GRIFFON (1679, Brig)


Year of Build:
1679
Official Number:
FRENCH
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara River Mouth, ONT
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Moise Hillaret
Original Owner:
Re'ne' - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle
Ownership Notes:
Built above Niagara Falls on Niagara River, Cayuga Creek; first vessel to sail Lakes Erie, Huron & Michigan.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Dimensions estimated, also noted as 70' x 16' x 8', 60 tons, 7 light guns; information speculative, very little factual information available.
Dimensions
Length:
65'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (old style):
(45-60)
History

1679, Aug 7 LaSalle & 34 men sailed from Niagara.

1679, Aug 11 Arrived Detroit.

1679, Aug 27 Arrived at Michilimackinac.

1679, Sep 4 Arrived at the Islands of the Potawatomis, Green Bay, WI.

1679, Sep 18 Pilot & 5 men ordered to return to Niagara with cargo beaver skins.

1679, Sep 20-21 Seen by Indians Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

GRIFFON (1679, Brig)
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GRIFFON (1679, Brig)