Houseboat pulled out of Mississippi River

Cargill and Living Lands and Waters combined forces today to pull a houseboat out of the river near New Boston IL.  It sank two years ago.

http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_5d4b6166-9128-11de-8797-001cc4c002e0.html

There are a couple of pictures with this story too.

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River restaurants in Pool 14

Say you are just out for a cruise and suddenly, you are very very hungry.  If the Burger Boat is not nearby, then it is time to pull into shore and get a bite.  Here are some restaurants where you can dock your boat and go on in.

GO FISH

This new entry is up the river in Princeton.

A fellow blogger mentioned it in his blog:

http://www.biggetter.com/2008/06/day-25-17-miles-clinton-to-princeton.html

And took a picture from the air during the flood.

Up above is my picture from the river.

Another new entry is “Its on the River” which is in Port Byron, Illinois.

http://www.itsontheriver.net/index.html

I have to admit I have not checked out Cordova or Camanche, but I have not heard of anything there.

Up in Albany Illinois, there is a restaurant called McCabes Landing.  Dock the boat on the city docks, walk over the tracks, go up in the steps in the back and you are there.  Take cash.

The City of Clinton Iowa has started work on a grand new marina which is to include a new restaurant.  Nothing final yet, the floods slowed construction down.

http://ads.qctimes.com/articles/2008/06/21//news/local/doc485c86124c7bf425130999.txt

And of course, you can always take a picnic lunch to Princeton Beach.

Gangway in river

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Now that it is mid March and the snow finally melted here, we went out to survey how the dock fared.  We have a plastic dock that can be reconfigured in several forms.  We found that our home made gangway had fallen off the dock into the river.  But not to worry, the river is so shallow right here, it did not go far.