historic Clock Tower is located in Montreal,
Canada. Built in 1919, it was dedicated
to the memory of the sailors who died
in World War One. The Clock Tower is located
on a pier called “aujourd'hui quai
de l'Horloge” in French, which means
“Quay of The Clock” in English.
As boats come into the harbour from all
over the world they would traditionally
adjust their watches to the new time zone
as they passed the tower. Built by Atlas
Construction Co, the Clock Tower has a
wide base made of reinforced concrete,
while its upper walls are made of masonry
coated with paint.
since the construction of the Montreal
Clock Tower it has been an official site
of mourning. The sailors of all wars are
mourned every year on November 11th (i.e.
Remembrance Day). In 1984 the Clock Tower
was though to be getting a little old,
so reconstruction work was started so
that the tower could be enjoyed by future
generations. If the tower is open one
can visit the Tower’s interior,
climb its 192 steps to see the ST Laurence
River, the port, and the city beyond.
Many people make the journey up the stairs
each year to get a spectacular view of
one of the oldest and most historic cities