Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Henry Hudson Discovers Manhattan

David Cunningham Lithgow: Henry Hudson Coming To New York

Doesn't look like Hudson, but I like the style of it. 

Of course Manhattan Island was occupied by the Leni Lenape people, long before any Europeans came. In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to visit New York Harbor (including visiting Manhattan and sighting the river that became now known as the Hudson).  

On September 4, 1609, Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company first visited Manhattan. Hudson mapped the harbor and sailed all the way to where Albany is now located. 

Hudson ultimately met a sad fate. Trying to find the Northwest Passage, his crew mutinied and he was set adrift in the Arctic with his son. June 22 and 23, 1611. 

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