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A local colloquialism, it refers to the northern end of the city which abuts Pembroke March. See White's Island on your left in the harbor, also cruise ships or other vessels passing by.
Pond Hill is the highest point of swampy, low-lying ground near Back O' Town. Also superb as a place to watch the annual illuminated boat parade, every December just before Christmas.
It was not until January 1, 1790 that Hamilton officially became full Governor of Bermuda.While still Governor of Dominica, he died in Antigua where he had gone for treatment because of his declining health.He was unique in British colonial history - the only Governor of three separate places, especially popular in the last two.See panoramic views of Hamilton Harbor, cruise ships from April to November, cargo vessels and Government ferries. At HSBC acquisition the bank employed 1,050 people but reduced this to about 730 in 2012. In addition to these two places, Barr's Hill in St. In 1861 the couple's only son, William Shedden Barr, married Charlotte Eleanor Burnaby Lough, only daughter of the Rev. is to commemorate the arrival of the slaves from the American ship The Enterprise seeking a safe harbour to allow repairs and reprovisioning.Yachts are berthed in the marina of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to the right. Bermuda was only recently a free state and when the slaves arrived they were offered their freedom, which all but one family accepted.He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.In February 1779, he was one of the many of the King's 8th Regiment captured by the Americans at Vincennes in the famous expedition led by George Rogers Clark and was sent in chains to Williamsburg, Virginia.His great grandfather was Sir Frederick Hamilton, Baron Paisley and Governor of Ulster, a position which necessitated a change of residence from Scotland to Ireland for the family and resulted in Henry's birth a century later.Henry's grandfather, Gustavus Hamilton, had a distinguished military career, was raised to the King's Privy Council and became Viscount Boyne in the Irish peerage.In every way, he was a very good, capable, honest, efficient and trustworthy bachelor Governor.It is not well known, even by locals, that the city motto "Hamilton Sparsa Collegit" - as shown on the commemorative coin above -is not directly about the city but about how Governor "Hamilton had brought together the scattered." Later, he was Governor of the much bigger (more than ten times the size) but less populated Caribbean island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands (not to be confused with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).