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The History of Bermuda’s Famous Onion

Why Bermudians are affectionately known as “Onions” and other little known facts, plus a recipe with rum! For the last century or so, Bermudians have been affectionately known as “onions.” Consider it fortunate to be nicknamed after so ancient, useful and universally-embraced a vegetable. Imagine being a nation of rutabagas or carrots, or being stuck with the British Navy’s lime stigma, or the Irish potato link. The onion has been cultivated in Bermuda since 1616. The ardent farmer-Governor Daniel Tucker…


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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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Bermuda Superstitions

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1930 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    “Of course we are not superstitious!” We contend as we surreptitiously tuck a…


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Talking Shark Hash, Codfish and Coconut Cupcakes with Dolly Pitcher and Fernanda Pacheco

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 2002 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Dolly Pitcher is sitting in Fernanda Pacheco’s kitchen in St. David’s. It’s a cold,…


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Wil Onions: The Making of an Architect

Ask anyone who has come to love Bermuda about their first impression of the island and they will likely tell you it was that view out the airplane window on final approach: an azure sea wrapping a verdant island dotted…

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The Day the Hamilton Hotel Burned

On December 22, 1955 The Grand Hamilton Hotel Burned to the Ground. Here’s an account of the spectacular and historical event from our archives. The long and acrimonious controversy over the future of the Hamilton Hotel ended simultaneously with the long…