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Many of us love boats. Some of us were fortunate enough to grow up “messing about in boats”.

When we see a nautical item from years past, it gives us a warm feeling of a memory, or an adventure on the water.

Aahhh… the life of a “nautical picker”… Cruising the shorelines of the Great Lakes, and beyond, to share the early days of life on the water.   Northern Boater was opened to rescue these treasures from the past, so you may connect with our Water Wonderland.

You’re invited to connect with Northern Boater in a number of ways. To experience all of the items available to you in person, cruise on over to The Gallery in Cedar. Cedar is a village on the Leelanau Peninsula, just 12 miles Northwest of Traverse City, Michigan. Or, you may browse through the online shop at Here, you can check out the Nautical Charts, and a smaller variety of other items.  Keep in mind, the vast majority of  merchandise is viewable at the shop in Cedar.

Of course, Northern Boater has a facebook page for you to follow, too!

Here is a list of Nautical Antiques & Collectibles  you may expect to see at Northern Boater…


Shop Northern Boater Online at Etsy~ Nautical Charts, from the Oceanographic Office of The Department of The Navy.
~ Model Boats and Ships
~ Anchors and Chain
~ Lanterns and Lights
~ Compasses
~ Bronze Bells, Books, and Buoys
~ Local Maritime Pieces of History
~ Bronze Propellers and Portholes
~ Early period Water Skis
~ Boat Wheels
~ Dock Lines
~ Vintage Outboard Motors
~ Oars and Paddles
~ Vintage Boating Accessories, and early Marine Advertising

Northern Boater is inspired by early classic wooden and early fiberglass boats, too. You will often see these boats in front of the shop (and often for sale!).

Cruise in to Northern Boater.   Take a treasure home with you, or give it as a gift to a member of your “crew”. Keep the Nautical Past Times alive!

Northern Boater was featured in the June/July issue of Families First Monthly. See the article below or click here to read the entire issue.


Contact Info

Northern Boater ~ Nautical Antiques and Collectibles ~

Located at The Gallery in Cedar

9044 S. Kasson Street
Cedar, MI 49621

Just 12 miles Northwest of Traverse City



Northern Boater

Northern Boat at The Gallery in Cedar