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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 a good idea to offer this learned dissertation yet once again. People who visit you in Bermuda are likely to notice, even before they notice the flowers of the Island, the scores of sailing craft which fleck the harbours and…


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The Song of St. David’s Head

Reprinted from the June 1957 issue of The Bermudian   O, I’ve kept my watch for centuries In every kind of weather, Since the Olden day when galleons Linked all the seas together. I mark the crossroads of the sea,…


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In Cod We Trust

Making a satisfying meal with dried, salted cod at the centerpiece could only have been a challenge for Bermuda's early settlers. (more…)


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Governor Reid and the Law of Storms

William Reid was governor of Bermuda from 1839 to 1846; Bermudian historians refer to him as the "good" governor. He is associated with improving agriculture, founding the Annual Agricultural Exhibition, promoting education for all, founding the library, building the Gibbs…


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A Look Back at Princess Diana's Maternity Style

Princess Kate is set to give birth any day now. In celebration we take a look back at Princess Diana's maternity style when she was pregnant with Prince William between 1981-1982. (more…)

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George Somers, Amyas Preston and the Burning of Caracas

Long before either was knighted for sea-going exploits in England’s service, George Somers and his friend Amyas Preston were professional privateers. (more…)