Author Archives: VCNS

Appomattox River Festival – 2018 – By Brian Coffield.

The 4thannual Appomattox Riverfest was held on April 28, 2018 at Appomattox Riverside Park in Dinwiddie County. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).  This event brings together state and local agencies and volunteer … Continue reading

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VCNS Board of Directors tour Richmond Pumphouse – April 14th, 2018. By Brian Coffield

Photo of wood batteau parts in water by Brian Coffield. Other photos by David Samuel. On April 14, 2018, after the VC&NS board of directors held their quarterly meeting in Powhatan, Virginia. The group attended an open house event at … Continue reading

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Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: “Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the … Continue reading

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VC&NS Fundraising – Krogers Reward Card

Please link your Krogers rewards card so that your spending can help the VC&NS in our fundraising. Thank you to Donna Riedel for setting up this new deal for the VC&NS. Please see the following instructions on how to link … Continue reading

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Cape Fear River Atlas – First Edition, 2016

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of the Cape Fear River Atlas, First Edition – 2016. Authors W.E. Trout, III, John Hairr and Nancy R. Trout. This new atlas is 151 pages plus covers … Continue reading

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VC&NS New Publication: The Belle of Rose Isle, A model-maker’s case study of The Reverend Robert Rose’s Double Dug-Out Canoe.

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of The Belle of Rose Isle, A model-maker’s case study of The Reverend Robert Rose’s Double Dug-Out Canoe. By Robert J. Faught, edited by W.E Trout, III, and … Continue reading

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Palmyra Lock Cleanup a Success

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a small band of canal enthusiasts armed with chain saws launched a post-dawn raid on the lock at Palmyra Mills, beside the Rivanna River. The goal was to catch up on tree removal and uncover … Continue reading

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Great Bridge Heritage Festival a Success

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation held their 7th annual Waterways Heritage Festival on October 15th, 2016. The festival is held at a park in Chesapeake, Virginia adjacent to where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake and Albemarle … Continue reading

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