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A Novel Scene

A nineteenth century view of Bermuda from Marie St. Felix’s 1901 romance novel Told by Two. Books are like archaeological sites. They can tell us what life was like and enable us to compare and contrast our present with our past selves, country, environment, landscape and mindscape. They show us how others saw us and give insight into how much has changed—or stayed the same. Books on Bermuda were written by Bermudians, visitors, servicemen, clergy, convicts, missionaries and teachers. Each…


Classic Crow's Nest

April 1940

When regular steamship service was temporarily suspended last fall, one or two of the smaller business house began to feel the pinch.   One small store in St. George’s reported business so slow that every time the cash register bell…


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India Henry

The life and times of son of Bermuda Henry St. George Tucker. My guess is that the Tuckers have produced more talented sons and daughters than any other family connected with Bermuda. They’ve been sailors, soldiers, lawyers, judges, doctors, missionaries…


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Famous Visitors in Bermuda

Famous visitors to Bermuda date back to Princess Louise, whose visits in the late 1800s helped promote Bermuda as a tourist destination. By the time The Bermudian was founded in 1930, tourism was well underway, and the magazine, designed to…


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Vintage Pan Am Bermuda Posters

Pan American World Airways made its first flight to the island on August 16, 1937. Pan Am, although no longer in operation, was synonymous with glamour and luxury and the heyday of Bermuda's tourism industry. Although boarding a Pan Am…

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At the Bridge

When it opens, I hike the trail like everyone else. Coney Island to Bailey’s Bay sparkles like a winter day arriving after furious gales surprising with its glorious skies displaying blues from lapis to sapphire. But as I reach the…