World's Largest Figurative Sundial

World's Largest Figurative Sundial (HM1Z70)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 10.847', W 80° 43.677'

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(plaque 1)
Welcome to
The Shelter Cove Harbor Community
Home Of The World's Largest Figurative Sundial
Dedicated August 18, 1983


The sculpture weighs more than a ton, is a twice life sized statue
of Neptune, cast in bronze at Johnsons Atelier in Princeton, NJ.

The sea god's upraised trident is the pointer for the elevated,
26 feet in diameter, sundial. The sun strikes the shaft of
the trident and a shadow falls on the base indicating the time.

Local sculptor Wayne Edwards conceived and designed Neptune
to be the centerpiece for Shelter Cove Marina.

Greenwood Development Corporation president, John Davis,
and developer, Jim Self, generously financed Neptune.
Bob Onorato masterminded the project while simultaneously developing Shelter Cove and Palmetto Dunes.

(plaque 2)
Welcome to
The Shelter Cove Harbor Community
Home Of The World's Largest Figurative Sundial


Naval fleets and mariners alike immortalize Neptune, titled both god and King of the ocean.

Neptune serves as the focal point of the sundial and our marina community.

Notice the shaft and the trident are oriented exactly north and south. During daylight it casts a shadow that intersects with
the month and hour of
the day indicating the time.

Look more closely. Satisfy your curiosity and knowledge with the further details on more precise time calculation based on the month and day of the year as applied to this particular location.

Check your watch.

You now have a story to tell
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HM NumberHM1Z70
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Placed ByGreenwood Development Corporation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 525646 N 3560506
Decimal Degrees32.18078333, -80.72795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 10.847', W 80° 43.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 10' 50.82" N, 80° 43' 40.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head Island SC 29928, US
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