The Wreck of the GRIFFON,
The Greatest Mystery of the Great Lakes
In the year 1679, the first ship to sail on the upper Great Lakes disappeared with its entire crew and valuable cargo of furs while returning from Green Bay. Built by the explorer, La Salle, near Niagara Falls, its loss nearly ruined him. To this day, more than 340 years later, the wreck of the Griffon has not definitively been found. It has become the most hunted -- and the most "found" -- shipwreck in Great Lakes history! This program relates the fascinating story of the Griffon: its background, construction, voyage, and mysterious loss, theories behind its disappearance, stories of the many (at least 22!) claims of discovery made to date (none yet proven), the exciting possibility of recent discoveries, and where the wreck, if it has not been found yet, is likely located. Based on Cris and Joan's book of the same title.