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Tidepieces by Alan Winick - Great Captain Lighthouse Greenwich Connecticut - Tide Clock - Mellow Monkey

Tidepieces by Alan Winick - Great Captain Lighthouse Greenwich Connecticut - Tide Clock

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  • Handcrafted by local artisan, Alan Winick, this tide clock has the image of Great Captain Lighthouse and the Long Island Sound tide that rises and falls as the actual tide in your location goes from high to low.
    • Great Captain Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Great Captain Island in the western Long Island Sound off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut, United States.
    • Built in 1829, the first lighthouse, made of stone, was of such poor construction that the walls were severely cracked a decade later.
    • In 1868, a new granite dwelling with attached lantern was completed.
    • The lighthouse is of the same design as lighthouses at Sheffield Island in Norwalk; Morgan Point in Noank; Old Field Point Light and Plum Island in New York; and Block Island North in Rhode Island.
    • In 1890, a fog whistle was added and in 1905 a siren was installed.
    • The lighthouse was deactivated in 1970 when a skeletal tower replaced it.
    • The Town of Greenwich acquired the property in 1973 and had full-time caretakers on the site until the lighthouse became too dilapidated in 2003.
    • A successful restoration effort was completed in 2009 and a non-navigational light was activated in 2012.
  • Tide clock has a blue wood frame with dual faced clock.
  • Bottom of clock provides the traditional tide clock showing current tide. Dial provides hours to high tide and to low tide.
  • Top of clock is what makes this time piece truly unique.  A mechanically animated display of the waterline of Long Island Sound rises and falls as the tide goes from high to low.
  • Clock measures 11-in H x 6-1/2-in W x 2-in D
  • Can be displayed free standing or on a wall.
  • Construction: Wood frame, plastic, paper and metal housing.
  • Uses one AA battery - not included.
  • Ships in a gift box with instructions. 
  • Artisan limited warranty: 3 years
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