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Northern Boater ~ Nautical Antiques & Collectibles


Located at The Gallery in Cedar


Open Monday through Saturday, (and by appointment, call Doug).


10:00am until 6:00pm




9044 S. Cedar Road (Kasson Street)
Cedar, MI 49621


Downtown Cedar, just 12 miles Northwest of Traverse City, on the Leelanau Peninsula.


Doug ~ (231) 944-2944



Northern Boater

Northern Boat at The Gallery in Cedar

Many of us love life by the water!  Some of us were fortunate enough to grow up “messing about in boats”.

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

Whether an Antique Collector, Designer/Decorator, or just an all-around Boat and Water Enthusiast, you are invited to connect with Northern Boater. To experience all of the items available to you in person, cruise on in to  Northern Boater at The Gallery in Cedar, (right next to Blue Moon Ice Cream Shop!). The Village of Cedar is on the Leelanau Peninsula, just 12 miles Northwest of Traverse City, Michigan. Select  your treasures from hundreds of items right here at the shop.  Or, you may browse through our online shop at NorthernBoater.etsy.com. Here, you may order from a selection of our Nautical Charts, and vintage Yachting Magazines.

Of course, Northern Boater has a facebook page for you.  Step aboard our facebook page to explore photos of our merchandise (contact us for availability), and see our shop hours.

Here is a list of Nautical Antiques & Collectibles  you may expect to see at Northern Boater. “Deck out your Quarters!”…

~ Nautical Charts, from the Oceanographic Office of The Department of The Navy.
~ Model Boats and Ships
~ Anchors and Chain
~ Lanterns and Navigation Lights
~ Compasses and Binnacles
~ Bells, Books, & Buoys
~ Local Pieces of Maritime History
~ Bronze Propellers and Portholes
~ Vintage Water Skis
~ Ship Wheels and Telegraphs
~ Dock Lines and Cleats
~ Early Outboard Motors
~ Life Rings, Oars and Paddles
~ Vintage Boating Accessories, and early Marine Advertising

Northern Boater is also inspired by classic wooden and early fiberglass boats. On nice days you may see 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”.

Deck Out your Quarters!

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.