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Cousteau's celebrated Calypso will sail again

The Cousteau Society, custodian of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau's legacy and the owner of Calypso, his famous research vessel, have announced that they have secured the means to restore her and take her back out to sea.

The wooden-hulled Calypso started life as a minesweeper. She was decommissioned at the end of the war and served briefly as a mail boat before purchase and transfer to Cousteau.

Cousteau refitted the boat for oceanographic research and brought marine science to popular awareness with his long-running television series “The Undersea World of Jaques Cousteau” and award-winning films.

Click here for the full report on the ship by The Maritime Executive.