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1964 Transatlantic Crossing In 12 Ft “Sea Egg”

1964 Transatlantic Crossing In 12 Ft “Sea Egg”

Attempts to set sailing records by crossing the Atlantic Ocean were nothing new even in 1964, but one man’s attempt stands out for the small size of his sea-crossing vessel, a 12 foot boat named “Sea Egg.” John Riding, an Englishman, left Plymouth, England, in July of 1964 in the “Sea Egg,” stopping in Bermuda as he completed... Read more of this article

Florida Shipwreck Identified As Bermuda Vessel

Florida Shipwreck Identified As Bermuda Vessel

A mysterious shipwreck on the Florida coastline that slowly revealed itself over time thanks to the effect of storms and the work of history buffs has been officially identified as a vessel that originated in Bermuda before sinking in 1947. After four years of digging, study, and research, American archaeologists have finally been able to pinpoint the... Read more of this article

Sea Venture Survivor Who Married Pocahontas

Sea Venture Survivor Who Married Pocahontas

The unplanned landing of the Sea Venture in 1609 began Bermuda’s story, bringing the first known settlers to to what is thought to have previously been a deserted island. It was in June of 1609 that John Rolfe and his first wife set sail for Virginia on board the Sea Venture, which departed from Plymouth. Like several before it, the vessel was... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

The 1930s was a busy decade for travelers, with Bermuda beckoning a fair share of them to visit the island in order to take in its beautiful foliage, beaches, sporting opportunities, and general charm. These posters, aimed at international travelers, invite visitors to “play and dance amidst the exotic blooms and perfume” of the island’s... Read more of this article

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

Video: Ghost Hunting Group Tours Casemates

During a recent trip to Bermuda to investigate a report of paranormal activity, the Ghosts of New England Research Society [GONERS] took the time to tour the old Casemates prison at Dockyard, giving them the opportunity to observe the conditions in which prisoners lived, including several pieces of art left behind by former occupants. According to the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Featured In “Plantation To Nation” Book

Bermuda Featured In “Plantation To Nation” Book

On 19 March, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society will launch a new book on museums in the Caribbean and Bermuda, entitled Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity. Sir Trevor Carmichael, the Council President of the Museum, will deliver the feature address at the launch, followed by remarks by the Director of the Museum,... Read more of this article

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

Video: Mystery Of Sub Lost Off Bermuda In 1942

A submarine that vanished after leaving Bermuda in 1942 is the subject of the “The Mystery Ship of WWII, The Surcouf” documentary from the New York-based Authority Group. Often the subject of controversy and conspiracy theories, the French sub Surcouf launched as the world’s largest submarine and, at the time of her loss, it was the greatest... Read more of this article

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

Orchestra Inspired By Bermuda Ocean Journey

A record breaking undersea dive off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island in the 1930s served as inspiration for a special performance by a Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK. The Hull Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with composer, Nigel Morgan and librettist Phil Legard who together created “Sounding the Deep”, a 20 minute piece for full symphony... Read more of this article

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

America’s General Society of Colonial Wars has announced it will be holding its 106th annual meeting in Bermuda on May 3-10, 2015. Charles A. Poekel Jr. — who Chairs the 7 Member Planning Committee —  said members from chapters throughout the United States and abroad will converge on Bermuda for the meeting, with the majority of attendees... Read more of this article

Hamilton To To Unveil Maddocks Memorial Clock

Hamilton To To Unveil Maddocks Memorial Clock

The City of Hamilton today announced that the unveiling and dedication of the Walter Maddocks Memorial Rotary clock celebrating 90 years of rotary service in Bermuda will take place on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12.00pm at the steps and forecourt of City Hall. Mayor Graeme Outerbridge said, “On behalf of the Corporation and elected board, we are thrilled... Read more of this article


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