ETHEL C. BALL is a Chesapeake Flat Iron Crab Skiff, home port Saint Michaels, MD.
Construction: Planking and bottom planking constructed of juniper, frames, stem and transom constructed of white oak, stainless steel screws and West System epoxy.
Don Boehl was looking to build an everyday utility skiff to poke around in the Chesapeake Bay tributary rivers. Designed with youngsters in mind to have fun crabbing and fishing.
The high sharp prow duplicates a skiff painting by my mother in the seventies.
The skiff named for Ethel C. Ball, my grandmother, born 1894 in a small waterman’s village Neavitt, Maryland.