Ship Wheel Collection

A classic ship’s wheel helps you steer a true course through any weather. That’s why the wooden ship wheel has a special place in any heart of the nautically inclined. Emporium of Nantucket offers a number of different steering wheel sizes ranging from 12” to 72” with or without a brass band. An interesting fact about ship’s wheels, often one of the handles would be given extra grooves and it was typically called the “king spoke.” This allowed the helmsman to figure the exact position of the rudder, when the king spoke pointed straight upward the rudder was dead straight. The ship's wheel provides a solid anchor point for any room decor especially when mixed with porthole mirrors, nautical clocks, or any nautical art. Note that the much larger sizes are pickup only.