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Old 10-13-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
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Cousteau's Calypso - polar cruising with a wooden hull

I came across an interesting old article from the 1973 New York Times and just thought I'd share it for any of you who, like me, grew up on Cousteau's adventures. I've been wondering lately how the Calypso fared in ice, since it made numerous trips through polar and antarctic waters. I don't ever recall any special reinforcements to the hull or any metal ice-bands at the waterline. However this article does document a time when the boat was actually holed and had it's shaft and propeller damaged (another argument for singles versus twins here!).
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