Part II of our look at La Salle’s “Grand Enterprise” completes this compelling re-evaluation of the Griffon’s design, as well as the final stages of the explorer’s westward adventures.
The full content is available in the Summer 2013 Issue.
The story of La Salle's exploration of the Great Lakes is well known, but many mysteries surround his ship, the Griffon. The first part of this two-part story presents new interpretations of this storied ship's design.
Three centuries ago, French traders established this small, but important site in what is now Lewiston.
The master shipbuilder Moyse Hillaret, who was chosen to participate in the grand plan of exploration, became an enemy of La Salle.