The VOC built a fort named 'Velsen' in Hatoena on the island of Saparua. During the 18th century between five and 14 men were stationed there. Velsen was built in 1655, on a stone foundation. The fortification was armed with five pieces of artillery. In 1671, however, the entire station collapsed in an earthquake.
|region||Saparua / Honimoa Island|
- anoniem/anonymous, Landmonsterrollen (1691-1790)