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The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is proud to announce the publication of The Dismal Swamp Nobody Knows by William C. Hoffman and William Trout, III., Published by William Holt Messerly, Jr., 2016.
This new book is 11 x 8 1/2 with staples on the 8 1/2″ dimension, 48 pages. The book has many original drawings and reproductions of original watercolor paintings by William C. Hoffman. Color on Glossy Stock. This book is beautiful. VC&NS members and others are very proud of this beautiful new book.
This book was released in June, 2016 at the James River Batteau Festival in Lynchburg. The price is $15 plus tax. VC&NS Members receive a 20% discount. This new book is available on the VC&NS online store . Wholesale orders for museums and bookstores can be placed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The VCNS annual conference in lynchburg continued Saturday night with dinner at the Depot Grill. The food and atmosphere was very good. After dinner everyone walked over to Amazement Square for the business meeting and desert.
Amazement Square welcomed the VCNS and we held the meeting on the fourth floor. Gail Timberlake opened the meeting and made various announcements. Ralph Smith was awarded the lifetime achievement award with the actual award to be presented at the May 15th meeting of the JRBF in Scottsville since Gail wasn’t finished with it yet. Ralph was very appreciative of this award and thanked everyone.
The election of Mike Neal to the position of Trustee (2016-2021) was voted on and passed. Mike takes Holt Messerly’s position that Holt served out his second term and he will continue working hard on publications and the website etc.
After the meeting, a fine selection of cake was available and was very delicious.
The many exhibits about the batteaux and other boats and canals were very awesome. Terry Zimmerman had fun trying to figure out the canal lock display controls.
Later there was music with Gail’s friend Rhonda Baker, Lady’s Slipper crew member, playing guitar and singing. Rhonda wrote the Ballad of Dewey Wood. When Gail and Tom Moore joined in and sang the song in memory of Dewey Wood it was very special and was so nice to hear. Then Tom Moore and his friend John Davies played and sang a few songs.
The 2016 Annual Conference came to a quiet end in Lynchburg. Some people then camped at Lee’s Landing and enjoyed the campfire into the night.