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Hemingway’s boat reborn: How Pilar was recreated in meticulous detail

The new boat is a faithful recreation of Ernest Hemingway’s original but with modern engines and comforts. Photo: Billy Black

A movie about Ernest Hemingway inspired the team behind his original boat to create a modern classic on the same timeless lines

Motor Boat & Yachting , March 8, 2021

Imagine if you had the chance to recreate a world-famous icon, say the Taj Mahal or the Mona Lisa.

Bill Prince, one of the world’s leading yacht designers, had just that sort of responsibility when he was asked to redesign Ernest Hemingway’s famed game fishing boat, Pilar.

The original Pilar has been languishing on dry land in Cuba for the last 86 years at the Museo Ernest Hemingway, in Hemingway’s former home near Havana.

Source: Hemingway’s boat reborn: How Pilar was recreated in meticulous detail

‘Lost’ book of Cuban botany drawings rediscovered after 190 years

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering shrub found in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. This drawing of the plant, seen in the archives of the Rare and Manuscript…Photograph by Robert Clark
Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering shrub found in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. This drawing of the plant, seen in the archives of the Rare and Manuscript… Photograph by Robert Clark

Decades of searching uncovered the brilliantly illustrated plants and detailed notes made by a U.S. woman living in Cuba in the 1800s.

Source: ‘Lost’ book of Cuban botany drawings rediscovered after 190 years

What Trump Can Learn About Cuba From Hemingway’s Widow | | Observer

The president-elect needs someone to speak to him about today’s Cuba with the same candor Mary Hemingway addressed JFK

Source: What Trump Can Learn About Cuba From Hemingway’s Widow | | Observer

New Conservation Effort Aims To Protect Papa’s Papers : NPR

  Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea here at the Finca Vigia, his home outside Havana. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea here at the Finca Vigia, his home outside Havana. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It’s been a year since the U.S. and Cuba began normalizing relations. Tourism, business and cultural exchanges are booming. And there is another curious benefactor of those warmer ties — Ernest Hemingway, or at least, his legacy. The writer lived just outside of Havana for 20 years, and that house, called the Finca Vigia, has long been a national museum.

Source: New Conservation Effort Aims To Protect Papa’s Papers : NPR

Exclusive Video Interview with Hemingway’s Chef in Cuba | Cuba Journal

Fico, Ernest Hemingway’s chef in Cuba, discusses life and activity around Hemingway’s home, the Finca Vigia

Source: Exclusive Video Interview with Hemingway’s Chef in Cuba | Cuba Journal