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The Legacies of Bermuda’s Stone Cutters
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The Legacies of Bermuda’s Stone Cutters

  For more than three centuries, stone cutting was a steady, even lucrative source of work for Bermudian men. Scenes of men at work in quarries all over Bermuda, sawing and chiseling away at giant blocks of stone captivated visiting artists, photographers and literary luminaries like Mark Twain. Stone cutting has gone the way of farming—only a handful of men now work in the trade. While the farms that remain are thriving, there are no working quarries left. Excavation is…


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Shark Oil Barometer

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the October 1973 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Gilbert Lamb doesn’t play the ponies or the English football pools, but he has been…


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Tommy Fox, The “King” of St. David’s

This article originally appeared in the December 1940 issue of The Bermudian.  In the parlour of his two-story home on the south shore of St. David’s Island, old Tommy Fox cleaned and pared his fingernails with a large fishing knife.…


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NASA Tracking: How Bermuda Helped Put A Man On The Moon

Though Cooper’s Island is now a reserve teeming with natural beauty, the environment it held in the 1960s was vastly different. Instead of the hum of insects and the chirrups of long tails, the secluded point on St. David’s buzzed…


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Dame Lois Browne-Evans

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the October 1980 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Dame Lois Browne-Evans sits forward in her chair at her new Court Street law…

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The Shipping News: Bermuda 1940

For Bermudians, the sea has long been both a barrier and a bridge to prosperity. Endowed with few natural resources, they have long been dependent on the outside world for sustenance. In the eighteenth century, they raked salt in the…