Nantucket Tide Clock, 16.50" Diameter
Take a step back in time and enjoy the beauty of Nantucket! The island is a 14-mile lesson in American history, maintaining hundreds of buildings that date back to before the Civil War. The eastern-most point of this island was first to enjoy the sunrise of the new millennium. With cobblestone streets and “roof walks,” this island is a refreshing trip back to a simpler time where traffic lights do not exist and authors like Herman Melville find inspiration.
The beautiful island of Nantucket lies just thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Separated from the mainland by the Nantucket Sound, Nantucket was once known as the whaling capital of the world, harboring as many as 150 ships in its port. Home to the world’s second-largest cranberry bog, Nantucket is a town, a county, and an island.
The Nantucket tide clock is expertly crafted with Birch that has been laser-cut to precisely replicate the bathymetry of the Nantucket Sound. The wood pieces are hand-stained to give visual depth to the water in contrast to the land and have points of interest etched in detail to inspire further exploration. The 3D wood map clock comes ready to hang.
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 of 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 Tide Clocks on the market.
Nantucket Tide Clock 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.