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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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9 Facts You Might Not Know About Bermuda in the 17th Century

The 17th century was characterized by struggle for the newly formed colony. Our economy was based on the curing of tobacco, which ultimately failed because our humidity meant that it would never dry and cure. In addition, the transatlantic slave…


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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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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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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…