Help save Hoppies

Hoppie's marina is a well known spot on the Mississippi river that has been in operation since 1934. They cater to local boaters as well as transits from all over the world. Tragedy struck in 2018 when our gas barge and another sank. After many attempts and lots of money we were able to bring up one of the barges, however our gas barge was unable to be risen. We worked with the remaining barges and installed new gas and diesel pumps and were still able to operate on a limited compacity. Tragedy struck yet again in Feburary 2019 when 2 additional barges sank. Those were unable to be raised, due to that almost all operations were brought to a hault. We are unable to launch any boats, we have very limited docking available for our transit boaters, no fuel options, very limited capability on electric and water. Hoppie's marina is the knowledge of the river and everyone knows if they stop here they will obtain all the information they could possibly need or want. Also hoppie's is the only stop between Alton and Paducah with both options for fuel. There is an definite need for Hoppie's to continue to operate. In order for this to happen we need to have a salvage company come in and remove the sunken barges and then begin the rebuild process. We are asking for help to make this possible so we can continue to provide  river knowledge and care to our customers We want to thank everyone who has been with us all these years making so many good memories on the river, and thank you in advance for anyone that can help.

Donations

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  • Meredith Shaw 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Jane Speyer 
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Steven Grimshaw 
    • $500 
    • 7 d
  • Donald Grimshaw 
    • $25 
    • 7 d
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Organizer

Deborah Leahart 
Organizer
Imperial, MO
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