Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469 Email:
Store Hours:
Thursday - Monday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

**SCROLL DOWN FOR THE MOST RECENT SHIPMENTS - THE DATES ARE LINKS TO NEW ARRIVALS *As always, call or email for pricing and availability info -
our inventory changes often!

Yes, we ship!  Within the U.S., shipping costs vary greatly as you might imagine
but we can ship anything from a glass float to an anchor!


Watch THIS space on the homepage for updates when shipments are due in; join our email list to be sure to receive an email when shipments arrive.   

August 2016 (anticipated arrival - subject to change) India ship salvage: 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in India...  This will become a link to a page with photos and listing of the items in the container once it arrives.  Join our email list to receive notification when it comes in!

July 18, 2016 small batch arrival: Includes an authentic Morse Mark V dive helmet, suit - the works!  Click here for more info and other items that just arrived.

June 7, 2016 (click here) Bangladesh ship salvage: 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in Bangladesh including barometers, bells, blocks, flags, grates, instruments, lanterns, lights, liferings, oars, portholes, doors, steering stations, telegraphs, etc...

June 1, 2016: (click here) Indonesian shipment: new, custom hand-carved wood figureheads, sea life, new teak grates, tropical decor, reclaimed boatwood furniture, coastal baskets, bronze hardware and more...

January 8, 2016 (click here) Haiti shipment: new handmade metal / steel oil drum art and wall decor: tuna, mahi, marlin, sailfish, redfish, sea life scenes...

November 2015 (click here) buying trip: photos from this year's buying trip to the ship breaking yards of Bangladesh and India and then to beautiful Indonesia for custom wood carvings and decor; many of the pictures of our salvage pieces are shown as we find them before we have them reconditioned, stripped and polished and then shipped here which takes about 6+ months from being "found" to here in our shop.

Flotsam & Jetsam (click here)-updated 4/7/16: Check this page for the great local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the bottom for the most recent posts.

-Thank you, Texas Highways magazine for the write-up in the June 2016 issue!
- One of our favorite videos of a ship beaching in Turkey
- Nautical Antiques as seen on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and 1893 USS Olympia

Hello and Welcome to Nautical Antiques & Decor, the premiere supplier of Nautical Antiques. We are wholesalers and retailers of most everything that is nautical salvage. We carry Ship Salvage that includes Bells, Binnacles, Buoys, Compasses, Code and Courtesy Flags, Old Glass Fishing Net Floats, Liferings, Brass, Copper, and Galvanized Navigation Running Lights and Lanterns, Oars, Rope, Sextants, Engine Order Telegraphs, Ships Wheels and much more.  We carry new tropical decor as well including hand sculpted wood Figureheads.

We spend a month each year abroad searching ship breaking yards and chandleries of Asia and the Near East.

You are welcome to visit our warehouse at 2202 Mechanic in Galveston, TX. (We're just a short 40 minute drive south of Houston, Texas) Regular business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10AM - 6PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please call any time to check before you come down due to our busy travel schedule (we'd hate to miss you).

If you would like to join our mailing list which informs you of special sales and when/what is coming in our next shipment, please click the "mailing list" button from the index on the left side of the homepage above and enter your email - it's that easy!

You can also e-mail or call us if you have any questions about our inventory.

Thank you again,

Michael & Adrienne Culpepper
(409) 539-5469
2202 Ships Mechanic Row
Galveston, TX 77550

Click here to see where to find Nautical Antiques at local charitable fundraising events!