In those days, the Compleat Angler Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 2006, was Bimini’s social hub for sundry sailors, fishermen, smugglers, and the hatful of tourists who flew in and out daily on Chalk’s Ocean Airways’ tubby, amphibious airplanes. It was a welcoming island inn boasting cozy rooms, a pine-planked pub with ceiling fans and a ring-toss in one corner, and live calypso music most evenings. Young Jimmy Buffett was known to drop in from time to time, but the Angler’s main claim to fame was its legendary association with Ernest Hemingway, who wrote and drank and occasionally brawled there back in the day. The spacious, book-lined “Hemingway Room” adjacent to the bar was an unofficial museum devoted to the renowned author, its walls festooned with fading photos, news clips and trophy fish. It was here that a brand-new calypso standard debuted.