He made 3 voyages to the New World, all of which made him famous. First, he found the Labrador Islands in Canada and Baffin Islands in June of 1576. He also sailed through his namesake bay on his supposed journey to find the Northwest Passage. Next, in 1577, he brought back ores similar to gold back from his voyages. Then, the Queen sent him back for another voyage, where he went back to Frobisher Bay in 1578, and brought back more "gold," which was actually pyrite. This proved useful for road metalling, but he was forced to seek new employment. Then, he continued his voyages with Sir Francis Drake to the West Indies in 1585. He died in a scuffle at Fort Crozon in 1595.