2017 JRBF – Maiden’s Landing – Photos by Doug Berry.

Batteau, Maiden's Landing
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="137" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="100" thumbnail_height="75" thumbnail_crop="1" ngg_triggers_display="always" is_ecommerce_enabled="0" order_by="filename" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The 2017 James River Batteau Festival came to a quiet end at Maiden's Landing on Saturday, June 24th. Photographer Doug Berry was there and shared the above photos!  The rain that was expected from a tropical storm a few days earlier went north and the day ended up being mostly sunny. The batteaux and other canoes and kayaks and canoe-rafts etc made their way to Maiden's. Shirley Snidow texted that she was sitting with Dr. Bill Trout at the VC&NS booth.  The batteaux were loaded onto their trailers and everyone looks forward to next year! 
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Water Level Data at Cartersville – Sunday, June 26, 2016

Batteau, Cartersville, Maiden's Landing
[caption id="attachment_153137" align="aligncenter" width="2597"] Cartersville River Level DataFrom Friday, June 24 to Sunday June 26, 2016[/caption] Wow, Look at the actual data on the above chart. See how the level changed from Friday to Saturday and then Sunday. This graph shows that the predictions from up-river of a big flush of water on the way were really accurate. Thanks to everyone for taking precautions ahead of this water. Photos above by Brian Coffield. Note that the photo on the upper left was at 1:00 PM., and the other three photos at 9:00 AM. Compare to the chart and you can see the difference in a light spot in the grass to compare the difference in the river levels. If you have photos of the high water you would like to…
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Lisa Barbieri from the batteau “Clifton Lee” with Maiden’s landing in sight for the first time on her new batteau!

Batteau, Clifton Lee, Maiden's Landing
Lisa Barbieri from the batteau "Clifton Lee" loves this photo of her standing on the front of her new boat approaching the Maiden's bridge. She said: "I love that picture of me named water willow.  My crew member Keith Flanagan snapped that as I was taking the Clifton Lee into Maidens.  The colors are amazing and I was so filled with joy! Love ya, Lisa" P.S.  Editor's Note: We are glad this is a dog friendly boat. Sorry Jake Dog and I couldn't make it to Cartersville that am to go with this boat the last day. We wanted to but it was just too much to make it there in time etc. Holt
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Maiden’s Landing – Last Stop of the 2013 JRBF – News from Doug Berry

Batteau, Maiden's Landing
Our friend Doug Berry has been taking some photos for the JRBF this week and also paddling a canoe writes about Maiden's Landing: Doug Berry said: "I came in first at Maiden's Landing.  (No kidding, as far as I know I was the first canoe/kayak.)  The first batteau in was Randy Waycaster and the Slate River Batteau, not that it matters.  I wish I had been the last one coming in from the river.  Shortly after most people arrived we had a pouring down rain shower.  So lots of us were loading up batteau, canoes, etc. in the downpour.  No one seem to particularly mind.  Most were glad they weren't still on the river.  Some were glad to cool off.  Some were still on the river.  We said our goodbyes…
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