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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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10 Historical Facts About Coney Island

Join Cassine and The Retreat on Sunday, September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the Coney Island Coastal Clean Up. Click here to sign-up! 1. The bridge that provides access to the island is the site of one…


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Dennis’ Hideaway

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1978 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  St David’s, it has often been said, is a most colourful area of Bermuda.…


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8 Bermuda Beaches from Way Back When

How much have these beaches and bays changed over the decades? Some very little, others quite a bit. Which is your favourite?   [caption id="attachment_17645" align="aligncenter" width="800"] St. Catherine's Beach[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_17643" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Church Bay[/caption]  …


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The History of The Constellation Shipwreck

Bermudian salvage missions recovered much of the Constellation's cargo, including sealed glass vials of medicine which were completely intact. These would go on to inspire 'Jaws' author Peter Benchley to write his second book.   Early History The boat had…

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Virtual Tourist in Your Own Town: Celebrating the BEST of Bermuda

This weekend, we're celebrating the best our island has to offer.  1. Horseshoe Bay: 8th Best Beach in the World   2. Bermuda from Above and Below by James Doughty   3. Johnny Barnes: Mr. Happy Man   4. Love…