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The Biography of Charles Roach Ratteray

Charles Roach Ratteray won respect and renown, working as a west-end ship’s carpenter, boat builder and trader during the post-Emancipation era. He built skiffs and schooners, which he loaded up with onions and potatoes and sailed to the Caribbean and the US east coast, becoming a wealthy property owner in the process. The Ratteray name originated with him and his legacy looms large in present-day Bermuda through the contributions of his descendants.   Early Years Born in Nassau, Bahamas, he was brought to Bermuda by his ...

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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 bo...

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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 th...

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Springfield: Quaint, Charming and Historically Significant

Famous for its distinctive arch leading to the buttery and to an inner courtyard around which the property is framed, Springfield on Somerset Road has to be one of the most photographed properties in the whole of Bermuda, let alone Sandys Parish...

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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 20th Century You Might Not Know

New economic pillars sprang up for Bermuda in this age, including tourism and international business. This economic growth meant that we enjoyed a higher standard of living than many other developed countries, and our focus on tourism lead us to...

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A Look Back at Life in Old Bermuda

The Bermudian takes a look back at life in Bermuda with photographs from yesteryear.