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8 Stunning Vintage Shots of Bermuda’s Shores

Can you can guess where these striking shots were taken? Some of these beaches or seascapes are unrecognisable to the younger generation. As hurricanes rip across our shores they change the cliff faces and sandy bays year by year. Reacquaint yourself with the vistas of yesteryear as these photos take you on a journey through the shores of time.     Mid-Ocean Beach Club           Hamilton Harbour   Castle Harbour   Arches of a Rock formation…


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From Battlefields to Lily Fields

Bermuda’s history has been marked by chance arrivals whose unexpected advent has nonetheless had major consequences for the island—most famously, for example, the 1609 shipwreck of the Virginia-bound Sea Venture. So it was with both lilies and their first commercial…


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The Missionary and the Easter Lilies

More than eighty years ago, a story first appeared in print about the origins of the famous Bermuda Easter lily. The tale, told to writer Louisa Smith by a member of the Outerbridge family, has all the hallmarks of a…


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The President Who Loved Bermuda

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1955 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Probably no one in its long history ever loved Bermuda more than Woodrow Wilson,…


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The History of the Mary Celestia Shipwreck

Did the Mary Celestia sink because of a marine pilot's incompetence, or because of his sympathies towards the American unionists? The Marie Celestia has a lively military past, running contraband through unionist naval blockades. The ship has also recently been…

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Vintage Visitors to Government House

Over the decades, many visitors have walked the lawns and sipped champagne at Bermuda's Government House, some have even planted Bermuda Cedar trees. Here is a brief selection of some of our favourite images of visiting royals and U.S. Presidents…