Scotland, c.1890s. A Rare Framed Antique Tattered Scottish Penant, "LOCH SLOY" The Loch Sloy was a Scottish sailing barque that operated between Great Britain and Australia from the late 19th century until 1899. Her name was drawn from Loch Sloy, a freshwater loch which lies to the north of the Burgh of Helensburgh, in the region of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. In the early hours of 24 April 1899, Loch Sloy overran her distance when trying to pick up the light at Cape Borda and was wrecked on Brothers Rocks, about 300 metres from shore off Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Of the 34 passengers and crew on board, there were only four survivors, one who died from injuries and exposure shortly afterwards. This piece was framed at the John Wanamaker Co. department store of New York, as labeled on the back, which dates the frame to the late 1800s.
W: 46 x H: 19¼ in.