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Classic Crow's Nest

July 1982

Since we have never sought to hide our deep affection for Bermuda historian and author Terry Tucker, you can imagine our reaction to the news that Her Majesty the Queen has honoured her with granting of an O.B.E. as part of Her birthday awards. Knowing how modest Mrs Tucker is, we refrained from calling her up for a couple of days after the news was released, but finally could no longer resist the temptation. At first, however, her line was engaged and it was some time before we managed to get through. “The most astonishing thing h...

Classic Crow's Nest

A Gentleman’s Sport

Published in December 1973, written by Eric Johnson   The Preakness it isn’t. In fact, Bermuda lobster racing may rate somewhere on the excitement scale just below waiting for the sheriff’s department to close down the Sunday afte...

Classic Crow's Nest

July 1930

Taken from Crow's Nest in the July 1930 issue of The Bermudian.   There's never a dull moment in Bermuda life at present now that the Island has been discovered by the bird-men.   When, a few months ago, Captain Lon Yancey,...

Classic Crow's Nest

April-May 1930

At ten o’clock on Wednesday morning, April 2, the Stinson cabin monoplane, Pilot, powered by a 300-horse power Wright engine, swooped down and settled its pontoons in Hamilton Harbor – the first airplane to bridge the 666 miles of water betw...

Classic Crow's Nest

April, 1960

The Bermudiana, the new luxury hotel, will open its doors to guests on April 15. On the previous day invited guests will get a preview of the new establishment . . . The St. George Hotel has been undergoing an extensive face-lifting. Renovati...

Classic Crow's Nest

April 1940

When regular steamship service was temporarily suspended last fall, one or two of the smaller business house began to feel the pinch.   One small store in St. George’s reported business so slow that every time the cash register bell...