Near Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
La Salle Built the Griffon
Robert Cavelier de La Salle
Built the Griffon, "of sixty
tons burthen," the first vessel
to sail the Upper Lakes.
Erected by Niagara Frontier Historical Society
Presented to Niagara Frontier Landmarks Association
Erected 1902 by the Niagara Frontier Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1679.
Location. 43° 4.487′ N, 78° 57.12′ W. Marker is near Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Buffalo Avenue (New York State Route 265) west of Williams Road. This historic marker is located on a small rise, affixed to a boulder, near a walking path, in a community park called Griffon Park, along the Niagara River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. SSG. Aram J. Bass Working Together to Save Wetlands (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 2½ miles away); In the Spirit of America (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bergholz (approx. 2.9 miles away); In Memory of the Men of the Town of Wheatfield (approx. 3 miles away); Douglas C-47 "Skytrain" (approx. 3.1 miles away); The C-119G "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. LaSalle - Griffon Project. This is a link to information provided by the Great Lakes Exploration Group. (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Le Griffon. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.