Henry Hudson was a British navigator, employed by the Dutch East
India Company to look for the Northwest Passage to China around the
top of what we now call Canada. In 1609, probably in June, he
sailed 150 miles up the Hudson to what we now call Albany, looking
for a way to the west.
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Editors. "Henry Hudson enters Hudson’s Bay". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 August 2006
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5502, accessed 16 August 2017.]
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