Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HRM Point Of Interest #13: Naval Dockyard Clock

The Naval Dockyard Clock was fabricated in London, England, in 1767 by Ayneth Thwaites. It served as the main time piece for countless sailors and dockyard workers from 1772 to 1993. The Naval Dockyard Clock is the last remaining architectural feature of the original Halifax Naval Dockyard, and one of the oldest turret clocks in Canada.

In 1996 the Navy presented this clock to the Halifax Regional Municipality to be placed here at Chebucto Landing, on the Halifax Waterfront, the place where the original European settlers arrived in 1749.

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