Nautical Antiques – Galveston TX

Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor is the full name of the shop in question. Tucked away on a side street just off the Strand in Galveston, this antique emporium has a specialized theme – anything to do with ships and the sea. From hatch doors to glass floats to fine china taken from wrecked cruise ships, there seems to be a little bit (or a lot) of everything you might imagine available for collectors of things nautical, and theme decorators. I would imagine items in this store would make excellent movie props as well, if they have not already!

See for yourself. The owner was nice enough to allow me to take pictures inside the store to share with readers here on the blog.


Helm wheels, compasses, sea chests, lanterns, signage, oars, throttles, spotlights, carved wooden sea life…


Hatch doors and covers, rudder gears, glass fishing floats…


Retired navigational charts, more lanterns and fishing floats, bobs, colors (flags)…


Colors (flags), brassworks, sailboat art, life preservers, bilge pumps, net floats, carved marlins, tikis…


Signal flags, portal windows, silly signage…


Netting, galley stairs, deck boards, ventilation covers…


Large block-n-tackle…


Loose mount compasses with histories, diving helmets, pulleys, knot samples…


Dinnerware salvaged from oceangoing vessels (pictured dishes from the Evergreen Line)


Gauges, throttles, cleats…


Did I mention glass floats?


Brass bells, rope…

In short, this place seems to have a little bit of everything having to do with ships and the sea!

Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Mechanic Street
Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 539-5469

— Ann Cathey



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