Bimini is one of the 700 islands that comprise the Bahamas, and it is located just 50 miles east of Miami, a convenient trip for Ernest Hemingway.
Oliphant's study piques readers' interest with speculation that the island's Bimini Road, an underwater rock formation, is a remnant of the Lost City of Atlantis, and an assertion that previous denizens used slaves to conduct their farming tasks: "In fact, many of the current families on the island are descended from the population of emancipated slaves" (30).
I would not count Jimmy Buffett as a historical figure, but Bimini is where Dr.
The wahoo have been there through every winter, and now the tournaments--and the anglers--are back in Bimini to catch them.
"The charm of the Bimini Big Game Club," says Cameron, a longtime South Florida charter captain himself, "is that it's an island close to home, with very easy access to Miami and Palm Beach, absolutely first class at a pretty good rate.
"Off Bimini, we see an increase in the numbers of fish through February, but then it will start to wind down.
The hydraulically powered bimini system, the brainchild of Newtown firm Makefast Ltd, is being introduced in conjunction with Dorset-based Flexicovers Ltd.
Graham Williams, sales manager at Makefast, said: "The system allows one person at the touch of a button, to erect or stow a bimini in 60 seconds, instead of two or three people taking 15 minutes manually."