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Growing up in Nazi-occupied Netherlands, young Benno Brenninkmeyer developed an interest in the ocean as a respite from life in his war-torn country.

After the war his family immigrated to the United States, but Benno never lost interest in the ocean. He went on to earn a doctorate in oceanography, become a professor at Boston College, and build a collection of “all things marine.”

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