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History of the James River Batteau Festival – Vol. 1, 1986-2020 – Information for New Book:

History of the James River Batteau Festival, Vol. 1, 1986-2020, the first 35 years is the newest book being sponsored by Bill Trout. Holt Messerly is gathering  old photos, stories, historical events and information from the JRBF’s first 35 years.  This year, 2021 and probably into 2022, the goal is to visit many of the…

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JRBF Camping Fees, Dues, Donations & Atlases:

https://vacanals.org/shop/?group_id=5  Dear JRBF Partipants, It’s that time of year again, preparing for the JRBF by paying camping fees and dues. The VC&NS online store has camping fees, dues and donations available. Camping fees online can be purchased for daily, or weekly. Donations can be made at $1 each or $100 each as there are two…

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Cartersville – June 27, 2020 – Batteaux Head to Maidens Landing while Bill Trout headed into the ditch!

With my dog Jake resting his nose on the nice cool air in the truck the whole way to Cartersville, we arrived just in time to for me to jump out with the camera and take a group shot!  I brought Bill Trout a biscuit for breakfast and left Jake in the truck a while…

Scottsville

Scottsville – Wednesday June 24th, 2020

Arriving at Scottsville and going over the railroad tracks towards the boat ramp I quickly saw what a mess things were down there with lots of mud from the recent high water. I took a photo of the river level lines with the river in the background and decided an indoor place to eat was…

Hatton's Ferry

Hattons Ferry – Wednesday June 24th, 2020

The river at Hattons Ferry was moving along in a great current. The Ferry was across the river for a change. Usually I’ve seen it on river-left beside the history display. There is a real tall sign with the different dates and how high the water was. Awesome sign. Some of the dates bring back…

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Wingina was beautiful as usual today!

The mid afternoon sun glowing through the trees along the walkway by the river in Wingina was beautiful today! I arrived to find Bill Trout sitting with long time batteauist and musician Jason Hatcher and his friend on the other side of Bill playing a guitar and singing. The man with the guitar said that…

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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…