• 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.

The VC&NS is a 501 (c)3
Non Profit Organization.

Features

VC&NS Features

News

Latest Posts

Altavista Batteau Fragment

In 1999, a 36-foot long batteau fragment was found in the Staunton River at the site of Altavista’s old batteau…

A New Home For Number One

Written by Rachel Mahoney and edited by Bill Trout The frayed, rusty remains of a canal packet boat that provide…

Rassawek Fall Festival

Bill Trout and I attended the Fall Festival at Rassawek on October 23 and 24, to represent the VC&NS and…