Scientists: Timber at possible Griffin shipwreck site has been in Lake Michigan for centuries

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 6:15 PM

FAIRPORT, Mich. — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.

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