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.
Atlantic Ocean, looking towards site of shipwreck
|Location||Palm Beach County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Boynton Beach, Florida|
|NRHP reference #||03001363|
|Added to NRHP||January 6, 2004|
- Palm Beach County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Lofthus at Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
- The Lofthus Wreck Site at Marine Archaeological Research & Conservation, Inc.
- Lofthus Shipwreck Named Palm Beach County's First Underwater Archaeological Preserve at Historical Society of Palm Beach County
- Local Diving - Ship Wrecks - Lofthus at Splashdown Divers
- Museums in the Sea Lofthus
- Dive Spot: The Wreck of the Lofthus