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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 announce the start of the festival once again. Many old friends reunited and last minute…

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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 time batteau friends were gathering by the river with handshakes and hugs! Gail Timberlake and…

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Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: “Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors to join in the festivities of the day but also…

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JRBF-2016-Cartersville – FESTIVAL ENDS EARLY FOR MOST OF THE BATTEAU GROUPS DUE TO HIGH WATER ON THE WAY!

The 31st annual James River Batteau Festival came to an end for most of the batteau groups at Cartersville. Some groups decided to continue on to Maiden’s. The big rains in the mountains is causing the river to rise and based on the reports up-stream and predictions of high water, most of the batteaux are…

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JRBF-2016-Wingina-Monday-Night

Wingina was beautiful and peaceful under the canopy of trees along the walkway by the James River on Monday afternoon. The Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department cooked chicken in a large smoker. Mr. Wood, the landowner for the Wingina Site, sat by the river with some of his friends. Many batteau people went up to him…