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North American Sundial Society

Mystic  

Sundial 186
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° N Longitude:   72° W
Location:
  • Old Mystic Seaport Museum
 
Description:
  • Large slanted vertical dial on 8 ft. by 4 ft. wood rectangle mounted on a wall declining 80:50 east. Shows hours only till 11:30 AM, thus frequently called 'the morning dial'. Dial originally had no motto. Inscription was added later when dial was refurbished. Designed by Albert Waugh and fabricated by Edwin Pugsley.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Old Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Time & tide for no man stay
  • Designer: Albert Waugh
  • Builder: Edwin Pugsley
  • Construction Date: ca 1950
 
References:
  • Lawrence E. Jones, 'The Waugh Dials',
    NASS Compendium, Vol 2, No. 4, p.2, Dec 1995