Family Owned & Operated Nautical Inspiration


Since 2002

Welcome to Big Ship Salvage! Our warehouse operation is located in Milan, Ohio.  Big Ship Salvage has been in business since 2002 and have grown into the largest inventory of original nautical lighting and related nautical antiques in the US.  It is no secret – we work with some of the largest ship breaking operations around the world, and we buy scrap from the shipyards by the ton! The inventory you see on our web site has been transformed from salvaged pieces to polished working pieces of art!

Many people are shocked to learn that from the time we buy our items to the time it lands on the web-site for sale can take as long as 9 months. Most everything is painted when we buy it, so the process of removing the paint and then polishing takes a fair amount of time. Since most items have been removed from a working class vessel being cut up for scrap, we also spend many hours making general repairs.

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Core Values

At Big Ship Salvage, our core values form the foundation of our business. We believe in fair pricing, ensuring that our customers receive competitive rates without compromising on quality. When it comes to wiring, we prioritize reliability, guaranteeing that every light leaves our warehouse with UL Listed wiring and sockets. Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional customer service, going above and beyond to address your needs promptly and professionally. We understand that every customer is unique, and that’s why we specialize in custom work, tailoring our services to meet your specific requirements. Above all, our ultimate goal is your satisfaction. We strive to exceed your expectations, ensuring that your experience with us is nothing short of excellent. When you choose Big Ship Salvage, you choose a partner you can trust, one that prioritizes integrity, professionalism, and customer-centric values.

Our Community

At Big Ship Salvage, our vibrant community consists of esteemed designers, architects, and enthusiasts with a shared passion for nautical lighting, decor, and antiques. We greatly appreciate their creative insights and unwavering dedication to crafting exceptional spaces with a maritime touch. As experts in the field, we value their expertise and unique design perspectives, allowing us to cater to their specific needs and preferences. Whether it’s collaborating on bespoke lighting projects, sourcing exquisite nautical décor pieces, or providing guidance on incorporating authentic antiques, we are committed to being the trusted partner for designers, architects, and enthusiasts in their quest for maritime-inspired excellence. We take immense pride in offering a wide selection of high-quality nautical lighting fixtures, decor items, and meticulously curated antiques, ensuring that our customers have access to the finest materials for their projects. At Big Ship Salvage, we celebrate the creativity and artistry of our community, fostering a supportive environment where design enthusiasts can connect, explore, and bring their visions to life.

The quality of the lights and ships ladder that I received was exceptional. The ordering process was seamless. I received my package literally 4 days after placing my order and their packaging system is top notch. I would highly recommend and will be using them for future purchases.
Robert B