Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ship-yard Of The Griffon


The Ship-yard of the Griffon:...:

"...locating the site of the Griffon's dock on the [Jackson] Angevine farm. In giving his reasons for so doing...says Mrs. Eli Reynolds, now (1876) residing at Niagara Falls, aged 83...says her father settled with his Cayuga Creek in 1810, was well acquainted with an old ship-carpenter named Smith who had some time before located his place for work upon the ground upon which vessels had been built many years before; that old blocks chips and rusted remains of small articles of iron were found under the surface of the ground, and that tradition among the Indians was that the 'Big Canoe' ("Griffon") was built there by the French."

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