Watson Duchemin (1798-1872)

Watson Duchemin (1798-1872

Watson Duchemin (1798-1872)

Inventor, pump and block maker and musician, Watson Duchemin was importing organs to Charlottetown in the 1830s, and by the 1840s, he was building his own! One of his restored pipe organs can be found in the Steele Recital Hall at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Duchemin’s contribution to music in Charlottetown did not rest with his ability to build musical instruments, he also wrote religious music that he performed with his choir at Trinity Methodist Church (now Trinity United Church).




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