CHARLOTTETOWN : CANADA - PE

*Location:

   St.Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica
   Great George Street at Sydney and
     Dorchester Streets
   Charlottetown,
     Prince Edward Island, Canada
   LL: N 46.23366, W 63.12523
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*Contact:

   St.Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica
   45 Great George Street
   Charlottetown, PEI,  C1A 4K1
   T: (902)894-3486   F: (902)894-3591
   E: admin@stdunstans.pe.ca

*Schedule:

   (Disused)

*Remarks:

   Bells removed from tower c.1990-91
   because of structural problems;
   in storage.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are three missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The cathedral Website has no photo of the building, and says nothing about its history.  It's not yet known which of the twin towers held these bells.

Stock commercial photo of the twin-towered Cathedral Basilica

A commercial photographer's work gives a better perspective.

Side view of the north tower

News article on the status of the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PE.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/09/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/02/20


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