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Batteaux begin their 35th annual journey down the James River

I Headed down to the river real early this morning hoping to catch some of the fog on the river behind the boats. I arrived at the private landing as it was getting a little daylight and there was no fog. The water was down a lot from the day before and I took a…

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Batteaux ready to go with the flow…

As the mighty James River continues to drop back down from the highs a couple of days ago, the batteaux are looking real good to go! The private landing area near lynchburg showed much improvement in the water levels on Saturday morning. The crew of the batteau Jubilee were onboard and were happy and excited…

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Mac Sammon’s Letter to the VC&NS & JRBF – May 20, 2020.

Longtime VC&NS member & JRBF participant, Mr. Mac Sammons, (above photo with blue vest) has challenged all members to donate $1000 towards our museum and preserving history. Mac wrote a nice letter regarding the recent Sweep sent out via email: Click here to see the pdf file of Mac’s May 20th, 2020 letter.

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Minnie Lee May McGehee, Rest in Peace

“We have come to an end of an era”, said Bill Trout upon hearing the sad news of  Minnie Lee McGehee’s passing. We are sad to announce the passing of VC&NS Lifetime Member, Mrs. Minnie Lee McGehee. Minnie Lee was a lifetime member of the VC&NS. She wrote many articles for The Tiller and wrote many books…