- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) - A piece of a shipwreck has reappeared along the shore of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

WPBN-TV (https://bit.ly/1GVx8wH ) reports the fragment has made an appearance in Empire with the melting ice and high water levels. It was last seen in 2012, and Sleeping Bears Dunes National Lakeshore historian Laura Quackenbush says it’s never clear when it’ll reappear with changing water levels.

The shipwreck piece is thought to be from the Jennie & Annie Schooner, which went ashore in 1872. Quackenbush says the area was well-traveled and that many ships ran ashore or wrecked without modern navigation equipment.

Sleeping Bear Dunes tracks sightings of shipwreck fragments.

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Information from: WPBN-TV, https://www.tv7-4.com

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