Arts & Culture

Hemingway's boat captain still the old man, as anyone (willing to pay) can see

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Gregorio Fuentes

2 face="arial,helvetica">Gregorio Fuentes of Cojimar, Cuba, claims to have been the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's

The Old Man and the Sea

. Fuentes, now 101, was the longtime captain of Hemingway's fishing boat, Pilar.