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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 and the roaring crescendo of powerboats.   From May through November, Ferry Reach near St. George’s comes alive every two weeks with an ear-splitting roar of Evinrudes, Johnsons and Mercury’s as drivers test nerves and machines to the limit either in water-skimming…


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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…


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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…


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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 character of…


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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,…

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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…