Ernest Hemingway owned a 38-foot (12 m) fishing boat named 'Pilar'.
'Pilar' was a nickname for Hemingway's wife Pauline.
It was also the name of the female leader of the partisan band in his 1940 novel of the Spanish Civil War: 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'.
Hemingway regularly fished off the boat in the waters of Key West, Florida, Marquesas Keys, and the Gulf Stream off the Cuban coast.
Several of Hemingway's books were influenced by time spent on the boat, most notably, 'The Old Man and the Sea' and 'Islands in the Stream'.
The boat was acquired in April 1934 from Wheeler Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, New York, for $7,495.
The boat is located at Finca Vigía (Lookout Farm), the home of Ernest Hemingway, in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, which also houses a museum.Reference: Wikipedia