In northern Lake Michigan today explorers are stepping up their effort to find a ship that sank in 1679.
French and American archeologists are on the Lake looking for a ship sailed by the French explorer Robert de La Salle, the Griffin.
So far, the top marine archeologist from France says he thinks they are close to the hull of a ship in northern Lake Michigan. Michel L’Hour says the beam of wood now exposed is likely a bowsprit.
The team excavating the site says the beam is at least 20 feet long and the construction details are typical of colonial ships.