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Site of Fort Casimir, New Castle Delaware
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The Dutch West India Company forces in New Amsterdam (New York), headed by Peter Stuyvesant, built a fort here in 1651.  The fort replaced Fort Nassau (near modern Camden) on the Jersey side of the river.  The Dutch wished to counteract the Swedes 6 miles northat Fort Christina (modern Wilmington) and regain some lost trade in beaver pelts.  Fort Casimir was located here in order to have a view up and down the river and control travel by the Swedes.

  A 1681 deed shows that the fort was near the intersection of Chestnut and 2nd Street.  A windmill was a few lots away on 2nd street. Later this area became known as "Bull Hill" after the Bull family who lived nearby.  The hill was removed to to fill in this parking lot, thereby covering any remnants of the Dutch era. Local stories claim that the fill contained human remains from some long forgotten burial area. 


The pilings in the river are the remains of the landing  for the New Castle - Pennsvile ferry which ran from 1925 to 1954 when the Delaware Memorial Bridge was built a few miles upriver.

The Dutch laid out a street south of the fort along the waterfront (The Strand/Water Street/Front Street) which still exists today.  It is perhaps the only thing visible of the Dutch period.  Other remains are underground, like the few artifacts from the 1600's which were uncovered in an archaeological dig in this parking lot.

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