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Tourist in Your Own Town: The East End

Reacquaint yourself with the east end this weekend by taking in the history and nostalgia synonymous with the Town of St. George before having a swizzle at the Swizzle Inn. 1. Have a Swizzle at the Swizzle InnNumber-one competitor of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy, the rum swizzle was invented in the mid-eighteenth century as a way for locals to enjoy a tipple, forget their identity and take the following day off work. More than 200 years later, Bermudians quaff the…


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What You May Not Know About Bailey’s Bay

Bailey's Bay, located in the heart of Hamilton Parish, bears a treasure trove of history. It was an important area in the late 19th century, and was home to many influential characters throughout Bermuda's history. Here are 5 interesting historical…


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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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The Many Lives of Hinson’s Island

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the June 2004 issue of The Bermudian. The full text appears here in its original form. Hinson’s Island is the largest and probably the most historically interesting of the…


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6 Kinds of Pain You’ve Experienced if You’re Bermudian

You can't be Bermudian if you haven't experienced at least some of these things: 1. Casuarina Cones This is 10x worse than stepping on a piece of Lego! All too often a relaxing barefoot day at the beach is thwarted by…

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Vintage Bermuda Forts

The first forts established in Bermuda were built under Governor Richard Moore in 1612 to protect against potential attacks from the Spanish. Due to Bermuda's strategic maritime location during wartimes, the British would go on to erect more than 90…