Sea Forts of 17th Century India

Shivaji Mharaj

Shivaji Mharaj

Near Mumbai, the Indians built walls around islands as sea forts in mid 1600’s, many by the great Maratha ruler, Shivaji Maharaj.   Is this a model for Captiva Island and Miami Beach?

Underi Fort

Underi Fort

Sindhundurg Fort

Sindhundurg Fort

Kulaba Fort

Kulaba Fort

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Janjira Fort

Janjira Fort

Janjira Fort Cistern, India

Janjira Fort Cistern, India

We do have an example in Florida.  Fort Jefferson in the Keys.

Fort Jefferson, Florida Keys

Fort Jefferson, Florida Keys

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