Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born June 11, 1910 – died June 25, 1997. Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. He was commonly known as “le Commandant Cousteau” or “Captain Cousteau”.


Jacques Cousteau was born in France. The man who would become a world-famous French naval officer and an even more famous underwater explorer learned how to swim in Vermont. In 1920, Cousteau’s family moved to New York. That summer Cousteau’s family began summering at Harvey’s Lake in West Barnet. Cousteau began learning swim strokes and diving techniques in this small, freshwater lake. Cousteau became a pioneer of marine conservation and invented the aqua-lung. Millions of Americans know Jacques Cousteau from his “Undersea World” films and television specials.


Original Gigantic Jacques Cousteau Autograph, signed on a 10 3/8 x 13 1/4 Inch Black & White Photograph Mounted on Green Matt Board. Overall Size 16 x 20 Inches. Written: For Bob Standish, avec mes plus cordians sentiments J Cousteau. Price – $ 795.00.

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