Monday, June 25, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, we attended the James River Batteau festival here in Central Virginia. We went to watch the boats launch to start the 120 mile trip down the James River to Richmond. Batteaux are flat bottomed boats that were first used in the late 1600s. They were used extensively during colonial days. For the last 27 years, batteau enthusiasts have gathered in Central Virginia to travel the river in these boats. Who knew there were batteau enthusiasts out there? They even dress in period costumes!