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Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Batteaux

A Canal Era Workhorse

 
 
The Batteaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 30, 2020
1. The Batteaux Marker
Inscription.  
Batteaux – the name originating from the French word bateau meaning boat - averaged sixty feet long, eight feet wide, and two feet deep. When fully loaded with cargo, which could weigh up to six tons batteaux had only a draft of about eighteen inches. This allowed them to navigate the shallow waters of the upper Roanoke River and the canal
 
Erected by The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 28.48′ N, 77° 38.889′ W. Marker is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jackson Street Extension and Roanoke Avenue (State Highway 48), on the right when traveling west. Marker located on the grounds of the Roanoke Canal Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Jackson Street Extension, Roanoke Rapids NC 27870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Lock in Action – Step By Step (here, next to this marker); The Batteauxmen (a few steps
The Batteaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 30, 2020
2. The Batteaux Marker
from this marker); Roanoke Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteaux and Batteauxmen (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Kraft Pulp in United States (approx. ¼ mile away); Allen Jones (approx. 3.3 miles away); Benjamin S. Turner (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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