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FC: Henry Hudson | By: Caroline Hanson

1: Henry Hudson's Birth | Henry Hudson was born on September 12,1565 in London,England.Henry was born into a wealthy family. He started sailing as a cabin boy at age 16.

2: On May 1,1607 Henry, his son and 11 other crew members sailed from England on the Hopewell.The Muscovy Company sponsored this voyage. He was trying to discover a faster route to China by going through the North Pole. Sadly Henry failed because the ocean was blocked by ice.Henry ended up in modern day Spitzbergen Island and Greenland. He arrived in England after the voyage September 15, 1607. On April 22, 1608 Henry tried again to find a route to China, but this time by going East around Russia. The Muscovy Company sponsored this voyage. The ship made it all the way to Novaya Zemlya, but the ice was impenetrable so they had to turn back to England. | 1607 and 1608 Voyages

3: 1607 Voyage 1608 Voyage

4: 1609 Voyage | In 1609 Henry was hired by the Dutch East India Company to find a East passage to Asia. He was told to sail through the Arctic Ocean, North of Russia, into the Pacific and to the Far East. On April 4, 1609 Henry and his crew departed Amsterdam and set sail on the Half Moon. He could not go farther east because the passage was blocked by ice. At that point entirely off the Dutch's directions he started going west trough North America. On August 4, 1609 they reached Cape Cod, from which Hudson sailed south to the entrance at Chesapeake Bay. Instead of entering the Chesapeake he sailed north and found Delaware Bay, On September 3, 1609 he reached a estuary which is now called the North River or the Mauritius, though he was not the first to discover this estuary. On September11, 1609 Henry and his crew sailed up the river that is known as the Hudson River. He went up it for ten days then he decided to turn back to England.

5: The picture on the top is of the Half Moon. The picture on the left is a picture of where Henry Hudson went on this voyage.

6: 1610 Voyage | In 1610, Hudson managed to get sponsored for another voyage, this time under the English. He was sponsored by the Virgina Company and the British East Company. At the helm of his new ship, the Discovery, he sailed north up to Iceland on May 11 1610, to the south of Greenland on June 4 1610, and then around the southern tip of Greenland. Excitement was high because the ship had finally found the Northwest passage. On June 25, 1610 Henry reached which is now the Hudson Strait. Following the southern coast of the strait on August 2, 1610 he discovered and entered the Hudson Bay. Hudson spent the next months exploring the Hudson Bay. Sadly he and his crew did not find a passage to Asia.

7: The picture on the top is a picture of the Discovery. The picture on the bottom is a picture of Hudson's route.

8: Henry Hudson's Death | Henry Hudson died in 1611 because some of his crew mutinied and set Hudson on a small boat with several loyal sailors and his son, John to starve to death. Henry and his group were never heard of after that.

9: The Legacy | Henry Hudson is known for his four voyages and for the three waterways named after him, the Hudson Strait,the Hudson River and the Hudson Bay.

10: Bibliography | www.westirondequoit.org/iroquois/explore/hudson.htm en.wikepedia.org/wiki/henry_hudson www.asjj.ac.jp/elementary/gr5web/cr5/explorer_reports/abigaailh.htm www.westirondequoit.org www.worldatlas.com www.ianchadwick.com www.livescience.com www.islandbeachnj.com www.baldpunk.com www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1146.html

11: Explorers and Exploration Richard Hakluyt Copyright 2005 Exploring the World-Hudson Robin S. Doak Copyright 2003 Henry Hudson Kristin Petrie Copyright 2007 Discover the Life of an Explorer -Henry Hudson Trish Kline Copyright 2003

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