Original artwork description:

"Calypso" is the name of the ship that has been heard since childhood. When on the weekend in the 90s, in front of Disney cartoons, in the meager feed of TV channels, the only thing that could still be seen was the "underwater odyssey of the Cousteau team." The legendary ship of the French scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who explored the depths of the seas and oceans, was the main character of each program.

The history of the ship is very interesting. It was originally a military vessel - a minesweeper of the British Royal Navy. The ship received the name "Calypso" later, when it was decommissioned from the navy and served as a ferry between Malta and the island of Gozo.

The name is taken from ancient Greek mythology. The nymph Calypso lived on the island of Ogygia, which is identified with the island of Gozo. On this island, Odysseus was thrown on the wreck of the ship, who lived with her here for 7 years.

In 1950 the ship was bought by an Irish millionaire and handed over to J.-I. Cousteau for just one franc a year. Cousteau completely re-equipped the ship for his research needs. The ship served the crew for 46 years, until in 1996, in the Singapore harbor, it collided with a barge and sank.

After 17 days, the ship was raised from the water. But to this day, his fate has not been decided. He was constantly moved from one shipyard to another, with the aim of creating a museum or laboratory. Constantly emerging problems delayed the deadline. Most of the equipment was lost. Cousteau's team has found funds for the complete restoration of the vessel, which is taking place in Turkey. But in 2017, a fire that broke out on the ship destroyed all of the newly rebuilt part. By creating new difficulties and delaying new deadlines.

During Jacques-Yves Cousteau's lifetime, the team was developing a new design for the oceanographic vessel Calypso II, which was to replace Calypso. The cost of building the ship was estimated at 50 million euros. The project was worked out in detail, which made it possible to quickly build the ship. Unfortunately, the death of Captain Cousteau stopped the construction. The team plans to resume the project, but it is not known when it will be launched.

While passions are raging in the world in the field of the legend of oceanography, in the small Evpatoria Bay, in memory of the legendary captain, a yacht with the name of Jacques-Yves Cousteau unfolds its burgundy sails.

Materials used:

oil, linen canvas

Tags:
#boats #church #yachts #ship #boats on beach #boats in the sea #yachting #yacht race #boats and ships #yacht club 
The same name as that of Cousteau (2021)
Oil painting
by Artem Shubin

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"Calypso" is the name of the ship that has been heard since childhood. When on the weekend in the 90s, in front of Disney cartoons, in the meager feed of TV channels, the only thing that could still be seen was the "underwater odyssey of the Cousteau team." The legendary ship of the French scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who explored the depths of the seas and oceans, was the main character of each program.

The history of the ship is very interesting. It was originally a military vessel - a minesweeper of the British Royal Navy. The ship received the name "Calypso" later, when it was decommissioned from the navy and served as a ferry between Malta and the island of Gozo.

The name is taken from ancient Greek mythology. The nymph Calypso lived on the island of Ogygia, which is identified with the island of Gozo. On this island, Odysseus was thrown on the wreck of the ship, who lived with her here for 7 years.

In 1950 the ship was bought by an Irish millionaire and handed over to J.-I. Cousteau for just one franc a year. Cousteau completely re-equipped the ship for his research needs. The ship served the crew for 46 years, until in 1996, in the Singapore harbor, it collided with a barge and sank.

After 17 days, the ship was raised from the water. But to this day, his fate has not been decided. He was constantly moved from one shipyard to another, with the aim of creating a museum or laboratory. Constantly emerging problems delayed the deadline. Most of the equipment was lost. Cousteau's team has found funds for the complete restoration of the vessel, which is taking place in Turkey. But in 2017, a fire that broke out on the ship destroyed all of the newly rebuilt part. By creating new difficulties and delaying new deadlines.

During Jacques-Yves Cousteau's lifetime, the team was developing a new design for the oceanographic vessel Calypso II, which was to replace Calypso. The cost of building the ship was estimated at 50 million euros. The project was worked out in detail, which made it possible to quickly build the ship. Unfortunately, the death of Captain Cousteau stopped the construction. The team plans to resume the project, but it is not known when it will be launched.

While passions are raging in the world in the field of the legend of oceanography, in the small Evpatoria Bay, in memory of the legendary captain, a yacht with the name of Jacques-Yves Cousteau unfolds its burgundy sails.

Materials used:

oil, linen canvas

Tags:
#boats #church #yachts #ship #boats on beach #boats in the sea #yachting #yacht race #boats and ships #yacht club 
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I really love hiking, wildlife and history. I often combine these two hobbies. I pack up a backpack, take a supply of canvases and go for 2-3 days, somewhere in... Read more

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