Diving Helmet Statue - The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 51° 21.768 E 001° 01.539
31U E 362549 N 5692021
Quick Description: If you should sit on this bench today what do you think you will find? Well, a diving helmet to stick your head into, of course!
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 1:51:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMEE35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 8

Long Description:
The statue is strategically placed on the bench to accommodate the head height of most average people, although it was a struggle to stretch Female Dragontree. The diving helmet is realistically sculpted with weed waving around on the top.

On a more serious note, it was Whitstable harbour that was the first place to develop underwater breathing apparatus. The diving helmet was developed in the 1820's with the divers here being very successful. The nearby houses in Dollar Row, on Island Wall, were paid for with silver dollars salvaged by the Whitstable divers (as reported on Flickr) visit link

The divers from Whitstable travelled the world salvaging sunken ships, including the world famous Mary Rose.

Location description: The Harbour - in front of the Lifeboat Station

Statue's Subject: Diving Helmet

Artist: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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