Put water in large pot and bring to boil. Add all ingredients except crab meat and flour mixture. Bring to boil then simmer 1 1/2 hours. Thicken with flour mixture. Add crab meat, simmer 1/2 hour. Yields 1 1/2 quarts.
» This recipe can easily be doubled for serving a group. Serve with a soda bread or dark pumpernickel and listen to the comments. Wonderful!