The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sir Robert Peel (1837)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Brockville, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wells Island, New York, U.S.A.
How:
Burnt
History

Approx. 153x20 Owned by H. & S. Jones, Brockville. Built by W. Parkin, Brockville and launched 05/05/37. Engine 32x120 by Ward Bros., Montreal. Designed for shooting rapids: "remarkable length and narrow in the beam" (Cobourg "Star"), drew only 4'. Built for Prescott-Coteau when canal opened, but not used there; ran as opposition boat Prescott-Oswego-Cobourg-Toronto. Set herself afire by racing with "Great Britain" 16/05/38 near Oswego, damage not serious. Destroyed by fire when burnt by rebels 29/05/38 Wells Island near French Creek, N.Y.

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Sir Robert Peel (1837)