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Repairing and Maintaining the BERTIE
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.

Repairs Items
Date     Title
no date  "New Machine Shop in Plymouth, NC"
1876 June 16 "The Bertie"
1878 August 18 To Father [Zephaniah Askew]
1887 August 23 "Machinery"

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