1. "LIzzie Iredale" Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000. From Jim Schnetzler
Hi there Thomas,
My name is Jim, and the "Lizzie Iredale" page is mine. Somehow my aunt got a hold of the photo, and I scanned it, enhanced it and put it on my site. The image on my website is a scan of a photo of either a painting or print of the original. apparently the photo was taken at the Mossop family reunion in New Jersey a few years ago. Unfortunately I have no way of knowing if the painting is truly "Lizzie Iredale". I have seen many ship paintings and they all are very similar. The photo I have is just not detailed enough.
One of my relatives on my grandmother's side of the family "Captain Mossop" apparently was the captain of "Lizzie Iredale" at one time. Unfortunately this is all I know right now. I will contact my aunt and get as many details as I can. Please keep in contact and let me know any other questions you have. I believe my aunt was researching the ship and could not find anything.
Sincerely, Jim Schnetzler
PS feel free to grab the images on my website to use as you please. It's what I put them up for.
2. "LIzzie Iredale"
Below is what I was able to read from the caption in the photo. I left parts blank where I could not read the words. I hope this helps you some. (Missing parts filled in - Author)
"LIZZIE IREDALE"--(BARQUE) Built , A. Stephen & Son, Glasgow--Wood Hull on Iron Frames--711 Gross Tonnage, CAPTAIN RICHARD GEORGE MOSSOP, Master, Certificate #9270. On voyage Liverpool to San Francisco picked up survivors from "THE BREMERHAVEN" (German Barque) (Capt Hardberg ) that foundered in the Atlantic 3 Oct. 1877. Crew landed at Philadelphia 20 Oct. 1877, CAPTAIN MOSSOP awarded the SILVER MEDAL by LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK AND HUMANE SOCIETY in 1878.
4. Memoirs of the Late Captain Thos. Carter Fearon, of Lancaster
From: Sea Breezes Vol. XIV No 139 Page 258-9 June 1931
"After a short holiday I was transferred to the beautiful little composite barque Lizzie Iredale, 693 tons, loading general cargo in London for Brisbane. Whilst running the Easting down in this vessel, about 5 o’clock one afternoon, running before a heavy westerly gale, an unusually high sea swept clean over the stern of the ship, taking everything before it. There were a lot of eases of acid stowed on deck; they broke adrift and had to be thrown overboard. One of the apprentices was washed overboard off the main deck and drowned. After that the ship was hove-to until the gale moderated. Fortunately the helmsman was not washed overboard; if he had, this narrative would never have been written. From Brisbane the ship went to Newcastle, N.S.W., and loaded a coal cargo for Manila, and from there to London with sugar and Manila hemp. This finished my apprenticeship."
5. Recorded immigrant voyages UK to Australia
6. Original painting of the Lizzie Iredale
My sister, Doris Porter Harper, has the painting of the "Martha Lizzie Iredale". This ship was called for my mother, Martha Lizzie Iredale Porter. Captain Iredale, a distant relative, sailed away with her and went to the bottom of the sea, no one knew where. All hands were presumed lost.
From "More about John Porter - his life and his interests" by his daughter Kathleen