Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson
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  • That's perfect!
  • It's a boy! I think we should call him Henry!
  • Look, I did it! Thanks for being a great teacher!
  • Yes, just like that!
  • To our first voyage of many!
  • Henry Hudson was born around 1565 in England. His father was Henry Herdson Hudson II and his mother was Barbara Alderman.
  • Look how much ice there is! How are we going to make it to Asia now!
  • It is believed that he learned about the seafaring life firsthand, perhaps from fishermen or sailors. He must have had a talent for navigation early on, enough to merit becoming a commander in his late 20s. Prior to 1607, Hudson probably worked aboard other ships before being appointed to lead one on his own.
  • YAY!
  • We shall follow in Henry's path and try to find Asia
  • Henry Hudson Regional High School
  • Hudson made four journeys during his career, at a time when countries and companies competed with each other to find the best ways to reach important trade destinations, especially Asia and India. He wanted to find a route to Asia through the Americas.
  • Hudson Strait
  • Hudson River
  • They found themselves trapped in the ice and low on supplies. When they were forced to spend the winter there, tensions only grew worse. By June 1611, conditions had improved enough for the ship to set sail once again.
  • More European explorers and settlers followed Hudson's lead, making their way to North America. The Dutch started a new colony, called New Amsterdam, at the mouth of the Hudson River in 1625. They also developed trade posts along the nearby coasts.
  • While he never found his way to Asia, Hudson is still widely remembered as a determined early explorer. His efforts helped drive European interest in North America. Today his name can be found all around us on waterways, schools, bridges and even towns.
  • Hudson Bay
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