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Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Expired)
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
500 W. Fletcher St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
http://thunderbay.noaa.gov
Contact:
Email: thunderbay@noaa.gov
Phone: (989) 884-6200

In September of 1679, LaSalle’s vessel the Griffon went missing with a cargo of furs after setting sail from Green Bay in western Lake Michigan.  The wreck of the Griffon is perhaps the most sought-after shipwreck in the Great Lakes.  Many claims of discovery have been made over the years.  A recent claim has received a great deal of media attention, but archaeological evidence does not support the contention that the wreck has been found. Presented by Dean L. Anderson, State Archaeologist, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.