Henderson Island References

The following references were helpfully provided by Francisco Felipe (fran@bcsnetwork.es)

Fernandez Quiros, one of the most skillful navigators of his time, sailed in his 2nd trip from Callao (Peru) the 21st of December 1605 reaching Ducie (he named it "Luna puesta") the 26th of January 1606 and Henderson three days later. The captains of the other ships of his fleet sighted Ducie and Henderson, as well.

According to R.W. ROBSON (The Pacific Islands Handbook, New York 1946, page 126), Henderson was captain of the whaling ship Essex, sighting the island in 1820.

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