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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Captain John McAnney (1866-1949 or 1870-1930) New Gretna, NJ

John McAnney was a bayman, salt hay farmer, sea captain, gunner and guide for hunting and fishing parties on the Mullica and Bass Rivers. He also served as a member of the life saving service and upon retirement, he was working for the North Brigantine Life Saving Station (Fleckenstein, New Jersey 23) . McAnney's decoys feature flattened backs and long pointed tails Escutcheon pins secure external weights, an atypical characteristic for a Jersey decoy.