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Lady’s Slipper Batteau Flipped – May 11th, 2019 at Gail Timberlake’s House.

It was a fantastic morning at Gail Timberlake’s house in Powhatan, Virginia. John Rothert, one of the JRBF Founders, was there directing how to place people and what to do in the boat flipping process. When John gave the signal we lifted the boat and then we went around several people at a time and then the boat was lowered onto hay bales on the first side, then the boat was lifted on the second side onto the other bales.

Holt Messerly presented Gail Timberlake with a personally signed copy from Bill Trout of the new Amazing Virginia Canals book!

Afterwards the ladies started cleaning out old oakum to start the process to get ready for this years festival.

This was a great morning and it was good to see many festival members again!

Holt