The Founder of Pembroke

The Founder of Pembroke (tmp-e5cca)

Location: Pembroke, Ontario K8A 8K6 Renfrew County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 49.396', W 77° 5.103'

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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.
HM Numbertmp-e5cca
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 338037 N 5076525
Decimal Degrees45.82326667, -77.08505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 49.396', W 77° 5.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 49' 23.76" N, 77° 5' 6.18" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Angus Campbell Dr, Pembroke Ontario K8A 8K6, CA
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