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January 20
11

01-11-11  -  01-20-11

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 

It's  Thursday

 

 

 

20 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

ICY SUNRISE OVER THE MISSISSIPPI

Cick pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ....   were sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppies Marina in Kimswick, Mo
 

 

Hi Bill,

 

I got up extra early today to go down and get some icy river photos for your
web site. I be the water doesn't look like this down in Jamaica!  Hope your
vacation was lots of fun!


See you on the river!
Claudia Burris

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ----   were sent to us by Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison, who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat........ "Teacher's Pet."
 

 

Hi Bill,


We took a ride today (01-02-10) over to Grafton to snap a few pics of the river and some eagles. We seen a few eagles at Melvin Price, but towards Grafton there was a little more activity.

Cheers,
Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison
Teacher's Pet
Lake Center Marina

 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  1990 48' Hatteras

 

Description

 

48’ 1990 Hatteras

Under 550 hours on this beautiful well maintained fresh water 48’ 1990 Hatteras with diesel 8v92 engines. This fast but stable Motor Yacht has a spacious 3-stateroom layout and offers a huge air-conditioned aft deck with glass windows and doors. The steps up to the fly bridge with hardtop keep everybody inside and out of the weather. Great Electronics, new aft deck furniture, recent complete bottom job (guaranteed for life) and upgrades throughout make this one a turnkey yacht.
 

The galley has a dishwasher and washer/dryer for that live aboard convenience. There are 3 vaccu-flush heads, each with a separate shower. Draft is 5’3, fuel 764 gals, cruises at 20 mph at 2050 rpm, 16’ beam. There is a little balcony off the aft deck to access the stern lines and swim platform. Located in St Charles County.

Please call Safe Harbor Yacht Sales, Pat or Jim at 636-250-3500 to schedule a
showing, or email to pat@safeharboryachts.com.

 

Asking price is $289,900.
 

 

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

 

 

New Prices

 

 

1992 Hyatt 40

New Low Price 1-17-11

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No new News Releases

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol 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

 

Missouri Water Patrol

     Safety Education Classes

 

City/Town
Date(s)
Location Address
Times
Chesterfield, MO 03/26/2011 Sammuel Sachs Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO 63017 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30
Chesterfield, MO 04/30/2011 Sammuel Sachs Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO 63017 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30
Chesterfield, MO 05/21/2011 Sammuel Sachs Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO 63017 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30
Florissant, MO 04/09/2011 Jamestown Bluff Library 4153 N. Hwy 67, Florissant, MO 63034 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30
ST. Louis, MO 03/12/2011 Cliff Cave Library 5430 Telegraph Rd, ST. Louis, MO 63129 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30
ST. Louis, MO 05/07/2011 Cliff Cave Library 5430 Telegraph Rd, ST. Louis, MO 63129 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30

Click here to go to the Missouri Water Patrol's website

 

Sad News

   

Bob Favazza, Emeritus Life Member of Con Trios, passed away last night around 8 PM after a long battle with cancer. Bob and his wife Sandy boated out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the boat "Flower Petaler". They own Favazza Florist where they always supplied the flowers for Con Trios events.


Visitation: Friday, January 21st from 4 to 9 PM at Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, MO 63134, Telephone: (314) 426-6000
Funeral Mass: Saturday 1t 11 AM at the St. Ann Catholic Church of Normandy, 7350 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121


Luncheon immediately following services in the lower level of the Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Backstoppers Organization or the Karen Weidinger Foundation.

Our condolences and prayers go out to Sandy and their family.
 

 

The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website

 

 

 

Comments from Friends.....

Our dear friend and C Dock owner Bob Favazza lost his fight with cancer last night.
He will surely be missed.

Thomas Morhaus

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Fins to the Left at Palisades Yacht Club ....

    Shark Boat Scheduled for RierBills Eagle Watch Party..........

 

Captain Tim and the Shark Boat will be at RiverBills 3rd Annual Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club on Saturday, January 29th. 

 

See the Shark Up-Close and Personal......

 

Captain Tim and the "Bite Me Crew" will be providing T-shirts for the Trivia Games !

 

Close the Beaches...... Stay out of the Water.... River Shark in the Area !

 

Belk Park Lake Near Wood River, Illinois

    Ice Capades, Firefighter Style

 

Tuesday, more than a dozen firefighters with the Wood River Fire Department went out onto the frozen Belk Park Lake for ice rescue training.  They enlisted the assistance of firefighters with the Alton and Edwardsville departments to help with the training, as they have a bit more experience with ice training.  The rescuers trained by retrieving a "live" victims from the water, portrayed by other firefighters........

 

        Click here to read this news story from thetelegraph.com.  With Photos and Video.   

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Boat Gear Manufacturer

    Garmin To Provide OEM Electronics........

 

Recently, the designers and builders of Ranger Tugs, Fluid Motion, announced that they have named Garmin International as their exclusive electronics supplier for their full line of cruising tugs.  The partnership was announced prior to the Seattle Boat Show, where Ranger's new Cutwater Boats will be unveiled.  Garmin electronics have been installed on Ranger Tugs since 2006, and with the new model launch, it was a natural progression to make Garmin the electronics supplier for both boat lines........

 

        Click here to read this news story fromtradeonlytoday.com.

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River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

 

Click here for more information

 

M/V Mel Oliver Oil Spill Update

    Guilty Pleas And Sentencing In 2008 Collision........

 

Wednesday, DRD Towing Co. and it's owner were sentenced in federal court in conjunction with a 2008 collision that resulted in the spilling of 300,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Mississippi River.   On July 23, 2008, the M/V Mel Oliver was pushing a barge laden with fuel oil, when it crossed into the path of a Liberian flagged tanker, causing the spill of almost 300,000 gallons of fuel oil.  DRD was sentenanced to two years of probation, and a $200,000 fine.  DRD's co-owner was sentenanced to 21 months for obstructing justice.  A shipmate has pled guilty to violations of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act and the Clean Water Act.  He is awaiting sentencing........

 

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

 

 

Obituary - Patrick Tevebaugh

 

Bill,

 

My husband of 31 years, Patrick, passed away suddenly on 11/10/10.
A good friend of ours writes a monthly newsletter for the video gaming industry. He dedicated one of the issues to Pat.
I was wondering, if it might be possible, to put the attached article on his obituary.
Thank you.

Pat and I were in Jamaica several times, most recently in Negril January 2010. We often discussed and believed that it should be an annual trip. Always enjoy your website and photos.

Have a Great and Safe Day.
Beverly Tevebaugh 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bev and Pat Tevebaugh   
 

 

My friend Pat and a note of gratitude for Thanksgiving

 

We all go through life and hopefully have the opportunity to carve out some friendships that we hold dear and near to our hearts. The inter-circle of friends, the top of the list, the ones you look forward to being with and go on vacations with. The type of friend you call when you have great news and sad news to share. The reason why I bring this up to you is because I recently lost such a friend. His name was Pat.

I first met Pat nearly 30 years ago when I first started in the coin-op industry full-time after finishing college. He was one of those game room operators that popped up in the early 80's. He later got out of the business, but from the moment I met Pat he and I became best of friends. Pat went on to do a handful of careers since then that included insurance, teaching, truck driving, and industrial sales. Whatever he was doing he made the best of it and always had a great attitude.

Pat was one of those guys that once he walked in to the room the whole room lit up and everyone couldn't but have a great attitude. He had an infectious smile, a bolstering laugh, and always had a story to share. Pat had the ability to put anyone at ease and often made himself the brunt of his jokes. He loved to give everyone a nickname and it was a clear sign that should you be awarded of such a name that he really liked you.

Pat was out delivering a drum of product off to one of his customers a little over a week ago and fell over from a fatal heart attack. He left behind a great lady (his wife Bev) and two grown kids that looked up to their dad with great respect and love. Yes, it was sudden. No signs. It was just his time.

He worked hard, but was a man of leisure. He loved camping and in his later years really took to boating. Living in Illinois near St. Louis, he had a nice boat that kept on the Mississippi. Both Bev and Pat loved to spend all of their free time on the boat together. It was a way of life for them and I'm not sure they spent a single weekend at home this entire past boating season.

I share this at our time of Thanksgiving, because I am ever so grateful to have had Pat in my life. He was one of the most important people to me and this was the first time I had lost someone from my inner-circle (other than a family member). I often find myself in moments of deep sadness and know that this will pass. I need to enjoy this moment and forever keep it in my heart. What is amazing is that it had not been for this crazy industry, I would have never met Pat...
 

The above Obituary re-printed from November 2010 EDC Newsletter

Click here to go to EDC Newsletter

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

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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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

Boat Manufacturer

    Brunswick Leads Recovery Says Analyst........

 

Edward Aaron, an analyst with RBC Capitol Markets stated that leisure product stocks, including Brunswick Corp., are starting to realize a retail demand recovery.  Aaron said that recent studies indicate a secure, but still weak demand environment over the seasonal downtime during the fourth quarter, and into January.  Aaron added that boating is the weakest sector that they track from the perspective of demand, and that inventories have been whittled down to near normal levels........

 

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

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

 

   We reeled in a video demonstrating how not to launch your new yacht........

 

        Click here to check out this video on youtube.com,

 

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

It's  Wednesday

 

 

 

19 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

Cick pic to enlarge

 

The Pictures of the Day ....   were sent to us by Capt'n Dave Diederich, who hails out of Alton Marina in the boat........ Wind Dancer
 

 

 

Welcome back Bill

Top Picture

Here is a sunset panorama taken at Alton Marina on January 5th. If there would have been just a little less ice in the harbor I would have gone out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diederich/5328635148/
 

 

Bottom picture

Todays, Yesteryears photo from Gary Lucy looks like a photo I took yesterday


Dave Diederich
Wind Dancer

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ----   were sent to us by Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison, who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat........ "Teacher's Pet."
 

 

Hi Bill,


We took a ride today (01-02-10) over to Grafton to snap a few pics of the river and some eagles. We seen a few eagles at Melvin Price, but towards Grafton there was a little more activity.

Cheers,
Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison
Teacher's Pet
Lake Center Marina



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale....  1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser

 

Description

 

 7.4 Mercruiser Bravo III w/ stainless props. Complete Bimini Tops, cockpit carpet, full enclosures, cockpit cover and full boat winter cover. New Lowrance GPS/Depthsounder, VHF marine radio, new dual batteries w/ charger, cockpit heat, Carry-On A/C, stereo w/ CD and ipod hook-up, Cabin is in great shape with full head w/ holding tank, water system with water heater, AC/DC refrigerator, microwave, transom shower.

Boat has always been well maintained and kept on lift.

On lift at marina in St. Charles County.

$19,000

 
Galva-lift also for sale…. $1800.00

314-518-1153
 

 

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


 

 

 

New Prices

 

 

1992 Hyatt 40

New Low Price 1-17-11

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No new News Releases

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol 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

 

Captains Class

     Grafton Harbor.........

 

Hello everyone.

Anyone interested in taking the captains class please contact World Wide Training as some as you can. Matt Hahn will be teaching the class this year.
No one can replace Captain Larry but Matt is very knowledgeable and I am sure you will enjoy the class.

If you have any question you can call me at the harbor 618-786-7678.

Thanks
Joe DeSherlia

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

    Woman Rescued From Levee Floodgate........

 

A distraught woman was talked down from her perch atop a thirty foot levee flood gate under the Clark Bridge.  After several Alton police officers talked her into coming down, she seemed afraid to walk back off of the gate.  The Alton Fire Department was called out to provide a ladder and assistance to bring the woman down........

 

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

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Boat Drinks.......

    Jimmy Buffett Playing At Verizon Wireless Amphitheater........

 

On May 3, 2011, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be playing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday at 10 am, limit 8 per person.  Buffett is opening the 2011 concert season at the Amphitheater.  The show is part of the "Welcome To Fin Land" tour........

 

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

.

Mississippi River Near East Prairie, Missouri

    Remains Found On Riverbank Identified........

 

The bones that a Fitzgerald Marine Service worker found on January 4th have been identified as belonging to 20 year old Eli Culp.  Culp went missing in the Mississippi River on August 15, 2010 near Cairo, Illinois.  Culp had jumped into the River, and never resurfaced.  It was believed that he had drowned.  No clothing or personal items were found with Culp's remains, he was identified by dental records........

 

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

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Boat Manufacturer

    Stratos Boats Unveils Sales Promotion........

 

Recently, Stratos Boats announced that they have kicked off a new retail sales promotion that offers consumers up to $1,000 off of selected models.  The "Step Up or Step Back" promo applies to purchasers of new, previously unsold Stratos boats.  Qualifying vessel purchases will be eligible for up to $750 in cash discounts or down payment assistance, and $250 toward the purchase of Stratos apparel........

 

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

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

Boat Manufacturer

   New Dealer Price Website Won't Get Help From Manufacturers........

 

When the new website, www.seedealercost.com or www.paydealercost.com goes online later this week, they will do so without the help of boat manufacturers, Brunswick Boat Group or Seminole Marine Group.   Many boat dealers and others in the marine industry have denounced the website, citing potential damage to their businesses.  The website claims to be similar to automotive websites in that it offers product info, including standard and optional features, specifications and pricing info, including invoice and MSRP........

 

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

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

It's  Tuesday

 

 

 

18 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Captain Larry Walker

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pictures of the Day ....   are from Valerie & Tim Aulabaugh who hail out of Grafton Harbor in the boat ..........Aulaboard.
 

 

Bill,

I was putting together pictures for everyone that went on the bareboating trip to the British Virgin Islands after Thanksgiving. Of course you know that Capt. Larry Walker was part of our crew . He came on the trip as a friend of Joe and Jan Desherlia but quickly won the hearts of the crews of both boats. He always had a smile and a chuckle. He was always the gentleman and forever the teacher. Until the moment he left this earth, he smiled, laughed, danced and lived life to the fullest. I know he will be greatly missed by those that knew him far better than I.


Joe and Jan Desherlia wrote a touching recount of his last few days that can be found here: http://towndock.net/news/larry-walker-1951-2010?pg=6.

 

I am attaching pictures that were shared by everyone that went on the trip.
Joe & Jan DeSherlia
Dave & Karen Wilmouth
Joan & Mike Steckel
Jeff & Cheryl Baecht
Tim & Ginger Davis
Jane Burge.

                      Valerie & Tim Aulabaugh
Aulaboard
      Grafton Harbor
 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ----   were sent to us by Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison, who hail out of Lake Center Marina in the boat........ "Teacher's Pet."
 

 

Hi Bill,


We took a ride today (01-02-10) over to Grafton to snap a few pics of the river and some eagles. We seen a few eagles at Melvin Price, but towards Grafton there was a little more activity.

Cheers,
Jim, Angela, Marissa & Allison
Teacher's Pet
Lake Center Marina



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale ..... Cruisers Model 3850 Aft Cabin 


This Cruiser's design boasts the most livable, open, single level, deck to fly bridge space of any 40' motor yacht. Bimini top with full enclosures of bridge and aft deck, and Hardtop on aft deck protects crew from elements. Hugh salon, spacious aft cabin and cooks galley makes this boat truly desirable.  

 

 

 

$65,000.00

 

Contact: Jim Vineyard    cell# 314-591-6899       

Boat Located At Duck Club Yacht Club

St. Louis, MO

For more information check out the website below !

It was made just for this boat.....lots of pictures, specs and information 

http://home.earthlink.net/~jvineyard/

.

 

 

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 1/17/10
Subject: Main Lock Closure - Kaskaskia L/D - MM 0.8 KAS
NAVNOTICE # 2438


THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER OF THE KASKASKIA L/D (MM 0.8 KAS) WILL BE CLOSED TO NAVIGATION MON-FRI FROM 6:00AM TO 4:30PM FOR INSTALLATION OF THE NEW CULVERT VALVES. THESE CLOSURES WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES: 18JAN-21JAN, 24JAN-28JAN, AND 14FEB-18FEB 2011. THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER WILL THEN BE CLOSED FROM 6:00AM ON MONDAY UNTIL 4:30PM ON FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES: 31JAN-04FEB AND 07FEB-11FEB 2011.ALL NAVIGATION INTEREST SHOULD BE ALERT FOR AND ABIDE BY ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS THAT MAY BE ISSUED BY THE LOCKMASTER.
 

 

 

 

To:     ALL MARINERS
From:   Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 1/17/10
Subject: Waterway Action Plan - UMR, ILR, MOR
NAVNOTICE # 2437


USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ISSUES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
ADVISORY:
A. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE ACTION PHASE FOR ICE CONDITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES:
1. UMR: ZONES 1-28 (MM 109.9-857.6 UMR).
2. ILR: ZONES 1-7 (MM 0.0-180.9 ILR).
3. MOR: NONE.
B. FOR ILR ZONE 7, NAVIGATION HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO ONE WAY TRAFFIC THROUGH PEORIA LAKE MM 169.0 - 179.0 ILR. THIS WILL HELP MAINTAIN THE CURRENT ICE TRAIL AND PREVENT SHEET ICE FROM BREAKING OFF THE BANK. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THIS AREA.
C. SHEET ICE AND HEAVY ICE GORGES CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ILLINOIS WATERWAY. CHANNELS MAY BE BLOCKED BY ICE IN SOME LOCATIONS. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE THAT FLEETS ARE CLOSELY MONITORED AND MOORING LINES ARE ADEQUATELY SECURED, AND TO EXERCISE DUE CAUTION TO AVOID SINKING BARGES AND HIGH LOCALIZED FLOW OR OUT DRAFT CONDITIONS DUE TO WATER BYPASSING A TEMPORARY DAM THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY AN ICE GORGE.
D. MARINERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BUOYS MAY BE UNRELIABLE DUE TO ICING CONDITIONS. ICE FLOWS RENDER REFLECTIVE MATERIAL INEFFECTIVE, AND MAY DRAG BUOYS OFF STATION AND SEVER BUOYS FROM THEIR MOORINGS.

 

 

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No new News Releases

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol 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

 

Cedar Hill Resort.....

 

Dave Ash told us yesterday that Cedar Hill Resort was officially sold to new owners on January 05, 2011.

 

 

River Bill says.... A big thanks goes out to Dave and Carrie Ash for serving up all the food, drinks and "good times" over the years !  

Mississippi River Ferries

   Grafton Looking For Another Ferry........

 

Talks have started between the mayor of Grafton, Illinois, the City Council, federal officials, and a group of businessmen for another ferry in addition to other businesses at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.  After adjourning the first regular council meeting of the year, the City Council, mayor and the city attorney met in an executive session to talk about contracts for a fish processing plant, as well as a ferry.  Mayor Tom Thompson quipped that having a ferry up and running by spring is just a matter of time........

 

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

 

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

 

We reeled in a few photos of eagles vacationing in the Riverbend........

 

        Click here to check out these photos from kmov.com.

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Missouri River Reservoirs

   Corps Ready For Spring Runoff........

 

Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that they are prepared to handle the Missouri River this coming spring, in addition to preventing floods.  The Corps took until January to evacuate all but 200,000 acre feet of last years floodwaters from the Missouri River Reservoirs, but did not release as much water as was originally anticipated.  Through the rest of January, the Gavins Point Dam will be releasing 18,500 cubic feet of water per second, and 20,000 cubic feet per second during February........

 

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

 

River Ferries..........

    Phone Numbers

 

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

Golden Eagle Ferry / Winfield Ferry......  618 - 962-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Boating Safety

   TakeMeFishing Includes Safety Content........

 

TakeMeFishing.org recently teamed up with Markel Boat Insurance to increase public awareness of safe boating and fishing practices.  When browsing the TakeMeFishing.org website, visitors will come across boating and fishing tips, safety suggestions and insurance guidelines from Markel Insurance.  Ted Wentzel, Markel marketing director, stated that they were thrilled to partner with TakeMeFishing, whose goal is to get more Americans into fishing and boating........

 

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

 

        Click here to visit the Take Me Fishing website.

 

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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

 

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

E15 Update

   More EPA Decisions Coming Soon........

 

Later this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is likely to rule on the use of E15 in vehicle models from 2001 - 2006.  This decision was originally slated to be made last fall, but was pushed back because the EPA was not finished with their tests.  Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of senators pushed for the EPA to overturn their decision to allow the use on E15 in 2007 and newer vehicles, because there is not adequate protection to prevent misfueling........

 

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

 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

It's  Monday

 

 

 

17 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day ....  is from Little John's Motor Sports......

 

 

Randy Bicknese of Little Johns Motorsports Awarded Rookie Of The Year For 2010 in Drag Boat Racing

 

 

RiverBill says... Congratulations to Randy and the entire Little John's Motor Sports Racing Team !

MORE !

 

 

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day ....  was sent to us By Lisa Hickey with the following caption.....

 

A River Rat Turns 60

 

 

 

RiverBill says......Happy Birthday Greg !

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ----   were from Capt'n Gary Lucy, the painting river artist.  Gary hails out of Palisades Yacht Club in his houseboat / studio....... River Rover.

 

 

 

Bill,

I few interesting photos from a trip Sandy and I took to Grafton.

 

By the way, that is Mason's Chute. No one was anchored out on this Sunday afternoon.


Gary

 

 

Check out Gary's website

http://www.garylucy.com/captainslog/captainsloghome.html



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  River Home At 117 Phillip Dr.

 

Description

 

Beautiful river home perfect for one family or Clubhouse for many

 

Spacious 3 (plus) bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home offers 1,942 sq. ft., cathedral style vaulted ceilings, enormous great room, sunken living room, spacious master bedroom with oversized walk-in closet, main floor laundry, skylights, wood burning fireplace, office space, lower level partially unfinished offering additional storage, this beautiful home is move-in ready! Lower level completely remodeled in 2008, including new carpet and quarry tile flooring, new furnace, water heater, water softener. Second level main bathroom has new Bathfitter tub/shower with lifetime warranty installed in 2009. Exterior amenities include detached 28x28 garage, carport/partially enclosed patio, additional driveway parking, deck, property backs up to woods providing privacy.

 

Located off N. Hwy 94 in Woodland Marina, 117 Phillip Dr., St. Charles, Mo. 63301.

 

This home is a must see!

 

Asking price $142,000.

 

Call 636 250 3192 or 314 581 3820.
 

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

 

 

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Front Page Index

Classifieds....... 

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

 

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 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No new Navigation Notices

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

No new News Releases

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol 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

 

Mississippi River Ferries

    Golden Eagle Ferry Reopened........

 

Friday, the Golden Eagle Ferry that takes commuters across the Mississippi River between St. Charles, Missouri and Calhoun County, Illinois reopened.  The Winfield Ferry upriver is closed until further notice........

 

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

 

Mississippi River Near Hannibal, Missouri

    Ice Jam Brings Flood Warnings........

 

Friday, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Hannibal, Missouri after an ice jam down river has caused the levels of the Mississippi River to rise.  The warning was issued because of the build-up of ice behind the lock and dam at Saverton.  Another flood warning was issued for Louisiana, Missouri because of an ice build-up behind the lock and dam at Clarksville........

 

        Click here to read this news article from hannibal.net.

 

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

  1. P-2778: The applicant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, seeks authorization to conduct grading and construction in conjunction with the Ted Shanks Conservation Area (TSCA) Habitat and Rehabilitation Enhancement Project (HREP). The HREP improvements will restore and enhance the quality and diversity of wetland habitat that in turn will primarily benefit migratory birds and secondarily other wetland species. Three objectives and enhancement measures are considered in detail to achieve the project goal: 1. Improve water level management, 2. Increase quantity of bottomland and floodplain forest, and 3. Improve aquatic habitat. To meet the objectives, the project includes the construction of new water control structures, degradation/setback of levees, restoration of channels, construction of rock riffle and hard point structures, construction of berm segments to divide the area into three management units, construction of channel for the proposed pump station and planting of bottomland hardwoods and floodplain forests. The applicant has been working on alternatives, avoidance and minimization in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation. To off-set the impact to aquatic resources, the proposed project will enhance and restore over 2900 acres of wetland habitat through the construction of this project. Additionally, the applicant proposed approximately 296 acres of tree planting to compensate for the tree clearing associated with construction. The proposed project is located on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, adjacent to the town of Ashburn, Missouri in Pike County. The project area encompasses part of TSCA and the Upper Mississippi River Conservation area. It lays in Pool 24 between Upper Mississippi River Miles (RM) 284.5 and 288.5. The public notice comment period opens on January 13 and closes February 3, 2011.
     

 

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.

Information presented on CorpsWeb public web sites is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

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

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Asian Carp Update

    Michigan A.G. To Continue Carp Fight........

 

Thursday, Michigan's new Attorney General, Bill Schuette, announced that he would continue the legal battle to seal off the waterways into the Great Lakes in order to stop the Asian carp.  Schuette stated that the permanent solution to the problem is the separation of the Lakes from the Mississippi River watershed.  Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Judge Robert Dowd refused requests to immediately close the locks........

 

        Click here to the news story form wisinfo.com.

 

Con Trios Yacht Club

     New Date for January "Get Together" ........

 

 

January Get-Together

Date: Saturday, January 22nd

Time: 2 PM to 5 PM

Location: Baha Rock Club, 305 N. Main, St. Charles, MO 63301

Cost is $10 per person, your friends and guests are welcome too!

Good Music, Good Food and Good Times!

 

Click here to go to the Con Trios website

River Ferries..........

    Phone Numbers

 

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

Golden Eagle Ferry / Winfield Ferry......  618 - 962-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Mississippi River River At Memphis, Tennessee

    Planning for New Bridge At Memphis Underway........

 

Recently, the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that they have begun studies that may result in the construction of a third bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee.   The project in intended to improve the traffic flow over the River.  The area surrounding Memphis contains the the busiest cargo airport in the world, the fourth largest inland port, and five class I railroads........

 

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

 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants Program Makes Big Changes for 2011

April 1 Deadline to Apply; Public to Vote on Proposed Projects
 

 

North OKC Bassmasters of Norman, OK used

grant funds to produce and install 20 signs encouraging

boaters to wear life jackets

 


ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 14, 2011 -- The BoatUS Foundation�s Grassroots Grants Program which provides funding for local projects that educate boaters on boating safety and clean boating topics kicks off today with some changes designed to identify new, innovative grant proposals. The program also now gives the public a vote in who receives funding.

After more than 20 years and providing over $1 million in funding, we�re making significant changes to find the most creative project ideas and to make our grant program more interactive for applicants and the boating public, said Program Manager Alanna Keating. We hope our new approach will give us a chance to see what new types of ideas organizations have to reach boaters and what boaters think of these ideas.


Traditional boating organizations as well as local groups, clubs, school and college nonprofit organizations are eligible for grants for up to $4,000. The application deadline is April 1. Interested groups may apply at www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/Grants and a total of $50,000 is available for the 2011 Grassroots Grant cycle.

New to the grant program this year, applicants are encouraged to upload photos and videos showcasing their proposed project ideas or anything else that will convey their vision. Once the grant applications are received in early April, the Foundation will post the most creative applications online where the public will vote to decide which projects receive funding later this spring.


Groups interested in applying for one or more grants may go to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/Grants to view photos of previous grant projects, review official guidelines and learn more about the program. You can follow the Foundation on Facebook � www.Facebook.com/BoatUSFoundation to be notified when voting begins.
 


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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.

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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....

 

 

 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

___________________________________________-

Marathon


Marathon Marina and Boatyard has been a great place to call home this past week! We have the best view of the sunset each night. This picture is taken from our aft deck! It's going to be a great month.

 

 

 

 

Can you see the "Negotiator" pictured in the middle of 'high rent district'? The people are very friendly too!

 

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

Missouri River Power Generation

   Hydropower Production To Increase In 2011.........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting that the power generated by the dams along the Missouri River will be above average in 2011.  The low River levels caused by almost a decade of drought reduced power output at the six dams in the Dakotas, Montana and Nebraska.  Thanks to heavy rains and robust snow runoff since 2008, the Missouri River levels, including the pools, have recovered........

 

        Click here to read this news report from semissourian.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

 

 

 

13 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

This will be the last RiverBills post

until Monday (01-17-11)

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Stl.Boating Krewe

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ....  is of "some" of the Saint Louis Boating Krewe, yesterday evening on Negril Beach, Jamaica... Yah mon.

 

 

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

TRAFFIC JAM PORTAGE STYLE

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2010 ----   was from "ImRWC1."

 

TRAFFIC JAM PORTAGE STYLE

MONDAY EVENING 1-11-10



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  10,000 Lb Poly Lift Boat Lift

 

Description

 

10,000# capacity, low profile “Poly Lift”, complete with two air pumps for quicker reaction.

Price: $2,850 (located @ Grafton Marina, Grafton, IL)



Contact Dan @
618-205-6480
boatseller618@gmail.com


 

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

 

 

New Classifieds & Price Changes

 

 

 

    

1983 44ft Trojan Motor Yacht                    50' Slip At Duck Club Marina G Dock

New Price 01-09-11                  New Price 01-09-11

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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 ......

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

Illinois River Ferries

    Ferries Close Due To Ice........

 

Two ferries that run on the Illinois River have closed on account of the icy waters.  Wednesday, the Kampsville Ferry and the Brussels Ferry shut down, and will remain closed until the ice melts.  The ferries run between Green and Calhoun Counties in Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Transportation suggests using the Hardin Bridge as an alternate route into Calhoun County........

 

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

Sad News

   

 

Sad News to Report:

Madelyn "Toby" Kay Henderson, mother of fellow boater and photographer Martin "Marty" Henderson passed away on January 8th, 2011. For those of you that may not know Marty, he was the photographer at last year's icebreaker that took the pictures before the party of each couple.

Visitation: Thursday, January 13th from 4 to 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville, MO

Service: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home

Interment is Private

Mrs. Henderson's obituary: http://www.pitmanfuneralhome.com/view.php?id=1286

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Marty and his family.
 

 

The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website
 

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

 

 

Click here for more information on the above notice

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

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Jumper Pulled From Brink On Eads Bridge........

 

Sunday morning, Metro Safety Officers and a St. Clair County Sheriff's Sergeant responded to a call about a man standing on the edge of the Eads Bridge, poised to jump.  After the rescuers spoke with the man for a period of time, he lunged forward in what appeared to be a leap from the bridge. Two of the responders grabbed the man in a "bear hug" and hauled him back over the railing to safety.  The man was transported across the River to Missouri, where an ambulance was waiting........

 

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

River Ferries..........

    Phone Numbers

 

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

Golden Eagle Ferry / Winfield Ferry......  618 - 962-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

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

 

We ran aground on a video put together by MSD St. Paul, with the input of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the barge industry to educate recreational boaters on some of the hazards of boating on the Mississippi River with tows........

 

        Click here to check out the video on youtube.com.

 

Sangamon River Near Harristown, Illinois

    Canoe Found Overturned, Man Missing........

 

Rescuers are looking for a missing man, after the canoe he was in was found capsized.  Around noon Tuesday, the man began a canoe trip at the Rock Springs Conservation Area.  Wednesday morning, rescuers found the capsized canoe, and are searching the area for clues.  The man was not identified........

 

        Click here to read this news report from prairiestateoutdoors.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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

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

 

We reeled in a photo of a semi truck crossing the Clark Bridge at Alton, Illinois, over a frozen Mississippi River, with the sum peeking through the clouds........

 

        Click here to check out the photo from thetelegraph.com.

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

It's Wednesday

 

 

 

12 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day ....  is from Claudia Burris, who hails out of Hoppies Marina in Kimswick, Mo.   This shot was taken around the beginning of January...

 

 

 

Hi Bill,
Here's another sunrise photo from Hoppies Marina.

 

Happy New Year to all my river friends!
Claudia Burris

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2010 ----   was from Capt'n Gary Lucy who hails out of Palisades Yacht Club in the houseboat..... "River Rover."

 

 

Bill,

When is that Global Warming thing going to kick in?

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,

Gary

 



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale.. 50' Slip at Duck Club Marina

 

Description

 

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

 

Accessible During Flooding

Price $42,000

 

New Price 01-09-11....  $40,000

Dan Sieving
314-420-9601 

 

 

New Classifieds & Price Changes

 

 

 

    

1983 44ft Trojan Motor Yacht                    50' Slip At Duck Club Marina G Dock

New Price 01-09-11                  New Price 01-09-11

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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 ......

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis Missouri

    School Kids Get Private Eagle Days Sessions........

 

While everyone knows that Eagle Days on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge will be held this weekend, not too many know that Wednesday through Friday, January 12-14, 2011, students will be heading for the Bridge for private sessions.  The program, is intended to teach the kids about conservation and the efforts to restore eagle populations.  The school programs are for fifth grade students only........

 

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

Sad News

   

 

Sad News to Report:

Madelyn "Toby" Kay Henderson, mother of fellow boater and photographer Martin "Marty" Henderson passed away on January 8th, 2011. For those of you that may not know Marty, he was the photographer at last year's icebreaker that took the pictures before the party of each couple.

Visitation: Thursday, January 13th from 4 to 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville, MO

Service: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home

Interment is Private

Mrs. Henderson's obituary: http://www.pitmanfuneralhome.com/view.php?id=1286

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Marty and his family.
 

 

The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website
 

Asian Carp Update

   $2 Million Study Began Tuesday........

 

On Tuesday, groups from the cities and states along the shores of the Great Lakes kicked off a $2 million study to figure out the best ways to sever the links between the Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley.  The focus of the project will be on the canals and rivers in the Chicago area.  Many claim that the timetable laid out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the reduction of waterways connecting the two watersheds will take too long.  The study is intended to speed up the Corps schedule........

 

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

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

 

 

Click here for more information on the above notice

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

 

Street Beat Band........

   January 15th, 2011

 

Well my Friends, we are coming up on the anniversary of our first Gig we played together as StreetBeat. This Saturday will be celebrated as our one-year mark when we open at Spirits for our first gig there this year. For those of you who remember, it was a cold and rainy night……..no wait, wrong speech.



At any rate, join us if you can at one of the great “joints” in downtown Alton Illinois from 8-12. Tim has a great menu and we have a lot of new songs, so come hungry and bring your dancing shoes. We will have a blast!

Oh, Yeah; a free drink on me to anyone who stands on their head in front of the band. (You up to it Fred?)

Hear the band here:
http://www.myspace.com/streetbeatstl
 

News Release From BoatUS




Have Any Ideas on How to Keep Afloat?
Design A Better Life Jacket And Win $5,000

Deadline is Feb. 1


ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 11, 2011 - Are you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition" is calling for out-of-the-box life jacket design entries. However, you only have until the February 1 to submit your idea.

The BoatUS Foundation, along with Underwriters Laboratories and the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association, have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design innovations that could rethink a 100-year-old design. "The interest in new, more comfortable designs are always important to waterway users," said BoatUS Vice President of Boating Safety Chris Edmonston. "While current models of life jackets save lives every day, many are still bulky and uncomfortable, leaving boaters reluctant to wear them. This competition hopes to challenge that mindset."

Entries that embrace new technologies and non-traditional thinking are being encouraged from individuals or groups, such as high school science clubs, collegiate design programs or even boat and fishing clubs. There are no rules regarding types of materials to be used or whether the design meets any current US standards. "This is the time to be unconventional in your thinking about what a life jacket has to look or feel like," added Edmonston,

The entries will be judged based on four criteria: wearability, reliability, cost and innovation. "Wearability" relates to the level of comfort. "Reliability" will take into account the chances for potential failure, while "cost" will look at the affordability of the design. "Innovation" will take into account originality or the employment of new technologies.

In early February, video of all entries will be posted online at the BoatUS Foundation's channel at YouTube.com, and the public will be asked to select a group of finalists. The finalist entries will then be reviewed by a special panel of judges convened at the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in Savannah, Georgia, on March 6-9, 2011, and the winner announced. A $5,000 cash award goes to the winning designer.

To enter, video footage of an actual working prototype must be submitted by providing a URL link to the video (no actual prototypes are submitted). The video must clearly demonstrate how the design floats a person in the water. For more information on how to enter and for contest rules, visit BoatUS.com/Foundation/lifejacketdesign. You may also contact Chris Edmonston at 703-823-9550, x8356.

 


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

 

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

 

River Ferries..........

    Phone Numbers

 

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

Golden Eagle Ferry / Winfield Ferry......  618 - 962-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

Contact: Doug Edelman
Assistant District Staff Officer - Public Affairs
edeldoug@charter.net
636-379-0877
January 11, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Boater Education Saves Lives


Missouri’s Mandatory Boater Education Law took effect January 1, 2005, and requires that every Missouri resident born after January 1, 1984 who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes must carry a boating safety identification card issued by the State Water Patrol and a valid photo ID. This includes personal watercraft like Jet-Skis. The Boating Safety ID Card indicates successful completion of a boating safety education course. Illinois and many other states have similar requirements.

Flotilla 3-13 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the “About Boating Safety” course at Grafton Harbor this winter and spring. The course runs on 2 consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM. The next class begins February 26, and concludes on March 5. Successful completion of this course will not only earn the Boating Safety ID Card, but will also give you invaluable information which will help you to remain safe on the water. Whether you are required by law to take the course or not, Boating Safety Education will help you be a better, safer boater. Insurers recognize this and most offer a discount on your insurance for completing the course.

Course Preregistration is necessary. Sign up or for more information by dropping by the Harbor, or calling Jan at 618-786-7678 or by contacting Mark via e-mail msz@charter.net or cell phone number 314-803-7044.


To learn more about boater education, Vessel Safety Checks and other services provided by the Coast Guard Auxiliary – or if you are interested in learning how to become one of us – please visit us online at www.uscgauxflotilla3-13.org or contact us at bcz@charter.net.


The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer civilians who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation’s waterways, in classrooms and on the dock, performing safety patrols, vessel safety examinations and public education. The 29,000 members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.


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Boat Gear Retailer

    4Q Results In For West Marine........

 

Tuesday, West Marine announced their results for the fourth quarter of 2010.  During 4Q '10, net revenues rose by 3.3%, from $103.9 million to $107.3 million.  Overall sales increased by 5.8%, from 588.4 million to $622.8 million in total net revenues.  The fourth quarter of 2010 marked the sixth consecutive quarter that resulted in total sales and comparable store growth........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

     Wraps Pulled Off Of Mercury's New Engine........

 

Recently, Mercury Marine pulled the wraps off of their new emissions-compliant 220 hp V6 sterndrive engine.  The 4.3 liter MPI ECT (Multi Port Injection, Emissions Control Technology) is the seventh catalyzed Mercruiser sterndrive engine, rounding out offerings from 135 to 430 hp.  The 4.3 MPI ECT is based on a GM 4.3 liter V6 engine, and it is compatible to Alpha and Bravo drives........

 

        Click here to read this news story form tradeonlytoday.com.  With Photo.

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 Tuesday

 

 

 

11 January 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

Click to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day ....  are a couple of shots of the new paint scheme on the "Longshot Saloon" Baja taken earlier this year !

The top picture has three RiverBills fans standing by the boat... Thanks for introducing your selves !


RiverBill says.... the boat is Looking Good Andy !

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Picture of the Day in 2010 ----   was from Capt'n Russ Halloway who hails out of Duck Club Yacht Club.....

 

 

Bill,

An image that was taken 12-31-08 at the Duck Club Yacht Club, check the eagles in the trees as far as you can see, also over the river. They are really making a comeback, looking forward to seeing a lot of their beauty this year.

 

Happy new year everybody and see you soon.
Russ H.

D.C.Y.C.



 

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale..  1983 44ft Trojan Motor Yacht

 

Description

 

1983 44ft fiberglass Trojan motor yacht

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

20kw onan diesel generator.

fuel capacity 420/520 gals.

fresh water capacity 120 gals

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

any questions please call Dan Sieving

 

314-420-9601

 

New Price 01-09-11....  $130,000

 

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

 

BACK TO TOP

 

 

New Classifieds & Price Changes

 

 

 

    

1983 44ft Trojan Motor Yacht                    50' Slip At Duck Club Marina G Dock

New Price 01-09-11                  New Price 01-09-11

 

 

 

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


RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

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 ......

 

   Click here to go to the CG/COE website for the latest information

 

Missouri State Water Patrol News Release.....

 

    Click here to check out the Missouri State Water Patrol website

 

 

Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

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

 

Golden Eagle Ferry........ 

 

Monday
January 10,2011


The Golden Eagle Ferry will close at 9pm tonight because of river ice and remain closed until further notice..

The Winfield Ferry will open at 5 am tomorrow morning, January 11th and remain open until further notice.

Hours of the Winfield Ferry
Monday - Saturday 5am-9pm
Sunday 8am-9pm

Thank You,
The Calhoun Ferry Company

Sad News

   

 

Sad News to Report:

Madelyn "Toby" Kay Henderson, mother of fellow boater and photographer Martin "Marty" Henderson passed away on January 8th, 2011. For those of you that may not know Marty, he was the photographer at last year's icebreaker that took the pictures before the party of each couple.

Visitation: Thursday, January 13th from 4 to 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville, MO

Service: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home

Interment is Private

Mrs. Henderson's obituary: http://www.pitmanfuneralhome.com/view.php?id=1286

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Marty and his family.
 

 

The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website
 

Con Trios Yacht Club

     New Date for January "Get Together" ........

 

 

January Get-Together

Date: Saturday, January 22nd

Time: 2 PM to 5 PM

Location: Baha Rock Club, 305 N. Main, St. Charles, MO 63301

Cost is $10 per person, your friends and guests are welcome too!

Good Music, Good Food and Good Times!

 

Click here to go to the Con Trios website

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

 

 

Click here for more information on the above notice

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

 

Plan H.......

 

Hi Bill
Attached is a reply from Senator McCaskill to me concerning Plan H.

Gary L Meinershagen

Beads

Yacht Club of St.Louis
 

 

        Click here to read Senator McCaskill's letter .(.pdf file)

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Firefighters Train For Ice Rescues........

 

Monday, firefighters were at the Alton Marina to practice their ice rescue procedures.  A firefighter donned a wetsuit, hopped in the frigid Mississippi River, while crews headed out onto the ice and attempted different methods to rescue him. Other firefighters manned ropes on the dock, ready to pull the "victim" and the rescuer to safety........

 

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

River Ferries..........

    Phone Numbers

 

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

Golden Eagle Ferry / Winfield Ferry......  618 - 962-2535

Grafton Ferry............... Out of Business

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed for the season

Big Kahuna........................ Open for your Business

Kinder's Restaurant............ Closed for the season

KJ's Place......................... Open.....   Boaters Welcome

Longshot Saloon................ Closed for the season

Palisades Yacht Club......... Open

Yacht Club of St. Louis......  Closed for the season

 

RiverGear Store

 

Click here  and come aboard the RiverGear Boat Store

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

River Lovers Unite............   Click here to go to the Riverkeeper website

 

News From Heartland Boating .....

  

 

 

The latest Heartland Boating Newsletter is out...

 Click here


 

Boat Gas Update

    ValvTect States Industry Can Solve E15 Issues........

 

During a "webinar" presented by ValvTect, Jerry Nessenson, president of ValvTect Petroleum Products, stated that the marine industry needs to be part of the solution to the E15 problem.  The marine industry needs to find ways to adapt fuel for use in marine engines.  Currently, there are several ethanol fuel treatments on the market.  Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of E15 for 2007 and newer cars and trucks.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association has joined other groups in filing suit challenging the EPA's partial waiver........

 

        Click here to read this news report from tradeonlytoday.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

Eagles Landing Marina ........................ 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  .

 

Loopers...  The Parrent 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/
 

Rend Lake, Illinois

     Improvements At Rend Lake Almost Done........

 

Improvement projects at Rend Lake are moving along, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony expected to take place in early April.  The most visible part of the project is the new visitor and administration complex, located at the west end of the dam.  The new center is green, in that it uses geothermal heating and cooling.  Other changes include improvements to camping and lavatory facilities.  Funding for the $26 million project came from the American Recovery and reinvestment Act........

 

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

 

Mississippi River Near Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

    Polluted Former Rail Yard Becoming Riverside Park........

 

Work is progressing on the 55 acre Riverside park in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.  Cleanup of the contaminated former rail yard finished up toward the end of last year.  Currently, work is commencing on the partial restoration of the 100 year old Rock Island Bridge, with the expectation that work on it will be finished this year.  The swing bridge is expected to be the centerpiece of the park........

 

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

 

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