Milton Clock

Milton Clock (HM205R)

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1M1 Yarmouth County
Country: Canada
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N 43° 50.694', W 66° 7.108'

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A Symbol of Community Pride & Confidence

Erected in 1911 at a cost of $1,200.00, the original Milton Clock was donated by Mrs. Robert Caie. The mechanical works of the clock were manufactured by J. Smith and Sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby, England. Located in the tower at the Milton Engine Company fire station, the clock was a local landmark until the station was destroyed by fire in 1989. The original clockworks were badly damaged in the fire.
The clock situated in this contemporary tower contains the original painted metal clock faces salvaged from the fire. These have been mounted in front of an electronic movement. The clock hands are replicas of the hands used with the original clockworks.
The community named Milton originates from the presence of a cluster of water-powered grist, saw, and carding mills situated where Lake Milo empties into Yarmouth Harbour.
[Photo captions, from left to right, read]
Mrs. Robert (Sophia Willam) Caie (1836-1916) donor of the original Milton Clock.
Residence of Robert and Sophia Caie in Milton. This house was later occupied they their daughter Clara Caie. The house was demolished in 1962.
Clara Caie (1874-1955) was a founding member and first treasurer of the Milton Improvement Society and "tireless in her many services to her native town."
The Yarmouth Vanguard, April 25, 1989
The station
was destroyed by fire later that year.
Yarmouth Telegram, Friday, March 7, 1913
The Milton Improvement Society has made many contributions to the beautification of Milton since its founding.
A 1935 view of the clock installed in the tower of the Milton Fire Engine Company Fire Hall. The clock tower was also used to drain and dry the leather and canvas fire hoses. This fire station was the home of the Firefighters' Museum from 1962 until 1972.
The area north of Chester Street in Yarmouth has been known as Milton since 1826.
A description of the opening ceremony for the new fire station in the Milton Fire Engine Company Minute Book, June 29, 1911.

Photos: Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia and Yarmouth County Museum Archives.
HM NumberHM205R
Placed ByYarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation and Others
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 731629 N 4858682
Decimal Degrees43.84490000, -66.11846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 50.694', W 66° 7.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 50' 41.64" N, 66° 7' 6.48" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 Water St, Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 1M1, CA
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