Shipwreck Hunter solves the mystery of the missing Griffin: The wreckage of a “cursed” ship that sank during a virgin voyage on Lake Michigan was identified approximately 350 years after it disappeared.
Griffin, a ship “cursed” by indigenous peoples, was identified about 350 years after its disappearance and solved one of America’s oldest and most notorious maritime mysteries. Photo: Image of a 2018 dive on a shipwreck discovered in 2018 near a poor island on Lake Michigan. Click to see pictures of what is currently believed to be a famous ship …
Griffin, who disappeared on her virgin voyage in 1679, is called the “Holy Grail” by shipwreck hunters exploring the Great Lakes of North America. Built by French explorers Robert Cabriès and Sur de la Salle to find a route through the lake to China and Japan.
Shipwreck hunters Steve and Kathy Libert (pictured) made their claim that they discovered the ship in a new book, Le Griffon and the Huron Islands – 1679: The Story of Our Exploration and Discovery. Mr. Libert said: “Our extensive research and deciphering of historical documents has led us to accurately reach the resting place of an undiscovered colonial ship.”
A scan of a wreck taken by the Great Lakes Exploration Group. The shipwreck is on Lake Michigan.
Steve Libert jumped into the ship in 2018. Mr. Libert said the evidence suggests that the ship was lost in the storm. The ship disappeared while carrying valuable fur cargo in rumors that it was cursed by an Iroquois prophet.
The 2018 dive photo shows the bowsprit of a ship that appears to be Griffin. A bowsprit is a spar that extends from the bow (front) of a ship.
An image of a terribly dilapidated wreckage shows it lying on a bed in Lake Michigan. Legend has it that the natives even cursed the ship. Metio Mek, the Prophet of Iroquois, apparently told LaSalle: Cloudy darkness is ready to wrap you around. The Christian Indian curse rests on you and your great canoe. She will sink under the deep sea and your blood will stain the hands of those you trust! “
This image shows the ship’s keelson (a structure that secures the ship’s flooring to the keel). LaSalle, who was not on board when Griffin disappeared, did not know what had happened to his ship, but the wreckage shed new light on its fate. As the curse foretold, LaSalle was later killed by members of his party during the 1687 expedition.
Here you can see the bowsprit protruding from the bed of Lake Michigan. Radiocarbon dating at the Bowsprit site suggests an age range within one year of sinking.
Revers is prevented by the state of Michigan from conducting a thorough excavation of the wreck.
Mr. Libert said: “It’s only a matter of time before we reach our goal. I hope it’s probably a cannon and is dated. Photo: Approximately dated wreckage between 1632 and 1682. part.
A shipwreck, believed to be Griffin, was found near a poor island on Lake Michigan.
The Liberts book, Le Griffon and the Huron Islands – 1679: Our Story of Exploration and Discovery is available from Amazon for $ 26.95.
The wreckage of a “cursed” ship that sank in Lake Michigan was identified almost 350 years later.
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