Sir Robert Peel
This British steamer was built at Brockville about 1837. One evening in 1838 she was tied up at Wellesley Island for firewood, however she experienced a visit by “pirate” Bill Johnston and friends disguised as Indians. After looting everything they set fire to the “Peel” and set her adrift to sink.
The “Peel” is located just upstream from the 1000 Islands Bridge. She sits in 120-135 ft. of water with her boiler sitting in about 80 ft. of water.
Dive site description
|Lake / river||St. Lawrence River||Official name||Sir Robert Peel|
|GPS Coordinates|| N44 18.0400|
|Also known as||–|
|Min. / max. depth||120-135 ft||Propulsion||n/a|
|Current||n/a||Built by / at||Brockville, Ontario|
|Level||n/a||Built / lauch date||1837|
|Thermocline||n/a||Sunk / flooded||1838|