A History of Hurricanes in Bermuda
Bermuda is no stranger to hurricanes. From the storm in 1609 that sent the Sea Venture crashing into our reefs, they have been a part of life on the Island. Here’s a look at the history of hurricanes in Bermuda.
In 1780, a powerful storm washed 50 ships ashore, destroyed buildings and vegetation, and took many lives. The Island subsequently suffered from a serious famine and a small pox outbreak. It became known as “The Great Hurricane” and was unrivalled for two hundred years.
Fast forward to…