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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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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…


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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…


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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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Tommy Fox, The “King” of St. David’s

This article originally appeared in the December 1940 issue of The Bermudian.  In the parlour of his two-story home on the south shore of St. David’s Island, old Tommy Fox cleaned and pared his fingernails with a large fishing knife.…

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A Day at the Races

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1948 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  If you’d like to produce a faster and funnier movie film comedy than the…