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oct 19, 1609 - Henry Hudson

Description:

Born: 1565

Origin: England

Permission: A company named the Muscovy Company financed and entrusted him with the voyage.

Motivation: Was paid to find a northern route to Asia.

Where did he go?: He came ashore at what is now Nova Scotia and traveled from there to Chesapeake Bay. 1609

Accomplishments: Was able to make trade peacefully with the Indians that he encountered. He also discovered Hudson Bay in New York.

Interesting Fact: His crew turned on him and his son and sent them to death, the crew went to trial and was found not guilty.

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Date:

oct 19, 1609
Now
~ 409 years ago
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