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Old 01-13-2006, 07:05 PM
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How many of you spent hours getting toasted in this great bar.

it's gone now.

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NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) -- A fire destroyed the Ernest Hemingway museum and The Compleat Angler bar Friday on the Bahamian island of Bimini, one of the American novelist's 1930s haunts during the days he stalked big game fish.

The early morning blaze leveled the wood structure in Alice Town and destroyed photographs and Hemingway memorabilia, police said.

The destruction of the tiny island's biggest tourist attraction is the second major blow to hit Bimini in a month. On December 19, 11 residents were among 20 people killed when a Chalk's Ocean Airways seaplane plunged into the sea in Miami's shipping channel.

Hemingway drank at The Compleat Angler between fishing trips in his vessel Pilar in search of marlin, wahoo and sailfish in the pristine waters around Bimini.

His novel "The Old Man and The Sea" was said to be inspired by his fishing exploits in the Bahamas and Cuba, and he worked on "To Have and Have Not" in Bimini.

The Hemingway legend became a major draw and The Compleat Angler created a museum, which included hundreds of photographs and artifacts of the author.
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Damn, it's been about 10 years since I've been there but I sure enjoyed throwing a few back there. The place had real atmosphere.

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that sucks, ive read about it and it was on my places to get drunklist, too sad for sure great history lost for ever
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I understand Julian Brown is missing in the blaze also

Sad times for Bimini lately
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Combine that with the two tourists from europe that got their skulls caved in last August by a local trying to rob them in their hotel and I can see Bimini as the place to skip next time.
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Heard about it this morning, what a loss! Great memories. (Is it Friday the 13th?) Ed
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There were pictures on the wall of my grandfather and Hemingway in there
Always wanted to get back & get one...
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That sucks I seen it on the news
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this place was the coolest. It wasn't some corporate "adventure atmosphere" designed place. it was the real thing. Real pictures of Zane and Hemmingway 1200lb marlin Giant tuna. You walked in at 2:30 after diving or fishing and poured yourslf down to the boat at who knows when.

Real sportsman's atmosphere

Let's hope "the bar at the end of the world " dosen't disappear too. My "drawers" are still hanging up there somwhere!
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Any pics? What a shame!!
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