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Sundial 831
State/Province:  Maine Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 40.77' N Longitude:   70° 17.77' W
Location:
  • Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue
 
Description:
  • Prominent in the cemetery is a large equatorial sundial about 4 ft in diameter. The dial was custom built for the location latitude and longitude. It is made of cast, anodized aluminum. The equatorial ring is 8-inch side arc with Roman numeral hours from VI to VI (6am to 6pm) with marks at 5 minute intervals. The scale is shifted to correct for longitude. The gnomon is an elegant arrow. It sits on a 4 ft plinth made of river stone, capped with a circular 6 inch block of polished granite.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Evergreen Cemetery
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2016-07-31 22:07