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Anheuser Estate

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Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Claudia Burris, Hoppies Marina correspondent.


Hi Bill,

The river looked so pretty from the Anheuser Estate this morning, right
next to Hoppies Marina.


See you on the river!

Claudia Burris
Hoppies Marina correspondent

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Dennis & Susie Carroll



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Dennis & Susie Carroll out of The Yacht Club

 having fun at the lake during flood at the river



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2013 Blessing of the Fleet





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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2013 ......   were sent to us by Jessica McKay who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis




We had a great time on Saturday and we are now blessed!


The planning committee did a great job! I'm sending a few pics from the day.....

Jessica McKay

Yacht Club of St. Louis



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Flood Warning
858 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014
...The flood warning continues for the following river in Illinois and Missouri...
Mississippi River
   at Louisiana
   Clarksville Lock and Dam 24
   Winfield Lock and Dam 25
.This Flood Warning is a result of heavy rainfall received over the Mississippi River basin earlier this month...

912 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014
...The flood warning continues for the following river in Illinois..
Illinois River
   at Hardin
.This Flood Warning is a result of backwater from the Mississippi River...
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Big Kahuna's 2014 Band Line-Up!

7/25 The Almond Bros. (Graham & Aaron), 7/26 Hookie
8/2 Whiskey River, 8/9 Come Closer, 8/16 Hard Luck, 8/23 The Real Street Band, 8/30 Killer Karizma, 8/31 Poker & Runn
9/6 Hookie, 9/13 Catfish Wille, 9/20 Whiskey River, 9/27 Poker & Runn
10/4 The Real Street Band, 10/11 Outlaw Opry, 10/18 Poker & Runn, 10/25 Hookie
11/1 Tanglefoot, 11/8 Outlaw Opry, 11/15 Thirst'n Howl, 11/22 The Real Street Band


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Navigation Channel Condition Status Report ....17 Jul 2014


    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition





Dredge Potter    - standby
Dredge America - standby


Mississippi River

The following zones are in the extreme high water recovery phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annexes:
Zone 28 (Mile 109.9 – Mile 185.4) A safety restriction is in effect for the St. Louis Harbor, Mile 184.0 to Mile 179.0. Southbound tows greater than 600 feet in length, excluding the towboat, SHALL limit their transit to daylight hours and should have a minimum of 250-horsepower for each loaded barge



Continuing until further notice the Melvin Price L/D (main chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.8, is closed for repairs. All vessels will be required to use the auxiliary chamber. Mariners may contact the L/D at (618) 462-1713 or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for additional information.


A UTV has been reported sunk in the vicinity of Mile 182.0, approximately 250 yards off the LDB (Illinois side of the river) and approximately 650 yards north of the I-70 Mississippi River Bridge. From a USACE Survey, revealed approximately 21 feet over the top of the UTV with the St. Louis Harbor Gauge at 24.8 feet above zero. Mariners are requested to favor the right descending side of the channel between approximate Miles 185.4 and 180.0 and to transit the area with caution



Missouri River

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Cofferdam installation is ongoing on both sides of the navigation channel, minimum horizontal clearance between cofferdams is 400 feet. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move on 30-minute advance notice by contacting the M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for information on the navigation channel condition


Get Ready For Swim Suit Season


Jessica Hovanec

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Email: jesshovanec@gmail.com            Phone: 636-634-1709 (text or call)

 Mississippi River Near Louisiana, Missouri

    Loose Barges Strike Rail Bridge, River Shut Down........


At around 4 am Tuesday, a southbound tow lost control of two barges, which ended up becoming wedged in the turntable of the Kansas City Southern Lines railroad bridge.  U.S. Coast Guard Operations Specialists Ra Wilkinson stated that the Kansas City Southern railroad company stopped rail traffic on that line about 5 am.  The Coast Guard shut the Mississippi River down at around 9:30 am.  Inspectors were sent out to inspect the span for damage, and it was expected to reopen Tuesday evening........


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




Ryan Kolb emailed us the following link with a good picture

Jul 22 at 12:42 PM

There is a barge stuck under the train bridge at Louisiana. Thought you might interested. http://www.connecttristates.com/m/news/story?id=1073342


RiverBill says.... Thanks for the news alert Ryan !



 Longshot Saloon, My River Home Update



RiverBills received an update on the flood cleanup from Christie, of My River Home fame....


"Longshot/My River Home is almost clean.


Larosa will reopen first week of August. This parking lot was seven feet under water."




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 John's Boat Harbor is OPEN !



John's Boat Harbor is open for your business !

Glenda is back in the office !


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 Eagles Landing Marina is OPEN !



John Patrico of Eagles Landing Marina informed RiverBills that they are all cleaned up from the flood and open for your business !


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 Palisades Yacht Club

    Clean Up Update


Amy Lewis, of Palisades Yacht Club Fame, texted RiverBills the following info about the cleanup going on at Palisades


"It's going good. I don't have any (pictures) but next time I'm there I'll send you some. Most of the mud will gone today, then working on paint and repairs.


Bales is doing a great job.


Amy Lewis

Palisades Yacht Club


 Grafton, IL

    Stolen Boat


Hey there RiverBill,


My name is Steve I live in Grafton, IL.


 My 22' Alweld with a 115 Evinrude was stolen from my house on July 1st.  If anyone has seen it, call Grafton police at 786-3354


Stephen Amburg


 Lost and Found

    Lost Boat ... Dardenne Slough, Mississippi River


Seeing if you can help, our river friend has a house about 5 houses from the top of the Dardenne Slough. During the flood his son tied his boat trailer and boat to his house. After being gone for a couple days he came back to check everything and the trailer was there and the boat was gone. He has a feeling his son didn't tie the boat up.. can you put a Lost & Found insert on Riverbills for him

He has called water patrol and the police but nothing yet..

Its a 17' Blue Polar Craft Aluminum Jon Boat, dent on front rail, wooden floor. Center console laying on the floor, 70HP merc, has diamond tread on corners and transom

Please call Kyle at 636-352-6988 or Danny 314-954-2959

You are the best and I am so happy to finally meet you after all these years lol

Tina Bohrer
It must be from me




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Mississippi River Near Portage Des Sioux, Missouri

    The Blessing Of The Fleet Has Been Rescheduled........


The 57th annual Blessing of the Fleet that had been scheduled for last weekend has been rescheduled.  The Blessing of the Fleet will be held on August 9th.  Vessels from both upstream and downstream of Portage des Sioux will merge near the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers around 2:15 pm.  There will be several places for spectators to check out the boat parade and blessing, including Palisades Yacht Club, and the adjacent harbor........


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





RiverBills received the following info from Amanda


We are back to being closed:-(
We will reopen Friday at 5pm unless the ferry opens before then.


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

Missouri River Near Kansas City, Missouri

    Body Reported In The Missouri River........


Just before 2 pm Tuesday, a motorist on Kansas City's Broadway Bridge spotted a body in the Missouri River, and called the authorities.  The Kansas City Fire Department dispatched water rescue crews, but it apparently was a false alarm.  A family has reported that a loved one might have fallen in the Missouri River on Sunday.........


Click here to read this news tidbit from kctv5.com.


River History....




July 23, 2009 in River History

Sharky's floating restaurant on Dardeene Slough at Woodland Marina sank.  The restaurant had been closed for business since 2007.


July 23, 2008 in River History

An accident on Mississippi River in New Orleans spilled 280,000 gallons of oil into the river.
The Mel Oliver was pushing a barge loaded with fuel oil when it suddenly changed course and veered into the path of the ship Tintomara.

The captain of the Mel Oliver was not on board. He had left the pushboat several days earlier to drive to Illinois for personal reasons. The Apprentice Mate and the captain had an arrangement where they would cover for each other when one wanted time away from the pushboat.





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Mississippi River Near Memphis, Tennessee

   Dredge Hurley Removing Mississippi River Sediment........


One of the jobs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to maintain a 9 foot navigational channel along the Mississippi River.  At this time, the 350 foot Dredge Hurley is working to remove sediment from the bottom of the river.  The Dredge Hurley began work early Sunday morning, and should wrap up operations by the end of the week.  A Corps spokesman said that the dredge is removing sediment form the riverbed, and moving it out of the navigation channel........


Click here to read this news story from wmcactionnews5.com.  With Photos




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US Army Corps of Engineers
     Wappapello Lake Water Safety Success Story

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District Park Ranger John Daves assisted two individuals who were having trouble in the water at Wappapello Lake, July 12.

While responding to an unrelated report at Peoples Creek Beach, Daves heard a yell for help and spotted two individuals struggling in the water. Daves immediately ran toward the beach and instructed other swimmers in the area to throw something that floats to the individuals in trouble. As two other swimmers entered to help the individuals, Daves spotted a life jacket lying on the beach from the Wappapello Lake Loaner Station and he instructed another visitor to throw it to the struggling swimmers as he controlled a crowd of people who wanted to go in and help.

Once both victims were safely on shore, Daves spoke with them about the importance of wearing a life jacket. He showed them where the life jacket loaner station was located on the beach and helped fit them with a life jacket.

Everyone was shaken up by the incident but very thankful for the help and quick action of Ranger Daves.

Remember these four basics steps to help someone who is struggling in the water: Reach, Throw, Row, Go for Help!

Reprinted fromthe US Army Corps of Engineers..  Click here

Boating Safety

   NY Prosecutor Calls For Stronger Boater Safety Laws........


Recently, Nassau, New York District Attorney Kathleen Rice called for more strict boating safety laws in New York, and across the nation.  On Sunday, Rice laid out several proposals that are intended to prevent tragedies on the water.  The proposals include measures that would require boaters to obtain safety certificates, as well as measures requiring periodic safety inspections for boats........


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


It's That Time of the Year Again

     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

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River Ferries

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618 - 396-2535

Winfield Ferry...............618 - 396-2535

Grafton Ferry...............

Missouri State Highway Patrol
     News Release

Troop G Officers Participate In River Enforcement Project

Captain Mark G. Inman, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces the results of a special enforcement operation conducted on the Black River in Reynolds County. On July 19, 2014, Troop G troopers focused their enforcement efforts on a stretch of the Black River near Lesterville, Missouri. The area had been previously identified as an area with a high number of underage drinking and illegal drug usage reports. The results of the operation are as follows:

18- drug arrests
2- minor in possession of intoxicating liquor summonses
6- other misdemeanor criminal arrests
1- misdemeanor warrant arrest

Captain Inman says, âWe are fortunate to have such beautiful streams to enjoy with our friends and family. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is dedicated to making your outing as safe and enjoyable as possible. Nobody wants to share our waterways with a drunk or drugged boater.â

In support of âThe Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths,â the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!


Reprinted from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.. Click here


Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    MLK Bridge Closure Delayed A Year........


The Martin Luther King Bridge was slated to be shut down next month for needed repairs to the bridge's road deck.  The repair work was expected to take several months.  Illinois, however, postponed closing the span until next year.  Apparently, a bid to complete the project came in higher than what the Illinois Department of Transportation had expected.  For now, IDOT has placed the project on hold, so they can revise their plans, and seek new bids at a later date........


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


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Who's Open.. Who's Closed


Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Big Kahuna.......................  Open

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

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

Kinder's Restaurant............  Open

Longshot Saloon................  Open

LaRosa Cantina.................. Opening Soon

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Opening Soon

Sundowners.......................  Open


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The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

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Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

Gone Fishin'

Everyone we talk to around here in Key West that has been here a while says that it's unusually hot this year. The median high for Key West is 90 degrees, and the highs have hit that several times in the last few weeks, but those highs usually don't occur until August.



Our marina doesn't have a pool, but they've roped off an area in a slip near the ship's store to be used as a "swimmin' hole", but in the photo, I'm laying on a raft in our own slip, something we do when we don't take out the boat or the dinghy. I use the hose to jet myself around in the slip. No need to paddle.
We've been taking Swing Set out at least once a week to keep the cobwebs out. On our last outing, we cruised up to Newfound Harbor and dropped the dinghy to mingle with all the other boaters at Picnic Island.

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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.




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Saturday, July 19

     US Army Corps of Engineers

     Our Solar System" program to be held at Rend Lake

Benton, Il- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake would like to extend a special invitation to join us Saturday, July 19th, at the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center, as we view the night sky. This program will be presented by a Rend Lake College science instructor Greg Hollmann. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will end at 10:00 p.m. We will be viewing the solar system as the sun is setting through binoculars and a 10-inch telescope. Everyone is sure to have a great time.

Gather your friends and family and get on down to the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center on Saturday, July 19th for a tour of the solar system. For more information call the Rend Lake Project Office at 618-724-2493. We hope to see you there.


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US Army Corps of Engineers

     Carlyle Lake


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket. Over two-thirds of people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.

Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com

The Carlyle Lake Multi-Use Trail is accessible for hiking, walking and biking offering a 17 mile roundtrip loop extending from the Dam West Day Use Area to Saddle Dam III. Also, the Willow Pond Fitness Trail located south of the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center offers a unique outdoor fitness opportunity for visitors. The fitness trail is a 1/5 mile paved trail that encompasses an old farm pond and is home to many different species of wildlife. The serenity of this area adds to the enjoyment of getting fit.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and at the beaches every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the recreation season. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Friday, July 18th:
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground –Survival
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Get Outdoors
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Handy Garden

Saturday, July 19th:
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Dam West Beach - Water Safety Games
3:30 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
3:30 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Game
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Handy Garden
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Survival
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Get Outdoor

Sunday, July 20th:
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
3:30 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
3:30 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games

The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Visitor Center has exhibits, an informational video on Carlyle Lake, gift shop, and brochures to help plan your stay at Carlyle Lake.

Life jackets are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center through the “Life Jacket Loan Program”. For a $5.00 deposit, a life jacket can be borrowed for the day. When the life jacket is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded. Please remember to always wear your life jacket when in, on, or around the water. Life jacket loaner stations are also available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps.

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at carlylelake@usace.army.mil


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Grafton, IL

    Captain's Courses

   OUPV (6-pak) & TOWING Endorsement
Starts - July 17, 2014
WHERE: St. Patrick’s Church Hall
11 North Evans Street, Grafton IL 62037


2 - 4-day weekends-in-a-row OUPV (6-pak) - $799
Thursday, July 17, 2014 thru Sunday, July 20, 2014 &
Thursday, July 24, 2014 thru Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

4-hr. TOWING Endorsement - $99
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

First Aid/CPR AED - $60 (Paid to Instructor)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

OUPV (6-pak) & TOWING Endorsement

Starts - July 17, 2014

Mariner Credential Assistance
Let World
Captain Donna Pease
World Wide Marine Training
22532 Highway 55 East, Oriental, NC 28571
Phone: 866-249-2135   Fax: 561-509-6642






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2014 Blessing of the Fleet....










Blessing of the Fleet Update



Blessing of the Fleet is being postponed indefinitely.

Due to the flooding currently going on it has become necessary to postpone the Blessing of the Fleet. Once the level on the Grafton gauge drops below 21 feet we will need at least a week to allow for cleanup of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers site, local roads and businesses. Currently Palisades Yacht Club is closed and Longshot Saloon / My River Home is using the rear entrance off of LeClaire Street, the LaRosa Cabana Bar is closed. Current projections show about 22.7 on July 19th, the original date. Check the Blessing website at www.blessingofthefleetstl.com and www.riverbills.com for updates.  Here is a link to the Mississippi River at Grafton gauge for reference.  http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lsx&gage=grfi2&prob_type=stage

Darryll Weil, President, Blessing of the Fleet Inc.



July 19,2014

   The Longshot Saloon Bi-state Biker Bash




Grafton, IL

    Captain's Courses

   OUPV (6-pak) & TOWING Endorsement
Starts - July 17, 2014
WHERE: St. Patrick’s Church Hall
11 North Evans Street, Grafton IL 62037


2 - 4-day weekends-in-a-row OUPV (6-pak) - $799
Thursday, July 17, 2014 thru Sunday, July 20, 2014 &
Thursday, July 24, 2014 thru Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

4-hr. TOWING Endorsement - $99
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

First Aid/CPR AED - $60 (Paid to Instructor)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

OUPV (6-pak) & TOWING Endorsement

Starts - July 17, 2014

Mariner Credential Assistance
Let World
Captain Donna Pease
World Wide Marine Training
22532 Highway 55 East, Oriental, NC 28571
Phone: 866-249-2135   Fax: 561-509-6642


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Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs

Meisinger Aviation

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RiverBills Picture Gallery




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

Crystal Photography


© Crystal Photography

2013 Boat Show Albums




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.

Crystal Photography




RiverBills Photo Gallery.....

2013 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow
Photos by Mary Tiemann




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


Boat Show Pictures from

Thursday Night !

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STL Boat & Sports Show Pics


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

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 Boat Show Picture Video !

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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


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."



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

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.

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