Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Bermuda, officially the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometers to the west-northwest and only a 90 minutes flight from New York. Bermuda was discovered in 1505 by Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermudez, after whom the islands are named. Although usually referred to in the singular, the territory consists of 181 islands, with a total area of 53.3 square kilometers. The largest island is Main Island, sometimes itself called Bermuda.

The postcard itself shows Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. This unique cast iron lighthouse was made in sections in England and erected on this spot in 1846. Many thanks go to Pat for this amazing postcard!

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