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Pembroke in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Founder of Pembroke

 
 
The Founder of Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. The Founder of Pembroke Marker
Inscription.  
Peter White, born in Edinburgh, was a merchant seaman when he was pressed into the Royal Navy in 1813 and sent to Canada. Following service on the Great Lakes under Commodore Sir James Yeo, he left the Navy and entered the lumber trade in the Ottawa Valley. In May, 1828, he first visited the wilderness site of Pembroke and, attracted by its timber potential, made his headquarters here. One of the area's principal lumber merchants, he also operated a general store and combined blacksmith shop and leatherworking establishment. A local magistrate for some forty years, White held various municipal offices in the community which grew up around his enterprises. He died in 1878.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 45° 49.396′ N, 77° 5.103′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker is at the intersection of Pembroke Street East (Provincial Highway
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17) and Angus Campbell Drive, on the right when traveling south on Pembroke Street East. Marker is located on the front lawn of the Champlain Trail Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1032 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke ON K8A 6Z2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeanne Lajoie (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); The Pembroke and Mattawan Road (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); First Military Test Flights (approx. 18.2 kilometers away).
 
Wideview of The Founder of Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of The Founder of Pembroke Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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