New London Day 2016 was very nice

The 2016 New London day was very nice. Sponsored by The Friends of New London and Liberty University, the event was held at the historic village of New London which is just west of Lynchburg in Campbell County, VA. The VC&NS had a table with our publications on display.

Photos of the event have been posted on MesserlyPhoto.com. Click here to see photo gallery.

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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.

    Canoeists and Kayakers are welcome to join in the fun. All help is appreciated!

    All boaters are asked if they can help get tires out of the James, starting AFTER Goolsby’s Falls. Tires will be gathered after the falls due to logistics of removing the tires.

    Please contact JRBF Chairman Andrew Shaw for more details or if you have any questions.

     

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      Palmyra Lock Cleanup – November 12, 2016

      Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River - Before Cleanup - October 12, 2016. Photo By Brian Coffield

      Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River – Before Cleanup – October 12, 2016.
      Photo By Brian Coffield

      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 Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River. This is a great opportunity for members to be involved with an activity with the VC&NS by helping clean up this lock. Volunteers are needed and all help will be appreciated!
      If you would like to bring a weedeater and/or chain saw, that would be appreciated. The outside wall is accessible only to tree climbers and we would like the assistance of at least one professional tree climber to help us clear that wall.
      If there are any questions, please contact Brian Coffield 434-760-1183.

       

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

        The Dismal Swamp Nobody Knows

        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 1/2 with staples on the 8 1/2″ dimension, 48 pages. The book has many original drawings and reproductions of original watercolor paintings by William C. Hoffman. Color on Glossy Stock. This book is beautiful. VC&NS members and others are very proud of this beautiful new book.

        This book was released in June, 2016 at the James River Batteau Festival in Lynchburg.  The price is $15 plus tax. VC&NS Members receive a 20% discount. This new book is available on the VC&NS online store . Wholesale orders for museums and bookstores can be placed by contacting  holt@vacanals.org for more information.

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