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2013 James River Batteau Festival Dates:
Friday June 14:
Boats parked at Amherst Boat Landing.
Sunday June 16:
Depart Galt's Mill.
Arrive at Bent Creek.
Monday June 17:
Depart Bent Creek.
Arrive at Wingina.
Tuesday June 18:
Arrive at Howardsville.
Wednesday June 19:
Thursday June 20:
Arrive at Slate River.
Friday June 21:
Depart Slate River.
Arrive at Cartersville.
Saturday June 22:
Arrive at Maiden's Landing approx. 4 pm
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Lynchburg TV station WSET, Channel 13, aired a story about Brightwell’s Mill in Amherst County. The story is by Rachel Schaerr. Longtime JRBF Batteau Man Ricky Brightwell of the batteau Maple Run owns this mill which has been in his … Continue reading
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
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
JRBF Chairman Ralph Smith The fall meeting of the James River Batteau Festival had a great turnout. Many people came and enjoyed good food with their batteau friends. Chairman Ralph Smith had a good meeting and was re-elected Chairman for … Continue reading
The batteau “Slate River” arrived first at Maiden’s on Saturday afternoon. Photos from Maiden’s Landing: Maiden’s Landing was calm and laid back as the batteaux slowly started coming in. T-shirt sales for the JRBF were going well. I was excited … Continue reading
Photos from Cartersville Saturday Morning: Saturday morning in Cartersville was a bit damp and foggy as it had rained again during the night on top of the storm that had hit earlier in the afternoon. It was nice and cool … Continue reading
Photos from Cartersville on Friday night: Cartersville was about like every other time in Cartersville. It was hot, then it rained good and there was mud. The BBQ was very good from the food vendor. Batteau came in gradually, some … Continue reading
Photos from Columbia: After doing ground crew stuff like going to the store and doing postings for the website, I headed for Columbia, Virginia, Thursday afternoon. Right down from Dixie, yes, the heart of Dixie is where rt. 6 and … Continue reading
Friday Morning in the Slate River campsite was a bit soggy but nice and cool. The storm had cooled things down nicely and that made for good sleeping! Stories abounded about the storm and where people were etc. Gradually … Continue reading
The new Batteau “Slate River” arriving first at the Slate River Site Thursday afternoon. Photos from Slate River: The Slate River site of the 2012 James River Batteau Festival was in one word, HOT. Jeff Taylor laid back in a … Continue reading