Raise the Griffin!

Researchers: Excavation of Shipwreck Is Warranted — The ship in question is The Griffin, or Le Griffon, the first large ship on the Great Lakes. It mysteriously sank in 1679 with a load of furs. Even the location of its wreck has been undetermined until, perhaps, now. Recently, France claimed ownership if it is indeed Le Griffon, but the ship would remain in the Great Lakes region if raised.

The Griffin was my favorite part of historical record outlined in my eighth-grade Michigan history course, so the possibility it may actually have been found is pretty dang cool.


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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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2 Responses to Raise the Griffin!

  1. Crazy. I’ve never heard of that before. That’s amazing.

  2. maxauburn says:

    I have never heard of this before, either.

    Thank you for posting this.

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