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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe presented with a copy of the First Edition of the Chickahominy River Atlas by Dr. Bill Trout

Dr. Bill Trout presented Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe with the brand new Chickahominy River Atlas at the 63rd annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Providence Forge, Virginia on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The Governor liked the new atlas … Continue reading

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The Chickahominy River Atlas – First Edition 2014 – Now Available!

The Chickahominy River Atlas, by William E. Trout, III, Stran L. Trout, and Lyle E. Browning with the James River Association and the Chickahominy Tribes. 60 p. plus front and back covers; plastic spiral bound. “Rediscovering the land of the coarse … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting a Success!

The Annual Meeting turned out real nice. The tours and meetings and meals and fellowship were great.

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Marshall Expedition DVD available on the VC&NS online store

The Marshall Expedition DVD is now available on our online store. The price is $20 plus tax and shipping. This is a must have. We have a limited quantity of 10 copies to start and will order more if we … Continue reading

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Canal Walk Trail video from Richmond Downtown to Maymont

I found a nice video online of someone jogging from downtown Richmond up to Maymont  Park. The video is a little choppy but it’s worth taking a look at. Enjoy.  

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VC&NS “Home Fund” Established

After 35 successful years as a nonprofit organization researching, educating, and advocating for Virginia canals, batteaux and other historic watercraft, the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society is ready to settle down and display Virginia’s rich cultural waterway heritage. As the only nonprofit organization in … Continue reading

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Inland Waterways International supports canal in Richmond

To all those interested in the future of Richmond’s historic canal: The attached letter is from Mr. D.J. Ballinger, president of the international canal organization Inland Waterways International, containing a resolution of support for the preservation and wise use of … Continue reading

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Richmond’s History along the canal also had a narrow gauge railroad.

Another aspect of the historical significance of the site of Venture Richmond’s proposed amphitheater is the narrow gauge railroad tracks that are on the towpath of the south bank of the canal.  This railroad track probably connected Tredegar Iron Works … Continue reading

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Richmond, VA’s TV Channel 8 coverage of canal wall demolition.

The Channel 8 reporter is interested in getting to the bottom of the demolition of the 150 feet of canal wall on city property.  She has done three stories so far.  Jennifer had some excellent quotes. http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7869757&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7873928&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7878963&autostart=true The … Continue reading

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OHNA calls for investigation into the destruction of canal property

Richmond, VA: The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association (OHNA) acknowledges to Venture Richmond that OHNA made an incorrect assumption that Venture Richmond would be aware of bulldozers and construction crews operating on their own property, and therefore made the erroneous statement … Continue reading

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