Yukon clockmaker's rare skills in demand across continent

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Stephen Carter knows the importance of accuracy.

When he’s repairing a clock, he always makes sure all its parts are oiled and every gear fits perfectly together.

“Clocks have to be perfect all the time — otherwise, there’s no point for the clock,” said Carter, 55.

Carter is a goldsmith and clockmaker by trade. He specializes in cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest region in Germany.

As far as he knows, he’s the only clockmaker in the Yukon. But he’s in hot demand across the continent.

He frequently travels across Alaska repairing antique clocks in museums and government buildings. He’s moved to Vermont and St. John’s, Nfdl., where they were lacking people with

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