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A History of Whaling in Bermuda

Whaling in Bermuda began in the 17th century, and, research reveals, it was an altogether improvised affair. In true Bermuda spirit, a historian notes “boat crews were treated to rum punch at the end of the day, regardless of whether they had brought in a whale.” Like many industries in Bermuda, whaling was on island time. Early settlers excitedly reported an abundance of whales, “which nobody knew how to hunt," to the Bermuda Company. They greatly exaggerated the riches found…


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Into the Ocean: John Smith’s Bay

A local wag often explains to tourists that he knew the John Smith after whom this beach is named because, he says, they lived next door to each other. Since the relevant Captain John Smith was a famous seventeenth-century explorer…


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Rites of Passage for Every Bermudian

There are certain things that bind together all Bermudians. This little island is a unique community, precipitating a very specific culture. Take a look at our list of rites of passage most of us have experienced.   Putting a Penny…


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The Bermudian’s Almanac: Aviator Beryl Hart

This almanac was first published in The Bermudian in July 2002. Looking Back... Visitors Beryl Hart and Lieutenant William McClaren were the toast of Bermuda when they flew here from Norfolk, Virginia on January 7, 1931 on their seaplane Tradewind.…


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Tourist In Your Own Town: Historical Points of Interest

Bermuda was colonized in 1612 and though that makes our island only some-400-years-old, there's a lot of history packed into our four centuries. Get in-touch with Bermuda's ancestral past with visits to The National Museum in Dockyard, Shelly Bay (which…

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Vintage Bathing Beauties!

July 5th is National Bikini Day and we've pulled together a collection of our favourite vintage finds featuring the suits and scenes of vintage Bermuda beach photography.