Wingina – Tuesday Morning – June 20, 2017.

Anthony Rucker, Batteau, Wingina
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Batteau, Howardsville, Maple Run III, Wingina
Wingina was cool this morning as the camp came back to life. The ice man came by and took orders for ice and later delivered with his little red wagon. The Maple Run crew had a nice campfire and were cooking steak and eggs. The Troop 700 Boy Scouts were busy packing their gear and stopped to pose for a picture to be taken. The Rose of Nelson batteau pulled out due to the crews need to work on their house that they are adding on to. The clouds came over and it started to sprinkle some and the batteaux headed for Howardsville.
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Batteau, Wingina
Wingina was beautiful and peaceful under the canopy of trees along the walkway by the James River on Monday afternoon. The Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department cooked chicken in a large smoker. Mr. Wood, the landowner for the Wingina Site, sat by the river with some of his friends. Many batteau people went up to him and thanked him for letting us camp at his site for all these many years! The batteaux slowly started coming in to the site. Everyone was happy and there were no reports of trouble on the river. Late in the evening Dr. Bill Trout and I remarked at how cool the moon was coming up over the river. The night went on into a peaceful cool night to sleep well by the river.
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James River Cleanup from James River State Park Boat Ramp to Wingina to be on Sat. August 17th!

James River Association, River Cleanup Event, Wingina
Calling All River People to help cleanup the James River on August 17 2013, and high water make up date Sept 07 2013. In conjunction with the James River Association (JRA – Upper James River Keeper, Mr. Pat Calvert), there will be an James river cleanup from the boat ramp at the James River State park to Winginia. This is an approximate 5 mile section of the river. This section is for Batteau People. The JRA is also sponsoring other sections from Lynchburg to Richmond's Reedy Creek that same day. More info to come. The JRA has always done river cleanups close to Richmond, but Mike Neal, Capt. of the  batteau Rose of Nelson has convinced the JRA to come up stream!! The JRA will be doing 95% of the leg work on…
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