The lock at Great Shiplock Park was built in the 1850's. It connected the James River with the Richmond Dock, completing the Kanawha Canal System. This lock allowed boats to bypassed 7 miles of the Falls of the James. This historic lock was built in the 1850's.
One can now see Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Virginia from this location
A kayaker navigates the Hollywood Rapids on the James River in Richmond, Virginia
Traces of autumn are reflected in the waters of the Belle Isle Quarry, on Belle Isle in the James River Park System in Richmond, Virginia
The Belle Isle Quarry was created by cutting out granite. The granite walls are now used for rock climbing and rappelling.