Treasure hunters find mysterious shipwreck in Lake Michigan

January 19, 2015 4:45 PM

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Treasure hunters find mysterious shipwreck in Lake Michigan

Using sonar, two treasure hunters found the remains of a shipwreck in Lake Michigan. Despite photos from several underwater dives, it's still unclear whether the wreck is the 1679 French Griffin. (Kevin Dykstra)

Beneath the cold waves of Lake Michigan rests an aging shipwreck, its wooden planks encrusted with brown-and-gray zebra mussels, that may be the remnants of a 17th-century ship called the Griffin, two Michigan-based treasure hunters say.

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