Category Archives: James River & Kanawha Canal

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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    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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      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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            OHNA calls for investigation into the destruction of canal property

            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

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              Venture Richmond damages a portion of the historic James River and Kanawha Canal

              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

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                World Canal Conference in China issues statement on Canal in Danger in Richmond, VA

                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

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