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Furnifold McLendel Simmons was a reputable attorney in New Bern, and served as Democratic U.S. Senator from 1901 to 1930. He advocated the construction of the Panama Canal and gained much knowledge of such work. His expertise resulted in the Inland Waterway from the Neuse River to Wilmington, and construction of the Cape Lookout breakwater.
The craftsmanship of boat building has a long history in eastern North Carolina. Among the notable craftsmen, Herbert William Barbour started Barbour Boat Works, Inc. in New Bern in 1932. During his time, Barbour produced boats for the military, commercial fishing, and Coast Guard, and ferries for the State of North Carolina.
The New Bern Garden Club has worked to improve the environment and create beauty in the community and lives of the residents of New Bern. Since 1905, the club has been active in community beautification and gardens, environmentalism, restoration and maintenance of buildings, and education.