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 a… Continue reading VCNS Board of Directors tour Richmond Pumphouse – April 14th, 2018. By Brian Coffield
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.
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 the… Continue reading Inland Waterways International supports canal in Richmond
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 trestle… Continue reading Richmond’s History along the canal also had a narrow gauge railroad.
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 plans… Continue reading Richmond, VA’s TV Channel 8 coverage of canal wall demolition.
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.… Continue reading OHNA calls for investigation into the destruction of canal property
RICHMOND, VA: On Tuesday September 16th, 2012, Venture Richmond proceeded to damage a portion of the historic James River and Kanawha canal bank and to destroy a century-old brick structural component of the canal. The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association (OHNA) has called for the preservation of the 200 year old canal, built largely with slave labor when… Continue reading Venture Richmond damages a portion of the historic James River and Kanawha Canal
Editors Note: The following email was received from Bill Trout: To be proposed for approval on September … WHEREAS, the James River Canal is an important historic landmark: the first towpath canal system with locks in the United States, first constructed while George Washington was the canal company’s honorary president; that the World… Continue reading World Canal Conference in China issues statement on Canal in Danger in Richmond, VA
by Charles Pool. There is a canal preservation alert in the city of Richmond, Va. where Venture Richmond has revealed plans to irreparably damage one of the oldest sections of the James River and Kanawha Canal in order to improve the sight lines for a proposed amphitheater. This section of the canal was built shortly… Continue reading Historic Canal in Richmond in DANGER of being destroyed by amphitheater
VC&NS Trustee, Dr. Bill Trout submitted this article for everyone to read since the canal in Richmond is in danger! The following article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch and we are re-posting it here in the public interest: Save Richmond’s canals, again Our historic canals should be saved so their future development can… Continue reading Canal in Richmond VA in danger with proposed development!