Lofthus (shipwreck)

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Lofthus (shipwreck)
Boynton Beach FL Lofthus ocean01.jpg
Atlantic Ocean, looking towards site of shipwreck
Lofthus (shipwreck) is located in Florida
Lofthus (shipwreck)
Lofthus (shipwreck) is located in the United States
Lofthus (shipwreck)
LocationPalm Beach County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBoynton Beach, Florida
Coordinates26°33′46″N 80°02′18″W / 26.56278°N 80.03833°W / 26.56278; -80.03833Coordinates: 26°33′46″N 80°02′18″W / 26.56278°N 80.03833°W / 26.56278; -80.03833
NRHP reference #03001363
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 6, 2004
Designated FUAP2004

The Lofthus (also known as the Cashmere) is a Norwegian shipwreck (which sank in 1898) near Boynton Beach, Florida, United States. Built in 1868 in Sunderland, England, the iron-hulled vessel was originally christened Cashmere and rigged as a three masted barque. After a career in the East Indian trade Cashmere was sold to a Norwegian firm, renamed Lofthus, and used in the American trade. It is located three-quarters of a mile north of Boynton Inlet, 175 yards offshore from Manalapan. On January 6, 2004, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It also became the eighth Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve the same year.