James River Batteau Festival

2020 JRBF Information

Welcome to the 2020 James River Batteau Festival Season. With all the restrictions we all have been facing with the Corona Virus we are posting the latest JRBF information here.  Lynchburg: Launch details to be announced. There are no scheduled activities on Percival’s Island this year. Galt’s Mill to Maiden’s Landing: As of Tuesday May…

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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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Minnie Lee May McGehee, Rest in Peace

“We have come to an end of an era”, said Bill Trout upon hearing the sad news of  Minnie Lee McGehee’s passing. We are sad to announce the passing of VC&NS Lifetime Member, Mrs. Minnie Lee McGehee. Minnie Lee was a lifetime member of the VC&NS. She wrote many articles for The Tiller and wrote many books…