• 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

Former VC&NS President Robert Michael “Buddy” High, 73, died Sunday, May 19, 2019.

We are sad to announce that former Virginia Canals & Navigations Society President and Chairman of the James River Batteau Festival,…

James River Foot Bridge – Appalachian Trail – April 28, 2019 with Bill Trout.

Bill Trout and Holt Messerly visited the James River Foot Bridge at Snowden, down-river from Balcony Falls on Sunday, April…

Jordan’s Point – Miller’s House Museum – Lexington, VA – April 28th, 2019 with Bill Trout.

On Sunday April 28th, 2019 Bill Trout and Holt Messerly stopped by the Miller’s House at Jordan’s Point in Lexington…