Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Closing for Two Weeks

BEAUFORT, N.C. – The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center will close to visitors until at least March 4.

Due to a recent exposure to COVID-19, the facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and site employees with potential exposure to the virus will self-quarantine for 14 days following N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services and CDC guidelines.

Because the watercraft center has only a few full-time employees, the site will be closed until employees are able to return to work. The Lift Half-Model Making Course scheduled for March 6 and 7 at the site has subsequently been canceled.

The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center is part of the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The museum remains open to the public.

Any needed contact tracing will be managed by the Carteret County Health Department.