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The Bermudian

Classic Crows Nest

Since 1936, The Bermudian’s illustration of a sailor perched in a crow’s nest on the mast of a ship looking out to sea has been the symbol of the “From the Crow’s Nest” column. Over the years, these pages from the editor have offered interesting insights and humorous tales of life in Bermuda. We share some of the most poignant and funny!
      

Some assemblymen began to view with alarm the large amount of money which has been spent at the marine airport on Darrell’s island after Pan-American Airways initiated a landplane service at the U.S. Army’s Kindley Field under a temporary arrangement.

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When regular steamship service was temporarily suspended last fall, one or two of the smaller business house began to feel the pinch.

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In addition, the bill would ban the importation of secondhamd motor cars, nor would any auto-bicycles or automobiles be allowed on the public roads until 100 taxi-cabs have been licensed.

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A few weeks back the Bermuda Trade Development Board received the following letter addressed to St. George’s:

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INCOME TAX  (ran April 1974) As far back as we remember there have been intermittent attempts to introduce income tax in Bermuda.

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FROM FARAWAY SHORES (ran April 1981) The past couple months have brought us some rather extraordinary mail.

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At ten o’clock on Wednesday morning, April 2, the Stinson cabin monoplane, Pilot, powered by a 300-horse power Wright engine, swooped down and settled its pontoons in Hamilton Harbor – the first airplane to bridge the 666 miles of water between New York and Bermuda.

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It was a charming thought to reproduce, in miniature, the pageantry traditional to the Olympic Games in our athletic little island, including the symbolic flame handed from runner to runner.

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Whether its proximity to the Aquarium affects the matter cannot be proved, but it would seem that for many years Wistowe has been the happy hunting-ground for a succession of pets.

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While sipping a cocktail the other day with our good friend Mr R. D. (Robbie) Outerbridge, well-known Front St. businessman and restaurateur, we reveled in hearing again some of the marvellous old Bermuda anecdotes about the great characters that used to walk our streets in the days gone by.

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More and more of our visitors, it seems, are taking time out to watch Bermudians playing the grand old game of cricket.

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Awards

2017 Product & Servic...

At The Bermudian magazine we are always thrilled to celebrate successf...

Feature

Bermuda During the Se...

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years ...

Food & Drink

Olive and Rosemary Cr...

This recipe came about after a long moving day and limited pantry ingr...

Columns

All Things Bright and...

So, what did you do in your summer holidays?    I rescued ...

Heritage

Reflections on: Retur...

  According to artist Graham Foster, the huge wheel dominating...

People

Melissa Pridham, Jord...

As Bermuda’s post-recession economy continues to slowly improve,...