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Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

Final Journey Of “Maldonado” Ends Off Bermuda

On what would ultimately prove to be her final voyage, the Uruguayan vessel “Maldonado” sunk off the coast of Bermuda in 1942 after being attacked by a German sub, with some of the ship’s survivors brought to the island. At the time of the sinking, the “Maldonado” was captained by Mario Giambruno and had a crew of 49 Uruguayans. The... Read more of this article

Travel Ad: Can’t Get To Bermuda On Pogo Stick

Travel Ad: Can’t Get To Bermuda On Pogo Stick

In what could described as a case of stating the obvious, an airline once marketed its Bermuda route with an advertisement proclaiming that you cannot get to Bermuda on a pogo stick, suggesting that the “hop” they provided was a better option. Colonial Airlines was a passenger airline that flew between the American east coast and Canada during the... Read more of this article

Limited Edition Police History Book Released

Limited Edition Police History Book Released

As part of the 135th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Police Service, the Service will be releasing a special book tracing the history of policing in Bermuda. A police spokesperson said, “As the final component of celebrations in 2014 recognizing the 135th anniversary of the founding of the Bermuda Police Service, the Service is pleased... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Perot 200th Anniversary Event

Photos & Video: Perot 200th Anniversary Event

Historical Heartbeats, the Bermuda Historical Society [BHS], and the Bermuda Library joined together on Saturday [Dec 13] to celebrate the 200th anniversary of William Perot’s moving into the house Par-la-Ville. The move took place on December 14, 1814. BHS member Lyn Vaughan was determined that this milestone should not pass uncelebrated, and she... Read more of this article

Photo: Original Hamilton Princess Hotel

Photo: Original Hamilton Princess Hotel

The staff at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess recently used their Instagram account in order to give viewers a look at the original Princess Hotel. The black and white photo shows a horse and buggy parked in front of the hotel, with a bicycle and an automobile also visible. Nearly 130 years later, the newest iteration of the hotel is getting set to invest... Read more of this article

Photos: Vintage Transportation Museum Opens

Photos: Vintage Transportation Museum Opens

A new museum dedicated to showcasing the various modes of transport Bermudians have used throughout the years is now open, with the Vintage Transportation Museum located inside the Bermudiana Arcade in Hamilton. Owner Paul Martins has spent the last 25 years expanding his collection in the hopes that one day he would finally be able to share it with... Read more of this article

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Just in time for Christmas, the National Museum of Bermuda has released a photo-packed new book celebrating the Island’s connections to the British Monarchy. Royal Bermuda, by the Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media, is a pictorial history of Bermuda’s four centuries of connections to... Read more of this article

Explore Bermuda’s World Heritage Forts Tour

Explore Bermuda’s World Heritage Forts Tour

The ‘Defenders Of Bermuda: World Heritage Forts Tour’ will take place on Kings Square in St. George’s on Wednesday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, offering people the opportunity to learn about the island’s people, stories and fortifications. The promotional flyer said, “The tours promise to allow you to imagine yourself... Read more of this article

Minister Proposes Two New Historic Listings

Minister Proposes Two New Historic Listings

After “extensive consultation “with the Historic Buildings Advisory Committee, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has proposed that Somerset Bridge be designated a Historic Monument Listed Building, and that Southlands Cottage in Warwick be designated a ‘Grade 2’ or Listed Building. According to the Minister, such structures are... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

A promotional film about Bermuda and what it has to offer tourists shot during the 1960s sums up a glowing review of the island and its attractions, calling it a “heavenly haven” that offers visitors “serenity.” The video’s narrator says, “Set down like the a multicoloured jewel on the bosom of the azure Atlantic,... Read more of this article


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