Block Island Tide Clock, 16.50" Diameter
Block Island has been a piece of Rhode Island heaven since it was first discovered by the Narragansett Indians thousands of years ago. Dubbed Manisses by the Narragansett, the name translates to “Island of the Little God” and today consists of some of the most beautiful views you’ve ever seen, in part due to nearly half the island being designated as a wildlife refuge.
Our nautical tide clock depicts the landscape of Block Island as well as the surrounding shorelines. The Block Island Tide Clock is sixteen and a half inches in diameter and features an outline of the island with a recessed layer below the land to provide a beautiful dimension. Water depth contours are laser etched into the clock’s face to show the topographical lines of the ocean floor and are highlighted by a deep blue-green stain.
What is a tide clock and how does it work? Fun facts: The lunar day is 24 hours and 50 minutes long & the moon is the biggest influence on the tides! Since there are two high tides each lunar day our tide clocks rotate every 12 hours and 25 minutes. Quartz tide clocks are perfect for the more predictable tides of the Eastern United States. You can always set your tide clock by either a quick internet search for high tide in your area for the next high tide, or set it monthly at the full or new moon.
We are map geeks! So naturally we have the most detailed map of Tide Clocks on the market.Nautical Tide Clock of Block Island Details:
- Made of high-quality birch
- 16.50” diameter
- Laser-etched contours and landmarks
- Powered by a single AA battery
- Ready to hang
Please note: The tides on the US West Coast and Gulf of Mexico are too unpredictable for quartz tide clock mechanisms, therefore we do not offer those locations.