Nelson County, Virginia
Make that 25 times that members of the James River Batteau Festival have navigated the river as part of a heritage remembrance along the James. According to the association’s website, “Around 24 batteaux and one gondola expected to make this years trip down the mighty James. The first year the batteaux raced each other and were equipped with oars and crews to row as fast as they could.”
This year our Norm Shafer is along for part of the trip on the James and will be sending in many more up close photos of this year’s 25th trip and celebration.
All previous batteau crews were invited to the silver celebration in Wingina.
Crews will depart Winginia Tuesday morning eventually wrapping up the festival on Saturday June 26th. They leave Cartersville that morning and arrive at Maiden’s Landing around 4PM or later that afternoon.