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Transcript of Martin Frobisher
Martin Frobisher had amazing map skills. He was a skilled pirate and sailor. Martin Frobisher was chosen for his map making skills.
Reasons for exploring
Martin first voyage was to discover the Northwest Passage. In his second voyage he discoved Frobisher Bay and he found some ore that he believed contained gold. He brought some back ore and showed Queen Elizabeth the first his discovery of gold. The Queen, amused at the prospect of gold sent Martin on a third voyage to bring back more gold, Martin soon returned with 200 tons of ore. Upon his return he was told that the ore did not contain gold but iron pyrate, which left him financally bankrupt.
Martin Frobisher used many items of technology. He used the boats Michael, Gabrial and Aid. He used weapons such as Machine Guns, Swiss Army Knifes, Broadswords and more. He also used Compasses, Hour Glasses, Cross Staffs, Astrolobes and Meridean Compasses.
Martin Frobisher was knighted for destroyig the Spanish Armada. He helped discover Antarctica and he also discoverd that ore from Frobisher Bay was worthless. He discoverd Iqualuit, a city in Nunavut. Iqualuit was named Frobisher Bay until 1987. Martin discovered the Northwest Passage.
Martin Frobisher was born on 1535 in Altofts, United Kingdom. Martin Frobisher was an English seaman who took three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage. All landed in northeastern Canada, around today's Resolution Island and Frobisher Bay. Martin dreamed that one day he would discover the Northwest Passage.
Some interesting facts about Martin Frobisher is:
A flower was named after him. It is called "Rosa Martin frobisher".
Martin Frobisher was one of the first explorer to explore Canada.
Martin Frobisher father died when he was young so his mother sent him to his uncle Sir John York.
Martin frobisher show no interest in learning at school.
Martin Frobisher had 2 wifes. His first wife is Isabel Richard. HIs second wife is Dorothy Wentworth.
Martin Frobisher had a dream. His dream was to discover the Northwest passage. So he went on 3 a voyages. His first voyage was in 1576 when he went with 39 mens but It didn't start well. The smallest ship collided with another ship. Later on there a big storm and one of his ship disapearred. When he was traveling he found Baffin Bay island where he named Frobisher Bay until 1987. His second voyage where he returned to England and found black rocks which thought contain gold. So Queen Elizabeth the first sent him to his third voyage. It turn out that the ore was not valuable and was actually fools gold.
Impact on Exploration
Some of the challenges that Martin Frobisher faced was the climate it was very harsh for him because the weather was very stormy and cold. There were a lot of diseases such as scurvy. Scurvy is a disease where you don't have enough Vitamin C. Sometimes when his crew get sick he throw them over board because it can be contagious.
Martin Frobisher's impact on his exploration was that he found iron pyrate from the Bay which now bears his name which is called Frobisher Bay but and the iron pyrate help build the roads of England. He also discovered the Northwest Passage which helped trade go on between England and India and China.