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DENR On Hurricane Damage To Shipwreck Site

DENR On Hurricane Damage To Shipwreck Site

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is currently assessing damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Humberto to the site of the shipwreck of the Montana. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is aware of significant damage to the side paddle steamer and blockade runner... Read more of this article

Protected Status For Bermuda-Bound Wreck

Protected Status For Bermuda-Bound Wreck

The wreck of a British blockade runner that sank on its maiden voyage while en route to Bermuda during the American Civil War was this week granted protected status in the UK. The paddle steamer Lelia, laden with armaments and supplies for the Confederacy, went down during a January, 1865 storm shortly after leaving Liverpool. Forty-seven crew members... Read more of this article

Spain Charts Bermuda Treasure Fleet Wrecks

Spain Charts Bermuda Treasure Fleet Wrecks

Beginning in the early 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese seafarers started using Bermuda as a mid-Atlantic navigational marker on their way to and from the Caribbean and South America. Many ships which strayed too close to the island’s reefs met with disaster during what has been termed the European Age of Discovery, a period lasting from... Read more of this article

Science Channel Spotlights Bermuda Wrecks

Science Channel Spotlights Bermuda Wrecks

The sister and brother team of Céline and Fabien Cousteau travelled to the island to investigate rumours of a graveyard of lost ships in the waters beyond Bermuda’s outer reef for an episode of their new four-part Science Channel series Legends of the Deep. The show premiered in June on the American pay-TV network, owned by the Discovery Channel. Ocean... Read more of this article

Video: Nat Geo Spotlight Bermuda Shipwreck

Video: Nat Geo Spotlight Bermuda Shipwreck

National Geographic has shared a video of Bermuda’s Montana shipwreck, featuring the remains of a civil war blockade runner from 1863, with the 180 degree video technology allowing viewers to have a wide-ranging peripheral view. The video’s description says, “Off the coast of Bermuda lies the Montana shipwreck, a civil war blockade runner... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

Video: ‘Hermes’ Wreck Featured On Blue World

The wreck of the Hermes – a popular diving spot in Bermuda – has been featured on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, with the clip amassing more than 50,000 views on YouTube. The video’s description says, “In this Bermuda dive adventure, Jonathan takes the whole family on a wreck dive with Blue Water Divers.”“The wreck of... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks Again

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks Again

PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme has featured Bermuda’s shipwrecks for a second time during the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and University of California... Read more of this article

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks

Video: PBS Features Bermuda Shipwrecks

Some of Bermuda’s shipwrecks have been featured on PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme, in the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and University of California San... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks To Be Featured On PBS

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks To Be Featured On PBS

In the coming days, some of Bermuda’s shipwrecks will be featured on PBS’s recurring News Hour Programme, in the Art and Culture segment. The topic is The Bermuda 100 Challenge, which is a joint initiative between the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Look Bermuda and... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Featured On Science Channel

Video: Bermuda Featured On Science Channel

The Science Channel’s new series ‘Mysteries of the Missing,’ hosted by Emmy-winning actor Terry O’Quinn recently featured Bermuda in their seventh episode titled ‘Curse of the Bermuda Triangle.’ The episode begins with an interview with Dr Philippe Rouja, Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks. The host notes... Read more of this article

Island’s Mysterious Undersea Attracts Spotlight

Island’s Mysterious Undersea Attracts Spotlight

A spectacular video of Bermuda’s shipwrecks made it onto the homepage of CNN.com, where there are 58 million unique web visits each month, according to BTA officials. CNN Travel’s Executive Editor Brekke Fletcher acknowledged the popularity of the video stunned even her. She said: “I’m surprised at how well it did despite it being such a departure... Read more of this article

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks, Dr. Philippe Rouja, has been featured this month in a CNN travel article and companion video titled ‘Charted Waters.’ In it, writer Alexander Rosen and his co-producer Joseph Coleman follow Dr. Rouja offshore and underwater to explore shipwreck sites in Bermuda’s waters. The... Read more of this article