Item #P10-23 is an authentic brass double stacked stern light, salvaged from a once working vessel. The Fresnel lens are in great condition.
Weight: 27.2 lbs.
Clear lights were used as navigation lights to alert nearby boaters of their own location. These were used on the back of the boat, making up about 61 degrees of visibility. The red and green lights took care of the other 119 degrees of visibility that is required for all boats.
Red lights were used to indicate the left side (port side) of a vessel when traveling on the sea at night. Interestingly enough, the term “posh” originated as an acronym P.O.S.H. (standing for “Port Out, Starboard Home) used by British Cruise-Liners when describing the cabin arrangements for their rich passengers who would pay extra to face the sunny (southern) side of the ship when crossing the Atlantic to and from America.
You will be shipped the brass double stack navigation light shown in the photos.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.