Palmyra Lock Cleanup a Success

Fluvanna County, VC&NS Canal Lock Cleanup
[caption id="attachment_14874" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Lock at Palmyra - AFTER Cleanup, 2016Photo by Brian Coffield[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14867" align="aligncenter" width="588"] Palmyra Lock - After Cleanup - 2016.Photo By Brian Coffield[/caption] 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 partially buried portions of the lock. The VCNS has been doing cleanups at this lock for decades. The lock at Palmyra Mills is the only intact structure in this area that boasts a mill ruins, dam ruins and covered bridge piers. The lock is by no means in perfect condition, but at 165 years old and only cared for by volunteers,…
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