Hudson Volcano is named for Francisco Hudson Cardenas (July 1, 1826 - March, 1859) who was a Chilean naval officer and hydrographer famous for his explorations of southern Chile. While in command of the brigantine Pizarro and accompanied by his brother-in-law, Martin Aguayo, commanding the brigantine Meteoro,  Hudson and his ship and crew were lost in a storm near the Le Maire Strait (Estrecho de le Maire), named for and by a Dutch seaman, Jacob le Maire (1585-1616) who was trying to circumnavigate in order to break the monopoly of the Dutch East Indies Company, co-founded by his father Isaac.