Clifden Tide Clock.
This solid-wood framed nautical chart tide clock shows the area around Clifden, in Co.Galway , Ireland.
Clifden (Irish: An Clochán, meaning “stepping stones”) is a coastal town in County Galway, Ireland, in the region of Connemara, located on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay. As the largest town in the region, it is often referred to as “the Capital of Connemara”.
The town was founded at the start of the 19th century-the engineer Alexander Nimmo was sent to the area in 1822. He constructed a quay at Clifden (finished in 1831) and started a road to Galway. With these improvements to its infrastructure, the town began to grow,products that were shipped out from Clifden Harbour included marble, corn, fish and kelp.
Clifden gained prominence after 1905 when Guglielmo Marconi decided to build his first high power transatlantic long wave wireless telegraphy station four miles (6 km) south of the town to minimize the distance to its sister station in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The first point-to-point fixed wireless service connecting Europe with North America opened for public service with the transmission of 10,000 words on 17 October 1907.
On 15 June 1919 the first non-stop transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown crash landed in Derrygimlagh bog, close to Marconi’s transatlantic wireless station. When Captain Alcock spotted the green bog he thought it was a meadow where he could safely land his Vickers Vimy biplane
The chart begins at Mannin Bay in the South and goes as far as Toberdenny Harbout in the North.
A Tide clock allows you to see the state of the tide for a given location at a glance.The hand shows the current stage of the tidal cycle (high tide, low tide or on the way in or out). The tide clock face is simple to read and setting the hand can be done in a matter of minutes.Never leave the house again without knowing the state of your local tide!
- Heavy duty professionally printed canvas.
- Solid-Wood frame.Select from either black or white.
- Size is 250 mm x 250 mm and 45mm deep.
- Shows features along the coast.
The clock ships with full instructions on how to set and how to read a tide clock.
This is not a navigation device.