Treasures from the Kellenberger Room
Featuring books, pamphlets, photographs, documents, and the occasional object from the collections of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library
|United States Revenue Cutter (later U.S. Coast Guard Cutter) Pamlico|
When examining early photographs of the New Bern waterfront, a white-hulled vessel is often seen which most New Bernians would identify as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico. This identification is correct in most instances. The Pamlico was stationed in New Bern her entire career from 1907 to 1946. Some photographs upon closer examination, however, reveal a much different vessel, the Pamlico's predecessor, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Boutwell.
|United States Revenue Cutter Boutwell|
The aging Boutwell was removed from New Bern and decommissioned in 1907. It was replaced by the newly constructed U.S.R.C. Pamlico. The Pamlico would remain a cherished part of the town's life until it was decommissioned in 1946.