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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…

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Howard Williams, Rest In Peace

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…

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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…