Bruce Terrell’s thesis The James River Bateau: Tobacco transport in the Upland Virginia, 1745-1840 is posted online and can be downloaded. Click here to see the page on East Carolina University’s website. Share with your Canal and Batteau Friends!
The JRBF fall meeting took place on October 20, 2018 at Howardsville. The day started out cool and cloudy but the weather turned beautiful and it was a lovely fall day. The fun and fellowship included a paddle from Wingina to Howardsville just prior to the meeting and even the foot of mud on theRead moreRead more
Hey Folks, I hope everyone has had a great summer and is looking forward to the fall. In the last several years, we have lost the tradition of having a fall meeting due to the fact that it was connected to the Tireless James, which was frequently canceled due to rain. Many have expressed aRead moreRead more
On July 21, 2018, the VC&NS participated in the 7th annual James River Transportation Festival on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This festival, which began in 2012, was conceived of by Peter Hamel, who is the Ridge District interpreter for the Blue Ridge Parkway. His goal is to bring attention to the James River Visitors CenterRead moreRead more
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 groups with an interest in the local ecology and in educating the general public aboutRead moreRead more
On Saturday April 23, 2016 The James River Batteau Festival will be represented by Chairman Andrew Shaw. A Swiftwater Rescue Class will be held near Lynchburg, VA led by Andrew and others. Many Batteau groups will be attending for hands on safety training by/in the river. Be sure to get a wetsuit that fits orRead moreRead more