Place water and chicken in a 6-quart soup pot. Cover and simmer over low heat for at least one hour. Add vegetables and seasonings; cover and simmer over medium low heat for about 45 minutes or until vegetables are almost done. Add crab meat, cover and simmer for 15 more minutes or until hot. Remove chicken skin and larger bones. Serves 6 to 8.
» Marylanders would never do it, but if a milder soup is desired, decrease Old Bay Seasoning.