Galt’s Mill Site – 2012 JRBF News

Galt’s Mill Site – 2012 JRBF News

Batteau, Batteau Breakup, Galt's Mill site of the JRBF, Grace of the James
[singlepic id=367 w=320 h=240 float=center] Above: Ned Nelson cleaning the beautiful Cedar deck boards onboard the new Batteau "Fine Creek Mill". The Galt's Mill site of the 2012 James River Batteau Festival was nice and beautiful. The dark green stalks of the cornfield in the background of the length of the campsite was pretty. Batteau People of the Corn or something like that as people camped in various spaces where there was no corn by the road. On the river exciting things were happening for Capt. Mason Basten and his crew of the batteau "Grace of the James". Various versions of "what happened" to Mason's boat floated around the campsite on Saturday night. Seems that the boat had some rotten boards along one place and the boat broke kind of…
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The 2012 James River Batteau Festival has started!

The 2012 James River Batteau Festival has started!

Batteau, Lynchburg Launch
[singlepic id=267 w=320 h=240 float=center]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 this year! On the parking lot of Percival's Island there were many booths displaying historical information such as the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society and many others. There was a string band playing, food for sale and activities for children of all ages. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the day, even the nice tan police dog! [nggallery id=11] Enjoy the photos above from Sat. am. Starting at the James River Float…
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Batteau “Rockfish Runner” flipping event a little rocky

Batteau, Boat Flipping, Rockfish Runner
[nggallery id=9] The boat flipping for the Rockfish Runner on Saturday, June 2, 2012 didn't go exactly as planned but with the help of several batteau engineers such as Ralph Smith, the job eventually got done. The batteau was on the trailer and the idea was to scoot the boat off onto bales of hay and then have a bunch of people turn it over. When I arrived after going all the way up to the entrance to Wintergreen, past where Brian Robert's parents live, (I was thinking the event was at their house), I turned around and went back down to the store at the end of the road.  Luckily Linda Roberts was there picking up the food so I followed her the short distance to the road where…
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Lynchburg Launch of the James River Batteau Festival

Batteau, Lynchburg Launch
Click here to download a PDF file of the above Poster. The following was sent in by Pat Calvert from the James River Association: To briefly explain the Lynchburg Launch: James River Association staff have been working for many months with a dedicated committee comprised of Ralph Smith (JRBF Chairman), Jeff Taylor, Mason Basten and multiple Lynchburg area nonprofit organizations & businesses, largely formed upon invitation by JRBF. The goal: To re-establish a Lynchburg-based event to support and publicize the James River Batteau Festival's launch, and to continue to engage that same audience post-launch. The result: "Lynchburg Launch of the James River Batteau Festival" (or "Lynchburg Launch", for short). The James River Batteau Festival is a marvelous event. The "Lynchburg Launch" fair on Percival's Island and nearby City property is…
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