- Mar 16, 2000
Two page story begins at http://www.startribune.com/world/95884019.htmlquote:
PARIS - The widow of legendary marine explorer Jacques Cousteau said Tuesday she is trying to relaunch his iconic ship the Calypso – sunk, badly damaged and now in rehab – in time to mark the centennial of his birth.
More with photo of the wrecked ship being raised at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cousteaus-widow-wants-explorers-ship-preserved-for-france-1996143.htmlquote:
The widow of the underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, wants the French government to mark the centenary of his birth by helping to refloat his celebrated ship, the Calypso.
More at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37642730/ns/technology_and_science-science/quote:
Ever since "The Silent World" hit movie screens around the world in 1956, Jacques Cousteau (1910 — 1997) and his red cap have been synonymous with ocean exploration.
Sailing around the world on his iconic ship Calypso, Cousteau captivated audiences with the unknown ocean and inspired future generations of ocean explorers. Friday marks the 100th birthday of Jacques Cousteau, whose legacy still lives on in the quest to unravel the ocean's mysteries.
More at http://www.cousteau.org/about-us/calypso-restorationquote:
Francine Cousteau, President of the Cousteau Society and sister organization Equipe Cousteau, has accomplished what may be Calypso's most challenging voyage. Under Mrs. Cousteau's direction, the mythical ship of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau has arrived at the Piriou Shipyard in Concarneau (Brittany, France), where she will be completely refurbished. Calypso will sail again as an ambassador for the seas and oceans, carrying the legacy of Captain Cousteau and the Cousteau flag all around the world.