OFF POMPANO BEACH, Florida. – The 7-foot robot sculpture that stood proudly near Pompano Beach Pier for the past year has now found a new home on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Iconic sculpture on Pompano Beach goes on display deep in the Atlantic Ocean for the second time (Courtesy of the City of Pompano Beach)
Crews loaded the Mehan H2O onto a dive boat on Wednesday, sailed a mile and a half from shore, and then pushed it overboard.
The steel sculpture now stands on the famous Lady Luck artificial reef, 100 feet below the surface.
The 324-foot tanker Lady Luck was sunk in 2016.
Jimmy Gadomsky has extensive experience in shipwreck salvage and was the lead diver on this project.
Iconic sculpture on Pompano Beach is on display deep in the Atlantic Ocean for the second time
Gadomski first lowered the Mechan H2O to the bottom of the ocean and then raised it to Lady Luck, where divers can enjoy it for years to come.
“It wasn’t easy to install the 800-pound sculpture,” Gadomski said. “But we chose this spot on Lady Luck because it is very accessible to divers.”
Gadomsky is also an underwater cameraman and personally documented the sinking of the sculpture.
The city advertises Lady Luck as “the centerpiece of what is known as Shipwreck Park, surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered in marine life. The Shipwreck Park is a unique underwater cultural park with rotating underwater art exhibits.”
To learn more about the Shipwreck Park, click on this link.
“Mechan H2O” screened for the second time deep in the Atlantic Ocean (Courtesy of Jimmy Gadomsky)
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