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Scottsville – June 21, 2017 – Photos by Polly Wooldridge.

The batteaux floated between Howardsville and Scottsville on Wednesday. Ms. Polly Wooldridge was there and sent the photos above to share! Thanks Polly! Thursday the batteaux go to Slate River. If you are going, please be aware that the site … Continue reading

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Howardsville – Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2017.

The batteaux traveled from Wingina to Howardsville on Tuesday. The river was high, fast and muddy, but was slowly receding and calming down all during the day. The batteau Ladies Slipper was the first to arrive. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Wingina – Tuesday Morning – June 20, 2017.

The batteaux traveled from Bent Creek to Wingina on Monday. The batteau Anthony Rucker had some trouble along the way somehow getting stuck on some rocks and a major board along the waterline broke off the boat causing it to … Continue reading

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Galt’s Mill Site – Sunday Morning – June 18, 2017.

Arriving at the Galt’s Mill site of the James River Batteau Festival a little before 7:00 AM, I saw the sun rising almost over the mountain in the distance. The campsite was busy with people getting ready for the day. … Continue reading

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Batteaux launch from Percival’s Island to begin the 2017 James River Batteau Festival!

The Batteaux slowly made their way to Percival’s Island from Rucker’s Landing. Crowds formed along the bank of the island. The day was cloudy and the water a brown cast from recent rains.  Jeff Taylor was on the bank to … Continue reading

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2017 James River Batteau Festival – Friday night – Getting ready to go at Rucker Landing!

The 2017 James River Batteau Festival is almost here! Most of the batteaux are in the water and on Friday afternoon several more arrived and were launched from Rucker Landing at Rivers Edge Park in Amherst County, VA. Many long … Continue reading

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