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VC&NS Annual Conference – September 29th – October 1st, 2017 – Scottsville, VA

Virginia Canals & Navigations Society 40th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting September 29 – Oct 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Celebration  – 40 years of commitment. Special Feature •••••• The Tireless James c lean-up (partnering with James River Association) LODGING OPTIONS: … Continue reading

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Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: “Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the … Continue reading

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VC&NS Fundraising – Krogers Reward Card

Please link your Krogers rewards card so that your spending can help the VC&NS in our fundraising. Thank you to Donna Riedel for setting up this new deal for the VC&NS. Please see the following instructions on how to link … Continue reading

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World Canals Conference – Syracuse, NY – September 24-28, 2017.

The World Canals Conference (WCC2017) is headed to Syracuse, NY on September 24-28, 2017! – Marriott Downtown Syracuse. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents and canal enthusiasts to waterfront events. … Continue reading

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Cape Fear River Atlas – First Edition, 2016

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of the Cape Fear River Atlas, First Edition – 2016. Authors W.E. Trout, III, John Hairr and Nancy R. Trout. This new atlas is 151 pages plus covers … Continue reading

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VC&NS New Publication: The Belle of Rose Isle, A model-maker’s case study of The Reverend Robert Rose’s Double Dug-Out Canoe.

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of The Belle of Rose Isle, A model-maker’s case study of The Reverend Robert Rose’s Double Dug-Out Canoe. By Robert J. Faught, edited by W.E Trout, III, and … Continue reading

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Palmyra Lock Cleanup a Success

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a small band of canal enthusiasts armed with chain saws launched a post-dawn raid on the lock at Palmyra Mills, beside the Rivanna River. The goal was to catch up on tree removal and uncover … Continue reading

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Great Bridge Heritage Festival a Success

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation held their 7th annual Waterways Heritage Festival on October 15th, 2016. The festival is held at a park in Chesapeake, Virginia adjacent to where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake and Albemarle … Continue reading

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