Antique Electric Ship Signal Lamps
Much like our 10’’ model this product comes with both the port and starboard lanterns, each one has a different colored glass lens to represent each side of the ship. These lamps are reproduced after the traditional designs found on many vessels on the seas and waterways. Our port and starboard ship lamps can be displayed in a variety of different locations and can be used for many special occasions’ even romantic ones!
Because of the rules of the sea, ships traveling towards each other (bow to bow) know that their Red or port light should pass the oncoming vessel on the port side which has the visible red light. Ships pass oncoming vessels in a port to port manner. This prevents confusion should either ship’s navigator steer a sharp turn to the side. The green light is used on the starboard side and simply means that the ships do not pass starboard to starboard when they approach each other. It is in the unusual circumstance that craft will pass starboard to starboard. In this unusual situation, the craft desiring to pass starboard to starboard will signal the approaching craft with two blasts of its horn. The other craft will acknowledge the signal with two return blasts. The craft will then pass starboard to starboard. If not acknowledged for whatever reason, the craft requesting the starboard to starboard pass becomes the “give way” craft and should maneuver to avoid collision.
There is room inside for a full size 25w light bulb, not included. (Use an LED bulb for more light output with low heat). Our Electric Lanterns – Ships Lantern Antique Port & Starboard – 12″ can also be mounted anywhere, all hardware needed is included in the box.
2 Lamps per Box – One Port, One Starboard