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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

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December 2019

 

 

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December 10, 2019

Upper Mississippi River

Lock Closures at Dams 6, 8 and 9........

 

 

Reprinted from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Facebook... click here

 

Upcoming Event... Dec 11, 2019

Old bakery Beer Company, Alton, IL

Letters to Legislators.....

 

Details

CALL TO ACTION FOR ST. LOUIS // ALTON CITIZENS:


Kitty (Kristen) Mertz, 1Mississippi's community action coordinator, &
Cory Davenport, a temporary organizer for the clean energy sector, invite you to take the opportunity in letting your voice be heard!

This event will allow us to reach out to the representatives in our district, regarding our Mighty Vessel, the Mississippi River.
1Mississippi is dedicated to restoring our River through Nutrient Pollution (Nitrogen/Phosphorus) Reduction, as well as expanding Natural Infrastructure along the banks such as floodplains/marshes/wetlands.

You will also have the opportunity to call your local legislators regarding clean energy, and how important the transition from fossil fuels is to our health and environment.

Appetizers will be provided to attendees.

Please join us in raising awareness to our representatives!

 

 

Saturday, Sunday December 14 - 15, 2019

Mississippi River At Hartford, Illinois

Arrival At Camp River Dubois Event Coming Up........

 

On Saturday and Sunday, December 14 - 15, the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be celebrating the 216th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrival at their winter encampment.

 

During the "Arrival at Camp River Dubois" event, reenactors and demonstrators will be interpreting what life was like for the Lewis and Clark Expedition as they wintered at Camp River Dubois between December 1803 and May 1804.

 

The "Arrival at Camp River Dubois" event is free and open to the public.  It will be held from 10 am to 4 pm inside the Interpretive Center........

 

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

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

1st Annual Grafton SantaCon

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Grafton, IL....

 


Lets Flood Grafton with Santa's,(or your favorite holiday character) Join us to get into the Christmas spirit. Wineries, shops, restaurants, The Sky Tram and ice skating rink are open. Please share with anyone who likes to have a good time!

 

Reprinted from 1st Annual Grafton SantaCom Facebook... click here

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Lock and Dam 25 Closure

Mississippi River at Winfield, Mo....

 

MILE 241.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., December 15, 2019 and continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 25 in the vicinity of Mile 241.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Lock and Dam 24 Closure

Mississippi River at Clarksville, Mo....

 

MILE 273.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., December 15, 2019 and continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Lock and Dam 27 Closure

Mississippi River at Granite City, IL ....

 

MILE 185.5 - L/D CLOSURE
On December 19, 2019, from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the L/D 27 (main chamber), in the vicinity of Mile 185.5, will be closed for inspection. Mariners should be alert for and abide by any special instructions from the lockmaster. lockmaster.

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Froge's Bar & Grill

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo....

 

Reprinted from Froge's Bar & Grill Facebook... click here

 


January 2020

 

 

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January 6-10, 2020

Boating Safety

11th Annual ABYC Standards Week Set.........

 

The American Boat & Yacht Council recently announced that they will be holding the 11th Annual ABYC Standards Week January 6th - 10th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

The ABYC is a not-for-profit organization that develops the safety standards concerning the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational vessels.

 

ABYC standards, which covers all major boat systems and a wide variety of topics including U.S. federal requirements, are continuously reviewed and revised by more than 400 volunteers contribute to Project Technical Committees.  During Standards week, the PTC meet and update the standards that are under review........

 

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

 

Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Lets Go Fishing Show

Gateway Convention Center
1 Gateway Dr, Collinsville, Illinois......

 

Reprinted from the Lets Go Fishing Show Facebook page.. click here

 

Wednesday, January 8 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL....

 

 

Reprinted from the Nashville Boatshow Facebook page.. click here

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cub Scout Eagle Day

National Great Rivers Museum

Mississippi River a Alton, IL....

 

Reprinted from the National Great Rivers Museum Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee....

 

Reprinted from the Nashville Boatshow Facebook page.. click here

 

Sunday January 26, 2020

Bald Eagle Festival

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL....

 

Do some shopping, sip some wine, enjoy our Famous Fried Chicken, and even...see an eagle!

Come out to Pere Marquette Lodge where you can not only be personally introduced to our nation’s most majestic symbol, but also shop our unique vendor booths, grab a bite to eat in our restaurant, taste locally made wines, listen to live music, experience our historic Lodge, and enjoy time with friends and family!

The festival will feature live music by the Flashback Duo and entertainment by the World Bird Sanctuary as they showcase the Bald Eagle and lots of other birds! They will have shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

The shows will be a wonderful opportunity to see and experience the magnificence of the Bald Eagle first hand! Tickets for the shows can be purchased online in advance or at the Front Desk at 10am the morning of the Festival. Please note that all shows sell out and we highly encourage you to get them in advance. If purchasing tickets online, make sure to print out a copy and bring it with you to the event. Entry into the Festival: FREE. Masters of the Sky Show: $5.

Purchase tickets in advance here:

11am Show: https://www.universe.com/events/masters-of-the-sky-eagle-show-11am-tickets-grafton-PNGCVH

1pm Show: https://www.universe.com/events/masters-of-the-sky-eagle-show-1pm-tickets-grafton-WQZTB4

3pm Show: https://www.universe.com/events/masters-of-the-sky-eagle-show-3pm-tickets-grafton-KR4S6M

 

 

Reprinted from Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 23 - Sunday January 26, 2020

Overland Park Boat Show

Overland Park Convention Center

Overland park Kansas....

 

Reprinted from the Overland park Boat Show Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow Facebook page.. click here


February 2020

 

 

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Friday, February 14 - Sunday February 23, 2020

Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel Show

Indiana State Fair Grounds....

 

Reprinted from Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show Facebook page.. click here

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Missouri Department of Conservation

Fish Gigging Season Ends

 

Missouri Fish Gigging Season Ends...

 

To read more click here

 


March 2020

 

 

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Thursday, March 05 - Sunday March 08, 2020

Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association

St. Charles Boat Show

St. Charles Convention Center, Saint Charles, MO....

 

Reprinted from the St. Charles Boat Show Facebook page.. click here

 

Friday, March 13 - Sunday March 15, 2020

Greater Chicago Boat Show

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Schaumburg, IL......

 

Reprinted from the Greater Chicago Boat Show website.. click here

 

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

1st Day of Spring

Burning of the Socks Party

RiverBills.com Place, Woodland Marina

 

Mark Your Calendars !

 

Welcome in Spring 2020 the Mariners way !

 

Burn those Winter Socks on the 1st Day of Spring

 in tribute to the coming of Warmer Weather !

 

 

It's a mariners tradition

To read more click here

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2019

Lock and Dam 25 Scheduled to Reopen

Mississippi River at Winfield, Mo....

 

MILE 241.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., December 15, 2019 and continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 25 in the vicinity of Mile 241.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lock and Dam 24 Scheduled to Reopen

Mississippi River at Clarksville, Mo....

 

MILE 273.4 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., December 15, 2019 and continuing until 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2020, L/D 24 in the vicinity of Mile 273.4, will be closed for maintenance. All navigation interests should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

 

Reprinted from "Local Notice To Mariners" report on the Navigation Center Website... click here

 

April 2020

 

 

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May 2020

 

 

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Chicago River at Downtown Chicago....

 

The Bridgehouse Museum will be opening back up for the season on May 9th, 2020.

 

376 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 6060

 

 

click here for more information about McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Friday - Sunday, May 15 - 17, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Monday - Wednesday, May 18 - 20, 2020

Inland Marine Expo

The Dome @ America's Center, St. Louis, MO....

 

IMX2020 is focused on celebrating the brown water community's rich history and providing the modern workforce with the tools, education and inspiration it needs to propel forward. The Waterways Journal invites the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry to gather in St. Louis for three days of networking and learning.

 

 

Reprinted from the Inland Marine Expo... click here

 


June 2020

 

 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Big Fish Ball

Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL....

 

The Big Fish Ball, held at the Westin Chicago River North, includes the opportunity to engage with amazing river wildlife, sip some delicious cocktails, and enjoy a three-course dinner. you'll also have a chance to win incredible raffle packages and bid on silent auction and live auction prizes. An after-party cruise through the sparkling canyons of Downtown Chicago tops the evening off. Contact Friends' Director of Development Kim Olsen-Clark for more information at kolsenclark@chicagoriver.org.

 

Saturday - Sunday, June 13 - 14, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice

The Longest Day Event For The Alzheimer's Association

 

THE DAY WITH THE MOST LIGHT

IS THE DAY WE FIGHT

 

The Longest Day will take place on June 20, 2020.

 

Keep your anchor right here for more information

about the Pool 26 River Crawl For A Cure....

 

 .Click here and check out The Longest Day website


July 2020

 

 

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July 1 - Sept 30, 2020

Illinois River

LaGrange Lock and Dam....

 

LaGrange Lock and Dam – Major Rehabilitation & Lock Machinery Replacement
Full closure scheduled July 1-Sept. 30
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Marseilles Lock and Dam....

 

Marseilles Lock and Dam – Upper Miter Gate Installation
Full closure scheduled July 6-Oct. 4 (Updated 8/2/2019)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam....

 

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam – Upper Bulkhead Recess Installation
Partial Closure scheduled July 6-Sept. 27 and Oct. 11-Oct. 14
Locks operational from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with a 70-ft width restriction and no ability to pull unpowered barges.
Full Closure scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 10
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Mid July / Early August, 2020

Illinois River

Peoria Lock and Dam ....

 

Peoria Lock and Dam – Dewatering for Maintenance and Inspection
Full closure scheduled to start mid-July/early Aug for 60+ days (Specific dates to be determined)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Saturday - Sunday, July 18 - 19, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Evansville, IL....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 


August 2020

 

 

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Saturday - Sunday, August 22 - 23, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Livermore, Ky....

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 


September 2020

 

 

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Saturday - Sunday, September 5 - 6, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO...

 

Reprinted from the Kentucky Drag Boa Association Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Alton Catfish Classic

Alton Amphitheater

2813 E Broadway, Alton, Illinois

 

 

Reprinted from the Alton Catfish Classic Facebook... click here

 


October 2020

 

 

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November 2020

 

 

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December  2020

 

 

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