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.
Lynchburg TV station WSET, Channel 13, aired a story about Brightwell's Mill in Amherst County. The story is by Rachel Schaerr. Longtime JRBF Batteau Man Ricky Brightwell of the batteau Maple Run owns this mill which has been in his family for generations. Ricky believes many of our batteau family will be interested in efforts to save and restore another Virginia landmark. Brightwell’s Mill is located in Amherst County at 684 Brightwell’s Mill Road, Madison Heights, VA 24572. This 100% water-powered grist mill dates early 1800”s and is located on Beck’s Creek (aka Stovall’s Creek) less than four miles west of Galt’s Mill. Also visit Facebook page: Brightwell’s Mill Restoration. Also visit Flickr.com – ‘an afternoon at Brightwell’s Mill’ http://www.wset.com/story/20755723/family-working-to-save-brightwells-mill