Prior to 1607, Hudson probably worked aboard other ships before being appointed to lead one on his own.
. 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.
Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, and was best known for exploring the seas and discovering some parts of present day Canada.
English explorer Henry Hudson made two unsuccessful sailing voyages in search of an ice-free passage to Asia.
In 1609, he embarked on a third voyage funded by the Dutch East India Company that took him to the New World and the river that would be given his name. On his fourth voyage, Hudson came upon the body of water that would later be called the Hudson Bay.
YAYAY WE FOUND THE BODIES OF WATER!!
Ice put an end to his travels, but this time he did not head for home. Hudson decided to sail west to seek western passage to the Orient.