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Transcript of Martin Frobisher
His first voyage started on June 7th 1576. He got to Baffin Island on August 17th. He arranged a “tour”, guided by one of the natives from the island. After the tour, Martin sent five of his men to return the native to shore. Martin had warned the men to stay away from all other natives; however, the men disobeyed, and were captured by Inuit. Martin searched for them, but his search wasn’t successful. He took hostage of the “tour guide” to see if he was able to tell him where his men went. They returned to London on October 9th.
Martin Frobisher was born in the year of 1539; however the exact date is unknown. He was born in Wakefield, England. He died on November 22nd 1594, in Plymouth, England.
His father’s name was Bernard Frobisher, and his mother’s name was Dau. York. His first wife’s name was Isabel Richard, whom he married on May 30th 1559, in Yorkshire, England. His second wife he married in 1564, and her name was Dorothy Wentworth. They were married in Nottingham, England. He was educated by his uncle, Sir John York, and he also attended London School.
Sir Martin Frobisher
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Country He Explored For
The purpose of his original voyage had been to find the Northeast Passage, so he stumbled upon Canada by accident.
Area of Canada Explored
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Reason of Voyage
Contact with aboriginal
Martin Frobisher went on his voyage to find a passage to find a North west passage for the queen .He was also tried to redeem himself to the queen .Mostly to bring glory to England. He set of on his voyage in 1576 with the crew of the Michael .He set sail on his journey but ended up in the wrong place
He failed to find a route a passage but instead he found Canada.When Frobisher came to Canada he was approached by intuits (he thought he had found Asians ).He gave the trinkets , food , and drinks in return they promised to show him a passage to the Northwest .When they did not come back he lured one back with a bell and kidnapped him and took him back to England
It was a sad day when Martin Frobisher was wounded in battle against a Spanish force. He was wounded when he was shot in the arm. It was his wounds that killed him and also because of bad medical treatment he got an infection. He died on Plymouth on the 22 of November 1594
His next trip started on May 27th of the following year. There were 150 men on board of the Ayde, Gabriel or Michael; including miners, refiners, gentlemen and soldiers. They reached Frobisher Bay on July 17th. They tried to find the men they lost the previous year, but, sadly, they didn’t. They collected soil that they thought had gold in it, later to realize the soil was worthless. They stayed for several weeks searching for ore. They left to come back to England on August 23d, and the Ayde reached Milford Haven one month later, and Gabriel and Michael reaching Bristol and Yarmouth later and separately.
His last voyage left England on June 3d the next year. It consisted of the same three ships as the last voyage, including twelve others. They saw Frobisher Bay on July 2nd, but didn’t reach it right away because of a storm that forced them up Hudson. After sixty miles they were able to turn around and return to Frobisher Bay. A large quantity of ore was shipped back to England. On the last day of August they returned to England.
It took him 5 years to raise enough money for his expedition. He managed to convince the Muscovy Company, which had already sent out a few expeditions to look for the Northeast Passage, to license his expedition.
Did you know:
A map of the northeast passage: the trade route that Frobisher was originally looking for
On his first voyage, he found Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island, which was named after him. On his second voyage, he returned back to Baffin Island to try and recover some of the men that had been captured by the Inuit.
On his final voyage, he was forced up the Hudson river became of a storm that had been coming his way
The Mystery of Buss Island
On his last voyage, he led an expedition of 15 vessels. One of his vessels claimed to have found the island Buss Island. Frobisher thought Greenland was Frisland and Baffin Island was Greenland, so when he went home and recorded the island, he recorded it in the wrong place.
On his first voyage, Frobisher took home soil with him that, when returning back to England, he was told contained gold. On his second voyage, he wanted more “gold”, so he took home tons of it, but months later he discovered that it was in fact worthless.
In 1576, Martin Frobisher discovered Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island
After he stopped exploring Canada, Frobisher accompanied Sir Francis Drake to the west Indies. In 1588, he was knighted for his heroism against the Spanish Armada
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Marsh, James. “Sir Martin Frobisher”. The Canadian Encyclopedia. June 6-12 2013. Web. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/sir-martin-frobisher
“Martin Frobisher”. Wikipedia. June 7 2013. Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Frobisher
“Buss Island”. Wikipedia. June 7 2013. Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buss_Island