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The MimiThe Mimi - Exploratory vessel featured on the education series THE VOYAGE OF THE MIMI/PBS/1984. The Mimi is a converted French tuna trawler outfitted as a modern ocean-going vessel. Skippered by Captain Clement Granville (Peter Marston), a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a crew of teenagers, The Mimi acted as seagoing platform where youngsters examined marine life (including humpback whales) living off the coast of Maine. A young Ben Affleck played the role of Granville's son, C.T.

On episode “Tracking the Whale,” the Mimi is caught in a storm and disabled. In “Shipwrecked,” the Mimi is damaged by a storm and beached on an island.

A sequel series THE SECOND VOYAGE OF THE MIMI aired in 1988 with Ben Affleck reprising his role as C.T. Crandall.

The Voyage of the Mimi


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