Benning Crab Skiff

Benning Crab Skiff (HM2K4P)

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N 38° 19.882', W 76° 27.837'

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16’ × 5'3” × 1'8”

— Flat Bottom —

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.

Gift: Richard H. Snow
HM NumberHM2K4P
Placed ByCalvert Marine Museum
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Date Added Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372046 N 4243595
Decimal Degrees38.33136667, -76.46395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.882', W 76° 27.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 52.92" N, 76° 27' 50.22" W
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