Fort Batenstein ruins in Ghana

Fort Batenstein ruins in Ghana

Fort Batenstein ruins in Ghana - remembering the history of the Gold Coast Fort Batenstein Ahanta West,Ghana. Come, and visit Butre village and Fort Batenstein, Western region of Ghana. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery within Ghana, you will have a great escape to relax and unwind.In 1701, the fort was visited and described by the17th century author, William Bosman.Fort Batenstein is one of the ancient forts in Butre and traces it routes to the 17th Century trade in Ghana (Gold Coast, at the time). In the Early 1598, The Dutch West Indian Company established a trade post at Butre, a small town in the Western Region of Ghana. As a counterpoise, A dutch finance company led by Heinrich Caerlof set up a lodge at Butre in 1650 and 1652. The Dutch West Indian Company, not happy about it, instigated the people of Ankasa to attack and drive away the Swedish Company. This led to the Dutch Company constructing its own fort on the hill at Butre on a tiny hill call Batenstein with four Bastions upon which 11 light cannons are mounted. The view of the Atlantic Ocean from the bastions of Fort Batenstein is quite sensational. Gold, in the hinterland, was however the key motivating factor and not simply the beauty of this ecological seventh heaven, that prompted the Dutch to construct this small trading fort.www.dearghana.com Fort Batenstein lies just above the small town of Butre, a short walk away from Busua, a popular beach holiday destination in Ghana. The ruins are a chilling reminder of the history of the region. Not to be missed. Footage shot with the DJI Phantom.

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