Can you share your memory of Jacques Cousteau?

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answered Aug 9, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
edited Aug 10, 2017 by Boneyard
I met him in Philadelphia at an underwater photography show. Philippe was supposed to have been there, but he could not make it, so Jacques filled in for him. What a thrill for me to meet my idol.
commented Aug 15, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Cool! I knew him well. Great man!
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answered Aug 27, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
My memory is still strong and profound. I worked aboard Calypso. Started as a truck driver of all things - on Beaver (Canada) expedition. Then worked my way up the ladder, finishing as an underwater photographer. I write about it in my book Frogmen.

Captain Cousteau was the real deal. Hard working, sincere, good sense of humor. I am working on a new book about the business. It includes much more about Cousteau.
commented Aug 31, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Can't wait to read it.
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answered Aug 5, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
I was living in Michigan on the seaway north of Detroit. The Calypso came by headed for Lake Huron.
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