Barbour Boat Works

Barbour Boat Works
Aerial photograph of the Barbour Boat Works shipyard, New Bern, N.C. Barbour Boat Works, Inc., was founded by Herbert William Barbour in 1932 on the Trent River at New Bern, N.C., and closed in the mid-1980s. Date approximated.
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25cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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glenn obertubesing Feb 18 2020

16" wood lapstrake,with a 30 h.p. evinrude, it was heaven to me at age 12 when i progressed to go out alone in my best friends fathers boat. the smell of the wood & the burned 30 wt. oil still would bring me back to those marvelous times in my life & i have boated all my life because of those memories

Richard Askins Feb 18 2016

I would like to come to the library and see the Barbour collection. Is it available for that? Do I need to make an appointment?   Thank you,   Richard Askins3

Larry Jeffus Feb 18 2016

I learned to weld working at Barbour Boat Works in the early 60s which led to a long career as a welding professor, textbook author, and most importantly, a welder. I have always been grateful to New Bern High School, my shop teacher, Zachariah Taylor Koonce and the ship yard for starting me on a lifelong career. As a young man, I was mesmerized by the many stories told by the old welders, such as their stories about welding on the Liberty Ships. I was pleased to learn when I returned to New Bern for my 50th class reunion that although the cityscape has changed, the people have not. It's still a warm and friendly place.Larry JeffusAuthor of Welding Principles and Applications

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