History of the Regional Tide Clocks
During the 1990’s, Ocean Clocks had an idea that would enhance the standard time tide clock currently produced by offering a regional time tide clock that would display high water at the major and minor ports of local regions. If you have checked your local tide time tables you will see that the high tide time differ from port to port. There is a time difference from one port to another as the high tide time makes its way around the coastline. In some regions the tidal difference from one port to another can be as much as 6 hours stretching over the length of the state or regional coast. This could be due to many factors such as local land masses, estuaries, currents and ocean basins. The calculation of these time differences will generally not change except under the influence of bad weather. Over the many years that Ocean Clocks has been developing their regional tide clock, they have collected and plotted data from around the world. This data aids in calculating the correct time difference of the high tide related to the port angles situated on the face of the time tide clock.
The blue tide hand on the Ocean Clocks time tide clock is designed to track the moon's orbit to approximately predict the tides. The tide time differences between all of the ports have been calculated to predict the high tides before and after the major port in your region. Ocean Clocks localized time tide clock displays high tide, low tide, and the high tide time difference between ports and waterways of a specific coastal region. Once set, our regional time tide clock may be used as a tide timetable or tide chart to observe harbor tide, beach tide, fishing tide, local surf, or for general boating use in that region (periodic adjustment needed).