Roald Amundsen

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, born July 16, 1872, near Oslo. He was the first to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean by way of the Northwest Passage.

Jacques Cousteau’s 1971 book, “Diving for Sunken Treasure,” sits on the nightstand beside my bed, with hope — one magical night the book pulls me in, sitting me on a coral reef watching.

The adventure involves Cousteau’s underwater research into the graveyard of the Atlantic Ocean, describing the expedition to the Silver Bank in the Caribbean, where the crew of the Calypso spearhead a centuries-old shipwreck for its secrets and possible fortune.

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