North-west Fox


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Luke Fox. North-west Fox. London, 1635.

Fox set out in 1631, outfitted by King Charles I and the merchants of London, carrying letters for the Emperor of Japan. He explored the western shore of Hudson Bay, before sailing north through Foxe Channel to the western coast of Baffin Island. He completed his voyage in a season, and returned home without the loss of a single man.

Fox’s book contains records of earlier voyages, including the first account of Sir Thomas Button’s discovery of the western shore of Hudson’s Bay in 1612-13.