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JRBF-2021-Maiden’s Landing – June 26, 2021 – 36th annual James River Batteau Festival ends quietly at Maiden’s Landing.

The 36th annual James River Batteau Festival ended on a nice day at Maiden’s Landing in Powhatan, Virginia. The new batteau built by Andrew Shaw and his friends came poling in looking great and was the first to arrive. Bill Trout was up on the bank overlooking the bridge and boat ramp area. He was…

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JRBF History Tent Set up at Galt’s Mill – Friday June 18, 2021

The new “Batteau History” tent as Bill Trout calls it was set up today in Galt’s Mill with the special assistance of Former JRBF Chairman, David Haney and Hudson Funderburk, (Son of Nathan Funderburk). First the tent was set up and then the new fly was placed over the tent’s front pole and then four…

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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…