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Over 6.73 Million Boater Visits

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Dock Hop

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Pictures of the Day ..... were sent to us byDebbie Chambers who hails out of the Two Branch Area of the Mississippi River in the boat....  Ship of Fools.


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Pictures of the Day ..... were sent to us by Capt'n Mark Newlin who hails out of Portage Des Sioux, Mo


Heya Bill,

Took a couple of my fellow Portage neighbors out on river Wednesday. It was perfect day, hardy any wind and not much boat traffic. And yes I made the gal in the front of my boat take her turn paddling.




It is a Cheer on the Cards & Ticket to the Beatles Weekend


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Yesteryear's Picture of the Day in 2012 ----     was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppie's Marina in Kimmswick, Mo.

Hi Bill,

The Meramec River looked so pretty this morning with the fog over the water.

See you on the river!

Claudia Burris
Hoppies Marina

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Boat Sales

   September Saw Brokerage Sales Decrease........


During the month of September, brokerage sales fell 7% to 2,414 vessels as compared to September 2013.  Despite this, the average sales prices remained stable, or even improved, except in the superyacht market.  The combined prices for all vessels sold during September 2014 was $221 million, a decrease of 5% from $232 million sold during September 2013.  Average prices for boats sold during September 2014 increased from $81,000 to $90,000........


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Missouri River Near Columbia, Missouri

    Race To The Dome Held Saturday........


On Saturday, dozens of paddlers turned out to the Missouri River for the Race to the Dome.  Several racers floated more than 26 miles from Columbia to Jefferson City.  The charity event was sponsored by Missouri American Water, with the proceeds going to Missouri River Relief.  Missouri River Relief works to connect the public to the Missouri River via education and hands-on river clean-ups........


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Mississippi River Near Canton, Missouri

    Search For Missing Man Spotlights Voluntary Emergency Corps........


A few days ago, a man fell from the barge he was working aboard into the Mississippi River near Canton, Missouri.  Crews have been searching the river ever since for the man's body.  A group known as the Quincy Volunteer Emergency Corps is assisting with the search.  The Quincy Volunteer Emergency Corps relies upon donations to remain afloat.  It costs about $2,000 per day  for the QVEC operate........


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Mississippi River Near Lynxville, Wisconsin

    Search On For Fisherman Missing On Mississippi River.......


Since about 12:45 Saturday afternoon, responders have been searching for a missing fisherman on the Mississippi River near Lock and Dam No.9.  Crawford County, Wisconsin Sherriff's Deputies say that two men were fishing too close to the dam in a restricted area........


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Navigation Channel Condition Status Report ....10-09-14


    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition





Dredge Potter - - On Stand-By, estimated dredging start date 10 Oct

Mississippi River

Due to high water, the L/D 27 Chain of Rocks (Auxiliary Chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 185.5, is closed. The main chamber is available for use. Mariners should be alert for and abide by any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.


Illinois River

A nun buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel in the vicinity of Mile 22.0.

Continuing until further notice, the Dredge GOETZ is operating in the vicinity 75.8, LDB. Mariners are requested to contact the Dredge GOETZ 30- minutes prior to transiting the area, via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 82, for passing instructions..


Missouri River

Daniel Boone Companion Bridge; Cofferdam installation is ongoing on both sides of the navigation channel, minimum horizontal clearance between cofferdams is 400 feet. At times the floating workplant may be temporarily moored in the channel and will move on 30-minute advance notice by contacting the M/V GABRIEL J via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.


Click here to go to the US Army Corps of Engineers website for additional information on the navigation channel conditions.



Best View of the Bluffs on the River !

Thursday: $2 Wells       Friday: $1.00 Cans
Saturday: $10.00 Domestic Buckets         Sunday/Funday: 2.00 Imports



 Thursday thru Sunday opening at 2pm.

10/17/14 Music by Tim Mauldin
10/18/14 PYC Chili Cook Off Music By Beat Street Band
10/24/14 Music by Richardson
11/8/14 PYC Pig Roast Music by Steven Kyle!!!!


Great boating family, bar & grill, pool and the best view on the Mississippi River!


Phone...636 899-1093       For boat slips 314 706-2313


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 Sad News

   Mark Richardson a.k.a. Cookie

Sad news to Report


Mark Richardson, a.k.a. Cookie, passed away on Friday, October 03, 2014


Internment with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, October 17th at 1:30 P.M.


Celebration of life immediately following at My River Home Harbor in Portage Des Sioux. Thanks for helping us get the word out. Please let us know if you need anymore info. We will have the obituary in Sunday's Post-Dispatch.



Julie and Katie Richardson


 Sad News

   Dave Clark's Mother

Dave Clark's mother, Isabel Clark, passed away today 10/08/2014.

Dave boats out of Port Charles in the Full Moon.

Visitation ....Sunday Oct. 12 from 5p - 8p
Funeral....... Monday Oct. 13 at 10a
John Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home,  South County Chapel
4839 Lemay Ferry Rd.

St. Louis, Mo


Obituary...  click here

From K.Lynn & Brad Cohea

Boating News

    Manufacturers Of Paint With Banned Chemical Plead Guilty........


Recently, four men pled guilty to manufacturing and selling boat paint containing a banned chemical known to be harmful to marine wildlife.  The men worked for two companies that kept selling paint made with a banned chemical, even after agreeing to phase out the banned chemical in December 1, 2005.  Reportedly, New Nautical Coatings continued to sell the paint to Sea Hawk Refinish line, who then lied to officials about when the paint was sold........


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Help Wanted

    Complete Truck, Car & RV Repair Open House

    November 01, 2014


Looking for girls to serve drinks and help my open house look good.



Kimberly Barks, Manager

   Complete Truck, Car & RV Repair
   3309 New Town Blvd
   Saint Charles, MO 63301




Woodland Marina.....   website click here here   


 Missouri River Near Bismarck, North Dakota

    Saltwater Spills Into Missouri River Tributary........


An estimated 42,000 gallons of saltwater spilled into a tributary of the Missouri River reservoir, Lake Sakakawea.  The spill was reported Wednesday by Houston-based Oasis Petroleum, Inc.  The saltwater is an undesired byproduct of oil production.  This saltwater can be considerably more salty than seawater.  The spill was reportedly caused by a corroded pipe near the well site.  A portion of the wastewater was cleaned up on site, however, some of it made it to a creek that is a tributary of Lake Sakakawea........


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  October 18, 2014

     Trivia Night


River Bill,


Hi! It is fitting that the river town of St Charles high school's mascot is the pirates.

I am here to provide an opportunity for the boaters to join the girls high school basketball fundraiser trivia night. Make it an even more special event for these girls by coming as Pirates to play at a table for an evening of Trivia..


TIA, 1st Mate Susan Bullington

 "Whoz Yer Daddy".






Found a white Sunpad or seat top floating in the slough in front of Palisades about 3 weeks ago. It's 2'X 8' in size and has snaps.  


Jim Ratley


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Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Boathouse Food and Deck
    Safe Halloween Party

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The Longshot Saloon

     LaRosa Tiki Bar Closed this Weekend




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October 11, 2014
    Duck Club Yacht Club

    Hog Roast

October 11, 2014 D-Dock Deck
Check in begins at 2:00 PM
Food begins at 3:00 PM
Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Smoked Sausage and all the trimmings. $15.00 Adults $7.50 Kids under 14
Music by Cowboy-Chris Wapelhorst


Reprinted from Facebook



    October 11, 2014
    Lake Center Marina
    4th Annual Chili Cook Off

4th annual chili cook off is on October 11th. Down with Gravity will be on the stage from 6 to 10. We will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers starting at 430. Chili must be turned in by 5 for judging. Limited to first 12 chili entries. Bring a dish and a smile. It's the last party of the season! We will have the fire pit going as well. See you there!



With the ever changing forecast and the Cardinals game on Saturday night. We have decided to cancel the Chili cook off. We hope you all find somewhere warm and dry to watch the game. Go Cards!

Reprinted from Facebook


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  American Queen

     Upper Mississippi Cruises Stopping in St. Louis


Watch for the American Queen passing through the St. Louis area this weekend.  It is traveling from Minneapolis/St. Paul  to  St. Louis (Alton, IL)
Oct. 3, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014

To check for latest schedule and changes... Click here


Mississippi State Highway Patrol

    Recent Donation In Troop D Promotes Safety On Missouri's Waterways....


Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the recent donation of 200 life jackets to the marine operations troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D. The Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit based organization in Branson, Missouri, in conjunction with the State Park Marina, donated the life jackets to enhance water safety on Missouri's lakes and rivers. The life jackets will be supplied to boaters who are in need of safety devices.

The Foundation, which was created in 2010 to provide support to lake area projects, has recently formed a partnership with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to provide funding for projects needed to enhance water safety and education. Also, other items supplied by the Foundation will include voltage meters to test electric currents in and around docks, and an underwater camera system to assist troopers in their search and recovery efforts.

Captain Villanueva stated, "We are very appreciative to the Ozarks River Heritage Foundation and the State Park Marina for their recent donation. Nationwide, approximately 500 people drown each year from recreational boating crashes. Of those, nearly 88 percent were not wearing a life jacket. Please pay attention when enjoying Missouri’s waters, and make sure you have a life jacket for each person in your boat."

In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths," the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!


Reprinted form the Missouri State Highway Patrol...  click here

World Wide Marine Training LLC

** Last 8 day OUPV (6pk) of the year in Oriental **
Starts October 18, 2014


Toll Free: 866-249-2135

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River Halloween Parties


     Boathouse.......................Sat, Oct. 25 


     Duck Club Yacht Club.... Sat, Nov 1   


     Kinder's..........................Sat, Oct. 25     Music by Rail


     Longshot Saloon.............Sat, Nov 1       Music by Black Walnuts


     Sundowner's ..................Fri, Oct 31       Music by Rail







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Mississippi River Near Granite City, Illinois

    Canal Bridge's Eastbound Lanes Reopening Soon........


Thursday afternoon, the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a news release saying that they would be reopening the eastbound lanes of the New Chain of Rocks Bridge on Monday at 5:30 am, weather permitting. Jeff Church of IDOT says that the lanes are nearly ready to reopen, but they don't want to be shifting traffic in the rain.  Church added that IDOT will be prepared to switch the lanes on Monday, but they are waiting for the rain to subside........


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Mississippi River At Davenport, Iowa

     Centennial Bridge Reopening In A Week........


As of Friday, the Centennial Bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa has been closed a total of 67 days.  The bridge has been closed twice as long as originally planned for.  IDOT had originally planned to have one lane in in each direction reopened in each direction within 35 days.  John Wegmeyer with the Illinois Department of Transportation says that crews are within a week of reopening the span........


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Boat Propulsion Manufacturer

    Yamaha Introduces Four New Freshwater Outboards........


Thursday night, Yamaha Motor Corp announced that they were introducing four new models of outboards for the freshwater market.  The models are part of Yamaha's Super High Output line.  The outboards include the V MAX SHO 115, the V MAX SHO 175, as well as the 150X and 250X VMAX Sho.  The new models are going to be hitting the marketplace in April, 2015.  Yamaha is also working to expand their line of Pops........


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

11 October, 2014

    Old Settlers Days

    Kampsville Riverfront

Oct. 10 - 11 ....  10 a.m.

Kampsville Riverfront, Water Street, Kampsville, IL 62053....    (618) 465-2114

Old Settlers’ Days depicts the life and times of the early settlers in Calhoun County. Old time crafts, mountain-man encampment, children’s activities, great entertainment and lots of good food highlight this entertaining event. For more information, call (618) 465-2114.

Reprinted from "All Around Alton"... Click here


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River Ferries

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

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

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

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Who's Open.. Who's Closed


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Boathouse Food & Deck....  Open

Cedar Hill Resort................ Open

Duck Club Yacht Club .......  Open

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

Kinder's Restaurant............  Open

Longshot Saloon................  Open

LaRosa Cantina..................  Open

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"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 ...
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What`s Going on At The River This Week

And Weekend

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Monday, Oct. 6th

    Mississippi River At Alton, Illinois

    National Night Out Is Next Week.......


At 5 pm Monday, October 6, the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater will be hosting Alton's National Night Out.  Alton has been celebrating it's own Night Out for over five years, and the event is widely anticipated.  The event will begin with food, games and community spirit.  The celebration will also feature a bounce house, a dance, a K-9 demonstration, and a St. Louis County Police helicopter........


Click here to read more from  With Photo and Audio.

  American Queen

     Upper Mississippi Cruises Stopping in St. Louis


Watch for the American Queen passing through the St. Louis area this Summer and Fall. Below is her schedule:


St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sept. 26, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 — Fall Colors

Minneapolis/St. Paul - St. Louis (Alton, IL)
Oct. 3, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014

St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Jeffersonville
Oct. 10, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014

To check for latest schedule and changes... Click here



The Spirit of Peoria

     2014 Cruises to St. Louis and Hannibal


Peoria to St. Louis
  Jun 21, 2014
  Aug 23, 2014
  Sep 20, 2014
  Oct 7, 2014

Peoria to Hannibal Cruise
  Jul 12, 2014

Click here to go to the Spirit of Peoria website for mor einformation



     October 11, 2014
    Lake Center Marina
    4th Annual Chili Cook Off

4th annual chili cook off is on October 11th. Down with Gravity will be on the stage from 6 to 10. We will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers starting at 430. Chili must be turned in by 5 for judging. Limited to first 12 chili entries. Bring a dish and a smile. It's the last party of the season! We will have the fire pit going as well. See you there!

Reprinted from Facebook


11 October, 2014

    Confluence Tower

    Colors Over Confluence

Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048
(618) 251-9101

Watch the changing Fall colors over the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers at this annual Fall Festival at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. This event will feature live music, food vendors, sidewalk painting, pumpkin painting, and area naturalists. See live birds and native animals of the area courtesy of Treehouse Wildlife Center. A local beekeeper will also bring a display highlighting the importance of bees to area plants! This event is free and open to the public. (There is a charge to tour the Tower.)

Reprinted from "All Around Alton"... Click here


11 October, 2014

    Old Settlers Days

    Kampsville Riverfront

Oct. 10 - 11
10 a.m.

Kampsville Riverfront
Water Street
Kampsville, IL 62053
(618) 465-2114

Old Settlers’ Days depicts the life and times of the early settlers in Calhoun County. Old time crafts, mountain-man encampment, children’s activities, great entertainment and lots of good food highlight this entertaining event. For more information, call (618) 465-2114.


Reprinted from "All Around Alton"... Click here


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


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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..


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



Close to where you are on the river

STORAGE short & long term

4 BOAT LIFTS- up to 60 tons


Click here for website


Located at

North Shore Marina



Auto Repair

Trailer Repair

Trailer Parts

Trailer Hitchers & Accessories


N County

(314) 972- 9700


Maryland Heights

(314) 739- 5110



(636) 532- 1532


Valley Park

(636) 225- 3621


 click here for website



(636) 248- 7117


Complete boat detail service


$$$ DEAL $$$

$6/ft WAX*

(exterior wax on runabouts)


-- Or --

$10/ft WAX *

(exterior wax on cruisers)

* In Fair Condition Only



Experienced, reliable and affordable


Click here for web page





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




Map.. click here


Woodland Marina

website click here




4030 N. Service Road

St. Peters, Mo


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




3503 New Town Blvd

St. Charles, Mo

Phone 636-724-6600

Hours 7-3:30 or by appt

Complete boat upholstery using only the best vinyl



Click here to go to FIBRENEW website







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



If you dream it,

I can build it. 

If you break it,

I can fix it











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



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

Ramp Passes & Storage


Click here for Yahoo Map




 Mon & Tue 11-5

Wed & Thur 11-8

Fri & Sat 11-9

Sun 11-7


No Wake Inn

Rooms Available Year Round

  Call 314-620-1971 or    

     618- 883- 2356 


Click here for website


Heartland Boating is Mid-America’s premier boating magazine !

Editorials featuring Inland River & Lakes, Marina & the overall freshwater boating lifestyle

Click here to go to

Heartland Boating website



100 Bob Michael St.

Naples, IL  62665


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








Click here for Map



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



My River Home website









Call Kirk Blomgren for all your Private Aircraft Needs

Meisinger Aviation

 Spirit of St. Louis Airport


Aircraft Sales




Click here for website



Click here

for race schedule


St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper
Defending our confluence rivers


email RiverBill

RiverBill hails out of

Woodland  Marina

UMR 222.2


River Website




Alphabetical Listing


By Service



  Alton Ski Club

  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark




  Alarm 24

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor


  Verlo Mattress

      Factory Stores




  Lewis Boats

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor



  Fiberblass By Lehman



  The Gypsy Rose

  The Shark



  St. Louis River




  Golden Eagle Ferry


Jet Ski

  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor



  Mixon Insurance




  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




  Bloch Marine


  Lewis Boats

  Little Johns Marine


  St. Charles

      Boat & Motor



  Crystal Photography



  The Big Kahuna

  Boathouse Food &


  Cedar Hill Resort

  Evendy's Boatel


  Longshot Saloon

  Palisades Yacht Club



  Bloch Marine


     Towboat US

  Port Charles Harbor






  Grafton Harbor Winery






RiverBills Picture Gallery




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

Crystal Photography

© Crystal Photography

2013 Boat Show Albums




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.

Crystal Photography




RiverBills Photo Gallery.....

2013 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow
Photos by Mary Tiemann




 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 !

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 Boat Show Picture Video !

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Hi Bill,

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

We will be getting more over the weekend.
Darryll Weil


CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819


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."



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:

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


Live pictures will go up on riverwebcams Thursday morning.

Enjoy, Darryll


CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819

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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