Author Archives: VCNS

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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New London Day 2016 was very nice

The 2016 New London day was very nice. Sponsored by The Friends of New London and Liberty University, the event was held at the historic village of New London which is just west of Lynchburg in Campbell County, VA. The … Continue reading

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