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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. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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    It happens. It is sad to see anything or anyone beloved, getting old and feeble. I have seen my mother deteriorate from where she regularly walked to Altrincham shops through the back lanes for the exercise, to being able only to reach Mrs.Jones across the road, to being housebound, to being bedridden in a nursing home, to the end which comes to all people.
     
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  2. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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  3. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    it always is ......sad but true
     
  4. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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    RV Calypso - Wikipedia

    When on 8 January 1996 a barge sank 'Calypso', is there any likelihood that it was because the barge hit a place where the hull was weakened by wood decay?
     
  5. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

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    As abnfrog said, mostly bicker. Control of the Society passed to JYC's wife Francine after his death and since then my impression is it's a hollow shell. That state of affairs does not bode well for Calypso.
     
  6. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Remember that Francine is the mistress whom Jacques married after the death of Simone. Francine is younger than Jean-Michel. Is an acrimonious split surprising to anyone?
     
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  7. Erich S

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    The main reason Calypso won’t sail again is most likely the lack of funds. I don’t think she’ll ever be finished.
     
  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    its sad to say but I think your right
     
  9. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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    If it ever IS finished, what proportion of it will be original rather than replacement, likely?
     
  10. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    Probably just the name. An Oregon pine boat made in 1942 for wartime use with lots of ocean trips and 20+ years of dockyard neglect by a semi competent owner without money is really hard on a boat.
    I'll give you $50 if it ever travels 500 miles under it's own power.

    Michael
     

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