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Short Story: George and the Haunted House
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Short Story: George and the Haunted House

It's 1932 and a young seaman, posted with the Royal Navy in Dockyard, gets a night out in Hamilton with his mates. What could go wrong? This article was first published in the August 1932 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The Naval Dockyard on Ireland Island on a drizzling December day is as dreary a sight as any pessimist could desire, but on this particular day young George gazed at a small part of…


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LISTEN: A Boer on Burt’s Island and the Reflections of August Carl Schulenburg

Translated from Afrikaans by Dr. C.A.R. Schulenburg and edited by C.H. Benbow On the 8th of May 1901, thirty-two of us in Area 2 were surrounded by the British and taken prisoner. I had little with me, except my rifle…


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A Princess’ Voyage

WHEN THE WARSHIP HMS Dido brought Princess Louise to Bermuda in 1883, the international news coverage of the royal visit helped catalyse the development of tourism in Bermuda, which the Princess praised for its “eternal Spring.” The impressive, well-preserved logbook of the Dido,…


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Bermuda Bound: Connecticut to Bermuda 1932

A first hand account of the Wanderer’s voyage from Essex, Connecticut, to St. George’s, Bermuda. This article first appeared in the January, 1932 issue of The Bermudian. Leslie Howarth had summoned the four voluntary members of his crew to convene…


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The “Queen” and Her Master

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1959 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Ray Pushie, gimlet-eyed purser of Q.T.E.V. Queen of Bermuda, faces passengers from behind the inadequate…

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Bermuda and the American Revolution

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   The unexplained gunpowder conspiracy in 1775.  It was natural that Bermuda should be…