BatteauColumbia

Columbia – 2012 JRBF News

Photos from Columbia: After doing ground crew stuff like going to the store and doing postings for the website, I headed for Columbia, Virginia, Thursday afternoon. Right down from Dixie, yes, the heart of Dixie is where rt. 6 and 15 intersect near Columbia. I always thought that was cool. Meanwhile it was HOT in…

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Scottsville – 2012 JRBF News

The Town of Scottsville came alive on Wednesday night as the batteaux arrived! The festivities by the town center went well I heard. The Tap Room was crazy with old-timey batteau people singing and dancing until late in the evening. I’ll get some photos of the boats at the ramp this morning and I’ll “see…

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Hatton’s Ferry – 2012 JRBF News

The Batteau “Spirit of the James in Hatton’s Ferry rapid.  Hatton’s Ferry rapid was a nice place to wait for the batteau to come through on Wednesday afternoon en-route to Scottsville. Here are the photos from Hatton’s Ferry: I waited at Hatton’s Ferry and was in the right place at the right time to get…

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Howardsville Site – 2012 JRBF News

The Howardsville site of the James River Batteau Festival was good again this year! Photos below of Howardsville: The grounds were well mowed and the sun was shining over the cold water of the Rockfish River and the warm water of the James. When taking a river bath it’s interesting to go from the cold…

BatteauGalt's Mill site of the JRBFWingina

Wingina Site – 2012 JRBF News

The Batteau “Spirit of Buckingham” departs Wingina Tuesday Morning in route to Howardsville. Photos from Wingina: Wingina was laid back and beautiful as usual. Nothing could be fina than to be in Wingina so they say. Ond boy waiting for the Maple Run said it was his first time at Wingina. In the lazy afternoon…

BatteauLynchburg Launch

The 2012 James River Batteau Festival has started!

The Batteau “Grace of the James” departs Percival’s Island in Lynchburg on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Katy Basten in the white dress! The Lynchburg Launch of the 2012 James River Batteau Festival was a huge success! The weather was beautiful. Jeff Taylor announced the boats departing and the crowd on the beach was pretty big…