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Tireless James – River Cleanup Event – October 22, 2016 – Howardsville to Scottsville

Several of the Batteaux who participate in the annual James River Batteau Festival will be helping the James River Association on October 22nd, 2016 to clean out tires from the James River from Goolsby’s Falls, down-river from Howardsville to Scottsville. … Continue reading

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Palmyra Lock Cleanup – November 12, 2016

Palmyra Lock Cleanup November 12, 2016 Begin at 9:00 am The lock is located behind the Fluvanna County Courthouse at 72 Main Street, Palmyra, Virginia. VC&NS past President, Mr. Brian Coffield, is planning a canal lock cleanup event at the … Continue reading

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The Dismal Swamp Nobody Knows – New Publication from the VC&NS, 2016.

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of The Dismal Swamp Nobody Knows by William C. Hoffman and William Trout, III., Published by William Holt Messerly, Jr., 2016. This new book is 11 x 8 … Continue reading

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VCNS 2016 Annual Conference a great success Saturday Night in Lynchburg

The VCNS annual conference in lynchburg continued Saturday night with dinner at the Depot Grill. The food and atmosphere was very good. After dinner everyone walked over to Amazement Square for the business meeting and desert. Amazement Square welcomed the … Continue reading

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VCNS 2016 Conference – Saturday – Canal Sites tour with Dr. Bill Trout

The VCNS conference continued on Saturday morning with a tour of canal sites led by Dr. Bill Trout. We started off in downtown Lynchburg at the bottom of 9th St. Bill showed a model of the area to point out … Continue reading

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VCNS 2016 Annual Conference off to great start at Batteau House!

The 2016 annual conference for the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society kicked off on Friday April 22, 2016 at “Batteau House”, which is the new home for the VCNS. Dr. Bill Trout was showing off some of the many many … Continue reading

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Swiftwater Rescue Class to be held during the VC&NS Annual Conference Weekend, April, 23, 2016.

On Saturday April 23, 2016 The James River Batteau Festival will be represented by Chairman Andrew Shaw. A Swiftwater Rescue Class will be held near Lynchburg, VA led by Andrew and others. Many Batteau groups will be attending for hands … Continue reading

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Rivanna History Day – March 26th, 2016

VC&NS Past President, Mr. Brian Coffield would like to invite everyone to come and see the wonderful exhibits for the Rivanna History Day at Pleasant Grove, in Fluvanna, County, Virginia. Click here to download full size flyer that you may … Continue reading

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