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George Tupper

Born in Chicago and raised in Minnesota, George Tupper never saw the ocean until he was 19. After discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1967, he came to Woods Hole and made up for lost time by sailing an average of two to three months per year for the rest of his career at WHOI. Originally hired by the Buoy Group as a current meter technician, he soon began designing surface and subsurface moorings and leading Buoy Group cruises. Equally at home at a computer terminal or on the fantail of a research ship, he continues on as a casual employee six years after his retirement in 2001. In his leisure time, he flies small airplanes and spends time with his wife, Betty.

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