- Ship Lights-

These lamps, lanterns and lights were actually used onboard sailing ships decades ago. Once retired, the ships are essentially "scrapped" and all the tools, parts and various components are stored in shipwrecking yards until we buy them. We carry Galvanized, Brass, and Copper Lanterns (within the past 5-7 years copper and brass lanterns have become very hard to find as more modern ship builders opt for less expensive material options including galvanized steel, fiberglass and plastics).
Occasionally, upon request, sets of two or four may be paired up. Please call or e-mail for availability.

*Lighting does not come wired; always have a licensed electrician inspect and approve all sockets, hardware, etc prior to use.

*check out the very bottom of the page for some salvage-inspired pieces that we have custom made for our shop that are a fresh new take on the old pieces...  As the supply of salvaged pieces shrinks each year, we'll begin recasting new versions of the salvaged pieces.

These curved passageway lights are one of our very best selling items. They are great for indoor or outdoor, easy to wire and only cost a little more than plastic reproductions. 

We carry "regular" (pictured) and "XL" sizes.  XL measures about 15" from top of junction box to bottom of brass cage, regular measures about 11".
(left): curved 90 degree passageway lights

(left): "4-Bar" lights. (generally about 9 1/4" overall face diameter)


(right): post lights (9 1/4" height, appx 6" diameter base)


(left):  Fox Lights were used as deck and cargo lights on ships. They make for great accents in the kitchen or over a bar and are suitable for outdoor use. These are made entirely of copper and brass and come in 3 sizes: (sizes are approximate)
9 3/4" face diameter x 10" height without arm
12" diameter x 12" height w/out arm
17 1/4" face diameter x 22" height w/out arm
These lights have been featured in many designer homes and publications including Architectural Digest and Coastal Living magazines.
**UPDATE: Salvaged foxlights have officially hit the endangered species list.  We buy salvaged pieces wherever we can but the end of the supply is near. 

(left): port and starboard lantern set in galvanized metal. Red = Port and green = Starboard (this pair sold)

These are some copper lanterns that we have carried. It is becoming increasingle difficult to find these salvaged pieces as ships begin phasing out the use of expensive metals such as copper and brass and switch to ganvanized steel or fiberglass.
Availability of these salvaged pieces is low and they sell quickly.

(left) signal light for signalling ship to ship; copper and brass; about 2.5' tall
(right):"Belfast" post lights (appx 11 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide)
*salvaged pieces pictured; we are now recasting these pieces as our supply of salvage has run out

Assorted galvanized steel ship lanterns. We usually have quite a few of these in stock at all times; may be able to find "matching" pairs.

Copper and brass masthead lights (15" tall x 9 /2" top diameter). (sold)

salvaged brass and copper lanterns, running lights - just polished!

 Set of brass-plated salvaged copper running lights (this pair has been wired for immediate use) (sold)


salvaged brass spotlight (wired); made in New York, USA

salvaged brass and copper running lights (we have all
lighting polished before being shipped to us, but in the salt air they do begin to patina quickly)

salvaged copper navigational lights (this pair sold)

port and starboard lights, lifeboat binnacles with compass

Port running light - copper (sold - check the home page for new shipment arrivals or call/email for availability)

salvaged brass lighting: post lights, four-bar lights, oslo post lights

salvaged foxlights (large size shown here)
small: 9 3/4" face diameter x 10" height without arm
medium:  12" diameter x 12" height w/out arm
large: 17 1/4" face diameter x 22" height w/out arm

salvaged foxlights

salvaged port galvanized lantern

salvaged galvanized ship lanterns with fresnel lens

salvaged brass and copper running lights, brass lifeboat binnacle

salvaged brass regular passageway lights (range between 7 1/4" and 8 1/2" tall), 90 degree curved passageway lights (appx 11" tall)

salvaged XL British Naval spotlight; South Croyden England 3000 watts

salvaged brass Signal Light

salvaged small Brass Spotlight

salvabed USCG lights

salvaged, polished galvanized ship lantern

brass Oslo post lights (appx 12" tall with 3 post base, holes appx 3 3/4" apart in equilateral triangular pattern)

90 degree curved passageway light

port and starboard galvanized lanterns (sold), "regular" passageway light (7 1/4" tall)

brass post lights (9 1/4" tall x 6" base)

USCG light

new painted figurehead (sold), "not under command" galvanized ship lantern

round brass porthold table, galvanized ship lantern

"4 bar" lights (appx 9 1/4" diameter face)

Double stacked clear fresnel lens electric light 19" height w/handle

single clear fresnel electric light 8 1/2" tall

Electric "Port" fresnel lens light (appx 14" tall)

salvaged foxlight - large "beehive" (left) and small "smooth" (right)
small: 9 3/4" face diameter x 10" height without arm
medium:  12" diameter x 12" height w/out arm
large: 17 1/4" face diameter x 22" height w/out arm

salvaged foxlight - medium "beehive" shown

foxlights: small, medium and large (right: small shown)
small: 9 3/4" face diameter x 10" height without arm
medium:  12" diameter x 12" height w/out arm
large: 17 1/4" face diameter x 22" height w/out arm

Double stacked "Masthead" clear lens wall mount electric light
(appx 16" height) *similar light embossed with "Port" also available

Foxlights / Cargo Lights (copper and brass) (top left - "large" sizes
generally have 17 1/4" face diameter and are 22" tall without arm,
middle left (beehive) and middle right (smooth) "medium" sizes have
generally a 12" face and 12 1/2" height not including the arm and rear
"small" sizes have a 9 3/4" face diameter and 10" height without arm.)

Double stacked 360 light (appx 17" tall) - sold

single stack copper electric lights (appx 14" tall)

Port and Starboard double stacked brass electric lights (appx 18 1/2" tall)

"regular" passageway light (7-9" tall)

"regular" passageway lights (aka bulkhead lights) 7-9" tall

Running lights (from left to right brass or copper labels read as follows: "All Around Red", -none-, "Starboard", "Port", "Stern", "Masthead" and "Noack AS Serie 700 N.V.C")

Running lights (from left to right read as follows" "Perko", "Perko", -none- "Perko", "Perko", "Port" and "Masthead/Topp Tranberg Ser 855 App. NK 1977")

Double stacked "Port" (left" and "Masthead" (right) lights

single stack electric light 8 1/2" tall

Brass searchlight/spotlight - stands 52" tall and is on a pivot that is controlled
from under the base. Base diameter is 10". Face of spotlight 15" diameter. (sold)

Rear view of searchlight (sold)

hanging mount 360 clear lens electric light (13" tall)


small salvaged brass spotlight

brass threaded Masthead running lights

brass running Lights

pair salvaged copper Port and Starboard lanterns (*starboard green gel lens is missing) - both have burner and chimney - appx 22" tall.

brass and aluminum lanterns - stand 15 1/2" tall

XL copper Masthead lantern - stands 24" tall

360 degree galvanized ship's anchor lantern - stands 19" tall

XL galvanized "Meteorite" Port ship's lantern - stands 22" tall

Galvanized ship's lanterns

4-bar lights (smaller version; appx 7 1/2" face diameter, 4" depth)

Galvanized running light (set of 3) from GDR (East Germany): Eb Schiffsl & Termenwern

 brass running light w 3 bulbs - stands 13" tall

brass running light Nippon make 1973 - stands 9" tall

brass running light Nippon make 1981 - 9" tall

lightweight brass running light 1984 - 10" tall

matching port & starboard set - getting really tough to find... (sold)

"Verona via Bianco" brass light 14" tall

copper "All Round Red" 13" tall

"Not Under Command" 13" tall by Meteorite

Port and Stern copper running lights - 14" tall

brass "OVG" light - 11" tall

salvaged brass Japanese Lifeboat Lanterns (appx 13" tall not including handle and 16" including handle, width appx 9 1/2")
Reproduction, salvage-inspired lighting:  

aluminum passageway-style light with shade

New: aluminum foxlights inspired by our salvaged brass & copper foxlights; sizes large (pictured left front) 16 1/2" face diameter x 21" height when arm is extended or medium (pictured left rear and right) 13 3/4" diameter face x 18" height

new large sized aluminum foxlight (appx height 22" including arm)

new production solid brass "Slim Line" style lights (appx 12" tall)

 Newly made/reproduction port and starboard galvanized lanterns *these are made with original/old glass fresnel lenses.

new production aluminum 90 degree passageway light (XL) - these were inspired by our salvaged passageway lights and were cast from one so they're the same dimensions as the brass...  Just not as heavy and easier on the wallet *interior use suggested

new production aluminum 90 degree passageway light with aluminum shade

We have exhausted the supply of salvaged Belfast lights and now offer a new solid brass cast Belfast light which is the exact size and shape of the previously stocked pieces.  (appx 11 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide)