Built for J. Roy, J. Jeffrey of Bowling & Wm
J. Miller of Glasgow.
On 14 th August 1873 the less than a year old Advance left Easdale for
Glasgow with a cargo of around 70 tons of slates and three
crew. No long afterwards she foundered one mile off
Colipel, Luing Island, The weather was reported as stormy
and it is recorded that she sprang a leak and then went
down. Comtemporary reports say that she "carried a
heavy cargo, and was probably
overladen". Record of her wreck is here.