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Riverfront Canal Cruises

When: Thursdays-Sundays and Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 11

Join Richmond Canal Cruises for informative, 40-minute, historically narrated tours or private charters of the James River and Kanawha Canal along Richmond’s historic Canal Walk. Covered boats, which accommodate 35 passengers, depart on the hour from the Turning Basin at 14th and Dock streets. Richmond’s canal system started in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the East to the trade and market opportunities West, all the way to the Rocky Mountains.The cruises are at 139 Virginia St. in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip near 14th and Dock streets. For information or private charter reservations, call 649-2800.

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