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VC&NS - Upcoming EventsJun16Sat201811:00 AM JRBF – Start – Saturday June 16,... @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJRBF – Start – Saturday June 16,... @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJun 16 @ 11:00 AMThe Launch of the 33rd annual James River Batteau Festival in 2018 will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM. View Percival’s Island – James River Batteau Festival in a larger mapShare with your Canal and Batteau Friends!
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VC&NS News – Recent Posts
- VCNS Board of Directors tour Richmond Pumphouse – April 14th, 2018. By Brian Coffield April 21, 2018
- Winner of the 50/50 Raffle July 14, 2017
- Response to Pledge Card July 14, 2017
- Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017 June 10, 2017
- VC&NS Fundraising – Krogers Reward Card April 11, 2017
- Cape Fear River Atlas – First Edition, 2016 March 11, 2017
- 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. December 4, 2016
- Introducing our 2017 Fundraising Campaign – “Friends First” November 20, 2016
- Palmyra Lock Cleanup a Success November 14, 2016
- Great Bridge Heritage Festival a Success November 14, 2016
Category Archives: Canal in Danger
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. Share with your Canal and Batteau Friends!
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
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
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
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
RICHMOND, VA: On Tuesday September 16th, 2012, Venture Richmond proceeded to damage a portion of the historic James River and Kanawha canal bank and to destroy a century-old brick structural component of the canal. The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association (OHNA) has called … Continue reading
Editors Note: The following email was received from Bill Trout: To be proposed for approval on September … WHEREAS, the James River Canal is an important historic landmark: the first towpath canal system with locks in the United States, … Continue reading
by Charles Pool. There is a canal preservation alert in the city of Richmond, Va. where Venture Richmond has revealed plans to irreparably damage one of the oldest sections of the James River and Kanawha Canal in order to improve … Continue reading