Scottsville Site Information – Please note info about ramps and camping!

Scottsville
On Wednesday, June 20th the historic and beautiful Town of Scottsville will once again host the James River Batteau Festival, and James River Reeling & Rafting is once again graciously allowing the JRBF to use their private riverfront property during the stop in Scottsville. (The property up-river from the gate at the public boat ramp parking lot) In an effort to keep this festival space as safe and accessible as possible, the following will be enforced: (PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST!) • The campground/festival grounds will be restricted to foot traffic only and vehicles limited exclusively to JRBF vendors, JRR&R staff/customers throughout the entire day. • ONLY JRR&R CUSTOMERS WILL BE PERMITTED TO DOCK AT THE JRR&R RAMP. (The small ramp river left beside the Scottsville Festival activities.) Followers of the…
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Second Annual Amherst County Batteau Day – June 9, 2018.

Amherst County, Amherst County Batteau Day
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="140" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="100" thumbnail_height="75" thumbnail_crop="1" ngg_triggers_display="always" is_ecommerce_enabled="0" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The second annual Amherst County Batteau Day was held beside Rucker Landing beside the James River on the Amherst County Side. The weather was beautiful as I toured the various period craft booths and groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and a nice group of ladies from the Legacy group. A man played his instruments and sang in front of the James River Association's Lynchburg office. Dr. Bill Trout and Philip de Vos had the VC&NS booth with the many publications and information on display. Octavia Starbuck was all smiles as she rode the golf cart to check on…
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JRBF Spring Meeting 2018 – Scottsville Virginia

Batteau, James River Association, JRBF General Information, JRBF Meeting
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="138" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="100" thumbnail_height="75" thumbnail_crop="1" ngg_triggers_display="always" is_ecommerce_enabled="0" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The annual spring meeting of the James River Batteau Festival was held on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. The Tavern on the James in Scottsville, Virginia was the location. The site was very nice and the food outstanding. Chairman Shaw called the meeting to order. Announcements about the sites and cleanups and the need for someone to be the ice vendor for the festival. Other people spoke about the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society publications and memberships. Rob Campbell from the James River Association spoke about a new batteau for the JRA to use in downtown lynchburg for public events. They are not…
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Boat Flipping at Byrne Nelson’s House – May 6th, 2018

Batteau, Boat Flipping, Boat Flipping, Rosalee
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="139" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="100" thumbnail_height="75" thumbnail_crop="1" ngg_triggers_display="always" is_ecommerce_enabled="0" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The Boat Flipping at Byrne Nelson's home was fun. Some Batteau Festival people drove down country roads from Scottsville following as a group to get there after the JRBF Meeting. There were two boats there. The first was the batteau Queen Anne, being run by Brian Coffield and crew. The second boat is the Rosalee, run by Byrne and Roger Nelson and crew. People gathered along the sides of the boats and lifted and moved around etc to flip the boats. This was not the first time for many of the old timers in attendance.  The shade under the huge White Oak…
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2017 JRBF – Maiden’s Landing – Photos by Doug Berry.

Batteau, Maiden's Landing
[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="137" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_horizontal_filmstrip" image_crop="0" image_pan="1" show_playback_controls="1" show_captions="0" caption_class="caption_overlay_bottom" caption_height="70" aspect_ratio="1.5" width="100" width_unit="%" transition="fade" transition_speed="1" slideshow_speed="5" border_size="0" border_color="#ffffff" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="100" thumbnail_height="75" thumbnail_crop="1" ngg_triggers_display="always" is_ecommerce_enabled="0" order_by="filename" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The 2017 James River Batteau Festival came to a quiet end at Maiden's Landing on Saturday, June 24th. Photographer Doug Berry was there and shared the above photos!  The rain that was expected from a tropical storm a few days earlier went north and the day ended up being mostly sunny. The batteaux and other canoes and kayaks and canoe-rafts etc made their way to Maiden's. Shirley Snidow texted that she was sitting with Dr. Bill Trout at the VC&NS booth.  The batteaux were loaded onto their trailers and everyone looks forward to next year! 
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