Athropolis HOME   |   Maps   |   Arctic Links   |   Arctic Library
Click to go HOME
From our library of things you should know about the Arctic

Click for more information.

Henry Hudson: Adrift

Henry Hudson (1570?-1611?) was a busy fellow - he made several voyages in search of a passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
    1607: He attempted to find a passage north across the North Pole.
    1608: A search for the Northeast Passage.
    1609: Voyage to the New World.

In 1610 he set off in search of the Northwest Passage in the ship "Discovery", sailing through treacherous Arctic waters and into what is now known as Hudson Bay. By fall, the ship was stuck hundreds of miles south in what is now James Bay - unable to go further or to get home.

In the spring of 1611, after spending the winter with his ship frozen in the ice, Henry Hudson's crew mutinied. He, his son, and a few men were set adrift in a small boat, and probably perished soon after. Unlike Sir John Franklin, whose disappearance prompted many searches, there was not much interest in finding Hudson. However, a bay, a strait and a river were named after him.

Click pictures for more information and credits.
Library: Exploration, Franklin Expedition
People/Explorers, Boats/Ships, Arctic
Links: Boats and Ships, Northwest Passage
Arctic, Arctic Maps & Weather Reports

Double-click any unlinked word DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
Arctic Library ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
All sorts of Arctic Maps ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
Links to related sites. ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
A Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?

Search for more on this topic...from Athropolis!
Select the search engine (up to 4 at one time),
enter your request, and click "Search".
( Search Tips )

AltaVista    Google    Lycos    Yahoo
Icy Cold Jokes | Icy Games | E-mail | Athropolis HOME
Copyright 2005 Athropolis Productions Limited. The content of web sites that this site has links
to is the property of their respective owners, and Athropolis is not responsible for their content.