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A Pauper’s Holiday
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A Pauper’s Holiday

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Miss Scoville, who recently was graduated from Vassar College, wanted to see Bermuda. She had heard that the colony, being one of the fashionable resorts of the world, was also impossibly expensive; whereupon she assayed to prove that, even with little money, you can go almost anywhere and have a magnificent time provided you…


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Shed a Tear for the Bermuda Onion

One humble vegetable brought the Island enormous pride and prosperity…for a while. Vegetables and national pride seem strange bedfellows. But in the late 19th century, Bermudians’ sense of their stature found expression in a nationalism rooted in onions. As the…


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The Biography of Charles Roach Ratteray

Charles Roach Ratteray won respect and renown, working as a west-end ship’s carpenter, boat builder and trader during the post-Emancipation era.He built skiffs and schooners, which he loaded up with onions and potatoes and sailed to the Caribbean and 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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Photo Album: Vintage Bermuda Fishing

Both competitive and leisurely, fishing has always been a highly valued pastime and sport in Bermuda. Throughout history, there have been some impressive catches, boated by both locals and visitors. Featured here are some photos of the biggest fish caught…

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Moongate Mythology

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the August 1995 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally. The landscape of Bermuda is sprinkled with moongates, a familiar sight to…