That Fabled Shore Home Decor - Ship Nightlights

Ship Nightlights

The end of the Age of Sail coincided with the Gilded Age and - because travelers of that period wanted to visit coastal destinations with Maritime histories - images of the ships associated with these locales made for a natural momento or keepsake.

Blue skies, bluer seas and the soft tones of hand-tinting made images like the USS Nantucket featured here a case study in the lost beauty and evocative nostalgia of hand-colored postcards from this era. 

Where the ship's going doesn't matter. Where it takes the heart is why it speaks to us.