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Newcastle  

Sundial 427
State/Province:  Maine Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • Newcastle Park, near the Second Congregational Church as business Route 1 winds around toward the bridge.
 
Description:
  • A small horizontal dial with an interesting history. In 1997 when the dial was installed, the following is quoted of designer and builder Jim Estey: "We set it by our watches," Jim said, and then glued it down to its stand. That means it cannot be reset when the sun and time changes, but visitors will have to compensate."
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Jim Estey
  • Builder: Jim Estey
  • Construction Date: 27-Jun-97