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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, I greet ships hour by hour, And through the inky night I throw My brightest candlepower. Thereof I boast with seemly pride But lack of all vainglory, Small need to sing my praises now, All seamen know my story; The…


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In Cod We Trust

Making a satisfying meal with dried, salted cod at the centerpiece could only have been a challenge for Bermuda's early settlers. (more…)


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Governor Reid and the Law of Storms

William Reid was governor of Bermuda from 1839 to 1846; Bermudian historians refer to him as the "good" governor. He is associated with improving agriculture, founding the Annual Agricultural Exhibition, promoting education for all, founding the library, building the Gibbs…


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A Look Back at Princess Diana's Maternity Style

Princess Kate is set to give birth any day now. In celebration we take a look back at Princess Diana's maternity style when she was pregnant with Prince William between 1981-1982. (more…)


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George Somers, Amyas Preston and the Burning of Caracas

Long before either was knighted for sea-going exploits in England’s service, George Somers and his friend Amyas Preston were professional privateers. (more…)

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The Skeeters Murder

Many Bermuda place names evoke beauty spots with stunning vistas of sea, sand and sky; one has only to think of Fairylands, Paynter's Vale or Horseshoe Bay, for example. However, a few Bermuda place names have sinister overtones. So it…