Nautical Lamps 

Nautical Lamps for vessel’s are also used for home decor make beautiful center pieces in a room or bar setting also a table lamp, made of chromed steel or the traditional brass table lamp accompanied by a elegant brass floor lamp there are many variety’s but most are a heavy solid lamp made of brass which is resistant to the sea atmosphere and gives a distinctive feel of quality.

Brass Table Lamps 

Brass Table LampsBrass Table Lamps

Brass table lamps are also used in cabins placed above the bunk or the desk  give a warm welcome ambiance to the mariner when he walks into his cabin after a hard watch and is greeted by the ambiance created in the cabin buy these brass lamps therefore creating a haven  of relaxation.  A mariner takes pride in keeping his cabins brass nautical lamps shiny, it’s all about good housekeeping on a vessel.

A nautical theme is also created using boat lights such as Port and Starboard Lanterns, Anchor lights, Stern lights or mast lights made of brass or copper.They are very attractive when strategically placed in a room or bar setting making the mariner feel at home, an excellent gift they will cherish. The early versions of ships lanterns would have been brass oil lamps.

Nautical Lamps or Lanterns- Oil Fuelled

Brass Oil LanternBrass Oil Lantern

An oil lamp is an object used to develop light continuously for a period of time applying an oil-based fuel source. The usage of oil lamps commenced thousands of years ago and is carried on to this day, although not commonly any longer. Frequently associated with accounts about genies, fictional creatures who inhabit  oil lamps.

Oil lamps were also used as a form of nautical lamps, and were employed as an alternative to candles prior to the use of electric lights. Beginning in 1780 the Argand lamp  quickly replaced other oil lamps still in their primary ancient pattern. These were, in turn, superseded by the kerosene lamp  in about 1850.

In small towns and rural areas these carried on being used well into the 20th century, until such regions were eventually electrified , and electric light bulbs could be used for lighting.

Most modern lamps such as fueled lanterns  have been replaced with gas-based or petroleum-based  fuels to work when emergency non-electric light is called for. As such, oil lamps of nowadays are mainly used for the special ambiance they produce, or in rituals and religious ceremonies.

Boat Lights

Boat LightsBoat Lights Port - starboard

Port and starboard are nautical terms which denote  the left and right sides, respectively, of a ship as perceived by a person aboard facing the  bow (front). At night, the port side of a vessel is dictated with a red navigation light and the starboard side with a green one.

The starboard side of virtually all naval vessels the world over is designated the "senior" side. The officers' gangway or sea ladder is shipped on this side  and this side of the quarterdeck is reserved for the captain. The flag or pennant of the ship's captain or senior officer in command is usually  hoisted on the starboard yard.

Planning nautical decor boat lights add a very decorative addition to a nautical theme.

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Model Light HousesModel Light Houses

Model Lighthouses offer an excellent addition to any nautical theme which is a very important navigational item in a mariners world and really looks the part in a mariners home.  

A lighthouse is a tower, construction, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. 

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs , safe entries to harbors, and can also help in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the amount of functional lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by advanced electronic navigational systems.

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