Griffon, the first ship to sail the Upper Great Lakes, was launched at Cayuga Creek on the Niagara R, 7 Aug 1679. A small barque, armed with 7 cannon, it sailed under the command of La Salle to Michilimackinac and Green Bay. Loaded with furs, the Griffon was lost on the return voyage, likely in the storms of Lake Michigan.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Griffon". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/griffon. Accessed 21 May 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J., Griffon (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/griffon
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H., "Griffon". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified March 04, 2015. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/griffon
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- James H. Marsh, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Griffon", last modified March 04, 2015, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/griffon
|Article by||James H. Marsh|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Griffon, the first ship to sail the Upper Great Lakes.
His one claim to fame is his descent of the Mississippi, upon which French claims to Louisiana were to be based (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-1843).