Henry Hudson

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Henry Hudson Is Born

1500

Henry was born sometime in the late 1500's. The exact date and year are not known, This is most people's estimatations on when Henry Hudson was born.

Henry Hudson's First Voyage

1607

Henry Hudson was commissioned by the Muscovy Company to find a faster trade route from Europe to Asia. His his mission was unsuccessful. :(

Henry Hudson Searches For The Northwest Passage

1608

Henry was commissioned for a second time to find a passage sailing north, over Russia. His trip was stopped when he came into thick ice and had to sail home.

Henry Hudson And His Crew Arrive Around New York Later In 1609

1609

Hudson and his crew sailed past the island that would be called Manhattan and into the river that would later be named the Hudson River

Henry Hudson Makes A Third Trip

1609

This time Henry was working for the East India Company. When he couldn't get through the ice for a third time he decided to sail west.

The Half Moon Makes Landfall In Nova Scotia

July 1609

Hudson's ship, the Half Moon, made landfall in what is now Nova Scotia, in Canada. They made some trades with the local natives before sailing further south.

Hudson's Crew Meets Hostile Natives

July 1609

While looking for a route inland, Henry and his crew came upon hostile natives. One of Hudson's men was killed.

Hudson Discovers Hudson's Bay

1610

Henry and his crew sailed through the strait and into a large bay. It later became known as Hudson's Bay.

Hudson Makes His Last Journey

April 1610

Now working for the English, Henry Hudson set sail on a ship called Discovery. He discovered a strait in the ocean that led them through the northern waters over Canada, which was later named the Hudson Strait

Hudson's crew gets stuck in the ice

June 1610

Hudson's ship became stuck in the icy waters of Hudson's Bay. They were stranded there through winter.

Henry Hudson Is Cast Out And Left To Die

1611

When they became trapped in America, Henry's crew turned against him. They left him behind in a small boat, where he later died, probably from exposure.

Henry Hudson Dies

1611

When they became trapped in America, Henry's crew turned against him. They left him behind in a small boat, where he later died, probably from exposure.

The Founding Of The Hudson's Bay Company

1668

In 1668, English explorers set sail for Hudson's Bay in Canada. They found it a successful place to trade furs, and so the Hudson's Bay Company was founded.

The Opening Of The Hudson Bridge

1936

More than 300 years after his discovery, Henry Hudson had a bridge named after him. The Hudson Bridge is in New York. The Henry Hudson Park opened 325 years after Henry Hudson died.

The Opening Of Henry Hudson Park

1938

The park was first begun in 1906 to celebrate the 300 year mark from Hudson's discoveries, but there were a lot of delays and the park wasn't finished until 1938. Henry's discoveries opened up a new wave of knowledge and exploration, leading us into the world we know today.The Henry Hudson Park opened 327 years after Henry Hudson died.