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In 1609, Henry Hudson, representing the Dutch East India Company, sailed up the Hudson River to claim the whole of the valley for the Netherlands. From that point in time until 1664, the New Netherlands colony expanded from trading outposts into villages, towns, and forts. Claes Mortenszen van Rosenvelt and his wife Jannetje arrived in the colony around 1650. The lives of the settlers were made difficult by inclement weather, illness, hostile relations with indigenous groups, and constant, drastic changes in governorship. Daily life for the settlers was further upheaved in 1664 when the English arrived to seize the New Netherland colony. At the time, the Second Anglo-Dutch War was occurring in the English Channel. It was a clash of European navies for the right to claim superiority on the seas. Eventually, the English won the war and New Netherland in 1664 when they arrived off the coast of the defenseless colony. From the rechristened colony of New York, in conjunction with the other English colonies in the New World, England cultivated lucrative resources and industries, the chief among them being shipbuilding.