Fort of San Felipe

Fort of San Felipe (HM2GYT)

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N 18° 40.633', W 88° 23.311'

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 Fuerte de San FelipeEl Fuerte de San Felipe fue construido en 1733 por ordenes de Don Antonio de Figueroa y Silva, Capitán General de Yucatán, para proteger a la población de Bacalar de los frecuentes ataques piratas y defender la región del acoso de los traficantes de Palo de Tinte. En la segunda mitad del siglo XIX durante la llamada Guerra de Castas, la fortaleza volvió a ser escenario de acciones bélicas para la posesión de la plaza.English:Fort of San FelipeThe Fort of San Felipe was built in 1733 under the orders of Don Antonio de Figueroa de Silva, field marshal of Yucatán to protect the Bacalar population from the frequent attacks by pirates and to defend the region from harassment from the traders in Campeche wood. In the second half of the XIX century, during the so called War of the Castes, the fortress once again became the scene of skirmishes for the position of the fortress.
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Date Added Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 353567 N 2065681
Decimal Degrees18.67721667, -88.38851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 40.633', W 88° 23.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 40' 37.98" N, 88° 23' 18.66" W
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