James River CleanupVCNS Annual Conference & Membership MeetingVolunteer Opportunities

VC&NS 42nd Annual Meeting & River Clean-up, September 14, 2019, Powhatan, VA.

The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society will be held at Powhatan State Park on September 14th, 2019. Powhatan State Park is located at 4616 Powhatan State Park Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, Phone number 804- 598-7148, email: powhatan@dcr.virginia.com There will be a river cleanup starting at 8:30 am and ending at 4:00…

BatteauBuddy HighJames River Batteau Festival

Former VC&NS President Robert Michael “Buddy” High, 73, died Sunday, May 19, 2019.

We are sad to announce that former Virginia Canals & Navigations Society President and Chairman of the James River Batteau Festival, Buddy High, has died. Robert Michael “Buddy” High, of Valentines, Virginia,  73, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. Buddy went home to be with the Lord…

Amazing Virginia CanalsCoastal CanoeistsDouthat State Park

Bill Trout speaks to Coastal Canoeists at Douthat State Park – April 27, 2019.

Bill Trout presented his new book Amazing Virginia Canals to the Coastal Canoeists at their spring meeting at Douthat State Park, near Clifton Forge, Virginia. After the pot-luck dinner at an open pavilion beside the lake at Douthat, Bill spoke about his new book. He held up laminated poster versions of many of the pages…


Boat Flipping – April 27th, 2019

There will be a boat flipping event at Byrne Nelson’s house on Saturday April 27th, 2019. Batteau Flipping Event (there are 3 batteaux to be flipped) April 27, 2:00 p.m. 4468 Gravel Hill Rd, Dillwyn VA 23936 Food and Beverages will be served If there are any questions, contact Roger Nelson 434-221-9000.