Barbour Boat Works, Tryon Palace Drive, New Bern, Craven County, NC
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Tryon Palace Drive, New Bern, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NC-44
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Significance: The Barbour Boat Works produced a variety of wooden water craft for recreational use from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Intermittently, the shipyard constructed larger vessels for military and commercial use. Most notable, were wood-hulled minesweepers produced from American designs for the British Navy during World War II. More recently, the shipyard was used for vessel repair and maintenance. At the date of this recording project the Barbour Boat Works was being sold to the State of North Carolina.
Rivenbark, Reginald R.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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