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The Wreck of the Sea Venture: The Untold Story

It is easy for Bermudians to assume the wreck of the ship Sea Venture is a stirring yarn that begins with a hurricane and ends with the captain of the ship, Sir George Somers, on his deathbed, asking that his heart be buried in the islands he had come to love. Actually, it doesn’t begin that way, he wasn’t the ship’s captain and he almost certainly did not make such a request, but people don’t like the truth to get…


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Three (Very Tall) Tales of Old Bermuda

The information for the following story was furnished through the kindness of Mr. F. Goodwin Gosling. From our archives, this article first appeared in the September 1930 issue of The Bermudian.   Time—Any time in the early 1880’s, a moonlight…


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A Historical Incident: The Anna is Taken 

With sixty thousand dollars in gold intended for Great Britain’s account against the Confederacy at stake, can the British crew of The Anna save themselves and the gold? It was 1864 and iron steamer, The Anna is fogbound without lights in the…


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When Pirates Anchored in Hungry Bay

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Hungry Bay, the picturesque inlet on the South Shore of Paget East, is a veritable…


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Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

National Heroes Day is Monday, June 15th. Take this time to appreciate their endeavors and successes of our national heroes and where we are now because of them.   Dame Lois Browne-Evans, DBE, JP, LLB (1927-2007) Dame Lois Browne-Evans was…

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Murder at Admiralty House

In 1813 a young midshipman off the Spartan, was the innocent victim of a jealous and demented lover. His gravestone can still be seen at Abbots Bay. Here is the story. This article was taken from our archives. It first…