Staff Person: Dale Sauter
One collection that has lately proven quite popular with researchers is the Barbour Boat Works Inc. Records. Many of the requests we have received are from owners of an original Barbour boat who, with plans of restoring them, are seeking the original plan drawings.
Barbour Boat Works Inc. was founded by Herbert William Barbour in 1932 on the Trent River at New Bern, North Carolina, and remained in business until the mid-1990s. During its long history the company built a large variety of vessels for a variety of purchasers, both military and civilian. These records also offer valuable information through such other materials as correspondence, contracts, manuals, photographs, and brochures. The featured image comes from the cover of an undated sales brochure.