Henry Hudson

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A. Where hes from

He was born in England circa 1565

B. Map of Routes

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C. Places Discovered

He found some islands off of Greenland, he later made it to Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Russia. On another voyage he came ashore at what is now Nova Scotia, he went as far south as the Chesapeake Bay, where he explored the Hudson River.

D. Accomplishments

Found 3 water ways, Hudson River, Bay, and Straight. He also sailed further north than anyone before him.

E. Personality

He didn't have much of a childhood being it was spent mostly at see. He was named after his grandfather and came from a wealthy family. He was first a navigator, but was later hired to find a norther passage.

F. Purpose & Outcome

He was meant to find a northern route to Asia. His first two were unsuccessful and lead to him turning back, on his third voyage he found a new part of the new world. His fourth voyage he ended up in James bay which was a dead end, they got stuck in ice and spent winter there, once the ship could sail they departed. However Hudson didn't make it far, some of his crew over took the ship and cast him out.

G. Cool facts

  • Went to Harvard
  • Married with 3 sons
  • Named after his grandfather
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Henry Hudson