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The True Story of The 1915 Pollockshields Shipwreck

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1955 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Captain Boothe, his chair wedged between the bulkhead and the washstand, was too tired to sleep. He dozed, clutching the washstand so the ship’s roll wouldn’t pitch him to the floor. Hunger pangs twitched through his stomach. Boothe and the 33-man crew had lived on biscuits and water for days. Only yesterday the cook…


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Feats of Flying

What was once a daring adventure is now something many Bermudians take for granted: transatlantic travel. As we kick off our shoes on BA’s wide-bodied Boeing 777, tilt the seat back and languidly don eye mask and headphones, London is…


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The Very First Flight From New York to Bermuda

They left New York at 5:59am on April 1 and landed in Murray’s Anchorage on April 2 at 10am. This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the April-May 1930 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here…


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The Opening of the St. David’s Island Bridge: July 1934

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1934 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  St. George’s had a gala day with pageantry, in showing honour to her patron…


Long Reads

Bermuda Bound

An account of the Wanderer’s voyage from Essex, Connecticut, to St. George’s, Bermuda. This article first appeared in the January, 1932 issue of The Bermudian. Leslie Howarth had summoned the four voluntary members of his crew to convene at Essex…

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A Ride on The Somerset Express, Circa 1936

An old man, two horses and a carriage filled with people, mail and pretty well anything else that could fit, traveled from Hamilton to Somerset and back again, every day of the week. This article was first published in the…