By Eric Freedman (DetroitNews)
Historical mysteries may take decades, even centuries, to solve – if ever. In the Great Lakes region, there may be no older and more intriguing historical mystery than the 1679 disappearance of the Griffon, one of French explorer Robert La Salle’s ships.
Its fate has been a puzzlement for maritime historians for more than three and a half centuries.
Now after more than 40 years of searching, Charlevoix diver Steve Libert says he’s 99.99% sure he found the answer, and he tells how in a new book.
His conclusion: The remains of the ship – Le Griffon in French – sank in shallow water in the Huron Islands of northern Lake Michigan, northeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin, with the loss of all the crew members aboard.
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