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Episode 4 – Lynne Rodier : Charles Symmes

Episode 4 – Lynne Rodier : Charles Symmes

14 November 2022 à 12:28 pm

Lynne’s second appearance on the podcast is focused on the life of Charles Symmes, the owner of the Symmes Inn, which is now a local museum.

Charles Symmes was the nephew of Philemon Wright Sr. (episode 1). He came to Canada in 1819 to work as a bookkeeper for his uncle. In 1831, he built what is now the famous Symmes Inn on the river bank. Throughout the years, Symmes and Philemon went into a partnership to develop the waterfront with a huge wharf and building a steam boat named Lady Colborne. Charles was also the Mayor of Aylmer, Quebec from 1855 to 1858 and again from 1860 to 1862.