catch of the Day in 2014.... was sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Street who hails out of Eagles landing


Hey Bill,

 

I've decided to put the Catfishing on hold and expand my fishing abilities to fishing with the river legend I'm sure you know the guy in the picture. We caught these Thursday morning in top secret locations.

 

Was good to see you the other day hope to see you soon have a great weekend..

 

Chuck Street

1989 260 Sea Ray   For Sale

 

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Added Sun at 5:00AM

08/15/2015..Stockton Lake..Collision With Watercraft

ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VESSEL ONE WAS TRAVELING DOWNSTREAM IN THE MAIN CHANNEL, NEAR MILE MARKER B2, AND SLOWED TO A STOP. VESSEL TWO FAILED TO GIVE WAY AND VESSEL TWO'S BOW STRUCK VESSEL ONE'S STERN. VESSEL TWO RAN OVER THE STERN TO HALF BOW, PORT SIDE, AND WENT AIRBORNE. AFTER IMPACT, VESSEL TWO LANDED RIGHT SIDE UP IN THE WATER. THE VESSEL OPERATOR OF VESSEL TWO LEFT THE SCENE. VESSEL ONE WAS TOWED IN BY A PASSING BOATER TO ORLEANS TRAIL MARINA. THERE WERE NO INJURIES

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Added Sun at 5:00AM

08/15/2015..Lake of the Ozarks..Collision With Watercraft

BOAT 1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO PULL OUT OF A SLIP, THEY EXPERIENCED A MECHANICAL FAILURE, AND WERE FORCED INTO BOAT 2 BY THE WIND AND WAVES.
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Added Sun at 5:00AM

08/15/2015..Lake of the Ozarks..Person(s) Departs Vehicle Voluntarily

***FATALITY BOATING ACCIDENT*** NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED*** ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS DRIVER 1 PULLED TO THE SHORELINE AND EXITED THE VESSEL VOLUNTARILY. DRIVER 1 STEPPED INTO THE WATER AND A WAKE STRUCK DRIVER 1 RESULTING IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. DRIVER 1 WAS PRONOUNCED AT LAKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL ER BY DR WILSON AT 1425. TROOP F'S BOATING FATALITY #1 FOR AUGUST AND # 4 FOR 2015.

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Added Sun at 5:00AM

08/15/2015..Long Branch Lake..Other

VICTIM FELL WHILE WATER SKIING. ASSISTED BY MACON CO SHF DEPT.
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Added Sun at 5:00AM

Missouri River At West Alton, Missouri

Officials Searching For Missing Man........

 

Responders are looking for a man after the discovery of a missing boat on the Missouri River, near West Alton, Missouri.  Reportedly, the man was missing after failing to return from checking trotlines Saturday morning.

 

According to Rivers Pointe Fire Chief Richard Pender, they are looking for a man after the discovery of an empty, damaged jon boat.

 

The St. Charles County Police Department, the Rivers Points Fire District, Orchard Farm Fire, and Christian Northeast Hospital are participating in the search........

 

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

 

 

Added Sun at 5:00AM

Paddling News From Rock Island, Illinois

Floatzilla Draws In Hundreds Of Canoes and Kayaks........

 

Saturday, around 1,200 people headed to the Mississippi River with their canoes and kayaks to participate in the sixth annual Floatzilla.

 

Attendees spent their Saturday paddling the river from five launch sites, ending up at Lake Potter  in Sunset Park, Rock Island, so that an official event group photo could be taken.

 

The photo was intended to break the world record for the largest raft of interconnected canoes and kayaks.  The current record stands at 3,150, at Inlet New York........

 

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