After Hudson returned to Europe, he reasoned that the Northwest Passage must exist farther north. In April 1610, Hudson received English support and led another ship, the Discovery, into the North Atlantic. He rounded the tip of
Greenland and made his way along the northern coast of Canada. Picking his way through fog and sheets of ice, Hudson sailed into a giant bay. He was jubilant.
Here was a sea that seemed to stretch all the way to the Pacific. But the bay ended in the frigid Canadian wilderness. With the landscape locked in snow and ice, Hudson ordered the crew to wait out the winter.
Blasted by the arctic cold and depressed by the long nights, the crew spent six miserable months on the desolate shores of what became known as Hudson Bay. Rations dwindled and the men faced starvation.
In June 1611, the crew mutinied. Hudson, his son, and seven sailors were forced into a small boat and set adrift into the bleak waters of Hudson Bay. They were never seen again. The Discovery returned to England, where the leaders of the mutiny were punished.