Sir Robert Peel

by Shipwreck World

Year Built


Year Sank



125 ft (38.1 m)

Difficulty Level


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


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.  


Add your comment

by Anonymous - Already have an account? Login now!
Your Rating:

Your Name:  

Enter the text you see in the image below
What do you see?
Can't read the image? View a new one.
Your comment will appear after being approved.

Wrecks:  All  #  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
Submit a Wreck

Recent Maps

Ask a Question

Submit your own


Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario - A Journey of Discovery Book

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is excited to announce the release of a new book titled Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario: A Journey of Discovery. This book contains stories of long lost shipwrecks and the journeys of the underwater explorers who found them, written by Jim Kennard with paintings by Roland Stevens and underwater imagery by Roger Pawlowski.

Buy Now!

Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told.

Buy Now!