James Hartwell, owner of Horton Bay's Red Fox Inn, has long cherished
the memory of Ernest Hemingway, who stayed in the Inn as a young
man and set many of his Nick Adams stories here. Now Hartwell
has proposed organizing a Regatta on Hemingway's birthday, July
21st, in which both sail and power boats would cruise together
from Horton Bay to Beaver Island. Boats from Beaver Island would
gather at Horton Bay, and after a ceremony set off in mid-morningthus
some boaters would have to leave Beaver the night before and anchor
in Horton Bay's harbor, from which shuttles would bring them ashore.
Possibilities being discussed: sequenced readings of the Nick
Adams stories from boat to boat, and captains or crew dressed
as representative Hemingway characterswith not everyone
allowed to be The Old Man and the Sea.
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