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September 2018



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Monday, September 17, 2018

Lincoln County Floodplain Administration



PUBLIC NOTICE is given to all persons in the County of Lincoln that a public meeting will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Lincoln County Courthouse to solicit comments on proposed floodplain ordinance revisions that are required by state and federal law. These revisions govern development in mapped floodplain areas. The proposed ordinance revisions are on file in the Lincoln County Floodplain Administration Office.

The proposed regulations are intended to protect life, health, and property in floodplain areas, and will govern the activities permitted in mapped floodplains. Those activities include, but are not limited to, construction of new facilities or buildings, additions to existing structures, repairs of damaged structures, altering the height, grade, or slope of the land, etc. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file and open for public inspection at the Lincoln County Floodplain Administration Office.

All persons interested are invited to attend this meeting. Written comments may be submitted to:

Lincoln County Floodplain Office
Emma Epplin, Director
250 West College Street
Troy, MO 63379


Reprinted from Lincoln County Flood Plain Administration.. click here

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lake Center Marina Fall Party

Lake Center Marina....



Lake Center Marina Fall Party!
Saturday, September 22 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Lake Center Marina
5898 Washeon Rd, St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Annual Lake Center Fall Party


Reprinted from Facebook.. click here

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Illinois River At Grafton, Illinois

Pere Marquette Apple Festival Coming Up........


On Sunday, September 23, from 11 am to 3 pm, Pere Marquette Lodge will be hosting their annual Apple Festival.  Admission to the event is free and open to all ages.


Activities at the Apple Festival will include apple wine tasting, face painting, and an apple pie walk, which is similar to a cake walk.  The apple pie walk will start at 12:30 pm, and tickets may be purchased for the event.


Proceeds from the apple pie walk will be donated to the Friends of Pere Marquette Foundation, which is intended to support, protect and enhance the park and it's programs........


Click here to read this news report from riverbender.com.  With Audio.

Saturday, Sunday, September 22-23, 2018

Riverside Flea Market

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....


The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.

Friday, Sept 21, 2018

Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi River At Grafton, Illinois

Grafton Harbor Press Release ........




Grafton, IL, September 10, 2018 : Grafton Harbor is pleased to announce the opening of a new boat brokerage company. First Mate Boat Sales is ready to assist you in selling or buying your boat! If you are looking to buy a boat, any of the salesmen will find the one you want, assure a fair price and even arrange financing. They specialize in fresh water boats and take trade-ins. Any of the USCG Captain Sales Agents are available for you every day. If you have a boat to sell, the team has a wide variety of resources to help with that. They will use video marketing, Yacht World listing, digital and email marketing, Google Results, Social Media and boating events to assist in getting your boat sold. So, if you’re in the market to buy or sell your boat, let the salesmen at First Mate Boat Sales make it easy for you. You can count on any one of the salesmen, Bob Steffen, Joe DeSherlia, Dennis Day, Ken Pfeiffer, Brad Rucker Joe Boarman, Matt Hahn, Bill Ramsdell, Jeff Bock, Mark Muckensturm, and Barry Munsell. There is not a boat too big or too small for these salesmen! For more information, visit the website at www.FirstMateBoatSales.com.

“D” Dock is Ready for Transients: Grafton Harbor, a 5-Anchor Marina, is also pleased to announce the opening of the newly built “D” Dock. This new dock will provide much needed room for those local transient boaters and boats from all over the world to experience the many attractions Grafton has to offer. The new dock will be able to accommodate a multitude of boats from jon boats to large yachts and offer all the 5-Anchor Amenities Grafton Harbor has to offer. This will in turn, bring in more revenue to the business community of Grafton, Illinois.

Grafton Harbor In-Water Boat Show: In celebration of the Grand Opening, Grafton Harbor has invited Boating St. Louis and St. Charles Boat & Motor to display new 2019 Yamaha Sport Boats & Crest Luxury Pontoons. First Mate Boat Sales will also have boats on display. Come check out everything First Mate has to offer!

Ribbon Cutting will take place on Friday, September 21, at 3:00 pm on “D” Dock with a light meal at the ARRR Bar following ceremony. RiverBills.com will have the honors of performing the ribbon cutting.

Boat Show hours will be: Friday, Sept. 21: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sept 22: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, Sept 23: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Friday thru Sunday, Sept. 21, 32, 23

Fall Boating St. Louis In Water Boat Show

Grafton Harbor


More information at http://boatingstlouis.com/


September 29, 2018

Celebration of Life for Bill Mixon

Duck Club Yacht Club


A Celebration of Life in honor of William E Mixon III will start at 12:00 pm on Saturday September 29, 2018 at the Duck Club Yacht Club. A great time to mingle among family and friends remembering happy moments.

The Quinessential Restaurant will be catering a lunch buffet around 1:30pm. No charge for food - cash bar.

Let's celebrate the 'FREE SPIRIT' in all of us!!!
Hope to see you!!!


Upcoming Event....... September 29, 2018

Two Rivers NWR Confluence Paddling Day

Grafton Public Boat Launch........




Upcoming Event.... 29 Sept 2018

Great Mississippi River Cleanup for

National Public Lands Day........


Photo courtesy Great Mississippi River Cleanup for  National Public Lands Days


Saturday, September 29 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Gateway Arch National Park
Walnut Street & South Memorial Drive, St. Louis 63102

Hosted by Gateway Arch National Park


Volunteers will help us beautify the riverfront by picking up and removing trash from along the banks of the Mississippi. Meet at the bottom of the Grand Staircase, along Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd at 9:00am. We will have some snacks available for volunteers as well as event t-shirts. We will provide gloves and bags for the trash. Register at https://form.jotform.com/82283693734163

Contact Peter Hovey at peter_hovey@partner.nps.gov for more informati



Saturday, September 29, 2018

Missouri River Relief

Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles)

Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).........


The 9th annual Race To The Dome, presented by Missouri American Water is a charity canoe & kayak race on the Missouri River for paddlers young and old, experienced or beginner, to benefit Missouri River Relief on Saturday, September 29th.

Registration closes Thursday, Sept. 27 at midnight!

Two race courses are available to paddlers -
Hartsburg to Jefferson City (15.8 miles) and Providence to Jefferson City (27.6 miles).

Proceeds from the race support Missouri River Relief's efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education and recreation.

Register TODAY on at www.racetothedome.org 


Reprinted from RaceToTheDome


October 2018



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October, 2018

Ohio River At Olmstead, Illinois

After 30 Years, Locks Primed To Open........


Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers



This fall, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are expected to partially open the new lock and dam system on the Ohio River near Olmstead, Illinois.  The plan is to have vessels moving through the Olmstead Locks and Dam in October.


This project has been in the works since 1988.  The project was originally intended to be completed by 2013 at a cost of $775 million.  Later, costs ballooned to over $3 billion.


The cost increase was due to the decision to use "in the wet" construction processes, which involves lowering huge concrete building components into the river rather than using coffer dams, which creates dry space to work.  The coffer dams would have created dangerous water levels for barges along the Ohio River........


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



Click here for more information about Olmstead Lock and Dam on the Ohio River


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Alton, IL

3rd Season Small Business Revolution Watch Party


The third season of Small Business Revolution, featuring six Alton businesses, will premier Thursday, Oct. 4 on Hulu.

A 'Watch Party" will be held at the WOW Event Center, 513 E. 3rd St., Alton, IL. The doors will open at 6pm and the first episode will air at 7pm


Click here to read entire news story on the Telegraph.

Sat, Sun ... Oct 5, 6 & 7, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Rat Rally

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux




Sat, Sun ... Oct 6 & 7, 2018

River Rat Catfish Classic

Confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers at Grafton, IL


The date for the 2018 River Rat Catfish Tournament is October 6th & 7th. Mark your calendars and pass this on. This year's event will be bigger than ever, so plan on bringing the family and friends for another unforgettable weekend.
Rooms fill up fast this time of year, so book as soon as possible so you don't have to drive so far back to back days. Visit graftonlodging.com or enjoygrafton.com for information on lodging and everything Grafton has to offer!


Sun ... Oct 7, 2018

Anchor Yankers Fall Festival

Anchor Yanker Island.......


Come join us for a fall festival on the island! We will have fun fall games and activities for you to enjoy. Please bring or wear your Halloween costumes. Lunch will be chili and hotdogs. The club will provide hotdogs and chili toppings and bring a pot of your best chili! Please rsvp to Leah at 314-330-0126 or on the Facebook event by Friday, September 28th. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Reprinted from Anchor Yankers Facebook..... click here

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

National Great Rivers Museum

Pelican Days......


As you're gearing up for fall festivals and pumpkin spiced everything, don't forget to mark your calendars for Pelican Days! The National Great Rivers Museum is proud to participate in this annual event to celebrate the fall pelican migration. This year will feature birding canoe trips, bird hikes, and all things pelican!


Reprinted from National Great Rivers Facebook... click here

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

My River Home Marina and Resort Customer Appreciation Day

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux



My River Home Customer Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Community Fund Raiser for Dennis and Beverly Day

Loading Dock, Grafton, IL.....


Dennis and Bev



Make plans now to attend the Community Fund Raiser for Dennis and Beverly Day at the Loading Dock in Grafton on Saturday, October 13th at 6:00 Pm.

More Event details to come in the near future.

All proceeds will go to assist in their recovery from a tragic boating accident.

Thank you and we’ll see you there!!!

Link to their story.. click here



Reprinted from Facebook

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

Old Settlers Days

Illinois River at Kampsville. IL


Old Settlers' Days
Sunday, October 14, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm CDT


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

Kampsville Riverfront
Water Street
Kampsville, IL 62053


Click here for more information

October 20 - 21, 2018

Confluence of Illinois 'n Mississippi Rivers

Grafton, IL.........




Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

Willmore Park
6499 Jamieson Ave, St. Louis 63109

16th Annual River des Peres Trash Bash


16th Annual Trash Bash - Oct 20
Come out and help clean up the rivers and creek within the River des Peres Watershed in St Louis City and County. We need your help to take care of this valuable natural resource in our community. With the remarkable growth in interest, we've expanded volunteer opportunities to include multiple sites throughout the watershed. Several of these are along scenic Great Rivers Greenway trails! Volunteers will meet in the morning at Willmore Park along the River des Peres Greenway, and Heman Park in University City, or UMSL South Campus.
more info http://www.riverdesperes.org/19-news/story/97-16th-annual-trash-bash


Saturday, Sunday, October 27-28, 2018

The Loading Dock

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....


The Loading Dock
Grafton Riverside Flea Market

9:00am to 5:00pm
The Loading Dock
401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037.

November 2018



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Saturday, November 3 2018

Grafton Harbor

Grafton, IL at confluence of Illinois and Mississippi Rivers....


11:00am to 4:00pm

Experience "Life on the Mississippi River" at this annual festival in Grafton, Illinois. Tour the Luhr Brothers "Most Pristine Towboat" -- admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children; hear tales from towboat captains, learn about rivers from the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Gypsy Rose Land Ship will make an appearance on Saturday, Nov. 3. A special obstacle course bounce house will be on hand Sunday, Nov. 4.

For more information, call (618) 786-7678.

Towboat tours are $3 adults/$1 children


Reprinted from EnjoyGrafton.com


December 2018



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January 2019



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February 2019



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Thursday - Sunday, February 7-10, 2019

Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sport show

America's Center & the Dome....



Make plans to join us February 7–10, 2019
Don’t miss St. Louis’ BIGGEST outdoors sale!

Click here for more information

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