New Bern is a GREAT place to visit. What you are dealing with is happening all over it seems, I get this from reading here at Cruisersforum. I don't see how you can translate this to the entire town of New Bern not liking cruisers. How long did you have your boat there?
If it was a short time, perhaps a copy of the ships log, receipts etc showing you moved on, would be sufficient.
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