The Hamel Trail is a sea route where Hamel and
his mates went through until they returned to
- Batavia - Taiwan - Jeju-do. . . . Yeosu
- Nagasaki - Batavia - Netherlands
In Nov. 1650, Hamel left
Netherlands and went on a voyage by a trading
On July 4, 1651, he took the Vogal Struijs and arrived in Batavia,
Hamel and his mates arriving in Batavia made the
round throughout the East Asia to carry trade
before June 18, 1653 when they started on a voyage
On June 18, 1653, Hamel and his mates changed into the Sperwer and
left for Fomosa(present Taiwan). Hamel was promoted
as bookkeeper. The captain was Ehbertch and the
number of people on board was 64.
On July 16, 1653, they arrived in Taiwan and a new Governor-general,
Cornelis Ceasar was discharged and on July 30,
1653, they left for Japan.
They faced a strong wind and a high wave on a
rough sea and were finally cast in Daeyasu, Jeju-do
on Aug. 16, 1653.
After being castaway, they lived in Joseon for 13 years and 28 days.
Eight(8) person including Hamel succeeded in escaping
from Yeosu on Sept. 1666 and arrived in Nagasaki.
They were examined about the shipwreck and internment
in Joseon. Joseon and Japan negotiated about the
remaining people staying behind in Joseon. Hamel
and his mates had to stay in Deshima, Nagasaki
for one year for questioning.
On Oct. 22, 1667, they left Nagasaki by
the Spriup and went to Batavia on Nov. 28, 1667.
They left Batavia by Preheit on Dec. 23 and arrived
in Netherlands on July 20, 1668.
However, Hamel remained alone in Batavia and returned
home with people staying behind in Joseon in 1670.