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aen Block, building a Chap. XV.} 1614. yacht of sixteen tons burden, which he named the Unrest, plied forth to explore the vicinity. First of European navigators he steered through Hell Gate, passed the archipelago near Norwalk, and discovered the river of Red Hills, which we call the Housatonic. From the bay of Newhaven he turned to the east, and ascended the beautiful river which he named the Freshwater, but which, to this hour, keeps its Indian name of Connecticut. Near the site of Wethersfield he came upon one Indian tribe; just above Hartford, upon another; and he heard tales of the Horicans, who dwelt in the west, and moved over lakes in bark canoes. The Pequods he found on the banks of their river. At Montauk Point, then occupied by a savage nation, he reached the ocean, proving the land east of the Sound to be an island. Thus far he was a discoverer. The island which bears his name, Verazzano, nearly a century before, had named Claudia. After exploring both channels of