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National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

Three hundred-plus shipwrecks shed light on 500 years of history in a new coffee-table book published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage, by Dr. Gordon Payne Watts Jr, traces the island’s role as the “shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic” and describes “the intimate partnership” Bermuda has... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

A wine bottle recovered from the 1864 wreck of the Civil War blockade runner Mary-Celestia was opened on Friday [Mar 6] at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in South Carolina, with the reviews of the 150-year-old wine including the terms “sulfur bouquet with distinct notes of saltwater and gasoline” and “a mixture of day old crab water with... Read more of this article

Inspiring Young People To Explore Shipwrecks

Inspiring Young People To Explore Shipwrecks

[Updated with video] The protection and promotion of Bermuda’s shipwreck heritage is the mission of a new non-profit called Lili Bermuda Foundation, launched today [Dec 11] by the Bermuda Perfumery, with the foundation set to sponsor 50 young Bermudians who have a desire to become Open Water PADI certified. A portion of sales from the recently... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

A luxury perfume originally created in the 1800s, and hidden in a Bermuda shipwreck for 150 years, is now available to purchase after a meticulous, first-of-its-kind re-creation process. A launch event was held last night [Sept 23] in New York, with those in attendance including actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Senator Jeff Baron, Minister of Tourism... Read more of this article

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

A 150 year-old fragrance discovered in a South Shore shipwreck was uncapped at the brand new Lili Bermuda perfume store on July 1, after being analyzed by some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts. The Piesse & Lubin fragrance was discovered in near mint condition in 2011 during a dive at the Mary Celestia shipwreck; it was then... Read more of this article

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

[Updated with video] Some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts have analyzed a pair of 150 year-old perfumes discovered in a shipwreck off Bermuda and now will create a replica of the scent, making 19th Century perfume available to the public for the first time. The process of revealing the ancient find to the world begins with a cover... Read more of this article

Sea Venture Film To Premiere Tonight At BUEI

Sea Venture Film To Premiere Tonight At BUEI

In honour of Heritage Month, LookBermuda is getting set to premiere a film documenting the Sea Venture and its historic wrecking on Bermuda’s shores. Following being featured as the opening night local film for the Bermuda International Film Festival, the film, named The Story of the Sea Venture: Downing’s Wreck, will have its official... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host Marine Lecture By William Gillies

BUEI To Host Marine Lecture By William Gillies

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] is getting set to present a lecture by William B. Gillies on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7.30pm, giving attendees the ability to learn more about Bermuda’s unique maritime history. Part of BUEI’s Citizen Scientist Lecture Series, the presentation will feature Mr. Gillies, a retired wreck... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

Bermuda Shipwreck Featured On BBC TV Series

[Updated] This week a ship wrecked on Bermuda’s reefs was featured in a major BBC series on well-known Scottish-built vessels. The TV series, “Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth”, is presented by Scottish actor and TV presenter David Hayman. The wreck, the ‘Nola’, also known as the ‘Montana’ [1863], sits just outside Western... Read more of this article

Bermuda Named #1 Wreck Diving Destination

Bermuda Named #1 Wreck Diving Destination

Bermuda has been honoured by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine as the No. 1 Wreck Diving destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic, as part of the publication’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards. “We’d like to thank the readers of Scuba Diving for this tremendous recognition,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury. “We know that divers... Read more of this article

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

New Book Inspired By Sunken Treasure Theft

The still unsolved mystery of the theft of a valuable gold and emerald artifact from a Bermudian museum has served as the inspiration for a new book by a former Bermuda resident. The Cross – written by B.R. Bentley – was inspired by the theft of the Tucker Cross in 1975. Mr. Bentley lived and worked in Bermuda from 2007 through 2011 and... Read more of this article

Video Preview: LookBermuda’s Sea Venture Film

Video Preview: LookBermuda’s Sea Venture Film

After five years in production, LookBermuda’s Sea Venture film will be screened as the opening night local film at the 2014 Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] on March 21st, which will be followed by the official Premiere in April / May. The Sea Venture is an integral part of the Bermuda story, her wrecking led to the permanent settlement... Read more of this article

Video: Stan Rogers “Flowers Of Bermuda” Song

Video: Stan Rogers “Flowers Of Bermuda” Song

Known as something of a classic in Canada, “Flowers of Bermuda” by singer Stan Rogers is a song that explores Bermuda’s maritime history, while acknowledging the sheer romanticism of the island and its natural beauty. The song tells the tale of the fictional ship Nightingale, a coal-carrying vessel that departed from Scotland en route... Read more of this article