1980 : Jacques Cousteau Docks in Detroit

September 30, 2018 all-day

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On Sept. 30, 1980, French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau arrived in Detroit on his research trip, Calypso, where 5,000 people greeted him at Hart Plaza. Cousteau had just returned from Lake Superior where he was filming a series for the National Film Board of Canada. He told reporters that he was baffled by the lack of life in the lakes.

Sources :

Michigan Every Day

Toledo Boy Meets Idol Cousteau; 12 year old chat with hero in Detroit, Toledo Blade, October 1, 1980.

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