Welcome to Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor, the premier supplier of ship salvage and decor. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and carry authentic ship salvage that includes bells, binnacles, buoys, compasses, code / courtesy / signal flags, original glass fishing net floats, liferings, brass / copper / galvanized navigational running lights and lanterns, oars, rope, sextants, engine order telegraphs (EOTs), ship wheels and much more. In addition, we carry new (not salvaged) tropical decor including hand sculpted wood figureheads, carved sea creatures and metal art fish from repurposed steel oil drums.
We spend a month each year abroad searching ship breaking yards and chandleries of Asia and the Near East, rummaging and hand selecting every piece of our inventory.
Our storefront is located in the Strand Mechanic Historic District of downtown Galveston, Texas. (We’re a short 40 minute drive south of Houston) Store hours are Thursday – Sunday. We are closed every November, when we embark on our annual buying trip. Due to our busy travel schedule, we encourage anyone to call and confirm hours in advance if planning a visit (note scheduled upcoming closings highlighted at the top of this page).
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Thanks for visiting,
Michael and Adrienne Culpepper
2202 Mechanic Street
Galveston, TX 77550