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And They're Off! : 2017 James River Batteau Festival Gets Underway

And They’re Off! : 2017 James River Batteau Festival Gets Underway

[ 0 ] June 17, 2017

Near Percival’s Island The 32nd Annual James River Batteau Festival got underway Saturday morning. We’ve been covering the event for years. The festival runs through June 24th as they wind their way down the James River ending up at Maiden’s Landing on June 24th! More about the festival here from their official website.

Batteau Festival Celebrates 30th Year

Batteau Festival Celebrates 30th Year

[ 0 ] June 20, 2015

Percival’s Island Lynchburg, VA For years we’ve been telling you about the annual batteau festival that makes it down the James River each year. In 2015 it was the 30th Annual! Our Paul Purpura grabbed lots of shots as it all began in Lynchburg on June 20th. Check out all of the photos in our […]

Something You Don't See Very Often : James River Frozen Near Lynchburg

Something You Don’t See Very Often : James River Frozen Near Lynchburg

[ 0 ] January 30, 2014

Lynchburg, VA It’s not often you see the James River frozen over with some snow on top, but David Wilt of Lynchburg found just that. He snapped the photo above after touring the Devils Backbone Outpost in Lexington headed back home. Thankfully Tommy says we’ll be seeing temps not this cold in the coming days. […]

Gladstone: Students Learn About River Ecology & History On Floating Classroom

Gladstone: Students Learn About River Ecology & History On Floating Classroom

[ 0 ] July 17, 2013

Near Gladstone Nelson County, VA Most students spend their days in a stuffy classroom. Not this group! The Expedition began on June 22 with students from Hopewell High School, Jamestown High School (Williamsburg) and Hickory High School (Chesapeake). Focusing on the Upper James, they’ll traveled from Iron Gate and finished their trip in Snowden on […]

Scottsville: James River Up

Scottsville: James River Up

[ 1 ] May 9, 2013

Scottsville, VA Mother nature has been giving people living near the James River a view seen only when heavy rains drive water levels up. Eric Kullmann of Scottsville sent us the shot above. Normally people drive through that area to park when they’re heading out to tube on the James. Though chances for rain diminishes […]

Batteau Festival Heads Toward Finish This Weekend At Maiden's Landing

Batteau Festival Heads Toward Finish This Weekend At Maiden’s Landing

[ 0 ] June 20, 2012

Wingina Nelson County, VA For years we’ve told you about the annual James River Batteau Festival. It’s going on right now with the participants finishing up on June 23rd at Maiden’s Landing. You can get updates and follow the progress of this year’s festival by following this link.

A Batteau's Maiden Voyage : 6.8.09

A Batteau’s Maiden Voyage : 6.8.09

[ 0 ] June 8, 2009

Howardsville Albermarle County, Virginia Brian Roberts of Nelson County, Virginia is just about ready for this year’s James River Batteau Festival starting on June 20th. For months and months Brian has been working on his latest project, Rockfish Runner. It’s a brand new batteau that will float the James in this year’s festival. Batteau is […]