North tower
   St.Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica
   Great George Street at Sydney Street
     Prince Edward Island, Canada
   LL: N 46.23378, W 63.12516
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   St.Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica
   45 Great George Street
   Charlottetown, PEI,  C1A 4K1
   T: (902)894-3486   F: (902)894-3591




   Bells removed to storage c.1990-91
   because of structural problems in
   tower; reinstalled by Christoph-Paccard
   in May 2017.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection 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     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2017

On the new cathedral Website, the history page mentions the 1928 installation of the bells, asserts their similarity to St.Patrick's Cathedral, and cites their removal because of structural concerns with the tower; but it does not mention their reinstallation.  The Photos page (under About Us) has a clickable photo of the front of the building; the bells are in the right (north) tower. 

News article (Je'18) about a programming error on these bells; with photos of towers and bells

News article (25My'17) on reinstallation of bells, delivered from Christoph-Paccard earlier in the month; with photo of belfry, but video missing

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.

   This page was built from the database on 28-Feb-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/02/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/07/22

(none available)

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