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The History of the Mary Celestia Shipwreck

Did the Mary Celestia sink because of a marine pilot's incompetence, or because of his sympathies towards the American unionists? The Marie Celestia has a lively military past, running contraband through unionist naval blockades. The ship has also recently been studied by marine archaeologists, revealing the human stories of the crew on board.   Historical Context The American Civil War saw Abraham Lincoln’s governance abolish slavery in the U.S. In the throes of the war, the union states, or the…


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Vintage Visitors to Government House

Over the decades, many visitors have walked the lawns and sipped champagne at Bermuda's Government House, some have even planted Bermuda Cedar trees. Here is a brief selection of some of our favourite images of visiting royals and U.S. Presidents…


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Scenic Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families. Its sheltered curve of bay and shallow blue waters are ideal for small children enticed by the wonders…


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Bermuda’s First Floral Pageant – June 1930

This article was taken from our archives. It reflects life in Bermuda in 1930, at a time when black Bermudians weren't allowed to participate in events such as the floral pageant due to segregation laws. The article below details the…


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How Bermuda Listens to the Sound of Sea Giants

This article is from our archives. It originally appeared within the pages of the February 1981 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Bermudians will capitalize on just about anything! And the discovery of valuable…

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True Grit: Nurse Caro Spencer-Wilson

This article has been taken from our archives and appears here exactly as it did in May 2003.  Nurse Caro Spencer-Wilson didn’t not let barriers stand in her way, her story is a story of true grit. When Caro Spencer…