James River Batteau Fesitval

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Reenact the Old Days
The James River Batteau is a shallow draft river craft used between 1775 and 1840 to transport tobacco and other cargo on the St. James River, VA.

Flat bottomed and pointed at both ends, the boats were poled along the river. Today's boats are exact replicas built by hand. Catch the nightly anchorage of the James River Association's reenactment over a two-week period starting middle June every year from Lynchburg, VA.
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