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Edward Knoblauch <[log in to unmask]>
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Edward Knoblauch <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:39:09 -0400
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It is on the Commewijne River in Suriname, on the north-east coast of South

See  http://www.cardytours.com/plantationtour.html

"The history proper to New Amsterdam starts in December 1734 with the laying
of the first stone. It took fifteen years to complete. The fort New
Amsterdam is a pentagonal earthen structure, with five bastions. The slow
and relentless deterioration started shortly after 1828 and stopped
functioning as a defensive stronghold in 1907. The buildings were turned
into an administrative center and in 1968 part of it acquired the additional
function of an open air museum."

"The historical buildings that are still seen today are the powder houses of
1740 and 1778, the former eighteenth century commander's residence, the
sluice of 1781, the former barracksˇ ( erected in 1740 and improved in 1782
and for a long period the state prison until 1982 ) and a few eighteenth and
nineteenth century guns."

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Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: Location of a tourist attraction

Has anyone heard of a tourist attraction called "Fort Nieuw Amsterdam."  I
would like to know if such a place existed, if so, when and where.


Michael Aikey
NYS Military Museum