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Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda

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Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape <i>Geda</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda Marker
Inscription.  Geda is a scaled-down version of a wide V-bottom boat once commonly found in the area of Tangier Sound. The boat was built by Leon Marsh of Rodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, around 1955, but has its origins in earlier sailing crab scrapes. The boat is named after the daughter of Frankie Dize Sr. of Smith Island, the first owner.

Crab scraping involves pulling a scrape or dredge across the shallow waters of Tangier Sound, scooping up crabs hiding in the grasses. Geda scraped up crabs until 1959, when sold to a Patuxent River fisherman. She was subsequently acquired by Dr. and Mrs. Kent Mountford, who restored the boat.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.886′ N, 76° 27.838′ 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 north. 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
Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape <i>Geda</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda Marker
this marker); Benning Crab Skiff (here, next to this marker); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (here, next to this marker); Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Built for Work — Built for Pleasure (here, next to this marker); Hooper Island Launch Penguin (here, next to this marker); Yawl Boat (a few steps from this marker); Whittington Rail Skiff (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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