• Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways
  • Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways
  • Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways

Welcome

VC&NS: Who We Are

About VC&NS

The Virginia Canals and Navigations Society’s web pages offer general information of value to its members and interested “canal buffs”.

The organization itself was formed in 1977 to preserve and enhance Virginia’s rich inland waterways heritage in all its fascinating aspects. History, exploration, archeology, modeling, local lore and legend, restoration, preservation, park and trail development – these are some of the many areas of interest our members pursue to their own great satisfaction and frequently to the lasting benefit of their communities and state.

Features

VC&NS Features

News

Latest Posts

Howard Williams, Rest In Peace

The VC&NS and JRBF are sad to announce the passing of Howard Williams. Howard loved the James River Batteau Festival.…

Mike Harris – Rest in Peace

Together we mourn the loss of a batteau family member — Mike Harris. On January 28, 2020 he died peacefully…

Winter Hike on the Canal near Petersburg, VA – January 26th, 2020

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 was a beautiful clear sunny day for a hike along the canal from Ferndale Park where…