Climbing higher up what becomes a rather steep hill, one arrives at the Old Town Clock Tower. It was built on orders for the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria’s father, who was the military commander of Halifax around the turn of the 18th into the 19th centuries. Reportedly, he did not want his men to have any excuse for not being on time.
Although the building was restored in the 1960s, the clock is still powered by its original mechanism. It sits in a three tier tower atop a Palladian style building.
Cruise destination profile - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - page 4a