Published On: Sat, Apr 5th, 2014

‘New’ cannon placed at Fort Beekenburg

Fort BeekenburgWILLEMSTAD - The 17th century Fort Beekenburg on the Caracas Bay peninsula has since yesterday morning a ‘new’ cannon. The cannon was loaded by helicopter, and placed next to the other four already at the fort.

The 'new' cannon was for some unknown reason, right next to the fort for some time now. The fort is currently being restored at the moment and that is the reason why the fifth gun was put in place.

School drop outs have helped with the restoration. The young people between 18 and 23 years have been given a second chance this way.

Fort Beekenburg is a protected monument.

Photo taken by Bea Moedt

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