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The Significance of Shipwrecks

A version of this article first appeared in Quest: The Journal of Global Underwater Explorers   This is a question I've been asked on several occasions and honestly, it is a fair question. When I first started working for the Waitt Institute as a research assistant, many of the projects they supported involved historic shipwrecks and, as noted, these are usually quite expensive, and often dangerous expeditions. With the global economy still recovering, dire warnings about the state of our…


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Digging Up the Past

Archaeology is a uniquely important part of the historic preservation process. The Archaeological Research Committee at the Bermuda National Trust is a very active volunteer group undertaking archaeological excavations of historic houses and properties throughout the island, more often than…


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Hurricane Easy

Published in Crow’s Nest, November 1975   One of the strangest phenomena in the recorded history of hurricanes occurred off Bermuda in September 1951. That was before the weather people began naming hurricanes after girls. Chief forecaster Grady Norton of…


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Cup Match in Sandys 1937

Article originally appeared in the September 1937 issue of The Bermudian   East End versus West End – the annual two-day cricket match has been a gala event in the Colony for thirty-five years. It was estimated that the thirty…


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The Story of Sailing

James Thurber's  “The Story of Sailing” was written for, and appeared in The Bermudian in June 1936. It has since been reproduced in journals of several other countries and in more than one anthology of humour. It seams to us…

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The Sea Around Us

From The Bermudian, May 1990 The Atlantic Ocean has always played a big part in Bermuda’s development, from the earliest years when the Island was first discovered. The limitations and opportunities afforded by the sea have molded the character of…