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By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
North Rock Beacon Marker
Bermuda, Dockyards (Sandys Parish), Royal Navy Dockyard — North Rock Beacon1960
1960 The North Rock is an isolated outcrop marking the outer edge of the reefs of Bermuda. Since the wreck of the BONAVENTURE in 1593 it has been the graveyard of many ships. In 1912 a beacon was erected on North Rock as a warning to navigators and . . . — Map (db m107322) HM
Bermuda, Dockyards (Sandys Parish), Royal Navy Dockyard — The Broad Arrow
The Broad Arrow, or "crow's foot", is the traditional symbol of British military property and is found throughout Bermuda on milestones and boundary stones, several fine examples of which are on display at the Maritime Museum. The Broad Arrow is . . . — Map (db m107319) HM
Bermuda, Dockyards (Sandys Parish), Royal Navy Dockyard — The Great Western StorehouseCompleted in 1857
Built in conjunction with the Great Eastern Storehouse, this warehouse contained the offices of the Chief Engineer of the Dockyard. The weighbridge for the Yard can still be seen at the northern end of the building. The roof catchment, like those of . . . — Map (db m107317) HM
Bermuda, Dockyards (Sandys Parish), Royal Navy Dockyard — Victualling YardCompleted 1853
A Victualling Yard is an essential part of any naval facility. It is the area concerned with the storage, preparation and packaging of food and drink for the Fleet. The Victualling Yard in Bermuda is surrounded by a wall with only two gated . . . — Map (db m107315) HM
Bermuda, St George’s, St. George’s — First Government House
The back garden of the First Government House was on this site. In 1700, Samuel Day, governor, erected this building. For more than a century, it was in possession of the Tucker Family. During the American Civil War it was occupied by the agent of . . . — Map (db m106350) HM
Bermuda, St George’s, St. George’s — Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale
In this building then known as Stennett’s Hotel died on February 22, 1815 in his twenty-first year, Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, of the American frigate, President, severely wounded when that vessel, commanded by Commodore S. Decatur, . . . — Map (db m106348) HM
Bermuda, St George’s, St. George’s — Settlement of Bermuda
1609   -   1909 In commemoration of the settlement of these islands on the 28th of July 1609 and in honor of Admiral Sir George Somers Kt. at whose instance largely the settlement was effected. This memorial has been erected out of a grant made by . . . — Map (db m106353) HM
Bermuda, St George’s, St. George’s — Thomas Moore
1779 – 1858 Irish Poet and Lyrist Byron’s Friend That little bay, where winding in from ocean’s rude and angry din. The billows missed the shore, and then flow calmly to the deep again. — Map (db m106355) HM
Bermuda, St George’s (St George’s), St. George’s — John Till(1781 – 1829)
To the Glory of God in respectful memory of John Till (1781 – 1829) Senior Warden of this church 1810 to 1825 and Mayor of the Town of St. George 1819 to 1823. He is remembered especially by the townspeople for installing the clock in the . . . — Map (db m106359) HM

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