The Griffin

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In Shipwreck Hunt, a Crucial Finding

Wooden beam in Lake Michigan apparently there for centuries

(Newser) - A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced yesterday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared in the 17th century. Expedition leaders still weren't... More »

A 300-Year-Old Mystery Sits Below Lake Michigan

There's something buried in the lake—is it a 17th century ship?

(Newser) - There's a 40-foot long, 18-foot wide object buried below Lake Michigan, and Steve Libert really hopes it's a 17th-century ship. Libert has been searching for a ship called the Griffin for three decades now. In 2001, he discovered a blackened timber slab near Poverty Island which may have... More »

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