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By Ed Butts

In 1679, a French send referred to as the Griffon left eco-friendly Bay on Lake Michigan, certain for Niagara with a shipment of furs. Neither the Griffon nor the five-man staff was once ever obvious back. although the Griffon’s destiny continues to be a secret, its disappearance was once most likely the results of the 1st shipwreck on a good Lake.

Since then, greater than six thousand vessels, huge and small, have met tragic ends at the nice Lakes. for a few years, saltwater mariners scoffed on the freshwater sailors of the good Lakes, “puddles” in comparison to the massive oceans. yet those that truly labored at the nice Lakes ships knew differently.

Shoals and reefs, uncharted rocks, and sandbars might snare a boat or rip open a hull. Unpredictable winds may perhaps capsize a vessel at any second. a boat stuck in a hurricane had less room to move than did one at sea. The wreckage of ships and the bones of the folks who sail them clutter the bottoms of the 5 lakes: Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and greater. Ed Butts has amassed tales and lake lore during this attention-grabbing, scary quantity. For somebody residing at the shorelines of the nice Lakes, those stories will motivate a brand new curiosity and appreciate for his or her storied past.

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