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"Early Explorers of Canada" Timeline

A timeline with important events that happened in the life of early explorers of Canada.
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Brandon Postlethwait

on 8 April 2011

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Early Explorers of Canada Timeline Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cabot http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/cabot.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hudson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_de_Champlain Gallery Early explorers of Canada By Brandon Postlethwait 1490 1510 1530 1550 1570 1590 1610 1630 In 1490, John Cabot moved to England and became a very wealthy Merchant. In 1497, John Cabot, and a crew of 18 left Bristol, England, on a ship called the Matthew to explore new land. In 1498, John Cabot, and a crew of 300, sailed in five ships across the atlantic to North Carolina. The Packet In 1534, Jacques Cartier was sent by King Francis I to the New World to find the North-West Passage. In 1535, Jacques Cartier traveled to Canada for the 2nd time, and discovered the St. Lawrence River. In 1541, King Francis I sent Jacques Cartier to Canada for a 3rd time, to set up a permanent French Settlement. In 1607, Henry Hudson sailed in the Hopewell, hoping to find the North-West Passage. 1608, Hudson set sail, hoping to find the North-West Passage again, but failed. In 1609, Hudson was hired by Dutch East India Company, to search for the North-West Passage again. In his ship, the Half Moon, he sailed 140 miles up what we call today, the Hudson River. In 1625, Hudson claimed New Amsterdam for Holland, which would later become New York, after it was taken over by the English. In 1610, Hudson set out on his fourth, and last trip to the New World, where he intended on finding the North-West Passage. This time, instead, he came upon a large body of water in Canada, which is what we now call the Hudson Bay.
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