Lecture: How do we know what we think we know about the Griffon?
May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree – $5.00
Marine historian and antiquarian Brendon Baillod will be presenting two decades of original research on one of the Great Lakes’ most famous and missing shipwrecks- the Griffon. Baillod will discuss the many myths and misconceptions about the Griffon. He will then use primary documents, some of which have never before been translated into English, that reveal new information about the career and fate of this vessel.
The program is open to the public and will include a question and answer session as well as providing attendees an opportunity to examine the materials. Admission to Saturday Learning Series programs is just $5 and always free for members.
Brendon Baillod is an award-winning maritime historian, author and antiquarian based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is the past president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association, a former director-at-large of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History and a former trustee of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. He has the largest private collection of antiquarian Great Lakes books, maps and ephemera in existence and has appeared on the History, National Geographic, Discovery and Travel Channels discussing Great Lakes maritime history. Recently, he was featured on the Discovery Channel documentary program, “Expedition Unknown” with Josh Gates where he shared some of his original, groundbreaking research.