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John Davis Presentation

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John Davis

June 7th 1585 - Sept 30th 1585
On June 7th 1585, John Davis started his journey in search of the Northwest Passage.
He rounded Cape Farwell
(in Greenland).
He went North to Godthaab.
He crossed the Davis Strait.
And then he went to Cumberland Gulf in Baffin Islands.
John Davis ended the journey on September 29th, 1585 when he arrived home in Sandridge, although he had not found the Northwest Passage.
John Davis
John Davis was born In Stoke Gabriel, UK in 1550. He spent his childhood in Sandridge and got married at the age of 32 to Faith Fulford on Sept. 29 1582. He had 5 children; one daughter and 4 sons.

1550-1587
1586
1586
John Davis
John Davis was born In Stoke Gabriel, UK in 1550. He spent his childhood in Sandridge and got married at the age of 32 to Faith Fulford on Sept. 29 1582. He had 5 children; one daughter and 4 sons.

1550-1587
1586
1587
May 19/1587- September 15/1587

John Davis rediscovered Greenland, as it's existence was forgotten by most Europeans.
Accomplishments
He also discovered the Falkland Islands, on the Southeast Coast of South America
At that time, the Falkland Islands were known as "Davis Land".
seaman & navigator
He was also an author and wrote two books called
1592
First Voyage
The Sunneshine of London (50 tons)
Moonshine of Dartmouth (35 tons) also called Moonelight
2nd Voyage
The Sunneshine of London (50 tons)
Moonshine of Dartmouth (35 tons) also called the Moonlight
The Mermayde (120 tons)
The North Starre (10 tons)
3rd Voyage
The Sunneshine of London (50 tons)
The Ellen (A pinnace - a light boat propelled by sails or oars)
The Elizabeth (A pinnace)
John Davis was a well known
Seaman's Secrets and The World's Hydrographical Description
"backstaff"
which was used to determine latitude at sea.
John Davis was an inventor and invented a version of the
1550
John Davis was born In Stoke Gabriel, UK in 1550 and spent his childhood in Sandridge, England.
1582
He got married to Faith Fulford on Sept. 29 1582 at the age of 32. He had five children; one daughter and four sons.
1585
1605
In December 1605, on the coast of Bintan Island during a search of a captured Japanese Ship, the Japanese pirates escaped and killed John Davis.
Early Life
In his second attempt to find the Northwest Passage, John Davis took a very similar path.
May 7th 1586 - October 4th 1586
is named after John Davis!
Davis Strait
The
Did You Know?
FUN FACTS:
Davys
John Davis also spelt his last name:
Voyage
Skills
The Backstaff
In his final attempt at finding the Northwest Passage, John Davis took a different route to see if it would change the outcome.
It did not, as Davis still had not found the Passage.
Challenges Faced
On John's second journey, three of his ships were sent back as they were not built well for the journey.
The Sunneshine was turned back by ice
The North Starre was lost in a storm
&
The Mermayde was sent home because it was proven unwieldy in the ice
until it was stopped by ice and was sent home as well.
The Mooneshine continued on...
Reason for Exploring
Like many other explorers, John Davis was convinced of the existance of the Northwest Passage and his great ambition was to discover it.
Impact on Exploration
John Davis invented the backstaff, which many other explorers could have used on their voyages.
He also had a big impact on Europe's knowledge of the Canadian Arctic.
As a commander of Thomas Cavendish's expedition to the New World,
John Davis separated from Thomas' ship and took refuge on "certain isles never discovered", the Falkland Islands.
FUN FACT:
HOW?
Technology Used
John Davis wrote two sailor's navigation manuals, which helped other sailors and captains become greater explorers.
Transportation
John Davis used ships on all of his voyages to find the Northwest Passage
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English Explorer
1550 - 1605
Thank You for Watching!
Farhana Bashar, Ava Latham, Emily Mende & Eileen O'Boyle
Bibliography
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=161 - June 11th/2013
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/john-davis - June 12th/2013
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/152794/John-Davis - June 13th/2013
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/John_Davis.aspx - June 11th/2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Falkland_Islands - June 14th/2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Davis_(English_explorer) - June 13th/2013
https://ict-bvg.wikispaces.com/John+Davis+-+6C - June 14th/2013
http://www.nndb.com/people/101/000096810/- June 11th/2013
http://www.rmg.co.uk - June 11th/2013
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/hudson-strait - June 13th/2013
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/john-davis - June 11th/2013
Technology Used:
John Davis used the backstaff and the compass to help him with his voyages.
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