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Civil War Tour on June 26 is Sold Out!

Submitted by Capt. Mike on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 16:26

Our inagural Civil War Tour on the James is fully booked.  We now have a new date available and that is on July 24.

The Civil War on the James Tour offers the natural beauty of the James River as you trace the Naval actions that took place in the area of Dutch Gap and Jones Neck from 1862-1865.  Listen to stories about Confederate torpedoes, the Dutch Gap Canal, The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the James River Squadron's desperate attempt to break out at Trent's Reach.

2-hour tour:  $40 per person

Click here for more info on the Civil War Tour

The photo's stories?  To the right:  During the Civil War, Union troops started to build a canal at Dutch Gap in 1864 to cut off a large bend in the James River protected by Confederate forts as in Batter Dantzler.  The digging of the canal failed during the war, but was completed in the 1930's and is now the main James River channel.

For more information or to book your outing, contact Capt. Mike Ostrander at 804-938-2350.

Little Eaglet "Gigi" Flies for the First Time

Submitted by Capt. Mike on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 12:00

"Gigi" one of this year's eaglets has flown off the nest.  Today I saw her perched on a tree, about 100 yards from the her nest.  The old tree, standing right next to the river is a prime hunting spot for the mature eagles .. her parents, "Virginia" and "James."  I know they must be quite proud.  It was an incredible thing to see that eaglet go from a bobble head on March 28 to first flight on May 22, 2010.  -- Capt. Mike