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5 Historical Facts about Devil’s Hole Aquarium

Although now closed to the public, Devil's Hole is still home to a myriad of marine life including 150-pound green turtles, groupers, moray eels, and more. Here are 5 historic facts about the natural wonder we're betting you probably don't already know. 1. Owned by Thomas Trott in the 1800s, this natural aquarium came into being after the roof of a cavern on his property collapsed. For years Trott used it as a fish pond for the groupers he caught…


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The Story of Lady Brassey and St. John Ambulance

Anna Brassey had the whole town talking when she sailed into Hamilton Harbour in 1883. By the end of her visit, she had launched St. John Ambulance. Lady Brassey blew into Bermuda in December 1883 on the heels of a…


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10 Facts From The 19th Century In Bermuda You Might Not Know

Bermuda's reliance on salt, cedar, and sailors ended in this era of political and economic upheaval. We played a part in the American Civil War, but our economy nearly collapsed afterwards. Though slavery was abolished in this era, black Bermudians…


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The Origins of African-Bermudians by Cyril Packwood

In a seminal piece for The Bermudian in 1992, Cyril Packwood traced Bermuda's ethnic origins from Africa to Bermuda through their capture and trade, and as indentured servants or chattel slaves for more than 200 years. We are pleased to…


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Isles of a Thousand Wrecks

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in September 1957. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  On July 8 of this year the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's liner Reina del Pacifico, outward…

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Vintage Growing up Bermudian

Growing up in Bermuda is like nowhere else in the world. Although lots has changed over the years, these snapshots of youngsters in times gone by are likely to strike a cord with anyone who is lucky enough to call…