THE MARSHALL EXPEDITION:
Andrew Shaw holds a a rib base for the new batteau.
We are extremely proud to present to the Batteau Festival & Canal Society community a new blog titled “The Marshall Expedition”. JRBF Captain Andrew Shaw and his dedicated crew are planning an expedition and building a new tapered batteau for an epic journey to travel up-river on the James and beyond. Construction has begun on the new boat. Andrew Shaw will be blogging about the construction and every step along the way. You will want to click on the “RSS” button inside the blog and subscribe your email program to the RSS feed. Whenever a new article is posted you will get a copy in your email. Also click and share articles with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or LinikedIn. This is an exciting new project and I will let you read about it from Andrew’s own words. Good Luck to the Captain and Crew! by Holt
Click here or photo above to go to the new blog.
The Roanoke/Staunton River Atlas
is now available!
The brand new Roanoke/Staunton River Atlas by Dr. Bill Trout and Nancy R. Trout has been published.
The price is $28.57 plus $1.43 (5% VA Tax) = $30, plus USPS Shipping & Handling.
Members in the VC&NS be sure to email for your discount code to receive your 20% discount – member price. Please allow 24 hours for reply.
The new Atlas is 176 pages plus front and back cover (1/2 inch thick!!!).
The front cover is in color and this is the first atlas to have plastic spiral binding, making the pages easy to flip around to any page in the book.
Click here or photo above to see photos from the tour with Bill Trout of the
Roanoke River and a Mill Run in Salem, Virginia on October 8, 2011.
© 2011 – Photos by Holt Messerly.
The Roanoke/Staunton River Atlas has been published!
Nancy and Bill Trout hold the brand new river atlas while Phil de Vos holds the Richmond Batteau Flag in the background and Dan Crawford blows the river horn announcing the new publication while standing beside the Roanoke River in Salem, Virginia on Saturday, October 8th, 2011.
The Batteau “Rose of Nelson” in Chesapeake, VA. Photo furnished by Mike Neal.
WATERWAYS HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Was held on October 8-9, 2011, Great Bridge Lock Park
On the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake, VA
VC&NS Southeast Director, George Ramsey, Sr. organized
a display for the VC&NS at this Festival. Mike Neal took the Batteau “Rose of Nelson” to be on display at this event. Great Bridge Lock Park sits beside the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at the point where the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal – coming up from North Carolina – meets the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. See the online sweep for contact info.
Initial reports are that this event was real nice and thousands of people attended. More information and photos to come
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