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
***CLOSED: 11/3/14-11/21/14 (annual buying trip)



"early January 2015":  Next shipment of salvage AND a shipment of custom carved figureheads/sea life... We are finalizing details of the next shipment of custom carved figureheads (wall mount mermaids, etc) and look forward to that arrival around Dec/Jan.  In a different shipment due in just after that, we expect the next batch of ship salvage.  Be sure to join our email list to receive notification when new shipments come in. **Please note: if you do not add our email address to your contacts, our mass email will likely go straight to your spam box and you won't see the notice, so we recommend saving us to your contact list!

7-2014:  Ship salvage has arrived... Includes flags, salvaged lighting (curved passageway lights, post lights, etc), new brass hardware, lifeboat oars, doors, bumpers, horns, anchors, portholes, clocks, liferings, name boards...

India salvage (2-2014):  40' container of salvage including flags, lighting, bumpers, horns, ship doors, fenders, running lights, anchors, barometers, clocks, binnacles, steering stations, engine order telegraphs, bells, lanterns, brass portholes, gears, crockery, liferings, lifeboat oars, steamer trunks, ship name boards and builder's plates, and architectural salvage.  Also some new brass cleats, fids, belaying pins, etc...

Turkish salvage (1-2014): This shipment of salvage from Turkey includes hand-picked lifeboat oars, aluminum portholes (19 1/2" diam), large shipping line logos, liferings, a few instruments
and salvaged lighting, small ship doors from Turkish and Greek passenger ships.

Flotsam and Jetsam (updated 10/2/14): Check this page for the great local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the bottom for the most recent posts.

3-1-2014:  One of our favorite videos thus far of a beaching in Turkey!
7-30-12 Nautical Antiques as seen on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa and 1893 USS Olympia
6-24-12 Check us out in the July/August issue of Country Living Magazine!


AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!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 a numerous amount of items including: Compasses, Sextants, Code and Courtesy Flags, Old Glass Net Floats, Ships Wheels, Brass, Copper, and Galvanized Navigation Lights, Life rings, Oars, Binnacles, Engine Order Telegraphs, Rope, Buoys, and much more.

We buy and sell worldwide and spend a month of every year abroad searching the ship yards and chandleries of the world as well as the large wrecking yards and breakers of Asia and the Near East.

You are always invited to come by the warehouse at 2202 Mechanic in Galveston, TX. (We're just a short 40 minute drive south of Houston, Texas) Our regular business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please call anytime 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 we can help you in any way.

Thank you again,

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

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