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Perished sailors and ships monument & Fortress wall ruins

Perished sailors and ships monument
Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко)
Located north of the park, near the sea ledge. The monument also has a religious icon on the side facing the sea. The circular ledge around the monument reads:

The circular ledge around the monument reads:

To perished sailors and vessels of the Black Sea Shipping Company

Fortress wall ruins
Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко)

This watchtower and portion of wall is all that remains of the fortress built in 1974-1975 by Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov.

The fortress, built in 1793, was designed to defend the town from enemies approaching from the sea. It was built near the ruins of the former Kadjibi Bay fortress. Situated high over the coastal cliff it was star shaped with five bastions, it was surrounded by a moat and earthen mounds. The new garrison had 2,000 men with 120 cannons. Later the fortress lost its military significance and was turned into a medical quarantine.

"Odessa of the 19th century" page 75 Quarantine in the 1850's

Another war cannon sits ready next to the wall.
(For more on the history of this war cannon, and how to find more cannons, see Crimean War Cannon)


From frockland at virtualtourist.com

Continue your virtul tour by traveling to the
Black Sea Stadium
Return to the Shevchenko Park (Парк Шевченко) overview
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