I like to consider myself an old salt, being born and raised in Boothbay Harbour, ME and feel strongly that a man’s ditty bag is a reflection of his soul. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a ditty bag is, it is a collection of everyday items that a seaman would usually carry on him to suit his nautical lifestyle. Items include badges, buttons, pipes, pocket knives, pins and the like. When I’m on the hunt for something to add to my ditty bag, the China Sea Marine Trading Co. is my go to source. This treasure trove has been collecting authentic and unusual artifacts since 1979 and hopefully, will never stop. Check out their new location in Gray, ME.