Henry Hudson made his first voyage west from England in 1607, when he was hired to find a shorter route to Asia from Europe through the Arctic Ocean. After twice being turned back by ice, Hudson embarked on a third voyage–this time on behalf of the Dutch East India Company–in 1609.
On the misty morning of September 3, 1609, explorer Henry Hudson and his crew aboard the Half Moon sailed into the majestic river off the Atlantic coast by chance. Strong head winds and storms forced them to abandon the northeast voyage they had been assigned.
Henry Hudson sailed on three different vessels, the Hopewell, Half-Moon, and the Discovery in his attempts to find a Northeast and Northwest Passage. The Hopewell and Discovery were British ships and shared similar characteristics.Feb 13, 2006
Believed to have been born in the late 16th century, English explorer Henry Hudson made two unsuccessful sailing voyages in search of an ice-free passage to Asia. In 1609, he embarked on a third voyage funded by the Dutch East India Company that took him to the New World and the river that would be given his name.Apr 27, 2017
Henry Hudson, (born c. 1565, England—died after June 22, 1611, in or near Hudson Bay?), English navigator and explorer who, sailing three times for the English (1607, 1608, 1610–11) and once for the Dutch (1609), tried to discover a short route from Europe to Asia through the Arctic Ocean, in both the Old World and the ...
Henry gets married and has children in the late 1500's. Henry's wife was named Katherine, and together they had three sons. 1607. Henry Hudson makes his first voyage.
Henry Hudson was an English explorer and captain who lived from 1565 to 1611. He had attempted to find a northern route from Europe to Asia, and although he did not find one, he did explore three waterways in North America that were named after him including the Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay and the Hudson River.
Hudson's main goal as an explorer was to find a northern passage to the Orient. His first of four voyages was on a small, three-masted ship named Hopewell. He started his journey in May of 1607 and returned in September of the same year when his route was blocked by the Great Barrier Reef.