Wooden steamboats required a considerable amount of maintenance to keep running. Steam engines and boiler often required the attentions of a machine shop to effect repairs. In particular, the BERTIE's hull deteriorated quickly and was ultimately replaced.
|T. A. Perry, New Machine Shop in Plymouth, NC, undated|
|The Bertie, Windsor Albemarle Times, 16 June 1876|
|W. F. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 18 August 1878|
|Machinery, Edenton Fisherman and Farmer, 23 August 1887|