Canal Basin Dig Artifacts

A New Home For Number One

Written by Rachel Mahoney and edited by Bill Trout The frayed, rusty remains of a canal packet boat that provide the ghost of a glimpse of Virginia’s historic canal system now sit on display at its own exhibit next to the canal society’s Batteau House – a sight better than the muddy burial grounds it…

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Moving artifacts from Kittiewan

On December 7, 2019 a group of about a dozen VC&NS volunteers went to the Kittiewan Plantation (Archaeological Society of Virginia headquarters) to begin the task of moving the canal basin dig artifacts to the VC&NS headquarters in Madison Heights, VA. All the small items contained in boxes were loaded into a box trailer and…