- 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.

Passageway lights:
Salvaged lights come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

These curved "90 degree" passageway lights are one of our most popular lights. They are suitable for both indoor or outdoor use
(solid brass will not rust) and cost only a little more than plastic reproductions. 
*Featured in Country Living Magazine.

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".


"regular" curved 90 degree brass passageway lights

90 degree curved passageway light

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

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

brass 90 degree passageway lights *copper shade is newly added

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


brass 90 degree passageway light with new copper shade - regular and XL sizes
 
   
 
Low profile wall / bulkhead / ceiling mount lights / 4-bar lights:
Salvaged lights come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

 


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


4-bar lights

 


"4 bar" light

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

salvaged brass "4-bar" lights

"4 bar" lights

"4 bar" lights

  
"4-bar" ship light (appx 9 1/4" diameter face)

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

Salvaged aluminum "4 bar" style lights.  Lighter weight than the salvaged brass; best for indoor or NON salt air environments as aluminum will oxidize.
Appx 8 1/2" face diameter, 4 1/2" depth dimension
 Post / base mount lights:
Salvaged lights come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

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

available
"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


available




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

above left: salvaged brass regular passageway lights can be base/post mounted or wall/bulkhead mounted(range between 7 1/4" and 8 1/2" tall)

Port & Starboard POST light set: red and green glass fresnel lenses - beautiful pair! (appx 9 1/4" tall, 6" diameter base)

Post lights (clear lenses) - appx 9 1/2" tall
available

Greek passenger ship base mount lights - no cage 3available

port and starboard light set from Greek passenger ship
Foxlights / Cargo / pendant / hanging lights:
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)

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
These lights have been featured in many designer homes and publications including Architectural Digest and Coastal Living magazines.
**UPDATE: Salvaged foxlights have officially become scarce.  We buy salvaged pieces wherever we can but the end of the supply is near. 
Ask about our new production copper and brass foxlights -
they look exactly like the salvaged pieces and are of the same high quality.

 


medium sized beehive / ribbed foxlight
new production available


salvaged large foxlight, beehive/ribbed body
4 salvaged available

foxlight - large "smooth" body

foxlight - large "beehive/ribbed" (left) and small "smooth" (right)

foxlight - medium "beehive" shown
new production available

foxlights: small, medium and large (right: small shown)
both available in new production


size variety of foxlights with "beehive" / ribbed and smooth bodies

 


salvaged brass/copper and brass/aluminum foxlights - appx 24" tall including arm x 15" diameter face; Turkish origin - smooth body
1 available

salvaged brass/copper and brass/aluminum foxlights - appx 24" tall including arm x 15" diameter face
 style "A" (left) *brassstack* 1 pc available
style "B" (right) *copper and aluminum stack* sold out
*lighting does not come wired; always have a licensed electrician inspect all parts of a fixture before installing
 
pair of 2 salvaged aluminum foxlights by Crouse-Hinds: appx 18" tall without arm, 23" tall with arm, 16" diameter face
available
Lanterns (oil burning):
Salvaged lanternss come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

Salvaged copper lanterns.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to find these salvaged pieces as ships have been phasing out the use of expensive metals such as copper and brass to switch to ganvanized steel or aluminum.
Availability of these salvaged pieces is low and they sell quickly
.


port and starboard lantern set in galvanized metal

 


salvaged galvanized lantern - 360 degree Fresnel lens

 


salvaged galvanized lanterns with Fresnel lenses

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.


salvaged, polished galvanized ship lantern

port and starboard galvanized lanterns

painted galvanized ship lantern

various salvaged galvanized ship lanterns w/ Fresnel lenses

various salvaged galvanized ship lanterns

galvanized ship lantern

brass and aluminum lantern - stands 15 1/2" tall
(1 available)

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

XL copper Masthead lanterns - above left stands 20" tall, above right 23" tall *above right has moderate body damage

Galvanized ship lanterns (appx 16" tall) - made in GDR (East Germany)
available

detail brass tag on Galvanized ship lanterns; manufactured in GDR (East Germany) pictured to the left
available

XL Port and Starboard *unmatched* pair salvaged copper lanterns - 22" tall - Starboard lantern is by Seahorse serial #30836, Port lantern is by Smith & Barnes Newcastle on Tyne #2130
available


Salvaged XL copper Starboard "Stuurboord" Dutch lantern, appx 22" tall
available

360 degree galvanized ship's anchor lanterns - 19" tall

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

Galvanized ship lanterns

painted, galvanized ship lantern 16" tall, dual lens - port and starboard
available

copper Anchor lantern (appx 18" tall)
available

salvaged brass Japanese Lifeboat Lanterns (appx 13" tall not including handle and 16" including handle, width appx 9 1/2")

galvanized (painted) Kilburn Sauer lantern *has been converted to electrical
available

very nice tiny copper lantern set: Port & Starboard, Anchor and Stern (pictured below) yacht running lights (appx 8" tall) by Simpson Lawrence
available

appx 20" tall Port & Starboard lantern set - galvanized

tiny Anchor and Stern yacht running lights (appx 8" tall) by Simpson Lawrence - matching Port and Starboard lanterns pictured above
available

brass Not Under Command lantern (appx 20" tall)
available

salvaged ship's galvanized lantern

Port and Starboard galvanized lantern set - very nice, dated 23-3-76
 
Running lights (electric):
Originally used on ships, running lights ran off electrcicity - normally AC but occasionally DC - and were hard wired into the ship's electrical system. 
When salvaged, wires are cut at the base and removed from the ship. 
Our salvaged lighting does not come wired (unless otherwise specified) and we always recommend having a licensed electrician
inspect and approve any sockets, wiring, etc prior to use.
Salvaged running lights come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!
Single stacked running lights:
 We have our salvaged lighting polished before being shipped to us, but in the salt air they do begin to patina quickly

front row: salvaged brass and copper running lights
(back row are oil burning lanterns)

Running lights (from left to right: "All Around Red", Double stacked brass stern, "Starboard", "Port", "Stern", "Masthead" and "Noack AS Serie 700 N.V.C")

salvaged brass and copper running lights

 salvaged painted galvanized running lights
available

Galvanized STERN running light - appx 9 1/2" tall
"Bharat Traders - 199 Perin Mariman St. Bombay - India"
available
 
above let: salvaged painted galvanized running lights
above right: salvaged steel USN clear lens running light (available)

above left: salvaged USN brass running light - blue lens AVAILABLE
above right: mismatched painted galvanized port and starboard set (14" tall)

Salvaged galvanized running lights - these were all made in "GDR" (East Germany: Eb Schiffsl & Termenwern ) - above serial number #22436
available

salvaged galvanized running light made in "GDR" serial #07774
available

salvaged galvanized running light made in "GDR" (East Germany) serial # 07772
available

salvaged galvanized running lights made in GDR
above left: serial #06634
above right: serial #92250 (available)

salvaged galvanized running lights made in GDR
(above left: serial #79841)
(above right: serial #22436 - available)


salvaged aluminum running lights w Fresnel lens - appx 9" tall
all styles available

above: salvaged aluminum Port side running lights (pictures show a wired piece unlit (left) and lit (right)) - available

above: salvaged aluminum Starboard side running lights (pictures show the same wired piece "off" - left - and "on" - right) - available

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


brass Perko running light

single stack brass running light

single stacked brass wall mount port side light by Tranberg - available


brass wall mount running lights
top light available

 


salvaged copper navigational lights
.
left: brass threaded Masthead running lights
right: hanging mount 360 clear lens electric light (13" tall)

salvaged copper single stacked Starboard running light
(sold)

single stack running light by Nippon (1979) appx 13" tall *top dents
available

single stack electric light 8 1/2" tall

 left: single stacked clear fresnel electric light 8 1/2" tall
right: brass running light w 3 bulbs - stands 13" tall
available

left: brass running light by Nippon 1973 9" tall
right: brass running light Nippon make 1981 - 9" tall

Single stacked red lens brass running lights - appx 9" tall

brass "OVG" light - 11" tall

All around red brass running light

Salvaged brass post lights - different styles
left light appx 14" tall - available
right light appx 13" tall

left: lightweight brass running light 1984 - 10" tall
right: single stack brass "all around red" running lights

"Allround / Rund Tranberg Ser # 2850...  250v" brass running light appx 13" tall
available

galvanized (painted) running light - Staten Island NY

left: copper Anchor light
right: copper Not Under Command light
available

left: Electric Port fresnel lens light (appx 14" tall)
right: copper "All Round Red" 13" tall - available

Port (left) and Stern (right) copper running lights - 14" tall
available

left: Perko brass running light, screw top (appx 9" tall)
right: brass perko All Around Red

left: "Verona via Bianco" brass light 14" tall
right: "Not Under Command" 13" tall by Meteorite

salvaged brass pneumatic safety light (appx 7 1/2" face x 13" tall with arm)
labels read: "The Wolf Safety Lamp Co Ltd - permissible pneumatic electric lamp" stamped by the US Dept of Labor "Mine Safety and Health Administration" - Made in England "Air Turbo Lamp - 12 volt - dated 1-12-81"

salvaged All around red running lights *hang mount

salvaged brass running lights: "Not Under Command", manufactured in Barcelona, Spain
(1 sold, 1 available)

medium salvaged brass single stacked wall mount running lights by Tranberg

large salvaged brass single stacked wall mount running lights by Tranberg

detail of lights to left

salvaged copper stern (left) and starboard (right) running lights

brass 360 degree clear lens running lights: "Lanterne - A
26CD - TEF908" serial # 05670
appx 9" diameter, 10" tall
(8 received, 2 available)


copper running light (appx 15" tall), plate stamped w/serial #0225
available

copper running light (appx 15" tall), plate stamped w/serial #0272
available
 
salvaged copper running light

salvaged copper running light
 
salvaged copper running lights
 
Port and Starboard running light set: galvanized steel
1 pair available

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

Single stacked brass Port and Starboard running light set, 9" tall

Copper single stacked Port & Starboard running light set - appx 13" tall

beautiful salvaged brass single stack post mount Port and Starboard running light set
sold
 
Double stacked running lights:  

double stacked running lights


Running lights (from left to right Perko stern, Perko all around red, double stacked copper All Around Red, double stacked Perko starboard, d/s Perko starboard, single stack copper Port and brass Masthead/Topp Tranberg Ser 855 App. NK 1977)

above left: Double stacked clear fresnel lens electric light
"Via Bianco" 19" height - 1 available
right: Double stacked 360 light (appx 17" tall)
1 available


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


various brass wall mount running lights: appx 17" tall (center light available)
below: detail view of above lights from left to right:


"Lanterne A 2x26CD Babord Port TEF 949 Stavanger Norway"
"Neon Rasyjeta YRSAR No 878 ATEST 43-033355" (available)
"Livemar Tupe T-5" 1 available

left: Double stacked "Masthead" clear lens wall mount electric light
(appx 16" height)
right: 17" wall mount salvaged brass double stacked running light
"TEF 940 Starboard"

above left: set brass plated copper salvaged *wired running lights
above right: copper portside running light

Port and Starboard double stacked copper running light set (appx 17" tall)

above left: Double stacked copper stern running lights - appx 21" tall
1 available
above right: Port &  Starboard double stacked brass electric lights (18 1/2" tall)

Double stacked Masthead running lights - appx 16 1/2" tall
(right light available * heavy damage to the bottom fresnel lens)

above: double stacked brass Port ("Babor" - spanish for "Port") side running light (pictured "off" at left, "on" at right) - by "Livemar T-5"
1 available


above: double stacked brass Starboard ("Estribor" - spanish for Starboard) side running light (pictured "off" at left, "on" at right) - by "Livemar T-5"
1 available


double stacked STERN light (front and back) - dated 1981 by Nippon Sento Co. (appx 17" tall)
available

double stacked clear lens brass running light (front and back) - dated 1974 by Nippon Sento Co. (appx 17" tall)
available

above left: double stacked brass PORT side running light, made in Rotterdam (appx 16 1/2" tall) - available
above right: double stacked brass clear running light by Pauluhn Houston - available

salvaged brass double stacked wall mount Port and Starboard set by Carlisle & Finch Co. - very nice - sold

detail of glass Fresnel lens on this wall mounted light - manufacturer "Milelich"

various salvaged brass wall-mount double stacked running lights


Gigantic XL pair salvaged aluminum Navigational buoy lights 28" tall
available

another shot of the pair pictured to the left
available

salvaged USCG buoy lights

another USCG buoy light
3 new production pieces available

salvaged brass USCG buoy / running light - by Wallace & Tiernan of Bellville, NJ *cracked glass, appx 24" tall
available



detail of Wallace & Tiernan base and cracked lens
available
Searchlights, spotlights, signal lights:
Salvaged signal and search lights come to us in limited quantities and they sell out quickly - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

 signal light for signalling ship to ship; copper and brass - appx 2.5' tall
available


Huge XL salvaged British Naval spotlight, South Croyden England 3000 watts - appx 54" tall, 28 1/2" face diameter
available

 


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


salvaged small brass spotlight
available

 

 


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

small salvaged brass spotlight

Fabulous salvaged aluminum search/spot light - we received 2
Appx 28" tall, face diameter appx 12 1/4"

The other salvaged aluminum search light
1 available
   
New production, salvage-inspired lighting:
New production lighting, inspired by our salvaged pieces, come to us in limited quantities - check in right after a shipment arrives for the best selection...
Under the photo will read "available" if available - if not, that item is sold out so keep an eye on our homepage for announcement of the next shipment!

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)
available

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

new production XL aluminum 90 degree passageway light - 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 in salt air climates

new production aluminum 90 degree passageway light (pictured above with aluminum shade and copper shade)
These are cast using our salvaged brass 90 degree curved passageway lights -appx 10" tall



New production copper and brass 4-bar lights - appx 9" diameter face, 5"

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)

aluminum passageway-style light with shade


 Newly made/reproduction port and starboard galvanized lanterns *these are made with original/old glass fresnel lenses - appx 18" tall (not including arm)
available

reproduction port & starboard lanterns *glass fresnel lens is SALVAGED, lantern is new production
available
   

Galvanized lantern; these are made with salvaged Fresnel lenses, but the body of the lantern is newly made - appx 20" tall (not including arm)
available