Monday, 3 August 2009

Le Griffon

According to the Wiki article today is the day in 1678 when le Griffon was launched by Sieur de la Salle. 'Le Griffon was the first full-sized sailing ship on the upper Great Lakes of North America and led the way to modern commercial shipping in that part of the world'.
The wreck may have been found - see here for more on this legendary craft.
More on the Lake craft of North America on my Flintlock and Tomahawk blog.

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