Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616) was a Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp, who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-16. He discovered the strait between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island, Argentina; that strait is now named the Le Maire Strait in his honour. He was the first person to round Cape Horn, proving that Tierra del Fuego was not a continent. For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ... Categories: Stub ... The area around Cape Horn, including the Le Maire Strait. ... Cape Horn from the South. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ...
JacobleMaire was appointed principal merchant, and president of the ships; and Wilhelm Schouten, an able seamen, received the charge of patron or master mariner.
The vessels fitted out were the Eendracht, ship of three hundred and sixty tons, nineteen guns, and sixty-five men, and a galliot, named the Horne, of one hundred and ten tons, eight guns and twenty-two men.
The president, LeMaire, and Patron Schouten, sailed in the former the latter was commanded by Jan Schouten, brother to the patron, with Adrian Claesz as merchant.
JacobLeMaire (about 1585 to 1616) was a Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp, who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-16.
In June 1615JacobleMaire and Willem Schouten sailed with two vessels, Eendracht and Hoorn, from Texel in the United Provinces, in command of an expedition whose objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) by finding a new route to the Pacific and the Spice Islands.
LeMaire and Schouten were arrested and the Eendracht was confiscated in Java.
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