Batteau Down The James

Photos By Hayley Osborne : ©2011 : Captain Brian Roberts carefully steers his way down the James River this past Tuesday afternoon as part of the annual trip.

Albemarle County, Virginia

You know summer has officially begun when the annual Batteau Festival kicks off with authentic period boats heading down the James River. The 2011 festival kicked off on June 18th in Lynchburg and wraps up on June 25th at Maidens Landing. NCL Photographer, Hayley Osborne, caught up with the crews Tuesday evening as they were pulling into Howardsville.

Our July 2009 NCL story above about Captain Brian Roberts and his newest batteau. Click on the image above to read the story.

Members of the 2011 James River Batteau Festival take a breather Tuesday evening in Howardsville, VA.

Click on the magazine image above to see our trip down the James on a batteau in 2010.

Captain Brian Roberts of Beech Grove in Nelson County smiles after a good day on the James River this past Tuesday evening.

To learn more about the 2011 James River Batteau Festival you can visit their web page by clicking here.


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