San Francisco / Golden Gate Clock, 12" Diameter
The Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon! The Golden Gate Bridge spans a one-mile strait connecting the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most photographed and artistically appreciated bridges in the world. Declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World, visitors to the Bay area stop at the side of the 1 and the 101 to get their picture with the Golden Gate Bridge background before entering in the city.
Ferry service across the bay goes back as far as the 1820s. As San Francisco was the largest American city still served by ferry, many wanted to see the construction of a bridge to connect the mainland with the bay city. Experts believed a bridge could not be built due to the tides, currents, winds, and fog. Engineer, Joseph Strauss, began construction on the bridge in 1933 and finished in 1937 with a total price tag of $17 million.
The bathymetry of the San Francisco Bay seen in a nautical wood chart emphasizes the depths and shallows that sustained the port city since its inception. The San Francisco Golden Gate clock is made with Baltic birch, expertly etched with the names of different points of interest. The high-quality birch is cut with exacting detail and the background is hand-stained a majestic blue to match the waters of the bay.
Celebrate the modern wonder of The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge every time you look at your wood map clock.
Points of Interest on a San Francisco Bay Nautical Clock:
San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Alameda, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, Bridge Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto
San Francisco Bay Wood Chart Details:
Made of Baltic Birch
Laser-etched Contours and Landmarks
Runs on a Single AA Battery