ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO - Early Explorers
Henry Hudson (b.c.1565-1611)
Hudson made two attempts to find the Northwest Passage to the Orient. He is just as famous for the discovery, when working for the Dutch East India Company, as the explorer of the Hudson River (New York), which led to a Dutch settlement at the mouth of it. In his last voyage to the high North, he entered the Hudson Strait and from there into a large body of water, Hudson's Bay. This occurred in 1611, and, after months of exploration, his crew mutinied and cast Hudson, his son and seven others adrift in a small boat, never to be heard from again.
[A LISTING OF EARLY EXPLORERS]
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