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World’s Largest Figurative Sundial

 
 
World’s Largest Figurative Sundial Marker: Plaque 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 13, 2017
1. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial Marker: Plaque 1
Inscription.  (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
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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
 
Erected by Greenwood Development Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 32° 10.847′ N, 80° 43.677′ W. Marker is on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harbourside Lane and King Neptune Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Harbourside Ln, Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 2.2 miles away); Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Ambush (approx. 2.2 miles away); Charlie Simmons, Sr.
World’s Largest Figurative Sundial Marker: Plaque 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 13, 2017
2. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial Marker: Plaque 2
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Charles E. Fraser (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hilton Head Island (approx. 2.7 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
 
World’s Largest Figurative Sundial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 13, 2017
3. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial
World’s Largest Figurative Sundial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
4. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial
World’s Largest Figurative Sundial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 12, 2017
5. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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