Voyage of the Griffon 1679, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Voyage of the Griffon 1679, The

Built by Sieur de La Salle to service the fur trade, the Griffon was the first European ship to sail Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan. On its maiden voyage from Niagara to Green Bay in 1679 the vessel reportedly encountered much difficulty in the swift current of the St. Clair River.


Michigan Avenue at the Bluewater Bridge, in the vicinity where the ship was hauled through the current by its crew, Point Edward

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Lambton

Municipality: Village of Point Edward