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Crisfield, Maryland: King Blue: Mascot Crab

Large cement crab in front of the school celebrates the school's "Crabber" mascot. At ground level, much like you'd expect from a crab.

Crisfield High School

210 N. Somerset Ave., Crisfield, MD
Crisfield High School. North end of town. from Hwy 413 turn south at the water tower onto Somerset Ave. Drive three blocks. The high school is on the left; the crab is right in front of it.
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King Blue: Mascot Crab

Look down.

[Heather, 07/05/2018]

The King Blue crab statue at Crisfield High School is not optimal for your "Attack of the Crab Monsters" photos.

King Blue: Mascot Crab

A couple years ago, the students and staff of Crisfield High School, along with much of the rest of the town (population 2,300) turned out for the dedication ceremony for a giant concrete crab statue in front of the school. The crab celebrates the school's mascot, the Crabber. When I attended the school, the school paper had a contest to name the mascot, and King Blue became the name, though few actually refer to the mascot by that name.

The crab also helps add to Crisfield's crabby atmosphere. Known as "The Seafood Capital of the World," Crisfield is full of crustacean emblazoning, from the crab silhouettes on its street signs to the giant crab painted on its water tower. There's even an annual National Hard Crab Derby (complete with Miss Crustacean beauty pageant!). Residents and visitors pay $3 each to sponsor 350 crabs raced on a specially designed track in seven heats. The winning crab's sponsor receives a trophy! As for the crab itself... well, let's just say it ends up in a better place (with a hint of Old Bay seasoning).

[J.F. Shamrock, 03/13/2001]

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