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Batteaux launch from Percival’s Island to begin the 2017 James River Batteau Festival!

The Batteaux slowly made their way to Percival’s Island from Rucker’s Landing. Crowds formed along the bank of the island. The day was cloudy and the water a brown cast from recent rains.  Jeff Taylor was on the bank to announce the start of the festival once again. Many old friends reunited and last minute…

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2017 James River Batteau Festival – Friday night – Getting ready to go at Rucker Landing!

The 2017 James River Batteau Festival is almost here! Most of the batteaux are in the water and on Friday afternoon several more arrived and were launched from Rucker Landing at Rivers Edge Park in Amherst County, VA. Many long time batteau friends were gathering by the river with handshakes and hugs! Gail Timberlake and…