China Sea Trading Company, Maritime Antiques, Salvage, Curiosities

THINGS PILE UP

Since we’ve moved China Sea to Gray, Maine from the Portland waterfront five or so years ago, our property, from the barn to the shed to the yard, has gotten quite crowded with nautical antiques, salvage, and other, well, “interesting”

China Sea Trading Company, Maritime Antiques, Salvage, Curiosities

THE CAULKER’S CORNER

A greatly under-appreciated skill these days is the ability to keep the sea where it belongs — outside of the ship’s hull. In earlier times, the ship caulker was as important as carpenters and riggers. In the ports south of