VCNS Board of Directors tour Richmond Pumphouse – April 14th, 2018. By Brian Coffield

Photo of wood batteau parts in water by Brian Coffield. Other photos by David Samuel. On April 14, 2018, after the VC&NS board of directors held their quarterly meeting in Powhatan, Virginia. The group attended an open house event at the Pump House in on the canal in Richmond.  The event was hosted by aRead moreRead more

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    Canal Walk Trail video from Richmond Downtown to Maymont

    I found a nice video online of someone jogging from downtown Richmond up to Maymont  Park. The video is a little choppy but it’s worth taking a look at. Enjoy.   Share with your Canal and Batteau Friends!

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      Inland Waterways International supports canal in Richmond

      To all those interested in the future of Richmond’s historic canal: The attached letter is from Mr. D.J. Ballinger, president of the international canal organization Inland Waterways International, containing a resolution of support for the preservation and wise use of the remains of the James River & Kanawha Canal in Richmond. Originally known as theRead moreRead more

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        Richmond’s History along the canal also had a narrow gauge railroad.

        Another aspect of the historical significance of the site of Venture Richmond’s proposed amphitheater is the narrow gauge railroad tracks that are on the towpath of the south bank of the canal.  This railroad track probably connected Tredegar Iron Works with the iron works on Belle Isle.  The stone pillars and one section of trestleRead moreRead more

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          Richmond, VA’s TV Channel 8 coverage of canal wall demolition.

          The Channel 8 reporter is interested in getting to the bottom of the demolition of the 150 feet of canal wall on city property.  She has done three stories so far.  Jennifer had some excellent quotes. http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7869757&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7873928&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7878963&autostart=true The reporter got the contractor for the 2nd St. Connector project to show her the plansRead moreRead more

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            OHNA calls for investigation into the destruction of canal property

            Richmond, VA: The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association (OHNA) acknowledges to Venture Richmond that OHNA made an incorrect assumption that Venture Richmond would be aware of bulldozers and construction crews operating on their own property, and therefore made the erroneous statement that Venture Richmond was responsible for the recent damage to the historic wall and canal.Read moreRead more

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