• 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

Longtime friend of the Batteau Festival, Mike Lee, has died.

The photos above were taken during the 2018 JRBF at Bent Creek as the State Park batteau was departing.  Longtime…

The Rucker Family Society visited Batteau House on June 6, 2019.

On June 6th, 2019, the Rucker Family Society came to Batteau House in a big way!  A big beautiful Abbott…

1st annual Rivanna Riverfest was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

The VC&NS had a table at the 1st annual Rivanna Riverfest on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Darden Towe Park…