12 March 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 117

1953, Bermuda

Bermuda lies in the North Atlantic about 1034 miles northeast of Miami, Florida and 768 miles south Sable Island, Nova Scotia. It is actually 181 islands, with a total land mass of 20 square miles. Only eight of the islands are populated. It was discovered in 1503  by the Spanish explorer, Juan de Bermudez. But it wasn't until 1609 when one of a flotilla of British ships was shipwrecked on its way to the colonies in Virginia that the island had any settlement. It is believed that Shakespeare's The Tempest was based on the account of that shipwreck.

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5 comments:

  1. A truly great stamp.

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  2. Wow! My stamp today is very poor by comparison.

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  3. I've never noticed the interesting shape of Bermuda before, looks to be the perfect harbour.

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  4. I didn't know where the name of "Bermuda" came from.

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  5. Wow nice! It's good to know the source of the name. Everytime I hear about this place, it makes me think of Bermuda grass

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