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Rivah Visitor's Guide

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Your guide to the Rivah

Click on the image above to download the Rivah Visitor’s Guide as a PDF file.  To download past issues, visit our Rivah Visitor’s Guide PDF archives.

Welcome to the 2009 season of the Rivah Visitor’s Guide. When the weather warms and the osprey return, visitors and weekenders start flocking back to the Bay as well. And, we are ready for them with complete listings of activities, lodging, dining, museums, events and recreational opportunities. 

This month’s issue also features two exciting articles. The first, written by historian and author Larry Chowning, spotlights a local sailmaker who is reviving an age-old tradition. Latell Sailmakers of Deltaville was recently responsible for making 4,000 square feet of sail for the Jamestown replica of the Susan Constant, seen on our cover sailing off toward the horizon. Chowning recounts the history of sailmaking in the area and the painstaking process that went into constructing the classic sails. You can also go online to see a video of the sailmaking process at or

The second feature, compiled by sports writer and mother-of-two Lisa Hinton Valdrighi, breaks down the dozens of summer camp opportunities for young visitors to the river. Grandparents and parents alike are sure to find something to keep their young ones entertained this summer, whether they are interested in sailing, art or acting. Be sure to get your kids signed up early for a summer of fun. We’ll see you at the River!

posted 04.23.2009

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