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The Song of St. David’s Head

Reprinted from the June 1957 issue of The Bermudian   O, I’ve kept my watch for centuries In every kind of weather, Since the Olden day when galleons Linked all the seas together. I mark the crossroads of the sea, I greet ships hour by hour, And through the inky night I throw My brightest candlepower. Thereof I boast with seemly pride But lack of all vainglory, Small need to sing my praises now, All seamen know my story; The lookouts see my guiding light, My oriflamme of danger, I greet the mailboat going home, I ...

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Those Fantastic Bermuda Sloops

This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in the June 1990 issue of The Bermudian. In the South Channel cruise liners come and go, but the marine historian is prone to visualize swift sloops and schooners, craft of the past wh...

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In Cod We Trust

Making a satisfying meal with dried, salted cod at the centerpiece could only have been a challenge for Bermuda's early settlers. (more…)

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Governor Reid and the Law of Storms

William Reid was governor of Bermuda from 1839 to 1846; Bermudian historians refer to him as the "good" governor. He is associated with improving agriculture, founding the Annual Agricultural Exhibition, promoting education for all, founding the...

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A Look Back at Princess Diana's Maternity Style

Princess Kate is set to give birth any day now. In celebration we take a look back at Princess Diana's maternity style when she was pregnant with Prince William between 1981-1982. (more…)

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George Somers, Amyas Preston and the Burning of Caracas

Long before either was knighted for sea-going exploits in England’s service, George Somers and his friend Amyas Preston were professional privateers. (more…)