Large Port and Starboard Lamps
The highest quality solid
brass port and starboard ship's navigation oil lamps that we
carry. Hand machined from solid high quality heavy guage
brass with heavy red and green "Fresnel" style glass lenses
that magnifiy the light to be visible for several miles.
Lamps such as these could
be found on any mid-size schooner or similar sailing ship
and are in use even to this present day.
Navigation lights are required on all vessels that are
underway (moving) at night. The Left side of a vessel
is the "Port" side and requires a Red light; the
Right side is "Starboard" side and requires a Green light. The colores
let others know which way the vessel is
facing or moving.