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Sundial 240
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   49° 27' N Longitude:   119° 35' W
Location:
  • Skaha Lake, N shore
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial, called the Skaha Solar Timepiece is on a lakefront beach, spanning an area of 65 x 35 feet. At the center is a large 15 foot raised wooden platform supporting a flat steel analemma with months/dates pierced through. Observer stands on current date to be the gnomon. The hour markers are short concrete posts. These posts, which form an ellipse around the platform, were originally wood when the dial was first designed by Gwen Boyle a sculptor from Vancouver. After 14 years of weathering, the rotting wood was replaced by concrete during renovations in 1998.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Inscribed "Skaha Solar Timepiece"
  • Designer: Gwen Boyle of Vancouver
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1984, renovated 1998
 
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