Griffon (1679)
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Launching the Griffon
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The Griffon as she may have looked
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Final Voyage


On September 18, 1679, the Griffon was sent back toward Fort Frontenac so that the furs could be used to pay La Salle's creditors and new supplies and other things needed by La Salle could be delivered to the expedition at the southern end of Lake Michigan. The Griffon disappeared en route to Lake Erie and was likely overcome in a September storm in northern Lake Michigan.
 
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