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10-21-10  -  10-31-10

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 

 It's Halloween Weekend

  Sat, Sun 30, 31  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

Last Updated Sun at 5:45AM

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

Kinder's Halloween Party

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day .... are of some of the party-goers at Kinder's Saturday night Halloween party.......

 

  The place was packed, the costumes were great and Rail was rockin the crowd !

 

 

Click here to check out more Halloween Party-goers at Kinder's on Saturday nite

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday Evening

 

Kinder's pre-Halloween Dock Party

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent ot us by Capt'n Carl Tiemann by his cell phone from Kinder's Restaurant this afternon.

 

It's a picture of the pre-party going on this afternoon / evening

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

Sharkys' Halloween Party

 

 

The Pictures of the Day .... were sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weil, who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser..... After You.

 

 

Bill:

Sharky’s Halloween Party was a blast! Chyldz Play Band kept the party rocking and the costumes were great. Here’s a filmstrip of the winners and a link to all the pictures on Sharky’s website.

Link to pictures - http://www.sharkysontheriver.com/galleries/20101029_halloween_party/default.html

Darryll

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

Sunday

 

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  was sent to us by Capt'n Barry Munsell.

 

Bill,

Picture was taken Sat. Oct 30th at 222 Yacht Club as the river was coming up. Art Denkmann, owner of property, is in the picture.

 

Barry

 

Look at those colors !

 

Picture from Yesteryears

Saturday

 

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 sent to us by Dan Owen of Dan Owen's Boat Photo Museum

 

 

 

The Golden Eagle Ferry .....
 

I found another photo of the GOLDEN EAGLE FERRY while still operating. Here is it posing for the camera April 15, 1955


Judging from its landed position, I would guess it is the Illinois side of the river.


No doubt the passengers in those cars on the ferry have their windows rolled up for the duration of the crossing, in difference to that livestock truck


Dan Owen

 

 

 

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

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale...  1985 Harbormaster

 

Description

 

1985 Harbormaster. Length 47’, Beam 14’ Galley down with full cuddy. Twin crusader 270HP, New V-Drives, one in 2005 one in 2008, Kohler 7.5Kw generator, Halon 1301 Fireboy. Flybridge, Bimini, Covers and custom aft deck top. New bottom paint in 2008. Full size refrigerator, (ice maker available) electric stove, holding tanks (120 gal). Dual roof A/C. 2 heads, 1 upper 1 lower , with 1 full shower. Pressure water, battery charger. Radar, VHF radios, Depth and speed. USCG Documented vessel. Survey available upon request. Great vessel, 2nd owner, always covered, fresh water.

 

$43,000.00

 

Call 217 454 3264 or e-mail dan@dang-it.com.

 

Located at Grafton Harbor F13.
 

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

 


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             


1990 48' Hatteras

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 New navigation Notices


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 No new News Releases

The above re-printed from the Missouri Water Patrol website

                      Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Updated Sun at 5:45AM

Mississippi River Near Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

    Low Water Levels Blamed On Rock Island Swing Bridge........

 

Residents of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and a local marina believe that the Rock Island Swing Bridge Project is causing lower levels along the Mississippi River, as well as silting.  The thought is that contractors restoring the Rock Island Swing Bridge have restricted the River's flow, causing the buildup of silt in the Marina and a backwater channel.  The city of Inver Grove Heights states that there is no proof the project is the cause of the silting issues and this is just an excuse to get the city to pay for dredging........

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 5:45AM

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    Cummins Releases Third Quarter Results........

 

Recently, Cummins reported their third quarter results for 2010.  Total sales for 3Q '10 were $3.4 billion, up 34% from 3Q '09's $2.53 billion.  Net sales increased threefold, from 3Q 2009's $95 million, or 48 cents/share to $283 million, or $1.44/share.  These increases were spearheaded by Cummins' power generation and engine segment, which recorded a 44% increase in sales, as compared to 3Q 2009........

 

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

 

Updated Sat at 7:00PM

Mad Mariner Magazine.........

 

Click here and check out Mad Marner's Aticle on Shrinkwrapping you own boat .....

 

The article includes info on various types of shrink wrap, tools required, Installation components, step by step instructions and handy hints....

 

Check it out

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Car Pulled From The Mississippi River........

 

Thanks to the falling Mississippi River levels, an early 90's Ford Escort recently became visible near the north leg of the Gateway Arch.  Recovery workers attached chains to the vehicle and were able to remove the car from the River with a tow truck.  It seems that the car has been the water for awhile.  The authorities are trying to figure out who the car belongs to.........

 

        Click here to read this news story from ksdk.com.  With Photos And Video.

 

Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam


October 20, 2010 – Mark Twain Lake's 3,000 acre waterfowl refuge is closed to boating and/or waterfowl hunting during duck season, October 30 to December 28, 2010. This resting area allows the migrants to feed and rest before continuing their journey to wintering grounds....... Click here to continue reading this news story

 

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 

Halloween Party...

Saturday Oct 30, with karaoke and a costume contest with three cash prizes !
 

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

 

Drag Boat Racing ........

     Wheatland, Mo to be Midwest's Meca of Racing

 

There is no really good place to watch drag boat racing in the state of Missouri, so Lucas Oil Speedway is changing that.  Wheatland, Missouri, population is 378 will become that place !

 

A bean field in the community is being changed into a 4,000-foot-long, 400-feet-wide drag boat racing track....depth..8 feet.

Track construction began last February and is planned to be finished by July, 2011, just in time for a four-day long event that get will get coverage on a national level.

 

Click here to read this news story on ky3.com

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Little John for the news tip

 

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Correction

New Map and Link... Closer than reported

 

Click here for more information about Wheatland, Mo from Wikipedia Encyclodpedia

 


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Press Release.....

  


For Immediate Release

October 29, 2010

CONTACTS: Chris McCloud
 (217) 785-0075
Januari Smith
(217) 558-1544

 

“Mud to Community Gardens” Program Helps Create

 Community Garden in East St. Louis


State Agencies Help Community Residents Convert River Sediment into Produce Garden Plot at East Side Health District
 


EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and Illinois Department of Agriculture today joined local officials and citizens in a ceremony to break ground on the state‟s first “Mud to Community Gardens” project at the East Side Health District in East St. Louis.


“The „Mud to Community Gardens‟ program is Governor Quinn's answer to making state government responsive to local needs by coordinating a multi-agency effort to turn soil sediment into the base for a sustainable, healthy and readily-available community food source. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of tons of topsoil that had eroded into our waterways will be put to good use for a community garden in East St. Louis,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller.


The “Mud to Community Gardens” program relocates clean river-dredged silt for use in the development of community gardens where adequate soil may not exist or is unavailable for use.


“Soils that historically have left Illinois and other Mississippi River basin states through erosion will now be returned to beneficial use,” said IEPA Director Doug Scott. “Through this project, we are preserving this vital resource by growing healthy food locally.”
The project, located at 656 N. 20th St., is a collaborative effort among state agencies that will provide topsoil for an approximately half-acre plot at the East Side Health District on which local residents will be able to grow produce. The IDNR is providing 400 cubic yards of dredged soil from Pere Marquette State Park which IDOT trucks began transporting last week. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is providing a
variety of seeds to help get the garden started. The IEPA collected and analyzed soil
samples to ensure that the dredged sediment is safe to use in the garden.


“Community gardens increase access to nutritious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables while also teaching people how to cultivate their very own specialty crops in their backyards,” added IDOA Director Tom Jennings.


“We are proud to be a partner in the Community Gardens program and are pleased to provide the means to bring rich soil to the local community,” added IDOT Secretary Gary Hannig. “We hope residents will embrace this initiative wholeheartedly and take advantage of the many benefits this program offers.”


The East Side Health District community garden will serve as an educational tool for local families and an inspiration for other Illinois communities interested in starting their own gardens. In conjunction with the community garden, the health district will implement a new initiative called “Teach Value in Community Garden Projects,” which will work in tandem with existing programs that promote healthy eating habits.
“This project offers a hands-on approach that will assist in teaching organic gardening practices and offer enormous benefits that promote public health, wellness and a healthier quality of life,” said East Side Health District Administrator Elizabeth Patton-Whiteside.


The “Mud to Community Gardens” program is an extension of the state‟s successful “Mud to Parks” program, championed by Governor Pat Quinn. “Mud to Parks” is helping relocate river sediment for productive reuse at a number of state and local park sites throughout the Illinois River basin.
 

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The above was reprinted from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website

Click here to go to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website

 

Longshot Saloon......

    Halloween Party .. Oct 30, 2010

 

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular!

Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

**During all Rams and Mizzou games all beers are a $1.00**

All bottle beer $2.00
Captain Morgan - $4.00
Rail Margaritas - $4.00
All Vodka Bombs - $3.00
Jager Bombs - $3.00

We also still have Rat Run Longsleeve T's and Longshot Zipper Hoodies! T's are $20.00 or (2) for $30.00, Hoodies are $35.00 or (2) for $60.00. Also we now have My River Home T's and Hoodies too while supplies last.

MRH/Longshot Staff

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.

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Brunswick Stock Rating Holds........

 

After Brunswick released their results for the third quarter of 2010, Tim Conder, a Wells Fargo Securities analyst stated that he was keeping the rating of Brunswick Corp. stock at "outperform".  Conder added that the stock seems to be appealingly priced and it's return should exceed the market over the next year.  Brunswick reported that boat sales were up 77% in the third quarter, however, the company is still making adjustments for falling fiberglass sales, and trying to meet demand for small vessels........

 

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

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

 

Kinder's Halloween Party..

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

 

Rail will be playing

Lots of free food

Costume judging is at 10 PM.

 

River History....

 

 

31 October, 2008
 

The Delta Queen stopped cruising America's waterways because the US Congress did not pass another exemption for the riverboat from a 1966 federal law banning wooden boats from carrying overnight passengers.
 

The historical paddle-wheeler that was built in the 1920s. It had a steel hull but wooden superstructure.

 

The paddlewheeler was moored in New Orleans....
 


The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

KJs Places............Sat, Oct. 30  karaoke, contest, $$

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

Street Beat Band........

Oct 29 2010 9:00P
Backstreet Jazz and Blues St Louis, MO

 

Oct 30 2010 9:00P
Alton Sports Tap Alton, Illinois
 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

New hours for winter are Friday and Saturday 12pm - Midnight or later!

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

See you next year. Don't forget Cedar Hill is still for sale $180,000 for Rest and 4 acres. Would love to be a customer instead of a owner.

 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!

 

Kinder's Restaurant

Do you have your halloween costume ready? Oct.30 is the party. Rail will be playing and we will have lots of free food and costume judging is at 10 PM.
 

 

Palisades yacht Club

Stephanie Litteken ........Flip Cup tournament this Friday night at Palisades YachtClub. $1.00 cans plus free entertainment. If you dont have a team and would like one please just send me a message on here. Without a doubt going to be a great time. We have 7 teams ready to win! Friday Please get here fast
 

Sharky's

Costume Contest at the Halloween Party coming up this Friday, October 29th. Prizes for 1st ($250), 2nd ($150) and 3rd ($100). Chyldzplay Band will be playing, come on out and party with us.
 

Sundowners

FYI: new hours for winter are Friday and Saturday 12pm - Midnight or later!

BTW: we will be closed for private function 10/30/2010. See ya Friday!
 


The Longshot Saloon

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular! Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

 

30 October, 2010   The Big Kahuna

   First Annual Halloween Party

 

Asian Carp Update

   Carp Barrier Installed Beside Des Plaines River........

Friday marked the completion of a thirteen mile long wire mesh fence that was erected between the Des Plaines River and the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal.  The fence is intended to keep carp out of the Des Plaines River in the event of a Canal flood........

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

 


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.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

 

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

 

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 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 

~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Alabama fun


Week three at Joe Wheeler and we’re having a good time. The town is a hilly bike ride and 5 miles away (our 75 lb. bikes and weight of the kids make it a bit unfavorable to make the run in for groceries). However, there’s plenty for us to keep busy at the state park.
 


The kids made us a delicious cherry pie.
 


We made it known how much the kids loved dogs and while fellow boaters were away on day trips, we were entrusted with their care. Our friends Joan and Jay have three nice labs. Morgan loved Marley, Ryann with Rosie and Jaxon with Molly. The girls were quick to clean up messes without a question (almost to prove that they were responsible enough for their own dog).


 

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

  Friday 29  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

In Line for Blessing of the Fleet

Sweet Jane” & “Ali-Lin”

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Captain John Taylor..... Taken by Capt'n Dave Reed.....

 

 

RiverBill,

This picture was taken by Capt Dave Reed of Grafton Harbor. The three of us were waiting to get in line for the “Blessing of the Fleet”. The boats are the “Sweet Jane” & “Ali-Lin” of C-Dock at Grafton Harbor. Awesome picture with the power plant in the background.

Capt John Taylor

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

 

 

Overlooking the confluence
of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  

 

 

Bill,

 

These were taken this past weekend. Overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi River and Illinois River. Weather was perfect and leaves were in full color. Enjoy.

 

The boat travelling up river is the "Heron" from Grafton Harbor. They had a full load out looking at the fall colors from the river.


~Andy

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale....  River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane

 

Description

 

DREAM RIVER HOME ON THE DARDENNE SLOUGH, NEXT TO YACHT CLUB OF ST LOUIS -- 1/2 HOUR FROM WEST COUNTY -- PRIVATE GATED DRIVE -- ALMOST 2 ACRE LOT

2 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 BATH, ELEVATOR, 15 X 30 GREAT ROOM, SOME FURNITURE INCLUDED, KITCHEN WITH ALL NEW APPLIANCES AND PORCELAIN FLOOR, TWO LARGE ATTACHED SCREENED PORCHES, CENTRAL AIR, CEILING FANS IN EVERY ROOM, ALL ELECTRIC HOME, WATER SOFTENER AND TWO WELLS, NEWER HOT WATER HEATER, LARGE ATTACHED WOODEN DECK WITH 8-PERSON HOT TUB, 7800 SQ FOOT PAVED PARKING AREA, 2075 SQ FOOT UNDER ROOF

~20X32 COVERED BOAT DOCK & CONCRETE BOAT RAMP
~LARGE RIVER POINTE PATIO WITH STONE FIRE PIT
~PAVILION WITH LARGE BBQ PIT
~MATURE PECAN TREES
~8X10 TOOL SHED
~NEW 30X40 BARN WITH CONCRETE FLOOR, FULL ELECTRIC, WATER,

  LARGE 12X20 LOFT AND BOAT STORAGE

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE!

ONLY ASKING $266,000....CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
TOM HILDEBRAND, HOME: (636) 250-3097,   CELL: (314) 452-4453 


 

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

 


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             


1990 48' Hatteras

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 New navigation Notices


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 No new News Releases

The above re-printed from the Missouri Water Patrol website

                      Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Mississippi Riverfront At St. Louis

    Happy 45th Birthday, Gateway Arch!

 

On October 28, 1965, the Gateway Arch was completed with the placement of a 10 ton keystone.  It was necessary to pry the Arch's legs apart with a hydraulic jack in order to fit the keystone into place.  KansasCity.com put together a photo montage showing the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Riverfront over the years........

 

        Click here to view the photo show from kansascity.com.

 

Sad News......

    Con Trios Yacht Club Past Commodore (1971)

    Robert C. "Bob" Kienzle passed away.

 


Kienzle, Robert C. Bob 82, of St. Charles, Missouri, and previously St. Louis, passed away October 26, 2010, after a brief illness. Bob was commodore of the Con Trios Yacht Club and has a lifelong love of boating on the Mississippi River and at the Lake of the Ozarks.

 

Visitation will be held at BAUE FUNERAL & MEMORIAL CENTER at Cave Springs and I-70 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

 

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, with interment following at Valhalla Cemetery.


 

Click here to go to  Bob's Obituary in STLToday.com

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 

Halloween Party...

Saturday Oct 30, with karaoke and a costume contest with three cash prizes !
 

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

 

Drag Boat Racing ........

     Wheatland, Mo to be Midwest's Meca of Racing

 

There is no really good place to watch drag boat racing in the state of Missouri, so Lucas Oil Speedway is changing that.  Wheatland, Missouri, population is 378 will become that place !

 

A bean field in the community is being changed into a 4,000-foot-long, 400-feet-wide drag boat racing track....depth..8 feet.

Track construction began last February and is planned to be finished by July, 2011, just in time for a four-day long event that get will get coverage on a national level.

 

Click here to read this news story on ky3.com

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Little John for the news tip

 

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Correction

New Map and Link

 

Click here for more information about Wheatland, Mo from Wikipedia Encyclodpedia

 


 

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

 

We reeled in an interesting photo of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, as viewed from the tip of Illinois........

 

        Click here to check out this photo from semissourian.com


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Mississippi River Near Red Wing, Minnesota

    Lake Pepin Disappearing, Can It Be Saved?

 

As the boating season is winding down, boaters on Lake Pepin are wondering how much longer Lake Pepin will be around.  Apparently, the Mississippi River is depositing so much sediment that the Lake is quite literally filling itself in.  Norman Senjem of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stated that it is expected that within the next 90 years, the upper third of Lake Pepin will fill up with sediment and in 340 years, the Lake would be completely full.  Possible fixes include changes in farming practices, wetlands restoration, the alteration of drainage ditches and conformity in field and stream buffer zones........

 

        Click here to read this news story from kare11.com.  With Video.

 

Fall Colors Predictions......

 

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters update "Fall Color" reports weekly from mid-September through early-November.  

 

According to the MDC website.....The 2010 fall color season in the St. Louis area is rapidly coming to a close.  We have had high winds in the area for the past few days.

 

Some hickories and sugar maples still have good colors, but most of the other trees, including oaks, are either lost their leaves or are still green because of the warm weather we have hd. A hard freeze will probably cause those trees to lose their greenery.

 

 

Click here for this week's "Fall Colors" forecast. 

 

 

Longshot Saloon......

    Halloween Party .. Oct 30, 2010

 

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular!

Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

**During all Rams and Mizzou games all beers are a $1.00**

All bottle beer $2.00
Captain Morgan - $4.00
Rail Margaritas - $4.00
All Vodka Bombs - $3.00
Jager Bombs - $3.00

We also still have Rat Run Longsleeve T's and Longshot Zipper Hoodies! T's are $20.00 or (2) for $30.00, Hoodies are $35.00 or (2) for $60.00. Also we now have My River Home T's and Hoodies too while supplies last.

MRH/Longshot Staff

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.

 

Marine Manufacturer

   Brunswick's Third Quarter Results Are In........

 

Thursday, Brunswick reported their third quarter results,  There was a 22% increase in net sales, including increases of 77% in boat sales and an 18% increase in marine engine sales.  Net sales ended up at $815.4 million, up from $665.8 million in the third quarter of 2009.  3Q '10 operating earnings ended up at $25.2 million.  This includes 12.2 million in restructuring, exit and impairment charges.  During the third quarter of 2009, Brunswick had a $109.4 million in operating losses, including $28.8 million in restructuring, exit and impairment charges........

 

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

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

 

Kinder's Halloween Party..

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

 

Rail will be playing

Lots of free food

Costume judging is at 10 PM.

 

River History....

 

 

29 October, 2008
 

Delta Queen Celebrates Its Final Cruise......
On Thursday at 4 pm the Delta Queen docked in Memphis, Tennessee where it dropped off its last overnight passengers who rode the riverboat there from Cincinnati. A celebration followed. celebration at that time.
On the net morning the Delta Queen headed down the Mississippi RIver to New Orleans. On Nov1 2008 the Delta Queen lost its license to carry overnight passengers. It had cruised the Mississippi River for over 80.
 


Photo courtesy of Save The Delta Queen website

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

KJs Places............Sat, Oct. 30  karaoke, contest, $$

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Street Beat Band........

Oct 29 2010 9:00P
Backstreet Jazz and Blues St Louis, MO

 

Oct 30 2010 9:00P
Alton Sports Tap Alton, Illinois
 

105 Lake Village Drive   St. Charles, Mo

636 - 209 - 5472 .

    New Hours  

New hours for winter are Friday and Saturday 12pm - Midnight or later!

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
Click here to go to Sundowners' website

 

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

See you next year. Don't forget Cedar Hill is still for sale $180,000 for Rest and 4 acres. Would love to be a customer instead of a owner.

 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!

 

Kinder's Restaurant

Do you have your halloween costume ready? Oct.30 is the party. Rail will be playing and we will have lots of free food and costume judging is at 10 PM.
 

 

Palisades yacht Club

Stephanie Litteken ........Flip Cup tournament this Friday night at Palisades YachtClub. $1.00 cans plus free entertainment. If you dont have a team and would like one please just send me a message on here. Without a doubt going to be a great time. We have 7 teams ready to win! Friday Please get here fast
 

Sharky's

Costume Contest at the Halloween Party coming up this Friday, October 29th. Prizes for 1st ($250), 2nd ($150) and 3rd ($100). Chyldzplay Band will be playing, come on out and party with us.
 

Sundowners

FYI: new hours for winter are Friday and Saturday 12pm - Midnight or later!

BTW: we will be closed for private function 10/30/2010. See ya Friday!
 


The Longshot Saloon

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular! Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

 

30 October, 2010   The Big Kahuna

   First Annual Halloween Party

 

Boat Gear Retailer

    West Marine Releases Their 3Q Results........

 

West Marine's profits fell during the third quarter of 2010, even as revenues rose.  Net revenues for 3Q '10 rose 2.6% to $172.5 million, versus $168.2 million during 3Q '09.  Net income fell from $8.5 million, or 38 cents/share during 3Q '09 to $7.4 million, or 32 cents/share for 3Q '10.  Pre tax income for 3Q '10 was $7.6 million, down 14.8% from $9 million during the third quarter of 2009........

 

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


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.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

 

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

 

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 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 

~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

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

 28  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

MarineMax Gateway Getaway 2010 Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Captain Greg Sadowski

 

 

RiverBill,

Here are some pictures from the Gateway Getaway 2010.

This MarineMax event happens every year.

JD Schmid and Mirna Schmid (pictured) were great Hosts.

We stopped at Fast Eddie's on the way back.


Greg Sadowski

 

 

Photos by Glenn and Greg Sadowski
 

  Another

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Moon Over Two Branch

 

 

The 2nd Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of Two Branch area in Capt'n Phil's boat......... Ship of Fools !

 

Debbie sent us this picture from her cell phone !

 

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

 

 

The Sailboat Alegre

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  was sent to us by Capt'n Harry Ragland who hails out of Sioux Harbor in the sailboat Tapacolo,

 

 

Bill,

 

This is the Sailboat Alegre out of Palisaides Yacht Club. She is sailing downstream against the Fall colors of the Illinois bluffs.

Harry Ragland of the sailboat Tapacolo out of Sioux Harbor.

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  1992 Hyatt 40

 

1992 Hyatt 40 (LOA 44’)
Location: Saint Charles , MO 63301

Dock 79 at Woodland Marina
Phone: (314) 520-6661

Type: Cockpit Motor Yacht
Year: 1992
Make: Hyatt
Hours: 1,100
Engines: Cummins 300 Twin Diesels – Turbo Charged
Generator: 8.0 KW Onan
Propellers (2) 4 bladed
Fuel Capacity: 450 US Gallons
Combination AC/Heater (2)

Electrics: 100 amp

Fresh water capacity: 140 US Gallons
Holding tank: 40 US Gallons
 

Layout:
No wood on the outside. All teak wood interior
 

Bedrooms
Large master bedroom in aft cabin with 15” TV
Smaller bedroom in forward cabin

Storage – closet and built in drawers etc.
 

Heads
Full bathroom with shower stall, sink and commode
Small bathroom with shower (hidden sink)

Galley
Electric stove top and large microwave/convection oven

Booth table seats 6
Refrigerator

Mid-ship saloon
Ship to shore radio
L shaped couch
Recliner chair
20” TV

Aft Lounge Deck (enclosed)
1 rocking couch
2 rocking/swivel chairs
Small AC refrigerator
Flybridge (single station)
Full instrumentation
2 depth finders

Ship-to-shore radio
Radar
Many electrical converter cords/connections
 

Dinghy
1992 Zodiac 11.5’ with 15 HP mercury outboard engine, suspended from aft area.

1 owner boat with less than 1,150 hours on engines. Lots of extras. Excellent condition.   Asking Price: $164,900.00 USD

Contact: Don Shaikewitz, 52 Soenker Circle St. Peters , MO 63376
Phone: (314)520-6661
Email: seaflea@att.net

 

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

 


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             


1990 48' Hatteras

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 ......

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/28/10
Subject: DROLLS POINT UPPER LIGHT (LLNR7030) AT MM 169.9 ILR
NAVNOTICE # 2373


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVERTHE TEMPORARY LIGHTED BUOY MARKING THE DROLLS POINT UPPER LIGHT (LLNR7030) AT MM 169.9 ILR LDB HAS BEEN REPORTED OFFSTATION. ALL MARINERSARE REQUESTED TO NAVIGATE THE AREA WITH CAUTION


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 No new News Releases

The above re-printed from the Missouri Water Patrol website

                      Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

River Eating

   Chef Parola Says Asian Carp....  Is Good....

 

During Tuesday's festivities surrounding the dedication ceremony at the Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Canter Confluence Field Station, French chef Phillippe Parola was preparing Asian carp for attendees to sample.  Parola prepares the bright white filets by breading and frying, pan frying in butter or poaching.  The flavor of the breaded filets are comparable to crab cakes, with no fishy flavor.  Parola stated that taxpayers could save a considerable sum of money eating the carp, as opposed to studying them........

 

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

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 

Halloween Party...

Saturday Oct 30, with karaoke and a costume contest with three cash prizes !
 

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

 

Boat Sales

    Dealer Net Profit Up, Despite Sales Slump........

 

As tracked by Spader Business Management, new boat sales at the average dealer was down by 3.9% as compared to this time last year.  Operating profits for the year are up to 4.1%, compared to only 2.1% during 2009.   The operating profit increase is due to the average dealer making adjustments to their operating costs.   Overall, total dealership sales are up by 1.7% as compared to this time in 2009........

 

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


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

While Trolling The Internet........ 

 

We reeled in a photo of a train running along the Mississippi River at Lake Pepin, on the Wisconsin shore.  Lake Pepin is where the River naturally widens.  In the background, the Minnesota shore is visible........

 

        Click here to check out the photo from skyseastone.net.

 

 

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.

 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

   3Q Results In For Teleflex........

 

Tuesday, Teleflex Inc reported an increase in third quarter net revenues, up to $443 million; an increase of 1%.  3Q results for the commercial segment, which includes Teleflex's marine products saw a15% increase in revenue, up to $51 million, from $44.3 million during 3Q 2009.  Profit and margins from the third quarter were $6.2 million, or 12.1%, compared to 3Q '09's results of $4.1 million or 9.3 %........

 

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

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

River History....

 

28 October, 2008
 

The Delta Queen was on her last trip as a passenger carrying vessel. The steamboat was headed down the Ohio River from Cincinnati towards Memphis, Tennessee where they unloaded the very last overnight passengers in a grand tribute.


 

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

KJs Places............Sat, Oct. 30  karaoke, contest, $$

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

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

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

Can you believe the weather man was soooooo wrong. Sorry we did not open up. By the time you figure out how wrong the weather man is you can't get fresh food. See you next year. Don't forget Cedar Hill is still for sale $180,000 for Rest and 4 acres. Would love to be a customer instead of a owner.

 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!

 

Kinder's Restaurant

Do you have your halloween costume ready? Oct.30 is the party. Rail will be playing and we will have lots of free food and costume judging is at 10 PM.
 

Sharky's

Costume Contest at the Halloween Party coming up this Friday, October 29th. Prizes for 1st ($250), 2nd ($150) and 3rd ($100). Chyldzplay Band will be playing, come on out and party with us.


The Longshot Saloon

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular! Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

Boat Manufacturer

   Marine Products Releases 3Q Results........

 

Recently, Marine Products Corp. announced that during the third quarter of 2010, net sales increased by over $17 million.  Marine Products Corp. builds Chaparral and Robalo Boats.  Net sales for 3Q '10 were $24.03 million, compared to $7.01 million during 3Q '09.  The net sales increase was credited to a large increase in the number of boats sold, a decrease in retail incentive costs, as compared to '09.  This was partially offset by a 4.9% decrease in the average sale price per boat........

 

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


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.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

 

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

 

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 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 

~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

StreetBeat...

   With picture we left out yesterday

 

StreetBeat

 

We’ve got some new tunes again!

This Saturday October 30th from 9-1 we are playing for the first time ever at The Alton Sports Tap. No cover and a costume party! $100 for the best costume. Stop by after the Parade if you can make it. Bring your dancin’ shoes.

By the way, recognize any of these “culprits” with me from our last gig?
 


 

Later,

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder and
Adult Supervision
StreetBeat

 

 It's Wednesday

 27  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Capt'n Brad Blanton who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat............ The Busted Flush

 

 

Hi Bill,

I took this photo on Saturday afternoon at the Alton Marina. There are about 6 college aged people living aboard this pontoon boat traveling from MN to New Orleans . They are singing and acting their way down the Mississippi . They have been stuck at Alton Marina with engine trouble for the last couple of weeks but are expected to move on this week.


Brad Blanton
Aboard
The Busted Flush

www.xtremelytropical.com
 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

 

It's the gang at Key West !

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  was sent to us by Judy Meinershagen who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the houseboat..... Beads

 

Hi RiverBill,

 

I've attached a picture of a group of Con Trios members (and loyal www.riverbill readers), enjoying a famous Key West Sunset on top of La Concha Hotel. Included in the picture are: Judy & Gary Meinershagen, John & Pat DiFatta, Ronnie & Linda Stevens, Sonny Robbins & Marsha Gross, and Linda Handley & Jerry Kausch

 

Judy Meinershagen

Beads

Yacht Club of St. Louis

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  Covered 44 ft end dock at Harbor Point

 

Description

 

Covered 44 ft end dock at Harbor Point
 

Covered 44 ft end dock at Harbor Point, 46 ft. boat allowed. Great view of the Alton bluffs from your boat. Only $15,500.

618-259-4226 or cell 618-531-5854

http://www.hpyc.info/

 

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

Click on pic above to enlarge

 

 

 

 

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New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             


1990 48' Hatteras

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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Navigation Notices ......

 

 

No New Navigation Notices


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 

NEWS RELEASE ID : N07100250  
Incident Type : Incident Date :
CAPSIZING
10/25/2010
Waterway : District : Incident Time :
MISSISSIPPI RIVER
5
1:00:00 PM
Location : Town : County :
DRESSER ISLAND 206.5 MM ALTON, MO ST. CHARLES
Summary :
The subjects were transporting materials for a duck blind, when boat got swamped and capsized. The victim was seen swimming towards the bank when he went under.

 

Boat(s) Involved Listing:
Boat Number : 1
Boat Type : Damage Estimate :
Utility Boat none
Boat Owner : Owner City/State :

Shawn Griggs O'Fallon MO,
Operator Age: City/State :
Griggs, Shawn 47 O'Fallon, MO
Victim Age: City/State :
VanMeter, Kristopher 25 De Soto, MO

 

Fatalities:

Injured Name : Age: City/State :
VanMeter, Kristopher 25 De Soto, MO
Nearest Relative: City/State :
Larry VanMeter De Soto MO
Taken to : Coroner :
St Charles Medical Examiners Office Mary Case St Charles CO Medical Exa
Date Body Recovered : Time Body Recovered : Location :
10/25/2010 7:45:00 PM Mississippi River Dresser Island
Recovered by : Depth : Swimmer : Unknown
MSWP Officers, Conservation Agents 13'
Method : Wore PFD : NO
Dragging

 

The above re-printed from the Missouri Water Patrol website

                      Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Public Notices Open For Comment

   Posted on the US Army Corps Of Engineers Website.....

 

  1. P-2775: Italgrani USA seeks authorization to install a 54-foot-wide by 300-foot-long dock barge alongside their existing river mooring structure. A new conveyor would be installed on the proposed dock barge to transport grain products to 35-foot-wide by 200-foot-long hopper barges that are periodically delivered to the site for loading. The purpose of adding the new dock barge is to allow year-round usage of the facility during low river stages. The activity site is located at Italgrani USA’s existing river terminal operation at 7900 Van Buren Street, in St. Louis, Missouri, along the right descending bank of the Mississippi River at approximate river mile 172.5. The public notice comment period opens October 28, 2010 and closes November 18, 2010.
     

Click here for more information on the above notice

 

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The above was reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website.

Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website

Parts of Mississippi River Closed Due to High Winds

   

 

Coast Guard closes portions of

Mississippi River


NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has closed portions of the Mississippi River, due to high winds, Tuesday.

Portions currently closed are:

Mile marker 481.4, near Fort Madison, Iowa;

Mile marker 481.4, near Rock Island, Ill;

Mile marker 518, near Clinton, Iowa;

Mile marker 535, near Savanna, Ill;

Mile marker 579.9, near Dubuque, Iowa;

Also, an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued to mariners in the areas.
 

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The above re-printed from US Coast Guard website

Click here to go to the United States Coast Guard website

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

 

 

Kinder's Halloween Party..

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

 

Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

     Flood Insurance Rates To Fall In Hannibal........

 

Recently, Hannibal, Missouri was granted membership in the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System.  This should mean that Hannibal residents that carry flood insurance will see lower rates.  This classification was based on the efforts of the city to control what is constructed in the flood plain, in addition to monitoring federal regulations concerning major improvements below base flood elevation.  The rate reductions could begin around May of 2011........

 

         Click here to read this news article form connecttristates.com.  With Photo and Video.


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Old-Time River Photo........

 

Tuesday, desmoinesregister.com posted an undated photo of a crew laying a telephone cable across the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois........

 

        Click here to check out this photo from desmoinesregister.com. 

 

RiverBill says Thanks For The Pic Tip Cap'n Matt Burrows!

 

 

 

Making Headway - Weekly Column
    By Captain Larry Walker



Every time you turn around there is another "Aid to Navigation" (ATON) on the water to help you find your way. We're all familiar with dayboards and buoys. They are the most common ATONs and we find them everywhere. Let's talk about a few that aren't so common.

You can receive signals from transmitters known as Radar Beacons. These aids to navigation transmit signals on the marine radar band. The signals from such transmitters produce a distinctive image on your radar screen. Thus, not only does your radar exhibit the presence of a "target," it actually identifies specific targets.

Radar Beacons are mounted in fixed locations and are triggered by the presence of a radar signal from any nearby vessel. Once the Radar Beacon senses that a vessel with radar capability is in the vicinity, its radar transponder begins transmitting. The signal is unique to that specific aid to navigation.

There are two kinds of Radar Beacons. The first type, called "RACONS," will provide both range and bearing information. When a vessel receives a RACON signal, it is usually displayed on your radar screen in Morse code. A series of dots and dashes is used to represent a specific point on your navigation chart.

The second type of Radar beacon is called a "RAMARK." These aids to navigation provide only "bearing" information. They will appear on your radar screen as a dashed line between the center of the screen and the location of the transponder that is transmitting the signal. In this case, you can determine the direction in which the RAMARK lies on your chart, but not it's distance from your vessel.

In either case, the RACON or the RAMARK can be extremely helpful in fog or other restricted visibility. You will usually find them in busy waterways where there is a lot of commercial shipping traffic. You can find them on your navigation chart by looking for RACON or RAMARK in the description of an aid to navigation.

We are all familiar with the role of the lighthouse in helping mariners find their way. A lighthouse can exhibit a light in any part of its 360-degree arc of visibility. Some lighthouses are partially obscured (no light showing for part of the 360-degrees possible) when showing a light in all directions is not prudent. Another option regarding a lighthouse is what we call "colored" sectors.

A colored sector of a lighthouse shows a color (other than white) in part of its 360-degree area. In cases of danger, red is a common color. Where rocks, shoals, or some other hazard to mariners is present, the light from a lighthouse may show red in that area and white elsewhere. The "red sector," as it is called, is shown on your chart. Once you examine the chart, you can see the hazard that the red sector is warning you about.

Colored sectors may be used to indicate things other than danger. Examination of your navigation chart will reveal what a colored sector is there for. The color of the sector, along with the bearing lines at its limits, will be illustrated on your chart adjacent to the lighthouse.

Your navigation chart is a valuable tool. The closer you look, the more it will tell you!

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)
 

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 Basins

   River Conservation Programs Expand In Illinois........

 

Efforts by federal and state authorities to conserve land and reduce erosion will now include two major Illinois river basins.  The Illinois and Kaskaskia River basins were recently added to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.  The program is used to assist private landowners in the development of conservation practices on erodible lands in the river basins.  Program incentives include payments as well as technical assistance with environmentally sensitive areas........

 

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

 

 

StreetBeat

 

StreetBeat

 

We’ve got some new tunes again!

This Saturday October 30th from 9-1 we are playing for the first time ever at The Alton Sports Tap. No cover and a costume party! $100 for the best costume. Stop by after the Parade if you can make it. Bring your dancin’ shoes.

By the way, recognize any of these “culprits” with me from our last gig?
 


 

Later,

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder and
Adult Supervision
StreetBeat

 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS and MarineFuel.com Partnership Allows Boaters
to Find Lowest Price on Fuel
 


ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 26, 2010 - For the half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), finding fuel at the lowest price just got a lot easier thanks to a new partnership with MarineFuel.com. For a discounted annual fee, the website offers the Association's members continually updated prices for marine diesel and marine gasoline at 2,200 fuel docks in the United States, Bahamas and Caribbean. In addition, advanced searching can help locate ethanol-free fuel, additives, discounts and specific amenities at 8,700 marinas.

"Before heading out for the day or weekend, BoatUS members can easily comparison shop online and locate the best fuel and price when they need to fill their tanks," said David Mann, manager of the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program. "This is a real money and time saver."

Fuel prices are continually updated by marina operators, spotters and MarineFuel.com's internal resources.

"With today's technology, economy and fluctuating fuel prices, boaters are turning to online and mobile tools to manage travel logistics," said William McKenna, MarineFuel.com's President. "We are dedicated to providing our customers with cost-effective access to real-time fueling information."

BoatUS members receive a 20% discount on all paid MarineFuel.com membership levels, which start at $59.50/year (before the discount). BoatUS members can visit www.MarineFuel.com/BoatUS for more information.

 

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About BoatUS:
BoatUS - Boat Owners Association of The United States - is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money saving services. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628

About MarineFuel.com, LLC:
MarineFuel.com, LLC incorporated in the State of Florida in August of 2008. The company is registered as an "S" Corporation. With three years in the making, the digital tools and partnership alliances with industry leaders serve to streamline transactions in the $20 billion marine fuel industry.
 

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

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

River History....

 

27 October, 2007
 

The city of Grafton, Illinois dedicated their new lighthouse in ceremonies on the city's riverfront.

 

 

27 October, 1795
 

Treaty of San Lorenzo gave Americans free navigation of the Mississippi River.
 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

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

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

Can you believe the weather man was soooooo wrong. Sorry we did not open up. By the time you figure out how wrong the weather man is you can't get fresh food. See you next year. Don't forget Cedar Hill is still for sale $180,000 for Rest and 4 acres. Would love to be a customer instead of a owner.

 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!

 

Kinder's Restaurant

Do you have your halloween costume ready? Oct.30 is the party. Rail will be playing and we will have lots of free food and costume judging is at 10 PM.
 

Sharky's

Costume Contest at the Halloween Party coming up this Friday, October 29th. Prizes for 1st ($250), 2nd ($150) and 3rd ($100). Chyldzplay Band will be playing, come on out and party with us.


The Longshot Saloon

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular! Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

Boating Safety

   Free Safety Course From BoatU.S........

 

Recently, BoatU.S. set up a new online learning center, offering a free boating safety course intended to improve the ease of learning retaining the material.  After completing the course, users will be able to print out a certificate as proof of education to state boating agencies.  For a $5.00 fee, BoatU.S. will issue a certificate suitable for framing........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit the certification page at boatus.org


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.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

 

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

 

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 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

Click here for map from MapQuest             Click here  for website

Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

Free WIFI

 

~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

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

   Ranger Website Redesigned.........

 

Ranger Boats has launched a redesigned website that offers in-depth brand information, including product profiles and videos.   Another new feature is the inclusion of Ranger's online TV channel, RBTV, that shows new products, and tips from the Ranger pro staff as well as factory personnel.  Ranger Boats has added several social networking features such as a blog that shows an up to date look at boats........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit rangerboats.com.

 It's Tuesday

 26  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Sundowners' Halloween Party

Joe, Bobby and Lionel of Rail

 

Capt'n Ricky and 1st Mate.... Christa

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day .... are a couple from Sundowner's Halloween Party last Saturday Nite.   

 

A good crowd, lots of costumes and of course the band .....Rail rocking the crowd ! 


 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

 

Cedar Hill's 2009 Halloween Party

 

 

  

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  were sent in by Capt'n Mark Cutler who hails out of Lake Center marina in the cruiser....Cutty's Ark.

 

 

Hi Bill,

Just wanted to send you a few pics of last saturday at Cedar Hill Resort. There were some costumes, pumpkin decorating, and good times. In the pictures you can see the youngest pumpkin decorator, Hayden Bicknese. He had to use a sharpie, not a knife! Also you can see that pumpkins weren't the only thing to get decorated. There was a good mix of small and large boats and the harbor there at Cedar Hill was almost full.

Just another beautiful day on the river!

Mark Cutler
Cutty's Ark

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  2000 Baja 302 Boss

 

Description

 

2000 Baja 302 Boss Performance Boat

Twin 7.4L MPI big blocks (322 hrs.) w/ Bravo I drives, 3-blade S.S. props, drive showers, Hydraulic trim tabs, Silent Choice Exhaust, VHF radio & Antenna, Depth gauge, trim switch on throttles, Custom anodized gauges, compass, 'Shocker' brand cockpit carpet, drop down bolsters, dual batteries w/ shut-off switches, high end stereo system, anchor, fenders & lines, cockpit cover, full mooring cover.
Interior: Sink, single burner stove top, refrigerator, dockside electric panel, private head, circular seating, v-berth queen size bed, neutral interior, 2 vent hatches.
Included with sale is a triple axle aluminum trailer w/ custom aluminum wheels, surge brakes.


12,000 lb. polylift is also available.

This boat is in excellent condition and runs great. Cruising speed is 35mph @ 2600 rpm, top speed 65 mph. New batteries and impellers in 2010.
Boat is washed and wiped down after every outing.

Great cruising boat with plenty of room for friends and family.
"Do a Good Job" is located at Harbor Point Yacht Club.
 

Asking price: $49,900.
Contact Shawn @ 636-584-5230; Email: sberkel@esselte.com 

 

 

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

Click on pic above to enlarge


 

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New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

                1985 Harbormaster                           1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             

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 ......

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/25/10
Subject: Green Can Buoys Offstation IVO MM 2 ILR
NAVNOTICE # 2372


THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF MULTIPLE GREEN CAN BUOYS OFFSTATION AND NOT PROPERLY MARKING THE CHANNEL IVO MM 2 ILR RDB.
 

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/25/10
Subject: Dredging Operations at MM 194 UMR, Update
NAVNOTICE # 2371


DREDGING OPERATIONS HAVE COMMENCED AT THE UPPER CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL ENTRANCE, MM 194 UMR, AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL BE PERFORMED FM 5PM-7AM CDT. DURING DREDGING OPERATIONS, THE CHANNEL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL NAVIGATION. THE CHANNEL WILL BE OPEN TO ALL NAVIGATION FM 7AM-5PM CDT.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT THE DREDGE AMERICA ON VHF-FM CHANNELS 13, 16, OR 8.


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No New News Releases

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Metro East Levee Update

   FEMA To Be Sued Over Levees........

 

The leaders of the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair are getting ready to file suit against FEMA, citing that they failed to show proof that the Metro East Levees are close to failure.  FEMA decided the levees are in need of repair, and were getting ready to decertify them.  This will cause flood insurance rates to skyrocket.  Chairman of the Madison County Board, Alan Dunstan, stated that a bi-partisan effort is underway to bring the levees up to standard........

 

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

 

Longshot Saloon......

    Halloween Party .. Oct 30, 2010

 

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular!

Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

**During all Rams and Mizzou games all beers are a $1.00**

All bottle beer $2.00
Captain Morgan - $4.00
Rail Margaritas - $4.00
All Vodka Bombs - $3.00
Jager Bombs - $3.00

We also still have Rat Run Longsleeve T's and Longshot Zipper Hoodies! T's are $20.00 or (2) for $30.00, Hoodies are $35.00 or (2) for $60.00. Also we now have My River Home T's and Hoodies too while supplies last.

MRH/Longshot Staff

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

 

 

Kinder's Halloween Party..

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

 

All I Want To Do Is Buy A Boat.......

 

Did you know that when Jimmy Buffet started out playing in bars, all he wanted was to make enough money to buy a boat  !

 

The rest is History
 

 

Source...  margaritaville.com
 

St. Charles County Flood Maps

     Meeting Thursday To Discuss Revised Maps........

 

Thursday evening, a meeting will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm to allow the public to review revised federal flood risk maps.  These maps are used to determine where construction restrictions and flood insurance coverage is required.  Officials from St. Charles city and county had objected to the preliminary maps last year.  Those maps would have affected more than 300 area property owners........

 

        Click here to read this news article from stltoday.com


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Boschert Creek Near Charlestowne

   Portions Of Charlestowne May Be In The Floodplain........

 

Newly proposed FEMA flood insurance rate maps are likely including many Charlestowne lots and homes in Boschert Creek's 100 year flood plain.  The earliest these maps could be enacted is December 2011.  At this point, the maps are preliminary, and flood designations could in fact change.  The changes to the maps arise from the decertification of the Boschert Creek levee, as the levee is not properly constructed, nor has it been maintained as a levee.  In fact, there are no records of the levee being certified in the first place........

 

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

 

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Press Release.....

  


For Immediate Release

October 25, 2010

CONTACTS: Chris McCloud
 
(217) 785-0075
Januari Smith
(
217) 558-1544
 

FSA/IDNR Announce Expansion of Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
CREP will now include Illinois and Kaskaskia River basins


SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller today joined United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Scherrie Giamanco to announce an expansion of the successful Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to include both the Illinois River and Kaskaskia River basins in Illinois. CREP is a voluntary, incentive-based federal, state, and local conservation program that works with private landowners to establish conservation practices on erodible lands that help reduce runoff and sedimentation of waterways and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.


“Since 1998, the USDA, through the Illinois Farm Service Agency, has partnered with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and many other federal, state, local and non-governmental agencies and groups to promote water quality and wildlife habitat enhancements in the Illinois River Watershed,” said Giamanco.


“Most importantly, we have achieved great success in the Illinois CREP by working at the county level one on one with agricultural producers in this voluntary program. Through their efforts, the public as a whole has seen great benefits,” Giamanco continued. “I am ecstatic to be the SED at a time where we can expand this program to agricultural producers in the Kaskaskia River Watershed. I look forward to continued success for the Illinois CREP by working in the combined watersheds.”

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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.

 

Mississippi River Near Dresser Island

   Missing Boater Recovered After Accident........

 

Monday evening, Rivers Pointe Fire Protection District Chief, Richard Pender, announced that the Highway Patrol had recovered the body of a missing boater.  Around 2:30, the deceased and another boater were thatch for a duck blind, when a wave capsized their 16 foot johnboat. The identity of the hunter was being withheld, pending the notification of relatives.........

 

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

 

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

River History....

October 26 , 1909 in River History


President William Taft arrived in Cape Girardeau aboard the riverboat Oleander.  Accompanying the president was Vice President James S. Sherman, 177 members of the US Congress, numerous state governors and several local dignitaries and business leaders from the Mississippi River valley.

 

The presidential river tour was sponsored by the Lakes-to-Gulf Deep Waterway Association, organized to lobby Congress to appropriate money to develop and maintain a 9-foot navigation channel on the Mississippi River.
Click here to read more in the SoutheastMissourian.com
 

October 26 & 27 , 2002 in River History


The Grafton Ferry Grand Opening Weekend was October 26 & 27, 2002.  The ferry began regular operation the following week.

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

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

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

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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

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

Can you believe the weather man was soooooo wrong. Sorry we did not open up. By the time you figure out how wrong the weather man is you can't get fresh food. See you next year. Don't forget Cedar Hill is still for sale $180,000 for Rest and 4 acres. Would love to be a customer instead of a owner.

 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!

 

 

Palisades YachtClub

Check out www.riverbills.com today we are the "Pic of the Day"! (Monday)
 

 

Sharky's

Halloween Party with the Chyldzplay Band
Friday at 9:00pm
 

Cindra Merriman Smith... FYI costume contest 1st prize $250 2nd $150 3rd $100 and that's not all, your favorite bartender will be there ready to serve and observe how stupid you can get!!!! LOL



The Longshot Saloon

Come celebrate Halloween this Saturday October 30th - Costume Party, FREE Hay Ride and Pig Roast! Music by St. Louis Dogs. Fall colors are here and the view is Spooktacular! Weekend specials while supplies last are Steak and Lobster Dinner $24.95, with either a 12oz New York Strip or 8oz Filet w/side and salad and Double Burgers w/fries $5.00

 


 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

30 October, 2010   The Big Kahuna

   First Annual Halloween Party

 

 

 

Confluence Field Station

    Dedication Of The Field Station Slated For Tuesday........

 

The Lewis and Clark Community College Confluence Field Station will be formally be dedicated during a ceremony on Tuesday as the Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Confluence Field Station.  Back in August, the LCCC board voted to name the Station after Costello, as he has supported LCCC for more than two decades and championed the Field Station since it's inception........

 

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


 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

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River Levels & Water Temp

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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

 

 

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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  .

 

Boat Manufacturer

   Hydra-Sports Production Starts At Tennessee Plant........

 

Recently, Hydra-Sports announced that they have integrated into MasterCraft's Vonore, Tennessee production facility and production on 2011 models has begun.  Earlier this year, MasterCraft purchased Hydra-Sports during the Genmar bankruptcy auction.  MasterCraft president and CEO, John Dorton, stated that several improvements have been implemented into the new vessels, and the company intends to expand their dealer network........

 

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

 


 

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

 

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 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

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~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

 25  October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Marty Perty and Jessica

Marty cooked up the "Other White Chili" to win the Palisades Chili Cook-off

 

 

Watching the Mizzou Game Saturday nite!

 

David Cantini playing the Tunes

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day .... are from Palisades Yacht Club's Chili cook-off last Saturday.

 

Lots and lots of different kinds of chili and fixings....... All Very Good.  The prize went to Marty Petrie with his "The Other White Chili."   Congrats to Marty !
 


 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

 

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  were sent in by Capt'n Mike Densmore, who hails out of Two Branch Marina in the cruiser... Whats Next..... and Mary Beth Tiemann who hails out of Woodland Marina in the cruiser... Krystal Lady

 

 

Check out their youtube videos...click here

 

 

"Driftin Ol Miss"

 www.DrifterRadio.com

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

 

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New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

                1985 Harbormaster                           1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

Front Page Index

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Restaurant Section...... 

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River News !  

 

 


 

Navigation Notices ......

 

 

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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 No New News Releases

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Asian Carp Update

   Carp Is The New Cash Crop........

 

After several years of work, it would seem that the efforts to develop a market for Asian carp are beginning to pay off.  Big River Fish Corporation of Pearl, Illinois recently was given a federal grant of $2 million after securing a contract to send 30 million pounds of Asian carp to China.  The carp will be sold in China as a high end product, marketed as wild Mississippi River Fish, with so much energy, that it dances on the water.......

 

        Click here to read this news report from thetelegraph.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

 

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

     Pelicans Are Dropping In On The Riverbend........

 

Cooler temperatures mean that it is time for the American white pelican to head south along the Mississippi Flyway, and some are stopping in at West Alton's Riverland Migratory Bird Sanctuary.  The pelicans spend the winter along the Gulf coast, Mexico and California.  The American white pelican is one of the larger North American birds and it is the only white pelican.  Some of the best places to check out these birds are at the Sanctuary and along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway between Alton and Pere Marquette........

 

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


 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Upper Missouri River 

Reservoir Drawdown Should Finish In December........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that they expect the drawdown of the reservoirs along the Upper Missouri River will be completed by early December.  The drawdown is necessary to make room for next years runoff, as the reservoirs are holding more water this year thanks to increased runoff.  Below Yankton, South Dakota, the Missouri River levels are expected to be 3-4 feet higher than normal through November........

 

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

 

 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

    Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative


Missouri is saving some ‘solid ground’ – and helping restore the health of surface waters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

In the summer of 2010, the department’s Soil and Water Conservation Program coordinated development of Missouri project proposals for the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative, or MRBI. The proposals from Missouri soil and water conservation districts resulted in 12 Missouri projects being awarded $6 million in 2010 and $28.3 million in funding over the next four years.

The MRBI is a 12-state effort funded by the USDA to address nutrient loading in the Mississippi River Basin from its source in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Agricultural runoff containing fertilizer and other nutrients produces nuisance algal blooms in surface water that impair recreational uses, cause fish kills, and require extra treatment of local drinking water supplies. Ultimately, the runoff also contributes to a lack of oxygen downstream in the so-called "dead zone" near where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. This area is the second-largest dead zone in the world.

The federal funds from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will be used along with state, local, and private funds to provide cost-share payments to help agricultural producers install conservation practices that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff from agricultural land.

The Soil and Water Conservation Program helped the districts develop their MRBI project proposals and provided $500,000 in state nonfederal match to leverage the federal MRBI funds. For each district interested in applying, SWCP developed a project proposal template populated with information such as water quality data, impaired waters, TMDLs, historical cost-share payments made to producers in each county, existing watershed groups, and watershed management plans. The state’s funding will primarily help pay for a portion of the cost of edge-of-field and in-stream monitoring to measure the effectiveness of each project to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff.
 

Click here for interactive map
 

The above re-printed from the Missouri Department of natural Resources website

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.

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

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

 

11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have decided to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. See you in May 2011
 

Grafton Harbor

Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!
 

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 29 – Nukem
Saturday October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween Party
Costume Judging and Prizes ....Music – Belleville Blues

Grafton Harbor Improvements


 

Hello Everyone,

Grafton Harbor has been working through the summer to install a new sunken breakwater and it is now successfully completed. The current in the harbor has disappeared and the sediment from the Mississippi is now being blocked.

Many thanks to all our river family for your patience through our construction!

Have A Wonderful Day!!

Joe, Jan And The Crew of Grafton Harbor
 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

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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  .

 

Mississippi River Near Cairo, Illinois

   Bridge Struck By Tow, Closed........

 

Saturday evening, a tow boat struck the Highway 60/62 bridge spanning the Mississippi River.  This caused the closure of of the bridge to traffic into Sunday morning.  The collision occurred around 11 pm Saturday.  The Illinois Department of Transportation surveyed the damages to the span, and declared it safe for traffic.  The bridge re-opened at 2:30 am.  The closure of the bridge and the River is a normal precaution, allowing structural engineers to look for any damage........

 

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


 

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

 

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

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

~ Closed on Halloween ~

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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Sat, Sun    23, 24  Oct 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

Welcome New Advertiser !

Revolution Embroidery & Promotions

 

Check them out at www.revolutionemb.com

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

  

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... is a late night shot of Palisades Yacht Club


 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

 

 

10-10-10 On The River

 

Tapacolo

 

  

Little Cap                                      Jeri @ Ragtime

 

  

George & Don                                                  Ragtime

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day .... were sent to us by Jeri & George Levesque of the boat........S/V Ex Libris
 

 

Hi River Bill,

Sunday, 10/10/10 was the perfect balmy, breezy day to spend sailing about Don & Mary Ellen Morrison's 37' Endeavor, Ragtime. There were a number of other happy sailors on the Alton Pool - long past when most boats have tucked in for the season. John & Lynda Heald (s/v Suete Dern) were part of Sunday's crew.

Attached is a photo of Little Cap, Skipper Key aboard Ragtime being alert for sudden foliage changes on the bluffs. The blue boat is Harry & Gwen Ragland's Tapacolo, you can see their toddler "Rosie" peaking over the companion way (she's on Mommy's lap).

If we could slip in a "sailboat" for a "raft", I think Huck Finn best captures our affinity for all things boats and the Mississippi River, "We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft."

A Columbus Day Greeting to all sailors.

Jeri & George Levesque
S/V Ex Libris

Photos by Jeri Levesque

 


 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

Sunday

Gold n' Blue

Two Branch Sun Up

 

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........   was of the early morning sunrise this morning in the Two Branch area of the river....   Look at those colors

 

 

Photo by RiverBill

 

 

Picture from Yesteryears

Saturday

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........  

 

Bill,

Some folk's enjoying one of the last nice days.

Thanks,

Tracey

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

                1985 Harbormaster                           1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             

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 ......

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/22/10
Subject: HYDRAULIC DREDGING MM 331.8 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2368


HYDRAULIC DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL COMMENCE IVO MM 331.8 UMR AT 12 PM CDT ON 22OCT10 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED 24 HRS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. A CROSSING LINE WILL BE IN USE. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE DREDGE GOETZ ON VHF-FM CHANNELS 13, 16, OR 82 AT LEAST 30 MINS PRIOR TO TRANSITING THE AREA FOR PASSING INSTRUCTIONS. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO MINIMIZE WAKE AND TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION AFTER PASSING ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.


 

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/22/10
Subject: HYDRAULIC DREDGING MM 145.6-147 ILR
NAVNOTICE # 2367


HYDRAULIC DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL COMMENCE IVO THE KINGSTON MINES,MM 145.6 TO 147.0 ILR ON SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2010, AND WILL CONTINUEUNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DREDGING WILL BE PERFORMED 7 DAYS A WK, 24 HRSPER DAY. A CROSSING LINE WILL BE IN USE ON OR ABOUT SATURDAY, 6THNOVEMBER 2010. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE DREDGE BUXTONII, THIRTY MINUTES PRIOR TO TRANSITING THE AREA FOR PASSINGINSTRUCTIONS. THE DREDGE BUXTON II WILL BE MONITORING CHANNELS 13, 16OR WORKING CHANNEL 73. MARINERS ARE URGED TO TRANSIT AT THEIR SLOWESTSAFE SPEED TO MINIMIZE WAKE AND PROCEED WITH CAUTION AFTER PASSINGARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.
 


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

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Releases.....

 

 Updated Sunday at 8:00AM

News Release N07100249

 Grounding - Mississippi River- 10/22/10

Location:

     224 MM Mississippi River
Summary : 

THE DRIVER TURNED TOWARDS MISSOURI SIDE ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ENTERED BOULTER SCHUTE AND STRUCK AN UNDERWATER OBJECT

Boat Type

     20 ft SeaRay

Boat Owner

     Michael Baue

 

 


 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

Updated Sun at 8:00 AM

Asian Carp Update

    Carp Fence Finished In Indiana........

 

Recently, Indiana officials announced that they have completed a 1,177 foot chain link fence intended to keep the Asian carp from moving into the Great Lakes during floods.  The fence is an eight foot tall barrier supported by 123 posts and 120 concrete barriers, and came in under the estimated $200,000 budget.  This barrier will prevent the carp from crossing from the Wabash River to the Maumee River, that empties into Lake Erie........ 

 

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

 

Updated Sun at 8:00 AM

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Man Found Dead Aboard Boat........

 

Friday afternoon, a Sunrise Beach man was found dead aboard a pontoon boat.  Sunrise beach resident, Robert Ambuul was found deceased on his pontoon boat, shortly after being reported missing by his wife.   The initial report from the Missouri State Water Patrol indicates that the wound was self-inflicted........

 

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

 

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

10/30 Walt Miller
SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports


Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire

Music by David Cantini

*Kitchen Closed due to Fall Chili Party
 

~ Closed on Halloween ~

 

Asian Carp Update

   Judge May Rule To Close Canal By December........

 

A request from 5 states for the immediate separation of the Great Lakes and the Chicago Area Waterway System is being heard by federal judge Robert Dow of the U.S. District Court in Chicago.  The judge stated that he may arrive at a decision on severing the connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin as soon as December........

 

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

 

Cedar Hill Resort Closed for the Season

 

From facebook....

 

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have deciede to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. 

 

 Mississippi River Near Canton, Missouri

     Missouri Chipping In On Grain Elevator........

 

Thursday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that Missouri is awarding a $2 million grant to assist with the development of a new grain elevator along the Mississippi River in Canton, Missouri.  Currently, farmers have to load their grain onto trucks, that take a ferry ride across the Mississippi, to a grain elevator in Illinois.  The new facility will include a new river terminal to load grain onto barges........

 

        Click here to read this news report from kplr11.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

 

E15 Update

    Recent Coast Guard Law Contains E15 Study........

 

Recently, President Obama signed into law the Coast Guard Authorization Act that strengthens the U.S. Coast Guard as a branch of the military service, as well as an offshoot of the armed forces in the Department of Homeland Security.  This is achieved by allowing organizational flexibility for the Coast Guard.  Included in the new law are provisions for the study on the impact of mid-level ethanol blends like E15 on the safety and performance of marine engines........

 

        Click here to read this news article from tradeonlytoday.com

 

 

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.

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 23 music by RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

Click here for larger .pdf

River History....

 

23 October 2006 In River History


Dozens passengers aboard the Mississippi Queen Riverboat got sick from a stomach virus on a trip from Cincinnati to St. Louis. The boat had to make un-planned stops in Paducah, Ky and then Cape Girardeau, Mo. where the sick were provided medical treatment
 

 

 

 

 

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 


Oct. 23 .......Live Music
 

Street Beat Band........

Oct 23 2010 8:00P
Spirits Lounge Alton, Illinois
 

Oct 24 2010 5:00P
Private Event Springfield, Illinois

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have decided to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. See you in May 2011
 

Grafton Harbor

October 22 - Plain Label BandSaturday, October 23 - Midwest DriveSunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!
 

Palisades YachtClub

October 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire 3:30pm

 

Sharky's
Click on the link below to hear the 60 second promo on radio station WSIE 88.7 FM about the "Jazz at Sharky's" benefit coming up on Sunday, October 24th..

Click here

 

Sharky's Band Schedule:
Friday, October 22nd - Mike Cody
Saturday, October 23rd - Red Sky Junkies
Sunday, October 24th - WSIE Benefit 2 to 6, "Jazz at Sharky's"

 

The Longshot Saloon

Post Bi-State Bash! Double Burgers with fries or slaw $6.00, $2.00 16oz Aluminum Bottles, $3.00 Cotton Candy Bombs, $3.00 Whipit Bombs, $1.00 cans (Coors, Miller, Busch).....During Mizzou and Rams Games $.35 wings and $1.00 beer specials

 

23 October, 2010  

  Sundowners' Halloween Party

 

 

 

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

 

 10/23/10...Halloween Party...Rail Band 


11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

Missouri Department of Conservation All Outdoor News................. 

 

 

 

Shortnose gar might earn St. Joseph angler a world record

St. Joseph—Patience with a fish most anglers ignore put George Pittman Sr. on track to be considered a world record holder by the International Game Fish Association.

As is, the 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar that Pittman caught on Oct. 12 at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph is already confirmed by the Missouri Department of Conservation as a state record rod-and-reel catch. The 36.2-inch fish tops the previous state record shortnose gar, a 4-pound, 11-ounce fish caught from Lower Big Lake in 1995.

Pittman, 52, spent many summer nights trying to catch catfish from the oxbow lake, an old channel of the nearby Missouri River. He caught only a few catfish but he regularly landed and released gar, most “about 20- to 24-inches long and as big around as an egg. I’ve caught about 250 gar this year.

One shortnose that he landed was bigger than usual so he weighed it, and it was 6-pounds, 3-ounces, big enough to be a state record. But he didn’t know about the record and he gave that shortnose to a friend who likes to eat gar.

Later a tackle shop employee told Pittman that he might have given away a record fish. So when he caught another big gar, he waited until daybreak and then called the Missouri Conservation Department.

“When I got to the lake I knew it had beaten the old state record fish,” said fisheries biologist Eric Dennis.

Dennis weighed the fish on a certified scale. The catch is under review by the International Game Fish Association in Dania Beach, Fla., as a pending world record. It tops the current record 7-pound, 1-ounce shortnose gar that was caught in Texas.

Pittman thought he had a big catfish when he first hooked the gar about 2 a.m. He watched a long time as something kept moving his line slightly, as if a fish was nibbling on his bait.

“Finally, I set the hook and the fight was on,” he said. “I thought it was a catfish because it fought just like a catfish. Usually gar come in fairly easy.”

Pittman was using 20-pound test line. The gar’s teeth weakened the line and it broke shortly after he netted the fish. He used a dead, seven-inch bighead carp for bait.

It is illegal in Missouri to use live bighead or silver carp as bait, as they are a harmful invasive species that can spread to other waters via bait buckets. But they are legal to use as bait if they are dead.

Pittman lives near the lake and he is disabled, so he has time to fish often. He would like to catch another record gar.

The Missouri all-methods record for shortnose gar is a 13-pounder taken by an archer bowfishing at Mark Twain Lake in 2006.

“I’m hoping to get one that big with rod and reel,” Pittman said. “I don’t mind catching gar, especially when I’ve got friends who like to eat them.”

-Bill Graham-

 

 

The above re-printed from an e-mail received from Bill Graham, Missouri Department of Conservation

Photo furnished by Missouri Department of Conseration

  Click here to check-out the latest MDC All Outdoor News page

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

October 22 - Plain Label Band
Saturday, October 23 - Midwest Drive
Sunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez

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  .

 

Mississippi River Near St. Paul, Minnesota

    Body Found In Mississippi River, Recovered........

 

Friday evening, St. Paul Firefighters retrieved a body from the Mississippi River at St. Paul.  The body was discovered by a wedding attendee aboard a paddle boat.........

 

        Click here to read this news story from kare11.com.


 

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

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 22 October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Capt'n Dave Diederich who hails out of Alton Marina in he boat...........Wind Dancer
 

 

It's River Dawg..... Brittany


 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2009.........   was from Capt'n Dave Zaloz, who hails out of Bluff View Marina, Clearwater Lake

 

 

 

Hey River Bill:

Saw your website and wanted to post a cool pic we took this past month. We are in the process of building a new marina store and have had it anchored along the shoreline for initial construction. The store was recently moved to its permanent location in order to beat the fall winds and rain. This picture shows the store being moved in the early morning as the sun was rising and burning off the morning fog from the lake.

We like to call it the phoenix rising from the ashes due to all the damage that was sustained on Clearwater Lake from the 2008 floods, 5”’ ice storm in Jan 2009, and the inland hurricane during May 2009.

Here’s to a prosperous and fruitful future.
Dave Zaloz, President

Bluff View Marina
93 Hwy AA
Piedmont, MO 63957
Phone: 573-223-4849
Website: http://www.bluffviewmarina.com

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

Click On Pic To Enlarge

 

For Sale...  40' Slip At Duck Club Marina #7 A Dock

 

 

Description

 

Duck Club amenities include membership only restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and St Charles City water.

Located on “A” Dock (#7), club and parking lot access during most floods.

Large concrete patio.

Asking $35,000.

Also available 2001 2700 Maxum express cruiser, 7.4 Merc, 3.5 kw Westerbeke Generator, call for addtl. info..

Contact Bob Jones (636) 493-6194
 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

                1985 Harbormaster                           1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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

 

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Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

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

10/30 Walt Miller
SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports


Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire

Music by David Cantini

*Kitchen Closed due to Fall Chili Party
 

 

Metro East Levee Update

  Madison County Suing FEMA........

 

Recently, the Madison County Board voted 28-1 to sue the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the failure to supply the county with evidence of the Metro East levee systems failing.  The suit is challenging Metro East Flood Insurance Rate Maps from Alton to Columbia.  It is expected that Monroe and St. Clair counties will join in the suit.  The Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention Council has also named the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the suit........

 

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

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort Closed for the Season

 

From facebook....

 

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have deciede to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. 

 

 Mississippi River Near Guttenburg, Iowa

     Lock And Dam No.10 Closing For Repairs........

 

From December 6th through March 15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be closing Lock and Dam No.10 at Guttenburg, Iowa for winter maintenance, weather and river conditions permitting.  The work to be done will require the Lock chamber to be drained.  This maintenance work is scheduled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers every twenty years.  The Guttenburg Lock was last drained in 1990........

 

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


 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS Reports Top Three Items Stolen from Boats Over the Winter
And How to Prevent an Unwanted "Visit" or Boat Theft

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. October 21, 2010 - Boats stored over the winter can be easy targets for thieves. Many boat owners don't find out they have been a victim of theft until long after, often when spring preparations are being made. To help boaters, anglers and sailors deal with this consistent problem, the folks at BoatUS Marine Insurance have these tips for storing your boat this winter.

The top three most common items stolen from boats over the winter are:

  1. Electronics: To avoid a theft, it is worth your time and energy to remove electronics and store them at home. If they are permanently installed, record ownership information including model and serial numbers. Photos may also assist with a potential recovery or insurance claim.

  2. Outboards: Small outboards should always be removed and stored in a secure location, such as your locked garage or basement. Larger outboards should have a lock installed.

  3. Outdrives: Again, the best way to avoid this type of theft is to remove the unit and store in a safe location and ensure the serial number is recorded. If it will not be removed, install an outdrive lock.
     

The name of the game in preventing theft is deterrence - anything to make your boat or equipment less attractive to thieves is the goal. Here are some general tips:
 

  1. If you are storing your boat away from home, ensure the yard or marina is secure with fencing and cameras.

  2. If you are storing your trailerable boat at home, if possible don't leave the trailer tongue facing the street. Block the trailer and remove the tires, storing them inside, or add wheel locks. Put a lock on the hitch receiver.

  3. Adding personalized markings to equipment can help identify and recover stolen items. By making them obvious, it also makes the items less "marketable."


  4. Don't leave your dinghy on your club's or marina's rack unlocked or for long periods of time.

  5. Make periodic visits to your boat over the winter. If you can't get to it, get a friend or yard worker to make a monthly visit.

  6. Don't leave liquor out in the open where it can be seen.

  7. Leaving a "for sale" sign posted all winter attracts the wrong kind of attention and gives someone an excuse to get aboard and look around.

  8. BoatUS members can benefit from the BoatUS Theft Protection Program.

  9. What's the most common type of boat stolen each year? Personal watercraft.

  10. Don't forget that four-legged "bandits," such as raccoons and other critters, will enjoy your boat as much as spring breakers hitting the beach, so ensure winter covers are tight and remain securely attached. Don't store your boat in a place that makes it easier for animals to get aboard, such as near trees or building overhangs. Cover large exhaust ports. Don't leave a ladder affixed to the boat.
     

 

For more information on preventing a boat theft, review the BoatUS blog: "Love Your Boat? So Does Someone Else!" . For more information on boat insurance, call the BoatUS Marine Insurance Department at 800-283-2883. Or, to get a free quote online, go to www.BoatUS.com/insurance

 


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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.

 

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

 

Chicago Sanitary And Shipping Canal 

     Study Shows Anti-Carp Dam The Way To Go........

 

A $100,000, eight month study funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council claims that the carp problem could be solved in a fairly uncomplicated way.  Dam the canal, and pump the water over the dam into the Mississippi River basin. This solution will stop the carp and will stop barge traffic as well.  The proposal has met with opposition from the barge industry, as it does not offer solutions for the accommodation of the barges........

 

        Click here to read this news report form jsonline.com

 

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.

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 23 music by RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

Click here for larger .pdf

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

KJ's Place

    1530 Highway J, Portage Des Sioux 63373

 

 


Oct. 23 .......Live Music
 

Street Beat Band........

Oct 23 2010 8:00P
Spirits Lounge Alton, Illinois
 

Oct 24 2010 5:00P
Private Event Springfield, Illinois

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have deciede to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. See you in May 2011
 

Grafton Harbor

October 22 - Plain Label BandSaturday, October 23 - Midwest DriveSunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!
 

Kinder's Restaurant

Fri. Oct. 22 we will be having a quilt display @ Kinders. Some made by Ida Kinder. Stop n and take a look and get some lunch and the best pie around.
 


Palisades YachtClub

October 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire 3:30pm

 

Sharky's
Click on the link below to hear the 60 second promo on radio station WSIE 88.7 FM about the "Jazz at Sharky's" benefit coming up on Sunday, October 24th..

Click here
 

The Longshot Saloon

MRH and Longshot Saloon Halloween Party is Saturday, October 30th! St. Louis Dogs will be there 7:00pm-11:00pm and Costume Contest

 

23 October, 2010  

  Sundowners' Halloween Party

 

 

 

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

 

 10/23/10...Halloween Party...Rail Band 


11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

   

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

October 22 - Plain Label Band
Saturday, October 23 - Midwest Drive
Sunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez

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  .

 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer 

    3Q Results In For Caterpillar........

 

Thursday, Caterpillar reported a 96% profit increase for the third quarter of 2010 over 3Q '09, from $404 million to $792 million.  Profit per share increased from 64 cents per share, to $1.22/share.  Sales and revenues increased by 53% for 3Q '09, from $7.3 million to $11.1 billion.   Caterpillar engine sales have increased by 21%, up to $3.25 billion........

 

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


 

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

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

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.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roadtrip in AL, TN and MS
It’s been another fun week in Alabama. The people down here are so nice, beautiful weather, great scenery and we couldn’t ask for anything more. We rented a car for a few days and ended up driving over 1,200 miles. We took in many sites each day and tried the local cuisine including alligator, catfish and BBQ. The kids tried it all and Jaxon ate more alligator than anyone (he didn’t understand the mental part of what it really was - ha ha).


Morgan and Ryann went tubing together and when Morgan fell off Ryann was laughing so hard I thought she might fall off.

 

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

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Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

   New Outboard Introduced By Mercury Marine........

 

Recently, Mercury Marine announced the release of their latest performance outboard, the Verado 250 Pro FourStroke.  The outboard will be offered with two different shaft lengths, 20 inch for bass boats 21 feet and longer, and the 25 inch shaft for multi-species and saltwater bay boats.  For peak performance, it is recommended that 91 octane fuel be used, but the engine can run on 87 octane without consequences........

 

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

 

 It's Thursday

 21 October 2010

 

 

   Over 3.8 Million Boaters  have e-cruised these waters

 

 

  PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Golden Sunset

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The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina
 

 

Hi Bill,


The weather was so perfect this weekend! Here’s a photo of the sunset over the Mississippi River, at the confluence of the Meramec River.

 

See you on the river!


Claudia Burris

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Picture from Yesteryears

  Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of this Day in 2007.........   was of a neat looking sunset taken near Two Branch Island.

 

Photo by RiverBill

 

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale...  1985 Harbormaster

 

Description

 

1985 Harbormaster. Length 47’, Beam 14’ Galley down with full cuddy. Twin crusader 270HP, New V-Drives, one in 2005 one in 2008, Kohler 7.5Kw generator, Halon 1301 Fireboy. Flybridge, Bimini, Covers and custom aft deck top. New bottom paint in 2008. Full size refrigerator, (ice maker available) electric stove, holding tanks (120 gal). Dual roof A/C. 2 heads, 1 upper 1 lower , with 1 full shower. Pressure water, battery charger. Radar, VHF radios, Depth and speed. USCG Documented vessel. Survey available upon request. Great vessel, 2nd owner, always covered, fresh water.

 

$43,000.00

 

Call 217 454 3264 or e-mail dan@dang-it.com.

 

Located at Grafton Harbor F13.
 

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New Classifieds, New Prices

 


     

                1985 Harbormaster                           1977 Marine Trader Double Cabin Trawler


     

 River Home At 133 Dwyer Lane                                          1992 Hyatt 40                  


     

 Covered 44 ft end dock..Harbor Point                     2000 Baja 302 Boss             

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

 

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Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 10/20/10
Subject: Waterway Action Plan
NAVNOTICE # 2363


USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ISSUES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
ADVISORY:
A. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE EXTREME HIGH WATER ACTION PHASE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES.
1. UMR: NONE.
2. ILR: NONE.
3. MOR: NONE.
B. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE HIGH WATER WATCH PHASE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES:
1. UMR: NONE.
2. ILR: NONE.
3. MOR: NONE.
C. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE HIGH WATER RECOVERY PHASE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES:
1. UMR: NONE.
2. ILR: NONE.
3. MOR: MONE.
D. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE LOW WATER ACTION PHASE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES.
1. UMR: NONE.
2. ILR: ZONE 7, (MM 145.6-180.8 ILR)
3. MOR: NONE.
4: FOR ILR ZONE 7, DUE TO LOW WATER THE COTP RECOMMENDS NO BARGE BE DRAFTED DEEPER THAN 9 FEET AND THE DEEPEST DRAFT BARGES BE POSITIONED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOW. TOWBOAT CAPTAINS SHOULD BE AWARE OF SHIFTING CHANNELS, REMAIN IN THE CENTER CHANNEL, AND PRE IDENTIFY HOLD UP AREAS IN THE EVENT OF A RIVER CLOSURE
 



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Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

  

NEWS RELEASE
PUBLIC INFORMATION SECTION, P.O. Box 1368, Jefferson City, MO  65102

For further information contact: Sergeant Gerard G. Callahan
Public Information Director
Phone: (573) 751-3333
E-mail: Jerry.Callahan@mswp.dps.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Charles, MO

Water Patrol and Pujols Family Foundation combine fun and water safety for children



On Sept. 25, the Missouri State Water Patrol and the Pujols Family Foundation teamed up for a fun-filled outing on the Mississippi River that also had an important water safety message. Almost 50 children took part in the event at the Lake Center Marina in St. Charles.

The children were also able to explore fire trucks from the Orchard Farm and Rivers Pointe Fire Protection districts. Water Patrol officers offered interactive activities about water safety. After talking with the children about the importance of life jackets, officers took participants for rides in Water Patrol boats on the Mississippi River.

"It's great to have the opportunity to interact with these kids in such a positive way," said Lt. Col. Mike Smith, acting commissioner of the Water Patrol. "The looks on their faces and the way they responded to the officers left no doubt that this will be a memorable experience and that they won't forget the important safety messages our officers shared with them. I also know that all our officers enjoyed this special day."

Albert and Deidre Pujols established the Pujols Family Foundation as a means of sharing their commitment to faith, family and others. The foundation's mission is to: promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for families and children with Down syndrome; provide extraordinary experiences for children with disabilities and life threatening illnesses; and to improve the standard of living and quality of life for impoverished children and orphans in the Dominican Republic. The Water Patrol and Pujols Family Foundation held their first fun day on the water last year at Hide Away Harbor Park.
 

 

 


News Release ID: N07100246
Release Date: 20101019
 

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The above reprinted from the Missouri State Waterpatrol website

Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

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

10/30 Walt Miller
SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports


Oct 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire

Music by David Cantini

*Kitchen Closed due to Fall Chili Party
 

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

   Illinois Man Catches 105 Pound Catfish........

 

While participating at a fishing tournament over the weekend, Jason Jackson and his fishing partner reeled in a 105 pound catfish close to the Melvin Locks and Dam No. 26 at Alton, Illinois.  Jackson stated that is took 20 minutes to bring the catfish in without breaking the fishing line.  He said that it was a "once in a lifetime" experience, but figured that one of his buddies would land a monster catfish sooner or later........

 

        Click here to read this news storey form ksdk.com.  With Video.

 

 

Cedar Hill Resort Closed for the Season

 

From facebook....

 

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have deciede to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. 

 

 StreetBeat Band.......
 

We’ve got some new tunes again!
 

This Saturday October 23rd from 8-12 we are playing again at The Spirits Lounge in Alton. Always our favorite. No cover and a fun time. Stop by and say hi if you can make it. Bring your dancin’ shoes.

Just a heads up for you about next week Saturday October 30th. We will be playing our first gig at the Alton Sports Tap. This is a costume party and should be a great time for all attending. I will let you know the particulars next week such as if there is a contest, door prize or cover charge.

And just to see if you are still paying attention, I will buy a beer for anyone who stands on their head in front of the band. Turns out one did last week so I’ve lost my perfect record.

 

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder and
Adult Supervision
StreetBeat

http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl
 

Missouri River Near Yankton, South Dakota

    Future Of The Missouri River Discussed........

 

Recently, the National Park Service started coming up with ideas about the long term plans for the Missouri National Recreational River.  The National Park Service is seeking assistance from the public to investigate the Missouri River's natural resources that are as important as flood control.  Some ideas include increased access to the River, improving River education, increasing hiking and biking trails and conservation........

 

        Click here to read this news article from omaha.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

 

Asian Carp Update

    Chef Parola Returns To The Riverbend........

 

The people who missed French chef Philippe Parola at the Mississippi Earthtones Festival last month, this weekend, they will have another chance.  Parola will be in Grafton at the Grafton Riverside Flea Market this Saturday and Sunday to cut, fillet and fry Asian carp for visitors to sample.  Parola will also be showing off his culinary skills at the dedication of the Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Confluence Field Station on Tuesday........

 

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

 

 

October 23, 2010

    Lake of the Ozarks...... Marine max Fall Color Cruise

 

October offers some of the best boating of the entire year! The temperatures are cooler, the lake is quieter and the landscape is painted in beautiful fall colors. Bring the whole family and join us for some fabulous fall fun and a relaxing day on the water with fellow boaters. We'll depart from the marina at 10:30AM for a leisurely cruise through the State Park, followed with lunch at Shorty Pants. There is no registration fee and lunch will be at your own expense.

Please RSVP by October 20 to Teresa Riley at 573-365-5382.

 

Click here for flyer and more info

 

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.

 

River Lovers Unite.......................

 

   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

The 2010 ....River Halloween Party Report 

 

Big Kahuna ...... Sat, Oct 30 music by Belleville Blues

Kinder’s .................Sat, Oct 30 music by RAIL

 Longshot Saloon..Sat, Oct 30 Live Music

 Sharkys..................Fri, Oct 29  music by Childzplay

 Sundowners..........Sat, Oct 23 music by RAIL 

 

 

Keep your anchor right here !

 We will have more Halloween Party Info as it becomes available 

 

 

River History....

 

21 October 2008 in River History

The Delta Queen arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 21, 2008 for her final visit to the city as an overnight passenger vessel.
 

21 October 1974 in River History

The Eads Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at St. Louis was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 

 

Click here for larger .pdf

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

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

26x10
28X14
40X16
44X16
 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar hill Resort

With the weather forecast of rain all weekend we have deciede to close up shop for the season. Thanks, again to all our wonderful loyal customers. See you in May 2011
 

Grafton Harbor

October 22 - Plain Label BandSaturday, October 23 - Midwest DriveSunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez Friday, October 29 – Nukem Saturday, October 30 - Big Kahuna’s First Annual Halloween PartyCostume Judging and PrizesMusic – Belleville Blues Book Your Holiday Parties TODAY!!
 

Kinder's Restaurant

Fri. Oct. 22 we will be having a quilt display @ Kinders. Some made by Ida Kinder. Stop n and take a look and get some lunch and the best pie around.
 


Palisades YachtClub

October 23rd Fall Chili Party & Bon Fire 3:30pm

 

Sharky's
Click on the link below to hear the 60 second promo on radio station WSIE 88.7 FM about the "Jazz at Sharky's" benefit coming up on Sunday, October 24th..

Click here
 

The Longshot Saloon

MRH and Longshot Saloon Halloween Party is Saturday, October 30th! St. Louis Dogs will be there 7:00pm-11:00pm and Costume Contest

 

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

 

 10/23/10...Halloween Party...Rail Band 


11/20 Rail Band
12/31 Rail Band
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

Book any birthday October 15-December 15th and get Complimentary Appetizer Buffet"
"Book Christmas and Holiday Parties NOW!

Select Dates still open. We will cater to your work place!

Book by November 15th, receive 20% off!"   Click here

 

Lake Of The Ozarks

    Shootout Brought In $70,000 For Charities........

 

This summer's 2010 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and peripheral events brought in $71 less than $70,000 for local charities.  A volunteer coughed up the $71 to make it an even $70,000.  Many charities benefitted from the shootout, including the Lake Ozark Shriner's Club, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 30-05, Share the Harvest and several area fire protection districts.  The Shootout also helped the Lake area businesses boost their sales........

 

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

           

        Click here to go to lakeexpo.com.

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor website

Click here  THE BIG KAHUNA October Entertainment Schedule

October 22 - Plain Label Band
Saturday, October 23 - Midwest Drive
Sunday, October 24 - Ellen Martinez

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  .

 

Boat Manufacturer 

    Production Resumes At Nordic Tugs........

 

Recently, Nordic Tugs announced that they will be resuming production in order to have vessels ready for spring deliveries.  During the temporary closure, most employees were furloughed, but the company was still taking orders.  The temporary closure was brought on by the ongoing effects of the recession, as well as the unwillingness of consumers to order new vessels.........

 

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


 

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

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

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.


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

 

 

 

 

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

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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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.

 

 

Boater Education

   Boater Instruction Available On DVD........

 

A four DVD box set offering recreational boaters expert level boat operation and safety training is now available from All Marine Network.  Called Smart Boating, the 10 hour video course is hosted by the president of boating education company, Maritime Smarts, Captain Steve Larivee.  The video course includes 250 questions that will help boaters prepare for state certification tests........

 

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

 

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