Henry Hudson explored New York area and has a river named after him,the Hudson river. Hudson made attempts on the half of English merchants to find a propespective north west passage to Cathy (today's China) via router above the artic circle.
Hudson explored the region around morden New York metropolitan area while looking for a western route to Asia while in the employment of the Dutch East India company.
He explored the river which eventually was named for him,and laid thereby the foundation for dutch colonization and immense bay on his final expedition while searching for north west passege.
In 1611,after wintering on the shore of James Bay,Hudson wanted to press on the west,most of his crew his son and 7 others.
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