Centennial of birth of Jacques Cousteau, pioneer marine explorer, marked by ship restoration





The widow of legendary marine explorer Jacques Cousteau said Tuesday she is trying to relaunch the commandant's iconic ship the Calypso — sunk, badly damaged and now in rehab — in time to mark the centennial of his birth.

Aboard the Calypso, Cousteau unlocked the mysteries of the sea for tens of millions of TV viewers in the 1960s and 1970s with his riveting documentary series, "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau."

Francine Cousteau and the Cousteau Society announced a year of events to honor the centennial of the birth of the undersea pioneer, who in his iconic red cap for a time became synonymous with the underwater universe....


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