According to The Travel, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous ocean explorer and co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung underwater breathing apparatus, better known as scuba, probably gulped his first mouthful of water while diving in a remote lake in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
It was Harvey's Lake, a 350-acre body of water in the tiny town of Barnet, Vermont, where a young Cousteau spent a summer at a boys camp in the early 1920s.
Spending the season at the lakeside camp with his brother, Pierre-Antoine, Cousteau grew fond of swimming and diving, and is said to have used the lake's reeds as a breathing tube, enabling him to stay underwater for longer periods of time. The experience may have inspired his ground-breaking invention.
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