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Old 21-05-2006, 09:34   #1
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Jacques Cousteau's "Calypso today" -SAD

I just wanted to pass along these pictures of the "Calypso" I took today at La Rochelle, France.
i understand after he passed away the family had a rif on what they were going to do with the boat, so far nothing. I beleave there is an efford to restore her.
This boat & its crew had a big influnce on many of us, so its sad to see her like this on the bottom
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Wow!!

I often wondered what had happened to that boat of his!! Now we know!!

Man, Ram. Yes. That is sad.

When I was a young boy. I used to watch this program called "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau." Which ran for 7 seasons on TV. They always showed it during the weekends. And just about everyone in our family watched that program. I believe this man's program was one of the seeds that spawned my love for the sea.

In Loving Memory of Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Born 11 June 1910 in St.-Andre-de-Cubzac, France
Died 25 June 1997 in Paris, France from a heart attack

Inventor of the modern Aqua Lung.

Was a member of the French Resistance during World War II.

Pioneer in the field of underwater filming.

Described himself as an "oceanographic technician".

Father of Jean-Michel Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau and 'Diane Cousteau'.

Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Recipient, Governors Award (1996).

The John Denver song "Calypso" is about him. It is named for Jacques' boat.


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Old 21-05-2006, 16:19   #3
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Point of information

The aqua lung was co-invented by Jacques Cousteau and Emille Gagnan in 1943.
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That's sad. She really should be a floating museum of some sort. I hope they work that out.

Watching him on TV and reading about him really helped foster my love of the sea.
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