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Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson was the English navigator who crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1609 and became the first European to sail up what is now the Hudson River in New York. Little is known about Hudson's early?

Spuyten Duyvil Creek

(Encyclopedia) Spuyten Duyvil Creek sp?t?n d?v?l, tidal channel, now a ship canal, c.1 mi (1.6 km) long, SE N.Y., in New York City. It separates the northern tip of Manhattan island from the?

Sandy Hook

(Encyclopedia) Sandy Hook, low, sandy peninsula, NE N.J., projecting 5 mi (8 km) N toward New York and separating Sandy Hook Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. At the northern end is a Coast Guard station?

Baffin, William

(Encyclopedia) Baffin, William, c.1584?1622, British arctic explorer. He was pilot on two expeditions (1615?16) sent out to search for the Northwest Passage under command of Robert Bylot, who was?

Block, Adriaen

(Encyclopedia) Block, Adriaen, fl. 1610?24, Dutch navigator. Eager to establish a fur trade with the Native Americans, Amsterdam merchants sent (1613) Block and another Dutch navigator to explore the?

Jan Mayen

(Encyclopedia) Jan Mayen yn m??n, island, c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), in the Arctic Ocean, c.300 mi (480 km) E of Scoresby Sound, E Greenland. It was annexed by Norway in 1929. The island is barren?

Hudson, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Hudson, Henry, fl. 1607?11, English navigator and explorer. He was hired (1607) by the English Muscovy Company to find the Northeast Passage to Asia. He failed, and another attempt (?

James Bay

(Encyclopedia) James Bay, shallow southern arm of Hudson Bay, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 140 mi (230 km) wide, E central Canada, in Nunavut Territory between Ont. and Que. Numerous rivers flow into?

Northeast Passage

(Encyclopedia) Northeast Passage, water route along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Beginning in the 15th cent., efforts were made to find a new all-?

Hudson Bay

(Encyclopedia) Hudson Bay, inland sea of North America, c.475,000 sq mi (1,230,000 sq km), c.850 mi (1,370 km) long and c.650 mi (1,050 km) wide, E central Canada. Hudson Bay and James Bay (its?