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Classic Crow's Nest

January 1969

The following item, date-line Pontypridd, Wales, appeared in Pageant magazine recently: "A nanny goat got herself into the record books. It seems she was minding her own business and munching buds in a field when 148 cross-country runners raced by. She ran after them, through a pond, around a slag heap, and over two fences, crossing the finish line ahead of many of the runners. The crowd cheered and the amazed judges of the Welsh Amateur Athletic Association decided to…


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Royal Bermuda

Bermuda’s 400-year-old links to the British monarchy are explored in a new pictorial edition published by the National Museum of Bermuda. The island counts itself one of the first—and last—British colonies or overseas territories, beginning in the era of New…


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Off Nonsuch, 1934

It wasn't an expedition for the claustrophobic. Two and a quarter tons of steel dangled from a cable less than an inch thick. The four-foot-wide interior had to accommodate not only the two men, but bulky technical equipment, oxygen tanks,…


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A Gentleman's Sport

The Preakness it isn’t. In fact, Bermuda lobster racing may rate somewhere on the excitement scale just below waiting for the sheriff’s department to close down the Sunday afternoon pony cart races in Eureka, Kansas. But whatever the racing of…


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The Significance of Shipwrecks

A version of this article first appeared in Quest: The Journal of Global Underwater Explorers   This is a question I've been asked on several occasions and honestly, it is a fair question. When I first started working for the…

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Digging Up the Past

Archaeology is a uniquely important part of the historic preservation process. The Archaeological Research Committee at the Bermuda National Trust is a very active volunteer group undertaking archaeological excavations of historic houses and properties throughout the island, more often than…