On Virginia Water Radio for 6-19-17: Batteaux Illustrate Historical Travel on the James River

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of June 19, 2017, is “The James River Batteau Festival.”  The 5 min./15 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/06/episode-373-6-19-17-james-river-batteau.html, focuses on an annual, history-recreating voyage down the James River on pole-guided, flat-bottomed boats, occurring in 2017 from June 17-24.  The episode features an excerpt of “James River Blues,” by Old Crow Medicine Show (http://www.crowmedicine.com/).

Jun17 Columbia two

Participants on the 2017 James River Batteau Festival may see a view like this of the bridge over the James at Columbia, on the Cumberland/Fluvanna county line, shown here on June 17, 2007.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

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