FORT ZEELANDIA (PARAMARIBO) – 0677

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Fort Zeelandia is a fortress in Paramaribo, Suriname, that was built in 1640 French as a wooden structure
The British took the fort and called it Fort Willoughby).
In 1651 a small trading postwas created by the Dutch. The Dutch presence increased and strengthened. In 1667 the Dutch Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  took Paramaribo and recaptured the Essequibo-Pomeroon Colony. Byam, the British commander of Fort Willoughby defended the fort against Dutch Navy officer, Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  renamed the fort to Zeelandia.
The battle which ensued between William Byam and Abraham Crynnsen lasted only three hours as British munitions were exhausted.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Paramaribo, Suriname
Travel from Jan 01 to Mar 27
Thanks Cheryll !

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