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Charleston  

Sundial 361
State/Province:  South Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Recliner Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • White Point Gardens, on The Battery near the corner of King St. and Murray Blvd.
 
Description:
  • A 20 foot stone monument with a 2 foot diameter vertical recliner dial. See the NASS Compendium Vol.6 No. 1 Dec 1998. The platform in the base includes stones from the thirty-eight home states of those lost. Imbedded in the in the platform is a bronze arrow, pointing to the unmarked grave in the Atlantic.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • "To the glory of the God and in abiding memory of 176 valiant young men of the United States Navy who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country."
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 26-Apr-52
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium Vol. 6 No. 1, p. 22, Dec 1998