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How Bermuda Listens to the Sound of Sea Giants

This article is from our archives. It originally appeared within the pages of the February 1981 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Bermudians will capitalize on just about anything! And the discovery of valuable ambergris in 1611 prompted a great deal of local interest in whales. It gave pleasure to women all over the world since it was much sought after for producing perfumes. The Bermuda Company, it is said, took its whaling vessels…


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The Black Seafarer: Mariner, Merchant, Enslaved Person

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were tumultuous times, as European nations vied with each other to conquer the world. In the iconic 1592 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheerhaerts, she is standing atop a globe with her feet…


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The Devil’s Hole

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared within the January 1935 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  There are hordes of people whose interest and absorption in the ancient sport of…


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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,…


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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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Howard Academy Remembered

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in 1985. It appears here exactly as it did originally. To many Bermudians, Howard Academy is a forgotten chapter in the history of secondary education in these…