Electric Port & Starboard Lamps
Our port and starboard lamps are crafted in brass that has a smooth finish to it; these modern lamps are outfitted with electrical components making it easier than ever before to light up your home or office without the need of an oil burning lantern; inside the lamp is some cargo space that can fit a 25w bulb.
The warmth of this lantern will lighten up an space it is used for decoration and makes a great gift to anyone interested in maritime novelties, it even makes and outstanding gift for those with a sense of taste and style.
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.
Electric Lanterns - Ships Lantern Port & Starboard - 10" can also be mounted anywhere, all hardware needed is included in the box.
2 Lamps per Box - One port, one starboard