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What is the latest news about the Calypso (Cousteau's boat)?

Discussion in 'Scuba Industry News' started by Anthony Appleyard, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    Sink it as an artificial reef. Raise funds for the Calypso 2.

    Let nature win one.
     
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  2. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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    A query remains :: how much of the original Calypso will remain in the reconstruction and how much will be replacements? Particularly if all woodwork must be replaced. Same as, the Talyllyn Railway's steam locomotive "Dolgoch" seems to be much more replacement parts than original metal. Dolgoch (locomotive) - Wikipedia
     
  3. rmssetc

    rmssetc Barracuda

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  4. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Erich S

    Erich S Barracuda

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    The Calypso is an iconic piece of history but I’ll be surprised if it ever sails again.
     
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  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    A sad end for an iconic vessel. I never got to sail on it, but I did on Alcyone back in 1984 during the filming of a two hour documentary about the Channel Islands
     
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  7. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    in one of the you tube vids she is just a hull wrapped up being lifted into a hold of another ship to go to Italy .....not sure why im sure it could have been rebuilt where she was .....im thinking it was to get it away from someone's ability to seize her , I know ownership was a big deal at one time .....years ago she was in tobermory we heard about it and rushed up there.......I was very disappointed at what we saw a rust dripped old ship , one of the crew said they were going to paint her before they started filming like always , she needs to go into a museum it got a lot of people interested in diving ....me included
     
  8. Erich S

    Erich S Barracuda

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    I have two paperweights that have wood fragments from Calypso that were given to “Friends of Calypso”/ Cousteau Society members who were large donors back in the 1980s.
     
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  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Sadly, I think the Calypso's condition mirrors that of The Cousteau Society itself. What have they done over the past few years? I'm not aware of much but will be happy to be enlightened.
     
  10. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    I think just argue and fight JC was not a very nice man especially to his kids , micheal was very clear on that
     
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