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JRBF Announcement – Tireless James & Fall Meeting & 2015 Festival Dates – Message from JRBF Chairman Ralph Smith:

On Aug 12, 2014 10:02 AM, “Ralph Smith” <ralph@hipeak.com> wrote: Good Am,   Want to bring everyone up to speed on a couple of batteau items.   First, the date of the 2015 James River Batteau Festival (30th Annual!!!!!) is Saturday June … 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. And The Tiller is off to the printer. It’s going to be great!

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VC&NS Annual Meeting a big success.

The Annual Meeting of the VC&NS was held April 27th, 2013. The photos above are from Sat. Night. More information to come on this event.

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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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Marshall Expedition – Film Showing in Lynchburg a huge success!

Photos by Doug Berry The first public showing of the documentary film about the Marshall expedition was held at “Mason’s Field”, overlooking the James River in sight of Rusen’s Dam on November 10th, 2012. Upon arriving around 7:00 for the … 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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