Once a Portuguese strong hold and a feared prison, the Delft Island Fort stands in ruins today. It was recorded to be a very complicated two storied edifice, full of long narrow corridors and little square rooms.
In one corner of the fort had been the dungeon, a small square room, with a floor below ground level without any door, and having only one small window leading into the interior of the fort. The prisoners had been pushed in through this little opening or let down through a trapdoor in the floor above, and could have got out only by means of a rope many meeting their death in this little chamber
Yet gone are the strong fort and the fierce dungeon and the only remaining structure is the Dutch dovecots, used to house messenger pigeons, which still stands in perfect form.
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