By: Jaden Phelps
Henry Hudson's first 3 voyages were sponsored by the Muscovy Company, who wanted him to find a route to Asia and India. His crew mates had to battle icy conditions, but his journey was not a total loss because he reported seeing whales which opened up ne hunting territory. In 1609, Hudson joined the Dutch East India Company as a commander. He was in Charge of a ship called the Half Moon with the objective of discovering a northern route to Asia by heading north of Russia. Hudson faced icy conditions once again but did not head for home. This time he met some natives and was able to make trades with them.