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Festival To Include Songs Of Settlers Of Bermuda

Festival To Include Songs Of Settlers Of Bermuda

The Williamsburg Symphonia will make its debut international appearance at the 41st annual Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts in January, joining artists from around the world for the performance, which will include a piece specially commissioned for the festival titled ‘The Sea Venture: Songs of the Early Settlers of Bermuda and Jamestown.’ The... Read more of this article

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Regiment Divers Help Safeguard Sea Venture

Bermuda Regiment divers at the weekend helped safeguard the remaining timbers of Bermuda’s founding ship the Sea Venture. Divers from the Regiment’s Underwater Task Force sandbagged exposed wood at the site of the 1609 wreck, which led to the permanent habitation of Bermuda. A total of 14 Regiment divers worked with custodian of wrecks, Dr Phillipe... Read more of this article

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

“Bermuda, Bermuda, now you know the rest of the story,” ended a broadcast from Paul Harvey on his 1970′s radio series “The Rest of the Story,” following an enthusiastic telling of the tale of the founding of Bermuda in 1609. “The Rest of the Story” was a radio program originally hosted by Mr. Harvey that saw... Read more of this article

New Book Uniquely Explores Bermudian History

New Book Uniquely Explores Bermudian History

Bermuda’s early history is explored in a unique and playful fashion in a new book by author Melissa L. Gill, with an adventurous cat acting as an unobtrusive set of eyes aboard the Sea Venture as it makes its original unplanned landing on Bermuda’s shores. The book’s description says, “The shipwreck that saved America. The year... 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

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

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

Washington Irving On Bermuda’s “Three Kings”

Washington Irving On Bermuda’s “Three Kings”

The tale of the “Three Kings of Bermuda” — a trio of survivors from the “Sea Venture” wreck left behind on the island after the final departure of the “Patience” for England in 1610 and the arrival of the first permanent settlers in 1612 — has inspired archaeologists from the University of Rochester to... Read more of this article

The Search To Find The “Sea Venture” Wreck

The Search To Find The “Sea Venture” Wreck

Over the centuries Bermuda’s extensive coral reef system has become a graveyard for literally hundreds of vessels — including a 300-ton 17th century English merchant ship which changed the course of the island’s history. The “Sea Venture” was the flagship of Admiral Sir George Somers’ relief fleet dispatched from... Read more of this article

Archaeological Team Returns To Smith’s Island

Archaeological Team Returns To Smith’s Island

A team of visiting archaeologists from New York’s University of Rochester returns to Smith’s Island this summer hoping to uncover artifacts associated with Bermuda’s first three permanent residents as well as enslaved 17th century Native Americans and Africans. Headed by Dr. Michael Jarvis and working on Smith’s Island since... Read more of this article

Lyme Regis Dignitaries Visit St. George’s

Lyme Regis Dignitaries Visit St. George’s

The mayor of Lyme Regis — birthplace of Sir George Somers — led an eight-man delegation to Bermuda recently for the annual Peppercorn Ceremony held in St, George’s, the historic English coastal community’s twin town. Mayor Sally Holman and other Lyme Regis dignitaries spent a week on the island to mark the historical and cultural... Read more of this article

Press Marks Anniversary With Bermuda Book

Press Marks Anniversary With Bermuda Book

In May 1964, the University of Virginia Press released its first original publication, “A Voyage to Virginia in 1609, Two Narratives” by William Strachey and Silvester Jourdain, twin accounts of the “Sea Venture”  wreck in Bermuda edited by the late Louis B. Wright, who at the time was director of the Folger Shakespeare Library... Read more of this article

Archaeologists Confirm Jamestown Cannibalism

Archaeologists Confirm Jamestown Cannibalism

Archaeologists have confirmed Jamestown’s colonists resorted to cannibalism during the “starving time” winter of 1609-10 prior to the arrival of two provision-laden ships built in Bermuda by the “Sea Venture” castaways. In a presentation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, archaeologist... Read more of this article