A starboard bow view of the three-masted barque Glenbervie (1866) with crowds of people, on the rocks at Lowland Point.

A starboard bow view of the wooden barque Glenbervie (1866) aground on rocks off Lowland Point. Most of the sails have been brailed up, leaving the main and fore topsails set. The tide is out and people are gathered in groups on the rocks beside the ship. The photographer was standing at a slightly closer and higher elevation than in G14145. The boulders on the foreshore dominate the bottom of the image.

A glass copy negative from an original print. Masking fluid has been applied to the sky to enhance the clouds.

The Glenbervie was on passage from the Thames on 10 December 1901 to Algoa Bay, West Africa. As the weather and visibility deteriorated the ship sailed significantly off course and got among the Manacles Rocks before going ashore at Lowland Point on 13 January 1902. The 16 crew were rescued by the Coverack Lifeboat. The cargo, including a significant number of cases of whiskey and brandy, and barrels of rum, were salvaged and sent to London. The ship went to pieces on 26 January as a ground swell parted the bows from the rest of the ship.

Object Details

ID: G14146
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Gibson & Sons of Scilly
Vessels: Glenbervie (1866)
Date made: Circa 14 January 1902
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gibson's of Scilly Shipwreck Collection
Measurements: Overall: 10 in x 12 in

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