Divers begin Lake Michigan excavation in search of lost 17th century ship, the Griffin

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 15, 2013 - 10:30 PM

ON LAKE MICHIGAN NEAR POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. — Divers began opening an underwater pit Saturday at a remote site in northern Lake Michigan that they say could be the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.

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