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Porto Marie

Porto Marie was the name of a fort on the southwest coast of Curaçao, built before 1774. Forts like these were built to protect the bays serving as natural harbours for the Dutch ships. Porto Marie would have been slightly north of the bay of St. Marie.

historical name

Porto Marie

Port Marie

country Netherlands Antilles
region Curaçao
WIC region

Curaçao (WIC-gebied)

function Fort
fortification(s) Porto Marie, fort

Literature

  • Floore, P.M, Nederlanders in Amerika: Een historisch-archeologische inventarisatie van de nederlandse trans-atlantische expansie (Amsterdam, 1995)
  • Hartog, J., (2) De forten, verdedigingswerken en geschutstellingen van Curaçao en Bonaire (Zaltbommel, 1997)
  • Ozinga, M.D., De monumenten van Curacao in woord en beeld (Curacao, 1959)