Holland (active 1620 ? )
Print - In Hakluyt, Richard. "The Principal of Navigations,
Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation",
Vol. VII, Glasgow, 1904, facing p. 208
National Archives of Canada
1535 or 1539. Martin Frobisher made three voyages to Canadas
north and was the first European to sail into what later became
known as Hudson Strait. In his time, he was most famous as a
pirate and privateer (a pirate with a license from the king
to attack ships from other countries).
main reason for his second and third voyages was to mine for
what he thought was gold. It was later discovered to be iron
pyrite, and worthless. He was disgraced until he fought the
Spanish Armada in 1588. He died fighting the Spanish in 1594.