Coastal Battery at Fort Frederik in Frederiksted, Saint Croix - Encircle Photos

Coastal Battery at Fort Frederik in Frederiksted, Saint Croix

In 1733, the Danish West Indies Company purchased Saint Croix from France. After King Frederick secured full control in 1754, the Danes began constructing a trapezoidal defense to protect the deep-water port. Fort Frederik was finished in 1760. This battery of cannons still points toward the harbor. The Danish fortress never encountered a battle. However, Frederiksfort still holds an important role in the history of Saint Croix. In 1848, the emancipation proclamation was read here. In 1917, a ceremony marked the transfer of Saint Croix to the United States. Fort Frederik is now a fascinating museum.

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Fort Frederik, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

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