Tiller

Storytellers Needed!

The Tiller magazine is a journal of what the canal society does, including special events we attend and accomplishments and milestones of our members. The James River Batteau Festival always provides us with opportunities to document great stories and we have one such story in hand that will be told in the upcoming Tiller. However,…

Batteau

River Management Society Symposium

The River Management Society is holding their annual symposium April 12-15, 2021. It will be all virtual — if you are interested, you can register here: https://www.river-management.org/symposium. Brian Coffield and Roger Nelson of the VC&NS will be featured in a video about the history of the batteau on the James River. **Update: Here is a…

James River

Amherst Reverse Holiday Parade

Laura Rann, the volunteer coordinator at the James River State Park, contacted me and asked if I would operate the sweep for the batteau Madison on an important adventure. As I’m not usually inclined to turn down a batteau trip, I said I’d love to help. It turned out that the adventure was to be…