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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 continued on to Jamestown. Recent archaeological research by Dr. Michael Jarvis is taking a closer look at the historic island.   Wrecked On Bermuda The passengers on the Sea Venture, the ship that settled Bermuda in 1609, were bright with…


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A Host of Ghosts: Tales from Bermuda’s Most Haunted Homes

This article has been taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the April 1977 issue of The Bermudian It’s certainly a bit annoying being evicted from your home having already paid next month’s rent, especially if it’s so pleasant…


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6 Historical Facts about Devil’s Hole Aquarium

Although now closed to the public, Devil's Hole is still home to a myriad of marine life including 150-pound green turtles, groupers, moray eels, and more. Here are 5 historic facts about the natural wonder we're betting you probably don't…


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Women and the Vote

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The ascension of Premier Jennifer Smith and Opposition Leader Pamela Gordon - Bermuda’s first…


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Battle for the Ballot: The Committee for the Universal Adult Suffrage Led the Campaign to Abolish the Property Vote

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  In April 1960, a Parliamentary committee, considering whether changes should be made to the…

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Powerboats

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1988 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    The humid travail of the Marathon Derby and triathlons, the boisterous jousting of…