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Shipwreck Stories: History of the Cristobal Colon

Decadence, piracy, and political unrest surround the history of this fine Spanish cruise-liner.   History Built in 1923, the Cristobal Colon was the grandest ship of its time, but it ran aground on Bermudian reefs in 1936. It was a 499 foot luxury liner, and is now located at 32.4851 latitude and -64.7200 longitude underwater. No passengers were on the ship when it sank, just the crew of 160 men. The ship had recently completed a trip from Mexico to…


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Tourist in Your Own Town: An Afternoon in Flatts Village

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families, Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. Today, Flatts is a small community made up of several restaurants, residences and…


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A History of Witchcraft in Bermuda

In the 1650’s, Bermuda saw the execution by hanging of five people convicted as witches – four women and one man. From 1484-1750, 200,000 witches were executed in England. The so called “witchfinder generall,” Matthew Hopkins, was on a literal…


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5 Places You’ve Never Been To In Bermuda, Even If You Live Here

It really doesn't matter how long you've lived in Bermuda - we're betting that even if you claim to know our island through and through, there are parts of it you still have to explore. Here are 5 places in…


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Exploring Fort Hamilton

The Moat Our grandson is the first to notice the cannon that heralds the way to Fort Hamilton. He rushes towards it, points out that he’s seen a cannon just like it in St. George’s, and pats the black painted…

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Tourist in Your Own Town: Get Cultured!

Consider this the "How to be Bermudian: Refresher Course".   Eat Fish Chowder Garnished with Sherry Peppers & Black Rum Legend has it that Bermuda fish chowder is as old as Bermuda, having become a diet staple of the Sea…