A wonderfully informative short book on the discoveries of two sailing icons...Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain.
These two sea captains never met, but sailed close to one another. Both searched for a passage...a short cut...between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Both were sponsored by Venture Capitalists. Some might have called them Vulture Capitalists, but that's another story!
Champlain outlived Capt. Hudson by 25 years. Hudson's sailing days ended abruptly when his crew mutinied and set him adrift in a rowboat!
Champlain was absolutely fearless. In a time when the odds of not living to complete an ocean crossing from France to Quebec were 10%, Champlain made 27 crossings without losing a single ship!