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North American Sundial Society

Brunswick  

Sundial 830
State/Province:  Maine Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   43° 54.567' N Longitude:   69° 57.725' W
Location:
  • Bowdoin College in the north east corner of the quadrangle.
 
Description:
  • In the shade of many trees is a 12 inch circular horizontal sundial sitting on a square granite plinth. The dial plate shows solar time with Roman numerals V to VII (5am to 7pm). Half and quarter hours are shown with dots.

    This is a standard commercial sundial using the hourglass with wings as the dial plate embellishment. NASS confirmed that the dial hours were drawn for a latitude of 45 degrees, not the latitude of Bowdoin College.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Bowdoin College
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2016-07-31 22:50