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Victoria  

Sundial 754
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Poor
Latitude:   48° 25.772' N Longitude:   123° 22.512' W
Location:
  • Point Hope Shipyard
    327 Harbour Road
    Victoria
 
Description:
  • A 9 inch diameter cast bronze dial with hour and half-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. The dial face has a compass rose at the center with cardinal and ordinal directions. The casting is of poor quality and the gnomon, brazed in place, is bent and at the wrong angle.

    The sundial is a monument to the Point Hope Shipyard. Engraved on one side is the history of the shipyard, the oldest in British Columbia, renovated and reopened in 2007. The cast dial pedestal is marked, "This newel post was saved from the demolition of St. Mary's Hospital, Victoria.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Point Hope Shipyard
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 6/26/2012 14:51