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Henry Hudson: Adrift

Henry Hudson (1570?-1611?) was a busy fellow - he made several voyages in search of a passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
    1607: He attempted to find a passage north across the North Pole.
    1608: A search for the Northeast Passage.
    1609: Voyage to the New World.

In 1610 he set off in search of the Northwest Passage in the ship "Discovery", sailing through treacherous Arctic waters and into what is now known as Hudson Bay. By fall, the ship was stuck hundreds of miles south in what is now James Bay - unable to go further or to get home.

In the spring of 1611, after spending the winter with his ship frozen in the ice, Henry Hudson's crew mutinied. He, his son, and a few men were set adrift in a small boat, and probably perished soon after. Unlike Sir John Franklin, whose disappearance prompted many searches, there was not much interest in finding Hudson. However, a bay, a strait and a river were named after him.

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