Port (Red) and Starboard (Green) Navigation Oil Lamps
These are the classic
navigation oil lamps required on all vessels that are
underway (moving) at night. The Left side of a vessel
is called the "Port" side and requires a Red light while the
Right side is called the "Starboard" side and requires a
They tend to
vary with the size of the vessel. On smaller boats they are
small and on some larger sailing ships they are large enough
to almost crawl inside of.
Visibility is essential
to safe passage of vessels at night. The colored lights on a
vessel give others a good idea of which way the vessel is
facing or moving.
Our Solid Brass Red and
Green lamps are hand machined medium gauge brass with
glass "Fresnel" style lenses that magnifies the light from the
oil lamp inside to be visible for 20 nautical miles.
Lamps such as these were
used on board sailing ships for hundreds of years and are
still in use today on sailing ships worldwide.
Measures: 12 inches tall.