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03-22-11  -  03-31-11

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 

 

It's Thursday

 

 

31 March 2011

 

 

 

 

    PLAY BALL !

 

 

 

 

Go Cards

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Sailing 3-27-2011

 

click click pic to enlarge

 

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

 


 

Bill:

Last Sunday I went out to check on the boat. After brushing off a little snow, it turned out to be a good sailing day. Sailed 8.1 miles in great wind.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diederich/tags/3272011/

Dave Diederich
Wind Dancer

 

Another

 PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

River Rats at Bunkers in Old Town St. Peters
 

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2nd Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by sent to us by Debbie House of River Bend Marina. It's Debbie and friends at Bunkers Restaurant in Old Town St. Peters, Mo.

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2009...... was a shot from the Winfield Lock and Dam RiverCam.  Its a load of strange looking cargo going through the lock on a southbound tow.

 

 

 

Photo from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Research and Development Center website

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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 Classifieds

 

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11                                              

                                             

            

      1998 Silverton 37' Convertible                        1969 ALGLAS SportFish

                                                             New Price 03-31-11

 

 

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RiverBill's All Classifieds Page... Click here 

 

 

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

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 3/30/11
Subject: L/D 25 CLOSURE
NAVNOTICE # 2488


LOCK AND DAM 25 WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VESSEL TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY 01APR2011 FROM 0700 THRU 1900 FOR SALVAGE OPERATIONS. AN ANCHOR BARGE WILL BE PLACED ON THE RDB AT MILE MARKER 242.1 APPROX 4300 FEET ABOVE THE LOCK WITH A CABLE ATTACHED TO A SUNKEN WRECK BARGE IVOGATES 1 AND 2. ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO STAY WELL CLEAR OF ALL SALVAGE OPERATION AND CONTACT LOCK AND DAM 25 OR ON SCENE SALVAGE VESSELS IN THE AREA FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
 


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 Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

     

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River Gear For Sale............

 

 

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Admiral Update

   The Admiral's Final Journey Delayed By River Levels........

 

The crews have finished stripping the top off of the Admiral, and at this point, she could pass below the Merchants Bridge to start her final voyage.  The problem is that her final destination is Azcon Corporation's scrap yard in Alton, Illinois, and the Alton Pool is too low.  Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering the level of the Alton Pool in anticipation of the spring flooding.  The Admiral's owners are hoping for a window of opportunity to move her, otherwise, she may be stuck until September........

 

        Click here to read this news report from ksdk.com.  With Video.

 

Sad Loss

    John Patrick

On March 17th...We lost John Patrick Brazill,81.

John and his wife had been River Rats for 55 years. Their boats named DIP SHIP and Principle Interest.

They raised five wonderful children and have many grand children. A wonderful family.

 

John, you will be missed

Joyce Cowley
 

 John hailed out of Woodland Marina

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Body Found On Riverfront Has Been Identified........

 

The body found last week in the Mississippi River has been identified as Vickie Smith of Cahokia, Illinois.  Her body was found between two barges, just south of Chouteau Avenue.  The police say that they have been looking for Smith since December 7.   She was last seen leaving Lumiere Place casino.  Authorities say there are no signs of trauma to her body, but they have not determined the cause of death........

 

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

 

Happy Birthday Dutch !

 

from

RiverBill and all the River Krew

 

For Sale....  1969 ALGLAS Sport Fish

 

Description

 

1969 ALGLAS Sportfish Cruiser 35 foot, twin 327, gen, ac, heat, stove, oven, frig dual station, etc...

 

New Price

$18,000 or Best Offer

Ready to go

 

Call Mike.....314 565 4230

Grafton Harbor Update........

 

Saturday, April 2
War of the Wings 6:30
Admission: 1 Dozen Wings
or Buy 1 Dozen Wings from the Big Kahuna to Share
Captain’s Choice Award and Admiral’s Choice Award
Don't miss-out on your chance to be a judge. Sign-up before 6:30 on Saturday April 2 at the Big Kahuna.
The first women drawn will be the judge for the Admiral's Choice Award and the first man drawn will be the judge for the Captain's Choice Award.
After the judges make it through the serving line - DIG IN!!

Saturday April 9 and 16
Boating Safety Coarse - Grafton City Hall City Hall 9:00 – 1:00

Deadline for Registration: Saturday April 2

Sunday April 17
St. Patrick’s Annual Spring Breakfast 9:00 – 11:00 Parish Hall

Saturday, April 23
Grafton Harbor Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 - Open to Harbor Kids and Over Night Guests
Please let me know if your child will be participating.

 Jan DeSherlia.....Grafton Harbor   618-786-7678

 

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

 

Enterprise Beach Trash......

   

RiverBills has received a report that there is a lot trash in some isolated areas of Enterprise Island. 

 

The concerned boater ask us to remind everyone to ...

 

Help keep our Island Paradise Clean !


 

Mississippi River At Hannibal, Missouri

    River At Hannibal Has Reached Flood Stage........

 

Tuesday afternoon, the Mississippi River was over the technical flood stage of 16 feet, and the question remains:  How high will the River go?  It is believed that the River will crest at 17.8 feet early Monday, and is should begin to recede by Wednesday.  These levels will not require the installation of Hannibal's flood gates.  At this time, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Cantor and Quincy, Illinois, as well as Clarksville, Hannibal, Louisiana, Saverton and Winfield Missouri........

 

        Click here to read this news story form hannibal.net.  With Photo.


 

Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

    The River Has Crested At St. Paul........

 

Wednesday, the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota crested at 19 feet.  There is another crest anticipated, as the snow accumulation in central Minnesota still has yet to melt.  Forecasters are not sure what to expect........

 

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


 

Mississippi River At Dubuque, Iowa

    Dubuque Begins To Install HESCO Barriers........

 

Wednesday, Dubuque city workers were trained by representatives of the HESCO company on the installation of the HESCO flood barrier system.  Dubuque had spent $300,000 to buy 10,000 feet of the barrier for protection against the River.  The barriers can be set up rapidly, and filled by machines.  They also take up less space than sand bags, and are reusable.  The first HESCO barrier was set up at a power station for Dubuque's water wells........

 

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

 

River History....

 

31 March 1973 In River History

 
Flood of 1973
The Mississippi River, at St. Louis, reached it's peak flood level during the record breaking 77 day flood.

The extended flood caused more than $1 billion in damages and 33 deaths.

The cause of the 1973 flood is attributed to above average rain fall that started in October 1972 in the river basins that feed river. More than normal amouts of water flowed down the river throughout the winter, setting the stage for major flooding when the March rains started.

Most of the Midwest was already saturated, the Mighty Mississippi began rising and inundating communities along the river. The worst came in early April when many levees failed south of St. Louis and the river claimed 6 million acres of ground......
 

Source.... This Day in History.com.

 

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Missouri Department of Conservation News

 

 

Spring serves walleye on the rocks

 

KANSAS CITY Mo -- A toothy fish with glassy eyes is about to tempt anglers who don’t mind hopping from rock to rock in the dark.

Walleye spawn at night in rocky areas during early spring, primarily during the first two weeks of April in the Kansas City region. For lakes without major stream inflows, walleye move from deep water into the shallows where lots of rock is present, such as the rip rap on the face of dams.

The fish often ignore anglers’ lures because they’re intent on spawning and they are not actively feeding. But sometimes they do strike a lure or bait and the catch is often a mature, trophy-sized fish.

That’s why from now into mid-April you’ll see anglers making their way along the sometimes challenging footing on rip rap at places such as the Smithville Lake dam. On some nights you’ll also see a boat with Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) fishery biologists who are conducting walleye population studies while the fish are in the shallows.

“Last year our highest catch rate was during the first and second week of April,” said Scott Ryan, the fishery biologist for Smithville Lake. “Our catch rates averaged 400 fish per hour.”

There are also similar walleye spawning runs on dams in the Kansas City area at Lake Jacomo and Longview Lake. In northwest Missouri, walleye runs occur on Mozingo Lake and Bilby Ranch Lake in the Maryville area. While the walleye make spawning runs, their presence in good numbers in the lakes are due to ongoing stocking by MDC.

 

 

... click here to go to Missouri Department of Conservation website to continue reading
 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
War of the Wings
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that this Saturday we will be hosting the War of the Wings. It will start at 6:30 and judged by appointed customers. To be a judge you sign up by 6:30 and we will blind draw names. You will need to bring a Dozen wings for admission to the competition...
 

 

Sharky's

St. Louis Dogs Band
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:00pm
 

 


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    Caterpillar Not Planning To Leave Illinois........

 

Wednesday, the CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, Inc., Doug Oberhelman, stated that a letter he penned to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was not intended as a threat to move the company's headquarters.  Oberhelman added that the media sensationalized his comments about Illinois' business climate.  Governor Quinn took the letter as an offer to work with the state.  Oberhelman and Quinn are slated to meet April 5th to discuss Oberhelman's issues........

 

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


 

Marco Island Yacht Club Newsletter....

 

March 30, 2011

Bill,

 

Thought you might enjoy this. Linda just finished it today!

We are on our way back to Missouri tomorrow.

Jim
Captain Jim Marr - Yacht and Ship Broker
USCG Licensed Master
Safe Harbor Yacht Sales
 

Click here for April Issue of Marco Island Yacht Club Newsletter

Steven Spielberg's New Yacht ...... Seven Seas

 

Steven Spielberg has been spotted in St. Barth’s and St. Maarten aboard his new  86-metre Oceanco superyacht, named ......Seven Seas.

 

The ship was launched by the Dutch shipbuilder a few months back and is said to have cost about $200 million.   Yacht features include an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that doubles as a movie screen.  The yacht cruises along smoothly at 20 knots.

The Seven Seas has accommodation for 12 guests along with a crew of 26

 

......Click here to read more on Jameslist.com
 

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

   Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

 WANTED ....... Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment  to haul out and block 5 or more boats. Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better. Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work. Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing to increase their cash flow that can accommodate all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

News Release From BoatUS



BoatUS Urges Boaters To Be Heard on New EPA Requirements
Deadline for Public Comments is June 2

ALEXANDRIA, Va. March 30, 2011 –- Remember the Clean Boating Act of 2008? The bi-partisan federal legislation stopped recreational boats from falling under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit requirements originally targeting “normal operating discharges” from commercial ships. However, the Act required the EPA to analyze recreational boat discharges and eventually mandate “Management Practices” to address environmental concerns.

Now the Agency is asking boaters to speak up about how they operate and maintain their boat as it moves forward developing and eventually implementing those management practices. The deadline for comments is June 2.

“Management Practices would be methods, techniques, or tools which could mitigate any environmental impact of normal discharges into our waters,” said BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Margaret Podlich. “They will vary according to boat type and what that vessel could potentially discharge. For example, the EPA is looking at engine maintenance and could create a management practice that requires the use of a bilge sock to soak up oil in your engine compartment. Of course, this couldn’t apply to a rowboat. But it’s important to understand they are looking at all recreational watercraft.”

Continued Podlich, “BoatUS has been working with boaters for years to help them understand how to minimize their impact while enjoying the water. We know that boaters are strong, clean boating advocates, and we firmly believe that any new mandatory management practices must be based in science, and should be practical, realistic, and economical. That’s why we need boaters to speak out now.”

To hear boater’s concerns and suggestions, the EPA has set up two ways to communicate:

1. Boaters can be heard at the agency’s alternative weekly online webinars that started March 21 and end April 25. To find out the dates and to register for these online listening sessions go to:

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/participate.cfm

2. Boaters can also email the EPA directly at CleanBoatingAct-HQ@EPA.GOV up until June 2.

The EPA is looking at several broad categories of vessel discharges including the use of anti-fouling paints and zincs, grey water (from showers and sinks), bilge water (with concern about oil and grease, which is already illegal to discharge), the use of cleaning products, disposal of garbage and fishing waste, and the transport of invasive species.

The Clean Boating Act law requires the EPA to consider many factors when developing these management practices, including the type of the discharge and its environmental affect, any effects on operation or safety, economic costs, international standards, and applicability to state or federal law.

The Agency also held a listening session in Annapolis, MD, which BoatUS attended. “The EPA shared with us that they expect to use some of the more common clean boating techniques already found in some areas,” said Podlich. “However, no specific proposal or required action was presented, so more details are elusive. As a result, boaters need to stay tuned to what EPA is planning and make their voices heard in these listening sessions.”

For more information on the Clean Boating Act of 2008, go to www.BoatUS.com/gov/cba.
For clean boating tips and techniques visit the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water's clean boating web page at BoatUS.com/foundation/cleanwater.

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

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River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-Ill.html

Saverton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Illinois Flood Insurance

   Senator Encourages Flood Insurance........

 

Monday, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) encouraged Illinois residents to consider purchasing flood insurance in light of the warnings of potentially heavy flooding.  Durbin stated that minor flooding has begun, and he has been in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.  Both agencies said that they were taking all of the necessary precautions.  Durbin also said that the quicker that people sign up for flood insurance, the more likely they will be covered this spring........

 

        Click here to read this news report form register-news.com.

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

RIP "Missy"

Open Letter from Little John.. Click here

 

 Sad News to report, update on Missy:

For those who do not know
Missy did her best against two Pit Bulls on the steps of her own motor home and lost.
At 4 pm today she could not fight any more and we have lost her.
We are asking for nothing but a smile and a good thought or memory of what may have been anyones child.
LJ


 

Fishy News From Freeport, Texas

   Mako Shark Decides To Take A Boat Ride........

 

For many years, it has been said that things are bigger in Texas.  If a fish jumps into a boat along the Mississippi River, odds are that it is an Asian carp, weighing perhaps 10 pounds.  Monday, off Freeport, Texas, Jason Kresse had a fish jump into his boat.  An eight foot long, 375 pound mako shark to be exact.  After their snapper fishing was complete, Kresse and his crew dumped a few buckets of fish entrails into the water.  The crew heard loud splashes and banging on the hull sides, followed by the shark hopping into the boat.  Kresse plans to have the shark mounted, as proof of a nearly unbelievable fish story........

 

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

 

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Station Chincoteague

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Crew aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft from Coast Guard Station Chincoteague deploy oil containment boom around the fishing vessel Captain Andrew after it had caught fire and was extinguished by the local fire department, March 29, 2011. Although the Captain Andrew did not release any petroleum products into the water, the Coast Guard crew took precautionary steps to minimize potential pollution.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick York.
 

Send Us Your News Tip !
 

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

 

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

 

 

It's Wednesday

 

 

30 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Sponsor !

 

 The St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper Organization

The mission of the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper organization is to make a significant ongoing contribution to preserving and protecting the water quality of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers where they come together to form the confluence. And, to serve as a source of contintuing information and public education through cooperation with other organizations.

Check them out at stlriverkeeper.org

 

 

Watch for water testing data from the rivers of the confluence provided by The St. Louis Riverkeeper Organization on RiverBills.com in the near future.

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

First Day on Boat 2011 - March 20

 

 

 

 

 

click click pic to enlarge

 

Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Sarah

 


RiverBill,

We took advantage of the opportunity to burn some old fuel a couple weeks ago when the temps were a little warmer. There are a couple of really great pictures of Iowa and different things we found out there being undisturbed for so long.

 

Would love for you to use one or more pics on Riverbills!

Thanks
First Mate Sarah

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2008...... was of a great "River Sunset" sent in by Sherri  Stanczak.

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http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

For Sale....  38' Wellcraft Scarab

 

Description

 

1993-502 Mags & Bravo 1 drives w/400xx hours. Options include silent choice, stainless 4 blade props, swim platform, drop out bolsters, shore power, fridge, AM/FM CD player /changer. Head with sink and storage. Red mooring cover and full boat cover. Upholstery like new. The boat is like new and in excellent condition. No trailer-Lift additional. Docked on Mississippi River near Golden Eagle Ferry.

 

Price $31,900


Call 314.401.6566

 

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

 

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New Classifieds

 

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11  

                                             

            

      1998 Silverton 37' Convertible       

 

 

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

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

No New Navigation Notices



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

 Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

     

No new News Releases

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  and buy your River T-shirt on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources

   Missouri Stream Teams

 

Missouri Stream Teams to hold free introductory water quality workshop April 9 Registration ends March 30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 29, 2011� Kirksville area residents interested in learning about monitoring the health of local streams and rivers are invited to attend a introductory water quality monitoring workshop on April 9.

The Missouri Stream Team will present the free workshop, which will include six hours of classroom instruction and up to two hours demonstrating sampling methods at a stream, at the Missouri Department of Conservation regional office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville. Participants in the workshop will learn to evaluate stream conditions and will be given an introduction to water chemistry.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is March 30. To register for the workshop, visit mostreamteam.org. For more information, call Susan Higgins of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300.

Click here to go to this news release on the Missouri Department of natural Resources website

 

Sad Loss

    John Patrick

On March 17th...We lost John Patrick Brazill,81.

John and his wife had been River Rats for 55 years. Their boats named DIP SHIP and Principle Interest.

They raised five wonderful children and have many grand children. A wonderful family.

 

John, you will be missed

Joyce Cowley
 

Mississippi River Near Fulton, Illinois

    Fulton Prepping For Floods........

 

City and fire department officials in Fulton, Illinois met on Monday to discuss their strategy in the event that flooding occurs in the area.  Fulton has sandbags prepped for the places needing reinforcement in the event of flooding.  In Fulton, there are two permanent maintenance workers whose job it is to inspect and maintain the levees.  The U.S. Army Corps also inspects their work at least twice per year........

 

 

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

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  • 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

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Mississippi River At Davenport, Iowa

   Floodwall May Not Be Done In Time For Floods........

 

For decades, the city of Davenport, Iowa has done without a floodwall, but now they are scrambling to complete a $11.5 million floodwall to protect the water treatment plant.  The treatment plant is the main source of water for Davenport.  Distressed by the prior flood predictions, American Water decided to hire a contractor to build a 2,000 foot earthen levee around three sides of the facility, but it will not be complete for the possible flooding this spring.......

 

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

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Lock and Dam #1 Closed to Recreational Traffic

 

Lock and Dam #1 on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and W. Saint Paul, Minnesota (at UMR 847.6 UMR) has been closed to recreational vessel traffic due to unsafe water flows.....

 

 

 

Source :  US Army Corps of Engineers. click here to read navigational notice
 

River History....

 

30 March 1822 In River History

 
The United States Congress passed an Act that vested land in the state of Illinois for construction of a man made navigable canal to connect Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with the Illinois River and the Mississippi River

 

 

 

30 March 1938 In River History

 

Dam No. 3 on the upper Mississippi River was completed

 

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Boat Sales Down in February

 

Sales of fiberglass boats fell again in the month of February dntd the overall market declined 10 percent from the same time period last year....

        Click here to read this news article on Trade Only today

 

Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

    River Crest Expected Wednesday Morning........

 

The National Weather Service reported that as of Tuesday morning, the Mississippi River was at 18.75 feet, and is expected to crest early Wednesday morning at 19.2 feet.  Upriver at Hastings, the River was expected to reach moderate flood stage on Tuesday, and crest at their major flood stage of 18 feet by Thursday........

 

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

 

Missouri River Near Great Falls, Montana

    Great Falls, Montana, Through The Years........

 

As far as Great Falls, Montana is concerned, the Missouri River started it all.  The first written record of Great Falls was by none other than Meriwether Lewis, who on June 13, 1805 wrote in his journal that the Corps of Discovery had made it to the Great Falls of the Missouri.  And this was just the beginning.  These days, the River's Edge Trail has expanded to 45 miles in length, and leads residents and visitors alike back to the Missouri River where it all began........

 

        Click here to read more from greatfallstribune.com.  With Video.

 

        Click here to visit the River's Edge Trail website.

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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

 

 


 

GraftonBig Kahuna
War of the Wings
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that this Saturday we will be hosting the War of the Wings. It will start at 6:30 and judged by appointed customers. To be a judge you sign up by 6:30 and we will blind draw names. You will need to bring a Dozen wings for admission to the competition...
 

 

Sharky's

St. Louis Dogs Band
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:00pm
 

 


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Fishy News From Islamorada, Florida

    Giant Ray Leaps Onto Boat, Pins Woman........

 

While on a boating excursion off of Islamorada, Florida, Jenny Hausch got quite a surprise when a 300 pound spotted eagle ray jumped into the boat and landed on her.  Hausch tried to crawl from beneath the ray, but it was flopping around and kept landing on her.  Eventually, the ray was returned to the water, and luckily, Hausch did not suffer any injuries........

 

        Click here to read this news article from cbs12.com.  With Video.

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

   Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

 WANTED ....... Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment  to haul out and block 5 or more boats. Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better. Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work. Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing to increase their cash flow that can accommodate all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

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News Release From BoatUS



Start Catchin' Fish and Take Some Pictures
Monthly Photo Contest Gives Away BoatUS Angler Memberships

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 – Spring fishing season is here – and don’t forget the camera. Photos of your catch could win you a BoatUS Angler membership with basic on-the-water towing and roadside assistance, a $50 Visa gift card and a fishing “prize pack” filled with fishing and BoatUS Angler gear in the “Catch of the Month” prize drawings at www.BoatUS.com/angler/contest. In addition, winning photos will appear in BoatUS Angler Magazine as well as Tacklebox, a monthly fishing e-newsletter.


The contest, which kicks off April 1 and runs monthly through October, offers both freshwater and saltwater categories and is sponsored by BoatUS Angler, a program from the nation’s largest boat owners group that helps anglers spend more time on the water and less time worrying about breakdowns on the water or road.
In addition to the prize drawings, each month’s winner will be automatically entered to win the grand prize in November: an upgrade to unlimited on-the-water and on-the-road towing assistance, a $50 gift certificate from BoatNameGear, and a high-quality fish replica from Mount This! Fish Company that specializes in hand-painted fiberglass replicas. The full size mounts are hand airbrushed and can be displayed indoors or out.
BoatUS Angler is a membership program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters that offers services and helps protect the interests of boat-owning anglers. Visit www.BoatUSAngler.com for more

Anglers can also check out all of the photos submitted at www.BoatUS.com/angler/contest

 

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

 

River Levels & Water Temp

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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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Fishing News

    Kids Watch Trout Stocking........

 

Tuesday morning, Dan Stephenson, a fisheries biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources was stocking about 300 rainbow trout in Springfield.  Children from the Washington Park Daycare were in attendance to watch........

 

        Click here to watch this youtube video posted at prariestateoutdoors.com

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

 

US Coast Guard Pic

Crescent city vessel removal


CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - Response workers remove oily debris from the vessel Bonita from the Crescent City Inner Boat Basin Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The Unified Command's primary operational goal is to mitigate environmental impact to the harbor, so Crescent City can begin restoring its harbor as soon as possible.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

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It's Tuesday

 

 

29 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Welcome New Sponsor !

 

 The St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper Organization

The mission of the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper organization is to make a significant ongoing contribution to preserving and protecting the water quality of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers where they come together to form the confluence. And, to serve as a source of contintuing information and public education through cooperation with other organizations.

Check them out at stlriverkeeper.org

 

 

Watch for water testing data from the rivers of the confluence provided by The St. Louis Riverkeeper Organization on RiverBills.com in the near future.

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

More Travels of RiverBills T-Shirt

 

 

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Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Capt'n Larry Demko of 365 Advertising

 


 

Bill:

Just returned from a trip to Tellico Lake in Tennessee and St. James City, Florida (on Pine Island).

I solved the dilemma of what to wear by sporting the always popular Riverbills.com Pirate T-shirt.

Here are pics of the T-Shirt at Calhoun's Restaurant in Lenoir City on the Tennessee River at Fort Loudon Marina. I didn't look happy but can't imagine why!

The Riverbills Pirate shirt (apparently, the most-used piece of clothing in my suitcase) also appears in front of Woody's Waterside Restaurant in St. James City. (The replica of the Key West Buoy says: "Drunkenmost Point in the Continental USA".

My son, Rich, owns a restaurant in St. James City called the Island Cow. Only place you can get breakfast there. That's Rich and me in front of his restaurant.

Heard about all the snow St. Louis received while I was gone. Tried to feel badly. Couldn't. We were out boating on Pine Island Sound in 80 degree weather!

However, I did my best to spread the "gospel" of Riverbills.com

Larry Demko
365 Advertising
http://www.365ads.net

 

RiverBill says......  Sounds like you had a good trip.....and thanks for the pictures Larry.   That shirt travels really well on you !

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ---   was sent to us by Debbie House of the Riverbend Marina.
 

Bill,

 

On the way home tonight. Hwy C flooded


Debbie House

RiverBend Marina

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http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

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

 

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

 Click here to check out this week's upcoming events

 

 

River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 3/28/11
Subject: SHOALING MM 203.9-203.7 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2484


THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF SHOALING IVO MM 203.9 - 203.7 UMR. A M/V RAN AGROUND AT THIS LOCATION DRAFTING 9 FT 2 IN WITH MELVIN PRICE L/D UPPER POOL GAUGE READING 414 FT ON 28MAR11. ALL VSLS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THIS AREA.

 

 

To: ALL MARINERS
From: Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 3/28/11
Subject: WAP
NAVNOTICE # 2483


USCG SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER ISSUES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
ADVISORY:
A. THE FOLLOWING ZONES ARE IN THE HIGH WATER WATCH PHASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WESTERN RIVERS WAP ANNEXES:
1. UMR: ZONE 2 (MM 815.2-847.5), AND ZONE 28 (MM 109.9-185.4).
2. ILR: ZONES 4-5 (MM 80.3-128.9).
ALL TOWBOAT OPERATORS SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED IN HIGH WATER OPERATIONS. HIGH FLOWS AND DEBRIS MAY DRAG BUOYS OFF STATION AND CAUSE EXISTING BUOYS TO BE UNRELIABLE. DOWN STREAMING OPERATIONS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS THE VESSEL IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 75 FT IN LENGTH AND THE VESSEL HAS A MINIMUM OF 1800 HORSEPOWER.

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

 Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

     

No new News Releases

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

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Flood Outlook At St. Louis, Missouri

    Flooding Threat Less, But Not Gone........

 

The latest flood estimates for major flooding down the Mississippi River Valley are not as serious as originally believed, but the National Weather Service is advising communities to remain vigilant.  National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs stated that the anticipated crests fell by two to three feet due to the recent warm weather up north.  The thaw sent some of the water downriver, meaning less water for later, when the flooding season begins........

 

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

Flood Pics

    Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

 

While trolling the internet........  We reeled in some photos snapped on March 27th, showing the flooding around St. Paul........

 

        Click here to check out these photos on facebook.com.

Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    Flood Monument Making Progress........

 

Plans are being finalized for a monument that commemorates the three most massive floods to hit the Riverfront at Alton, Illinois.  The monument will include information of the floods of 1844, 1973 and 1993.  The memorial will be put in the coming Flood Memorial Plaza on city property east of the ConAgra mill.  There will be a red line marking the level of the 1993 Mississippi River Flood........

 

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

WANTED ....... Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment  to haul out and block 5 or more boats. Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better. Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work. Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing to increase their cash flow that can accommodate all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

Knight's I-70

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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

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Mississippi River At Wood River, Illinois

    Groundbreaking For Sewer Project To Relieve Flooding........

 

Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Wood River, Illinois to mark the beginning of the sanitary sewer separation project.  The project is intended to relieve flooding by separating the storm sewers from the sanitary sewers.  Work will include the installation of around 14,000 feet of gravity storm sewer, and 9,600 feet of storm water force main.  The project will also include the installation of three storm water pump stations and two water detention basins........

 

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

Great Lakes.....

    Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore

 

CLEVELAND - The Ninth Coast Guard District begins restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system Monday following the re-opening of the Soo Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway Friday and the resumption of the shipping season.

Operation Spring Restore involves the re-installment of approximately 1,263 navigational aids, including lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons, with an expected completion date of May 28, 2011.

The aids, which are roughly half in the region, are taken out of service during the winter months due to decreased vessel traffic and to minimize damage from ice and inclement weather. This is known as Operation Fall Retrieve.
 

 

        Click here to read this news release on the US Coast Guard website.

 

 Grafton Harbor Events

 Grafton Harbor, Grafton Harbor, Grafton Harbor

April 2, 2011 at Grafton Harbor

    The Big Kahuna

 

 

 

May 21, 2011 at Grafton Harbor

    Vessel Safety Check

 

 

 

Sept. 10, 2011 at Grafton Harbor

    Rockn' on the River

 

 

Saturday Sept. 10
Rockn’ on the River with Riverbillat Grafton Harbor
Sponsored by: The Keystone River Rats, Grafton Harbor & RiverBill

5 Bands Back to Back Beginning at Noon
Food and Beer Tents, Free Give-Aways, Volleyball, Washers
September 10 (10:00 –6:00) and September 11 (11:00 to 5:00)

 

Annual Grafton Art Fair -Grove Memorial Park
Handmade Art, Paintings, Photography, Glass, Jewelry, Live Music, Food, Art Activities, Demonstrations. Call Sarah 618-780-919

 

Mississippi River Near Elsah, Illinois

 

While trolling the internet........  We reeled in a photo of Darlene Goedecker riding her bike along the Great River Road, with the Mississippi River in the background.  Goedecker and her husband, Robert were heading for Pere Marquette Lodge to celebrate a wedding anniversary........

 

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

 

River History....

 

29 March 1969 in River History


On March 29, 1969 a replica of Christopher Columbus' sailing ship, the Santa Maria was moored along side the Admiral Riverboat on the downtown St. Louis riverfront.   Alfonso J. Cervantes, former mayor of St. Louis Mayor, acquired the ship in a bidding war with the Rockefellers.  He wanted to use it to recall the Spanish history of St. Louis.

 

The Santa Maria did not fit in very well with the rest of the Riverfront at that time and quickly became the punch-line of many jokes.

 

On July 28, 1969, a storm caused the Santa Maria and the Becky Thatcher to break loose from their moorings.  They floated downstream and hit an Illinois dock. The Santa Maria was damaged on her starboard side and sank. The ship was raised and repaired.

 

In March of 1973 the Sana Maria She found a new home in Titusville, Florida.  In 1974 she was gutted by a fire.

 

Santa Maria is latin for Saint Mary

 

 

 

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch
 

 

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Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

    Mississippi River Reaches Major Flood Stage........

 

During the past three days, the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota has risen 5 feet, ending up just below 18 feet.  It is beginning to cover Harriet Island near St. Paul.  The River is expected to crest around 19 feet by Wednesday.  Major flood stage in St. Paul is 17 feet........

 

        Click here to watch this news video from ksax.com.

 

 

Mississippi River At Vicksburg, Mississippi

   Limits On Tows By Horsepower And Size........

 

Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard put size and horsepower restrictions on tows six miles on either side of the Mississippi River bridges at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Southbound tows are limited to operating during daylight hours, and must be pushed with a vessel with at least 6,000 horsepower.  Tows with at least 7,200 horsepower are limited to 25 barges.  A master pilot with experience handling tows around bridges during high water must be present.  Northbound tows are limited to nightime hours and no limit on barges........

 

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

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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

 

 


 

Cedar Hill Resort
Application are being taken for Cedar Hill. Dave and I will be helping Jay and Lisa open. Hope to open May 7. If interested please call Dave at 314-280-6729
 

Con Trios Yacht Club
The Con Trios Yacht Club 2011 IceBreaker at Pere Marquette Lodge was a great time. Fleet Captain Alan and First Mate Julie put together a "Sock Hop" themed weekend with lots of great 50s decorations, food, beverages, music, a hot tub, dancing, "Mr. Bubbles" and the fun of partying with our fellow members and guests! Check out all the pictures on the Con Trios website, http://www.contriosyachtclub.org/
 

 

Sharky's

St. Louis Dogs Band
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:00pm
 

 


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Missouri River Near Yankton, South Dakota

    Corps Says March Pulse Cancelled........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they have cancelled the March pulse on the Missouri River.  The pulses of water from the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota are intended to mimic the natural spring rise in water levels.  The rises signal the endangered pallid sturgeon to spawn.  High River flows from the spring snowmelt already has the water levels higher.  The Corps will be keeping tabs on the River levels before deciding if there will be a May pulse........

 

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

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

 

Join the Ski Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

   Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

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Click here to go to Port Charles website

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News Release From BoatUS



Life Jacket Designs Break New Ground
Competition Winners Announced

ANNAPOLIS, Md, March 28, 2011 – If you think that life jackets have to be bulky, uncomfortable or hot to wear, the winners of the “Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition” will prove you wrong. The BoatUS Foundation and Underwriter's Laboratory recently announced the winners of their 2011 competition, and you may be surprised at how much the inventive designs break new ground.

The Competition, which began last year and was open to anyone, asked a simple question: Can you build a better life jacket? Of the original 35 entries (some from as far away as Malaysia), 15 semi-finalists were selected and short videos of the designs were posted online for the public to pick their favorites, with the focus on choosing life jackets that were more innovative, wearable, affordable, reliable and practical. In addition, expert judges voted for their favorite designs at the recent International Boating and Water Safety Summit held in Savannah, GA. The combined votes resulted in today’s three winners:

#1 The See-Tee by Float-Tech Inc.
The first place winner is the “See-Tee”, a design from Jeff Betz of the Troy, NY based Float-Tech Inc. This isn’t Betz’s first life jacket innovation – his company started as the result of a graduate school project that designed the firm’s first non-traditional inflatable life jacket based on a foul weather coat.

The Sea-Tee is a standard rash-guard shirt that many water sports enthusiasts are used to wearing – but with a twist. It has a built-in inflatable bladder similar to most inflatable life jackets. Betz is careful not to call this a life jacket however, and simply refers to it as a buoyancy aid.

Said Betz: "The Sea-Tee is a thousand times better than traditional life jackets for many of the activities people engage in on the water. Most life jackets are designed to standards that are meant for offshore conditions, but most boaters are on calm inland waters. Jackets built to 100 percent of the current standards – but not worn, are zero percent effective. So with the Sea-Tee you can wear essentially the same shirt you’re used to wearing on the water, and have the back-up of a buoyancy aid in case of an emergency.”

The company received the $5,000 first place prize, awarded by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), for their efforts. "UL is honored to have been a part of the Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition,” said UL’s Joseph Waters. “The ability to provide support for such an effort is consistent with our mission to promote public safety in our homes, our communities, and around the world. We look forward to seeing what the future holds when today's innovation in PFDs becomes tomorrow's reality."

#2 The Directors Bureau’s Float Coat
Second place went to the Directors Bureau, a Los Angeles based creative consulting company that works in the film industry. Their “Float Coat” is a windbreaker with added floatation. The Bureau, represented by Sebastian Pardo, said his firm had never delved into this type of project before. Pardo stated that their guiding strategy was to design something that, "should always work, shouldn't require action by the person wearing the jacket, and should be fashionable.”

While not a unique design, judges felt that the distinctive placement of the floatation, which included never-before-seen hollow “microspheres,” or small spherical particles, along with fashionable styling, made it stand out. The firm took home a $1,000 prize, graciously provided by the National Safe Boating Council.

#3 St. Thomas More High School’s Aqua Buoy
Third place went to the design team of high school seniors Josh Jankowski and Nathan Karabon of St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, WI. Their design, which marries traditional foam floatation in a modern inflatable configuration, is a result of their school's Pathway to Engineering curriculum that is part of the national "Project Lead the Way" program. Jankowski and Karabon’s interest in designing a life jacket came from learning about the competition while doing research as part of their senior research project.

As the youngest participants in the competition, the duo surveyed boaters and researched designs to come up with their prototype. Jankowski and Karabon took home a $500 prize awarded by the BoatUS Foundation.

The winners can be seen at BoatUS.com/foundation/winners. Plans for the next round of the design competition are already underway and will be announced in 2012.

 

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

 

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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.


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It's Monday, Monday

 

 

28 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

Con Trios Yacht Club's

 Sock Hop

 

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Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weil who hails out of he Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruise...... After You.

 

 


Bill,

 

Posted the following on the Con Trios Yacht Club website and facebook page:

The Con Trios Yacht Club 2011 Ice Breaker at Pere Marquette Lodge was a great time.

 

Fleet Captain Alan and First Mate Julie put together a "Sock Hop" themed weekend with lots of great 50s decorations, food, beverages, music, a hot tub, dancing, "Mr. Bubbles" and the fun of partying with our fellow members and guests!

 

Check out all the pictures on the Con Trios website, http://www.contriosyachtclub.org

Darryll Weil

 

 

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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

 

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YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2006 ---   were sent in by Patrolman Lou Amighetti of the Missouri State Water Patrol.  It's pictures of the Water Patrol at work in front of the St. Louis Arch. 

     

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A Look Back At The Mississippi River At Chain Of Rocks

    Chemist Finds A Way To Clean Up The Muddy Waters........

 

Once upon a time in St. Louis, the water flowing from faucets and hydrants alike was a shade of brown similar to the Mississippi River.  In order to combat this, the City opened a new water works complete with six mammoth settling tanks in 1894.  Unfortunately, it did not work as intended.  With the 1904 Worlds Fair coming up, officials were scrambling to find a way to make good on the promise for clear water for the fair.  Water works chemist, John F. Wixford modified a treatment plan used in Quincy, Illinois to get the brown out of the water.  A few modifications and the addition of disinfectants, the same basic plan is still used today........

 

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Retired War Ships

   Memphis Pushing To Acquire USS Memphis........

 

This Friday, the submarine, USS Memphis, will be de-commissioned, and after the Navy's ceremony, it may be headed for the scrap heap.  The Memphis Council of the U.S. Navy League is interested in acquiring the sail of the USS Memphis in order to put it on display.  One idea is to position the ssubmarine in a park, so that when viewed a certain way, it appears that the sub is actually in the Mississippi River.  Another option would be to display the sub at The Children's Museum........

 

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Missy... The River Monster

 
Bill,

On your banner, could this be the Mississippi version of the Lochness Monster?
You could name her Missy.


Gary Mincher
M/V Sandy M
Woodland Marina 

 

RiverBill says...... Gary, you have a sharp eye.  I missed her ! 

We have pirates and sharks in pool 26 and now the river monster.... Missy

 

Retired War Ships

   Memphis Pushing To Acquire USS Memphis........

 

This Friday, the submarine, USS Memphis, will be de-commissioned, and after the Navy's ceremony, it may be headed for the scrap heap.  The Memphis Council of the U.S. Navy League is interested in acquiring the sail of the USS Memphis in order to put it on display.  One idea is to position the sail in a park, so that when viewed a certain way, it appears that the sub is actually in the Mississippi River.  Another option would be to display the sail at The Children's Museum........

 

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28 March 2005 in River History


On March 29, 1969, a tug pushed an odd vessel along side the Admiral Riverboat, a replica of the Santa Maria. Former St. Louis Mayor, Alfonso J. Cervantes acquired the vessel in a bidding war with the Rockefellers, in an effort to recall the Spanish history of St. Louis. The Santa Maria did not fit in well with the rest of the Riverfront, and quickly became the punch-line of many jokes. On July 28, 1969, a storm broke loose the Santa Maria and the Becky Thatcher from their moorings sending them drifting downstream and into an Illinois dock. The Santa Maria was damaged on her starboard side, and subsequently sank. The Becky's 100 passengers were saved. The Santa Maria was raised and repaired. She found a new home in Titusville, Florida during March of 1973, however she was gutted by a fire in 1974.......

 

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Mississippi River At St. Paul, Minnesota

    Mississippi River Reaches Major Flood Stage........

 

During the past three days, the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota has risen 5 feet, ending up just below 18 feet.  It is beginning to cover Harriet Island near St. Paul.  The River is expected to crest around 19 feet by Wednesday.  Major flood stage in St. Paul is 17 feet........

 

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Mississippi River At Sibula, Iowa

    Flood Prep Under Way At Island City........

 

More than 13,000 sandbags have been filled to protect Iowa's only island city from the flood waters of the Mississippi River.  Home to 600 residents, Sabula, Iowa does not even cover two square miles.  The city is surrounded by three lakes and the Mississippi River.  Sabula is well protected from flooding to begin with, thanks to dikes and flood pumps.  However, a few properties are at risk for flooding........

 

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River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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Con Trios Yacht Club
The Con Trios Yacht Club 2011 IceBreaker at Pere Marquette Lodge was a great time. Fleet Captain Alan and First Mate Julie put together a "Sock Hop" themed weekend with lots of great 50s decorations, food, beverages, music, a hot tub, dancing, "Mr. Bubbles" and the fun of partying with our fellow members and guests! Check out all the pictures on the Con Trios website, http://www.contriosyachtclub.org/
 

 

Sharky's
Sharky's April Band Schedule

April 2nd......St Louis Dogs
April 8th.......Streetbeat
April 15th.....Excelerators
April 22nd.....Bone Daddy
 

 


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Fishing News

   Tennessee Waters Now Safe Haven For Sturgeon........

 

Since the age of the dinosaurs, sturgeon have been swimming the waters of the world, until man discovered their eggs were a tasty delicacy.  Over the past century and a half sturgeon populations have been on the decline.  Tennessee has made efforts to preserve the sturgeon.  Lake and pallid sturgeon have been protected in Tennessee waters, and effective March 1, 2011, the shovelnose sturgeon was granted protection too........

 

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

 


 

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

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Lake Of The Ozarks

    Lake Falls Three Feet In 5 Days........

 

The operators of the Bagnell Dam have followed through with their intention to lower the level of the Lake of the Ozarks to 654 feet. Over the past 5 days, the lake dropped 3 feet, arriving at 654.7 feet Sunday morning.  The level was expected to reach 654.2 by the end of the day.  The Bagnell dam is running heavy generation, and is flowing over 37,000 feet of water per second.  This was the most rapid Lake drawdown in recent memory........

 

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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.


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March 27, 2011

_____________________________________________________

Georgia


Georgia is a beautiful state. The intercoastal waterway is full of wildlife and marshes with many twists and turns throughout. We did not have too many problems with depths, although at one point we dredged through 3 feet of water while taking an alternate route due to severe weather. This is the tightest route we've been in and during it's widest point around 40 feet, it was rather hard to even turn around if need be. So we plowed our way through for a short time. There were many 'sounds' that we made our way through without a hitch and enjoyed the short detour of twisting turning waterways and liked the fresh wind straight-a-ways they gave us.

The winds persisted one day and we decided to find safe harbor at the Jekyll Island Harbor Marina on Jekyll Island. The wind was fierce and about blew the kids off the boat. Funny part was that it was still so hot out!

 

 

We really do bike everywhere we go! I took this picture while Ryann and I were biking behind them. The terrain was fun and all part of the adventure. It seems a lot of people bike throughout the island as bikes were not permitted on the main roads.

 

 

 

I'm not using my zoom in this photo and we're not at a zoo. This is purely an alligator in the wild, at a swamp that we happen to be biking past on our way to town. It was an unreal feeling to be so close to him.

 

 

 

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Missy's Dog Fight.......

Hi All

It is John and Terrie from Little Johns Marine and Little Johns Motorsports.

There are several reasons that I am writing this note, and I will lead into that.

I am sending this to every internet source available to me, and may be one special person will read it. And MAYBE  man enough to say he is sorry.

First, I would like to say thank you to all of those who have called with concern.
It will not be forgotten.

To explain to every one else just what happened, it went like this.
Terrie, Myself, and Missy our six pound fuzzy little dog that the whole world knows
went to spend the night at Pere Marquette and enjoy the Contrios event.

Pere Marquette is a wonderful place, and hospitality is second to none.
As most know, we took our motor home and stayed in Pere Marquette camp grounds.
It is also great, and just plain pleasant if you want a quick getaway.

The Con Trios event was awesome, and a good time was had by all.
At about 11.00 pm we made our way back from the lodge to our motor home.
Missy was upset with us because we left her for over three hours and maybe we used the whole pathway getting home to let her out.

At 9.00 this morning, a little behind schedule, I got up, made coffee, and opened the door for Missy to do her normal routine.
As anyone that knows Missy, she will never go beyond 15 feet of where we are, and did no different this time.
THAT IS WHEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.

SOMEBODY, and I will never forget his face, was walking his two forty pound plus dogs.
One on a small leash, and one not on a leash.
When I heard the scream and looked out, all I could see was Missy in the air like a rag doll.
Terrie heard this and came flying from the bedroom.
By this time, I am rolling around outside with this big dog trying to get him to let go.
Keep in mind that Terrie and I were bare footed and nothing more than under ware and tee shirts, That is not a lot of protection.
When I got the big dog to let go, Terrie tried to pick Missy up but the second dog got out of his leash and went after Missy AND Terrie
The owner did nothing but say OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

I did not let go of the death grip on the big dog until Terrie got Missy up the steps, and then I ran for dear life
Seriously speaking, there was blood every where, and we were pretty much in shell shock.
This man collected his dogs and left, PROBABLY NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN.
Terrie and I were ok but Missy was pretty much skinned like a rabbit.
The closest care facility was either St. Charles or Collinsville Ill.
Our trailer was left in Grafton, we still have stuff everywhere, but Missy is out of surgery and so far so good. Another day or two will tell the story.

What is driving me crazy is that we have five grandchildren , and a couple are with us 90% of the time. IS THERE ANYWHERE SAFE???

PLEASE nobody take this wrong.
Pere Marquette, the park rangers, and several campers did everything possible.
I sincerely thank them for that.
I sincerely hope that the owner of the two dogs was in shell shock as bad as we were and just scarred.
If I put this on every internet connection that I have, Maybe this person will contact me.
I ask for no restitution, but think hard about what happened, WHAT IF IT WAS A CHILD??????

THE DOGS NAME WAS CHOMPER THE OWNER WAS SCREAMING TO PLEASE STOP
Was he talking to the dog OR ME???????????

If any one has any information about this situation 9.00 am 3/27/2011
DO NOT CALL THE POLICE CALL ME 636 250 4187
 

Little John
LITTLEJOHNSINC@aol.com
www.LITTLEJOHNSINC.com

US Coast Guard Pic

Downed Helicopter

MIAMI -- A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond on scene with a downed helicopter 20 miles east of Miami March 27, 2011. The pilot of the downed helicopter was later brought aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond in good condition.

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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It's the Weekend

 

 

Sat, Sun ..26, 27 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

Last Updated Sun at 5:30AM

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

River Girls in Puerto Vallarta

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Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Shelly Kinder

 

 

Bill,

 

A few of the River Rats enjoying the warmth and sunshine of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Not looking forward to coming home to the snow!

See ya when we get back!

 

Shelly Kinder
 

Last Updated Sun at 8:00AM

2nd PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sunday

 

Today's River Sunrise

 

2nd Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area in the boat..... Ship of Fools...

 

It's this morning's Mississippi River Sun Rise !

 

Last Updated Sun at 5:30AM

2nd PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

 

 

Updated Sat at 2:45PM

Another Picture of the Day .... were sent to us by Capt'n Carl Tiemann who hails out of Woodland Marina in the cruiser... Krystal Lady, and Eagles Landing Marina in the ... River Runner.

 

Con Trios Yacht Club is having their Spring Ice Breaker at Pere Marquette and some of the members were at the Big Kahuna at Grafton Harbor today.

 

Left to right.... Jean, Sue, Ernie and Bill..... Behind the bar is Jamie !

 

Riverbill says... Thanks for the pic Carl

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saturday

 

 

 

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The Pictures of the Day .... were sent to us by Capt'n Greg Moore who hails our of Grafton Marina...

 

Bill,

 

The view of our “Compound” from our top floor room balcony.

Gregory L. Moore

 

 

RiverBill says.....Greg sent us these pics at the beginning of March from his trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico !  See you soon Greg !

 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Sunday

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ......  was sent to us by Capt'n Barry Munsell....

 

 

Hi Bill,

 

Here is the graduating class from world wide marine training just
completed at Grafton this afternoon.

Barry Munsell

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

Satuday

 

 

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ......  was sent to us by Barbara Brooks from her MOTOBLUR™ smartphone on AT&T....

 

It's a picture of the flood water and the Eagles landing Clubhouse.

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1969 ALGLAS Sport Fish

 

Description

 

1969 ALGLAS Sportfish Cruiser 35 foot, twin 327, gen, ac, heat, stove, oven, frig dual station, etc...

 

$19,500 ...... Corrected Price

Ready to go

 

Call Mike.....314 565 4230


 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

Updated Sun at 5:30AM

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
950 PM CDT SAT MAR 26 2011


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CANTON LOCK AND DAM
AT HANNIBAL
AT SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM
AT LOUISIANA
AT CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM
AT WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM
AT GRAFTON

.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS A RESULT OF SNOWMELT ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST...

 

Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

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Updated Sunday at 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near St. Louis, Missouri

   Confluence Trash Bash River Cleanup Was Saturday........

 

Saturday, volunteers braved snow flurries and cold temperatures to pick up trash at the annual Confluence Trash Bash river cleanup at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.  Around 540 volunteers turned out to clean up trash from creeks that feed the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers.  Odd items found include a Metro employee card, a large mirror, a sink, and a baggie of marijuana........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 5:30AM

Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

   Caterpillar Talks Of Leaving Illinois........

 

Recently, Doug Oberhelman, the chief executive of Caterpillar, sent a letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, bringing up the possibility that the company may leave Illinois, because the direction the state is moving in is not favorable to businesses.  Oberhelman wrote that at least four states have tried to lure Caterpillar to re-locate to their state since Illinois raised their income tax back in January........

 

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

 

Updated Sunday at 5:30AM

Asian Carp Update

    Carp Could Endanger Other River Fish........

 

Conservation departments along the Mississippi River are concerned that the amount of plankton that the silver and bighead carp are eating may edge out native species.  This could lead to a decrease in the fish populations, as well as bring up health concerns.  Already, conservationist studies have shown that in areas with high Asian carp populations, many of the native fish species have lost weight........

 

        Click hereto read this news article from hannibal.net.  With Photo and Video.

 

Updated Sunday at 5:30AM

Mississippi River Near Andalusia, Illinois

   Students Help Prepare For Flooding........

 

Friday, over 140 junior and high school students from Western Illinois spent the day filling sandbags.  The sandbags will help control the Mississippi River at Andalusia, Illinois.  The Rockridge School District would be affected by flooding, and as such, the school district was asked if they could spare some students to help out with the sandbagging efforts.  All of the students were at least 14 years old, and had their parents permission to help........

 

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

Click here to go to website

 

Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club

   Indoor Practice Update


We have practice scheduled for Sunday March 27th at Prarietown Lutheran School. We are a little over a month away from getting in the water so get down here to start getting in shape for the season as well as preparing the show for the year. It runs from 2:30 to 4:30. Practices will include climbing, doubles, ballet routines, boat patterns and scripting walk through's. We have a script together and need to fill a couple of speaking parts so come to practice if you are interested.

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Midwest Flooding Outlook

    New Flooding Forecast Has Been Released........

 

According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Midwest should be seeing major flooding this spring.  The NWS is predicting major flooding along the Red River, as well as the upper Mississippi River, from St. Paul, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri.  Davenport, Iowa residents are getting prepared, by organizing volunteers and filling sandbags.........

 

        Click here to read this news article from connecttristates.com

 

Asian Carp Update

   More Voltage Needed For The Barrier........

 

Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report that stated they may need to up the voltage in order to stop the smallest invading fish.  Currently, the small carp wont be deterred by the barrier at the present voltage.  The Corps believe the barrier will be a deterrent to carp 5.4 inches or larger, but ineffective against fish that are 2-3 inches in length.  The good news is that the nearest place carp in the 2-3 inch size range were netted was more than 100 miles away........

 

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

 

WANTED .......

 

Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment
to haul out and block 5 or more boats.
Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better.
Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work.
Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing
to increase their cash flow that can accommodate
all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

 

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Missouri River Near St. Louis County

    Body Discovered Last Week Identified........

 

The man discovered by fishermen at Pelican Island last weekend has been identified as Michael J. Schafermeyer.  The Missouri Water Patrol and the St. Louis County Police recovered Schafermeyer's body after being called out by anglers around 10:30 am Saturday morning.  Authorities think Schafermeyer killed himself by leaping off of the Blanchette Bridge back on December 26th.  Witnesses stated that a man was seen jumping off the bridge , and Schafermeyer's car was found close by........

 

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

 

Join the Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 

Click here for more information & reservation form

 

River History....

 

26 March 1913 in River History


The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 people, and causing $147 million dollars damage. The Miami River at Dayton reached a level eight feet higher than ever before. The flood, caused by warm weather and heavy rains, was the second mostly deadly of record for the nation.

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

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Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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

 

 


 

North Shore Marina

Pics from Pot Luck 2/26/1...Click here

 

Sharky's
OPEN Wednesday and Thursday at 4 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM
 

 

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:
 4.99 All You Can Eat Fish Fritter & $10 Buckets

SUNDAYS: FUNDAY $2 Imports

 

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Docks Available Call 314-706-2313

636 - 899 - 1093

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Invasive Species

   Public Comment Period Ending Soon........

 

On March 31, the comment period for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study will be drawing to a close.  The idea behind the study is to assess the options and technologies that could be used in the fight against invasive species.  The GLMRIS study encompasses parts of 31 states, their waterways, and considers dozens of aquatic nuisance species that can spread throughout those waterways........

 

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

 

Street Beat Band........

 

Saturday we will be at the Alton Sports Tap from 9-1.

Hope to see you! ;)
 

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder & Adult Supervision
StreetBeat


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

Check out their on-line songs at the Street Beat website

Click here

Missouri Department of Conservation......

    Help Bash Trash in April

 

 

JEFFERSON CITY Mo -– Many Missourians are breathing a sigh of relief that the winter season is drawing to an end, but as the snow melts away a real eyesore is appearing - litter. That’s why it’s a good thing April is the annual No MOre Trash! Bash so we can all get outside and clean up Missouri.

The annual Trash Bash is an annual event sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign. During the entire month of April, efforts are aimed at getting people to clean up litter all across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams and other places.

“This is our big spring kick off each year to get our state looking better,” said Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT No MOre Trash! coordinator. “Through efforts like this we can reduce litter and increase awareness.”

MDC No MOre Trash! Coordinator Joe Jerek added that littering isn’t just ugly, it hurts wildlife, costs Missourians millions of tax dollars each year, and it’s illegal.

“Birds, fish, turtles and other animals get tangled in litter, such as plastic six-pack holders and fishing line, and it can kill them," Jerek explained. "Litter poisons fish, birds and other wildlife and can cost a litterer up to $1,000 in fines and one year in jail.”

MoDOT spends more than $5 million each year cleaning litter from Missouri’s roadsides, while MDC spends almost $1 million a year to clean litter from conservation areas and other department locations.... Click here to continue reading this news stroy

 

 

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

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Missouri Department of Conservation

    Introduction to Fly Fishing

 


Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area-Lake 1
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Introduction to Fly Fishing will teach young anglers how a fly rod functions and how to properly cast a fly rod. In addition, anglers will learn about various trout baits and how to successfully present those baits. Anglers who wish to KEEP the trout they catch must purchase and present a valid trout permit at the beginning of the program. Any angler, regardless of age, must possess a trout permit if they wish to KEEP their trout. Anglers who wish to practice catch and release trout fishing will not need a trout permit. Trout permits are $7 and can be purchased at any MDC Nature Center or local sporting goods store. Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 15. Fishing equipment, volunteers and bait/lures provided. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Programs begin promptly at the specified times, no late arrivals. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to program start time to check in. For reservation, please call (636) 441-4554 by March 25, 2011. For more information on GO FISH! please visit www.mdc.mo.gov/13100

Reservations are required by March 25, 2011

http://mdc.mo.gov/fishing
 

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

 


Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website for more infomation

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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Mark Twain Lake

    Fish Habitat Event Rescheduled........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that that they have rescheduled their planned placement of fish habitat.  Now, the event is slated for March 27th, starting at 9 am.  The event involves volunteers placing discarded Christmas trees at pre-determined sites in Mark Twain Lake........

 

        Click here to read this news story form hannibal.net.

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

US Coast Guard Pic

Marina Fire Cleanup...

SAN DIEGO -- Oil spill response workers place sorbent pads and boom in the water to collect fuel leaking from a yacht that sunk in its slip in the Coronado Cays due to a fire aboard it, March 25, 2011. The San Diego and Coronado, Calif., fire departments extinguished the fire, and the Coast Guard is coordinating the containment and removal of pollution with oil spill response organizations.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.
 

 

It's Friday

 

 

25 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

Fins Up

Click pic to enlarge

 

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

 

 

Bill:

Saw the Shark Boat at Little Johns today. It seems it has grown a longer tail?

Darryll

2nd PICTURE OF THE DAY

Mississippi River  Croc

Click pic to enlarge

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Debbie House of Riverbend Marina.

 

She titled her picture:

 

Croc found in the Mississippi River near St. Charles, MO

 

 

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 2008 ......  was from Randy Johnston, who hails out of Lake Center Marina.

 


Riverbill,

     Yesterday at Lake Center there were probably a hundred pelicans in the marina, and I didn’t have a camera of course. I went back today with a camera and there were probably only a couple of dozen, and they wanted nothing to do with me taking pictures of them. These three guys (or girls) were out in the slough at Lake Center . I wonder what the eagles think of all these pelicans…


Thanks,
Randy Johnston

TecRep Corporation
http://www.tec-rep.com

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  Two Branch Villa

 

Description

 

3 Bedroom 3 Bath Villa
 
River views during the day and the lights of St. Charles County at night.  These beautiful views, plus a luxury 3 bedroom 3 bath Villa.  Wake up each morning with a view of the
Mississippi River from the master suite.  This is only the beginning.   As you enter the foyer, columns frame the great room with a view of the Mississippi River in the background.  There is a finished w/o lower level. 

 

Asking $249000.00.  HOA fees are $140.00 Month which includes: Grass cutting, snow removal, trash and Insurance.  This was the display unit and has not been lived in full time since purchased. This is a vacation home.  Located in Golden Eagle IL.  (Two Branch Island.) 
 
Contact: Carol Gold 314-952-6388  or email cagold45@hotmail.com
 

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       40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina #7 A                     Most Unique Duck Club Dock       

                                                            PRICE REDUCED

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11  

                                             

            

      1998 Silverton 37' Convertible       

 

 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

 

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1004 PM CDT THU MAR 24 2011


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CANTON LOCK AND DAM
  AT HANNIBAL
  AT SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM
  AT LOUISIANA
  AT CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM
  AT WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM
  AT GRAFTON

.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS A RESULT OF SNOWMELT ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST...

 

Click here for more information

 


	
	

 	

 

 

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Navigation Notices ......

 

To:     ALL MARINERS
From:   Coast Guard Upper Miss
Date: 3/24/11
Subject: SHOALING MM 219.3 UMR
NAVNOTICE # 2481


THE COAST GUARD HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF POSSIBLE SHOALING IVO MM 219.3 UMR. A M/V RAN AGROUND AT THIS LOCATION DRAFTING 9 FT 3 IN WITH L/D 26 UPPER POOL GAUGE READING 414.7 FT ON 25MAR11.


 

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

 Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

     

No new News Releases

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  and buy your River T-shirt on-line..

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Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

For you Boaters Who Use Piasa Creek

    Bridge Work Will Wrap Up This Summer........

 

The work that began two years ago on the bridge that carries Illinois Route 3 over Piasa Creek should be completed by early June.  The work was delayed because of the discovery of utility lines that had to be relocated.  Joe Gassaway, a field engineer with IDOT stated that work was completed on Phase 1, and the work on Phase 2 should move fairly rapidly.  He also stated that even if the water levels of the creek increase, work should not be halted........

 

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

 

WANTED .......

 

Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment
to haul out and block 5 or more boats.
Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better.
Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work.
Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing
to increase their cash flow that can accommodate
all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

River Journeys

   Man Starts River Journey To Make A Statement........

 

On Friday, Brett Ciccotelli will start a three month, 1,981 mile journey from Elizabeth, Pennsylvania to New Orleans, Louisiana in a kayak.  Ciccotelli aims to make a statement with his journey.  He will be recording sources of industrial pollution with a camera, and post them on his website, BanksoftheBasin.com.  Ciccotelli stated that he was inspired too take this journey by last year's Gulf oil spill........

 

        Click here to read this news report form cbslocal.com.  With Photo and Video.

 

        Click here to visit the BanksoftheBasin.com website.

Join the Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

Mississippi River At Memphis, Tennessee

    Flood Levels Falling In Memphis, Tennessee........

 

The level of the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee has begun to fall after reaching a crest of 36.4 feet.  The National Weather Service has forecast a slow, steady recession of the River over the next week.  Flood-prone areas such as West Memphis, Tunica and Marion will still be seeing minor flooding during the next few days.  Memphis should not see the Mississippi Rise again, as long as the Ohio River continues to fall........

 

        Click here to read this news article from abc24.com.

 

This Weekend !

    Con Trio Yacht Club's Spring Ice Breaker Party

 

Click flyer for larger view

Click here for a printer friendly reservation form


Check out the Con Trios Yacht Club website “Events” page for up to date information: http://www.contriosyachtclub.org/events.html

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. Opening May 7th

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

Missouri State Water Patrol

    Regatta Listings.......

 

4/9/2011
1
6:30AM - 3:00PM

Louisiana Boat Ramp

Fishing
25
Bass World Sports

Two Rivers Marina.......

     2011 Events Schedule ..........

 

 

Click here for more events

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

 

 


 

North Shore Marina

Pics from Pot Luck 2/26/1...Click here

 

Sharky's
OPEN Wednesday and Thursday at 4 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM
 

 

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:
 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 Photos

 

While trolling the internet....  We reeled in a photoshow of scenes along the Mississippi River in Minnesota, prior to the flooding........

 

        Click here to check out this photoshow from patch.com.

Street Beat Band........

 

Friday we are back at Spirits in Alton from 8-12.
Saturday we will be at the Alton Sports Tap from 9-1.

Hope to see you! ;)
 

Captain Pete
Chief Piano Pounder & Adult Supervision
StreetBeat


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

Check out their on-line songs at the Street Beat website

Click here

Upper Mississippi River Outlook

    St. Paul's Predicted Crest Lowered........

 

Thursday, the National Weather Service announced that they were rolling back their predicted crest for the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota.  The seven day outlook has the river cresting at 20 feet by next Thursday, which would be the seventh highest crest on record.  Officials are encouraging residents to remain vigilant, as record flooding is still a possibility........

 

        Click here to read this news article from twincities.com

 

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

 

The Mad Mariner Boating Magazine

    Replacing Your Hatches..........

 

   The Mad Mariner Magazine has an article titled...  "A cruising couple explains how to replace your own hatches"

 

Click here and check it out.

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Lake Of The Ozarks

   In-Water Boat Show Coming Up........

 

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association In Water Boat Show is coming up.  It will be held April 15-17th at Dog Days Bar and Grill........

 

        Click here to watch the ad on youtube.com.

 

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

 


Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website for more infomation

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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Mississippi River Near Davenport, Iowa

    Floodgates Complete Around Riverfront Ballpark........

 

After being destroyed during the floods of 1993, the Davenport riverfront baseball stadium got wet again in 2001.  Improvements were made that kept the waters off the playing field in 2008, but the field was only accessible by boat.  Crews recently completed a new flood control system designed to keep floodwaters up to 24 feet out of the stadium.  Thursday, crews were double checking the fit and finish of the floodwall........

 

        Click here to read this news report from kwqc.com.  With Photos.

   

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

US Coast Guard Pic

Crane barge arrives in Crescent City

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- The Derrick Barge-24, a heavy-lift crane barge that will be used to facilitate the removal of pollution threats within the inner boat basin, arrives in the Crescent City Harbor Thursday, March 24, 2011. The Unified Command's primary operational goal is to mitigate environmental impact to the harbor, so Crescent City can begin restoring its harbor as soon as possible.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Levi Read.
 

 

It's Thursday

 

 

24 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

 

 

The Picture of the Day .... was sent to us by Debbie Moore who hails out of the Two Branch area of the river in the boat..... Ship of Fools.

 

Debbie titled the picture...

 

Early Reflections on the Mississippi

 

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks for the picture Debbie
 

 

Click here to go to Sharky's website

Yesteryear's Picture of the Day

 

Life Is Good on the River !

click to enlarge

 

YesterYear's River Pictures of the Day in 2010 ...... was from Mary Bachmann...

 

 

River Rat Blessing
 

May the summers be long and the winters be short so our boats don’t spend too much time in the port.

May that northeasterner snow melt really slow so the river won’t go too high or too low.

May the gas prices stay really low or may you always have the cash to make your boat go.

May there always be enough docking space for you and your friends at your favorite beach place.

May you always find that firewood and friends are to be found and you never burn your feet on that hot sandy ground.

May your cooler be stuffed, your ice never melts, but don’t drink so much that you end up in cuffs.

May your time on the river always be safe and please take home all of your waste.

May no storms come our way and the rain goes away, not to return on our weekend days.

My wish for all on your river runs is that you always have fun in the warm river sun.
 

Mary Bachman

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  1987 37' Silverton 37 Convertible

 

Description

 

*  Year: 1987
*  Current Price: US $46,000
 $38,000 03-09-11
*  Located in St. Charles County, MO
*  Hull Material: Fiberglass
*  Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Gas
*  YW# 76846-2268520


This freshwater boat has been docked under cover and professionally maintained. The hull and decks are in great shape. Mechanically the vessel is ready to go. Closed engine cooling is suitable for saltwater use. Interior finishes are light oak, white laminate, beige carpet, blue upholstery. A large galley for this size vessel. Ready for family cruising or fishing. An easy boat to handle with great visibility and large aft cockpit.


Jim Marr  314-409-8698   

www.safeharboryachts.com

6171 Highway..V
St. Charles,
Missouri  63301

636.250.3500

 

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

 

 

New Classifieds

 

 

 

            

       40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina #7 A                     Most Unique Duck Club Dock       

                                                            PRICE REDUCED

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11                                               

 

 

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River Levels / Flood Warnings .........  
 

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1245 PM CDT WED MAR 23 2011


...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI...

ILLINOIS RIVER AT
  HARDIN

MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT
  CANTON LOCK AND DAM 20
  QUINCY
  HANNIBAL
  SAVERTON LOCK AND DAM 22
  LOUISIANA
  CLARKSVILLE LOCK AND DAM 24
  WINFIELD LOCK AND DAM 25
  GRAFTON

.THIS FLOOD WARNING IS PRIMARILY A RESULT OF SNOW MELT OVER THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY...

 


	
	

 	

 

 

Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

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Mississippi River At Wood River, Illinois

    New Dry Dock Arrives At Mike's Inc........

 

Wednesday, Mike's Inc. took delivery of a $2 million dry dock.  Dry docks allow workers to access the bottom of vessels in order to service them.  The owner of Mike's Inc., Mike Marko, has made due without a dry dock for 10 years, and is hoping this one works well.  Marko's business in currently increasing, and with the new dry dock, Marko is anticipating the need for hiring 15 more employees........

 

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

 

 

River History....

 

24 March 2010 River History


The "Original Sharkys" Restaurant opened on the river at North Shore Marina on a Wednesday night under the direction of Tim Tighe, John Biondo and Dutch Hauhe.
 

The river had some minor flooding going at the time that caused the road across the harbor, going to the restaurant, to be under water.  The restaurant then provided a Shuttle Suburban to ferry customers back and forth all night long through the flood water….


The restaurant had to close it's doors a few days later because the water on the road got to deep, only to re-open a few days later after they purchased a pontoon boat to shuttle patrons back and forth.

 

WANTED .......

 

Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment
to haul out and block 5 or more boats.
Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better.
Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work.
Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing
to increase their cash flow that can accommodate
all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Cedar Hill Resort Is Opening on May 7th

 

Cedar Hill Resort is opening for the 2011 season on May 7th under new ownership.....

 

Dave Ash and new owner, Jay Nguyen (pronounced Win), called RiverBills yesterday with the news....

 

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

   Body Pulled From The River........

 

At around 9 am Wednesday morning, a barge operator spotted a body floating in the Mississippi River along the St. Louis riverfront.  Rescue workers rolled out for the recovery effort, and found the body of an unidentified woman between two barges south of Chouteau Avenue.  Captain Dan Sutter of the St. Louis Fire Department stated that the body appears to have been in the water for some time........

 

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

 

 

Join the Team......

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat......

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. New owners

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

Mississippi River Near Madison County, Illinois

    Flood Plan Put Together, Just In Case........

 

On the heels of the recent warmer weather, the officials from the Madison County Emergency Management Agency decided they better begin laying out a flood plan just in case the River rises above normal.  MCEM members will be filling in sandbags in Alton and Grafton, Illinois next week.  To date, forecasters are not anticipating flooding like what occurred during the flood of 1993, but heavy rains could make things worse........

 

        Click here to read this news report from kmov.com.  With Video.

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

 

 


 

 

Sharky's
OPEN Wednesday and Thursday at 4 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM
 

 

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:
 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

Lock and Dam No.2 in Hastings, Minnesota Prepares for Flood.......

 

 

Portions of Lock and Dam Road are predicted to be under water soon and workers at the lock and dam will have to use an alternate route to get to work. Plans are to use the city’s paved bike trail over the Lake Rebecca levy.  The bike path floods at about 27 feet and the only way to access the site after that is by using an airboat.

They plan to protect the site up to an elevation of 28 feet and thousands of sandbags  are currently being filled to protect buildings and machinery.

Click here to read this news story in the Pine Journal
 

Mississippi River Near Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Mississippi River Bridge Struck By Barges........

 

A portion of the Mississippi River was closed after several barges broke free from their tow, and struck a bridge.  The bridge, which carries I-20 across the Mississippi River, was closed to traffic as well until inspectors could determine if there was any structural damage to the span.  The tow had about 30 barges in it, and 16 got free.  One barge sank, and another was pinned against the bridge pier.  The tow was loaded with grain, so there are no concerns about pollution........

 

        Click here to read this news story form ksl.com.

 

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

 

News Release From BoatUS



Last Call: Boating Grassroots Grants Available From BoatUS Foundation

Deadline April 1 to Apply


 

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2011 - The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local nonprofit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe and clean - but time is running out. The Foundation's Grassroots Grant program offers individual grants of up to $4,000 for boating safety and clean water projects. However, to have a chance at funding organizations need to apply by the April 1 deadline.

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.

Some of the past projects include flying a blimp with safety messages above popular boating spots, producing radio public service announcements and installing signs at boat ramps highlighting the threat of invasive species. In the last 23 years, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways.

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 also follow the Foundation on Facebook - www.Facebook.com/BoatUSFoundation to be notified when voting begins

 

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

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Apr 6, 2011  MRAPS Feedback Meeting

    St. Louis, Mo.  Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport

 

 

MRAPS feedback meetings set regarding draft scoping summary report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces feedback
meetings regarding the Draft Scoping Summary Report for the Missouri River
Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS). Comments received during the summer 2010
scoping period have been taken into account, analyzed and addressed by the
Corps in the draft report.

The Corps is hosting seven public feedback meetings to facilitate
communication and feedback pertaining to the Draft Scoping Summary Report.
The draft report can be downloaded at www.mraps.org.

"The purpose of the feedback meetings is to provide a forum in which the
public can offer their thoughts on the draft scoping summary report. We
intend to verify that we accurately captured their comments during last
summer's scoping period and encourage their thoughts on the Corps' initial
response to those comments," said Mark Harberg, study co-manager.

The public feedback meetings will take place at the following locations:

Mar 28 Billings, Mont. Crowne Plaza, 27 N. 27th St.
Mar 29 Bismarck, N.D. Best Western Doublewood Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave.
Mar 30 Pierre, S.D. Kings Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 110 E. Sioux Ave.
Mar 31 Sioux City, Iowa Stoney Creek Inn, 300 3rd St.
Apr 4 Nebraska City, Neb. Lied Lodge Conference Center, 2700 Sylvan Rd.
Apr 5 Kansas City, Kan. Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave
Apr 6 St. Louis, Mo. Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport, 1973 Craigshire Rd.

The public meetings will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Corps presentation from
5 to 6 p.m. A public speaker feedback period regarding the Draft Scoping
Summary Report will begin at 6 p.m.

   

Click here to to go to US Army Corps of Engineers Summary Report

 

Boat Gear Manufacturer

   Teleflex Gets Out Of The Marine Business........

 

On Wednesday, Teleflex, Inc. announced that they have sold their marine business.  The buyer is an affiliate of a private investment firm, H.I.G. Capitol LLC.  The price tag on the sale was $121.6 million.  Teleflex's marine division is a global supplier of engine and drive assemblies, as well as steering and throttle control assemblies.   Teleflex sold their marine division in order to focus on their medical technology division........

 

        Click here to read this news article form tradeonlytodya.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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Mississippi River Opinion From Hannibal, Missouri

 

The Hannibal Marina is an eyesore, very expensive to maintain, and only caters to a few.  Perhaps the marina, and it's rock wall should be removed in order to restore the Riverfront to it's former grandeur........

 

        Clcik here to read this op/ed piece from hannibal.net.  With Photo  

   

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

US Coast Guard Pic

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- A member of the National Response Corporation cuts a broken piece of floating dock from its piling in order to remove it from the Cresecent City Inner Boat Basin Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The removal of the pilings and broken docks from the harbor is essential in the preparation of bringing a floating crane into the harbor to remove damaged vessels that may pose a pollution threat.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Levi Read.
 

 

It's Wednesday

 

 

23 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

The Robert E. Lee

Click pic to enlarge

Click here to go to Gary Lucy Gallery print of above picture.  Read the history.

 

 

The Picture of the Day .... is of a painting done by a river artist, extraordinaire.....

Captain Gary Lucy.  The painting is named "The Robert E. Lee"   and depicts the the steamboat crossing the Finish Line in St. Louis at the end of the Great Steamboat Race, July 4, 1870

 

Gary's prints adorn the walls of the downtown Hilton Hotel.  They are all around in the lobby and in the rooms !  What a great way to show the history of the river and St; Louis.

 

 

The Gary Lucy Gallery

What an amazing collection of historic river paintings. Gary has pulled events from the Mississippi River 's murky waters and re-created them with paint on canvas. His paintings depict the people, the machinery and the pastimes of an era long gone.
 

Click here to go to the Gary Lucy Gallery
 

 

 

Gary hails out of Palisades Yacht Club in his houseboat / studio....River Rover.

Hats off to Captain Gary Lucy !

 

 

 

The artist.....Gary Lucy
posing in front of his painting "Eating Up The Lights" at
Palisades Yacht Club's.... 2006 Hog Roast and Haul Out Party

 

 

 

Riverbill says..... The header picture on today's edition of Rverbills.com comes from Gary Lucy's painting.... Eating Up The Lights shown above.  Thanks for letting us use it Gary.

 

 

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 Day 2007----   was taken by Jennifer and sent in by Mike Reed of the Valley Sailing Association.

 

Mike wrote:

 

Yes, there is very competitive sailing that goes on between Happy Hours on the river in/on the Alton Lake!

Mike Reed
Valley Sailing Association

www.valleysailing.org

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

 

For Sale....  1969 ALGLAS Sport Fish

 

Description

 

1969 ALGLAS Sportfish Cruiser 35 foot, twin 327, gen, ac, heat, stove, oven, frig dual station, etc...

 

$19,500 ...... Ready to go

 

Call Mike.....314 565 4230


 

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New Classifieds

 

 

 

            

       40' X 16' Slip At Duck Club Marina #7 A                     Most Unique Duck Club Dock       

                                                            PRICE REDUCED

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11                                               

 

 

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


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Click here to go to Nameoki Village Marine website

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River News !  

 

 


Navigation Notices ......

 

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

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Click here to check out the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

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Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

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  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Flooding Outlooks

   Rivers Rising Near St. Louis........

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers will be rising closer to the weekend, and minor flooding is possible around Hardin, Illinois.  No real impact is expected from this rise in the Rivers, but there are predictions that more significant flooding could be coming this spring.  The Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri is not expected to be on the rise this weekend........

 

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

 

 

An Amazing Piece of History....

Kelly McCoy, who hails out of Two Branch Marina, sent us the following.......

 

AN Amazing Piece of History

That was the end of an era when small boats and sea planes were built out of wood. That craft is fast fading.

Only 1,000 built, only 1 remains operational. The most heavily armed boat pound-for-pound every operated by the U.S. Navy. A fifteen year project by men in their 70s!


http://videos2view.net/PT658.htm

 

RiverBill says.... Thanks Kelly

WANTED .......

 

 

Harbor and/or Yard with the facilities and equipment
to haul out and block 5 or more boats.
Boats Will be coming from PYC. The closer the better.
Must be willing to let us do our own bottom work.
Obviously electricity is needed. Anyone needing
to increase their cash flow that can accommodate
all above requirements please call 618-920-1608 
 

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

    Upgrades Coming To The Amphitheater........

 

Prior to the state of the season at Alton's Riverfront Park Amphitheater, improvements will be made in order to allow more ticketed events to be held there.  The temporary fencing will be removed, and permanent fencing will be erected in it's place.  The idea is to channel foot traffic from the pedestrian bridge to the east side ticket booth.  Funding for the fence will come from a $10,000 PEP Grant from Madison County........

 

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

 

 

 

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat

 

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. New owners

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

StreetBeat Update

     Appearing at a Harbor Near You ......

 

 

Hey Bill,

John Biondo at Sharky’s just booked the band for 5 dates this spring and summer:

   April 8th
   May 6th
   July 1st
   July 30th
   August 19th

 

We have the Big Kahuna on:
   July 23rd
   August 13th
   Sept 4th

We have Sundowners on:
   June 4th
   July 2nd

This is because of our advertising on River Bills!  Keep up the good work!
 

J. Peter Zimmer
Chief Piano Pounder & Adult Supervision
StreetBeat

 

 

RiverBill says......    You guys are on your way  to becoming one of the top RiverBands of 2011 !    It's because you guys ROCK.

River Education

    River Issues Studied At NGRREC........

 

Wednesday. over sixty high school students will be having classes at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in order to learn more about River-related issues.  Using the knowledge gained through coordinating curriculum lessons at their schools, the students will work on solving ecological problems.  THe students will then present their findings to other students for discussion........

 

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

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

 

 


Grafton Harbor

War of the Wings
Saturday April 2....6:30
Sign-up to be a Judge Anytime Before 6:30 on Saturday.
Drawing for Judges will be at 6:30.
...Have a Wonderful Day!
Grafton Harbor
618-786-7678

 

Port Charles Harbor
‎A little friend of PCH! Please like this cause!
"Gotta Have Faith" Benefit April 29th 2011
The Family,the Doctors and Nurses have witnessed Miracles. More than once the doctors have said that there was not a medical explanation for the remarkable way Faith has bounced back from these traumatic challenges. She currently is being weaned from the ...sedatives and the ventilator and is doing remarkably. She still has a long hard road ahead of her but everyone is optimistic that she is on the road to recovery! During these past three months and Kelly (dad) and Kristin (mom) have been staying at the hospital, diligently at her side. They are so grateful to their family and church for the help they have gotten with the boys at home.
 

 

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:
 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

Missouri River Shipping

    Shipping Season Beginning Early........

 

Although the official start to the shipping season does not occur until April 1, when the U.S. Coast Guard places navigational buoys on the River, AGRIServices will be starting their shipping season Wednesday.  The first barge shipment of the year will be an eight barge tow loaded with fertilizer.  The tow will depart form St. Louis, Missouri and arrive in Brunswick, Missouri.  AGRIServices has stated that they intend to increase their shipping efforts, and should have the work to stay busy through mid-December........

 

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

 

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

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


Mississippi River At Caruthersville, Missouri

    Caruthersville Getting New Flood Gates........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready to replace the antiquated flood gates at Caruthersville, Missouri, with more modern varients.  In use since 1932, the flood gate system at Caruthersville uses timbers slid into a metal frame, and then packs them with plastic sheathing and sand bags.  The new system will start with the installation of concrete hinge and lock columns which will then be ready to receive swinging steel gates........

 

        Click here to read this news report from kait8.com.  With Photo and Video.    

   

 

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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

Lake of the Ozarks

    Lake Level to Drop.......

 

Operators at Bagnell Dam  are predicting a three foot drop in the lake level at Lake of the Ozarks in the next week.  The level is predicted to be 654.0 by March 28.

 

The lake level was down six inches yesterday.

 

Click here to go to LakeExpo.com and read this news report
  

   

 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

US Coast Guard Pic

Vessel Banshee is moved out of harbor


CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- Vessel owner Thomas Adam's grandson, Joe Smith, surveys the damage of his grandfather's boat, Banshee, after it was moved from the Crescent City Inner Boat Basin Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Crescent City Tsunami Response Unified Command is working closely with vessel owners and harbor personnel to clean up the harbor.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young
 

 

It's Tuesday

 

 

 

22 March 2011

 

 

   

Over 4 Million Visitors have cruised these e-waters

 

 

PICTURE OF THE DAY

 

More Pics From Sharky's Opening

Tim, Lorie and Dutch

 

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day .... were sent to us by Steve and Lorie Miller of the boat .... Round 2  

 

 

Hi Bill,

My pictures were taken at Sharky's opening night on St. Patty's Day. Tim and Dutch were both pleased with the nice turnout of people. Rail played, so of course, a good time was had by all.

Steve and Lorie Miller – Round 2

 

 

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 Day 2005........ was of the Grafton Ferry heading from the Illinois River towards the chute to the Mississippi River and the ferry landing on the far bank.  RiverBill snapped this picture from the Bluffs above Grafton .

  

http://www.xtremelytropical.com/

 

 

Featured Classifieds

 

 

 

For Sale....  1993  23' Celebrity Bowrider

 

Description

 

1993 Celebrity bowrider. 350 Merc I.O. Includes custom tandem trailer pictured.
Has about 300 hours on it but it needs a starter motor.

Interior is OK--a few little tears, mostly just needs a good cleaning & a little TLC. Overall... a nice, good riding boat.

$6900.

Email boater20@hotmail.com or call (314) 799-0900


 

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

 

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                                                            PRICE REDUCED

 

 

            

      1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer Cruiser         1985/2006 Bayliner 3250 Express Cruiser

New Price 03-09-11                                               

 

 

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 ......

 

No new Navigation Notices
 

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

 Water Patrol Division of Missouri Highway Patrol

     

Mississippi River

Pemiscot County, Mo

 

FATALITY BOATING ACCIDENT -

BOTH OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT STOOD UP CAUSING THE BOAT TO CAPSIZE. DECEASED WAS PULLED FROM THE WATER NEXT TO THE BOAT BY PEMISCOTT CO SHERIFF'S OFFICES. PASSENGER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE BY PEMISCOT COUNTY CORONER JIM BRUMMEL AT 2200. BOATING FATALITY #5 FOR 2011. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED

 

Boat Description.... 1973 MONARCH JON BOAT 14'

 

Injury Type .... Fatal ... BROOKS, EDSEL D,  MALE, 80...  CARUTHERSVILLE, MO

 

Click here to go this Incident report on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

 

Click here to check out the Missouri State Highway Patrol website

 

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  and buy your River T-shirt on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

Public Notices Open For Comment

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

 

  1. P-2786: ADM Grain proposes to install two work barges along their bankline to facilitate grain loading and promote safer working conditions for employees. The relocation of a mooring dolphin is also proposed. The activity site is located at ADM's existing facility in St. Louis County, Missouri, along the right descending bank of the Mississippi River at approximate river mile 184. The public notice comment period opens on March 15, 2011 and closes on April 5, 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.

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

River Destinations......

   Alton Amphitheater Upcoming Season

 

Tuesday at 4:30, the Alton Amphitheater Commission will meet to hash out beer vending and concert promotions at the amphitheater. 

 

Last year's free concert series was believed to be a success, and Alton officials intend to bring it back this year.  At this time, event scheduling has not been set.  Acts that participated in last year's free Thursday concert series included Head East, Jake's Leg and Think Floyd........

 

The amphitheater is only a short distance from the Alton Marina.

 

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

 

 

Certified Six Pac Captain(s) Sought.....

The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles (www.lewisandclark.net ) is a local non-profit organization that has gained national recognition for its historic reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the bicentennial of 2003-2004. Its volunteers remain active as historic reenactors, educating children and families throughout the country, as well as telling the story of westward expansion at the Lewis and Clark Museum and Boathouse near Frontier Park in St. Charles. This non-profit organization owns full size replicas of the keelboat as well as the two pirogues used in the Expedition. They are in the process of gaining the necessary approvals to bring visitors out on the boats as a fund-raising effort for the group’s activities and are currently seeking a captain certified as an OPERATOR OF UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS (A.K.A. SIX PAC). This would preferably be a volunteer position for someone who loves the river and has an interest in sharing American History.

 

 If interested, please call Gary Ulrich, 314-537-2082, or email gru1039@aol.com .
 

 

Click here to go to... superbrightleds.com

 

  Mississippi River Near Quincy, Illinois

     Fishing Tourney Honors Veterans........

 

This summer, on June 4th and 5th, the Mississippi River at Quincy, Illinois will play host to the inaugural Fishing for Freedom bass tournament for armed forces veterans.  The tourney and travel expenses for veterans will be taken care of, including awards and prizes, entertainment, lodging and meals.  Wounded Warriors have already been signed up, and are coming from as far away as the Dakotas, Montana and even California........

 

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

 

  Mississippi River Near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

     Fischer Men Fishing In River Save Suicidal Woman........

 

Friday afternoon, a woman leapt from the Interstate 55 bridge near Cape Girardeau, Missouri into the Diversion Channel.  Because of the high waters, she only dropped 14 feet.  Luckily, Richard Fischer, his father, Bob, and Bob's grandson Nathan, were bowfishing for bighead carp when the woman jumped.  Eventually, the Fischer's were able to talk the woman into letting them rescue her........

 

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

Get Your Company Logo on the Alton Water Ski Club's Ski Jump and Boat

 

Become A Sponsor of the Alton Water Ski and Wakeboard Club River Road Renegades Show Team  ..... Join the Team....Click here for more information

 

 Wanted.....

 

Wanted.....  30 foot or longer steel hull junked houseboat with good hull.

 

Call MIke at ....(314) 565-4230

e-mail ........... mikeydontheriver@aol.com

 

Knight's I-70

Boat & RV Storage

 

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

  • 24/7 access with key pad

  • Asphalt paved, no gravel

  • Not in the flood plain

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

  • Water available for pressure washing

  • Free month with 12 month contract

  • Rates from $30/month

(314) 456- 1386

175 Iffrig Rd, St. Peters, Mo  63376

 Click here to go to website

Click here for map from MapQuest

 

River Restaurants

   Who's Open... Who's Closed........

Cedar Hill Resort............. New owners

Big Kahuna..................... Open 7 days a week

Kinder's Restaurant......... Open Sat & Sun's

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

Longshot Saloon............. Opening April 9th

Palisades Yacht Club...... Open

Sharky's......................... Open Wed – Thu  at 4PM, Fri – Sat - Sun open at 11AM

Sundowners..................  Opening Day April 8

 

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
Herculaneum, MO 03/05/2011 Herculaneum Fire Department 151 Riverview Plaza, Herculaneum, MO 63048 - (636)475-3080 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ST. Louis, MO 03/12/2011 Cliff Cave Library 5430 Telegraph Rd, ST. Louis, MO 63129 - (314)994-3300 9:00 - 15:30

 


Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website for more infomation

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

 

 


Port Charles Harbor

‎Because We Love All Of Our Current Friends,
Tomorrow 03-22-2011, We Will Give Away A Few
Random PCH Gift Cards.........Check Back Tomorrow!

ps...please send friends
 

 

Sharky's
OPEN Wednesday and Thursday at 4 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM
 

 

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:
 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

Mad Mariner Daily Boating Magazine Gear Test........

    The Flitz Buff Ball

 

The folks at the Mad Mariner Magazine ran a gear test on the of the polishing power of the "Flitz Buff Ball."

 

Click here and check out their test results......

 

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

 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills

 

Click here and check out last weekend's edition of RiverBills.com

Mississippi River Ports

    Construction At Tennessee Port Could Start Soon........

 

With last week's approval of a $13 million grant for the construction of a deep water port in northwestern Tennessee, construction is likely to begin within a few weeks.  Construction is expected to take about 18 months.  Already, four industrial prospects have voiced their interest in the port.  Earlier in the month, there were concerns that recent budget cuts made by Congress would affect the Department of Transportation program that was the origin of the grant........

 

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

 

 


Website   http://www.americanboat.net

 


April 7, 2011

    St. Louis Sail & Power Squadron Piloting Course........

 

 

Piloting Course
Presented by the St. Louis Sail & Power Squadron
 

Piloting Class starts - April 7, 2011 (Thursday)  7:00 to 9:00 PM
Lawson Elementary School
1830 Charbonier Rd.   Florissant, MO 63031
 

Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces how to find your way even if your GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.
 

For additional information or to enroll contact:
Bill Morris at 314-956-4488 or e-mail him..... bmorris314@gmail.
 

Click here to go to the St. Louis Sail and Power Squadron website

River Levels & Water Temp

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

 

River Levels for Pool 26..............  http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-Ill.html

Saverton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

 

Add current river level information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

 

River Networking

 

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

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

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

The Big Kahuna. ................................  Click here 

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

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

Chuters .............................................. 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

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

North Shore Marina ............................. 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  .

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

    Up-Coming Events.......

 

Wetlands for Kids
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

All Ages) Learn about wetlands and the critters that call them home at Wetlands for Kids. Kids will see live birds of prey, create wetland artwork, explore a beaver lodge, practice their air rifle and archery skills, view live snakes and turtles or watch retriever dogs in action. Visit more than 15 stations to learn about nature through hands-on adventures such as fly-tying, a scavenger hunt or the Duck Wing Maze. Sample fried fish from Missouri’s big rivers, or purchase food and beverages from the on-site concessionaire. Each child who registers will receive a free Ducks Unlimited Greenwing membership, which includes a one-year subscription to the Puddler magazine. (No Reservations Necessary.For information call 636-441-4554.)

http://mdc.mo.gov/fishing

 

 

 

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area-Lake 1
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Introduction to Fly Fishing will teach young anglers how a fly rod functions and how to properly cast a fly rod. In addition, anglers will learn about various trout baits and how to successfully present those baits. Anglers who wish to KEEP the trout they catch must purchase and present a valid trout permit at the beginning of the program. Any angler, regardless of age, must possess a trout permit if they wish to KEEP their trout. Anglers who wish to practice catch and release trout fishing will not need a trout permit. Trout permits are $7 and can be purchased at any MDC Nature Center or local sporting goods store. Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 15. Fishing equipment, volunteers and bait/lures provided. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Programs begin promptly at the specified times, no late arrivals. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to program start time to check in. For reservation, please call (636) 441-4554 by March 25, 2011. For more information on GO FISH! please visit www.mdc.mo.gov/13100

Reservations are required by March 25, 2011

http://mdc.mo.gov/fishing
 

Boat Manufacturer

    Dealer Cost Website Sued By J&D Acquisitions........

 

Last week, parent company of Larsen, Seaswirl, FinCraft and Triumph, J&D Acquisitions, announced that they have filed suit against the new website, SeeDealerCost.com.  The suit claims that the use of contractual and proprietary pricing information causes damage to J&D Acquisitions' brands and dealers.  Chairman and CEO of J&D Acquisitions, Irwin Jacobs, stated that the company is investigating how the website acquired proprietary information.........

 

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

 

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 blog to read more    http://parrentfive.blogspot.com/
 

 Click here for Little John's 2011 race schedule

US Coast Guard Pic

Crescent City Tsunami Response lifts sunken vessel


CRESCENT CITY, Calif. -- Safety officers observe the lifting operations of the vessel, Hard Rock, in the Crescent City Inner Boat Basin Monday, March 21, 2011. The Crescent City Tsunami Response contracted divers use inflatable float bags to lift sunken vessels to the surface in preparation for salvage.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young
 

 

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