|Total Records: 1|
|Lowther||British||Portavogie Co Down||1852|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Kelton|
|Official No||Material||Oak, Beech & Larch|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||98 / 113|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Birds Island Green Isle Bay Portavogie Co Down|
|Date Lost||22/12/1852||Captain||J. Doolittle|
|Cause||Ran Ashore||Crew Lost|
|Position||54:26:73 N / 05:26:25 W||Passengers Lost|
|Google Map Location|
Strangford Dec 23.- The Schooner Lowther, Doolittle of Liverpool from Glasgow for Rouen with pig iron got on shore last night on Bird Island near South Rock Light-house and should it continue to blow is expected to become a wreck crew saved.
Captain Dolittle reports that his vessel sprung a leak and he was obliged to run her on shore to save lives and property. She fills on the tide and there is little chance of her being got off.
Glasgow Herald Friday, December 31, 1852
The Lowther of Liverpool from Glasgow to Rouen which got on Shore on the Bird Islands on the 22nd instant broke up yesterday
Liverpool Mercury etc, Friday, December 31, 1852
Cargo 140 tons Pig Iron , Anchors and Chains saved from the wreck were auctioned by N.Fitzsimons Lloyds Agent belfast on 26/02/1853 -- Belfast News Letter Feb 1853
Bird Island Belfast - S. E. point of, off Green Isle Bay, near Port Avo, Run her on, to save themselves, being leaky. Doolittle, Mr.
Report From Admiralty Register Of Wrecks 1852
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