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Old 22nd September 2013, 00:41
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Exclamation Save the CALYPSO

Help us to save the CALYPSO, the famous ship of Commandant Cousteau.

Little summary of the story of the CALYPSO since her shipwreck:
On 8 January 1996, the ship was hit by a barge and sank in the port of Singapore.
After the shipwreck, Jacques-Yves Cousteau said: "I want CALYPSO is at the service of Science and Education ». Refloated a few days after his shipwreck, the CALYPSO is brought back to France.
In 2007, she was sent to the Piriou shipyards where it has to be renovated, but the work was stopped a few months later due to a financial problem.
Since, the CALYPSO waiting patiently for the resumption of its renovation.
It will probably be destroyed if nothing is done to preserve it.

Please, Help Us, Sign the petition.
http://www.change.org/fr/pétitions/m...vez-la-calypso
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Old 22nd September 2013, 01:24
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good day Anthony,m,today.09:41.re:save the calypso.i have read your very interesting post,also looked at your thumbnail.we all watched cousteaus great underwater video's he made scupa diving a sport practiced by the masses.i find it hard to beleave the French government does not come forward and save there national hero's ship.thanks for posting ben27
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Old 22nd September 2013, 09:28
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Anthony,

Have tried signing the petition since we all owe that little ship, and all who sailed in her, so much!
I expected a problem since I was signing the petition from the UK but the difficulty was with my email addresses being invalid. I tried three and each was rejected.
Good luck with your most worthwhile cause.
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Old 22nd September 2013, 09:47
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Old 22nd September 2013, 09:59
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Sadly, not being a French speaker, I can't see where to sign it.
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Old 22nd September 2013, 10:35
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Sadly, not being a French speaker, I can't see where to sign it.
Try this English link Chris. I have tried but again with no joy - perhaps the petition site doesn't recognise gmail accounts?
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Old 22nd September 2013, 10:53
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Thanks Ray. I had clicked on a button which gave a list of languages in a drop down menu, but the system I'm using wouldn't open it! ;-)
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Old 22nd September 2013, 10:56
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Try this English link Chris. I have tried but again with no joy - perhaps the petition site doesn't recognise gmail accounts?
If anyone is experiencing difficulties having their email address recognised on the petition site, I got round it by registering on the site as a user. Anthony L doesn't think registration is a requirement, but at least it is a 'work around'
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Old 23rd September 2013, 09:23
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Signed it no problems using an ntl.com email address.

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Old 23rd September 2013, 19:20
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Already 301 signatures. Thank you. Continue to sign and publish the petition.
Together, let us save the CALYPSO.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 20:12
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Not only a worthy cause, but the ship and crew gave us so much info and pleasure.
I even like the song "Calypso"sung by the late John Denver,all about the ship.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 20:18
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Old 23rd September 2013, 20:42
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Managed to sign the petition using a hotmail.com address.

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Old 24th September 2013, 08:48
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Sadly, not being a French speaker, I can't see where to sign it.
Chris , try under the line headed "signez ici ".
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Old 4th October 2013, 19:54
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Hello,
Here is a short summary after two weeks of petition. As you have perhaps noticed, the petition has changed ownership for legal reasons (I am a minor). The new owner is Bruno Bombled. I am always available for suggestions, but changes on the petition will not be made ​​by me.
Some newspapers began to take an interest in our cause. The number of signatures increased from 1000 to 5000.
On October 3, 2013 At 19 o'clock 41, 1702 people had signed the call to classify CALYPSO "French maritime heritage."

Thank you all for your support.
Together, we must save the CALYPSO.

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Old 4th October 2013, 21:34
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Excellent Anthony, keep up the good work.
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Signed.. and I saw John Denver perform Calypso in concert in 1990.... wow.
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Old 7th October 2013, 22:35
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Denver was great artist - what year did he die.
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Old 7th October 2013, 22:44
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From Wikki: October 12, 1997. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Denver
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It was thanks to that well known and loved Irish Brewing family that the "Calypso" has now become apparently part of the French Maritime History. If they had not bought the vessel and loaned her to J.C.the vessel would have been "Returned to Produce". The family also bought a sister ship and had her converted into a superb motor yacht which is also still around I understand.
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It was thanks to that well known and loved Irish Brewing family that the "Calypso" has now become apparently part of the French Maritime History. If they had not bought the vessel and loaned her to J.C.the vessel would have been "Returned to Produce". The family also bought a sister ship and had her converted into a superb motor yacht which is also still around I understand.
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