Welcome to the VC&NS.

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

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.

This site features the following:

• Information and direct links for contacting members and other related sites.

• Access to publications on Virginia rivers and navigation’s.

• Planned events, tours, conferences, and workshops.

• Highlights from The Tiller and The Sweep, two quarterly publications by the VC&NS.

• Planned events, tours, conferences, and workshops.


Related links:

James River Batteau Festival.

The Archeological Society of Virginia.

Friends of the Chessie Trail

Yet another canal dedicated web page.

Blackwater Creek Associations/Batteau Blackwater web page.

Canal Basin Square.

USGS online river gauges

Dismal Swamp

VC&NS Archives at the Library of Virginia.

C&O Canal in Washington County, Maryland



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