Boat Model, Cedar Keys Seine Skiff

This model represents a skiff from the Cedar Keys of Florida. A Cedar Keys skiff was a small flat-bottom rowboat used for seine fishing. Seine fishing is a technique where a net with large wings encircles and directs a school of fish into a trap. This model represents a skiff about 20½ feet long and 8 feet wide. It was given to the Smithsonian by the U.S. Fish Commission in 1893.
Currently not on view
Object Name
boat, seine, model
overall: 20 1/2 in x 8 in; 52.07 cm x 20.32 cm
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U. S. Fish Commission, World's Columbian Exposition

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