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Batteaux to launch from Percival’s Island Saturday.

From JRBF Chairman Andrew Shaw: With social distancing restrictions lifted, Lynchburg is now allowing our traditional Percival’s launch.   Batteaux are encouraged to stop at Percival’s Island, as traditionally done in the past, to prepare for the official launch, signaled by the cannon blast from the Lizzie Langley at 11:00am.   Jeff Taylor will announce…

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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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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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2020 JRBF Information

June 5th, 2020 – JRBF update from Chairman Andrew Shaw: “There will be no official James River Batteau Festival this year and as such no public launch party at Percivals Island in Lynchburg, and no festival activities in Scottsville. The Batteau crews will make their journey from Lynchburg to Richmond stopping at their traditional stops, minimal…