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US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

A US actress has travelled to Bermuda courtesy of the hit television show Who Do You Think You Are? The series, which traces the ancestries of celebrity guests, featured Allison Janney, from the critically acclaimed TV show The West Wing, who visited the National Museum of Bermuda to learn about her ancestor, Stephen Hopkins. A rebellious character... Read more of this article

BUEI’s Kids Hour Saturdays Explores Shipwrecks

BUEI’s Kids Hour Saturdays Explores Shipwrecks

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced that ‘Shipwrecks’ is the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on May 21. A spokesperson said, “Kids Hours Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respectively. Each hour features the screening of short films followed by a book reading... Read more of this article

Toronto Star Features Bermuda’s Shipwrecks

Toronto Star Features Bermuda’s Shipwrecks

Canada’s Toronto Star has featured Bermuda’s shipwrecks in an article titled “The beauty of Bermuda’s shipwrecks: The island’s accidental underwater museum and coral reefs lure divers from all over the world.” The Toronto Star website said, “At a depth of 25 feet, the visibility is so crystal clear, I can see my daughter, Sam, from... Read more of this article

BTA To Launch Inaugural ‘Dive Month’ In April

BTA To Launch Inaugural ‘Dive Month’ In April

Bermuda Tourism Authority announced a partnership with the island’s dive community to launch the inaugural Bermuda Dive Month in April 2022. A spokesperson said, “Throughout the month-long celebration, locals and visitors of all experience levels will enjoy exclusive classes, thrilling aquatic adventures and an array of ocean-themed happenings. “Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Masterworks: “Dive In: The Art Of The Wreck”

Masterworks: “Dive In: The Art Of The Wreck”

Masterworks Museum is getting set to highlight late diver, explorer, and artist Teddy Tucker in ‘Dive In: The Art of the Wreck’ from August 6 to August 31. A spokesperson said, “For the month of August, the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks Museum will be dedicated to highlighting late diver, explorer, and artist Teddy Tucker in ‘Dive... Read more of this article

Video: Travel+Leisure Showcases Bermuda

Video: Travel+Leisure Showcases Bermuda

The island’s rich marine life and various shipwrecks are highlighted in a new video by Travel+Leisure titled ‘The Shipwreck Capital of the Atlantic: Bermuda,’ which features Bermudian Weldon Wade.The video’s description says, “Explore the rich history and culture that Bermuda has to offer with Bermuda local, Weldon Wade.... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Bermuda’s Shipwrecks Featured Internationally

Several Bermuda shipwreck related documentaries have been featured on well-known international media channels and programmes. A Government spokesperson said, “Several shipwreck related documentaries produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in conjunction with Dr. Philippe Rouja and his team, have been featured on well-known... Read more of this article

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