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Batteaux have great launch from Percival’s Island today, June 15th, 2019.

The weather was great for the start of the 2019 James River Batteau Festival. It was nice and clear and sunny, the river water was a good color, not muddy and conditions were just right! The batteaux slowly drifted down to Percival’s Island to wait for the official launch as they were announced by Jeff…

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33rd Annual James River Batteau Festival has started from Percival’s Island – June 16, 2018

The James River Batteau Festival began in Lynchburg, Virginia. The boats were lined up along the beach of Percival’s Island. Once again Jeff Taylor announced the boats and did a fantastic job as usual. The weather was perfect, the kind you only get once every few festivals! Everyone looked all clean and ready to go…

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Friday Night – Amherst County Boat Ramp:

The 2015 James River Batteau Festival is almost ready to go! Last minute patching of holes with oakum, loading gear and boxes and of course hugs and handshakes all around! Many old friends happy to see one another once again! The crew of the Batteau Margaret Stevens were very excited as the new crew put…

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Columbia – Friday mid-afternoon update

Zoom Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly Regular Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly The river at Columbia was drifting along slowly and the sun shone bright with a few clouds here and there. The batteau Slate River came in and stopped for a short break before departing for Cartersville. After a while…

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Sunday Morning – Departing Galt’s Mill

Zoom Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly 12…4► Regular Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly The sun shone brightly over the old timey James River this morning. As I drove across the Monacan Bridge there was beautiful fog in a patch by the river. Arriving at Galt’s Mill about 8:15am the crews were…

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Galt’s Mill – Saturday Night Update…

Zoom Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly Regular Lens Gallery – Photos by Holt Messerly Later in the evening in Galt’s Mill, the sun was a golden glow against the river and green trees on the opposite bank. The day on the river went well for most groups, however, there were a few issues.…