This blog should be read as creative nonfiction. Using research and imagination we are reconstructing Henry Hudson’s life during the months from late 1608 through the end of 1609. This is the time during which he prepared for and carried out his third voyage, the one on which he sailed up the river that now bears his name.
In October 1608, 400 years ago, Henry Hudson had just returned from an unsuccessful voyage to find the northern passage to Cathay. We will keep time with him, posting about twice a month through the winter and increase our pace, keeping up with him, in late spring 2009. Our goal is to stay exactly 400 years ahead of him.