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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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Justin Andrew Samuels, Rest in Peace.

  This week, the batteau community joins the Samuels’ family in mourning the loss of the batteau “Rivertime” crew member Justin Samuels. With his booming voice, boundless enthusiasm, and outgoing spirit, Justin was an unmistakable feature of the James River Batteau Festival in recent years. His absence on the river next year will be palpable. While we…