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The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon

Author(s): Dean L Anderson

Year: 2017

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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.

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The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of the Griffon. Dean L Anderson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435512)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 639

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America