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A brochure about Henry Hudson's voyages and his life
Hudson Bay/ Strait as well as its surroundings
Places Discovered by Henry Hudson
During Henry Hudson’s last voyage in 1610, Hudson and his crew had sailed upon what is now called the Hudson Strait, which eventually led them to the Hudson Bay. Not presented on the map above, but still discovered by Hudson, was the Hudson River, which is located farther south on the other side of the bay.
Amazing Feats/ Accomplishments Although Hudson hadn’t found the Northwest Passage like he had originally hoped for, he had opened up many waterways that led them to North America.
Who He Is…
Employer(s): From England; Virginia Company, British East India Company, and the Muscovy Company. From the Netherlands; the Dutch East India Company
About Henry Hudson…While the specifics surrounding the birth of Henry Hudson remain unclear at the moment, there is reason to believe that he was born somewhere between 1560 and 1570.
It is known, however, that Hudson had started off his career as a cabin boy on a ship before eventually making his way up the ranks to becoming a captain of his own.
Explorer and Navigator of England
Henry Hudson’s Explored Routes
1st and 2nd Voyages (1607 and 1608): Departed from England on behalf of the Muscovy Company in 1607 to find northerly route to Asia (FAILED).
3rd Voyage (1609): The Dutch East India Company in Netherlands paid him to find an easterly passage to Asia (FAILED).
4th Voyage (1610-1611): The Virginia Company and the British East India Company decided to back him up on this voyage. This time, he discovered the Hudson Strait and Bay. He was excited because he had thought that he had finally found a way to Asia, but instead it was just the Hudson Strait and Bay (FAILED).
Purpose for the voyages: To find the Northwest Passage
Was It Successful or Not?Not.
His voyage had proved to be unsuccessful. The Northwest Passage was blocked off by tons of ice right by the north pole, and his crew became vicious towards him and mutinied, which eventually led to the death of him, his teen son, and seven other members that were either sick or loyal to Hudson.
None of the men mentioned above were ever seen again, and presumed dead in 1611.
For his first two voyages, he and ten other men that served as his crew sailed upon the Hopewell.
For his second voyage, The Dutch East India Company supplied him with a ship called the Malve Maen.
And lastly, for his fourth voyage, he sailed upon the discovery, his fastest ship yet.