Welcome to Big Ship Salvage – Working Nautical Lighting

Big Ship Salvage is owned and operated by John & Carla Clifford. Our warehouse operation is located in Pauline, South Carolina.

We recover and salvage authentic nautical ceiling and wall lighting from some of the largest shipbreaking operations around the world. After doing this for 14 years, we consider our operation to be different than most online retailers because we only list items on our website that are in our warehouse and ready to ship. Does that mean we have more cargo than you see listed on our website, the answer is yes. Just sit tight, we post new outdoor maritime and antique listings to our site 7 days a week, it never ends.

You will find that almost all of our vintage nautical lighting we sell has been rewired. When we rewire ceiling lights, we use Westinghouse Electric UL-Listed bulb sockets, and UL-Listed wire that is rated to work with any voltage under 250 volts. Simply put, we only use new UL-Listed components when rewiring our vintage nautical lights.

If you plan on installing one of our vintage marine lights over an existing in the wall junction box, ask us about our brass adapter plate that will make your installation clean, simple, and watertight.

If you have a questions about one of our antique maritime lights, or if you are ready to place an order, just give us a call at 574-870-1571. We take orders 7 days a week from 8 AM – 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.

To browse our most popular nautical lighting options click here..