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Published June 18, 2013, 12:31 PM

Scientists: Timber in Lake Michigan centuries old

FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th Century.

By: JOHN FLESHER,Associated Press, Associated Press

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