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US state says it's trying to settle shipwreck case

US state says it's trying to settle shipwreck case

The U.S. state of Michigan says it's working with France to conduct a fresh investigation of a shipwreck which could be a 17th-century ship called the Griffin.
A federal judge in Grand Rapids postponed a court hearing last week after lawyers said they're trying to reach agreement on ways to finally settle the ship's identity. If negotiations are successful, it could end a legal dispute that began five years ago.
Great Lakes Exploration Group believes it discovered the Griffin, which disappeared on its maiden voyage in 1679.
The wreck's precise site in Lake Michigan has not been publicly revealed but is believed to be between Escanaba and the St. Martin Islands, near Wisconsin.
Michigan has been skeptical of the claim and has sought to have any wreckage declared state property.


Updated : 2021-04-21 14:32 GMT+08:00