Delaware Bay was “discovered” today in 1609.

This excerpt comes from on August 28, 2012

The Dutch East India Company is one of the first international corporations in the world. Henry Hudson was enlisted by this company to find an alternate route to China, as Asia was crucial to Western trading. His goal was to find a Northwest Passage, and eventually simply to find a Western passage, versus having to go East and around Africa.

On this day August 28th, in 1609, Danish explorer Henry Hudson first enters Delaware Bay. It would be Samuel Argall in 1610 that named this bay Delaware for his boss and Virginia Governor, Lord DeLaWarr. Ironically, Lord DeLaWarr never even saw the bay he was named for

Danish explorer Henry Hudson begins his exploration of Delaware Bay.


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