AC35 metalware now part of island’s history
A collection of America's Cup metalware has been exhibited alongside historic artefacts at the Bermuda Historical Society's museum in Hamilton.
The aluminium alloy ice bucket, a tray, a picture frame and catch-all tray will remain on display at the Queen Street museum as an investment in the island's future history.
The metalware project was the idea of local businesswomen Marjorie Richardson-Caines and Carlita Burgess, who teamed up with an overseas partner to create the items.
The two sold more than 100 pieces of metalware during the America's Cup
Ms Richardson-Caines, who now runs Lifestyles Co Ltd, said: “I was shocked when I first got the call from the Historical Society.
“We are a small business that was only established in 2015, but this was an idea that we thought would work well throughout the America's Cup.
“We have shipped the products as far afield as Singapore and some were sold at the America's Cup Village during the event.
“We appreciate all those who supported us from the beginning and I want to thank God for the opportunity and the imagination to do this.
“It's just incredible to think they will represent this part of Bermuda's history.”
Andrew Bermingham, president of the BHS, thanked Ms Richardson-Caines for the chance to exhibit the America's Cup metalware in the society's museum.
He said: “Ms Richardson-Caines was excited by the idea that the BHS was keen to exhibit America's Cup metalwork as an investment in our future history.
“We thought it appropriate to display items which in years to come will illustrate how unique the America's Cup was to Bermuda.”