Tidepieces by Alan Winick - Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Lighthouse Long Island Sound - Tide Clock
- Handcrafted by local artisan, Alan Winick, this tide clock has the image of Stratford Shoal Lighthouse and the Long Island Sound tide that rises and falls as the actual tide in your location goes from high to low.
- Stratford Shoal Light, officially Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light, is a lighthouse on a shoal in the middle of Long Island Sound approximately halfway between Port Jefferson, New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- It's construction was completed in 1877 and was built on a small, man-made island (on the spot of two former natural islands that were washed over by the sea).
- Originally, lighthouse keepers were utilized to maintain the facility. The lighthouse was automated in 1970 and is currently an active aid to navigation.
- It has historical significance as an example of the masonry lighthouse design used in water-bound U.S. lighthouses immediately before the use of sparkplug lighthouses. It is similar to some Hudson River lighthouses, and embodies the enormous cost and heroic effort required to put these designs in place in the treacherous waters of Long Island Sound.
- 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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