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Yorktown to host free tours of historic replica ships Hermione, Godspeed

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Hermione

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Next week the replica of the 18th century ship, Hermione, will be in Yorktown  as well as Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed. Cultural events, exhibitions and educational programs also are part of this special event to take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — June 5-7. Following is information about this historical event.

Event Parking

  • Friday, June 5 – Arrival Ceremony

General Public Parking – Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road (intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road), Newport News.  Use I-64 Exit 247.  The parking lot will open at 7 a.m.  Free bus transport from Endview to the Yorktown Victory Center will be available until 2 p.m.  Return trips from the Yorktown Victory Center to Endview will run throughout the day until 6:30 p.m.

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on the Rivanna Reservoir, Charlottesville

Kurt Michael 000By Kurt Michael

The September day was sunny and warm as I launched my stand up paddle board (SUP) in the South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir (see map) just outside  Charlottesville.

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The dam, built five decades ago, held back the water of the 450-acre reservoir that was busy  with canoes, kayaks, and anglers. The lake offered miles of tree-lined shore to explore along with many coves and inlets.

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on the York River

By Kurt Michael

Yorktown 11 by Kurt MichaelBeach area along the York River on the east side of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge
that links Yorktown to Gloucester.

Recently my family and I took a mini vacation to Williamsburg, VA. While my wife and kids opted for shopping, I headed toward historic Yorktown, the site where the British army surrendered to the American troops, ending the Revolutionary War. Over the bluff toward the York River (See Map) is Water Street. During colonial times, the waterfront served as a major port for exporting tobacco from local plantations but now it is a place to enjoy the river. And so my day began….

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