Labrador explored by Martin Frobisher, who discovers Baffin Island

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Historical Context Note

Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594) was an English navigator who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage as a trade route to India and China. He reached Baffin Island on August 18, 1576, where the expedition met some of the local Inuit natives. All three expeditions landed in northeastern Canada.

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Editors. "Labrador explored by Martin Frobisher, who discovers Baffin Island". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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