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 30 January 2015

 

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New Life For An Old Boat

 

 

 

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Stephen McFarland who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis....

Hey Bill,

After sitting on stands for a few years, John and the crew at Bloch Marine did a great job breathing new life into this little beauty. Yesterday we set her back in the water as she counts down the days to hopefully an early spring on the river.

Happy boating!

Stephen M.
Hailing out of Yacht Club of St Louis

 

 

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A RiverBills' Sticker Sighting.... was sent to us by Leslie Drainer

 

 

Hi Bill

My brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Kathy McGhee, wanted me to take some pictures with the sticker when I went on my cruise.  They hail out of Grafton Harbor, C Dock.....

 

PS: Terry's nickname on the river is .... Iceman


Leslie Drainer

 

 

 

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Yesterday's Picture of the Day Update.... was sent to us by Linda Munsell of the sailing ship..... Mardi Gras

 

Hi Bill

Linda has made a new blog entry and we will be doing another tomorrow. Thanks for putting Linda's picture on your website.

 

Did you notice the river Bill sticker on the outboard?

 

There is a lot going on in that picture. We were looking to get out of a stormy anchorage and checked with the nearest marina who told us we could come in. He didn't know what he was talking about!!! Had I looked closer at Active Captain data I would have seen max depth for the inlet was 5 feet at high tide. Wind and waves were behind us as we came into the narrow passage and we couldn't turn around after we started in so we churned our way in. Plenty of water after getting in. We waited out the storm for three days and then went out at high tide. As Linda said, our Canadian friends with their Mc Gregor 26 gave us a couple wakes to break us loose to float into high water so we could call off Tow Boat US. Whew, what a close call.

 

Headed to Key West tomorrow.

 

Jerry and Kak flew home today.

 

Barry

Mardi Gras

 

RiverBill says.... Make sure to scroll down and read Sailing on the Mardi Gras latest blog

 

 

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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2014.....  was sent to us by Sherri Stanczak who hails out of Lake Center marina in the boat..... Belly Dancer


 

Sherri sent us a picture taken by her husband, Mike, from his powered parachute this past summer.


 

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MILE 185.5 - L/D 27 CLOSURES - UPDATE
01/31/15, 0600-1800 Lock 27 main lock closure, installation of support channels, usings divers, for the cell armor plating. Navigation will also be closed on the following shceduled dates for maintenance and repair: Commencing 01/29/15 and continuing until 2/16/15, from 0600 a.m. until 0600 p.m., each day. Commencing 2/14/15 and continuing until 02/16/15, from 0600 a.m. until 0600 p.m., each day. A helper boat is being provided during the construction period for north bound approaches to the main lock, in order to protect the areas of construction. L/D 27 (Auxillary Chamber) will remain closed until 3/21/15, for repairs. Navigation interests should be alert, special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.

 

MILE 190.8 - BRIDGE DEMOLITION
I-270 Canal Bridge: explosive demolition of the old I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge is scheduled for 2/3/2105 (upstream structure). The structure will be dropped and then removed from the waterway within 24-hours, during which time the waterway will be blocked to marine traffic.

 

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MILE 184.7 - MILE 168.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION

In accordance with the Illinois Waterway WAP Annex, navigation has been restricted to one-way traffic through Peoria Lake, between Miles 184.7 and 168.0. This action will help maintain the current ice trail and to prevent sheet ice from breaking off the bank. Sheet ice and heavy ice gorges can be expected throughout Peoria Lake and channels may be blocked by ice in some locations. Mariners should be aware that buoys may be unreliable due to icing conditions. Ice flows render reflective material ineffective and may drag buoys off station and sever buoys from their moorings.

 

Missouri River

MILE 44.0 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Superstructure erection is intermittently ongoing. At times work in the main channel may require temporarily blocking the river for up to 8-hours, during those periods the alternate channel will be available for use. Mariners may contact M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16, for more information.

 

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    Commissioning Of Consultants For Riverfront Stadium Approved........

 

On Thursday, the public board that owns and constructed the Edward Jones Dome unanimously approved the hiring of consultants for the development of a 64,000 seat, open air stadium along the north riverfront downtown.

 

Chairman of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, Jim Shrewsbury, says that this vote was quite significant, as stadium planners have for the most part volunteered their time.  He added that there is now a public body authorized to begin the process of building a new stadium downtown.

 

Shrewsbury cautioned that these are very preliminary steps, and there would be much to do before breaking ground on the project.  This vote did give Governor Jay Nixon's two man team more ammunition for the fight to keep the Rams in St. Louis........

 

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

 

 

 

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01-20-15 Bridge Demolition....  Downstream structure

 

February 3, 2015

    Chain of Rocks Canal.....Mississippi River

    Bridge Demolition

 

Mississippi River

MILE 190.8 - BRIDGE DEMOLITION

I-270 Canal Bridge: explosive demolition of the old I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge is scheduled for 2/3/2105 (upstream structure). The structure will be dropped and then removed from the waterway within 24-hours, during which time the waterway will be blocked to marine traffic. 

 

Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers

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636-250-3446
Marine Forklift Operator


Woodland Marina is seeking an experienced marine forklift operator. The position is full time. Summer season requires being on the job Saturday, Sunday and some holidays.

Operator is responsible for transporting boats from rack storage to our launch area and vice versa.

Any marina working experience with skills relating to boat yard and harbor maintenance helpful. Good customer service skills are essential.

Please call the office to schedule an interview at 636-250-3446.

All employees are required to pass a background check and drug testing.

Benefits:
Vacation and personal days – after 1 year service-- 5 days

 

  Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

    Arch Grounds Project Reaches Major Milestone........

 

This week, the Gateway Arch Grounds renovation project reached a major milestone.  On Friday, the southern portion of the newly renovated Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard will be reopened, from the Grand Staircase south to Chouteau.  Leonor K. Sullivan from the Grand Staircase north to Biddle Street will close for renovation.

 

The most noticeable improvement made to the completed section of the boulevard is that it has been raised 2.5 feet in order to reduce flooding.  Also, the concrete wall facing the Mississippi River is fluted, and much higher than the old one.

 

According to CityArchRiver Foundation Executive Director Maggie Hales, the next big part of the project is the renovation of the museum beneath the Arch.  Bids on the renovation project are due Friday.  It is expected to be open in 2017........

 

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   Ken O'Neil Memorial Celebration
 

Ken O’Neil , Long time River Rat and friend to many past away last Saturday unexpectedly . He will be missed greatly !

 

There is a memorial celebration in his honor this Saturday at 1:00PM at the Boathouse for all who knew and loved him . .

 

Thanks,

Dave Vankirk

 

 

RiverBill says....

Our prayers and condolences go out to Ken's family........

 

  US Coast Guard

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Chicago woman pleads guilty for making hoax distress call in 2013

CHICAGO – A Chicago woman pled guilty to making a false distress call nearly two years ago which led to several agencies launching a dangerous search and rescue operation in Lake Michigan off of Rogers Park Beach, the U.S. Attorney and Coast Guard announced, Thursday.

Leona Chewning, 24, was charged earlier this month with one count of communicating a false distress message to the Coast Guard.

In pleading guilty, Chewing admitted that she knowingly and willfully communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard and caused the Coast Guard to attempt to save lives and property when no help was needed, a violation of Title 14, United States Code, Section 88c. She pled guilty today at her arraignment before U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle in Federal Court in Chicago.

Today’s announced guilty plea was made by Zachary Fardon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and Capt. Nicholas Bartolotta, chief of response for the Ninth Coast Guard District.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2013, Chewning called Chicago 911 from Rogers Park Beach stating a person was in distress in the icy water just off a seawall. An ice rescue team from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor responded by land.

A Coast Guard air crew also launched aboard a Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan. Members of the Chicago Police and Fire departments also responded with personnel and assets.

Chicago Fire Department divers entered the water near the location where Chewning claimed a person fell in, but did not locate anyone. Chewning admitted that at the time she made the call, she knew her report was false. The case was subsequently turned over to the Coast Guard Investigative Services and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“False distress calls like this one tie up valuable assets and put our crews at risk since we take every distress call seriously,” said Bartolotta. “They impede the ability of first responders like the Coast Guard and our partners to respond to real distress where lives may be on the line. We want to make sure people know the dangers and consequences of knowingly making a hoax call.”

“Hoax calls are costly and risky for the responding agencies and the personnel who put their lives on the line to save others," said Fardon. "The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Coast Guard will prosecute those who needlessly make false rescue reports and hold them accountable for their crime.”

Coast Guard response helicopters and boats can cost more than $10,000 and $4,000 per hour respectively to conduct search and rescue operations.

Intentionally deceiving the Coast Guard is a federal felony with a maximum penalty of six years in prison, a $250,000 fine and reimbursement to the Coast Guard for the cost of performing the search. This search cost the Coast Guard $13,613.

Chewning is free on her own recognizance while awaiting sentencing on April 22.

Her plea agreement anticipates an advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines range of 4 to 10 months incarceration, and the court must impose a reasonable sentence.

 

Reprinted from US Coast Guard.... click here

 

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     Work crews top out Kentucky Lock's first concrete monolith

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District placed concrete to top-out the first massive concrete monolith for the Kentucky Lock Addition project this past week. This milestone is a significant step towards completion of the new 1,200-foot-long navigation lock at Kentucky Dam.

"This is a monumental accomplishment that is a testimony to the exceptional work of the Kentucky Lock team," said Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Nashville District commander. "The Corps, along with our partners the Tennessee Valley Authority and our contractor, Thalle Construction Company, have been working very well together to overcome the many challenges that face a project of this magnitude to make this day possible. Placing concrete in the recent cold weather is an example of one of these challenges."

The monolith that was completed this past week is the first of 61 monoliths that will comprise the two walls of the new lock. Under the current construction contract, Thalle will construct the first nine monoliths. They are approximately 80 percent complete with a completion time scheduled for the spring of 2016. Under Thalle's contract they will place about 130,000 cubic yards of concrete. Another 850,000 cubic yards of concrete placement is required in future contracts to complete the planned lock.

The Corps is constructing a new navigation lock at Kentucky Dam to reduce the significant bottleneck that the 600-foot-long current lock causes on this important waterway. Because of high Tennessee River traffic levels and the current lock's size, the average delay times for commercial tows going through Kentucky Lock average from seven to over nine hours - near the highest in the country.

"The new lock will eliminate these delays and result in a much more efficient river transportation system," said Don Getty, project manager.

Getty said that progress on Kentucky Lock project has been slowed since construction began in 1998 because 50 percent of Kentucky Lock's funds are from a special federal fund, the Inland Waterways Trust Fund - and insufficient funds in the IWTF have been the main bottleneck in funding to date.

Two watershed events transpired in the last year that should significantly reduce or eliminate this financial bottleneck. In June 2014 the Water Resources Reform and Development Act was enacted, which permanently reduced the Olmsted Lock and Dam project IWTF cost share from 50 to 15 percent. And last month an Act was signed by the president that increased the marine diesel fuel fee that funds the IWTF from 20 cents per gallon to 29 cents per gallon - an increase that was widely supported by those that pay it - the marine industry. Because of these two watershed events, the financial future for the Kentucky Lock project is very bright, Getty said.

The total cost for the Kentucky Lock project is $862 million with about $392 million expended to date, or about 45 percent complete. If efficient future funding levels are provided, the earliest expected completion date is 2023. The next construction contract for the project is the Downstream Cofferdam, which could potentially be awarded as early as this summer.
 

Reprinted from Army Corps of Engineers.... click here

 

 

          Arsenal Clock Tower              View from Arsenal Clock Tower

 

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Mississippi River At Rock Island, Illinois

    Corps Offering Clock Tower, Eagle Watching Tours........

 

On Saturday January 31, and February 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River Visitors Center at Locks and Dam No.15 will be offering Clock Tower and eagle watching tours.  The free tours will run from 9:30 am to 2 pm. 

 

The tours are guided by an Army Corps Park Ranger, and last approximately 90 minutes.  The tours begin at the Mississippi River Center, on the western end of Arsenal Island at Locks and Dam No.15.  The tours require walking up 12 flights of stairs, and a portion of the tour is out doors.

 

Visitors can enter the island through either the Rock Island or or Moline gates, and should allow extra time to arrive on time for the tour, as vehicles are subject to search.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by as adult, and photo ID is required for all persons over 16........

 

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before the Show !

 

RiverBills Classifieds......

     List Your Boat From "Now" until "July" 2015 for only $50.00

 

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified Section

Six months on the Classified Page.  

E-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

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We will send you a bill you after the ad is on-line

 

 

February 1st

    Froge's Bar and Grill

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY starts at 4pm all u can eat $5 per person, chili, hot dogs, sloppy Joe's and pork rinds!!! $10 buckets of domestic beers, 5 in a bucket!!!! Reserve tables now it's filling up quick..........
 

Reprinted from Facebook

January 31st

    The BoatHouse

    Dawn Liston's Birthday

 

Saturday.....January 31st.....Dawn Listons' Birthday

Doors open at 11:00 AM

Pat Liston plays from 4:00 to 7:00

 

2015 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

    RiverBills Night.....  Thursday, March 5th

 

RiverBills Night at the 2015 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th. RiverBills has the lounge area on the second floor reserved for that night.  The lounge has windows with a view of most of the show.

 

We will also be sponsoring the shuttle vans that pick people up at various parking lots and deliver them to the America's Center as well as on-line discount tickets for you and a ticket give-away photo contest.

 

Keep your anchor right here for more details. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Click here to go St. Louis boat & Sportshow website

Reprinted from facebook... click to enlarge

February 14 -15, 2015

     Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

     Masters Of The Sky Event Coming Up........

 

The National Great Rivers Museum, in conjunction with the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation will be bringing back the Masters of the Sky program.  The event is presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.

 

The Masters of the Sky program will be held at the the National Great Rivers Museum, located at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam on February 14th and 15th. 

 

Admission for the Masters of the Sky event is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 4 - 12, and kids 3 and under are free.  The event typically draws a crowd, so reservations are recommended........

 

Click here to read more from altondailynews.com.  With Photo and Audio.

 

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Tickets are currently on sale for the annual Masters of the Sky event on February 14th and 15th!
While admission to the museum activities is free of charge, tickets for the Masters of the Sky show are $5 for adults, $3 for children 4-12 years of age, and free for children 3 and under who can sit on a parent or guardian lap. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the National Great Rivers Museum, by calling 618-462-6979, or online at www.mtrf.org

 

 

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Click here  St. Charles Boat & Motor website  

Click here St. Charles boat & Motor Facebook
 

  Mississippi River Near Alton, Illinois

     Eagles, Eagle Watchers Drawn To Alton........

 

Each winter, eagles and eagle watchers flock to the Riverbend region, and Alton, Illinois seems to be the hub of eagle watching activity in the area. 

 

Eagles perch along the limestone bluffs that line the Great River Road, and eagle watchers pull to the curb to watch them.  The birds also hitch a ride down the Mississippi River aboard ice floes, and visitors heading south on Illinois Route 100 pull over, and are right there to observe the eagles.

 

During this time of year, eagles, while abundant, aren't the only birds to watch.  Screech owls, gulls, terns, ducks, geese and birds of virtually every other type are visible along the river........

 

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

 

Missouri Department Of Conservation

     Public Input Sought For Little Dixie Lake CA........

 

Currently, the Missouri Department of Conservation is in the midst of a multi-year effort to update Conservation Area Management Plans, and they are asking for input from the public on how the conservation areas are important to Missourians.

 

A draft plan for the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area will be available for the public review between February 1 to February 28.

 

The Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area covers 733-acres, and offers birding, fishing, hiking, hunting, and other opportunities, in Callaway County, near Kingdom City, Missouri........

 

Click here to read more from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

Click here to look over the draft management plan, and share comments online.

  NEWS from BoatUS
    

Buyer Beware of Ethanol Fuel in North Carolina: 60 Sheetz Stations to Offer E15 in 2015

RALEIGH, NC, January 29, 2015 – The Altoona, Pennsylvania based convenience store chain Sheetz announced on January 21 that it would offer E15 fuel – gas containing up to 15% ethanol – at 60 of their North Carolina locations beginning in early 2015. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) believes that could be a problem for recreational boaters, motorists and many other users of gasoline-powered equipment and vehicles.

There are no marine engines warrantied to run on E15 and according to AAA, most automobile manufacturers say any damage due to the use of this higher ethanol blend fuel will void the warranty.

In the US, nine out of every ten boaters own a trailerable boat that is most often filled up at a roadside gas station – not at a marina gas dock. While any gasoline with greater than 10% ethanol (E10) is prohibited for use with recreational boat engines, it’s a common practice among trailer boaters to fill the tow vehicle first, then simply pull the boat up to the pump and insert the same gas pump nozzle into to boat’s fuel fill. A small, inadequate warning label on the pump pointing to the prohibited uses of E15 may contribute to a situation ripe for misfueling.

“This isn’t just about boats,” said BoatUS Government Affairs Program Manager Nicole Palya-Wood. “If you own an older car, truck, or any small engine such as a lawnmower or leaf blower that uses gas, you will need to be very aware -- and take an extra moment to ensure -- you’re not putting higher ethanol E15 in the tank. At stations that offer multiple fuel selections these corn-based ethanol fuels are often the lowest price, which is an attraction for frugal boaters. Ironically, owners of small, affordable boats could get hit the hardest when the expensive repair bill comes,” added Wood.

BoatUS, which has nearly 20,000 members in North Carolina, will continue to lobby Congress to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – a law which forces these higher blends and less compatible fuels onto the public. For more on the Renewable Fuel Standard go to www.BoatUS.com/gov.

Sheetz operates 437 locations in six states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

 

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

 

Make Your Boat a RiverBills Header Picture

   

Make your boat a RiverBills header picture !  Just send us a shot of your boat, keeping in mind that that the picture needs to be proportioned similar to one above of Marty Haugh's 1967 Lyman.  We will crop it, add your name, the boat name and year.

 

We have a few boats from last year that never got posted....  Look for them soon !

 

Send your pictures to riverbill@prodigy.net

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

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

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

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

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645...  Closed for the season

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

 

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

Big Kahuna.......................  Closed

Boathouse Food & Deck....  Closed                                   

Cedar Hill Resort................ Closed

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Closed

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

Froges Bar & Grill..............  Open all Year

Kinder's Restaurant............  Closed

Longshot Saloon................  Closed

LaRosa Cantina.................. Closed

Palisades Yacht Club.........  Closed Dec 19, reopening in Jan 2015

Sundowners.......................  Closed

 

 Your Eye on the River

 

The Boathouse Food and Deck WebCam

Mississippi River on Dardenne Slough UMR 222.2

RiverBills Two Branch Area WebCam

Mississippi River UMR 231.5

The Webcams above upload a new picture every 6 minutes..

Hit refresh to update to the latest picture

Go to www.RiverWebCams.com for the last 10 pictures from all the above cameras!

Polestar Boating Center

    River Weather Station

 

History for weather station KMOSTCHA4...Polestar Boating Center, St.Charles, MO.. Click here

 

RiverBills Blog Spot !

 

 

 

Mike and Rosie's Swing Set Blog

go

What's In Your Toolbox ?

 

Go to http://swingsetonthehook.blogspot.com/ to read the latest blog

 

David Berg's Blog

 

 

"Great Escape" We are currently "dirt dwellers" but have lived aboard traveling for as long as 7 months at a time.

 

 

 

 

Click here to go to "Bergs on Great Escape Blog" and read the latest blog

 

 

Click here to read Jalsails's latest blog

 

Reprinted from Jalsails's Blog

Sailing on the Mardi Gras Blog

 

Travels to Key West

 

 

My faithful blog follower, little sis Kathy, begged for a new entry....so I'll tear myself away from the sunshine to do a little writing. A lot has happened in the last 10 days or so. We have been marooned in paradise (specifically Bahia Honda State Park--in the Lower Keys) since Saturday the 24th--due to a northerly wind with gusts up to 30mph. The open water was no place to be...just ask sailor cat Pearl. We were enduring a rolly ride up on deck, but poor Pearl was down below howling for me to save her.

 

Click here to continue reading Barry and Linda's latest blog

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

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

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Mississippi River CAMS

 

 

"File Photo" From Lock and Dam 25

Lock and Dam 25....

    US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
   Click here
.......for Live Image of Mississippi River at Winfield, Mo.....
 

 

 

Live Image

US Army Corps of Engineers

Lock and Dam 15....

    US Army Corps of Engineers Camera
    Live Image of Mississippi River at Rock Island, IL ...
Click here

 

 

 

 

 

What`s Going on At The River This Week

And Weekend

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 January 28-30, 2015

     International Marina & Boatyard Conference

    Tampa, Florida

 

IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners, operators, and managers as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. IMBC is where dedicated marine professionals gather to exchange information, talk about the future of the industry, explore new methods and techniques, receive updates on revised standards and established rules, and discover new products. The conference is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
 

 

Click here for more information

 

Saturday, Jan 31

     Mississippi River at the Alton Visitor Center

     Live American Bald Eagle Meet & Greet

See a live American Bald Eagle up close and personal! Ask and learn about their species and habitats.

Saturday, Jan. 24 & 31
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Alton Visitor Center
Alton, IL
(800) 258-6645

 

Click here to go to the All Around Alton website

 

January 31, 2015

    Confluence Tower, Hartford, IL

    Native American Tribute to the Bald Eagle.

 

 

10AM - 2PM

Celebrate the elegance and significance of the American Bald Eagle and its impact on a variety of native cultures during this event at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. Listen to Native American folklore and watch an authentic Eagle Dance performed every hour.
 

Click here for more information

 

Reprinted from Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower website

For More Info on This Weekend's  Upcoming Events ....Click here 

 

Click on Ads 
below for

SPONSOR INFO

Click on their Facebook link too

 

 

 

Toll-Free:

866-249-2135


See class schedule for East Coast, Great Lakes & Midwest locations.
www.wegivethetest.com

 

 

 

If you dream it,

I can build it. 

 

If you break it,

I can fix it

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docks-Dry Storage-Ramp-Repairs-Gas 24/7 Transients welcome

Ramp Passes & Storage

636-946-2073

Click here for Yahoo Map

 

 

CLOSED

until Spring

 

No Wake Inn

Rooms Available Year Round

  Call 314-620-1971 or    

     618- 883- 2356 

 

Click here for website

 

 

100 Bob Michael St.

Naples, IL  62665

217-754-3700

 

www.evandysboatel.com

Open 7 Days a Week

 

A unique dining experience set on the banks of the Illinois River.  Great food, exceptional service, and scenic views.  Visit our website to view our menu and summer band schedule...  Click Here

 

 

Evandy's Boatel Jingle

Click here

 

LED boat lights

 

 

 

 

Website

stcharlesboat.com

 

 

Click here for Map

 

Open

Golden Eagle Ferry

 Mon - Thu.. 5AM- 9PM

 Fri - Sat .... 5AM- 2AM

 Sun .......... 8AM- 9PM

 Holidays ... 8AM- 9PM

On Board Phone

618- 535-5759

Click here for website

 

Winfield Ferry

Closed

 

My River Home website

 

 

Closed Until Spring

 

PROPS

AREN'T JUST FOR

 BOATS

 

Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs


Meisinger Aviation

 Spirit of St. Louis Airport

 636-536-3976
 

Aircraft Sales

Management

Acquisition

e-mail

Kirk.blomgren@mallcstl.com
 

Click here for website

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for map

 

 

Click here

for race schedule

 

Call office at 636-250-7500 for information on dockage, rack storage, winter storage, winterizing and service or repairs.

 

Click here

for 2014 price Schedule

 

E-mail Liberty Harbor.. libertyinstl@yahoo.com

 

6257 Highway V

St. Charles, Mo

Click here for Map

 

 

Club 636-250-4333

Marina 636-250-4321

 

 

 

Click here for website

 

 

 

Buy 4 Ramps

Get 1 Free

 

 Click here for website

 

Click here for Map

 

2014 Price Sheet

Click here

 

 

THREE LOCATIONS
Close to where you are on the river

STORAGE short & long term

4 BOAT LIFTS- up to 60 tons

MOBILE SERVICE

Click here for website

 

Auto Repair

Trailer Repair

Trailer Parts

Trailer Hitchers & Accessories

 

N County

(314) 972- 9700

.

Maryland Heights

(314) 739- 5110

.

Chesterfield

(636) 532- 1532

.

Valley Park

(636) 225- 3621

 

 click here for website

 

 

 

Landmap from Alton IL
Landmap from St.Charles.Mo

 

 

 The Big Kahuna

click here

 

Grafton Harbor Winery

Click here

 

 

UMR 222.2

Marine Gas,

Diesel Fuel,  Ice

 

Docks, Rack Storage

 2 Lifts

Repairs all makes & models

 

636-250-3446

 

Map.. click here

 

Woodland Marina

website click here

 

 

 

Click here for website

 

 

Click here for website

 

Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set ....$499

Boater Owned / Operated

 

River Road Renegades Show Team

Sponsor Info...Click here   

 

 

 

Click here for website and more information

 

 

Mission

Neighbors of the Mississippi is a coalition of people and
organizations which advocate for fair and equitable policies
regarding flood relief on the Upper Mississippi River.
 

 

Click here for Website

 

 
email RiverBill

RiverBill hails out of

Woodland  Marina

UMR 222.2
 

RiverBills

River Website

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Pages

 

Alphabetical Listing

Advertisers

By Service

 

ATTRACTIONS

  Alton Ski Club

  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark

 

BOAT

ACCESSORIES

  Alarm 24

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

  SuperBrightLEDs

  Verlo Mattress

      Factory Stores

 

BOAT

DEALERS

  Lewis Boats

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

FIBERGLASS

  Fiberblass By Lehman

 

CHARTERS

  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark

 

CONSERVATION

  St. Louis River

      Keeper

 

FERRIES

  Golden Eagle Ferry

 

Jet Ski

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

INSURANCE

  Mixon Insurance

      Agency

 

MARINAS

  The Alton Marina

  Duck Club Y.C. St.Louis

  Grafton Harbor

  John's Boat Harbor

  Eagles Landing

  Lake Center Marina

  My River Home

  North Shore Marina

  Palisades Yacht Club

  Polestar Boating Center

  Port Charles Harbor

  Two Rivers Marina

  Woodland Marina

  Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

MARINE

SERVICE

  Bloch Marine

     Service

  Lewis Boats

  Little Johns Marine

     Service

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  Crystal Photography

 

RESTAURANTS

  The Big Kahuna

  Boathouse Food &

      Deck

  Cedar Hill Resort

  Evendy's Boatel

  Kinder's

  Longshot Saloon

  Palisades Yacht Club

 

TOWING

  Bloch Marine

     Service

     Towboat US

  Port Charles Harbor

 

WINERIES

  Grafton Harbor Winery

 

 

 

 

RiverBills Picture Gallery

 

 

Hello,

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

Enjoy,
Crystal Photography

http://crystalphotography.zenfolio.com/p262467192
 

© Crystal Photography

2013 Boat Show Albums

 

 

 Hello,

You are invited to view photographs from my "Riverbills - 2013 St. Louis Boat Show" gallery.

If you would like to order prints,crop to your discretion then click the BUY button while looking at the photo you like to purchase.

Enjoy,
Crystal Photography
http://crystalphotography.zenfolio.com/p702274398

 

 

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RiverBills Photo Gallery.....

2013 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow
Photos by Mary Tiemann
2/10/2013

 

 

 

 Click here and check out the RiverBills Photo Gallery

 

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

 

Boat Show Pictures from

Thursday Night !

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

 

STL Boat & Sports Show Pics

 

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

Click here and check it out !

 

 

 Boat Show Picture Video !

Click here to check out video

 

 

Hi Bill,

Added some more pictures from the Boat Show and video of the RiverBills Night to the www.riverwebcams.com website.

We will be getting more over the weekend.
Darryll Weil

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com

 

Click here to go to Crystal Photography's Boat Show Pictures !

Setting up for the

St. Louis Boat and Sport Show

is on YouTube

 

click on pic to view Video on YouTube

 

The Video of the Day... was sent to us by Captain Darryll Weil who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat............  "After You."
 

 

Bill,


Starting to fine tune the video project to make it easier to edit. Combined Monday and Tuesday and added titles before and after the time lapse. It is on my YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/79hmj5cxDEI

Right at a minute in length right now and a little better quality. Also put it on the www.riverwebcams.com

 

Live pictures will go up on riverwebcams Thursday morning.

Enjoy, Darryll

 

CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819
RiverWebCams.com
 

Slideshow from Eagle Watch Party

 

A collection of Pictures  from Sunday's Eagle Watch Party at Palisades Yacht Club... by Capt'n Daryyll Weil who hails out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat..... After You.

 

 

Click here and check out Darryll's slide show of pictures from the Eagle Watch Party.

More pictures added recently

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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