A lodge called Fort Orange is built on the Dutch Gold Coast (Ghana), and will be one of the few structures of this period to survive through the 21st century. Not actually used as a lodge until the 1870s, merchants originally make it a trading post. In 1690, the structure will be enlarged and made into a fort (pic: left) to rival Fort Sekdondi (pic: right), a fort built only a few hundred metres away by the British in 1682. The fort will be largely destroyed in 1698 during a war between the Dutch and the English, but will be rebuilt in 1726. In 2023, it is used as a lighthouse.