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North American Sundial Society

Branford  

Sundial 390
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° 21' N Longitude:   72° 46' W
Location:
  • Natural Habitat Park at Pine Orchard Rd and Birch Street.. Entrance is from Birch Street. Use Branford Day Care Center parking lot. Dial is behind Day Care Center.
 
Description:
  • This large equatorial dial was created as part of a community effort to establish a Natural Habitat park for the town of Branford. The dial is 7 x 6 x 6 feet made of Stony Creek granite and stainless steel, weighing 13,000 pounds. The granite is indigenous to the town. The face of the stone is cut at approximately 41 degrees to match the site latitude, inspired by a design from Robert Adzema "The Great Sundial Cutout Book". Dial shows time from 7 am until 5 pm.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Nature's Garden, a natural habitat park
  • Dedicated to Sandra Ciccione 1976-1999
  • Designer: S. Farricielli
  • Builder: Gary Di Nello Custom Boating Fabrications
  • Construction Date: May-98
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium, Vol. 6, No.4, December 1999