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Ramsgate Harbour Historic Clock & Tide Ball

The clock on the Harbour Masters Office, now a Maritime Museum was traditional set 5 minutes 41 seconds ahead of GMT being on the Ramsgate Meridian. Click on the link for information: -

http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/ramsgate-maritime-museum/9676">http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/ramsgate-maritime-museum/9676

The Tidal Ball was apparently to help sailing vessels to identify the state of the tide as they had to enter the harbour and use the East Bank as a brake, then wait for the tide to rise and release them. Health & Safety?

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