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Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benning Crab Skiff

16' × 5'3" × 1'8"

 

— Flat Bottom —

 
Benning Crab Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Benning Crab Skiff Marker
Inscription.  This flat-bottom crabbing skiff was built around 1920 by Harry Benning at Galesville, Maryland. A Clinton air-cooled engine was installed in the 1930s, but the former sail rig was retained. She is currently outfitted for trotlining. A trotline employs a long length of cotton line baited with salted eel. The line is buoyed at both ends and lays on the bottom. When the line is raised, any crabs hanging onto the bait are scooped up with a dip net.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 38° 19.882′ N, 76° 27.837′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Solomons Island Road South (Maryland Route 2) just south of Thomas Johnson Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons MD 20688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jolly Boat (here, next to this marker); Built for Work — Built for Pleasure (here,
Benning Crab Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Benning Crab Skiff Marker
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next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (here, next to this marker); Oyster Skiff (here, next to this marker); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (here, next to this marker); Sewell Draketail Workboat (a few steps from this marker); Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See (a few steps from this marker); Leatherbury Sailing Bateau (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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