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It was believed that Hudson had learned the seafaring life firsthand, perhaps from sailors or fisherman. He was really good at navigation, good enough to sail his own ship in his early 20s
He was married to a woman named Katherine and had three sons together.Their names were Oliver, John and Richard.
In 1607, the Muscovy Company, an English firm, entrusted Hudson to find a northern route to Asia. He was hoping for a spring departure but instead he and his crew were battling the icy conditions. But the trip was not a total loss, Hudson reported numerous whales in the region which opened up a new hunting territory.
The following year, Hudson once again went looking for the fabled Northwest Passage but was blocked by thick ice again. And he returned to England without achieving his goal.
In 1609, Hudson joined the East India Company as a commander. He took charge of the Half Moon with the goal to discover a northern route to Asia by heading north of Russia. Ice, again was in his way, but he did not give up. Hudson decided to sail west to seek western passage to the Orient. According to some historians, he had heard of a way to the Pacific Ocean from North America from English explorer John Smith.
No one knows what happened to Henry Hudson and his shipmates after the mutinous crew aboard Discovery lost sight of them on that cold morning in June, 1611.
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