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North American Sundial Society

Wildwood  

Sundial: 914
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 58.659' N  74° 49.384' W
Location:
  • On the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. It is located at the south end of the boardwalk, right by Ocean Towers Shops. This is where Wildwood Crest starts. Surrounding the dial on the southern side are a set of benches in a graceful arc.
 
Description:
  • On the boardwalk, inset into the wood planks is a smooth concrete walkway about 12 inches wide. Months and instructions are given in neat lettering made in the concrete. The hours are done on a half-ellipse using the same smooth concrete, Arabic numbers, and 15-minute time marks (far narrower than a person's shadow). The dial is set for daylight saving time (with no longitude correction).
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Wildwood
  • Annalematic Sundial
    Step up and straddle the north arrow
    Place one heel on the current month.
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2018-09-26 20:10
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