This small redoubt defended the nutmeg plantation Dender on the northern coast of the island of Lonthor. It was built in 1626 on the recommendation of Governor Willem J. Admiraal. The redoubt, like a whole chain of similar fortifications built on Lonthor in this period, was meant to control the slaves on the nutmeg plantations and to counteract landing attempts of pirates. A small square redoubt whose main goals were to control the slaves on the nutmeg plantations and to counteract landing attempts of pirates. As such, the fort formed a part of a chain of similar fortifications on the island of Lonthor. It was in use until the termination of the colonial government’s policy to monopolize on nutmeg in 1864, after which it was abandoned and fell into decay. Currently, only some fragments of walls remain.
Admiraal, Willem Jansz.
- anoniem/anonymous, Landmonsterrollen (1691-1790)
- Wall, V.I. van de, De Nederlandsche oudheden in de Molukken (Den Haag, 1928)