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The Griffon: La Salle’s Lost Ship

Event published by North Berrien Historical Museum

August 16, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm


300 Coloma Ave.

When the French explorer Robert de La Salle’s 45-ton barque the Griffon disappeared in Lake Michigan with all hands in 1679, it ignited a mystery that explorers are still trying to solve some 350 years later. Shipwreck hunter Valerie van Heest has been at the forefront of the ongoing search for the Griffon, having filmed an episode of Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates for the Discovery Channel.
Van Heest will appear at the North Berrien Historical Museum to explain the loss, the many false discovery claims, and her ideas about what really happened to the Griffon. Van Heest is an award-winning author, member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a veteran shipwreck explorer.
No RSVP is required for this free program. Please call (269) 468-3330 with any questions. 

Admission: FREE

Contact: Jack Greve , 269-468-3330 , email

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