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North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 638
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   46° 08.9' N Longitude: 60° 13.5' W
  • Grounds of the Canadian Coast Guard College
    Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • A ring equatorial dial constructed from a large, dual-loop aluminum radio direction finding antenna. Outer ring is 80 cm (31.5 inch) diameter mounted on a 1.3 m (51 inch) pipe pedestal. Hour ring is stainless steel and marked in ten minute intervals showing local apparent time. A nearby plaque provides EOT conversion to standard time. A second small style projects a shadow at noon local apparent time on a second vertical scale to show the sun's declination. Access to the Coast Guard College is open to the public but calling in advance to 902-567-3220 is recommended.
General Information:
  • Owner: Normand Lavigne
  • Designer: Normand Lavigne
  • Builder: Normand Lavigne
  • Construction Date: 8-Oct

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