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Penticton  

Sundial: 240
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 27.183' N  119° 34.967' W
Location:
  • On the beach at Skaha Lake Park, Penticton. There is a parking nearby, at the south end of Cypress St at Elm Ave.
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial, the "Skaha Solar Timepiece", dates from 1984 and spans an area of 65' x 35'. At the center is a platform marked out with a steel analemma, acting as the date scale. The steel is embossed with a date scale and zodiac. The hour and cardinal direction markers are concrete posts, installed in 1998 to replace the rotted originals. The size and positioning of the analemma is somewhat mismatched to the placement of concrete markers, but overall it is a well-made piece in a pleasant setting. A nearby explanatory plaque claims, incorrectly, that this is the third-ever analemmatic sundial in the world.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Inscribed "Skaha Solar Timepiece"
  • Designer: Gwen Boyle of Vancouver
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1984, rennovated 1998, 2017
 
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Last Revised: 2019-02-09 14:19
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