Bermudaís Maritime Heritage: Encircling the Islands, Extending
The Queen of Bermuda departing viewed through an abandoned anchor fluke (from Ronald John Williams, 1936, Bermudiana pp.256, with alterations by L. Smith).
Bermuda has had four centuries to build its rich maritime culture. This heritage, encircling the shores and reefs of the islands, are of great benefit to Bermudians and tourists alike. Such a trail of significant sites connects all of the islandís current historic maritime locations, such as the Royal Navy Dockyard (and the many historic forts) with a diverse and spectacular collection of internationally significant shipwreck sites. With tours of underwater archaeological sites like those surrounding St. Georgeís Parish a possibility, guided snorkel and scuba tours are a perfect way to relate accurate information about maritime archaeology in an interactive setting for both the diving, and the non-diving public. Government agencies, businesses, and museums working together can create a successful Bermuda Maritime Heritage Trail that is both affordable and easily accessible.