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Burlington  

Sundial 692
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Calendrical and Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   44° 27.468' N Longitude:   73° 13.410' W
Location:
  • About 300 yards north of Oakledge Park along bicycle path on the shore of Lake Champlain
    Burlington
 
Description:
  • This Circles of Peace dial is a combination calendrical and analemmatic design consisting of fourteen 5 to 10 foot high granite stones in a 43 foot diameter circle oriented to align with sunset on the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days. An inner sixteen foot major diameter analemmatic dial includes 12 hour marker stones and a central stone that also shows the directions of sunset on the corresponding major dates. The calendar stone calculations and survey placement was done by NASS member Bill Gottesman.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Burlington
  • Designer: Patrick MacManaway, Ivan MacBeth and others
  • Builder: David Brizindine and Andrea Morgante
  • Construction Date: 2005
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15