Founder of Pembroke, The

After serving in the naval forces during the War of 1812, Scottish-born Peter White settled permanently in Upper Canada and entered the lumber trade. He made his headquarters at the wilderness site of present-day Pembroke and soon became a prominent businessman and public figure in the community that grew around his enterprises.


On the grounds of the Champlain Trail Museum, 1032 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Renfrew

Municipality: City of Pembroke