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The Old Time Rowboat Ferry

For a couple of centuries rowboat ferries plied their trade from dawn till the wee hours of the morning rowing people, their bundles, bicycles and babies from Hamilton to Paget and back again. Here is what it was like. This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1937 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  There is a phase in the every-day life of Hamilton and Paget that is often…


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The Big Two

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  The Eisenhower-Macmillan Conference in Bermuda, March 20–24, 1957 If the stories the…


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An American Visitor Rides the New Railroad

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  It’s not every day in the week that one can hop down in a…


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5 Fascinating Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew

Bermuda has a rich history, and while most of us are seasoned veterans in our own heritage, here are 5 historical facts about our island you probably don't already know. Earthquake, 1701: The 1701 quake was strong enough to require…


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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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The Story of St. David’s, Part II

The late Bermudian writer Ann Williams (née Zuill) was also a raconteur and would delight many people here and abroad with her Bermudian stories. Arguably, her best and most famous, which she told in the St. David's vernacular of the…