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God’s Country

There is a theory Somerset is named after Admiral Sir George Somers, who so appreciated this part of Bermuda his colleagues jokingly referred to it as “Sommers-seat.” However, neither William Strachey’s True Reportory nor Silvester Jourdain’s Discovery of the Bermudas, two narratives describing the wreck of the Sea Venture, mentions this. Nevertheless, it is true that shortly after the shipwreck Somers built a small boat which he used for fishing and for exploring the whole of Bermuda. As a result…


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6 Must-Know Facts About Paget

From Ice Queen to some of the oldest houses on mainland Bermuda, Paget seems to have something for everyone! Paget is a mixed bag of places to explore, from the railway trail, to Harbour Road and Hamilton Harbour, to the…


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Can You Guess this Week’s “Who, Where & When?”

Do you remember our popular "Who, Where & When?" series in The Bermudian in which you guessed what a photograph depicted or who was in it or when it was taken? If so, we're pleased to tell you that we're…


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Historical Hamilton to Discover

The City of Hamilton is ripe with historical points of interest, but you might not know that considering our city looks quite modern. Here are several historical points of interest located within the city's boundaries.   1. Perot's Post Office…


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Stowaways: Dramatic Tales of Sneaking Off the Rock

As the advertising images on the Internet and in glossy magazines remind us, the contemporary image of Bermuda is of a beautiful semi-tropical paradise that one never wants to leave. Full disclosure: Back home, following my first visit to the…

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The History of Admiralty House

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1956 issue of  The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The history of Admiralty House is a record of vicissitudes and conflicting hopes and…