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Shipwreck Stories: The Dramatic Pollokshields Rescue

If you had been alive in 1915, the wreck and rescue of the Pollokshields would have been the talk of the town. In a tale of misfortune and bravery, all but one of this huge ship’s crew were saved by heroic Bermudians. The Pollokshields was a German boat that had changed hands many times since it was built. The ship was transporting coal for the German Navy in 1914, in the midst of the first World War. However, the ship…


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The History of Admiralty House

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1956 issue of  The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The history of Admiralty House is a record of vicissitudes and conflicting hopes and…


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50 Years Ago: A Look Back at Hamilton Docks

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the June 1969 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  An hour or so spent wandering leisurely along Hamilton’s waterfront can be a rewarding…


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Vintage Island Churches

With more churches per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Bermuda is ripe with places to worship. We'd also argue that our churches are some of the most idyllic in appearance too, but perhaps we're biased?   [caption…


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The History of Smith’s Island, Bermuda’s First Colony

Smith's Island is an unassuming, often overlooked land mass in St. George's Harbour. Though it is sparsely developed today, it was the home of the very first Bermudian settlers - those few men who stayed behind while the Sea Venture…

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5 Fascinating Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew

Bermuda has a rich history and while most of us are seasoned veterans in our own heritage, here are 5 historical facts about our island you probably don't already know.   Earthquake, 1701: The 1701 quake was strong enough to…