Cousteau Begins River D o c u m e n t a r y ; Biehl And Company Named Agent

Biehl and Company has been selected by the Cousteau Society as ship's agent for the Calypso in its two-month voyage down the Mississippi River for the making of a film documentary on the "Father of Waters." The Calypso, a 137-foot converted minesweeper used by ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau in his worldwide travels, will make its way slowly downriver from Minneapolis as the Cousteau group films the story of the river and its people. Land crews and seaplanes will help track the river to its source in Minnesota and its tributaries, according to Jean-Michel Cousteau, the explorer's son and associate.

Biehl and Company is arranging for all deliveries, crew transfers, fuel and other provisions as well as documentation for customs, agriculture officials and other agencies along the way.

The documentary will be telecast in some 100 countries next spring shortly before the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition opens in New Orleans May 12. Theme of the exposition is "Rivers of the World—Fresh Water as a Source of Life."

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