Sunday, January 23, 2011

FORT YESHWANTGAD

kanchan athalye | Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
 Yashvantgad Fort, on the north entrance of the Rajapur creek, with the sea on the south and a ditch to the north and west, has an area of about seven acres. In 1862, the walls and gates with their seventeen bastions needed repair. There was no garrison, and only twenty-eight old unserviceable guns. [Gov. List of Civil Forts, 1862.] The supply of water and provisions was abundant.

Yeshwantgad is an island fortification off the coast of Maharashtra in Ratnagir, district. It is built on the Rajapur, creek with the sea on one side. On three sides it was protected by a ditch which can no longer be seen. On the fourth side there was a wall with 17 bastions. Now the walls are in a ruined condition. Its gate was on the eastern side. A ship (HMS Outram sank here on the 1st January, 1817 after which a lighthouse at nearby Jaitapur was built. Other than this no notable historical events took place here.

 

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