Yes, almost anywhere. Anywhere on the globe,
tides are mainly caused by the attraction of the Moon. So, just as a
wrist watch can be used anywhere if it is set for the correct time zone,
the tidal clock will work if it is set to the correct high tide for the
area. (see "Setting your tidal clock").
This being said, there are some exceptions to
the rule. First, some rare coastal sectors have diurnal tides (only one
high tide per day), instead of two like most sectors. This phenomenon is
caused by a specific topography and is almost always geographically
limited. The tidal clock is not intended for use in those areas.
Secondly, in the upper waters of a river where
tides reach (e.g.: St-Lawrence River at Quebec City) the tide cycle, although consistent in duration, may vary for
the "Low Tide" position: instead of being equal in duration,
the ebb tide is longer than the flood tide. A specific clock (the Québec
- Chicoutimi line) have been made for that area.
The solid brass model has been designed
exactly for interior use where humidity levels may be very high. The
standard or wooden lines of tidal clocks may deteriorate prematurely if
exposed to those levels of humidity.
Can I use your tidal clock if I live
along the US or Canadian West Coast ?
Absolutely, the vast majority of the Western Coast
sectors have semi-diurnal tides, e.g. approx. 2 High and 2 Low tides per
day, and the clock movement used in all our products is balanced for
those semi-diurnal tides. Sectors
where tides are diurnal (1 High and 1 Low per day) are rare and
geographically small. To verify if
your sector has semi-diurnal or diurnal tides, just check on a local tide
chart: semi-diurnal sectors have 4
entries per day most of the time, diurnal sectors have only 2. In doubt or if you can’t find local
information, just ask us by email, we’ll be glad to check that for you.