Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Steam Clock - Temporarily Gone

A grandfather clock built over a sidewalk steam vent in 1977 to harness its energy. The clock plays the Westminster Chimes every hour and whistles and gushes steam every 15 minutes. Clear glass sides invite scrutiny.
Address:
Water St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Directions:
On the northwest corner of Water and Cambie Sts, in the city's Gastown district. Hwy 1 exit 26. Drive west on E. Hastings St./BC-7A E. for a little less than six kilometers. You'll see a park on the left with a large granite pillar. Turn right at the pillar onto Cambie St. Drive two blocks. The clock will be on the left.
Hours:
Oct. 2014: removed for repairs. Expected back by Christmas.
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Steam Clock. Steam Clock

Watch out for people on the street offering a "free" tour of clock. It is not free!

[Dan Morris, 07/22/2012]

Clockmaker Raymond Saunders' 1977 invention is a grandfather clock powered by steam from a Gastown street sidewalk vent. Watch it spew steam and chime at well-timed intervals!

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