Excitement of search for 17th century shipwreck in Lake Michigan yields trove of uncertainty

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 6, 2014 - 4:28 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Excited shipwreck hunters and scientists assembled in a Lake Michigan fishing village last June, hoping to solve a mystery dating back more than three centuries: the fate of a ship sailed by the 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during a voyage of discovery extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

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