Sir Robert Peel

by Shipwreck World


Year Built

1837

Year Sank

1838

Depth

125 ft (38.1 m)

Difficulty Level

Advanced


Sir Robert Peel

Wreck Location

Downstream from old Peel dock on Wellesley Island in 125 of water  
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 18' 2.4012" N      Longitude:   -75° 59' 10.5612" W

Description

The Sir Robert Peel was a side wheel passenger steamer built at Brockville, Ontario in 1837.  While tied up to the dock in 1838 a raiding party dress up as indians captured her, robbed the passengers, and then set the ship on fire. She sank downstream from the dock in 125 feet of water.  The event of the burning of the Peel was part of the conflict known as the Patriot Wars.  


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