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Grand Haven  

Sundial 601
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 03.9' N Longitude:   86° 13.1' W
Location:
  • 1 Harbor Drive
    Grand Haven, MI
    Next to Train Depot Museum
 
Description:
  • A bronze equatorial dial approximately 6 feet high with bowstring gnomon. Hour markings show Daylight Saving Time and are longitude corrected. Dial sits atop a brick plinth.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Plaque 1: "GRAND HAVEN TRADING POST 1821, City Founded November 2, 1834"
    Plaque 2: "Grand River - Tributaries and Sundial, Donated and Crafted By The Employees of Grand Haven Brass Foundry 1985"
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Grand Haven Brass Foundry
  • Construction Date: 1985