Authentic Nautical Home Décor, Lighting, and Antiques

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Welcome to Big Ship Salvage – The Leaders in Nautical Lighting

Show your appreciation for nautical history by incorporating nautical décor and charming antiques into your home. The right piece can really transform your space, allowing you to seize the day in your house, backyard, restaurant, or elsewhere. If you are tired of looking at the same old light fixtures or want something new to hang on your wall, Big Ship Salvage has the nautical home décor you need that can wow your family and guests.

Featured Products

Check out these hand-selected products featured this week!

  • Nautical Brass Wall Sconce With Brass Rain Cap

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Why Choose

No Minimum Order

Whether you’re ordering one light for your house or you’re ordering one hundred lights for your business, you’re always treated like family.

Huge Product Variety

We have a warehouse full of nautical lighting and antiques. If you don’t see it on the website, reach out to us and we can work with you to find it!

Affordable Pricing

We’re proud to be the most affordable seller of pre-wired nautical lighting in the United States. You won’t find a better price for pre-wired, quality brass, copper and aluminum products.

High Quality Products

All salvaged lights are restored to working condition before they ship out. New lighting is made of high quality brass and copper in iconic styles to uphold the traditional nautical lighting feel.

US & Global Shipping

While our website is currently only setup for US checkout, we’re able to ship globally! Send us an email with the items you want and your shipping address – [email protected]

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What Our Clients Say

Big Ship Salvage has been in business since 2002, providing authentic nautical lights and ship salvage to customers throughout the United States.


Average Customer Rating

I have had an opportunity to buy many light fixtures from Jim and the team at Big Ship Salvage as we work to complete a house renovation on the beach in South Carolina. All of our exterior fixtures are coming from them. The quality of the fixtures is tremendous, and the customer service is fantastic. They are great about answering any and all questions, and everything arrives incredibly well packed. Can’t say enough good things about my experience.
Linda M
Big Ship Salvage is always a pleasure to work with! The product quality is unbeatable and Jim and his team always goes above and beyond to ensure we’re properly taken care of. Our clients simply love their products, which is why Big Ship has become an essential part of our business over the last few years.
Paul W
Authentic and unique nautical finds that you can’t get anywhere else. I first got a porthole mirror and two wall sconces to go above a bathroom sink. Later, I got ten post lights to compliment my landscaping. Jim was very willing to take the time talking through mounting and installation both before and after purchase. Their website has great detail in descriptions and photos. Couldn’t recommend more highly.
Michael B

Get Quality Antique Nautical Décor from Big Ship Salvage

Big Ship Salvage is the lowest-priced seller of pre-wired nautical lights in the United States, and we don’t hide our prices, with everything being clearly presented. You can find us right here in Ohio and you can call, email, or stop by our warehouse anytime you want to view our collection of vintage nautical décor.

We are your go-to source for authentic nautical lighting fixtures, including vintage nautical lamps. We offer a wide selection of reclaimed ship lights, including wall, ceiling, and post-mounted options. Our vintage nautical light fixtures are made from high-quality materials like brass, copper, aluminum, and stainless steel, and have been salvaged from ships. These fixtures have seen years at sea and have been rewired with brand-new, UL-listed bulb sockets and wiring to ensure they are safe and ready for use in your home or business.

In addition to our impressive selection of nautical lighting, we also offer a variety of antique and vintage nautical décor. Our inventory includes everything from coastal sconces and ships’ passageway lights to kitchen pendant lights and more. These pieces are sure to add a touch of warmth and character to your space. No matter what your style or needs are, you’ll find the perfect nautical light at Big Ship Salvage.

Shopping for Vintage Nautical Lamps and Beyond with Big Ship Salvage

At Big Ship Salvage, we strive to be your destination for nautical home décor. Let’s take a brief look at some of our products so that you can get a feel for how they can be incorporated into your property.

  • Pendant lights – Our pendant lights are used in various settings, including kitchens, bathrooms, porches, and more. When you are looking for the best piece for your space when it comes to vintage nautical lighting, be sure to consider the size of the space, the bulbs, any accompanying nautical home décor items, and whether to mix and match pieces!
  • Lighting and décor for restaurants – When you operate a restaurant on an island or in a small beach town, be sure to complete its interior with vintage nautical lamps and décor. Not only does this help your establishment fit in with the community, but it also pays homage to the history of maritime. With this in mind, try adding real antiques or fixtures made of polished brass, copper, stainless steel, or aluminum to achieve that vintage nautical lighting.

Ship wheels – With the rise in popularity of antique nautical décor, we strive to provide our customers with inventory that seamlessly achieves that seaside feel. This inventory includes ship helms, which are the perfect way to complement your other maritime decor. They can be attached to a pedestal or gear stand for a structure that brings serenity to an office or a topic of conversation to a gathering space.

Famous Places Where You’ll Find Our Vintage Nautical Lamps and Décor

Not only are our antique nautical décor pieces trusted by Lake Erie fans, but filmmakers seem to love them too! We are so honored to have found the perfect items for your favorite shows and movies. Check out some of the media that features our antique pieces:

  • Top Gun 2: Maverick
  • Outer Banks
  • Slumberland
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Watchmen
  • Lovecraft Country
  • Perfect Harmony
  • The Right Stuff

Additionally, if you’ve ever been to the Grand Banks in New York City, the Drift In within Hudson River Park’s Pier, The Chimes in L.A., or Saints and Strangers in Provincetown, MA, you might’ve seen some of our vintage nautical lighting or other antiques being put to work!

You Can Trust Us to Provide You with Quality Vintage Nautical Lamps and More

We understand that shopping for lighting can be overwhelming, which is why we are dedicated to making the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our team is knowledgeable and always happy to help you find antique nautical lamps and décor for your space. We are a family-owned business based in Ohio and are always ready to answer any questions you may have about our products. You can call, email, or stop by our warehouse anytime to learn more.

Most orders ship within one business day and all of our lights come wired at no extra cost. Trust us for high-quality, UL-listed wiring and ground wires suitable for wet locations. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible shopping experience, from start to finish. Shop our collection of nautical pendant lights, ceiling fixtures, and more today, and add a touch of maritime charm to your home.

Achieve That Maritime Charm with Our Vintage Nautical Decor

Start shopping for antique nautical decor and antique nautical lamps on our site today. We hope you find what you are looking for!

If you have questions about availability, come visit our warehouse or be sure to reach out to our team!

If you are unsure of where to start, click on the image below to check us out on Pinterest or Instagram, where we showcase lots of great options for vintage nautical décor!

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