Event Summary

Adriaen Block encourages Dutch settlement of Hudson region

Date

1613

Description

Adriaen Block, a Dutch explorer, sails into New York harbor on Tiger, builds Onrush on Manhattan Island and uses it to follow Hudson, exploring New York Harbor, then Long Island Sound and Block Island, which he is credited with discovery; his "Figurative Map" of 1616 encourages Dutch settlement of Hudson region

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Timeline 2

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860