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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Lowther   British  Portavogie Co Down  1852 

Lowther : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder Built at Kelton 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1840 
Official No   Material Oak, Beech & Larch 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 98 / 113 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
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   
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History

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
 
Record Created on  20/03/2010
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