About the VC&NS

Va Faye Batteau

The Batteau “Virginia Faye” at Warren’s Ferry during the 2008
James River
Battteau Festival. Photo by Holt Messerly © 2008-2016, all rights reserved.
(Note: A slice of this photo is used for the heading photo for the store.)

VCNS Online Store:

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society
is proud of the online store!

On April 20, 2009 the new online store went live! Since that time the store has been in operation and many books have been sold and the monies collected via PayPal. This has been a great asset to the VC&NS. You are able to purchase all of our publications such as River Atlas’s online and use your credit card of choice for the transaction. Also, you may pay for memberships and make tax deductible donations to the Canal Society or the Batteau Festival or both!

Click here or on photo above to go to the VCNS Store!

Link is http://vacanals.org/store


Welcome to the

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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