Today in Michigan History

September 18, 1679

The Griffin headed east to Niagara.

Loaded with furs, the Griffin left Rock Island, off the southern tip of the Garden Peninsula. The first sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, the Griffin disappeared on its return trip to Niagara and was never seen again.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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