World Canals Conference

World Canals Conference 2021 to be held in Hagerstown, MD – August 30 – September 2, 2021.

By Bill Holdsworth C&O Canal Association Conococheague Aqueduct was restored to operational condition in 2019. A launch boat exits the aqueduct during opening day celebrations. Photo by Doug Zveare. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association is getting ready to welcome canal enthusiasts from around the world to next year’s World Canals Conference August 30-September, 2021…

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Canal Basin Dig Wood Preservation Project

Bill Trout and Jimmy Moore’s 1983 initial investigation of the James Center first block under construction showed canal boat remnants at the 23’ below street level. The James Center sat on top of and in the Great Turning Basin of the James River and Kanawha Canal. What followed was a massive volunteer canal boat excavation…

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Community Tap Night held at the James River Brewery in Scottsville, February 26th, 2020.

On February 26, 2020 the James River Brewery in Scottsville, VA hosted the VC&NS/JRBF in a fundraising event called the Community Tap Night.  This event came about because Roger Nelson had visited the brewery during a fundraising event for a different nonprofit organization. Roger generously supported that organization by purchasing an ice cold beverage.  Curious…