Image from page 113 of "Rider's Bermuda; a guide book for travelers, with 4 maps" (1922)
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, after which the steamer proceeds through theSound toward Hamilton Harbour, passing, on L., the_ sub-merged Stag \Rocks, often so near that they are clearly visible.Directly ahead on the highest point of the southern shore, risesthe tall shaft of Gihhs Hill Lighthouse (p. 127), the loftiestviewpoint on the Islands. As our course turns eastward, wepass, on L., Agars Island (p. 74), once a pov/der magazine,and then, until 1917, an Aquarium. Just S. of Agars Islandwe pass through Twv Rack Passage, and round Point Shares,when we get our first glimpse of Hamilton, the Capital ofBermuda, at the upper end of the Harbour, with the clocktowers of the Cathedral and Sessions House dominating thetown. The steamer passes within a few hundred feet of thePrincess Hotel (p. 6) stretching along the waters edge eastof Pitts Bay, and just beyond swings around Albuoy Pointalmost within speaking distance of the Point Pleasant Hotel(p. 6) ; and a few minutes later reaches the wharf at thefoot of Queen St.
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yHAMILTON AND VICINITY (Pembroke Parish) I. Within the City a. History, Topography, Etc. The City of Hamilton (PI. I), the present capital ofBermuda, is situated in Pembroke Parish, on the N. sideof Hamilton Harbour (formerly Crow Lane). It datesfrom the passage, May 7, 1790, of an Act for effecting acollection of trade at the west end of these Islands, whichprovided for the purchase of certain lands lying on theN. side of the Lane Harbour, not exceeding one mile inlength, and 150 acres in extent. The following June sixCommissioners were appointed to survey, apportion and selllots; and Jan. i, 1798, was fixed as the date for opening, thenew Port of Hamilton to trade. A tract of 144 acres, valuedat i4,865 4s., was surveyed and divided into lots, of whicha large number were sold at auction. An Act to encouragethe collection of trade at the towns of Saint Georges andHamilton, . . . and the incorporation of the latter,w^as unanimously passed by the Assembly June 29, 1793, andconcurred inridersbermudagui00ride
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