Goolsby’s Incident report according to Charlie Davis, Capt. of the batteau “Virginia Creeper”

Batteau, Batteau Breakup, Howardsville, Scottsville, Virginia Creeper
[nggallery id=38] From Wingina to Howardsville we had major rain, at times you couldn't see 2 hundred yards. We lowered the canvas and a half a dozen kayakers came over to the batteau for shelter. Two women and one fellow stayed aboard for the rest of the trip. Jack and one of the women, Maggie the RN, hit it off over shots of bourbon. The guy who joined us, Henry, floated with us the next day to Scottsville. Wednesday on that trip we got locked up in the rocks about mid-river in some serious current above the falls at Goosby. Punched a hole in the boat you could drop a baseball through. Water poured in, we probably had five or six inches of water in the boat before I could…
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Galt’s Mill Site – 2012 JRBF News

Galt’s Mill Site – 2012 JRBF News

Batteau, Batteau Breakup, Galt's Mill site of the JRBF, Grace of the James
[singlepic id=367 w=320 h=240 float=center] Above: Ned Nelson cleaning the beautiful Cedar deck boards onboard the new Batteau "Fine Creek Mill". The Galt's Mill site of the 2012 James River Batteau Festival was nice and beautiful. The dark green stalks of the cornfield in the background of the length of the campsite was pretty. Batteau People of the Corn or something like that as people camped in various spaces where there was no corn by the road. On the river exciting things were happening for Capt. Mason Basten and his crew of the batteau "Grace of the James". Various versions of "what happened" to Mason's boat floated around the campsite on Saturday night. Seems that the boat had some rotten boards along one place and the boat broke kind of…
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