Scottsville – June 21, 2017 – Photos by Polly Wooldridge.

Batteau, Scottsville, Slate River
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="136" sortorder="8826,8825,8827,8828" 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="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The batteaux floated between Howardsville and Scottsville on Wednesday. Ms. Polly Wooldridge was there and sent the photos above to share! Thanks Polly! Thursday the batteaux go to Slate River. If you are going, please be aware that the site moved last year to a new location, just across the Slate River (up-river on the James). If you are going by car from rt. 15, pass by the old Solite Plant and continue a few minutes until you pass over the Slate River, which would look like a creek by road, and the entrance to the site will be on your…
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JRBF-2016-Scottsville to Slate River

Batteau, Slate River
Photos above from the Hardware River boat ramp which is between Scottsville and Slate River. Thursday morning in Scottsville was very wet as a big storm hit during the early hours. Rain continued to fall during the morning while the batteaux loaded up to head down-river. Ralph Smith was helpful to the crew of the Thomas Jefferson as he hooked up one of his batteries to their pump to get some of the water out of their boat since they had not arrived back to camp yet. After visiting with some canoeist friends from Richmond who canceled their trip after arriving in Scottsville, I headed down to the Hardware River boat ramp. The water was rising there but still wasn't muddy. A couple of hours later I headed to the…
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Slate River site report from photographer Doug Berry.

Batteau, Slate River
[nggallery id=34] What the hey?  I don't even know where I am.  I think about six of those trains in Scottsville ran over my SUV in the middle of the night.  (The first train that came by, I woke up and thought I must have parked on the train tracks by mistake.  What a fright!  and you can put that in your blog if you like.) I don't have much to say about Slate River except that it was a fast trip.  The fastest I've ever seen.  It only took us about three hours to make the trip of ? miles.  And that's stopping to tie the canoes together to eat and socialize and just drift down the river.  And there were waves at Seven Mile Island that were most…
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Slate River – Thursday Night – JRBF News – 6-21-12

Slate River – Thursday Night – JRBF News – 6-21-12

Batteau, Slate River, Uncategorized
[singlepic id=1175 w=320 h=240 float=center] The new Batteau "Slate River" arriving first at the Slate River Site Thursday afternoon.  Photos from Slate River: [nggallery id=18] The Slate River site of the 2012 James River Batteau Festival was in one word, HOT. Jeff Taylor laid back in a nice chair beside where I was sitting on a towel and several other ground crew people here and there. An informal snoring contest pursued. The water in the river was cold where the Slate River comes into the James. Feeling the cold water on your legs and feet and warm above is wild. And the darn little minnows kept nibbling at my body all over as I swam. The funniest thing you could ever imagine was when Shirley Snidow, Spirit of the James…
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