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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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Brightwell’s Mill featured on local Channel 13 in Lynchburg

Lynchburg TV station WSET, Channel 13, aired a story about Brightwell’s Mill in Amherst County. The story is by Rachel Schaerr. Longtime JRBF Batteau Man Ricky Brightwell of the batteau Maple Run owns this mill which has been in his family for generations. Ricky believes many of our batteau family will be interested in efforts…