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December 2018



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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Froge's Bar and Grill
Christmas party....

***REMINDER ***Christmas Party is December 22nd @ 6pm, kitchen will close at this time. Door prizes and specials til close!!


Reprinted from the Froges .Facebook... click here

January 2019



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National Great Rivers Museum

Christmas Tree Recycling

Lake Shelbyville, IL

Do you have a live Christmas tree this year? Instead of putting it on the curb after the holiday season, consider donating it for fish habitat! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to sink donated Christmas trees in Lake Shelbyville. Click the link below for more details including drop-off locations.


Reposted from National Great Rivers Museum... click here


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January 4-6, 2019

Let's Go Fishing Show

Gateway Center, Collinsville, Illinois.........


Let's Go Fishing Show; SAVE THE DATE

The Let's Go Fishing Show will be at Gateway Center in City of Collinsville, Illinois on January 4-6, 2019.

Mark your calendars for this fishing expo with the latest and greatest fishing products and services.

This show is full of unique one-of-a-kind items. Attendees can learn from the pros at daily free seminars. Meet your fishing idols!

Let's Go Fishing!


Reprinted from Let's Go Fishing Show... click here

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival
Alton Visitor Center...

10 AM – 2 PM

Kick off the eagle season at the highly-anticipated annual Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

This free, family-friendly event takes place in the Alton Visitor Center parking lot at 200 Piasa St. in Alton and The Audubon Center at Riverlands.

At the Alton Visitor Center you can see a live American bald eagle up close and personal, let the kids enjoy cold weather games including Ice Putt Putt Golf, ice sculptures, Ice Cube Crush and Spin the Wheel to win great prizes! Watch shavings fly as sculptors transform blocks of ice and wood into magnificent pieces of art right before your eyes!

Then, head across the river to the The Audubon Center at Riverlands to enjoy fun learning activities about eagles and nature, view eagles and Trumpeter Swans with the center's viewing scopes and take a shuttle ride to look for eagles. Shuttle tours are $5 per person. Warm up and roast s'mores by the fire pits for a sweet ending to a fun day!

The Eagle Ice Festival activities are free. For more details, call 1-800-258-6645.


For more information... click here

Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, January 10-13, 2019

Atlanta Boat Show

Atlanta, Ga.........


Georgia World Congress Center - Hall A
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta GA 30313

Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Click here for more information

Saturday, Sunday, January 19 and 20, 2019

Saturday, Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Eagle Days.........


From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own.

Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for bald eagle viewing. Each fall, thousands of these great birds migrate south from their nesting range in Canada and the Great Lakes states to hunt in the Show-Me State. Eagles take up residence wherever they find open water and plentiful food. More than 2,000 bald eagles are typically reported in Missouri during winter

ST. LOUIS: Jan. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge south of I-270 off Riverview Drive in St. Louis. Call 314-301-1500 for more information


CLARKSVILLE: Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lock and Dam 24 and Apple Shed Theater in Clarksville. Call 660-785-2424 for more information.


Reprinted from Missouri Department of Conservation e-mail


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Mississippi Meanderings

National Great Rivers Museum.........


2 PM – 7 PM

National Great Rivers Museum
2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, Illinois 62024

Hosted by Mississippi River Water Trail


RIVER PEOPLE NEED TO GET TOGETHER, especially during the winter. What better opportunity than at the Mississippi River Water Trail Association's January event where you and your friends can meet other paddlers and learn from some great river experts.

This year our speakers are: Water Ways Council Midwest Region Vice President Paul C. Rhode, Center for American Archaeology Executive Director Dr. Jason King, and perennial favorite speaker Bryan Hopkins.

Adventure Speaker:
Bryan Hopkins will deliver his talk "Where the Rivers are Still King: Paddling the Confluence of the White, Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers."

Safety Speaker:
Paul C. Rhode will present information on how to safely coexist with barges. Learn what the tow captains wish you knew about paddling on the rivers that they travel.

Community, History and Perspective Speaker:
Last year was the first for a speaker on history and the topic was so popular that the trend continues this year. Dr. Jason King will present his new research on old civilizations along the Illinois River.

If you have never toured a lock and dam, please come early for our exclusive tour of this engineering marvel at 2p.m. The speakers begin at 3p.m. and continue to 6 p.m. when we will adjourn. Many of us will head to the Bluff City Grill after the speakers for food, drink, and comradery. While we will provide light refreshments at the museum during the breaks, you will be on your own for food at the restaurant.


Schedule · Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Melvin Price Dam Tour - FREE

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mississippi Meanderings Speakers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bluff City Grill


Reprinted from National Great Rivers Museum.. click here

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Bald Eagle Festival.........


Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, Illinois 62037

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, taste locally made wines, experience our historic Lodge, and enjoy time with friends and family! The festival will feature live music and entertainment by the World Bird Sanctuary as they showcase the Bald Eagle and other birds during their shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The show will be a wonderful opportunity to see and experience the magnificence of the Bald Eagle first hand...but watch out! Eagles will be in flight!

Tickets for the shows can be purchased online in advance or at the Front Desk at 10am the morning of the Festival. Tickets will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cannot be used at a different show time than they were purchased for. 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.
Children sitting on laps (5 & under): Free!

Tickets to our Masters of the Sky show can be purchased here! Just select the show time you would like to attend: https://www.universe.com/explore?ll=38.97005%2C-90.43150&query=Masters%20of%20the%20Sky


Reprinted from Pere Marquette Facebook.. .click herel

February 2019



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February 2, 2019

Kaskaskia River Project

Eagle Fest....


Mark your calendars! This year's Eagle Fest is scheduled for February 2nd. Interpretive programs provided by the World Bird Sanctuary and NHECM. More to come


Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Project... click here



February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow


Thursday - Sunday, February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sport show

America's Center & the Dome....



Make plans to join us February 7–10, 2019
Don’t miss St. Louis’ BIGGEST outdoors sale!

Click here for more information

Thur - Mon, February 15-19, 2019

Miami Boat Show

Miami Marine Stadium.........


Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami FL 33149

Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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March 2019



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March 3 -17, 2019

Living lands and Waters

Alternate Spring Break 2019

Memphis, TN....


In 2019 we will be working in Memphis, TN where students will traverse the river on foot and in boats while working closely with our crew and fellow students. Living Lands & Waters hosts several week-long cleanups (Monday through Thursday) where students have the opportunity to meet the infamous Chad Pregracke and his boisterous crew of river rats. During our 2018 program the students rocked it and removed 38,153.5 lbs of garbage from the Mississippi River banks!!


2019 ASB Dates:

Week 1: March 3rd – 8th

Week 2: March 10th – 15th

Week 3: March 17th – 22nd



Click here for more information

March 5, 2018

Lock and Dam 20

Mississippi River....


Lock 20 will re-open for navigation on Tuesday, 5-March-2019.



Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 5, 2019

Lock and Dam 15 & 18

Mississippi River....


Locks 15 and 18 will re-open to navigation from Tuesday, 11-December-2018 thru Tuesday, 5-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

December 9, 2018

Lock and Dam 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17

Mississippi River....


Locks 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17 re-open for  lock traffic on Tuesday, 5-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 12, 2019

Lock and Dam 11

Mississippi River....


Lock 11 will re-open for navigation on Tuesday, 12-March-2019.


Source: Reprinted from USACE Rock Island District Navigation Notice 9451

March 14 - 18, 2019

World Wide Marine Training

2019 Course Schedules

Grafton, IL........


For over two decades, World Wide Marine Training, LLC provides mariners the tools for increased income potential, lucrative career opportunities and the enjoyment of simple pleasures of life on the water. We support this lifestyle through U.S. Coast Guard approved courses with personalized instruction by professional mariners. Superior graduate performance and a proven track record in mariner credential assistance, speaks of our commitment to student success. Whether you are a seasoned, professional mariner, or a new seaman exploring opportunities, we make sure your questions are answered, career goals addressed and expectations met.

Contact us today and achieve your mariner lifestyle goals…our friendly and attentive staff look forward to helping you!

Click here for website and more information



Reprinted from World Wide Marine Training


April 2019



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May 2019



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May 20-22, 2019

The Inland Marine Expo
The Dome @ America’s Center....


The Inland Marine Expo isn’t just a tradeshow, it’s a homecoming for the hard-working and dedicated inland community. Make plans to catch up with your brown water family at IMX2019.


IMX2019 is proudly produced by The Waterways Journal, which has served as the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States. From CEO's to deckhands, the Journal is the trusted news source for over 16,000 readers.

At IMX2019, you can expect three days of networking, new ideas and collaboration!
•With two exhibit days, you'll be able to connect with over 250 exhibitors who cater to the inland and intercoastal commercial marine industry.
•Learn from top industry experts and nationally recognized speakers and stay current on regulatory issues by attending education sessions, training opportunities and new product/ service showcases.
•Join us for networking events around St. Louis to reconnect with friends and build new relationships within the inland community.

 Reprinted from Inland Marine Expo Facebook page... click here


June 2019



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Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2019

Kaskaskia River Run 2018 ( Boating Event)

Kaskaskia River / Mississippi River



Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 6 PM

Kaskaskia River Marina/Campgrounds
1 HARBOR POINT DRIVE, New Athens, Illinois 62264

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


June 15, 2019
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.

Please be Responsible and Obey the No wake zones as the Run will go through many of them & Also the Lock & Damn Rules. We are hoping for another great turnout and weather again!

If you or your company is interested in Donating please reach out to me. All donations that will be made will have your company logo on the back of the shirt.

All Tshirts Sold 100% of Donations will be going to Shriers Hospital for Children.

--More info on the Tshirts coming soon---

More details on the event will be posted to event page and website as they come in.
Please also visit www.KaskaskiaRiverRun.info

Also like our Boating page on Facebook Kaskaskia River Boat crew


 Reprinted from Kaskaskia River Run Facebook page... click here


July 2019



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