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Resorts World Bimini's Super Fast ship sits offshore (Credit: AP)

Resorts World Bimini's Super Fast ship sits offshore after unloading passengers from Miami for a day trip in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Bimini, Bahamas

Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double.

Resorts World Bimini's Super Fast ship sits offshore
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Resorts World Bimini's Super Fast ship sits offshore after unloading passengers from Miami for a day trip in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 10, 2013)

The shopping center in Bimini, Bahamas. Every time
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The shopping center in Bimini, Bahamas. Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Dana Leibovitz, the president of Resort World Bimini,
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Dana Leibovitz, the president of Resort World Bimini, stands on shore near the spot where his resort will build a 1,000-foot-long dock to unload ship passengers from Miami. (Sept. 11, 2013)

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Edith Romer Johnson, owner of Edith's Pizza, serves
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Edith Romer Johnson, owner of Edith's Pizza, serves one of her lobster pies in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 11, 2013)

A yellow hut sits near the spot where
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A yellow hut sits near the spot where Resorts World Bimini is planning to build a 1,000-foot-long dock for their ship that brings visitors from Miami to Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 11, 2013)

An old fishing boat sits next to a
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An old fishing boat sits next to a homemade basketball goal at an apartment building in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 11, 2013)

A construction worker stands on the expanded dock
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A construction worker stands on the expanded dock for Resorts World Bimini resort, in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Joseph Roberts, a commercial fisherman and proprietor of
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Joseph Roberts, a commercial fisherman and proprietor of Joe's Conch Shack in Bimini, Bahamas. (Sept. 11, 2013)

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