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Steamers & Tugs On The Blackwater & Nottoway

13 Oct
October 13, 2008

This is my second attempt at gathering and preserving the local history of our rivers. It is a collection of things I have read, interviews, personal experience and hearsay. It is my hope that this amalgamation of material will make it infinitely more appealing for people to learn the important history of the relationship between the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers and our existences here in Franklin and the surrounding Counties.
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June 24th through 26th Blackwater Trip

27 Jun
June 27, 2008

Moonpie, Freezing Deer and I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was low, stagnant and 84 degrees. The dissolved oxygen (DO) was 2.30 ppm at the surface and at 12ft was .99 ppm. I have never seen readings that low in the river.
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June 11, 2008 Meeting Minutes

20 Jun
June 20, 2008

As recorded by John Bunch, Secretary

Jeff Turner opened the meeting by announcing that Otto Wachsmann has turned in his resignation. Jeff then went on to give a presentation to the meeting participants on a historical perspective of the formation of the group and the duties of the program’s BOD and officers. That presentation went as follows:
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Meeting Location Change

04 Jun
June 4, 2008

The Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program will no longer be meeting at the Courtland Library. New location is at the Paul D. Camp Community College WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER building at 100 North College Drive Franklin Va. 23851. Meetings start at 7:30 pm and are open to the public.

May 14, 2008 Meeting Minutes

16 May
May 16, 2008

As recorded by John Bunch, Secretary
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May 6th through the 8th Blackwater trip

08 May
May 8, 2008

Moonpie and I spent the 6th through the 8th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was clear, 67 degrees, high and fast. Trash was very bad this trip.
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