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They eate their meat all raw, both flesh, fish, and foule, or something per boyled with blood and a little water which they drinke. 97 The fleet sailed on May 31, 1578, laden with miners and soldiers, as well as supplies to build a small settlement. Reaching Arctic waters a little o more than a month later, the ships encountered heavy ice and storms that plagued them for weeks. " The bark Dennis, loaded with supplies, was battered into a leaky hulk and sank. As the ice continued pressing in, the sailors took down the topmasts and cut the anchor cables to hang over the sides as o fenders.
He then shaped a course for England— a choice that surprised his Dutch employers and leads some historians to suggest that Hudson had actually remained in the employ of the Muscovy Company and simply made use of the Dutch. C5 7 CO 3£ Hudson did not find a way through either the Northeast or Northwest Passages, but he did provide the Dutch with a claim to land in the New World. Of the various colonies the Dutch established in the aftermath of the voyage of Half Moon, perhaps the best known and most significant was Nieuw Amsterdam,' which in time o would become the City of New York.
Born around 1540 Elizabeth and her governin Yorkshire, Frobisher ment turned a blind eye to went to sea at a young age. piracy when the victims He traded in Africa in defiwere Spanish or Portuguese. After his voyages in search of a Northwest Passage and the ill-fated gold-mining venture in Meta Incognita, Frobisher gained a knighthood for his actions in command of a ship engaging the Spanish Armada. Later, he joined the daredevil Francis Drake in a raid against the Spanish West Indies, but argued with his fellow sea dog.