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May 2022

 

 

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Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14

Free Vessel Safety Checks

Grafton Harbor

 

Reposted from Grafton Harbor Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, Sunday..May 7 - 8, 2022

Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

Lewis & Clark Expedition Point Of Departure Celebrating 218 Years........

 

Next weekend, the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site will be celebrating the 218th anniversary of the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the Point of Departure Celebration.

 

On May 7th and 8th, visitors to the site will be able to interact with military demonstrations, historic artisans and much more during the free event, which will be held from 10 am to 4 pm on both days.

 

There will be military reenactors portraying soldiers of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.  The War of 1812 American 2nd Regiment Artillery will be demonstrating black powder muskets and artillery and Volunteers will be discussing the White Pirogue, a replica of the only boat to complete the entire journey on the Missouri River with the Corps of Discovery........

 

Click here to read this news story from riverbender.com.  With Photo and Audio.

 

Saturday, Sunday, May 7 & 8

Departure Day

Lewis & Clark Expedition...

 

Reposted from Lewis & Clark State Historical Sie Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Longshot Tiki Bar is Opening

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo

 

 

Reposted from the Longshot Tiki Bar Facebook.. click here

 

Upcoming Events.... Saturday, May 7, 2022

Alton Riverfront Park

Seeking Volunteers To Plant Trees.........

 

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center and the Three Rivers Project are calling for volunteers to assist with planting trees in Alton, Illinois on May 7, 2022.

 

According to Emily Ehley, a Field Coordinator for Trees Forever, Alton-based organizations will be planting trees that were purchased through a Recover, Replant, Restore! grant from Trees Forever.

 

The first tree plantings will be taking place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Alton's Riverfront Park from 9 am to 12 pm.  The trees will be planted near the playground area........

 

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

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Big Muddy Speaker Series

Big Muddy Refuge - An Update

Big "A's" on St. Charles, Mo Riverfront

 

Reposted from Big Muddy Speaker Series Facebook.. click here

 

May 12-19, 2022

May 15, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 20-22, 2022

World Wide Marine Training

Grafton, IL....

 

Get your Captains License
We Give The Test!

 

Reposted from World Wide marine Training .. click here

 

Friday, May 13, 2022

A Night at the Races

Con Trios Yacht Club

Yacht Club of St Louis

 

Reposted from Con Trios Yacht Club Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday May 14, 2022

Boating Safety Education Classes

Missouri State highway Patrol

Water Patrol Division.....

 

Some Nearby Upcoming Safety Education Classes are listed below:

 

 

Reposted from Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division.. click here

 

Upcoming Event.... Saturday..May 14, 2022

30th Annual Chicago River Day......

 

Reposted from Alton Marina Facebook.. click here

 

Sunday...  May 15, 2022

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

2nd Annual Picnic In The Park Coming Up........

 

The public is being invited down to the St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds for the second annual Picnic in the Park, which will in turn benefit the park.

 

Attendees will have a choice of a deluxe picnic basket, which features a gourmet four-course lunch, or a classic picnic basket that has a traditional picnic lunch and drinks. 

 

Picnic in the Park will be held on May 15th.  Proceeds from the event will support the Gateway Arch Foundation's mission of park conservation and preservation........

 

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

 

 

New Hours Starting May 18, 2022

Froge's Bar and Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo....

 

*****NEW BAR HOURS*****
****STARTING MAY 18TH****
Wednesdays and Fridays we will open at 3pm
***NEW KITCHEN HOURS***
****STARTING MAY 18th****
Wednesdays and Fridays we will open at 3pm
*ALL OTHER HOURS STAY THE SAME*

 

 

Reposted from Froge's Bar and Grill Facebook.. click here

 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Wear Your Life jacket At Work Day

US Coast Guard Aux

 

Reposted from US Coast Guard Aux Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, May 21 - Saturday, May 28, 2022

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

National Safe Boating Week...

 

Reposted from US Coast Guard Aux Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, May 21,2022

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

REC Fest Coming To The Rivers Museum.........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office recently announced the addition of a new spring festival called R.E.C. Fest.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at the National Great Rivers Museum.

 

Museum Director Allison Rhanor says that the R.E.C. Fest is intended to kick off the recreation season by offering the community a chance to learn about the many ways that someone can enjoy the outdoors in the Riverbend region.

 

The Recreation, Education and Conservation Fest will run from 10 am to 4 pm and will feature more than 20 booths and activity stations that show the where and how for outdoor sports such as fishing, hiking and hunting, as well as safety information for those activities........

 

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

 

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Illinois River At Grafton, Illinois

Sip, Sample And Stroll Event Coming Up........

 

In just a few weeks, the Sip, Sample and Stroll event will be returning to Grafton, Illinois. The event will run from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Tickets for the event are now on sale for $40 per person.   

 

The price includes food and drink samples from Aerie's Resort, the Bloody Bucket Saloon, Grafton Aarr bar, the Gratin Oyster Bar, The Grafton Pub, The Grafton Winery, The Hawg Pit BBQ and the 3rd Chute Bar & Grill.

 

The ticket sales proceeds will go directly to the participating businesses in order to cover the cost of the event.  Tickets will be limited, and there will be a drawing for tickets turned in after visiting each location........

 

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

 

 

More Info

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Mississippi River Near Grafton, Illinois

Sip, Sample & Stroll Details Have Been Released........

 

Organizers have announced the details behind the Sip, Sample & Stroll event set for May 21, 2022 in Grafton, Illinois.  Tickets for this event are $40 per person and are available online at graftonilchamber.com or through the Jersey County Business Association.

 

The City of Grafton and the Jersey County Business Association are hosting the 2nd annual Sip, Sample and Stroll event.  It will be held from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 21.

 

Eight Grafton businesses will be offering samples, including:

 

○  Aeries Resort

○  Bloody Bucket

○  Grafton Harbor Arrr Bar

○  Grafton Oyster Bar

○  Grafton Pub

○  Grafton Winery

○  Hawg Pit

○  Third Chute Bar & Grill

 

Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com. 

 

Saturday, Sunday... May 21, 22, 2022

 

Three Rivers Project of Sierra Club Illinois
10th annual Pere Marquette Preservation Project

Calling for volunteers

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29, 2022

Contact: Hannah Lee Flath, hannahlee.flath@sierraclub.org, 860-634-0225
              Virginia Woulfe-Beile, virginia.woulfe-beile@sierraclub.org, 618-977-2319

Call for Volunteers for 10th Annual Pere Marquette Preservation Project

GRAFTON, IL -- The Sierra Club Illinois’ Three Rivers Project is calling for volunteers for the Spring 2022 Pere Marquette Preservation Project. The Pere Marquette Park Preservation Project, which will take place from May 21 to 22, has been restoring historically significant cabins in the Park’s Upper group camps since 2012 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Local carpenters, roofers, and interested volunteers are invited to register for the event by Tuesday, May 17, 2022 via bit.ly/PM3PSpring22.

Over the past decade, volunteers have restored eleven structures at Camp Ouatoga to ensure the group camps remain open to the public. This year, the Three Rivers Project will be returning to Camp Ouatoga to complete restoration work on Unit Lodge #3. This restoration project began in fall of 2021, when volunteers spent a weekend in October repairing, roofing, and painting one half of Unit Lodge #3. Volunteers will finish up this project this spring.

“The Pere Marquette Park and specifically Camp Ouatoga are beloved local spots for outdoor recreation, and these public lands are worth protecting,” says Virginia Woulfe-Beile, co-Coordinator with the Three Rivers Project of Sierra Club Illinois. “We hope volunteers with roofing and carpentry skills and community members will join us for a work day up in the camp to help us achieve our goal to finish the restoration of Unit Lodge #3 in Camp Ouatoga this spring. This project is a great way to get involved in the local community while also working to protect and preserve beautiful local public land.”

Interested volunteers can register to volunteer with the Pere Marquette Preservation Project at bit.ly/PM3PSpring22. Volunteers are needed for the full weekend, and have the option to camp at Camp Ouatoga overnight on Saturday, May 21. For more information about the Spring 2022 Pere Marquette Preservation Project, interested volunteers can reach out to Virginia Woulfe-Beile at virginia.woulfe-beile@sierraclub.org or 618-977-2319.

 

Reposted from Sierra Cllub.. click here

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Missouri River Relief

Washington River Festival & Missouri River Cleanup

Missouri River at Washington, Mo

 

Reprinted from Missouri River Relief. click here

 

May 21, 2022

Bass World Sports

Fishing Tournaments.... Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

For More Information.. click here

 

Monday - Wednesday...May 23 - 25, 2022

River Shipping News

IMX Panel To Discuss Building, Maintaining The Marine Highways........

 

The Inland Marine Expo will be held in St. Louis on May 23rd through the 25th.  The first education session will be taking an in-depth look at the marine highway system in the United States, more specifically, how to maintain what currently exists, and how to build it for the future.

 

This session will feature two maritime industry leaders, Sean Duffy and Paul Rohde, who are known for raising awareness of the importance of waterborne commerce and advocating for funding to maintain and improve waterways.

 

Infrastructure along the nation's inland waterways includes what can be seen, such as locks and dams, utility crossings and physical contours of the channel) as well as some hidden items, such as air-gap sensors, data available to mariners and electronic aids to navigation........

 

Click here to read this news article from waterwaysjournal.net. 

 

 

Thursday...May 26, 2022

Music in the Park Starts

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Music in The Park has a wonderful list of bands lined up for this season which will start Thursday, May 26 at The Grove Memorial Park.

 

Reposted from Grafton Riverbeat

 

Friday - Sunday...May 27 - 29, 2022

Missouri River Irish Fest

Frontier Park, St. Charles, Mo.......

 

Reposted from Missouri River Irish Fest Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday... May 28 - 29, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday - Sunday...May 28 - 29, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend

Twain On Main Festival

Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo.......

 

 

A festival celebrating Hannibal’s beloved author, full of fun, art, crafts and great food! Celebrated in Historic Downtown Hannibal! The Twain on Main Festival is a free admission street festival...

 

Reposted from Visit Hannibal.com.. click here

 

Paddlefish Snagging.......

 

State wide

  March 15 - April 30, 2022

 

On the Upper Mississippi

  March 15 - May 15, 2022

  Sept 15 - Dec 15, 2022

 

Source:: Missouri Department of Conservation


June 2022

 

 

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Upcoming Event... June 3 - 5, 2022

Fishing For Freedom

Mississippi River at Quincy, IL

 

Reposted from Fishing For Freedom .. click here

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Dedication of the Dinky

Edward Amburg Museum & Visitor’s Center

Grafton, IL

 

REMEMBERING GRAFTON’S HISTORY: THE DINKY
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 4 starting at 10am there will be
a dedication of the long-awaited replica of the Grafton Dinky, a project many
years in the making. It will take place at the Edward Amburg Museum &
Visitor’s Center (you can’t miss it there is a big yellow bus parked there).
After the ceremony at 10 there will be special tours, presentations and
children’s craft activities with the event ending at 12:30pm

 

Reposted from the Grafton Riverbeat

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Two Rivers Marina

2022 Fishing Tournament Schedule

 

Reposted from Two Rivers Marina Facebook.. click here

 

June 4, 2022

Bass World Sports

Fishing Tournaments.... Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

For More Information.. click here

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Lake Of The Ozarks

Lake Race Coming Up....  Volunteers Can Get Front Row Seat....

 

Lake Race is coming back to the Lake of the Ozarks, and the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance is offering volunteer boat captains the chance to see the racing action up close.

 

Lake Race is one of the biggest boat races on the Lake and the action starts on Saturday, June 4.  In order to keep the race safe and fun, patrol assistance is needed to ensure that boaters don't get too close to the racers.  The benefit is that volunteers get a prime spot to watch the race.

 

For those interested in volunteering and getting a front-row vantage point for Lake Race, contact Samantha Shwenk at 573-836-5080, or send an email to adminasst@lowatershed.org........

 

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

 

 

 

June 10-12, 2022

Two Paddles Canoe and Kayak Races

Minnesota 140 Race.....

 

 

Reposted from Two Paddles Canoe & Kayak Races Facebook.. click here

 

Upcoming Events... Saturday, June 11, 2022

Illinois Fishing News

Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair Coming Up........

 

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, Illinois will be hosting the annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair from 10 am to 4 pm.  There will be a wide variety of outdoor activities at the annual Fishing Fair.

 

There will be a catch-and-release bluegill pond where participating children can have a photo taken with their photo taken with their catch, bowfishing and a One-Cast station among the activities.  Kids that complete at least seven stations will get a prize and a shot at catching a trout in the trout pond.

 

Jason Reynolds will bring out his 4,000 gallon mobile aquarium which will be stocked with many of the fish species that are found in the Illinois River.  He will also be conducting fishing seminars as well as a couple of dog shows........

 

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

 

Saturday...  June 11, 2022

Lake Of The Ozarks

LOTO Boat Parade Returning, Second Attempt At World Record........

 

In an another attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Boat Parade, the Lake of the Ozarks Boat Parade will be returning on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11 am.

 

The parade held last year garnered plenty of attention and boaters, with more than 600 participants from several states that came to the Lake to attempt to break the record and make history.

 

Lagina Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Tri-County Lodging Association says that they drew in participants from outside the region who brought their boat down to participate in the parade.  Fitzpatrick added that they had over nine different states represented........

 

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

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

33rd Annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair

Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL

 

Reposted from Pere Marquette State Park Facebook.. click here

 

Thursday, June 16. 2022

Living Lands and Waters Barge Party

Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL ....

 

 

Reposted from the Living Lands and WatersFacebook.. click here

 

June 17-20, 2022

Illinois Free Fishing Days

 

Reposted from Illinois Dept Natural Resources .. click here

 

Upcoming Events... June 18,  June 25, Junl2, 2022

America's Boating Club

Land of Lincoln Sail & Power Squadron

Basic Boating Course....

 

Reposted from Land of Lincoln Power Squadron Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday... June 25 - 26, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 

Events  June 30 - July 4, 2022

Sternwheel Boat News From Charleston, West Virginia

The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta Is Returning For 2022........

 

The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta will be returning to West Virginia for the first time since 2008, and already twenty boats have already registered for the event, which is expected to draw some 250,000 people.

 

The five day festival will run from June 30 to July 4, 2022,  The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta will have a renewed focus on river-related activities such as towboat tours from AEP River Operations and the unveiling of a plaque honoring four captains who were instrumental in the formation of the festival in 1971.

 

Captain Robyn Strickland Jones, the widow of the late Captain O. Nelson Jones says that Nelson came up with the idea for the festival when he was only 13 years old.  He wanted to see the sternwheel boat races along the river........

 

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

 


July 2022

 

 

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Upcoming Events... 4 July 2022

 

River Destinations

Forth of July Fireworks  (One Night Only)

Downtown St Louis......

 

Reposted from 5ON YOUR SIDE  Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, July 16, 2020

The Great Illinois River Raft Race

 

Reposted from The Great Illinois River Raft Race.. click here

 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Two Rivers Marina

2022 Fishing Tournament Schedule

 

Reposted from Two Rivers Marina Facebook.. click here

 

July 16, 2022

Bass World Sports

Fishing Tournaments.... Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

For More Information.. click here

 

2022 Blessing of the Fleet

Benefit....  23 July, 2022

 

Reposted from Blessing of the Fleet STL Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday... July 23 - 24, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 


August 2022

 

 

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Photo from a frame of the Mississippi Digital Magazine Video

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August 11-13, 2022

Mississippi River At Port Bryan, IL and LeClaire, Iowa
Tug-Of-War Across The River.......
 

LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois are preparing for their annual tug-of-war across the Mississippi River. The tug teams will be pulling 2,700 feet and 680 pounds of rope across the river.

 

More info

 

Thurs - Sat...August 11 - 13, 2022

Tug Fest Across the Mississippi River

LeClair Iowa vs Port Byron, IlL

 

Reposted from TugFest LeClair Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday, August 20 , 2022

Two Rivers Marina

2022 Fishing Tournament Schedule

 

Reposted from Two Rivers Marina Facebook.. click here

 

August 20, 2022

Bass World Sports

Fishing Tournaments.... Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

For More Information.. click here

 

 2022 Blessing of the Fleet

20 August, 2022....

 

Reposted from Blessing of the Fleet STL Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday... August 27 - 28, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 

 

August 26 - 28, 2022

Half  Back 2022

Two Rivers Marina

Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

Half Back 2022.
Where: Two Rivers Marina in Rockport, IL
When: August 26th, 27th & 28th, 2022

 

 

Reposted from Half Back 2022 Facebook.. click here

 

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Alton Marina

Pool 26 at Alton, IL....

 

Mark Your Calendars...

 

  Alton Marina Anniversary Party

      26 Years anniversary for the marina

      15 Years operated by Parrot Point Marina / Karen Brncic

 

 

Alton Marina

40' Ft Slip Open

 

Reposted from Alton Marina Facebook.. click here

 

 

August 27 - 28, 2022

Hog  Back 2022

Quinsippi Yacht Club

Pool 21 of the Mississippi River

 

HogBack 2022.
When: August 27th, 2022

 

 

Reposted from Quinsippi Yacht Club.. click here

 


September 2022

 

 

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Alton Catfish Classic....

Reposted from Alton Catfish Classic Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday.. September 10 & 11, 2022

2022 Meramec_River Boat Races

30 Bridge Outfitters...

 

Reposted from 30 Bridge Outfitters Facebook.. click here

 

September 10, 2022

Bass World Sports

Fishing Tournaments.... Pool 24 of the Mississippi River

 

For More Information.. click here

 

Paddlefish Snagging.......

 

State wide

  March 15 - April 30, 2022

 

On the Upper Mississippi

  March 15 - May 15, 2022

  Sept 15 - Dec 15, 2022

 

Source:: Missouri Department of Conservation

Saturday, September 17 , 2022

Two Rivers Marina

2022 Fishing Tournament Schedule

 

Reposted from Two Rivers Marina Facebook.. click here

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

Carlyle Lake Triathlon

Reposted from Carlyle Lake Triathlon 2022 Facebook.. click here

 

September 22 - 24, 2022

Ohio River At Paducah, Kentucky

Barbeque On The River Returning In September........

 

This fall, the 28th anniversary of Barbeque on the River will be returning to the Ohio River along the Paducah, Kentucky riverfront.  The festival, which was held off of the river on 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be returning to the riverfront on Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24.

 

The Beautiful Paducah website reports that the theme of this year's event is Smoke on the Water.  Event organizers state that they will be offering booth space both on and off of the river. 

 

Barbeque off the River locations will be available at Noble Park for those wishing to be removed from the crowds and high-volume traffic, or those who would like to enjoy the event in an alcohol-free environment.  Organizers plan to offer free public transportation between Barbeque on the River and Barbeque off the River........

 

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

Saturday & Sunday... September 23 - 24, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 


October 2022

 

 

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Witches on the Water

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

 

Reposted from Witches on the Water Facebook.. click here

 

Saturday & Sunday... October 22 - 23, 2022

Grafton Flea Market

 

Reposted from Great Rivers and Routes Facebook.. click here

 


November 2022

 

 

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December 2022

 

 

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Paddlefish Snagging.......

 

State wide

  March 15 - April 30, 2022

 

On the Upper Mississippi

  March 15 - May 15, 2022

  Sept 15 - Dec 15, 2022

 

Source:: Missouri Department of Conservation

 

 

 

 

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