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5 Iconic Shipwrecks You Should Know About
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5 Iconic Shipwrecks You Should Know About

Bermuda is well-known in the nautical community for its treacherous reef line; a minefield of coral reefs sinking ships since the early seventeenth century. Take a deeper dive into five of the most identifiable shipwrecks that Bermuda's waters have to offer.      The Constellation  The Constellation met her fate on July 30, 1943 after an encounter with the infamous Bermuda reef line. The ship exchanged hands a few times, originally built to transport lumber and coal under the name…


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8 Reasons to Love Bermuda: The People

How do we love thee, Bermuda? Let us count the ways. These 8 reasons to love our island were taken from “37 Reasons to Love Bermuda” which featured in our Winter 2018 issue. We Take Pride in Our Flag Bermudians…


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19th Century Folk-Lore if St. David’s Island Part I

An excerpt from the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, Winter Quarter 1960. I am going to tell you what we St. David's Island folk used in our homes many years ago when we had very little money and 'made do with things…


Nature | Our Bermuda

What in the World are Seabeans?

Bermuda’s shorelines hold a multitude of treasures for those who only look closely. From sand dollars, the skeletons of sea urchins that have turned brittle and white, to mermaid’s purses, the black, wiry, dried egg sacs that used to hold…


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Pass the Pawpaws Please

Pawpaws are some of those pieces of our lush green Bermuda pastoral puzzle that many people pass without giving them a second thought. That's good for those of us who love them in every form.  This easily grown plant has…

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Mopeds and Automobiles in Old Bermuda

Once upon a time, Bermuda didn't have private automobiles. Our main form of transportation was the railway service, but this was short-lived, and became obsolete when Bermuda did start to allow individuals to own their own car. Take a look…