By J.E. Hopkins
On a hot spring evening, at a price of 287 lives, the one maximum death on Lake Erie, and the 3rd maximum loss on the entire nice Lakes, happened with the spoil of the G.P. Griffith.
The tale of the Griffith has been all yet misplaced within the mists of time. past debts of the catastrophe, for the main half, variety from erroneous to fanciful. Writers have rushed to judgment so that it will position culpability, with very little documentation, evidentiary strategy, and common sense getting used. nonetheless others have only regurgitated the modern, albeit faulty, accounts.
Out of the entire shipwrecks at the nice Lakes, the main compelling of all happened in 8 ft of water, 220 yards from shore; the break of the G.P. Griffith."
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