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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

La Salle Built the Griffon

 
 
La Salle Built the Griffon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. La Salle Built the Griffon Marker
Inscription.
Hereabout in May, 1679
Robert Cavelier de La Salle
Built the Griffon, "of sixty
tons burthen," the first vessel
to sail the Upper Lakes.
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Erected by Niagara Frontier Historical Society
and
Presented to Niagara Frontier Landmarks Association
May, 1902

 
Erected 1902 by the Niagara Frontier Historical Society.
 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Working Together to Save Wetlands (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 2 miles away); In the Spirit of America (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bergholz (approx. 2.9
La Salle Built the Griffon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. La Salle Built the Griffon Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to a boulder in Griffon Park, with a distant view of the Niagara River in the far right background.
miles away); Douglas C-47 "Skytrain" (approx. 3.1 miles away); The C-119G "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Schlosser (approx. 3.2 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.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
La Salle Built the Griffon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. La Salle Built the Griffon Marker
A distant view, looking north, of the historic marker affixed to the boulder, with Griffon Park in the background.
La Salle Built the Griffon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. La Salle Built the Griffon Marker
A distant view, looking east, of the historic marker affixed to the boulder.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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