The City of Hamilton officially marked the spot at Albuoy’s Point as the northern point of the Bermuda Triangle yesterday, with the unveiling a bronze plaque.
Speaking at the event last night, Councillor John Harvey said he was “thrilled to announce that the City of Hamilton has completed some truly spectacular upgrades here at the Albuoy’s Point area”.
“The upgrades included improved seating and shade, re-grassing of the entire area, up-lighting the trees and revitalization of the pedestrian areas and waterfront.
“Additionally, the waterside steps leading down to the lower dock have been widened to improve access for mariners and there has been an upgrade to the area’s electrical supply which will expand opportunities for the park as a dynamic event space,” he added.
“The Jervis Bay Memorial has also been relocated to a better place of prominence within the park. The Memorial honours the memory of the Men of HMS Jervis Bay who gave their lives in action against a German raider in the North Atlantic on November 5th, 1940, to protect the 37 ships under their care.
“We have also relocated – and fabricated a new plinth for – the Bill Ming sculpture, Against da Tide, which previously occupied the sidewalk at the entrance to the former Bank of Bermuda building on Front Street. HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited commissioned Against da Tide as a public art sculpture which is one of timeless and contemporary design with historical reference to both Bermuda and its people. Mr. Ming perceived the craft not only as a vessel of transport but also a metaphor for survival.
“I would like to thank those members of the Parks Department staff who worked exceptionally hard to complete this project.
“Today I am excited to talk about the next phase of this project. You may have noticed that the walkway in the park is triangular in shape. This design hints at what I am about to unveil here today.”