Palmyra Lock Cleanup a Success

Fluvanna County, VC&NS Canal Lock Cleanup
[caption id="attachment_14874" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Lock at Palmyra - AFTER Cleanup, 2016Photo by Brian Coffield[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14867" align="aligncenter" width="588"] Palmyra Lock - After Cleanup - 2016.Photo By Brian Coffield[/caption] On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a small band of canal enthusiasts armed with chain saws launched a post-dawn raid on the lock at Palmyra Mills, beside the Rivanna River. The goal was to catch up on tree removal and uncover partially buried portions of the lock. The VCNS has been doing cleanups at this lock for decades. The lock at Palmyra Mills is the only intact structure in this area that boasts a mill ruins, dam ruins and covered bridge piers. The lock is by no means in perfect condition, but at 165 years old and only cared for by volunteers,…
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Palmyra Lock Cleanup – November 12, 2016

VC&NS Canal Lock Cleanup
[caption id="attachment_14829" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River - Before Cleanup - October 12, 2016.Photo By Brian Coffield[/caption] Palmyra Lock Cleanup November 12, 2016 Begin at 9:00 am The lock is located behind the Fluvanna County Courthouse at 72 Main Street, Palmyra, Virginia. VC&NS past President, Mr. Brian Coffield, is planning a canal lock cleanup event at the Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River. This is a great opportunity for members to be involved with an activity with the VC&NS by helping clean up this lock. Volunteers are needed and all help will be appreciated! If you would like to bring a weedeater and/or chain saw, that would be appreciated. The outside wall is accessible only to tree climbers and we would like the assistance of at least…
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