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5 Historical Facts About Devil’s Hole
History

5 Historical Facts About Devil’s Hole

Ominously named Devil’s Hole, this isolated lagoon in Smiths Parish has fascinated people for centuries. Devil's Hole is a large water-filled sinkhole about 80 feet deep, close to the southeastern corner of Harrington Sound. At one time a littoral cave (a cave formed by the action of waves pounding against rocks that line the shores of oceans), it is fed by subterranean tunnels that connect it to the Atlantic Ocean, rather than the far closer Harrington Sound. Owned by Thomas…


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This Month Years Ago: February

Take a look back at this month in history. On February 11, 1835 an American slave ship, the Enterprise was travelling between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina, when it was caught in bad weather and forced to land in Bermuda in…


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5 Historical Facts About Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families, from its sheltered, shallow bay to its walking trails and playground. Beyond the car park, a stretch of…


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Out of St. David’s: The Life and Words of Victoria Hayward

Writer chose a profession and lifestyle denied to most women by Bermuda society. On May 10, 1934, St. David's changed forever; the island ceased to be "old" St. David's and became, in the minds of all but its most recalcitrant…


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4 Historical Facts About The Unfinished Church

Despite Bermuda’s quaint size, it is home to the highest number of churches per capita in the world, and one of them is highly adorned for being beautifully incomplete. Located within UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. George’s, The Unfinished Church…

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Shipwreck Stories: The Dramatic Pollokshields Rescue

If you had been alive in 1915, the wreck and rescue of the Pollokshields would have been the talk of the town. In a tale of misfortune and bravery, all but one of this huge ship’s crew were saved by…