Considered one of Lake Erie’s worst disasters, the saga of the sidewheeler Griffith is that of up to an estimated 320 lives lost. When the steamship G.P. Griffith burned off the shore of Willoughby on June 17,1850, efforts to ground the vessel came up 600’ short. Most of the immigrant bodies washed up in Willowick and were never identified. Every child perished, and every women save one. Come listen to the tragic tale as author Jim Hopkins retells that story and the resulting tale of the knoll mass gravesite that fell victim to Erie’s shoreline.