News:  James River and Kanawha Canal replica Freighter to be built!

May 22, 2018
The town has contracted with Doug Hurr to build a freighter in the third boat slip.  The boat will be very similiar to the freighter in the above picture. It will be a small class open deck freighter and named the "Lizzie of Scottsville" which is a boat actually built in the local Tutwiler boat yard which was just down the street from the Canal Basin. Doug will begin construction on the boat shortly and completion is expected by the end of July.  If you would like to volunteer to help in the construction of this boat check with Doug when he is working on the boat at Canal Basin Square.  

Architect concept:  Courtesy of Thomas Morley

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