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Nanaimo  

Sundial: 991
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 10.284' N  123° 56.223' W
Location:
  • In Nanaimo on the Harbourfront Walkway on the east side of Maffeo Sutton Park (adjacent to Georgia Park).
 
Description:
  • This is a beautiful but standard mass-produced dial, with chapter rings for Roman numerals, hour lines, half and quarter hour lines. In the center is the sun surrounded by a compass rose, The dial is brass and sits on a tapered square pillar of cut stone. The gnomon is a solid, unadorned shape. Pictorial evidence from the Internet suggests that the dial has been vandalized and repaired more than once.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Nanaimo
  • On dial face:
    "I count only the sunny hours"

    A plaque on the pedestal reads:
    "Nanaimo
    The Harbour City
    This cairn was unveiled by
    Their Royal Highnesses
    The Prince and Princes of Wales
    To Commemorate the official
    Dedication of the City of Nanaimo,
    British Columbia, Canada
    As The Harbour City
    In Honour of our history and in
    Salute to our Future
    May 1, 1986
    His Worship Graem Roberts, Mayor"

  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: Dedicated May 1, 1986
 
References: Web Links:
  • This dial is similar to the Lake Cowichan sundial (#989)

Last Revised: 2019-09-13 17:26:30
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