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Gorilly
- 3427 days ago - cousteau.org
Under Mrs. Cousteau´s direction, the mythical ship of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau has arrived at the Piriou Shipyard in Brittany, France, where she will be completely refurbished.



   

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Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday October 2, 2009, 6:28 pm
How many remember this ship and what it and Cousteau brought into our livingrooms as children????
 

Frank G (211)
Friday October 2, 2009, 6:41 pm
That is wonderful news! I was pretty young, but yes, I remember enjoying those shows on Cousteau's explorations as a child. And who doesn't love John Denver's great tribute to the Calypso? Here are the lyrics:

Calypso, by John Denver

"To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean,
to ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and living,
in search of the answers of questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing,
part of beginning to understand,

Aye Calypso the places you've been to,
the things that you've shown us,
the stories you tell
Aye Calypso, I sing to your spirit,
the men who have served you so long and so well

Hi dee ay-ee ooo doo-dle oh
oo do do do do do doo-dle ay yee
doo-dle ay ee

Like the dolphin who guides you, you bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide and free as a wind swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be

Aye Calypso the places you've been to,
the things that you've shown us,
the stories you tell
Aye Calypso, I sing to your spirit,
the men who have served you so long and so well

Hi dee ay-ee ooo doo-dle oh
oo do do do do do doo-dle ay yee
doo-dle ay ee

he dee Ay-ee
Hi dee oh ooo
hi dee ayee
hi dee oh ooo"
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday October 2, 2009, 6:44 pm
LOL I had forgotten about the song....my bad. Glad the ship was saved for a Great man sailed her so.....

Gorilly
 

Marion Y (322)
Thursday October 8, 2009, 2:30 pm
I used to watch Jacques as a child too. It's been awhile, I guess. Glad this great ship has been restored. Many memories, discoveries and history goes with it. Thanks GG!
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday October 8, 2009, 2:46 pm
i recall watching, Jacques Cousteau when I was a child. this is wonderful news about Calypso!
Thanks Gorilly Girl
 
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