I recently ran across an article on the website Raw Story that I thought you might find interesting. The article written by Arturo Garcia was on the discovery of a shipwreck at the bottom of Lake Michigan. (You can find the article here http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/treasure-hunters-say-they-found-holy-grail-of-great-lakes-shipwrecks-in-michigan/) One of the greatest mysteries of the great lakes appears to have been solved. Le Griffin, the first ship to sail the waters of the great lakes, a ship that disappeared 335 years ago on Lake Michigan may have finally been found. A pair of treasure seekers, Kevin Dykstra and Frederick Monroe, discovered the wreck back in 2011 purely by accident. At the time they were looking for a late 19th century treasure of Confederate gold bullion. That treasure as far as they will say still eludes them.
Le Griffin was built by French explorer Robert de La Salle as part of his quest to discover the Northwest Passage and was lost in a storm while returning to Green Bay with a load of furs. La Salle planned to use the money raised from those furs to further his expedition search for the Northwest passage.
Now it is up to maritime archeologists to confirm the wreck as Le Griffon. From my own research into my first novel, A Love Beyond Time, the identification will be a long and meticulous process.
Let me know what you think of this article and what you think of my take on it.
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