The Diving Bell

The Diving Bell (HM6KI)

Location: Delaware City, DE 19706 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 34.731', W 75° 35.267'

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Made in Philadelphia 1839 for the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, it was used as an air chamber for workmen to make underwater repairs on the lock gates. The canal was opened in 1829 and was operated until the sea level canal was opened at Reedy Point in 1927.
This diving bell as restored in 1961 by the Delaware City Community Park District.
HM NumberHM6KI
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449519 N 4381180
Decimal Degrees39.57885000, -75.58778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.731', W 75° 35.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 43.86" N, 75° 35' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Clinton St, Delaware City DE 19706, US
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