Famous English Explorers
Henry Hudson: Reason for Exploring
Henry made his voyages for two English company's,and a Dutch East Indian.
- Henry Hudson had sailed on one of the four voyages because an English company, the Muscovy Company, asked him to find a northern sea trade root from Europe to Asia. , Hudson did reach the coast of Greenland and landed in Spitsbergen. He did not reach his intended destination because there were huge blocks of ice blocking the ship from getting through so he and his crew returned home.Later in 1608 Hudson and his crew tried again to complete this voyage in 1608, but did not complete it.
- On Hudson's second voyage, in 1609 he was hired by a Dutch and Indian company. To make this voyage the company had given Hudson a ship which was name the Half Moon. Hudson and his crew sailed down the east cost of America on this voyage he explored the Chesapeake bay and also the Delaware bay.
- Henry Hudson's final voyage was made in 1611. Hudson was supposed to search for a western outlet from James bay but got lost at sea in the middle of the ocean and was never to be seen again.
The past two voyages that I have taken have not been very successful. The voyages were made for an English company that asked me to find a new route to Asia from Europe. Both expeditions that I made were unsuccessful because my crew and I could not get past the huge blocks of ice floating in the middle of the ocean, so both times we had to turn around and go home. I was very disappointed with the out come of my first voyage.
December 1, 1609
Today my self and a new crew are off on a new voyage setting sail west to the new lands. We were hired by a new Dutch and Indian company who even gave the crew and I a new boat. I hope this voyage goes a lot better than my first one.