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St. Charles Rock Road

(Sunday's Picture)

Chuck A Burger's

stl250 Birthday Cake

and it's

1950's RedFish/Fin boat

The famous

Chuck A Burger on St. Charles Rock Road..

They still has Curb Service !

 

Chuck A Burger's stl250 Cake

Class Pictures and all

 

Their 1950's era RedFish/Fin boat

 

Look at those "1957 Chevrolet" type fins on her

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The Pictures of the Day.... were taken by RiverBill at Chuck A Burger on St. Charles Rock Road in St. John, Mo after RiverBills received the following e-mail from Susan Bullington !

 

 

Bill,

 

Please add the Chuck a Burger on St Charles Rock Rd in St John to your list of STL 250 yr cakes!

 

There is a 1950's era RedFish/Fin boat resting quietly under the awning waiting for summer. It is original state of condition from the 50's.

 

Service/food is great!

 

Thanks,

Susan Bullington

" Whoz Yer Daddy"
 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Susan for the info on the RedFish / Fin boat !  We added Chuck A Burger to our Cake List  !

Friday Night

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80's Party for

Jamie's Birthday

 

All the girls helping Jamie celebrate her Birthday !

 

 

Tim Mauldin

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Thanks Marissa and Jen

for serving up the food and drinks all night

 

                 Lynne                               Bill, Diana, Joel & Jeff   

Dressed for the 80's Party                                                        

 

 

 

Marissa and RiverBill

Marissa, smiling and serving up the food & drinks

 

 

Bill, Monica & Jeff                      George & Marissa

 

Eagle Watch Party coming up on February 7th, 2015

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The Pictures of the Day.... were taken Friday evening at Palisades Yacht Club.

 

 

It was Palisades Yacht Club's last day open in 2014 and it was Jamie's Birthday too !

 

Happy Birthday Jamie !


 

 

Missouri Disabled Waterski Association

(Saturday's Picture)

New Years Day 2015

Polar Bear Ski Event

St. Louis Riverfront in front of the Arch

 

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The Pictures of the Day.... were sent to us by Capt'n Kevin Day, water skier extraordinaire.

 

Kevin is a St Louis resident & former U.S. Water Ski Champion.  He will continue a 39 year tradition for Water Skiing on the Mississippi River for charity on January 1st, 2015 at Noon on the St. Louis Riverfront in front of the Arch.......

 

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For Immediate Release
December 19, 2014

Kevin Day
314-378-8250


COME CELEBRATE with US



St Louis Resident & Former U.S Water Ski Champion will continue a 39 year tradition for Water Skiing on the Mississippi River for Charity on January 1st at Noon

St Louis MO – STARTING 12 noon SHARP , January 1, 2015 on the Levee at the Riverfront in front of the Arch
Celebrating his 29th year for skiing at the New Years Day Polar Bear Ski Event, U. S. Water Ski Champion & Chesterfield Missouri resident Kevin Day will take to the water in front of the Arch on January 1st . Kevin has raised over $97,000.00 over the past years and donated this to the charities.
Local water skiers have been water skiing on Jan 1st in front of the Arch for 39 years. Thanks to the efforts of local skier Kevin Day and Feature Sponsors, Mulligan Printing Co, StateaMind Watersports along with ALTON Water Ski Club, Lakeshore Ski Company, Missouri's #1 Waterski & Wakeboard School, United Access, Sand-Art.com, Rodan Management, Advantage Controls, Ski It Again Sports.com, Carol House Furniture, the tradition will continue.
With expected temperatures in the 20’s, it appears that it may be a bit warmer than usual although in the past years, Kevin has skied in temps as LOW as minus -16 degree w/ the wind chill and a frozen Mississippi River. This event has been consistent for 39 years.
This year’s fundraiser event will promote raising funds for Disabled Athletes with the Missouri Disabled Waterski Association, dedicated to improving the physical condition & quality of life for the disabled through participation in sports. Kevin Day, former Missouri State Water-Ski Champion, the 1999 U.S. Wakeboard & 2000 U.S Slalom Champion will again water ski although with the passing of his of his ski partner & Dog, Brown Sugar on 12/10/10, Kevin has a new friend CAL, who may take to the water with him this year We are expecting several other new skiers, THE ALTON WATERSKI CLUB MAY BE PERFORMING SOME PYRAMIDS along with Barefoot waterskiing and other fanatics performing fun on the water. We are told the show will start with SANTA CLAUS and he may be with a famous Reindeer performing on the water @ 12 Noon. You will not want to miss this event so bring you cameras.


Kevin has raised over $97,000.00 over the past years and donated this to. The money raised from these events has purchased specialized waterski equipment for the disabled. MDWSA, Kevin Day, Stateamind Watersports & Lakeshore Ski Company will put on an annual Learn to Water-Ski Day for disabled athletes & individuals this July 2015 @ Creve Coeur Lake. For more info please see our website at www.MDWSA.org
Santa Claus will open the show starting promptly on the water at 12 noon. Followed by ALTON Waterski Club performing some special acts including Pyramids. Bring your blankets, drinks food and come cheer on these determined Skiers. We will have nice Commerative SWEATSHIRTS for sale on site & via our website MDWSA.org

For more information call Kevin Day 314-378-8250

 

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 Sad News

   Jack Gorecki "Capt Jack" Passed Away


 

 

 

Capt'n Jack Gorecki passed away Wednesday morning December 17, 2014.

 

A memorial service is still to be determined.

 

Please remember Jack and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Jordon Gorecki

 

 

 

Reprinted from Facebook

 

 

Jack Gorecki was a boater on Pool 26 and the owner of "Captain Jacks Bar and Grill, located ay UMR 222.2 on Dardenne Slough of the Mississippi RIver.  Now the Boathouse.

 

RiverBill says....

Our prayers and condolences go out to Capt'n Jack's family........

 

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Inland Waterways

    Study Evaluates Economic Impact Of Infrastructure Investment........

 

A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky looked at the economic impacts and possible effects of investment in infrastructure on the economy.

 

The study, sponsored by the National Waterways Foundation was conducted over two years, and allowed the authors to put together a conservative analysis of the navigation system's economic impact as it is now, and as it could be after infrastructure investments.

 

The report illustrates that there is not a better way to move, store, or manage freight than on the inland waterways........

 

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

 

 

 

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     Christmas Ship Carries On Maritime Tradition........

 

Over the past 15 years, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw has become known as the modern day Christmas ship.  Each year, the U.S. Coast Guard and Chicago's maritime community re-enact the tradition of carrying Christmas trees from Michigan to Chicago, where they are given to needy families.

 

The original Christmas Ship sank in November of 1913 off the coast of Wisconsin during a heavy storm.  The Rouse Simmons was on her annual trip to Chicago when she went down.

 

Captain Amy Cocanour says that the program has brought over 18,000 Christmas trees to Chicago.  She added that the Christmas tree visit is a type of humanitarian gesture that the Coast Guard makes........

 

Click here to read this news story from the U.S. Coast Guard website.  With Photos.

 

 

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Mississippi River At Davenport, Iowa

      Riverfront Plans Deal With Flooding........

 

Todd Raufeisen, the developer on The Dock restaurant along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront says that he was not too keen on the city's plans for an elevated walkway, which is called Beiderbecke Belvedere.

 

Raufeisen said that the walkway will not be suitable for his needs of ferrying supplies and people to and from the $12 million development during times of flooding.  He added that he has a plan for a walkway that could save the city up to $1 million.

 

According to Raufeisen, the city's proposed walkway would be too long for moving three restaurants worth of garbage when floodwaters are surrounding the building.  His proposal would use a combination of temporary and permanent elevated features that will allow better access........

 

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

 

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Mississippi River Near La Crosse, Wisconsin

     Memo:  Bridges Crumbling, But Safe For Rail Traffic........

 

Recently, the Federal Railroad Administration released a four page memo on rail bridges crossing the Mississippi River that are crumbling, but are actually safe for rail traffic.

 

The memo outlines an investigation carried out in response to a complaint by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin about four BNSF railroad bridges linking La Crosse and Genoa.  Citizen activists had been noting deteriorating conditions.

 

The memo says that the concerns over the bridges are understandable, given their appearance, however, inspections by BNSF and observations by the Federal Railroad Administration have not found any conditions that would keep the spans from carrying rail traffic....

 

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

 

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Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Superstructure erection is intermittently ongoing. At times work in the main channel may require temporarily blocking the river for up to 8-hours, during those periods the alternate channel will be available for use. Mariners may contact M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16, for more information
 

 

 

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Boating Legislation

    New Boating Laws To Take Effect Soon........

 

Over the past year, state legislators across the nation have debated numerous boating issues, and there are many states that will have new boating laws taking effect with the next few years.

 

Illinois passed SB 3433, which toughens the boating law in the state, and requires that boaters born after January 1, 1998 toat operate a boat with more than 10 horsepower must earn a boater safety certification that is recognized by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

 

The new law will take effect on January 1, 2016........

 

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Mississippi River Near Cairo, Illinois

    Mo Rep Asks To Continue Levee Project.........

 

Recently, U.S. Representative Jason Smith, R-Salem sent a letter to President Obama voicing his support for the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project, and called for the completion of the project.

 

Smith sent the letter only a day after officials and civic leaders from the area penned letters to the president opposing the project, saying that it would increase the risk of flooding in predominantly black communities in southern Illinois. 

 

The project involves closing a 1,500 foot gap in the Mississippi River levee system, and constructing a 1,500 cubic feet per second pumping station in the New Madrid Floodway, as well as a 1,000 cfs pump station in the St. John's Bayou Basin........

 

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

 

 

 Sad News

   Dave Zerweck Passed Away


 

Dave Zerweck suddenly passed away on Sunday Dec 14,2014..

 

Services will be December 21 at Memorial Hall, 1900 W Randolph St., St. Charles, MO 63301 from 12-3. Click here for map.

The family would like donations in lieu of flowers. Dave had no insurance and he was the provider for family.

Thanks
Raye Anne.

 

Dave kept his boat, The River Queen, at North Shore Marina. He was the restaurant manager of Captain Jacks Bar and Grill when it was open, then the Harbor Master of North Shore Marina.......

 

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Lake Of The Ozarks

    Attorney General Holder Reviewing Drowning Of Iowa Man........

 

On Friday, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) stated that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder would be personally looking into the drowning death of an Iowa man that was in the custody of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

20 year old Brandon Ellingson drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks back in late May.  Ellingson had been detained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.

 

During a coroner's inquest, a jury ruled the accident an accident.  Ellingson's family says that there are some unanswered questions surrounding the incident........

 

Click here to read this news article from kfvs12.com.

January 3, 2015

     Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival.........

 

As December draws to a close, the City of Alton is getting ready for the annual arrival of migrating bald eagles.  Approximately 1,000 bald eagles will be migrating along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway to reclaim their winter nests.

 

On Saturday, January 3, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Center and the Audubon Center at Riverlands will be hosting the Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival.

 

The Alton Visitors Center will have a live American bald eagle, and there will be family oriented activities, in addition to eagle watching shuttle tours.  The Audubon Center at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton will have local live birds of prey, as well as family friendly activities........

 

Click here to read more from thetelegraph.com.

January 17, 2015

    US Army Corps of Engineers

     National Great Rivers Museum Cub Scout Eagle Day


Don't forget to get your group registered for Cub Scout Eagle Day! On January 17th from 9am-12pm, your scouts will explore the lives of the American Bald Eagle. They will discover thier hunting and nesting habits, disect pellets, and meet a live American Bald Eagle. To register or for more information, visit www.mtrf.org or call (618) 462-6979.

 

Reprinted from Facebook

St. Charles Boat and Motor

    Closed Dec 21, 2014 , Returning Jan 6, 2015

  

In observation of the Holidays, St. Charles Boat and Motor The Complete Marine  will be closed from December 21, 2014 to January 6, 2015.

 

Will reopen on January 6, 2015

 

Froge's Bar and Grill

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Live Music by Roger Hatfield.......... December 20 at 8:00pm

Live Music by Sonic Tonic.............Wednesday, December 31 at 9:00pm
 

Reprinted from Facebook

December 20, 2014

    Goldenrod Showboat Krispy Kreme Fundraising

Krispy Kreme Sale
     Saturday, December 20 at 7:00am
     Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois
 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

US Army Corps of Engineers

     National Great Rivers Museum

     Closed December 24 and 25

 

The museum will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

 

It will also be closed on December 31 and January 1 in observance of the New Year.

 

The Rivers Project Office in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will be closed December 25th and January 1st.


Click here for more information on Riverbender.com

RiverBills Classifieds......

     List Your Boat From "Now" until "May" 2015 for only $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.

 

Click here and check out RiverBills Classifieds Page

We will send you a bill you after the ad is on-line

 

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

Boat Sales

     Bellwether Report:  Boat Sales Gains Continue.........

 

According to Info-Link's current Bellwether report, boat sales in the U.S. are still hovering just under 10% higher than 2013, through November.

 

The report tracks boat sales around the country based on new vessel registrations.  Bellwether states represent roughly half of the boat market in the U.S..  This varies by the time of the year and market segment.

 

So far this year, all segments of the market saw increases in year-over-year sales, except the sterndrive/jet market, which saw a decrease of about 5% in the Bellwether states........

 

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

 

Boat Industry

     NMMA Amid Visit To Cuba, And President's Announcement........

 

Last Friday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association wrapped up their visit to Cuba, only days before President Obama announced that he wants to see the long standing trade embargo lifted.

 

NMMA export director Julie Balzano says that they take the research trips because there is much misinformation about Cuba, the trade embargo, the opportunities, and what the competitors are doing.

 

What the NMMA found is that Cuba's marine infrastructure is sound, however, it is in a state of disrepair following 54 years under the embargo, and under the control of a communist government........

 

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

Boat Documentation

     Coast Guard Fee Drawing Boater's Ire........

 

AS of November 10, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard began charging a $26 fee for each year that boaters renew their U.S. Coast Guard documentation.  The Coast Guard used to renew the documentation at no charge.

 

The USCG documentation is typically optional for recreational vessels, but it is required for most commercial vessels weighing over 5 tons.  Recreational vessels may be documented for financing, as banks like seeing a clean ownership record. 

 

David Kennedy, of Government Affairs at BoatUS says that documentation is mainly designed for commercial vessels, however, documentation is helpful for recreational vessels when visiting foreign ports.........

 

Click here to read this news report from lakeexpo.com

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

     Lifesaving gift ideas for boaters

 

 

Click here and check out this news article

 

 

RiverBills Facebook Page

 

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LED boat lights

Click here to go to.... superbrightleds.com

 

 

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...  Closed for the season

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Closed                                   

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

Evandy's Boatel.................  Open all year

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

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

LaRosa Cantina.................. Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Closing Dec 19, reopening in Jan 2015

Sundowners.......................  Closed

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

 

go to http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/  toread 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 continue reading Jalsails'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. 

 

River Updates from facebook

   

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Mississippi River CAMS

 

 

"File Photo" From Lock and Dam 25

Lock and Dam 25....

    US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
   Click here
.......for Live Image of Mississippi River at Winfield, Mo.....
 

 

 

Live Image

US Army Corps of Engineers

Lock and Dam 15....

    US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
    Live Image of Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL ...
Click here

 

 

 

 

 

What`s Going on At The River This Week

And Weekend

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  December 19, 22, 2014

     Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette.

    

A site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park will be presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months in the area and much more.

 

Click here for more information on All Around Alton website..

 

Reprinted from All Around Alton website

 

December 20, 2014

    Goldenrod Showboat

    Krispy Kreme Fundraising

Krispy Kreme Sale

Saturday, December 20 at 7:00am
Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois
 

Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

US Army Corps of Engineers

     National Great Rivers Museum

     Closed December 24 and 25

 

The museum will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The Rivers Project Office in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will be closed December 25th.


Click here for more information on Riverbender.com

US Army Corps of Engineers

     National Great Rivers Museum

     Closed December 31 and Jan 1

 

The museum will be closed on December 31 and January 1 in observance of the New Year.

 

The Rivers Project Office in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will be closed January 1st.


Click here for more information on Riverbender.com

For More Info on This Weekend's  Upcoming Events ....Click here 

 

Click on Ads 
below for

SPONSOR INFO

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CLOSED

until Spring

 

No Wake Inn

Rooms Available Year Round

  Call 314-620-1971 or    

     618- 883- 2356 

 

Click here for website

 

 

100 Bob Michael St.

Naples, IL  62665

217-754-3700

 

www.evandysboatel.com

Open 7 Days a Week

 

A unique dining experience set on the banks of the Illinois River.  Great food, exceptional service, and scenic views.  Visit our website to view our menu and summer band schedule...  Click Here

 

 

Evandy's Boatel Jingle

Click here

 

LED boat lights

 

 

 

 

Website

stcharlesboat.com

 

 

Click here for Map

 

Open

Golden Eagle Ferry

 Mon - Thu.. 5AM- 9PM

 Fri - Sat .... 5AM- 2AM

 Sun .......... 8AM- 9PM

 Holidays ... 8AM- 9PM

On Board Phone

618- 535-5759

Click here for website

 

Winfield Ferry

Closed

 

My River Home website

 

 

Closed Until Spring

 

PROPS

AREN'T JUST FOR

 BOATS

 

Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs


Meisinger Aviation

 Spirit of St. Louis Airport

 636-536-3976
 

Aircraft Sales

Management

Acquisition

e-mail

Kirk.blomgren@mallcstl.com
 

Click here for website

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for map

 

 

Click here

for race schedule

 

Call office at 636-250-7500 for information on dockage, rack storage, winter storage, winterizing and service or repairs.

 

Click here

for 2014 price Schedule

 

E-mail Liberty Harbor.. libertyinstl@yahoo.com

 

6257 Highway V

St. Charles, Mo

Click here for Map

 

 

Club 636-250-4333

Marina 636-250-4321

 

 

 

Click here for website

 

 

 

Buy 4 Ramps

Get 1 Free

 

 Click here for website

 

Click here for Map

 

2014 Price Sheet

Click here

 

 

THREE LOCATIONS
Close to where you are on the river

STORAGE short & long term

4 BOAT LIFTS- up to 60 tons

MOBILE SERVICE

Click here for website

 

Auto Repair

Trailer Repair

Trailer Parts

Trailer Hitchers & Accessories

 

N County

(314) 972- 9700

.

Maryland Heights

(314) 739- 5110

.

Chesterfield

(636) 532- 1532

.

Valley Park

(636) 225- 3621

 

 click here for website

 

 

 

 

Landmap from Alton IL
Landmap from St.Charles.Mo

 

 

 The Big Kahuna

click here

 

Grafton Harbor Winery

Click here

 

 

UMR 222.2

Marine Gas,

Diesel Fuel,  Ice

 

Docks, Rack Storage

 2 Lifts

Repairs all makes & models

 

636-250-3446

 

Map.. click here

 

Woodland Marina

website click here

 

 

 

4030 N. Service Road

St. Peters, Mo

636-949-9926

Click here for website

 

 

Click here for website

 

Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set ....$499

Boater Owned / Operated

 

River Road Renegades Show Team

Sponsor Info...Click here   

 

 

 

Click here for website and more information

 

 

 

Toll-Free:

866-249-2135


See class schedule for East Coast, Great Lakes & Midwest locations.
www.wegivethetest.com

 

 

If you dream it,

I can build it. 

If you break it,

I can fix it

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission

Neighbors of the Mississippi is a coalition of people and
organizations which advocate for fair and equitable policies
regarding flood relief on the Upper Mississippi River.
 

 

Click here for Website

 

 

Docks-Dry Storage-Ramp-Repairs-Gas 24/7 Transients welcome

Ramp Passes & Storage

636-946-2073

Click here for Yahoo Map

 
email RiverBill

RiverBill hails out of

Woodland  Marina

UMR 222.2
 

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By Service

 

ATTRACTIONS

  Alton Ski Club

  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark

 

BOAT

ACCESSORIES

  Alarm 24

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

  SuperBrightLEDs

  Verlo Mattress

      Factory Stores

 

BOAT

DEALERS

  Lewis Boats

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

FIBERGLASS

  Fiberblass By Lehman

 

CHARTERS

  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark

 

CONSERVATION

  St. Louis River

      Keeper

 

FERRIES

  Golden Eagle Ferry

 

Jet Ski

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

INSURANCE

  Mixon Insurance

      Agency

 

MARINAS

  The Alton Marina

  Duck Club Y.C. St.Louis

  Grafton Harbor

  John's Boat Harbor

  Eagles Landing

  Lake Center Marina

  My River Home

  North Shore Marina

  Palisades Yacht Club

  Polestar Boating Center

  Port Charles Harbor

  Two Rivers Marina

  Woodland Marina

  Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

MARINE

SERVICE

  Bloch Marine

     Service

  Lewis Boats

  Little Johns Marine

     Service

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  Crystal Photography

 

RESTAURANTS

  The Big Kahuna

  Boathouse Food &

      Deck

  Cedar Hill Resort

  Evendy's Boatel

  Kinder's

  Longshot Saloon

  Palisades Yacht Club

 

TOWING

  Bloch Marine

     Service

     Towboat US

  Port Charles Harbor

 

UPHOLSTERY

  Fibrenew

 

WINERIES

  Grafton Harbor Winery

 

 

 

 

RiverBills Picture Gallery

 

 

Hello,

You are invited to view photographs from my "Riverbills - 2014 St. Louis Boat Show" gallery.

Enjoy,
Crystal Photography

http://crystalphotography.zenfolio.com/p262467192
 

© Crystal Photography

2013 Boat Show Albums

 

 

 Hello,

You are invited to view photographs from my "Riverbills - 2013 St. Louis Boat Show" gallery.

If you would like to order prints,crop to your discretion then click the BUY button while looking at the photo you like to purchase.

Enjoy,
Crystal Photography
http://crystalphotography.zenfolio.com/p702274398

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RiverBills Photo Gallery.....

2013 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow
Photos by Mary Tiemann
2/10/2013

 

 

 

 Click here and check out the RiverBills Photo Gallery

 

   Watch for more pictures soon........

 

Boat Show Pictures from

Thursday Night !

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

 

STL Boat & Sports Show Pics

 

There are 44 new Boat Show pictures on RiverBills Facebook page !

Click here and check it out !

 

 

 Boat Show Picture Video !

Click here to check out video

 

 

Hi Bill,

Added some more pictures from the Boat Show and video of the RiverBills Night to the www.riverwebcams.com website.

We will be getting more over the weekend.
Darryll Weil

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

Setting up for the

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

is on YouTube

 

click on pic to view Video on YouTube

 

The Video of the Day... was sent to us by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat............  "After You."
 

 

Bill,


Starting to fine tune the video project to make it easier to edit. Combined Monday and Tuesday and added titles before and after the time lapse. It is on my YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/79hmj5cxDEI

Right at a minute in length right now and a little better quality. Also put it on the www.riverwebcams.com

 

Live pictures will go up on riverwebcams Thursday morning.

Enjoy, Darryll

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com
 

Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

Click here and check out Darryll's slide show of pictures from the Eagle Watch Party.

More pictures added recently

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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