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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

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Jul 2020  Aug 2020  Sep 2020  Oct 2020  Nov 2020  Dec 2020

 

  

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January 2020

 

 

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Thursday, January 23 - Saturday February 8, 2020

Eagle Watching Hotspot

National Great Rivers Museum....

 

 

Details

The Bald Eagles are flying. Stop by the National Great Rivers Museum and get your Eagle Watching card stamped to earn your free Eagle Watching t-shirt from the Great Rivers and Routes Visitor Center in Alton, IL. For more information and a list of all the Eagle Watching Hotspots visit: https://www.riversandroutes.com/blog/post/be-an-official-eagle-watcher/

 

Reprinted from the National Great Rivers Museum 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

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mississippi Meanderings 2020

National Great Rivers Museum.......

 

 

Reprinted from Mississippi River Water Trail Facebook.... click here

 

Sunday January 25, 2020

Change of Watch

Anchor Yankers....

 

Details

Come join us to celebrate the 2019 boating season and the upcoming 2020 season and we thank our officers and welcome the new ones! Dinner and drinks will be provided. Please come dressed to impress with your dancing shoes on! Please RSVP to Leah @ 314-330-0126 by Jan. 8th.

 

 

Reprinted from Anchor Yankers 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

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Illinois River Near Kampsville, Illinois

Kampsville Ferry Closing For Ramp Repairs........

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced that the Kampsville Ferry will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm on Wednesday. January 29 to facilitate ferry ramp repairs.

 

During this time frame, there will be no traffic allowed to cross the Illinois River, so motorists should seek alternative routes.  The contractor that was awarded this project is Arnold, Missouri based St. Louis Bridge Construction Co........

 

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

 

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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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Kaskaskia Eagle Fest

Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam

Kaskaskia River........

 

Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Project Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

St. Louis Area Polar Plunges.......

 

01 February, 2020

Polar Bear Plunge Benefit
Sat, 1 – 5 PM
The Last Hotel, 1501 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO...
click here

 

01 February, 2020

Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge
Sat, 12 – 3 PM
Lake St Louis, MO...
click here

 

01 February, 2020

Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge
Sat, 12 – 3 PM
Lake St Louis, MO...
click here

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Campground Closing For Upgrades........

 

The campground at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton will be closing down for renovations.  The closure will continue through mid-August.

 

Crews will be making upgrades to electrical service, water lines, campsite pads and roadway repairs.  The upgrades will help serve the larger RV's that are more commonplace these days.

 

The remainder of Pere Marquette State Park will be open, including the lodge, visitor's center and park trails........

 

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

 

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 29, 2020

Con Trios yacht Club

Trivia Night....

 

Reprinted from Con Trios yacht Club Facebook .. click here

 

Saturday, February 19, 2020

Missouri Department of Conservation

Fish Gigging Season Ends

 

Missouri Fish Gigging Season Ends...

 

To read more click here

 

Saturday...... 22 February, 2020
MARDI GRAS-FTON 2020
Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Grafton, IL........

 

 

Mardi Gras...GRAFTON STYLE!


DRIFTERS' BANGIN' NOISE PARADE will leave DRIFTERS' parking lot at 2pm! We will be led by a BRASS BAND and ask everyone to bring your POTS & PANS or whatever you want to play, everyone is welcome! Wear your best MARDI GRAS-FTON costume or come as you are. There will a prize for the BEST COSTUME! We will march down to the HAWG PIT to get our party on! DRIFTERS will have TONS of SPECIALS before and after the parade GUMBO - BEIGNETS - CRAWFISH! There will specials at most businesses in town to celebrate our 1st Annual MARDI GRAS-FTON!

 

Reprinted from Grafton, Illinois Facebook... click here

Saturday, February 29, 2020

St. Louis Area Polar Plunges.......

29 February, 2020

Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge
Sat, 2 PM
Lake Ozarks State Park Grand Glaize Recreation Area & Public Beach 711 Public Beach Rd
Osage Beach, MO...
click here

 

29 February, 2020

Maryland Heights Polar Plunge
Sat, 12 PM
13725 Marine Ave
St. Louis, MO... 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

 

 

Thursday, March 19, 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

 

Friday March 20, 2020 - Sunday March 22, 2020

Con Trios yacht Club

Ice Breaker Party...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Grafton Open 9 Hole pub Crawl........

 

 

March 28th is the inaugural Greater Grafton Open pub crawl. Dust off your knickers and book your overnight stays. This is gonna be a riot. 9 bars will put their unique spin on a mini golf course and pub crawl. Drink special, prizes, shuttle buses and a ton of laughs will be provided!!!

Reposted from Grafton, Illinois Facebook... click here

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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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Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26, 2020

Elsah Spring Festival

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

 

 

Come celebrate Spring in Elsah! Artists and artisans, food, entertainment, and more! Times are Saturday April 25 10am to 4pm, and Sunday April 26 12 noon to 4pm.
We are now posting photos and artisan information as registrations arrive!

 

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

 


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

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Chillicothe, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Chillicothe, IL... Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... 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.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Saturday, June 13, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Havana, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Havana, IL........Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday - Sunday, June 13 - 14, 2020

Kentucky Drag Boat Association Races

Wheatland, MO....

 

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

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Meredosia, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Meredosia, IL........Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... 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

Sunday June 21, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Champagne Brunch...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Hardin, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Hardin, IL........Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

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

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Missouri River Academy

New Haven, Missouri....

 

 

 Reprinted from Missouri River Relief Facebook...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

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Saturday, July 11, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

July 11, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet Update

Mark Your Calendars.......

 

The 2020 Blessing of the Fleet

~ July 11th..........Benefit at Grafton Harbor
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

Grafton, IL.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

Grafton, IL........ Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

Saturday July 18, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Grafton Pool Party...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... 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

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

Living Lands & Waters

2020 Community River Cleanups In Our Area

St. Louis, Mo.......

 

 

Living Lands & Waters hosts dozens of community river cleanups each year to help watershed conservation efforts with the assistance of thousands of volunteers of all ages who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty – church groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and more!
Details and registration TBA!

 

St. Louis, Mo........ Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

 

Reposted from Living lands & Waters ... click here

 

August 2020

 

 

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Thursday - Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2020

Great River Tug Fest 

Across the Mississippi River

LeClair, Iowa vs Port Bryon, Illinois.......

 

Photo courtesy Enjoy Illinois

 

 

Port Bryon Tug Fest.... click here

Enjoy Illinois Great River Tug Fest.. click here

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2020 Blessing of the Fleet

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

 

The 2020 Blessing of the Fleet Parade

http://www.blessingofthefleetstl.com/

 

August 15, 2020

Kaskaskia River Run

Kaskaskia River at New Athens, IL.......

 

We are excited to announce that this year All donations made will be going to Shriners Hospital for Children.
!!PLEASE SHARE!!

August 15, 2020
Meeting Point will be next to the Old Riverhouse which is currently shutdown in the main channel. ( Plenty of trailer parking for boats in the parking lot) There is Also A ramp in Evansville Next to Waterstreet if wanting to meet along the way.)The Run will take off at 11am.
The Run will go all the way to the Sandbar on the Mississippi With a DJ Playing music all day... So Bring your BBQ Grills,Volleyballs, Games, ETC.

 

 

Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Illinois River Near Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Campground Scheduled to Reopen........

 

The campground at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton closed down for renovations on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 

 

Crews made upgrades to electrical service, water lines, campsite pads and roadway repairs.  The upgrades will help serve the larger RV's that are more commonplace these days.

 

The remainder of Pere Marquette State Park remained open, including the lodge, visitor's center and park trails........

 

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

 

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 September 4, 2020 - Monday September 7, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Labor Day Weekend at Alton...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

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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Saturday October 17, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Membership Meeting...

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 


November 2020

 

 

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December  2020

 

 

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Saturday December 05, 2020

Con Trios Yacht Club

Christmas Party...

 

 

For more information go to Con Trios website... click here

 

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