Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Marseilles Update




I’ve received word that Marseilles has lifted all width restrictions and have regained the ability to pull cuts in both directions.  A helper boat is no longer required to pull cuts.


However, ice couplings are still required and the floating mooring bits are tied up.  The lock has a ~23’ drop so please ensure that crews have sufficient/long enough lines to lock with, and communicate with lock staff prior to lockage for mooring instructions.


Best regards,


Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Office:  270.444.4772
Mobile:  270.933.8056