I was recently given a book by the Author Pamela Wiggins titled ” Light in the River”. The book is fictitious account of life on the Parker plantation adjacent to the Blackwater River South of Franklin. The 200 page short story was FANTASTIC! While the everyday life part of the story on the plantation is pretty much made up, there is some really good factual stuff in there. It is a great story and really gives the reader a good idea what life was like on a working plantation in the 1830’s around here. For information on how to get a copy go to the LINK below. The book is also available at the Peanut Patch, Museum in Courtland and Liz’s at Parkers in Franklin. Read it!
Archive for month: June, 2011
Spirit of Moonpie & I spent the 21st through the 22nd on the Nottoway above Hercules. The water was hot at 83 degrees, clear and 3.70 on the U.S. Geological Survey Gauge in Sebrell. Read more →
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 13th through the 15th on the Blackwater below Burdette. The water was low at 2.10 on the U.S. Geological Survey gauge and terribly nasty/stagnant. Read more →
The Franklin High School FIRST Robotics Team announces the first annual Cardboard Robo-Regatta fundraiser on July 2. 2011 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Barrett’s Landing
Franklin, VA. The Robo-Regatta is a cardboard boat race using boats constructed of only cardboard, tape, glue, paint and caulking. Go to the following web-site for more info.
The Blackwater/Nottoway Riverkeeper Program June 8, 2011 as recorded by Felice Hancock, Secretary. Read more →
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 6th through the 7th on the Nottoway below Cypress Bridge. The water was clear and low at 3.46 on the U.S. Geological Survey Gauge at Sebrell. At this level I could not go but about a mile up or down river using either electric or gas power. Read more →