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09-21-10 - 09-30-10

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 

 It's Thursday

  30 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

 

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The Picture of the Day ...... is from Mike Kolisch of the boat.... COOL BREEZE

 

 

Tuesday afternoon my wife Joan and I were enjoying Enterprise Island when this yellow sea plane landed and pulled up to the beach. A very nice man got out and started cleaning off the pontoons and polishing up plane it was a pretty cool site.

 

Mike Kolisch

COOL BREEZE

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

 

Sunday Morning @ Grafton Harbor

 

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The Pictures of this Day in 2009 ----  were sent in by Paul & Joan Barbary, who hail out of Grafton Harbor in the boat ........."The Last One."

 

 

Hi Bill,
On Sunday morning with my coffee cup in hand, I walked to the end of the dock. Looking down river I said to myself, go get the camera. I got back in time to get these shots. You can see the Grafton Ferry and the Lighthouse silhouetted against the sun and clouds. I love this time of year.

Paul & Joan Barbary
Grafton Harbor
"The Last One"

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale...  2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

 

Description

 

2001 MAXUM 3500 SCR, NEW ARRIVAL! This Maxum 3500 SCR Express Cruiser is Very Full Featured and Very Reasonably Priced Compared to the Market! Features Include: Twin Mercruiser 8.1 Ltr/380hp Closed Cooling, Multi Port Injected Horizon V Drives * a Raytheon RL70 Pathfinder Radar * Full Marine Instrumentation at the Helm * Walk Thru Windshield * Simpson Lawrence Automatic Windlass with Helm Remote and Bow Pedals * Spacious Cockpit and Cabin Accomodations with Quarters for (6) Comfortably * Power Engine Hatch * a Westerbeke 3 Kilowatt Generator * Custom Entertainment Systems both Cabin and Cockpit * Cockpit Wet Bar with New U Line Ice Maker * Dual Bow Sun Pads * Dual Biminis with Full Enclosures * Cockpit Cover * and Much More! Please See the Detailed Description for All the Specifications! This Maxum 35 Foot Express Yacht is Turn Key and Ready to Go with a Lot of Extras!

 

 

Click here to go to Boat Trader for more details on this boat.

 


Call Bob Slough at Lewis Boats for more information......  314-335-9846
 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10


2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

                                                            

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


 

Navigation Notices ......

 

No Navigation Notices


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

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The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Make us a stop on the annual Rat Run!

Hotrod Moped will be here from 1pm - 5pm instead of Triple R Barr Band

Weather is going to be perfect for the ride out here. Hope to see you soon!

 

http://www.thelongshotsaloon.com/

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine

 

Hat Island

 

It appears that Hat Island is the topic of discussion once again as to what is private property and what is public property. The Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police Officers have taken action in the past arresting subjects for trespassing on this island. We are not doing this to pick on them. We have a complaint from all the landowners of the islands around Hat Island and Hat Island itself. The Calhoun County States Attorney has told us that the property is private land. As a result, we will continue to arrest subjects because the landowners have a complaint.

The internet is not the place to argue if this land is private or public. This needs to be done in a court of law. If you get arrested, then fight it. In the last several years, everyone has pled guilty.

The easiest way for everyone would be one of these two options. 1) You could file a civil suit yourself against the landowner or 2) get the Corp of Engineers to take up the fight with the landowner.

Until this problem is resolved in court, please stay off those islands. We could be working on several other things to protect the public and resources, but when the landowner complains, we must respond.

Sgt. Mark Wagner
Illinois Conservation Police

Meramec River Near Fenton, Missouri

   Fenton Finishing Up Flood Buyouts........

 

With the recent purchases of six houses in a flood-prone area along the Meramec River, the city of Fenton is closer to converting that land into a park.  Grants from the federal government allowed the buyout.  There are only two more privately held properties left along Larkin-Williams Road.   Over the years, Fenton has been occasionally buying up area properties since the floods of 1982.  City officials are waiting for the next round of grants before initiating negotiations for the last two properties........

 

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

 

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

Lake of the Ozarks

   MarineMax Lake Ozark is now authorized dealer for Harris Pontoons
 

MarineMax Lake Ozark is now an authorized dealer for the sales and service of Harris Pontoons. Harris Flotebote has been a leader in the pontoon industry for over 50 years, and has put those years to use in creating the best pontoon on the water.

 

Click here to read Press Release

 

Mark Twain Lake

   M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center Grand Opening October 2, 2010


The Grand Opening of the new M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is set for October 2, 2010. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and the Mark Twain Lake Visitor and Educational Resource Center Committee extend invitations to everyone to visit the new facility. The Visitor Center is located at the south end of the Clarence Cannon Dam, 12 miles south of Monroe City, Missouri, off of Route J.

 

The above re-printed from the US Army Corps of Engineers website

River History....

 

September 30, 1993

 

Flood of 1993…..The Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, was above flood stage for 144 days between April 1 and September 30, 1993

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Asian Carp Update

   Carp May Go Hungry In Lake Michigan........

 

Asian carp may have been beaten to the Lake Michigan dinner table by the tiny quagga mussel.  Gary Fahnenstiel, senior ecologist with NOAA's Great Lakes Environments Research Laboratory, stated that the quagga mussel has already depleted the plankton supply and made the Lake inhospitable to the carp.  Duane Chapman, a fisheries biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is not so sure.  In fact, Chapman is working with researchers to determine what the carp might dine on in the Lake when the plankton supply runs short........

 

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

 

Con Trios Membership Meeting and Party

   Saturday October, 9th 

 

Membership Meeting and Party, Saturday October 9th from 3 to 7 PM at Sharky's, no RSVP, $15 at the door, food and band at 6 PM. New Board will be introduced, get your ballots in to Susie.

 

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

New Fall Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
THURSDAYS:
$2 Wells & Burger Special
FRIDAYS:
$1 Cans with DJ/Karaoke
SATURDAYS:
Live Music Every Sat Night with 4.99 Fish Fritter Buffet & $10 Buckets

 

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

10/2 Music by Colin
10/9 Lisa Jones
10/16 TBA
10/23 David Cantani *Kitchen Closed due to Fall Chili Party
10/30 Walt Miller
SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

 

Oct 3rd Rat Run Music by Kevin Tipton & BBQ Pulled Pork Special
Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire Music by David Cantini

Palisades Yacht Club Update......

 

New Fall Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
THURSDAYS: $2 Wells & Burger Special
FRIDAYS: $1 Cans with DJ/Karaoke
SATURDAYS: Live Music Every Saturday Night with 4.99 Fish Fritter Buffet & $10 Buckets
10/2 Music by Colin
10/9 Lisa Jones
10/16 TBA
10/23 David Cantani *Kitchen Closed due to Fall Chili Party
10/30 Walt Miller
SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports


Oct 3rd Rat Run Music by Kevin Tipton & BBQ Pulled Pork Special
Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire Music by David Cantini
 

Missouri And Mississippi Rivers

   Missouri River Won't Help Restore Louisiana Coast........

 

Since the Missouri River is the longest tributary of the Mississippi River, and drains an enormous watershed in the western United States and Canada, it has been credited with contributing about half of the mud that created the Mississippi River delta.   Estimates on the amount of sediment deposited at the delta prior to 1900 are around 400 million metric tons per year.  Now, the Rivers carry less than half of that.  These days, sediment is being retained in the reservoirs behind six dams.........

 

        Click here to read this news story from nola.com.  With Photo and Map.

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Weather looks great for the weekend come up and see us only a few weekends left. Open Sat and Sundays till Oct 24. Potter is dredging below lock 25. You would think with the water high they won't need to.

 

Grafton Harbor

Come Party with us at the BIG KAHUNA this weekend! New Menu Items! Great Bands!And Good Times!!

 

Palisades YachtClub

Oct 3rd Rat Run Music by Kevin Tipton & BBQ Pulled Pork Special
Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire Music by David Cantini

 

New Fall Hours: Thursday -Sunday Opening at 2pm
THURSDAY: $2 Wells & Burger Special
FRIDAYS: $1 Cans with DJ/Karaoke
SATURDAYS: Live Music Every Saturday Night with 4.99 Fish Fritter Buffet & $10 Buckets
SUNDAY: FUNDAY $2 Imports
 

 

Sharky's

Thursday - Trivia Night starts! 1/2 price 16" Pizzas and $11 Buckets of Beer.

 

Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party....Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 3:00pm...... No RSVP needed, $15 at the door. Food and Band start at 6 PM. New Borad will be introduced, get your ballots in to Susie.
 

 

The Longshot Saloon

Annual Rat Run this Sunday, October 3rd, make us one of your stops on the Rat Run! Thunder Alley Burn Out Pit, great food and drink specials at the Longshot Saloon, Bike Wash Girls, Jager Girls, Live Entertainment - Party outside starts at 11:00 am!

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Big Bass Bash Coming Up........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks will play host to the Big Bass Bash, the year's premiere amateur bass fishing tournament.   More than $160,000 will be up for grabs, with a top prize of $50,000 for the heaviest bass of the weekend.  The Big Bass Bash will be October 2 - 3, 2010........

 

        Click here to read this news article form lakeexpo.com.  With Photo.

   

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Rock River Near Rock Falls, Illinois

    Low River Levels Shut Down Power Plant.........

 

Residents of Rock Falls, Illinois will be seeing higher power bills, as their hydroelectric power plant is not currently generating electricity.  The reason is that the levels of the Rock Rover are too low.  The low River levels were caused by a damaged gate in the Upper Dam........

 

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

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    2010 Duck Season Promises Plentiful Ducks, Generous Limits, Spotty Habitat


JEFFERSON CITY–The 2010 waterfowl season promises a mixed bag for hunters, with more ducks but less habitat than usual. The winners will be those hunters who look for opportunities outside the usual hunting hot spots.

WATERFOWL POPULATIONS

Resource Scientist Andy Raedeke said annual surveys of waterfowl nesting grounds in the northern United States and Canada show continued strong numbers of most duck and goose species. Raedeke, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s waterfowl expert, said the total number of breeding ducks seen in mid-continent surveys was approximately 41 million. That is down three percent from 2009, but still 21 percent above the long-term average.

The number of mallards – the mainstay of mid-continent duck hunting – mirrored the overall trend, similar to last year but still 12 percent above the long-term average.

Eight out of 11 species tracked in the annual surveys were above long-term averages. ...Click here to continue reading this news article on the MDC website

 

 

The above re-printed from the MDC website

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

 

 

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Boat Manufacturer

   Battery Powered Yacht In The Works........

 

Recently, International Battery announced that they are teaming up with Electric Marine Propulsion to construct hybrid power units for large vessels.  On September 21, a 60 foot Tag Yachts catamaran, "Tang", was launched, and is powered by wind-generated electricity, that is stored lithium-ion batteries from International Battery.  When the wind is too light to produce power, twin 22 kilowatt generators kick in to charge the batteries as needed.  Currently, the vessel is undergoing testing off the coast of South Africa, and will be sailing to it's owner later in the year........

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

 It's Wednesday

  29 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Tuesday at Grafton Harbor

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... is from Jan DeSherlia of Grafton harbor

 

 

It is a beautiful morning at Grafton Harbor and the pelicans are back.
I hope that you have had the experience of seeing the pelicans traveling by river. They fly single file diving a soaring back up again over and over again.
They are an amazing bird!!

Have a Great Day!!
Joe and Jan

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of this Day in 2005 ----  was of a row of sailboats silhouetted against last  Saturday's sunset......What a picture......Look at those magnificent colors !

    The pic  was taken by Captain Harry Ragland, of the sailboat "Tapacolo".   Harry wrote in his e-mail:

 

" Saturday was a good day for sailing, with steady winds out of the East.   I sailed "Tapacolo"  from Portage Des Sioux to Alton and back.   By the time I got docked the sun was setting, and this is how it looked from the back porch of Palisades Yacht Club."

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale.. Slip at Duck Club Marina

 

  Description

 

    50 foot ...D Dock # 53

    Price $ 38,500

    Ernie Patti
    314-409-2458 or 636-532-0074

 

BACK TO TOP

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10


2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

                                                            

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


 

Navigation Notices ......

 

No Navigation Notices


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~

The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Make us a stop on the annual Rat Run!

Hotrod Moped will be here from 1pm - 5pm instead of Triple R Barr Band

Weather is going to be perfect for the ride out here. Hope to see you soon!

 

http://www.thelongshotsaloon.com/

 

Tonight

 

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine

 

 

Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

    Lewis And Clark Tower To Get Upgrades........

 

Over the next few months, the recently dedicated Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower will be getting some upgrades.  In the works are plans for an amphitheater, picnic shelters, a prairie grass wetland, plantings, lighting and interpretive stations.  The upgrades should be finished by spring and will be funded by state and federal grants.  The three tiered observation tower has drawn more than 11,000 visitors since it's May opening........

 

        Click here to read this news story from wicd15.com.

 

Mississippi River Near Hartford, Illinois

    Lewis And Clark Tower To Get Upgrades........

 

Over the next few months, the recently dedicated Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower will be getting some upgrades.  In the works are plans for an amphitheater, picnic shelters, a prairie grass wetland, plantings, lighting and interpretive stations.  The upgrades should be finished by spring and will be funded by state and federal grants.  The three tiered observation tower has drawn more than 11,000 visitors since it's May opening........

 

        Click here to read this news story from wicd15.com.

 

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

 

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

 

New Products.......

   What a Ride This Would Be !

   Sea Breacher X

 

The Seabreacher X is the latest and most advanced submersible watercraft that we have built to date: This exciting new version is based on the dolphin-inspired Seabreacher J, but it has a more aggressive Shark-style body. The X model also steps up the performance envelope with a 260hp supercharged engine, propelling the vessel to a top speed of 50mph on the surface and 25mph below.

 

Click here to watch video on YouTube  (with music, turn the volume down if at work))

 

Click here to go to Sea Breacher website for more information

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Carolyn Schlueter for this news item

 

Above re-printed from Sea Breacher website

Missouri River Projects

   Corps' Missouri River Plan Shouldn't Affect Dead Zone........

 

Tuesday, a study was released determining that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to deposit tons of sediment into the Missouri River as a way to recreate habitat would not significantly affect the size of the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone".  The idea for the plan is to create shallow, slow moving habitats for fish and other wildlife.  Official raised concerns that the sediment may contain nitrogen and phosphorous that would contribute to the "dead zone".  The Corps had requested the study two years ago........

 

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

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Mississippi River Near Lansing, Iowa

   High Waters Cause Houseboats To Break Loose........

 

Monday afternoon, the high level of the Mississippi River caused 12 houseboats to break loose from their moorings and float free.  Crews also searched for a reported gas leak, but did not find any leaks.  Officials have reported that all of the houseboats have been rounded up........

 

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

Con Trios Membership Meeting and Party

   Saturday October, 9th 

 

Membership Meeting and Party, Saturday October 9th from 3 to 7 PM at Sharky's, no RSVP, $15 at the door, food and band at 6 PM. New Board will be introduced, get your ballots in to Susie.

 

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

Missouri River Near Sioux City, Iowa

    Docks Wash Away From The Missouri River Boat Club........

 

High water levels on the Missouri River as well as large trees conspired to wash away 18 docks and 14 boats from the Missouri River Boat Club.  All the boats have been rounded up, but the majority of the docks are a total write-off.  The Dakota City Fire Department utilized their rescue boat to corral the vessels.  Club members will rebuild the docks over the winter, and expect to have repairs completed by spring........

 

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

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Weather looks great for the weekend come up and see us only a few weekends left. Open Sat and Sundays till Oct 24. Potter is dredging below lock 25. You would think with the water high they won't need to.

 

Grafton Harbor

Come Party with us at the BIG KAHUNA this weekend!New Menu Items!Great Bands!And Good Times!!

 

Sharky's

Wednesday - All You Can Eat Crab Boil and Jazz at Sunset
Thursday - Trivia Night starts, click here for more info.

 

Con Trios Yacht Club Membership Party....Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 3:00pm...... No RSVP needed, $15 at the door. Food and Band start at 6 PM. New Borad will be introduced, get your ballots in to Susie.
 

 

The Longshot Saloon

Annual Rat Run this Sunday, October 3rd, make us one of your stops on the Rat Run! Thunder Alley Burn Out Pit, great food and drink specials at the Longshot Saloon, Bike Wash Girls, Jager Girls, Live Entertainment - Party outside starts at 11:00 am!

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

   

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Ethanol Update

    EPA's Ethanol Decision Coming Soon........

 

Within a few days, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce their decision on whether or not to allow an increase in the content of ethanol in gasoline by 50%.  Currently, the level of ethanol in gasoline is 10%, and the proposal is to bump that up to 15%.  BoatU.S. is urging recreational boaters to go to BoatUS.com/gov to voice your concerns on ethanol to the President, and request that the EPA be required to complete E15 testing........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit BoatUS.com/gov.

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

 

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Boat Manufacturer

   Crestliner Re-Locates Production........

 

Lund Boat Company is moving their Crestliner plant from Little Falls, Minnesota to New York Mills, Minnesota.  The move may create jobs in New York Falls, but at the cost of around 180 jobs in Little Falls.  Crestline production is winding down, and the Little Falls plant should close by the end of the year........

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

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 It's Tuesday

  28 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Congratulations to

Little John's Motorsports

Racing Team

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... is from Jessica Hovanec's facebook photos.

 

From: diane
To: LITTLEJOHNSINC@aol.com
Sent: 9/27/2010 1:19:32 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Smokin in the cove ..another photo


Hi John,

Here is a summary I sent to some friends:



Well, Randy did awesome!!

 

This was a national race so there were 27 boats in his class compared to a normal 10-12 every other race. All of the 27 boats ran on Friday and Saturday to fight for only 16 spots in the finals. Randy fought hard and qualified at #13 out of the 16. His qualifying run was a 7.05 which normally would be one of the top spots but EVERYONE had their boats tuned in great. In fact, two of the boats ran perfect 7.000 and there were two more at 7.001 and 7.002.

Sunday was the final race day for the 16 boats that qualified. Randy, being ranked #13, had to go against higher ranked boats each time. In the first round he beat the #5 guy and in the quarterfinals he knocked out the #1 guy who ran the perfect 7.000 the previous day. He then won the semi final heat and was into the finals. He red lighted in the finals (went too early) but the guy who beat him had been quick on the clock with 0.01 to 0.05 reaction times so the only way Randy could win was if he took a chance at the starting line. It didn’t work but he still took home the runner-up title and a nice check. By the time the ceremony was over and we got everything loaded, it was late and we didn’t pull into Little John’s until 5:00 am this morning.

And today is just another day at the office…whew

 

Diane

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of this Day in 2006 ----  was from Kurt Jaeger, who hails out of the My River Home harbor in the boat "Patricia Ann".  He sent us a picture of his wife enjoying a beautiful river-sunset:

 

Kurt wrote: 

Bill,
In keeping with the sunset theme, here is a picture I titled "Cocktail Hour @ River Mile 214". This is my wife Patricia aboard our boat "Patricia Ann", enjoying the view. We are lucky to have such a great place to cruise so close to home. Really enjoy your website Bill.

Kurt Jaeger (My River Home)

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale..  1978 Carl Craft House Boat

 

Description

 

Just under 800 hrs. on twin 220 hp Crusader V-8 engines. V-drive's. Dual station. Bimini top for bridge, VHF radio's for both stations as well as AM/FM radios. New steering cable. 3 new water/fuel separators. 7.5 Kohler generator. New Carrier 15k roof ac/heatpump. New 3/4 size refrigerator/freezer. Microwave oven, 3 burner princess electric stove with oven. Crown toilet in head with shower. Sleeps 6, possibly 8. Flat screen TV and DVD player. Shakespear TV antenna. 3 New DC140 batteries with separate switches and all new .002 cabling. Navy blue and white, sharp looking.

 

$16,900.00

 

If your interested, CALL: Steve Wenzel at Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, IL.

815-357-8666

 

springbrookmarina.com 

 

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       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10


2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

                                                            

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

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Mississippi River At Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

    River Expected To Crest At 19 Feet........

 

The city officials in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin are expecting to see the Mississippi River crest at 19 feet a little later this week.  Flood stage in Prairie du Chien is 16 feet.  Prairie du Chien city administrator, Aaron Kramer stated that the Mississippi River should pass 16 feet by Tuesday evening, and the crest should arrive Friday afternoon........

 

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

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine

 

Mississippi River Basin

   High Nitrogen Not Farmer's Fault........

 

Farmers have been using the same amount of nitrogen as they were 30 years ago, but the agricultural practices that have been developed allow the nitrates to rapidly move from the field to the waterway.  The tile drainage system was a great breakthrough in the 19th and 20th centuries and allowed lands previously too wet to farm become very productive.  Recently, researchers from the University of Illinois and Cornell University found that fertilizer is but one cause of the high nitrogen content of the Mississippi River that contributes to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone........

 

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

 

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

 

Making Headway - Weekly Column
    By Captain Larry Walker



Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Tropical weather would sure be delightful! However, that's one thing that Santa can't bring this year, unless it involves a plane ticket!

For those of you that are cruising south this year, it’s time to go! A late departure gives you one more thing to think about. That is, survival in cold water. While we don't anticipate doing any swimming outside as winter approaches, we all know someone who has involuntarily gone over the side.

If you find yourself in cold water, there are a few "do's and don'ts" to consider. Once immersed in frigid water, it is a little late to try to reason out what might be the appropriate course of action to ensure your survival. A common misconception is that physical activity will keep your body temperature up while in cold water. Not so!

Hypothermia, the most common cause of fatalities among victims of shipwrecks, is defined as the "lowering of the body's core temperature to a critical level." What actually happens is that below a certain body temperature, your basic bodily functions begin to shut down, which can ultimately lead to death. In cold water, physical activity is the last thing that you should engage in.

Imagine that you put two rocks in a campfire long enough for them to become red-hot. Then, take them both out. Put one of them in front of an electric fan. Put the other in a pot of cold water. The rock in front of the fan will be hot for quite a while. The rock in the cold water will be cool in a few seconds.

The ability of water to cool something down is infinitely greater than the ability of air. Once you are in the water, any heat generated by physical activity will be miniscule as compared to the effect of the cold water in lowering your body temperature. The idea is to remain as motionless as is possible.

There are some precautions that you can take in the event that you think you will end up in the cold water. First, wear as much clothing as possible, short of restricting “necessary movement.” Concentrate on your hands, feet, head and neck, where much of your body heat may easily be lost. Button, zip and otherwise close up every opening before entering the water. Of course, these precautions are not feasible for an accidental fall overboard.

Once in the water, any unnecessary movement will cause you to "pump" warmer water out of your clothing. That warmer water will be displaced by colder water. The more motion there is, the more warm water will be "pumped" out. Less motion is better, except for purposes like attracting the attention of potential rescuers, etc.

In the event that there are several persons in the water, it is helpful to get into a "huddle" which will shield about half of your body form the motion of the wave action. Every little bit helps. Most people will become unconscious in 33-degree water in about 15 minutes and will expire in between 15 and 45 minutes. In 40 to 50 degree water, most people will be unconscious in 1-2 hours and will expire in 1-6 hours.

Cold water is something to be reckoned with, so be careful!

Until next time, I wish you clear skies, fair winds and calm seas!


Captain Larry Walker is the president of World Wide Marine Training, Inc., a U.S. Coast Guard Approved facility authorized to give examinations for captain's licenses up to 200 Ton Master, Able Seaman up to Unlimited, STCW-95, Radar, ARPA and other Endorsements (www.fromthehelm.com)
 

Missouri River Bridges

   New Kansas City Span Opens........

 

Monday, the barricades to the new Christopher S. Bond bridge were removed to allow 1 northbound lane of I-29/35 to cross the Missouri River.  By the end of the year, all lanes are expected to be opened, which is six months ahead of schedule.  The new span is replacing the Paseo Bridge, that will be removed in portions in 2011........

 

        Click here to read this news story from kansascity.com.

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

The Ashly Ruf T-Shirt for Sale

  
We are selling Ashly Ruf T-shirt at www.rushdragboat.com to help Ashly get back on the water.

 

We thank you for your support.

 


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   2 Dam Days Photos In........

 

The photos are in from the 2 Day Days Kayak Race........

 

        Click here to view the photoshow from lakeexpo.com

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

Kansas City

    Storm and Hail Killed Fish and Canada Geese

 

 

According to a news report on the Missouri Department of Conservation website.... severe hail from thunderstorms in the Kansas City area killed fish and Canadian Geese at a Northland lake.

Suddenly chilled water temperatures caused the fish kill and falling hailstones probably killed the geese.

The hail fell when microburst thunderstorms rolled across the Kansas City area on Sept. 18 with hail stones more than five inches in diameter in some areas. The hail was so deep that snow plows had to clear streets.

It also caused a sudden water temperature change that killed catfish, bass, bluegill and carp in some lakes.

Click here to read this news report

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Palisades YachtClub

Check out the aerial photos of Palisades yacht Club...

Click here to go to Palisades facebook page.
 

Sharky's

TRIVIA NIGH STARTS ON THURSDAYS SEPT 30TH

 

The Longshot Saloon

Annual Rat Run this Sunday, October 3rd, make us one of your stops on the Rat Run! Thunder Alley Burn Out Pit, great food and drink specials at the Longshot Saloon, Bike Wash Girls, Jager Girls, Live Entertainment - Party outside starts at 11:00 am!

 

While Trolling The Internet........

 

We reeled in a photo of a fisherman profiled against the Mississippi River, shot below the Melvin Price Locks and Dam No.26........

 

        Click here to view the photo from thetelegraph.com.

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Sailboat Race Photos Have Been Posted........

 

Photos from the Ozark Yacht Club's sailboat race to Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill have been posted........

 

        Click here to check out the photoshow from lakeexpo.com.

 

     

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

 

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   Olympian Victorious In 2 Dam Days Marathon.........

 

Mike Herbert, an Olympic medalist from Rogers, Arkansas, took the top spot in the solo class of the first annual 91 mile 2 Dam Days marathon on the Lake of the Ozarks.  Herbert also completed the completed the race with the fastest time and pocketed a cool $2,400 in prize money.  The race was hosted by the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance........

 

        Click here to read this news story from lakeexpo.com.

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

 It's Monday, Monday

  27 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Palisades Yacht Club's

Redneck Fishing Tournament

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... is from Jessica Hovanec's facebook photos.

 

It's Ken Spencer, Lindsey Nicole, Jessica Hovanec at Saturday's Redneck Fishing Tournament at Palisades Yacht Club.

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of this Day in 2006 ----  were from Terrie and Brian Bert,  of the boat Gulliewash.  They snapped a shot of one of those marvelous sunsets we have this time of year.  

 

Bill,

  A few of us "River Rats" decided to camp out on Bolter Island last weekend (09/16/06) and this was our sunset--- you don't get to see one like this very often!! WONDERFUL!! 

 

Terrie & Brian Bert 

"The Gulliewash"

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale..  1983 44ft Trojan Motor Yacht

 

Description

 

1983 44ft fiberglass Trojan motor yacht

twin inline 6cyl 671-Turbo Injected inboard detroit diesel engines 820 hp

20kw onan diesel generator.

fuel capacity 420/520 gals.

fresh water capacity 120 gals

located at the duck club marina g-dock (208).

any questions please call Dan Sieving

 

 314-420-9601.

 

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       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10


2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

                                                            

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Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

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Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    9th Riverfront Cleanup Was Saturday........

 

Chad Pregracke and his Living Lands and Waters crew were in town Saturday to help volunteers clean up the Mississippi River at St. Louis.  Over 200 volunteers from Anheuser Busch turned out to participate in the one day cleanup.  It was anticipated that 10 tons were picked up, including a chest of drawers, refrigerators, and propane tanks among other things........

 

        Click here to read this news story from kplr11.com.  With Video.

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine

 

Mississippi River History

    Bloody Island, September 27, 1817

 

Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Lucas were both lawyers, and during an 1816 trial, a quarrel between the pair erupted.  On August 4, 1817 at a polling place, Lucas publicly challenged Benton's right to vote.  Benton fired back that he would not acknowledge accusations made by any puppy that crosses his path.  Lucas, furious, challenged Benton to a duel.  Nearly 2 weeks later, the pair met on Bloody Island for a duel at 30 paces.  Both were wounded, and ended up back on Bloody Island on September 27, 1817 for another duel.  This time, Benton was the victor........

 

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

 

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

News Release From BoatUS



 

Five Tips for "Green" Winterizing a Boat

How To Put a Boat Away for the Winter and Protect the Environment

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 23, 2010 - Boat Owners Association of The United States has these five tips to help boaters be good stewards of the environment while they put their boats to bed for winter's long lay-up period:

Shrinkwrap recycling starts in the fall: While many boaters know that shrinkwrap is recycled in the spring, installing shrinkwrap in the fall also generates waste material. Ask your marina or club to set up a recycling program now to recycle the scrap leftover from covering boats. Shrinkwrap should also be separated from other trash. Putting it in a dumpster that is open to other refuse makes it unusable to recyclers. In addition, anytime shrinkwrap is recycled it must be "clean": ropes, tie-downs, zippers, or plastic vents should be removed or else the wrap won't be picked up by recyclers.

Know your antifreeze: Be sure to winterize the engine and freshwater system with safe, non-toxic "marine" or "RV" antifreeze that contains propylene glycol. This fluid is most often a pink color, but can also come in other colors (such as purple, orange or blue) that offer increased freeze protection. Never use automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol), which is toxic to the environment and can cause serious illness if used in fresh water systems.

The fluid bonanza: Winterizing a boat's motor and outdrive creates quarts of waste oils. Collect and save these fluids for your marina's or local gas station's oil recycling program. It's okay to put all of these oils in the same container but be to sure ask where it should go - placing the container simply on the ground near the collection tank can put a marina at risk of fines (and can be easily spilled). Also don't forget to have a supply of absorbent materials to handle drips when winterizing the engine, outdrive or gear cases.

Go for the washpad: If you are going to pressure wash you own boat, ask your marina where the best place is. Many marinas have washpads designed to prevent contaminants from entering the water. If none is available or if you are at home, use a tarp under the boat to capture any debris. Also try to use an environmentally friendly boat soap when washing down the topsides before you put her away.

Try a clean marina: Looking for a new marina or boat yard to haul and store your boat this winter? Try selecting a certified "clean marina" that can help make green winterizing easier. Clean marinas follow established environmentally friendly practices and there are programs in over 20 states. To find a clean marina near you visit: http://www.boatus.com/foundation/cleanwater/marinas.asp
 

 

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist Pacific. Combined, these two towing fleets offer North American boaters the largest network of US and Canadian towing ports with over 290 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels — more than double that of any other service provider
 

This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

October River Regattas........

 

Mississippi River

Date
Day
Times
Location
Type
Boats
Club
10/17/2010
1
10:00AM - 5:00PM Polestar Marina/Hardin Ri
Group Cruise
15
Marine Max
10/23/2010
1
6:30AM - 3:00PM Louisiana Boat Ramp
Fishing
25
Bass World Sports

 

Missouri River

Date
Day
Times
Location
Type
Boats
Club
10/9/2010
1
8:00AM - 5:00PM Glasgow - Stump Island
Group Cruise
100
Missouri River Communities Network
10/23/2010
1
8:00AM - 6:00PM Noren Access
Fishing
40
Jeff City Convention & VisitorsBureau

 

 

Click here to go to the Missouri Water Patrol website for more information

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

   St. Paul Expects To See Flood Stage Wednesday........

 

The National Weather Service has predicted that the Mississippi River will rise above it's 14 foot flood stage late Wednesday morning.  By Friday evening, the River is expected to reach 17.9 feet.  When the waters reach 17 feet, secondary flood walls are installed at the St. Paul airport.  Back on March 24th, the Mississippi River crested at 18.4 feet........

 

        Click here to read this news story from twincities.com.

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Palisades YachtClub

Check out the aerial photos of Palisades yacht Club...

Click here to go to Palisades facebook page.
 

Sundowners Drink. Eat. Boat.

What a great toga party! The band was awesome!!

Wisconsin River Near Blackhawk Park, Wisconsin

    Levee Breach Occurs Along The Wisconsin River........

 

Sunday, a levee failed on the Wisconsin River, inundating an access road to Blackhawk Park.  It was not known how many of the 300 odd residents did not heed the evacuation order and remained in the area when the road was closed.  Although high water is nothing new to the local residents, this amount of water is not typical.........

 

        Click here to read this news article from woi-tv.com.

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

Boat Manufacturer

    August Sees Boat Sales Fall........

 

The bad news is that fiberglass boat sales fell yet again during August, dropping more than 21% from last year's numbers.  In the 14 to 30 foot segment, sales of fiberglass vessels fell be 22.6%, and personal watercraft sales fell by 20%.  The good news, is that these numbers are an improvement over July.  Also, the sales of aluminum vessels actually rose a bit for the month of August, with pontoon boats leading the way........

 

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

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

 

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

 

Looper Friends


We've met so many people on this wonderful voyage. People who seek us out and others we seek out, just to share knowledge, a good boating story, a funny adventure or a 'must see' stop to make.

 

 

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

   Coast Guard Awards Radar Contract........

 

Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to Furuno USA to replace up to 200 aging radars on the Coast Guard cutter fleet.  The president of Furuno USA, Jim Atteridge, stated that the company was committed to the Coast Guard, not only in product offerings, but in available service locations as well........

 

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

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

   Raymarine Re-Upped Their Collaboration With ABA........

 

Raymarine recently announced their renewed Preferred Supplier of Choice agreement with the American Boatbuilders Association.  Since 2002, Raymarine has been an ABA Preferred Supplier, offering boat manufacturers products such as autopilots, echo sounders, multifunction displays, radars and VHF radios.  The ABA includes such boatbuilders as Formula, Rinker, Stingray, Ebbtide and Chaparral, to name a few........

 

        Click here to read this news story report from tradeonlytoday.com.

 

Life is Just a Boat Ride

See You on the River      

 

 

 It's the Weekend

  Sat, Sun 25, 26 Sept 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

First Class Fiberglass

 

Conveniently located in Saint Peters, Missouri

First Class Fiberglass is the most trusted repair facility serving the area. Specializing in collision repair, restoration, and exterior maintenance of your Boat and RV.

We are not "factory trained"... We are much better! At First Class Fiberglass our staff uses experience, the latest available products, and our specialized equipment and facility to treat your investment in recreation individually.

Our team strives to put you and you family back on the road or on the water with satisfaction and confidence.

Check them out at http://www.firstclassfiberglass.com/

 

  Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

The Band RAIL @ Woodland Stock

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... is a shot of the River Rock n Roll Band.... RAIL  on stage last night entertaining the crowd at the Woodland Stock Party . 

 

Lots of food, great music, bon fire and river friends !

 

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

ACBS Annual Nationals

Petosky, MI

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Dave & Susan Bullington

 


 

Bill,


Last weekend (Sept. 18,19, 2010) my wife and I attended the ACBS Annual Nationals in Petosky, MI. We had a great time exploring the lakes and rivers of Northern Michigan and got to ride in some really fantastic classic boats belonging to the Water Wonderland chapter of ACBS.


Here are a few pics from our trip, including what is locally called the "Million Dollar Sunset" over lake Michigan (I'm sure the Petosky Chamber of Commerce had a hand in that discription!)


We are looking forward to attending the Nationals next year up at Lake Geneva, IL. If anyone is interested in learning more about the ACBS, they can visit our chapter's website at http://www.missvalleyacbs.com/


Dave & Susan Bullington
St. Charles, MO

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

 

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Palisades YachtClub & Sioux Harbor

 

Pirate Kim

 

Jerry's Salty Dog

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Tyler Mitchell who hails out of Palisades Yacht Club in the sail boat.... Saint Somewhere

 


HEY BILL,
 

WISH YOU COULD HAVE MADE IT.

 

PYC & SIOUX HABOR SAILBOATS HAD OUR ANNUAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY RACE AND "NAVAL BATTLES" SATURDAY WITH PLENTY OF RUM AND GRUB FOLLOWING. (WELL, OKAY A LITTLE DURING TOO)

 

JERRY'S "SALTY DAWG" (PICTURED) WON THE RACE. WENCH KATFISH KIM AND I RECEIVED PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUMES . WHAT DID WE WIN - WHAT ELSE-A BOTTLE OF RUM AAAARRRRRGG.

 

A BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO BARRY MUNSEL FOR PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

 

GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

TYLER........

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

Sunday

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.... was a shot of a Saturday morning's river sunrise taken near the Two Branch area of pool 26.

 

Photo by RiverbIll

 

Picture from Yesteryear's

Saturday

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2006.... was a shot of the dredge "America" working near the lower end of Iowa Island on Sunday.   The picture was sent in by Carl Seider, who hails out of Grafton Harbor 

.

RiverBill says...Thanks for the picture Carl.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale.. 50' Slip at Duck Club Marina

 

Description

 

50 ft. .....G Dock # 212

 

Accessible During Flooding

Price $42,000

Dan Sieving
314-420-9601 

 

For Sale..  2005 250 Outlaw

 

Description

 

2005 250 OUTLAW

496 HO / 425 HP


OPTIONS: 350 HRS BUT HAS NEW MOTOR WITH ONLY 100 HRS, NEW DRIVE WITH ONLY 25 HRS. BOAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, HAS ALL THE OPTIONS! SILENT CHOICE, TRIM TUBS WITH INDICATORS, DEPTH FINDER, 3 BATTERIES WITH SWITCH, ALL INFINITY SOUND SYSTEM 3,000 UPGRADE CLARION AM/FM CD PLAYER WITH REMOTE ON TRANSOM AND AT HELM, COMES WITH TANDEM AXLE 27FT HAUL RIGHT TRAILOR, COCKPIT COVER AND FULL MORING COVER

Price:... $ 38,000.00     $35,000 ..New Price 08-11-10
 

My River Home Boat Harbor
Call Andy at 636.899.0903
 

 

BACK TO TOP

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10


2001 Maxum 3500 SCR Cruiser

                                                            

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Navigation Notices ......

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 9/25/10
Subject: DAYBEACON DISPLAYING IMPROPER CHARACTERSTICS MM 238.2 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2351


THE CG RECEIVED A REPORT THAT THE HASTINGS LANDING DAYBEACON (LLNR16110) AT MM 238.2 UMR LDB IS NOT PROPERLY MARKING THE CHANNEL ANDDISPLAYING IMPROPER CHARACTERISITCS. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TOTRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.BT

 

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 9/25/10
Subject: DREDGING MM 235.0 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2350


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
DREDGING OPERATIONS HAVE COMMENCED IVO MM 235.0 UMR. DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED 24 HRS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT DREDGE POTTER ON VHF-FM CHANNELS 13 OR 16 AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TRANSITING THE AREA FOR PASSING INSTRUCTIONS.

 

 


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~~^~~~~~

The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Mississippi River Near Valmeyer, Illinois

   Mississippi River Limestone Caves Become Archives........

 

With very little fanfare, the federal government has been slipping records away into the limestone caves along the Mississippi River near Valmeyer, IL.  The low humidity levels and constant 58 degree temperatures make the caves ideal for storing records.  The facility was originally a quarry, and has been retrofitted into a storage facility.  Recently, federal stimulus funds allowed a 75,000 square foot expansion of the facility........

 

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

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Missouri River Dredging

    Dredgers Would Like To Take Sediment From The Missouri River........

 

Dredgers are looking to remove almost 12 million tons of sediment per year from the Missouri River.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Draft Environmental Impact Statement does not provide sufficient scientific information to allow dredging permits to be granted.  In fact, the proposal may cause riverbed loss leading to damage to levees, bridges and the environment.

 

Dredging usually take place in areas of the river that are close locations where construction need is greatest.  These include cities along the Missouri River including St. Charles,  Jefferson City, Kansas City and St. Joseph.

 

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

Updated Sunday at 7:00AM

Flood Insurance

    Flood Insurance Program For A Limited Time........

 

Even though the local Rivers are below flood stage, flood insurance is a good thing to have.  In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has estimated that up to a third of all claims come from home owners that don't live in high risk areas.  During the summer, President Obama signed a bill that reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30th. Under the program, policies take effect 30 days after the premium is paid, and remain in effect for a year........

 

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

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Rail will start playing between 7 and 8 PM

 

Upper Mississippi River Basin

    Flooding Upstream Heading This Way........

 

Flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, thanks to heavy rains that caused waterways to burst their banks and inundate several towns.  The National Weather Service has warned that this can cause the major Rivers, Including the Mississippi River, to rise over the weekend.  Many people have been evacuated; luckily, no injuries or deaths have been reported........

 

        Click here  to read this news report from firstcoastnews.com.  With Photo.

River Rising Fast in Quad Cities.....

 

 

Bill,

 

I’m working over near the Quad Cities. I just pulled this off the web. Hope this doesn’t impact you guys too bad next week or so.

http://www.riverwatch.noaa.gov/forecasts/DVNRVDDVN.php

Gary L Hunt
“Lien On Me”

 

RIverBill says.... Thanks for the river Report Gary

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

 

    Saturday Sept 25.. Toga Party

Click here for flyer

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine
 

 

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

Waterways Near Kansas City, Missouri

    Severe Hail Kills Wildlife Near Kansas City.........

 

Missouri conservation biologists announced that Fish and Canadian geese were killed by the severe hail over the past weekend.  Geese were killed after being struck by hail as large as 5 inches in diameter, while fish were killed by the sudden drop in water temperature caused by the icy hail.........

 

        Click here to read this news story from the telegraph.com.

 

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

River Air Emissions

   Ingram Barge And MRCT Finish Emissions Reduction Program........

 

Recently, Ingram Barge Company and the Mississippi River Corridor - Tennessee unveiled the results of a program intended to reduce emissions on towboats that ply the Mississippi River.  Six Ingram towboats were retrofitted with diesel oxidation catalysts, in addition with closed crankcase emissions control systems.  The results of the program are hopeful, as significant reductions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and particulates were recorded........

 

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

Looking for Port Hole Windows......

 

We are looking for port hole windows for the boat. Recently cracked one pretty bad and thought you may have some resources. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Alan & Sheryl Glen, Owners
A+ Wiring Solutions, LLC
(314) 427-WIRE

alanandsheryl@sbcglobal.net
 

 

STLtoday Fishing Report ....... 

 

  STLtoday.com.... weekly fishing report....Click here

 

 

Stone Ridge Dairy Under Scrutiny in Lone Tree Fish Kill

 

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is putting Stone Ridge Dairy under scrutiny for a fish kill that destroyed 40,000 fish and other aquatic life in early September along 9 miles of Lone Tree Creek and 1 mile of the Sangamon River with brown-stained water.

 

Stone Ridge is the largest dairy in the state of Illinois and was built in 2002 near Champaign in central Illinois.  The dairy has about 3,100 cows and covers 1,500 acres.

Click here to read news story on the Prairie States Outdoors

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Bring the boat up and start enjoying this cool weather. We will be their at 11:00. Dinner specials are Raspberry chilotle pork tenderlion this is a must try. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Palisades YachtClub

Dont miss the Red Neck Fishing Tournament this Saturday, FREE T Shirt, Fish Fry and STAG Beer for each participant and followed with entertainment by Red & Jac, Mill Creek Wiskey Symphony, Jonny Guns and His Empty Shells................
 

Sharky's

Saturday.... Prime Rib Dinner

Bake Potato, Veggies & Salad for $17.99

 

Street beat Band........

 

Sep 20 2010 6:00P
Alton VFW Alton, IL

 

Sep 24 2010 4:00P
Private Wedding St. Louis, MO

 

Sep 25 2010 8:00P
Spirits Lounge Alton, Illinois

Remember its a Block Party Night!

    StreetBeat

We are playing again this Saturday September 25th from 9-1 at Spirits Lounge in Alton. Stop in after the block party or during the block party! Spirits is always our favorite. No cover and a fun time. Stop by and say hi if you can make it. Bring your dancin’ shoes.


Check out our photo section on our webpage and see if you appear in any of the show photos or videos. Feel free to send me any of your photos of the band to post also.

Sincerely,

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder and
Adult Supervision
StreetBeat
http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

 

Click here for larger flyer and more information

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

RedNeck Fishing Tournament... Sept 25th

Click here

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

This Weekend at PYC....

Friday Karaoke & 1.00 Cans

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Saturday 1-4pm
$20.00 per boat includes Free Fish Fry, STAG Beer, T Shirt

Rubber Duck Race following the tournament.............your duck might be the lucky winner!

Entertainment after the tournament by Red & Jac, Jonny Gun & His Empty Shells, Mill Creek Whiskey Symphony.

Thanks
Amy@PYC.

 

News Release From BoatUS



Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon Results in Funds Raised, Cleaner Waters and Better Educated Anglers

Over 1,000 fish caught and released, $8500 raised for fisheries, and 10,000 pieces of trash removed from lakes and streams.



NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. - September 24, 2010 - Anglers from eight states and Canada completed their 24 hour fishing mission on September 10 & 11 in the Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon presented by BoatUS Angler.

In addition to raising awareness for the problems facing our waters and raising money to help solve those problems through angler education, teams were competing for prizes. "Team Longboat" including Aaron Scott, of Arkansas; Brian Wise and Kyle Kosovich of Missouri; were the fundraising leaders, raising $1253. They won a "trip of a lifetime" expenses-paid trip to Spring Bay Resort on Lake Vermillion, Minnesota courtesy of BoatUS Angler.

The team who had the greatest success fishing was "Team KayakJak" including Marty, Christian and CJ Hughes of Nebraska. They fished Rock Creek Lake in Southwest Nebraska, and achieved a score of 19,799 points with about 200 fish caught and released. Points are awarded using the Angling Masters International fish calculator. Their team won a "trip of a lifetime" expenses-paid trip with a PAA (Professional Anglers Association) Tour-Level Professional Angler courtesy of BoatUS Angler.

"CJ is still jumping up and down," said CJ's father, Marty Hughes. "He has spent the last couple hours since finding out that he won "organizing" his tackle. He said it might take him a year to get ready for the trip with the PAA Pro."

The prize for the greatest amount of trash cleaned up went to "Team Fish Feeders" including Ben Leal and Brandon Cook of Iowa. They organized a lake cleanup with Central Iowa Anglers during their 24 hours on the water. Their volunteer crew removed two truckloads of trash from Big Creek Lake. Their team won a custom built fishing rod from Dragon's Custom Rods.

The largest fish of the tournament was caught by Rob Greer of Nebraska on "Team NEFGA 2" who caught a 31.5" Channel Cat from Summit Lake in Nebraska. Greer won a catfish print by wildlife artist Curt Redden.

Other prizes including tackle from Dick's Sporting Goods and Berkley were awarded for largest fish by species, photos taken, and runners-up in fishing and fundraising.

"The 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon created a grassroots network of anglers from across North America talking about the issues facing their home waters," said Teeg Stouffer, Recycled Fish Executive Director. "Anglers, our partners, and hundreds of donors showed how important clean, healthy water is to all of us through this event."

Funds raised will be used to support angler education initiatives through Recycled Fish such as the Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge program, Recycled Fish "On Ice" Tour, SAFE Angling and Drop in the Bucket youth education initiative. Some funds are also targeted for tangible pollution reduction projects like line recycling bins in Nebraska.

For complete results, photos and stories from the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon anglers, please visit www.RecycledFish.org.

###

About Recycled Fish:
Recycled Fish is the national non-profit organization of "anglers living a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water, because our lifestyle runs downstream." The Recycled Fish "Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge" invites anglers to embrace the Stewardship Ethic and join the organization, free of charge. The SAFE Angling Program - Sustaining Angling, Fish and Ecosystems - is a way to help anglers embrace a lifestyle of stewardship on the water. It involves catch and release fishing, including the use of single barbless hooks, biodegradable lures, and non-toxic lead-free weights. Recycled Fish also strives to educate anglers about invasive species, habitat loss, waterway litter and pollution prevention, urban fisheries, and increase participation in recreational fishing for both adults and children. For more information on the 501(c)3 group go to: www.RecycledFish.org http://www.RecycledFish.org .

About BoatUS Angler:
BoatUS Angler is a program from the nation's largest association of recreational boaters whose mission is to protect the interests of boat-owning anglers, increase boating safety, provide consumer assistance and ensure fishing remains worry-free. It offers on-the-water towing, roadside assistance and angler's boat insurance. For more information, go to www.BoatUSAngler.com http://www.BoatUSAngler.com or call (866) 906-0013.

 

 

This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Sailboat Racing This Weekend........

 

Sailboaters will be filling their sails and riding the water this weekend on the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.  The first portion of the race will take the sailors from Ressel Point to Coconuts for lunch and cocktails.  The second part of the race will be the return trip from Coconuts back to Ressel Point.  Weather forecasts for the start of the race are 7 mph winds from the east, southeast, and temps around 63F........

 

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

 

  

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 


Sept 25th .......Karoke
 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

  

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Lake Of The Ozarks

               

    Click here to go to  LakeExpo.com. for the latest news from Lake of the Ozarks

 

 

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Lake Of The Ozarks

   Boat Gas Prices Holding Steady........

 

Compared to last week, boaters can expect to see the same prices at the gas dock.  Prices are holding between $3.04 - $3.31.  Filling stations on terra firma around the Lake are keeping prices at about $2.55........

 

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

 

 It's Friday

  24 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

First Class Fiberglass

 

Conveniently located in Saint Peters, Missouri

First Class Fiberglass is the most trusted repair facility serving the area. Specializing in collision repair, restoration, and exterior maintenance of your Boat and RV.

We are not "factory trained"... We are much better! At First Class Fiberglass our staff uses experience, the latest available products, and our specialized equipment and facility to treat your investment in recreation individually.

Our team strives to put you and you family back on the road or on the water with satisfaction and confidence.

Check them out at http://www.firstclassfiberglass.com/

 

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

River Rat Carson

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Jason Dacus

 


Hi

This is a pic of our two year old river rat Carson this spring. The river was rising so we ran up to Mark Twain near the silo cove. Its been a short season on the river but we try and get out as much as possible.

 

See ya's on the river. We have a camper on the river across from two branch, give us a wave.

Jason Dacus

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

Harley Houseboat

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2008 ......was a  picture of a Harley Colored Houseboat moored in the upper harbor at Capt'n Jack's Marina.  The vessel is owned by Kent and Judy Houdek from Stillwater, MI.  They told me that they have been on the river for 1 1/2 years since they departed from Lock and Dam #1... and...... "there is"  a Harley on the front deck.  

 

    Kent told me "This is the coolest spot they have visited so far.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale..  1999 Sea Ray SunDancer

 

Description

 

Accommodations
Sleeps 4 owners and guests in two staterooms. Cockpit seating for a crowd, fold away Captain seat with 2 person companion bench. The cabin offers a spacious salon/galley. Forward on port is master head with Vacuflush toilet, Sink and separate shower. Forward is the master stateroom with queen berth and under bed storage. Aft of salon is the additional seating area that converts to second stateroom with sliding privacy pocket doors. Aft head features Vacuflush toilet, sink with retractable shower head on hose, shower curtain
 

Mechanical Equipment
Caterpillar 340hp at 2800 RPM, ZF Transmissions, Westerbeke 6.5 KW Generator, Racor fuel filter system, battery charger, Five 12V batteries for engine, domestic and generator. 2 bilge pumps, 1 high water bilge pump. Galley Equipment
• SALON: Large C-shaped leather sette, blond oak Hi-Lo table, Overhead blond oak storage cabinets, Port holes with custom window treatments, Recessed overhead lighting, Digital controls for A/C and Heat, Overhead hatch with bug screen and privacy screen, Clarion AM/FM Cassette player, 6-CD changer, 2 Panasonic 13" color TV W/DVD.


GALLEY:
Refrigerator/freezer, Microwave, sink with hot & cold H2O, 3-burner ceramic cooktop, food processing station, Black & Decker built in coffee maker, blond oak cabinet under counter storage, blond oak cabinet over counter storage, Lazy Susan, Recessed overhead lighting, Overhead stereo speaker.
 

Electronics & Nav
Raytheon Radar, Chartplotter/GPS, Autopilot, VHF, Full engine gauges and instrumentation, automatic fire system monitor, Clarion radio remote, Trim tab controls, 12V outlet, Compass, 6" Bell, Manual fire extinguisher, Electric windshield vent, Twin 30 amp shore power, 110V Outlet in cockpit.


Deck and Hull Equipment
Fiberglass non skid deck, Anchor, Anchor locker with wash down, Windlass with foot controls, Stainless bow rail, Spot light, Stainless cleats, Navigation lights, U - Shaped seating for a crowd, Self storing table, Sink with faucet, U-Line icemaker, Hot & Cold transom shower, Radar Arch with overhead lighting, Transom storage, Shore power & TV jacks.

 

Contact Kathleen Allen or Doug Clynes

636-940-8423  or   636-244-0847

 

Reasonable Offers will be consider

 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures
 

 

 

 

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New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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Restaurant Section...... 

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 9/23/10
Subject: Submerged Pylon at MM 180.8 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2342


THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF A SUBMERGED PYLON DOWNSTREAM
OF THE I-270 BRIDGE AT MM 180.8 UMR APPROX 100-125FT OFF OF THE RDB
DUE TO HIGH WATER. THE OBJECT IS APPROX. 2FT BELOW THE WATERLINE. THE
PYLON IS MARKED WITH A BEAM WHICH WILL BE LIGHTED AT NIGHT WITH A
LANTERN. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION.
 


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

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The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Rail will start playing between 7 and 8 PM

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Confluence

    Riverkeeper website

 

Click here and check out the St. Louis Riverkeeper website

 

Keep your anchor right here for more information about this group of St. Louis residences that are trying to ‎to make a significant ongoing contribution to preserving and protecting the water quality of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers where they come together to form the confluence.

 

Ohio River Near Evansville, Indiana

    LST 325 Leaks Oil Into The Ohio River........

 

Thursday morning, officials in Evansville, Indiana began to receive reports of an oily sheen on the Ohio River.  Officials have identified the source of the leak as the LST 325.  Reports are that the leak has been slowed, but was unable to be stopped.  The U.S. Coast Guard is on the Ohio River, and is working to contain the leak.  LST officials are hoping that they will be able to stop the leak soon........

 

        Click here to read this news article from 14wfie.com.  With Photo.

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

 

    Saturday Sept 25.. Toga Party

Click here for flyer

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine
 

 

On-Site Marine Service

    Winterization Special

 

On-Site Marine Service Winterization $65.00 Includes stabilize fuel, fog engine,drain block & manifolds, add anti freeze. visual inspect belts & hose's. Water system's & generator extra $39.00 ea. Includes anti freeze. After Nov. 12th. $85.00 weather permitting.

 

Illinois River At Starved Rock Lock And Dam

   Traffic Through The Starved Rock Locks At New Low........

 

Mark Witalka, 30 year veteran lock master at Starved Rock Lock and Dam, has noticed that over the past few years, the number of recreational boaters he has assisted through the lock has fallen off.  Witalka cites several reasons for the decrease in traffic, including the economy, fuel prices and weather.  In 1997, some 5,000 recreational boaters locked through Starved Rock; by 2008, traffic has dwindled down to 1,480 vessels.  Traffic for 2010 is on track to come in under 1,400 vessels........

 

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

 

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Update

   MR-GO Wetlands Restoration Project On Hold........

 

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet to shipping, and sealed the channel off with a large rock wall primarily due to the role the channel played in the erosion of area wetlands.  Part of the plan to close the channel authorizes the mitigation of the land lost by the construction and operation of the channel.  Currently, an environmental report is on hold because the Corps and the state of Louisiana are in a disagreement over whether the state should help pay for the restoration project.........

 

        Click here to read this news report from nola.com.  With Photo.

Looking for Port Hole Windows......

 

We are looking for port hole windows for the boat. Recently cracked one pretty bad and thought you may have some resources. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Alan & Sheryl Glen, Owners
A+ Wiring Solutions, LLC
(314) 427-WIRE

alanandsheryl@sbcglobal.net
 

 

Missouri Fishing Report  ------ The Missouri Department of Conservation has issued this week's Fishing Report.  

 

Mississippi River (above St. Louis)  

70 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and fair on nightcrawlers and cut shad; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and bluegill; carp fair on doughbait and corn; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

(Report made on 9/22/2010)

 

Missouri River (below New Haven)

80 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.

(Report made on 9/23/2010)

 

Meramec River (below Eureka)

75 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; carp good on doughbait; black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on natural baits.

(Report made on 9/23/2010)

 

Salt River (below Mark Twain)  

72 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow.

(Report made on 9/22/2010)


 

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The above reprinted from the weekly [Mo-fish] Weekly Fishing Report e-mail.

Check out the report for the entire state of Missouri

go to  http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishrt/

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

600 fans! THANK YOU! We will be open this weekend come up and try a glass or bottle of wine and watch the river run by. Please call first if it looks like rain all day 618-883-4455 Open until Oct 24. Watch the football game at the Tiki Bar and enjoy the outdoors.

Palisades YachtClub

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Coming Up 9/25/10...........

 


 

Street beat Band........

 

Sep 20 2010 6:00P
Alton VFW Alton, IL

 

Sep 24 2010 4:00P
Private Wedding St. Louis, MO

 

Sep 25 2010 8:00P
Spirits Lounge Alton, Illinois

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

 

Click here for larger flyer and more information

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

RedNeck Fishing Tournament... Sept 25th

Click here

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

This Weekend at PYC....

Friday Karaoke & 1.00 Cans

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Saturday 1-4pm
$20.00 per boat includes Free Fish Fry, STAG Beer, T Shirt

Rubber Duck Race following the tournament.............your duck might be the lucky winner!

Entertainment after the tournament by Red & Jac, Jonny Gun & His Empty Shells, Mill Creek Whiskey Symphony.

Thanks
Amy@PYC.

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    2 Dam Days Is This Weekend........

 

This Saturday and Sunday, the Lake of the Ozarks will be hosting the First Annual 2 Dam Days Marathon.  The first day's race will cover 60 miles, and run from Drake Harbor to Captain Ron's.  Day two will involve a 35 mile shootout to Iguana Water Sports close to Bagnell Dam.  Up for grabs will be $13,500 in prize money with purses in men's and women's categories........

 

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

  

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 


Sept 25th .......Karoke
 

Lake Lou Yeager Accident Update

  Father Charged In Daughter's Death........

 

Eric W. Hazelwonder, the Jerseyville, Illinois father who was at the helm of a boat that lunged and ran over and killed his daughter, has been charged with 2 felony counts of operating a vessel under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the accident.  The accident occurred on July 3, 2010, after Hazelwonder anchored in Rope Swing Cove on Lake Lou Yeager.  15 year old Haley Faye Hazelwonder was in the water, with a lifejacket on, when her father started the boat, which dropped into reverse, and struck the teen with the props........

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

Boat Manufacturer

    Ranger Boats Signs On As Tourney Sponsor........

 

Recently, bass fishing tournament producer, Central Pro Am Tournament Association, announced that Ranger Boats is the official boat sponsor of the 2011 tournament season.  Ranger Boats is the largest fiberglass fishing boat manufacturer in the nation.  This announcement quickly follows the recent agreement with former Central Pro Am sponsor, Mercury Marine.  Central Pro Am owner, Jim Thompson, stated that bringing long time sponsors back into the fold guarantees Central Pro Am's commitment to the fishermen, the sport and the future........

 

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

 

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

  

......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Lake Of The Ozarks

               

    Click here to go to  LakeExpo.com. for the latest news from Lake of the Ozarks

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

Mississippi River At Hartford, Illinois

   Twin Towers Dedicated To Honor Lewis And Clark........

 

Thursday morning, hundreds of guests turned out for the dedication of the twin towers that honor Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.  The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower opened on May 14, 2010, the 206th anniversary of the departure of the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Thursday marked the 204th anniversary of the expedition's return. Since the towers opened, some 16,000 visitors have paid a visit to the Towers........

 

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

 

 It's Thursday

  23 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

First Class Fiberglass

 

Conveniently located in Saint Peters, Missouri

First Class Fiberglass is the most trusted repair facility serving the area. Specializing in collision repair, restoration, and exterior maintenance of your Boat and RV.

We are not "factory trained"... We are much better! At First Class Fiberglass our staff uses experience, the latest available products, and our specialized equipment and facility to treat your investment in recreation individually.

Our team strives to put you and you family back on the road or on the water with satisfaction and confidence.

Check them out at http://www.firstclassfiberglass.com/

 

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Saturday Sept 18, 2010

 Grafton Harbor's 

National POW and MIA Day & 911 Boat Parade

 

 

Admiral's Choice Award
Dave Cotton and Julie Holt
Dave's Jewels Insured

 

 

Sailor's Choice Award
Dan and Jeneane DeSherlia
From the Vessel Summerwind

 

 

Admiral's Choice Award

Dave Cotton and Julie Holt
Dave's Jewels Insured

 

 

Captain's Choice Award
Tim and Val Aulabaugh
From the Vessel Aulaboard

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ...... were sent to us by Joe and Jan DeSherlia of Grafton Harbor

 

 


Hi Bill,

Saturday September 18, 2010 the Boaters of Pool 26 joined together in honoring our Nations Veterans on National POW and MIA Day.
Also celebrated was Grafton Harbors annual 9/11 Boat Parade to pay respect to those who died on Sept. 11.
Pictured is Master of Ceremonies, States Attorney Ben Goetten a boater of Pool 26, Tuskegee Airmen Ret. Col. J.P. Morgan and the Munford Point Marines.
Also Pictured is boater Caroline Gibson in her Sailor attire singing "Thank You Brave and Strong".

Congratulations to the winners of the Grafton Harbor 9/11 Boat Parade:

Admiral's Choice Award
Dave Cotton and Julie Holt
From the Vessel: Dave's Jewels Insured

Captain's Choice Award
Tim and Val Aulabaugh
From the Vessel Aulaboard

Sailor's Choice Award
Dan and Jeneane DeSherlia
From the Vessel Summerwind

Many, Many thanks to those who made this day so wonderful.

Joe and Jan DeSherlia
Grafton Harbor

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

 

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2008 ......were sent in by Sherri Stanczak.

 

Hi Bill,

Here are some friends that Mike and I met Sunday night. They were a lot of fun. We had a beautiful sunset to finish off the last day of summer.

 

Talk to you soon.

Sherri

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale..  2000 310 Rinker Fiesta Vee

 

Description

 
Very clean 2000 310 Rinker Fiesta Vee - Anniversary Edition - Twin Mercruiser 5.7 - 250 h.p. - Bravo III Drives - 5kw Kohler Generator, JR radar - Under 250 hours - New bottom paint, buff and wax, 2010. New isenglass, batteries, battery charger 2009. Cabin is spacious and equipped with sleep quarters that accommodate 6, neutral interior, toilet/shower, stove, microwave coffeemaker, TV/DVD Combo, refrigerator, reverse heat and air system and large bow sunpad. Large clarion stereo system with 8 speakers including 2 amps, 2 subs and multiple remote locations. Fuel 190 gallon, Fresh Water 40 gallon. Perfect, affordable and clean midsize cruiser for lake or river boating. Call for a private showing. Will consider trade for larger cruiser. Boat Location - Grafton, IL. 

 

Price....$55,000.

Jason, 618-781-5377

 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

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Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

2341 9/22/10    SHOALING MM 87.9 ILR
2340 9/22/10    DREDGING MM 331.6-331.9 UMR
2339 9/22/10    DREDGING MM 336.5 UMR
2338 9/22/10    SHOALING MM 242.9 UMR
 


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No New News Releases
 

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The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

River Journeys

    I Hope That Someone Gets My Message In A Bottle........

 

Nearly 20 years ago, Jesse Divan penned a message, put it into a glass bottle and tossed it into the Salt Fork River in Flatville, Illinois.  The message said "If you find this note please send to Rural Route, Thomasboro, Illinois (Flatville, Illinois.)  Put where you found it and your name.  My name is Jesse Divan.  P.S. - Please send back."  Fast forward to the present.  Divan had forgotten about the note, until an old friend, Chris Cook from Sidney, Illinois showed up on Divan's doorstep with the note.........

 

         Click here to read this news story from illinoishomepage.net.  With Video.

 

Plan H Meeting......

 

 

Hi Bill,

A lot of folks inquire with me about the Plan H and the impact it will have on flooding and river levels.

 

A meeting has been set up to discuss this issue and I have a flyer I am emailing to you. Please consider posting it on your website because I know many boaters and landowners by the river are very concerned.

 

Thanks.
Mark Miles

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

 

    Saturday Sept 25.. Toga Party

Click here for flyer

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine
 

 

"The River Is Life" Movie Update

    Film Will Be Screened In Alton Thursday........

 

The 90 minute documentary, "The River Is Life", will be shown at 7 pm Thursday at Alton's Riverfront Park amphitheater.  Admission is free.  The film was shot by Ryan Jeanes and Phillip Hullquist during the summer of 2009, and basically is a modern take on Huck Finn's Odyssey.  It follows the pair down the Mississippi River and features the action, scenery, and River characters that they came across.  The filmmakers will be present for the screening........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit The River Is Life website

 

River Technicals ....

    RiverBills Water Temp

   

 

Hi Bill
Spent some [?] time last weekend trying to find the 86 degree water as shown on your web and could not.
Where is it?

Ron Hering
SaySteel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RiverBill says... Thanks for the heads up Ron !  

 

Capt'n Gary, in RiverBills Tech Department, had some bad logic in the software that goes out on the web and grabs that info for us....  It's fixed now !  Thanks Gary.

 

We are also having some technical problems getting the water levels updated.  They are being loaded twice a day, instead of every 20 minutes.....

 

Keep your anchor right here for all your river information...

Bill

RiverBills.com LLC

 

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

Boat Gear Manufacturer

    Cobra Electronics Reveals New Site.........

 

Recently, Cobra Electronics pulled the wraps off of their newly redesigned website.  Featuring easier navigation, the new website is structured by product and lifestyle categories, and even subcategories for locating a specific product or to check out an overview of a category.  The ability to ad products to shopper's carts with one click has been added as well........

 

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

Remember its a Block Party Night!

    StreetBeat

We are playing again this Saturday September 25th from 9-1 at Spirits Lounge in Alton. Stop in after the block party or during the block party! Spirits is always our favorite. No cover and a fun time. Stop by and say hi if you can make it. Bring your dancin’ shoes.


Check out our photo section on our webpage and see if you appear in any of the show photos or videos. Feel free to send me any of your photos of the band to post also.

Sincerely,

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder and
Adult Supervision
StreetBeat
http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl

Looking for Port Hole Windows......

 

We are looking for port hole windows for the boat. Recently cracked one pretty bad and thought you may have some resources. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Alan & Sheryl Glen, Owners
A+ Wiring Solutions, LLC
(314) 427-WIRE

alanandsheryl@sbcglobal.net
 

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Needed......... 600 Fans. We have 585. Please suggest this page to your friends. Would love to have 600 fans by the weekend

 

Palisades YachtClub

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Coming Up 9/25/10.............w

 

Sharky's

TRIVIA NIGHT IS BACK AT SHARKY'S. EVERY THURSDAY STARTING NEXT WEEK (9/30/2010)


 

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

RedNeck Fishing Tournament... Sept 25th

Click here

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

Lake Of The Ozarks

   Speed Limits For The Lake.........

 

Lake of the Ozarks resident Bill Holder has written an op/ed piece suggesting speed limits for the Lake, as well as limitations on the size of cruisers allowed on the Lake in order to combat the wake problems on the Lake........

 

        Click here to read this op/ed article from lakeexpo.com.

 

News Release From BoatUS



Snowbirds Begin Migration South;
BoatUS Cooperating Marinas Ready with Discounts


ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 21, 2010 - As autumn's cooler days arrive, the annual migration south for millions of birds has begun. Joining the avian flocks are "snowbirds" - recreational boaters traveling down the eastern seaboard to escape winter's cold grasp. And along the way, they'll have over 250 BoatUS Cooperating Marinas ready to offer discounts on fuel, overnight slips and repairs.

The discounts, which range up to 10 cents on a gallon on fuel, 25% on transient slips and 15% off repairs, are only available to BoatUS members. To join BoatUS at a special online annual rate of $24, go to www.BoatUS.com/membership.

"Heading down the Intracoastal Waterway, snowbirds need plenty of fuel and places to rest for the night," said BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program Manager David Mann. "Just filling up once with the fuel discount could easily pay for itself. And if something breaks down, it's nice to know your BoatUS membership can help you save on repairs."

To see a map of the BoatUS Cooperating Marina locations, go to www.BoatUS.com/ServiceLocator.

If you have questions, call the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program at 888-333-2628

 


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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist Pacific. Combined, these two towing fleets offer North American boaters the largest network of US and Canadian towing ports with over 290 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels — more than double that of any other service provider
 

 

This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

Boat Gas Update

    MRAA Encourages Opposition To E15........

 

While it is anticipated that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will make a decision on setting E15 as the standard, the Marine Retailers Association of America is requesting that dealers express their opposition to E15 to the White House.  In 2009, pro-ethanol lobbies petitioned the EPA to raise the ethanol content in gasoline from 10% to 15%.  E10 has brought up safety issues, given the damages ethanol causes on marine fuel systems, and the concern is that moving to E15 will only increase the safety issues........

 

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

 

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

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

 


 

.......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

The Loop is Complete

 

Jake The Kayaker
 

......Click on Daily Blog to read more

 http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

Lake Of The Ozarks

               

    Click here to go to  LakeExpo.com. for the latest news from Lake of the Ozarks

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Cabo And Hatteras To Consolidate Production.........

 

President and CEO of Cabo and Hatteras yachts, Jim Meyer, announced plans to consolidate production of both yacht lines at the facility in New Bern, North Carolina.  The current Cabo facility in California is expected to be shut down by the end of the year.  In response to changing market conditions, production will be about 50 Hatteras yachts and 100 Cabo yachts produced per year, versus the 75 Hatteras and 125 Cabo yachts produced annually during better economic times........

 

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

 


 

 

 It's Wednesday

  22 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

First Class Fiberglass

 

Conveniently located in Saint Peters, Missouri

First Class Fiberglass is the most trusted repair facility serving the area. Specializing in collision repair, restoration, and exterior maintenance of your Boat and RV.

We are not "factory trained"... We are much better! At First Class Fiberglass our staff uses experience, the latest available products, and our specialized equipment and facility to treat your investment in recreation individually.

Our team strives to put you and you family back on the road or on the water with satisfaction and confidence.

Check them out at http://www.firstclassfiberglass.com/

 

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Firefighter's Street Festival

Peoria, IL

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Capt'n Gary Hunt who hails out of the Ivy Club in Peoria, IL in the cruiser..... Lien on Me

 

 


Hi Bill,

 

I haven't sent much in this season so here ya go.

 

The photographer for the local band, JammSammich, took this pic right after the band finished playing on the CEFCU Center Stage downtown Peoria.

 

Shelly and I (Lien On Me) are in the middle and our good friends Gary and Peggy Laskin (Shear Vision) are on the outside. We had quite the group docked downtown to support the Firefighter's Street Festival. We hope you are all having as much fun this summer as we are.


Gary L Hunt
"Lien On Me"
 

Photo by tbear photography

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

Another of a Historical Photo Series

From Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

 

The Golden Eagle Ferry

1955

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009 ......was the 4th in a historical series of photos of the Golden Eagle Ferry from Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum. 

 

This is Fred W. Pohlman, aboard the sternwheeler GOLDEN EAGLE FERRY.
Mr. Pohlman was a member of the family that operated the ferry for many years.


This was in 1955 and there were sure a lot of rules and regulations even back then.


That uncovered and unenclosed light bulb certainly would not be seen on a Coast Guard-inspected ferry these days.


That rear view mirror shows the pilot had all corners of the boat covered without him having to turn around.


 

Dan Owen

 

Visit Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum  ...click here

 

Click here for a picture of the Golden Eagle Ferry in 1955

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale.. 2003 Sea Ray Sport Cruiser 290 Bowrider

 

Description

 

PRICE REDUCED TO $59,500 OBO

...WILL CONSIDER TRADE FOR 30-34FT CRUISER

Take a look at this 2003 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider. Luxurious open air cruise with room for everyone. This is a low hour (280 hours), fresh water boat, always stored in heated garage during winter months.

Features a MerCruiser 496 Mag (375 HP) with closed cooling and Bravo III Drive (dual prop). Options include swim platform extension, Corsa exhaust, cockpit wet bar, full canvas package plus full mooring cover, Smart gauges, Vacuflush head. Perfect for any water sport with cruiser amenities. Premium sound system 8 speakers w/ 12” subwoofer AM-FM MP3 Stereo/CD Player

The boat price includes a 2003 Prestige tri-axle trailer. Trailer had all new bearings put on last year..

Call (618) 830-1033 for more information or email: coroner63@hotmail.com


This is a great boat for the Lake of the Ozarks. Effortlessly and comfortably slice through the waves with a dozen of your friends. Easily cruise at 30mph and top end at 40mph. Perfect for families.

* 29'6" length
* 9'8" beam
* 7,700 pounds dry wt
* battery charger/converter
* 30-amp shore power with 50' cord
* 130 gal fuel
* 24 gal water
* 20 gal holding tank
* filler cushions to make sunpads in bow or stern
* bow and stern cockpit tables
* sport spoiler arch
* full snap-in carpets
* head and wetbar sinks
* tons of storage
 

Click here to go to ad on RiverBills Classifieds Page for more pictures

 

Click on pic above to enlarge

 

 

 

To View This and Other Featured Boats ....Click here


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


    

       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

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Click here  to check out RiverBill's Featured Boats

 

Restaurant Section...... 

 Click here to check Business Hours....Dinner Specials...Drink Specials & Who's Playing Where ! 

 

What's Going On At The River This Week Section...... 

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

2337 9/20/10  ESTABLISHMENT ISLAND LIGHT MM 133.7 UMR
2336 9/20/10  AMES ISLAND DAYBEACON MM 137.6
2335 9/20/10  FINES BLUFF DAYBEACON MM 162.6 UMR
 


Check the CG/COE Hot Topics website for most current memos

 

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

Collision/objects / Lake of the Ozarks - 09/18/2010
Other - see summary / Table Rock - 09/18/2010

 

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The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

 

Mississippi River Cruising

   New PaddleWheeler Coming For River Cruises.........

 

American Cruise Lines has announced plans to offer multi-day cruises on the Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers, starting in 2012.  The voyages will be aboard a 140 passenger sternwheeler that is currently under construction and are said to mimic the routes taken by the former Delta Queen Steamboat Co.  Cruise West had been planning to begin Mississippi River cruises early next year, but shut down recently due to financial issues........

 

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

United States Coast Guard News Release

   Coast Guard suspends mariner's license for violating regs


DETROIT – Coast Guard Sector Detroit suspended the merchant mariner’s license of a Port Huron, Mich., man Sept. 21, 2010, for violating Coast Guard regulations governing small passenger vessel operations.

The individual, holder of a Coast Guard issued master’s license, was charged with misconduct and had his mariner's license suspended for six months outright, followed by a 36-month probationary period for knowingly carrying more than six paying passengers onboard the vessel Pon Tiki on at least two occasions without the vessel being inspected or certificated for that service.

Coast Guard regulations require that small passenger vessels (less than 100 gross tons) operating on U.S. navigable waterways be inspected by the Coast Guard and issued a Certificate of Inspection before the vessel may carry more than six paying passengers. Coast Guard marine inspectors ensure that vessels required to be inspected meet very strict guidelines for structural integrity, lifesaving, firefighting, and other safety standards. Prior to the discovery of these violations, Sector Detroit marine inspectors attempted to assist the licensed master in gaining compliance with the small passenger vessel requirements through a courtesy inspection and detailed correspondence outlining the steps the master needed to take before carrying paying passengers.

Failure to comply with the requirements for small passenger vessel inspection and certification is an offense which poses serious risks to the safety of both the passengers onboard and to U.S. ports and waterways. Coast Guard Sector Detroit will investigate allegations of violations of the laws and regulations promulgated to promote marine safety and pursue enforcement action against any party found to be in violation.
 

 

The above re-printed from US Coast Guard website

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

 

    Saturday Sept 25.. Toga Party

Click here for flyer

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine
 

 

Gateway Arch Design Contest Update

   Arch Design Competition Winner Announced........

 

The New York firm, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, has been announced as the winner in the Gateway Arch design competition.  MVVA is no stranger to landscape architecture and urban planning projects, as they have worked on over 350 projects previously.  Their proposal includes an amphitheater, a bird sanctuary, a Riverside cobblestone plaza and a cover atop of I-70........

 

        Click here to read this news report from stltoday.com.  With Photos and Video.

 

Click on Links.....Grafton Harbor    Grafton Winery   Big Kahuna

Mississippi River Destinations

   Fort de Chartres To Hold Beer Tasting With Re-Enactors........

 

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, on the eastern shore of the Mississippi River in southern Illinois, is holding it's First Annual Fete (festival) on October 9th.  The Fete will feature large and small breweries offering samples amidst British Redcoats, French Marines, Native Americans, bagpipers, cannoneers and drum and fife corps.  Of the 3,000 people expected to purchase tickets, the first 1,500 will receive a commemorative sampling glass........

 

         Click here to read this news story from associatedcontent.com.

 

         Click here for more information from feteatthefort.com.

Hunting and Fishing Days Festivals in Illinois are Sept. 25-26

 

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – National Hunting and Fishing Days will be celebrated in Illinois with popular annual festivals at John A. Logan College in Carterville and Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area in Yorkville on September 25-26.

 

The Southern Illinois National Hunting and Fishing Days event at John A. Logan College in Carterville is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. Admission and parking are free.
Activities at the southern Illinois event include fishing demonstrations and competitions; free kids fishing and shooting ranges; fishing and hunting seminars and demonstrations; a high school bass fishing tournament on Sept. 25; archery and calling competitions; big buck measuring; a bear habitat show featuring Brodie Jr. the Grizzly Bear and trainer Jeff Watson; and, an Outdoor Art and Heritage Show and Youth Wildlife Art Contest.


For more information on the Southern Illinois National Hunting and Fishing Days event and schedule, check online at www.sihfd.org.
 

 

 

The above partially re-printed from Illinois Department of natural Resources News Release...

Click here to read entire news release

Missouri Department of Conservation

 

Youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 16 and 23...

Click here for more information
 

Looking for Port Hole Windows......

 

We are looking for port hole windows for the boat. Recently cracked one pretty bad and thought you may have some resources. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Alan & Sheryl Glen, Owners
A+ Wiring Solutions, LLC
(314) 427-WIRE

alanandsheryl@sbcglobal.net
 

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Needed......... 600 Fans. We have 585. Please suggest this page to your friends. Would love to have 600 fans by the weekend

 

Palisades YachtClub

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Coming Up 9/25/10.............w

 

Sharky's

We're closed Monday and Tuesday resting up from another fun weekend! See you all on Wednesday for the All You Can Eat Crab Boil!


 

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

RedNeck Fishing Tournament... Sept 25th

Click here

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

Lake Of The Ozarks

   More Clean Water Act Violations Referred To AG........

 

Recently, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has referred two cases to the Missouri State Attorney General for alleged Missouri Clean Water Laws.  The case against Seasons Development LLC, Osage Beach, alleges failure to control sediment and erosion from the Seasons Estates development in Camden County from entering the Lake of the Ozarks.  The case against the Ginger Cove Subdivision Property Owners Association, operators of the Ginger Cove Subdivision wastewater treatment facility, alleges that an appropriate disinfection system is present, that partially treated wastewater leaked from the system and the discharge of treated wastewater that does not meet the Clean Water Law standards........

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

    on your Mobile Phone, Blackberry, IPhone, etc...

 

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

 

Nautical Safety Recall

    Mercury Marine Issues Safety Recall........

 

Recently, Mercury Marine announced a safety recall on certain sterndrive packages, that will require replacing intermediate shift cables installed on year model 2010 Alpha and Bravo sterndrives.  The cables attach the helm throttle and shift controls to the sterndrive and the concern is that if the shift cable core fitting becomes detached, the pilot would be unable to change gears.  To check if a cable is included in the recall, the date code on the cable needs to be inspected........

 

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

 

         Click here for more information from mercurymarine.com.

 

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

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

.......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

The Loop is Complete

 

Jake The Kayaker
 

......Click on Daily Blog to read more

 http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

Lake Of The Ozarks

               

    Click here to go to  LakeExpo.com. for the latest news from Lake of the Ozarks

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip. 

 

E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

Use your cell phone if it's setup for e-mail.

 

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Donzi And Pro-Line May Be Re-Locating........

 

American Marine Holdings, the parent company of Pro-Line and Donzi, is looking at consolidating their boat manufacturing facilities, possibly at the Fountain and Baja facility located in Washington, North Carolina.  Fountain Powerboats and Baja are owned by Liberty Associates, who is the major shareholder of Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats.  At this point, no firm decisions have been made........

 

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


 

 

 It's Tuesday

  21 September 2010

 

 

   Over 3.5 Million Boaters  have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

First Class Fiberglass

 

Conveniently located in Saint Peters, Missouri

First Class Fiberglass is the most trusted repair facility serving the area. Specializing in collision repair, restoration, and exterior maintenance of your Boat and RV.

We are not "factory trained"... We are much better! At First Class Fiberglass our staff uses experience, the latest available products, and our specialized equipment and facility to treat your investment in recreation individually.

Our team strives to put you and you family back on the road or on the water with satisfaction and confidence.

Check them out at http://www.firstclassfiberglass.com/

 

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Shark Spotted In Alton Pool

Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Jamie Castello & Kim Schwartz

 

 


Hi Bill,

I bravely captured this shot of a ferocious Great White Shark in the Alton Pool! We were heading out of Port Charles Harbor in Jamie's boat "4 Play" to spend the day on the beach and this huge Shark came right at us!!!    Hahaha!

Great job Tim!    It's looks really cool out on the water!
 


Jamie Castello & Kim Schwartz
 

 Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Last Night's Sunset

 

 

Another Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Debbie Moore via cell phone

 


Hi Bill,

Sept. 20 2010. 

Out on The Ship Of Fools to watch a beautiful sunset!


Debbie Moore

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryear's

 

Capt'n Tim and Crew

On Maiden Voyage To Grafton

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day......... was from Doug and Leslie Woods, who hail out of Woodland Marina

 

Bill,


Check out Tim Woodson's pirate ship on her maiden voyage Saturday. They
were on their way to Grafton Harbor for Talk Like A Pirate Day where it
was a big hit.
He has been working on it for 40 days now and as you can see he is getting
close to being done.
Tim played at our pig roast "Woodlandstock" at Woodland Marina last
weekend a big thanks to him and everyone that attended we had a great
time.
 

Thanks,
Doug and Leslie Woods
Woodland Marina

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale...  2000 Fountain 27 Fever

 

Description

 

2000 FOUNTAIN 27 Fever, Freshwater Only, Top End 70 MPH, and The Best Fountain 27 Fever for the Price on the Market Today! ONLY $39,900! This 2000 Fountain 27 Fever is Powered Well with a Mercruiser 502 MAG MPI 415 hp Bravo One Drive and ONLY 327 HOURS! Other Features Include: Power Bolster Seats * Power Engine Hatch * Kiekhaefer K Plane Trim Tabs * 4 Bladed Stainless Steel Propeller * Trim Tab and Drive Indicators * Livorsi and Gaffrig Raised Bezeled Gauges * Gaffrig GPS Highest Speed Gauge w/Recall * Azimuth 1000 Compass * Silent Choice Captain's Call Exhaust * Kidde Fyre Watch Automatic Halon System * Dual Batteries w/Switch * Digital Tuner/CD Stereo w/Four Speakers * Embroidered Fountain Logos on Seat Backs * Flawless Cockpit Upholstery * Removable Cockpit Carpeting with Fountain Logo * Custom Bimini Top * Cockpit Cover * Full Mooring/Travel Cover * Custom Matching Tandem Axle Trailer Disc Brakes & Alloy Wheels!

$39,900

 

Click here to go to Boat Trader for more details on this boat.

 


Call Bob Slough at Lewis Boats for more information......  314-335-9846
 

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       1995 Sea Doo Sportster                                2001 Intrepid 289 Walkaround


       

 Most Unique Duck Club Dock                                   1978 Carl Craft Houseboat

                                                              New Price 09-20-10

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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Trashing Our Beaches

 

River Bill,

I was at Enterprise Island yesterday and found trash left there from the night before. Some idiot burned a piece of wood full of nails in a bonfire and left the nails and broken bottles for some unsuspecting person to cut their feet on. I picked up what I could, but could you please let people know not to trash the beaches. They’re for all to enjoy.


David Young
Yacht Club of St. Louis
 

It's Our Island Paradise ... Lets Keep It Clean !

Grafton Harbor

    Last Saturday's POW and MIA Ceremony

 

Many, Many thanks to all who participated in the POW and MIA Ceremony on Saturday.

We truly live in a wonderful river community!

Joe and Jan
Grafton Harbor
 


Click here for a news article in Southweet Illinois News

 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

Open 12 Noon Thurs-Sun

Close @ midnight Thurs, 1 AM Fri & Sat...8PM Sundays

 

 

    Saturday Sept 25.. Toga Party

Click here for flyer

 

Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Con Trios/Anchor Yanker Night: Thursday 5pm-8pm

$2 Taco Bar; 8pm-Close 2-for-1 Can Beer, Well Drinks, and Wine
 

 

Video from Boat Race for the BackStoppers

     Rockin All the Way

 

Received the following from an e-mail chain sent to us by Sue Mcmahan...

 

 

Rough ride at the Boat Race for BackStoppers on the Mississippi River on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Liberty Harbor, Portage Des Sioux, MO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhsKHJh3S_o

 

 

TheTelegraph.com Photo

     Workers Making Repairs at Alton Lock and Dam

 

A photo from thetelegraph.com showing workers making repairs at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam No.26 from a barge........

 

        Click here to check it out.

 

St. Louis Riverfront

    Structural Study In The Works For The Arch........

 

Monday, the National Park Service announced that they have awarded a contract to the Northbrook, Illinois based structural engineering firm, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, to perform a structural analysis of the Gateway Arch.  National Park Service officials mentioned that the process was underway prior to the recent reports about the Arch's corrosion issues.  Tom Bradley, superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, stated that officials are not certain what is causing the corrosion.........

 

        Click here to read this news article from thetelegraph.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Job Cuts Announced At Brunswick's Florida Plant........

 

Monday, employees at the Sea Ray manufacturing plant located at Palm Coast, Florida were informed that just over 100 employees were to be laid off.  75 of these employees are temporary workers.  On top of the layoffs, the end of the year furlough has been extended by a week, in a move that mirrors the extended furloughs previously announced for Sea Ray's Tennessee facilities.  Brunswick spokesman, Dan Kubera stated that the approach balances production, wholesale efforts and retail results........

 

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

 

 

 

Making Headway - Weekly Column
    By Captain Larry Walker



Did you ever wonder why your Marine VHF radio range is better on some days than it is on others? There are a few variables to consider. Before going into an explanation of why your VHF reception may be inconsistent, let’s explore how the signal gets to you in the first place.

Alternating current is, in simple terms, a current that reverses direction on a regular frequency. It alternates between directions at a certain frequency, which we refer to as the number of "cycles per second." What is commonly referred to as "60 cycles" is a current (flow of electrons) that reverses direction at the rate of 60 times per second.

The alternating current process creates a magnetic field around the electrical conductor through which a current is flowing. As the frequency (cycles per second) increases, at some level a second magnetic field is created. The second field leaves the immediate area of the conductor and moves out into space as a radio wave.

The strength of a VHF radio signal is largely dependent on the amount of power that is available. However, there are many other factors that ultimately determine how far a VHF signal will travel thorough the atmosphere. Quite simply, the signal may encounter more obstacles at certain times than it does at others.

Given a constant level of obstacles to VHF radio wave transmission in the atmosphere, a more powerful signal will travel further than a weaker signal. It is clear to see why a 5 watt hand-held VHF marine radio will not transmit as far as the typical 25-watt boat radio. All things being equal, the higher the power, the further the signal will travel.

Once a radio wave is set in motion, there are several things that influence its path of travel. When a signal travels through air having one density and then through air of a different density, the direction in which it travels is altered. Refraction, as it is called, is the result of the varying temperatures and pressures of air masses. In short, variations in weather yield different radio wave ranges.

Radio waves also run into things that may reflect or absorb their energy, explained by a phenomenon known as diffraction. The amount of diffraction is inversely proportional to frequency. So it follows that depending on what frequency you are receiving on, the interference of diffraction will vary.

Since marine VHF radio is basically a "line of sight" form of communication, the higher the transmitter, the further the signal is likely to travel. A small skiff with a VHF antenna just 8 feet off the water is at a disadvantage compared with the antenna of a motor yacht 25 feet above the water.

The bottom line to all of this is that there are several factors that influence transmission or reception of a VHF radio signal. Atmospheric conditions, the height of your antenna and the power of your transmission, affect the distance of the signal, just to name a few.

Given the variables that impact your ability to communicate on marine VHF radio, the prudent alternative would be to prepare yourself for the maximum reception and transmission capability, within reason. Remember that your radio is most valuable to you in adverse conditions!

Until next time, I wish you clear skies, fair winds and calm seas!

Captain Larry Walker is the president of World Wide Marine Training, Inc., a U.S. Coast Guard Approved facility authorized to give examinations for captain's licenses up to 200 Ton Master, Able Seaman up to Unlimited, STCW-95, Radar, ARPA and other Endorsements (www.fromthehelm.com)
 

Looking for Port Hole Windows......

 

We are looking for port hole windows for the boat. Recently cracked one pretty bad and thought you may have some resources. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Alan & Sheryl Glen, Owners
A+ Wiring Solutions, LLC
(314) 427-WIRE

alanandsheryl@sbcglobal.net
 

 

Slips Available at Port Charles Harbor.......

Call 636/250-2628 or   Email: info@portcharlesharbor.com

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Rail will start playing between 7 and 8 PM

River Updates From facebook.........

 

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort

Needed......... 600 Fans. We have 585. Please suggest this page to your friends. Would love to have 600 fans by the weekend

 

Palisades YachtClub

Red Neck Fishing Tournament Coming Up 9/25/10.............w

 

Sharky's

We're closed Monday and Tuesday resting up from another fun weekend! See you all on Wednesday for the All You Can Eat Crab Boil!


 

Lost

   Custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair

    

During High water, lost custom Sand Bar Wheel Chair. White Rocker with Flame Decals with Sand Wheels. Island Rocker.

 

Customized for Grandma with MS, think lost at Mile Marker 225, on island, above electrical wires.

 

$100 reward, if found please return.

Call 314-560-2181

Thank you

 

Lost on Current River just upstream from Pulltite.


Silver Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera with small yellow buoy attached.

Lost on 10/4/10.

!REWARD!

Shanda Johnson
314-925-4832
thisgirllikestoparty@gmail.com

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Hours Thurs - Sun 11:30AM-Close

Friday: $1.00 Can Beer All Day  & Karaoke      

Saturday Special- Scott's favorite STAG Tall Boy Can 1.50

Free WIFI

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

 

RedNeck Fishing Tournament... Sept 25th

Click here

 

Chili Cook Off October 23rd

Sept 25, 2010

    Lake Shelbyville..... National Public Lands Day

     

Come out and make a difference by giving back by volunteering to keep Lake Shelbyville a great place to visit. Things that you can take part in include a variety of projects from picking up litter to painting facilities. Registration starts at Dam West Recreation Area at 9am. Free lunch for all volunteers at 11:30 am.

 

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineering website for more info.

 

News Release From BoatUS



Five Tips to Keep Winter Away From Your Boat Trailer

An "Auto Club" for Boaters Provides Reliable Help 24 Hours a Day

ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 20, 2010 - If your boat trailer is going to spend the off-season outside exposed to the elements, Boat Owners Association of The United States has five tips to protect your investment and eliminate problems down the road:
A little spray will do you: Spraying lubricants such as WD-40 on metal trailer roller assemblies, winch gears and electrical connections will keep moisture away and rust at bay. It's also best to take care of any rust spots now on the (galvanized) metal trailer frame: sand, prime and paint. (Trust us, this will be the last thing on your mind come springtime.)
Don't park under trees: Some boaters think their boat will be protected by storing it under trees but the opposite is true - ice, snow, and howling winter storms can snap off tree limbs which come crashing down. Falling leaves and needles can also stain boat covers and gelcoat, or make their way inside where they can block transom drain holes.
Turn it around in the driveway: If you're going to leave the boat on the trailer in your driveway for the winter, face the hitch away from the street if possible, and put a lock on the trailer hitch. The name of the game in avoiding boat theft is to make your rig as difficult as possible to steal.
Take care of the tires: In addition to being a theft deterrent, removing the tires and storing them in the garage or shed will keep the sun from damaging them. With the tires off, this may also a good time to repack the bearings (Another thing you won't want to do in the spring). Block the frame and secure plastic (contractor grade) trash bags over the hubs and brakes to keep them dry. If tires won't be removed, position the trailer so that the tires rest on a piece of plywood or plank to prevent dry rot, and cover them (again with plastic bags) to keep the sun off and hubs and brakes dry. To avoid flat spots from happening, move the trailer periodically a few inches throughout the winter.
Help water drain: Keeping the boat and trailer rig in a slightly nose-high (bow up) position will allow water to drain out the transom drain hole. This can be easily done by placing a small block under the trailer jack. (Don't forget to remove drain plug and tie it to the ignition key where you will find it in the spring). Also ensure that the boat's cover is tight and periodically check inside throughout the winter - critters love to hide aboard boats and find them appetizing.
Like an auto club for boaters and anglers, BoatUS offers a Trailering Club that includes "Trailer Assist" roadside assistance services for both disabled tow vehicles and boat trailers. Trailer Assist service is $14 annually, plus association membership of $24. For more information on the BoatUS Trailering Club and all of the services provided, visit www.BoatUS.com/trailerclub or call 800-395-2628
 

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About the BoatUS Trailering Club:
The BoatUS Trailering Club is from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) - the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money saving services. The Club's Trailer Assist program offers over 18,000 roadside service providers across North America with the experience and equipment to handle a disabled tow vehicle and trailer, and will tow both up to 100 miles to the nearest repair facility, safe location or home. Flat tires, lock out service and ramp-winching are also included. For more visit www.BoatUS.com/trailerclub or call 800-395-2628


 


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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist Pacific. Combined, these two towing fleets offer North American boaters the largest network of US and Canadian towing ports with over 290 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels — more than double that of any other service provider
 

 

This press release reprinted by permission of Scott Croft of BoatUS.

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   Boater Hits Breakwater At 19 MM.........

 

Saturday morning, Dennis Gosnell of Solon, Iowa was running a rental pontoon boat downstream, when he struck a breakwater at the 19 Mile Marker.  Gosnell suffered moderate injuries, and was taken to the hospital.  The pontoon boat suffered moderate damage.  The vessel is owned by Captain Bob's Boat Rentals........

 

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

 

 

River Levels & Water Temp

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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

 

River Networking

 

RiverBills.com...................................... Click here

Alton Marina........................................ Click here

Alton Motorboat Club...........................  Click here

 

Bridgeton License Office......................  Click here

Cedar Hill Resort.................................. Click here  

Chuters .............................................. Click here  

Classic Marine .................................... Click here

Con Trios Yacht Club............................ Click here...

Dardenne Slough Harbor Hop................ Click here

Duck Club Yacht Club ......................... Click here

Grafton Harbor ...................................  Click here

Kinder's Restaurant ............................. Click here

Luttrell Marine ..................................... Click here

Longshot Saloon & My River Home........ Click here

On-Site Marine Services......................  Click here

Palisades Yacht Club........................... Click here

Port Charles Harbor.............................  Click here

RiverBend Marina ...............................  Click here

Sundowners Drink.Eat.Boat................   Click here

Sharky's ...........................................   Click here

Two Rivers Marina .............................   Click here

Woodland Marina..................................Click here  .

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBill's........... click here

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

STORE YOUR TOYS WITH CONFIDENCE & SECURITY AT THE BRAND NEW ST. PETERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOAT, PWC & RV STORAGE LOT !

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

  • 120 Volts at each light pole, for chargers, pressure washers, etc

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

Loopers

The Parrent Five Family

   

The Parrent family, Craig & Danielle with 2 daughters Morgan (9) and Ryann (7) and son Jaxon (4) are doing the Great Loop with a long side trip around the Caribbean.


Their original plan was to be here in St. Louis in early August but the flooded rivers kept them in Michigan.

 

Below is the first of many posts from their daily blog. 

 

 

Follow them on their boating adventure right here on RiverBills....

 

   

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Monday, September 20, 2010


We stayed for seven days at Grafton Harbor Marina. Beautiful facility, met another 12+ Loopers during our stay and had a fantastic time. The weather has been great, including the "light show" on Saturday night that started with fireworks from the local festivities (a POW/MIA event) to a thunderstorm that went through the night.
 


Art and Yvonne Lewis, my parents, surprised the kids and joined us on Thurs. evening. They were troopers with my mom sleeping on the couch and dad on an air mattress. They wanted to be with their grandkids as much as possible!




 


We went into St. Louis for two days. Our first stop was to the Gateway Arch. Pictured here are the "tram cars" that felt like a tight small cage to transport us to the top. It took 4 minutes to go up and 3 to head back down.......Click on their Daily Blog to read more   http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Jake The Kayaker 6100 mile Great Loop Adventure

The Loop is Complete

 

Jake The Kayaker
 

......Click on Daily Blog to read more

 http://www.portagetoportage.com/blog.html

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Shoreline Cleanup Time Upon Us........

 

As the 2010 Fall Shoreline Beautification Cleanup gets moving, Adopt-the-Shoreline crews have started picking up trash and debris from the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline.  Several Adopt-the-Shoreline groups have reported that the shorelines are more clean to start with since the ban on non-encapsulated foam floatation material was enacted.  The Adopt-the-Shoreline program is sponsored by AmrenUE, who provides trash bags, administrative support and funds the disposal of the trash.........

 

     Click here to read this news story from lakeexpo.com.

           

    Click here to go to  LakeExpo.com. for the latest news from Lake of the Ozarks

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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E-mail it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

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Mississippi River Near Winona, Minnesota

   River Revivalists Finish 30th Year Of Cleanups........

 

Saturday, the Mississippi River Revival reached a milestone, three decades of volunteers cleaning up the Mississippi River.  This year, in addition to picking up trash, crews removed several dozen creosote railroad ties that were lodged in the wetlands around the River.  Those wetlands are the home of Blanding's turtles, red-shouldered hawks and rusty blackbirds.  Cleanup coordinator, Ritchie Swanson, stated that by helping these three species, everything else in the habitat benefits........

 

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


 

 

 

 

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