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Lake Michigan: Search for 17th-century flagship may soon be over

Shipwreck north of Washington Island could be long-lost Le Griffon

10:37 PM, Jun. 18, 2013
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A Virginia man's 25-year odyssey, which has included court battles and miles of red tape, to find a ship that sunk in Lake Michigan more than 330 years ago could come to an end soon.

Le Griffon, which disappeared in September 1679, was the flagship of the explorer René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle. The ship left on her maiden voyage Aug. 7, 1679, with 32 men on board headed for Green Bay. The vessel left Green Bay with a crew of six men and cargo consisting of furs. Two or three days later, they stopped on Washington Island. The ship and the crew left the island and were never seen again.

That is until 2001, ...

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