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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smith Island Crabbing Skiff

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Smith Island Crabbing Skiff Marker
Inscription.  Smith Island watermen used boats like this to sail to their crabbing grounds, where they caught soft crabs with a dip net. Although engine-powered boats appeared in the area around 1907, sailing skiffs such as this continued to be used in the commercial crab fishery until World War II.

Later in life, this skiff was used for pleasure and was later found stored in a Pennsylvania barn. She has been restored to her original configuration, including the green deck paint.
Built: c. 1925, Smith Island, MD
Length: 18ft, 11in (5.5m)
Beam: 6 ft, 1in (1.85m)

 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.273′ N, 76° 13.192′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Lane, Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chesapeake Bay Small Craft (here, next to this marker); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse
Smith Island Crabbing Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Smith Island Crabbing Skiff Marker
(here, next to this marker); Sharptown Barge (a few steps from this marker); Bushwack Boat (a few steps from this marker); Kennedy M. Fitzgerald (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Shanty/Ark (a few steps from this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Merry Widow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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