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Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Illinois River,

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 Sep 2019  Oct 2019  Nov 2019  Dec 2019

 

Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020

 

  

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September 2019

 

 

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Fri - Sun...September 20, 21 & 22, 2019

Grafton Boat Show

Grafton Harbor

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs.

We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boats + Crest, Mercury + Yamaha Outboards and Heritage & Haul Rite trailers

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles Boat & Motor Facebook

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019

300-500 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
 

 

Details

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival, co-organized by Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club, is a celebration of our river through art, music, and conservation. This 13th Annual event falls on September 21st, and will attract thousands of people to Broadway, where the street will be closed to traffic between Alton Street and Langdon Street from Noon until 10:00 p.m.

There will be several agencies on hand to teach consumers how to incorporate more sustainable practices into their daily lives, along with companies featuring Earth-friendly products and services. A variety of fun and educational activities are planned for families. Dozens of local artisans will offer their nature-inspired, hand-made, and environmentally-friendly wares. Wind-powered music will fill the air throughout the day! Come hungry because there will be a great selection of local food & beverages on site. Broadway businesses are preparing to roll out the red carpet for the crowd, and a number of shops will have displays and merchandise on the sidewalk.

There is ample parking for festival attendees in the Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market parking lot, located at 501 Landmarks Blvd.; guests can simply walk across the pedestrian bridge directly to the event.

This festival is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September, as part of the State of Illinois’ “It’s Our River Day” initiative to celebrate Illinois watersheds through education, recreation and conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2019  Click here

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Flood Festival.........

 

Reprinted from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Facebook.... click here

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mark Twain Lake

Pirates Are Coming.......

 

On Saturday, September 21, from 11 am to 1 pm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mark Twain Lake Sailing Association will be hosting a pirate event at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Mark Twain Lake.

 

The Salt River Pirates will be returning for a series of high seas activities.  Children will have the chance to take pirate photos, play pirate games and walk the plank.

 

Aspiring pirates of all ages are invited to the event, and are encouraged to dress up in their own pirate costumes........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from pikecontynews.com.  With Photo.

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Port Charles Harbor Fall Party

 

Reprinted from Port Charles Facebook... click here

 

It’s time for a Party!
After the recent flooding who doesn’t want a River Party?

Mark The Date!!

 

Click here........ Port Charles Harbor website

Click here......Port Charles Harbor Facebook

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers at Grafton, IL

Dedication of the Flag Pole At the Public Boat Launch........

 

Reprinted from Rick Eberlin - Mayor of Grafton Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Mississippi River At St. Louis

Gateway Arch National Park To Celebrate National Public Lands Day........

 

On September 28th, the Gateway Arch National Park will be celebrating National Public Lands Day, which is a celebration of the connection between people and the green spaces within the community.

 

To celebrate National Public Lands Day, the Gateway Arch National Park will be hosting several free family-friendly activities, including a Mississippi River cleanup, yoga under the Arch, and the Great MonArch Migration Event.

 

Erin Hilligoss-Volkmann, the Director of Education, Gateway Arch National Park says that National Public Lands Day in an opportunity to honor the Earth, conserve it and learn about the variety of life forms that call it home........

 

Click here to read more from ksdk.com.  With Photo. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

River Riot 2019
Froge's Bar & Grill

Portage des Sioux, Mo........

 

Reprinted from River Riot Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Sept 28 - 29, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 


October 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Neighbor Nights..Swarovski Waterschool Student Engagement

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC Facebook...Click here

 

 

The Swarovski Waterschool Mississippi River Program seeks to empower children, schools, and their communities to protect our water resources and become leaders in sustainable development. Swarovski Waterschool students will share their experiences and connections to water through leading hands-on activities and discussions. A Swarovski Waterschool Instructor will discuss environmental stewardship accomplishments benefiting local communities through the Swarovski Waterschool Program.

In place of the regular building tour, enjoy student-led activities and discussions with participants of this program about what it’s meant for them to have connected with their freshwater resources through the Swarovski Waterschool.

The October classroom display will feature displays and posters from Swarovski Waterschool students from around the world!

Student Activities start at 6 p.m.
Talk starts at 7 p.m.
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here

Friday, Saturday & Sunday...October 4, 5 & 6

2019 Rat Rally

Longshot Saloon at My River Home

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux, Mo........

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Dock Hop 2019

Yacht Club of St. Louis........

 

We won't let the flood ruin this tradition! Dock Hop 2019 is on! We're officially announcing the date, time, and theme - more details are forthcoming!

Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: Hopping starts @ the Monkey Bar at 2:00 p.m.
Theme: "Under the Big Top" - (Think Circus, Menagerie, Side Show, etc.)

As always, there will be prizes for best food, best drink, and best decorations.

The plan is to have a parking lot party post-hopping.

We hope you can make it!

 

Reprinted from Dock Hop 2019 Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Illinois River at Grafton, IL

Citizens of Grafton Relief Fund

Floodi Gras 2019.......

 

For more information go to Christine Brame Facebook .... click here

 

Added Sunday

Floodi Gras 2019

Grafton, IL....

 

 

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

10th Annual Race To The Dome
Missouri River....

 

Photo courtesy Race To The Dome

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 will mark the 10th annual Race to the Dome.

REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, OCT. 3 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


Reprinted from Race To The Dome... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Rat Rally....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort  Rat Rally


 

 

Saturday, Sunday.. October 5th & 6th, 2019

Longshot Saloon

My River Home Marina and Resort

Mississippi River at Portage des Sioux...

 

REOPENING FOR THE RAT RUN

Upcoming Events.....

Sunday, October 5, 2019

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Annual Partnership Dinner with GRHA and DU........

 

 

Details

The evening is dedicated to the memory of Cardinal great and Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, and his love for conservation and the tradition of waterfowling in the Confluence floodplain. Funds raised in honor of Red will further DU and GRHA conservation efforts in the region. 

After the Lake of the Ozarks was created, a few rough fishing camps popped up, however, it would take close to three decades for the 60,000 acre reservoir to become the lively summertime playground........

 

Reprinted from Great River Habitat Alliance Facebook... click here

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

Old Settlers Days

Illinois River at Kampsville, IL ......

 

 

Details

Crafts, reenactors, entertainment, great food

 

Reprinted from Old Settlers Days Facebook.... click here

 

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

Kinder's Restaurant

Mississippi River at Golden Eagle, IL......

 

Details

Public Auction
Kinder’s Restaurant & Bar Equip. Auction
Tractor, Walk In Freezer & Coolers, Boat Docks,
& Stainless Steel Restaurant Equipment

When: Sat. Oct.12th, 2019 @ 10:00A.M.

Location: Calhoun County, IL. 20 Two Story Hill Rd. Golden Eagle, Il.62036 Next to Golden Eagle Ferry overlooking the Mississippi Rv.(watch for signs)

Freezer, Coolers & Misc.: Walk in SS “Bally’ Freezer 5’x9’ , “CSI” Cooler 5’5, Walk in Cooler 10’x10’, 13’ SS Exhaust Hood & Fan w/ dry fire system, 6’x6’ SS Sink & Work Area, 3 Triple SS Sinks, 53”x29” Double Sink 3’ x2’, SS Shelving various Lengths, SS Table Various Sizes, SS Carts, SS Panels 3’x4’& other sizes, Steam Table & Pans, Table Top Steam Table, 4 Commercial Fryers (2-40gal & 2-80), “Hobart” Mixer w/stand, Hobart Meat Slicer, 2’ Char Broiler, 4’ Grill, Commercial Dishwasher, Elect. Stove, 15cu.ft Chest Freezer, Upright Freezer, “Scottsman” Ice Machine, Sm. Salad Station, 5qt. Kitchen Aid Mixer, Dishes, Glasses, Silverware, Pots & Pans, Warming Station, & Other Items Too Numerous To Mention

Bar & Dinning Room Equipment & Patio Furniture: 3 Hole Bar Skink 6”x23’, Beer Cooler Box, “Perlig” Beer Cooler & Draft Box, “Ninja” Blender, Glasses, Pizza Ovens, Bar shelving, POS System, Cash Register, Computer & Copy Machine, &Other Office Items, Pool Table Light, 2 TV’s (5’ & a smaller one) 50 Tables, Chairs, Booths, Serving Carts, Microwave, 8 Metal Patio Tables & Chairs, Coffee Maker, 5 Folding Picnic Tables.

Tractor, Boating Docks, & Misc. Other Items: 7030 Diesel Alis Chalmer Tractor w/ 4150 hrs. m/l & 795 “Allied” loader bucket, Free Standing Shelving, HVAC Furnaces & Air Conditioners, 30’x18’ Composite Deck w/metal fencing, 18’x24’Treated Wood Deck ( Furnaces, Air Conditioners & Decking will be removed by buyer) 12 Floating Steel Structured Boat Docks w/ Mesh Topped 7.5’x20’ & 3 Barge Type (all steel) Boat Docks 8’x40’ (docks can be bolted together), Mesh Topped Walk Ramp Other items Too Numerous To Mention.

All Items, except walk ins, were removed and put in storage before the flood.

For More Information Call Terry @ 618-396-2563, Carol@ 314-620-1971, or Jeanie @ 618-883-2356

Terms of sale: Cash or check with proper ID, Driver’s License or Photo ID. Announcements made day of sale take Precedence Over All Printed Matter. Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for accidents day of sale.


“Have Gavel Will Travel”
Klocke’s Auction Service

Auctioneer Terry Klocke LIC# 440000568
311 W. Batchtown Rd., Batchtown, IL 62006
Ph# (618)396-2563

 

Reprinted from Klocke's Auction Service Facebook... click here

Saturday.. October 12th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Customer Appreciation Day....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Customer Appreciation Day


 

 

Tuesday - Friday, October 15-18, 2019

MR340 Race

Missouri River...Kansas City, KS to St. Charles, MO

 

 

14th Annual Missouri American Water MR340
- October 15-18, 2019
NOTE - The race was rescheduled from the original date of July 16-19 due to flooding.
Kansas City, KS, to St. Charles, MO

 

The Missouri 340 is an endurance race across the state of Missouri. Competitors will start in Kansas City and finish, some of them anyway, in St. Charles. With numerous towns and hamlets, the course offers plenty of opportunity for resupply while enroute. The Missouri River is also incredibly scenic and isolated in some stretches, with wildlife and beautiful vistas to rival any river in North America. But if you’re trying to win this race, you won’t have time to enjoy any of it.
Participants are allowed exactly 88 hours to complete the course. There are nine checkpoints along the route where paddlers are required to sign in and sign out. Cutoff times will be associated with these checkpoints based on the 88 hour pace. Failure to checkpoint deadlines is grounds for disqualification. To finish this race in 88 hours is a huge accomplishment. Only 2/3 of the teams were able to do that last year.

 

Reprinted from Rivermiles.com/mr340/... click here
 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Con Trios yacht Club

Membership Meeting

Huebner Haven........

 

 

Click here for more information

Saturday - Sunday, October 19-20, 2019

Grafton Rendezvous

Pool 26 of the Mississippi River at Grafton, IL

 

 

 

Reprinted from Grafton Rendezvous Facebook... click here
 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grafton, IL

Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic

 

 

It’s official…… Bass Pro/Cabela’s KingKat Classic is coming to Grafton this fall. The Grafton Chamber of Commerce and KingKat tournament director, Jeremy Coe,reached agreement on terms for a 2 year contract beginning with an October 19,20019 event and then October 3,2020. It will be called the RiverRat King Kat Classic .This will be a one day tournament for the adults and the Sunday following will be the kids tournament. We feel that this will be a tremendous opportunity For the city of Grafton and we look forward to your continued support. Thank you!

 

Reprinted from River Rat Catfish Classic Facebook... click here
 

Saturday.. October 26th, 2019

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort
Halloween Party....

 

My River Home Boat Harbor & Resort Halloween Party


 

 

Saturday....Oct 26, 2019

Parrot Heads of the Riverbend

Music Bingo for Backstoppers
Grafton Winery The Vinyards

 

Reposted from Parrot Heads of the RiverBend Facebook... click here

 

Saturday, Sunday....Oct 26 - 27, 2019

Grafton Loading Dock Flea Market....

 

 

November 2019

 

 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, November 5...... Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
 

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Neighbor Nights

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Mississippi River at Alton, IL....

 

Neighbor Nights is a community event series at NGRREC held on the first Tuesday of select months throughout the year. Neighbor Nights is a great time for you, our river neighbor, to come and learn more about the great rivers of the world, the watersheds that feed them, and the communities that use them. It’s also an opportunity to participate in public tours of our LEED certified field station, get behind-the-scenes laboratory access, or enjoy hands-on activities. Limited free food and beverages will be provided.

We are excited to announce that Schlafly Beer will be partnering with NGRREC for our 2019 Neighbor Night series! This means that, while you hear from NGRREC staff about their work and learn about river-related topics, you can enjoy free Schlafly beverages. Both Schlafly Beer and NGRREC are committed to environmental sustainability, so the partnership was a natural fit. And, we can’t wait to bring this partnership to you!

Each month offers something different and highlights a unique project led by one of our researchers, educators, or conservationists, so make sure to check out this year’s topics and come see us for a few of your favorites!

 

Tuesday, October 1...... Monitoring Sediments and Nutrients in the Mississippi River

 

 Reprinted from NGRREC...Click here


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January 7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Boating Safety

ABYC Hosting 2020 Marine Law Symposium........

 

The American Boat & Yacht Council has opened registration for the fourth annual Marine Law Symposium, entitled Fire, Explosions and Other Thermal Events.  The symposium will be held on January 7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

John Adey, ABYC president says that they are pleased to announce the 2020 Marine Law Symposium featuring an outstanding speaker lineup.  Adey adds that attendees will be provided with a unique view of high-profile accidents not discussed on any other venue.

 

The expert speakers will probe critical boat fire investigations and case studies that are affecting today's verdicts.  The schedule will include analysis tools, expert selection strategies and crucial investigation resources that can make the difference between winning and losing........

 

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

Thursday, January 9 - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee....

 

Reprinted from the Nashville Boatshow Facebook page.. click here

 

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2, 2020

St. Louis Sports and Boat Show

America's Center and the Dome....

 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow Facebook page.. click here


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Saturday, February 15, 2019

Missouri Department of Conservation

Fish Gigging Season Ends

 

Missouri Fish Gigging Season Ends...

 

To read more click here

 


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June 2020

 

 

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice

The Longest Day Event For The Alzheimer's Association

 

THE DAY WITH THE MOST LIGHT

IS THE DAY WE FIGHT

 

The Longest Day will take place on June 20, 2020.

 

Keep your anchor right here for more information

about the Pool 26 River Crawl For A Cure....

 

 .Click here and check out The Longest Day website


July 2020

 

 

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July 1 - Sept 30, 2020

Illinois River

LaGrange Lock and Dam....

 

LaGrange Lock and Dam – Major Rehabilitation & Lock Machinery Replacement
Full closure scheduled July 1-Sept. 30
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Marseilles Lock and Dam....

 

Marseilles Lock and Dam – Upper Miter Gate Installation
Full closure scheduled July 6-Oct. 4 (Updated 8/2/2019)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

July 6 - Oct 4, 2020

Illinois River

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam....

 

Dresden Island & Brandon Road Lock and Dam – Upper Bulkhead Recess Installation
Partial Closure scheduled July 6-Sept. 27 and Oct. 11-Oct. 14
Locks operational from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with a 70-ft width restriction and no ability to pull unpowered barges.
Full Closure scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 10
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here

Mid July / Early August, 2020

Illinois River

Peoria Lock and Dam ....

 

Peoria Lock and Dam – Dewatering for Maintenance and Inspection
Full closure scheduled to start mid-July/early Aug for 60+ days (Specific dates to be determined)
 

 

 Reprinted from US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock island District...Click here


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