VC&NS Annual Conference & Membership Meeting – May 7-8, 2022

The 45th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society and the Spring Meeting of the James River Batteau Festival will be held on May 7-8, 2022. Location: Rassawek Vineyard, 6276 River Road West, Columbia, VA 23038 Please click here to download the registration form. You may pay the fee online… Continue reading VC&NS Annual Conference & Membership Meeting – May 7-8, 2022

Thank you JRBF supporters, from Brian Coffield – VC&NS President.

Attention supporters and participants of the James River Batteau Festival! The VCNS would like to thank you for your support over the years, and we hope things will be back to normal for the 2021 JRBF. As you know, the VCNS is the parent organization of the JRBF. We’re a nonprofit that is supported primarily… Continue reading Thank you JRBF supporters, from Brian Coffield – VC&NS President.

Longtime friend of the Batteau Festival, Mike Lee, has died.

The photos above were taken during the 2018 JRBF at Bent Creek as the State Park batteau was departing.  Longtime friend and supporter of the James River Batteau Festival, Mike Lee, has died on June 3rd, 2019. Mike has helped the JRBF for many many years in all kinds of ways! He owned a huge… Continue reading Longtime friend of the Batteau Festival, Mike Lee, has died.

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