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Carbonear  

Sundial 762
State/Province:  Newfoundland Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° 44.257' N Longitude:   53° 13.785' W
Location:
  • Just north of old train station
    (There are no longer any trains or train tracks in Carbonear)
    Carbonear
 
Description:
  • A four foot diameter armillary dial built of 1.5 x 0.5 inch flat steel bar and 3/4 inch steel rod. A 1/2 inch steel rod gnomon casts the shadow on an aluminum equatorial ring, which includes hour and 5 minute marks. Dial includes horizon, equator, ecliptic, tropic, Arctic and Antarctic Circle rings.

    A nearby granite boulder holds a plaque for EOT correction, location and inscription. The dial is a gift to the town from Dr. L. A. Wells and was installed on his 87th birthday.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Town of Carbonear
  • "Nae man can tether time or tide," Robert Burns
  • Designer: Andrew Wells
  • Builder: Memorial University and M&M Offshore
  • Construction Date: 12-Jul
 
 
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Last Revised: 7/20/2012 17:50