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The Dutch former Colonies

Ghana

 Fort Nassau Moure

Between 1595 and 1600 merchants from the Netherlands founded a small unfortified lodge at Moure for trade in gold. In 1610 the Portuguese made an attack against the Dutch trading station at Moure, they burnt the African village adjoining the lodge. In reaction to this attack, the Dutch, in 1612, built theirs first fort in Gold Coast, Fort Nassau, this fort originally, was a small earthwork and wooden fort and was built on a hill overlooking the sea at Moure. It was rebuilt and enlarged in 1623-24 and in 1633-34. In 1615 a new Portuguese raid was successful and the African town was newly burnt. Moure was the Dutch headquarters till to the conquest of Elmina in 1637. The Dutch garrison in 1645 was composed by 32 men including the commander, there were then a surgeon, a preacher, a coppersmith and 156 slaves working in the castle. Moure was occupied by the British in 1664 and recaptured by the Dutch in 1665. In 1782 it was again in British hands, but the Dutch regained it by treaty in 1785. In the first decades of 1800, it was abandoned. A few are now the remains of this fort.
 

 Fort Nassau,  Moure

 
 

 Fort Nassau,  Moure

 

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 Fort Nassau,  Moure

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