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Remembering Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau; the co-developer of the Aqua-Lung, as well as an explorer, author, conservationist, and filmmaker; died twenty years ago today. He opened the eye of millions both to the wonders of the world beneath the sea but also the … Continue reading

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Cousteau’s Calypso Set to Sail Again?

Big news from the Cousteau Society. They have announced: As 2016 begins, Calypso will be getting a whole new life, 20 years after its accident in Singapore! After having explored the possibility of a future for Captain Cousteau’s iconic ship in … Continue reading

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Cousteau’s Calypso — Abandoned and Rotting

Last March we posted “Will Prince Albert of Monaco Save Cousteau’s Calypso?”  sadly, the answer to the question appears to be, “no.”  Earlier in March, following  a long legal battle, a French court ruled, that Francine Cousteau, the second wife of the … Continue reading

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Will Prince Albert of Monaco Save Cousteau’s Calypso?

We posted recently that Jacques Cousteau’s famous research vessel, Calypso, might be in danger of being sold or scrapped.  The Calypso, however, may have a savior in Prince Albert II  of Monaco. After a long legal battle, a French court ordered Francine Cousteau, … Continue reading

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Cousteau’s Calypso in Peril

After a long legal battle, a French court has ordered Francine Cousteau, the second wife of the late Jacques Cousteau, to settle outstanding yard bills of €273,000 and remove the RV Calypso from a Brittany shipyard or the shipyard will … Continue reading

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On Jacques Cousteau’s Centennial, the Calypso to Sail Again?

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jacques Cousteau.  It is hard to overstate Cousteau’s influence as an inventor, writer, filmmaker, explorer and ecologist.   His first book, the Silent World, written with Frédéric Dumas in 1953, was a memoir which … Continue reading

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