WelcomeThe purpose of this blog is to document the construction of a new batteau and the execution of our ambitious plan to retrace the intended James River and Kanawah Canal line. We are undertaking this task in commemoration of the Bi-Centennial of Chief Justice John Marshall's 1812 river survey, which explored a critical transportion corridor still in use today. This is our tribute to the bold men whose steadfast resolve to establish commercial links across the rugged and unforgiving Appalachian Mountains helped make this Nation what it is today.
www.vacanals.org for more information regarding the James River Batteau Festival and the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society. Without these institutions, this expedition would not be possible.
Daily Archives: April 16, 2012
Last night at nine o’clock an exhausted but excited Marshall crew poled into Lynchburg where we were greeted at the James River Float Company by a dedicated group of friends and family. Four of the six crew are Lynchburg natives; all eagerly devoured the pot luck meal … Continue reading