TheNausetLanternShop

The Nauset Lantern Shop

Orleans, Massachusetts · 0 Sales

TheNausetLanternShop

The Nauset Lantern Shop

Orleans, Massachusetts 0 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Lantern listings are forthcoming. Call Michael at 1-800-899-2660 for all your custom lantern and lighting needs.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Lantern listings are forthcoming. Call Michael at 1-800-899-2660 for all your custom lantern and lighting needs.

Michael Joly

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Michael Joly

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About

The Nauset Lantern shop was established by Arie Oppelaar (known as “Opie”) in 1959. Opie worked with metals as a young man, at Todd Shipyards in New Jersey, where he was a WWII shipfitter before he joined the Navy and spent 4 years in the Pacific on an escort class aircraft carrier. In 1945, Opie returned home and joined his father as a metal fabricator.

Arie Oppelaar owned the shop until 1970 when after becoming ill, he had to sell it to Grady Comene. The next owner was Ken Alman who stayed for 17 years and had a reputation for excellence in workmanship. Ken trained his “apprentice”, Michael Joly who became the owner in 2000 and is still at the helm today.

Every lantern is marked with the date of its manufacture, as a seal of completion, which is a tradition that has been part of the company’s history. The date inscribed on each piece, uses the Julian Calendar, and serves as a signature for Nauset Lantern. For example, the date “12113” describes the 121st day of the 2013th year. It’s just one more way that a Nauset Lantern is unique, traditional, and made with pride.

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