New Harbour Clock Installed On St Mary’s Quay

The new St Mary’s harbour clock has been unveiled.

It’s a double–sided drum clock inscribed with the name of the harbour and it’s co-ordinates.

Harbourmaster Dale Clarke wanted a clock to allow passengers walking down the quay to see whether they are on time for their boats and it is also visible from vessels entering the harbour.

Dale is hoping that it will become a meeting point. It’ll be illuminated all night and is controlled digitally, so a member of staff won’t have to reset the time when the clocks go back or forward.

Half of the funding came from grants, with the Duchy of Cornwall paying the rest of the costs, as part of the public realm improvements on the harbour.

 



5 Responses to New Harbour Clock Installed On St Mary’s Quay

  1. Jenny Green November 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    So pleased to hear that the cash strapped Duchy of Cornwall obtained half of the funding for a clock. Made me laugh, I would be ashamed to admit I could not afford the full cost of a a clock, when I have an income of ???? £20 million per annum.

  2. Nobby Nobbs November 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    They’d be better off doing something about the awful smell that emanates from the public toilets rather than clock watching

  3. colin November 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I always thought that being on holiday on Scilly, time made no difference. You simply did what you wanted, when you wanted, ate when hungry and slept when tired. Newspapers were a definite no-no. If the sun shone you enjoyed it, if it rained, you wear waterproofs and still enjoyed it. Never did I wear a watch. Scilly was and presumably is, still a place to relax.

    Having a clock shouldn’t make a great deal of difference, it isn’t as though you you have a helicopter or boat to catch.

  4. R.J.Wilcox. November 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    A boat in time saves waiting for nine………..

  5. jo bloogs November 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    could say the duchy are 2 faced ha ha