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Blake Dowling: Kicked in the conch … Bimini, part 2

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In early 2016, I wrote a column for Florida Politics.com about the island of Bimini, which is located in the Bahamas about 50 miles from Miami. Hemingway wrote some books there, Gary Hart got busted for some shenanigans there, it is a small fishing village with some seriously cool spots to check out. Nature, watering holes, possible site of Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, conch, rum, etc. I put together a piece intended to be a technology column. In the end,…

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Cuba plans boating boom as U.S. luxury ships head to Havana

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A $3 million yacht left Key West this week with two barbecue grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida Straits. After four hours smooth sailing, the Still Water tied up at Havana’s Hemingway Marina. The well-heeled passengers breakfasted on smoked salmon and pastries, then boarded an air-conditioned Cuban government bus for a day of touring the city. The Cold War made the Florida Straits into a stage for…

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