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From Yacht to Freighter

The article is from our archives. It originally appeared in the January 1948 issue of The Bermudian The afternoon we chose to go to Somerset by the Diamond rather than by rail, ferry, bicycle or the Somerset Express, Ingham’s bus, which usually takes four hours for the twelve-mile journey, augured well for a warm, smooth and speedy trip. It’s a safe bet that nowhere in the world but Bermuda can you take a seven-mile voyage on a teak-decked freighter – not for the price, but for a bottle of rum! A quart of “Nelson’s Blood...

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That Somerset Lot

From the dawn of time, comedy has been crucial to the human psyche, unleashing in us the healthy ability to laugh at ourselves and at the societies in which we live. One form of comedy is revue, a theatrical entertainment consisting of sketches,...

Classic Crow's Nest

September 1977

This article is from our archives. It originally appeared within the Crow's Nest section of the September 1977 issue of The Bermudian.   Anecdotes offered by Mr R. D. (Robbie) Outerbridge.   WEATHERBIRD “What shall I d...

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A Short Anniversary

Sixty years ago, an advertisement in The Bermudian announced the arrival of the most recognizable image of Bermuda – it’s shorts. The year was 1947. World War II had ended two years prior. American gangster Al Capone died at age 48. India...

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Historical Echoes of the “Old Town”

The article Historical Echoes of the “Old Town” by Ronald John Williams first appeared in the August 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It has been reproduced digitally exactly as it was printed. Before the Causeway was built that connects St. ...

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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 20th Century You Might Not Know

New economic pillars sprang up for Bermuda in this age, including tourism and international business. This economic growth meant that we enjoyed a higher standard of living than many other developed countries, and our focus on tourism lead us to...