Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017

Amherst County Batteau Day, Rucker Landing
[caption id="attachment_14990" align="aligncenter" width="640"] L-R, Dr. Bill Trout, Holt Messerly, Claudia Tucker, Jeff Taylor, Mike Rucker and "Thomas Jefferson".[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14996" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Claudia Tucker, Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors at Amherst County Batteau Day, June 10, 2017.[/caption] Claudia Tucker Chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors gave a nice presentation to begin the dedication ceremony. The following are her remarks we are publishing here with her permission: "Good afternoon! I am here on behalf of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors to join in the festivities of the day but also to share with you the impact that the Rucker Family has had on Amherst County, In 1775 an entrepreneur, agriculturalist and businessman named Anthony Rucker [and his brother Benjamin] saw the need to develop…
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Goolsby’s Rapid – 2016 JRBF – Top 50 photos.

Batteau, Goolsby's Falls
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2017 JRBF Brochure available for download

JRBF General Information
  The 2017 JRBF brochure is available here for free download if you would like to print out your own copy(s). Thank you to Nancy Marion for preparing the brochure once again.  Click here to download the 2017 JRBF Brochure. Andrew Shaw will be getting copies of this brochure and some posters. Contact him for more details. Also Please remember that the Spring Meeting of the JRBF is this Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 at the Tavern on the James in Scottsville. Come early if you want to eat before the meeting.
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Batteau “Stuff” for sale – From Ed Barbour, Captain, The batteau “Edward Scott”.

Batteau
Long time batteau captain, Mr. Ed Barbour has his batteau stuff for sale. Some JRBF members received a copy of this email already, so we aren't sure what items are still available. Ed used to go down the river with a very authentic look and had great batteau stuff. Please contact him to discuss what he has available still. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Ed Barbour <edbarbour1@gmail.com> Subject: Batteau This is Ed Barbour now in Chesterfield VA. I want to divest of all batteau equipment and material:  batteau trailer with rollers $500. and lots of white oak and yellow pine should be enough to build a bateau $500.  I would like to advertise sale in the Tiller or anywhere else to bateau builders. Contact:  Ed Barbour 9008 Amberhill Loop, Chesterfield VA 23236…
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Tireless James River Cleanup Event – October 22, 2016 – Howardsville to Scottsville.

River Cleanup Event
Several of the Batteaux who participate in the annual James River Batteau Festival will be helping the James River Association on October 22nd, 2016 to clean out tires from the James River from Howardsville to Scottsville. Canoeists and Kayakers are welcome to join in the fun. All help is appreciated! All boaters are asked if they can help unload tires ahead of Goolsby's Falls. Please contact JRBF Chairman Andrew Shaw for more details or if you have any questions.
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Palmyra Lock Cleanup – November 12, 2016

VC&NS Canal Lock Cleanup
[caption id="attachment_14829" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River - Before Cleanup - October 12, 2016.Photo By Brian Coffield[/caption] Palmyra Lock Cleanup November 12, 2016 Begin at 9:00 am The lock is located behind the Fluvanna County Courthouse at 72 Main Street, Palmyra, Virginia. VC&NS past President, Mr. Brian Coffield, is planning a canal lock cleanup event at the Palmyra Lock on the Rivanna River. This is a great opportunity for members to be involved with an activity with the VC&NS by helping clean up this lock. Volunteers are needed and all help will be appreciated! If you would like to bring a weedeater and/or chain saw, that would be appreciated. The outside wall is accessible only to tree climbers and we would like the assistance of at least…
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