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Hurricane Easy

Published in Crow’s Nest, November 1975   One of the strangest phenomena in the recorded history of hurricanes occurred off Bermuda in September 1951. That was before the weather people began naming hurricanes after girls. Chief forecaster Grady Norton of the U.S. Weather Bureau in Miami, Fla., had announced that Bermuda was threatened by one of the most powerful circular storms he had ever known – Hurricane Easy. Long before zero hour, Bermudians knew all about Easy but, characteristically, shrugged their shoulders while...

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Powerboats

The History of the Round the Island Race, first published in The Bermudian Magazine, August 1988   The humid travail of the Marathon Derby and triathlons, the boisterous jousting of fitted dinghies, the frenzied partying of Cup Match ...

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Cup Match in Sandys 1937

Article originally appeared in the September 1937 issue of The Bermudian   East End versus West End – the annual two-day cricket match has been a gala event in the Colony for thirty-five years. It was estimated that the thirty thous...

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God’s Country

A glimpse into Somerset’s storied past with cannon shots and cricket, lawn tennis and literary meetings, skulduggery—and even murder  (more…)

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The Story of Sailing

James Thurber's  “The Story of Sailing” was written for, and appeared in The Bermudian in June 1936. It has since been reproduced in journals of several other countries and in more than one anthology of humour. It seams to us a good idea to...

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The Sea Around Us

From The Bermudian, May 1990 The Atlantic Ocean has always played a big part in Bermuda’s development, from the earliest years when the Island was first discovered. The limitations and opportunities afforded by the sea have molded the c...