The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of The Belle of Rose Isle, A model-maker’s case study of The Reverend Robert Rose’s Double Dug-Out Canoe. By Robert J. Faught, edited by W.E Trout, III, and W.H. Messerly, Jr.
This book explores the history of Robert Rose’s double dug-out canoe by the author’s models that he made to study the various theories about the size of the boats and how many hogsheads each might have carried etc. Many entries from Robert Rose’s diary are cited to help explore this important early history of navigation and trade on the James River before the invention of the Batteau.free download if you would like to help post this information. The VC&NS online store now lists this new publication. Retail is $20.00 plus tax if you are in VA, plus shipping. Members can receive their 20% discount (Be sure to obtain the discount code before you order).