James River & Kanawha Canal

James River & Kanawha Canal (HMFTA)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.997', W 77° 26.011'

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In its peak years the canal employed 75 deck boats, 66 open boats, 54 batteaux, 6 passenger or packet boats, 425 horses, and 900 men.

"The batteaux...charmed my young eyes more than all the gondolas of Venice." George William Bagby, c. 1830

In addition to commercial barges and batteaux, passenger boats, called "packets," ran along the James River and Kanawha Canal between Richmond and Lynchburg. At night, the lower deck was divided into two sleeping compartments - one for men and one for women - but some chose to remain above and contemplate the stars.
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284979 N 4156816
Decimal Degrees37.53328333, -77.43351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.997', W 77° 26.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 59.82" N, 77° 26' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Canal Walk, Richmond VA 23219, US
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