In 1611 England hired Henry Hudson to find the northwest passage. Henry Hudson sailed in the discovery with about 25 people or more on it. Henry Hudson discovered a 450 mile long passage that he thought was the northwest passage. he followed it to the Hudson bay. he kept looking for the the water route to the pacific ocean. When winter set in the bay froze over along with the ship. The crew survived in a small tent . When winter thawd the crew wanted to go home , when they found out how crew threw Henry Hudson off with 16 other crew onto a small boat with no paddles . After that they probably used their hands to paddle to shore then a few months later they died of hunger.