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
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.
The VC&NS and JRBF are sad to announce the passing of Howard Williams. Howard loved the James River Batteau Festival. Many times he would ride his scooter to Howardsville or Wingina or Scottsville and all points in between. Howard spent many years on various batteaux such as the Fluvanna and often rode as the guest of… Continue reading Howard Williams, Rest In Peace
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.
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.