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On June 11 1910 Jacques Cousteau was born His family live in a small town called Saint Andre de Cubzac in France Although he was a sickly child Jacques parents never could have imagined their son to be doing what he was doing for the world of science and deep-sea exploration in the future Even at early childhood Jacques dreamed of finding buried pirates treasure Times were hard for the Cousteau family in France though In 1920 when Jacques was ten years old the family packed their bags and started a new life in New York City New York Here Jacques father got a new job In New York Jacques attended the Holy Name School When he was off of school in the summer though Jacques and his family vacationed to Lake Harvey Vermont where Jacques first learned how to swim and hold his breath underwater After two years in America his family Jacques family decided to move back to France When Jacques got back to France one of the first things he did was buy a brand new movie camera he had been wanting with his savings Even though he was very smart Jacques started doing very badly in school He also made a lot of trouble at school Eventually it became too much and Jacques Cousteau was expelled from the school for throwing rocks at its windows Jacques though always seemed to be able to learn from his mistakes That same year he was sent to military boarding school for his behavior Here Jacques did very well and excelled in all of his classes In 1929 Jacques graduated from the boarding school and in the next year he joined the French navy While in the navy he took many journeys on boats around the world On one of these trips he met a young woman named Simone Melchior Melchior was also a member of the French navy and stayed with
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