Michigan shipwreck group says it has found Hennipin

A group dedicated to finding and documenting shipwrecks in Michigans waters said Friday it found the well-preserved remains of the historic vessel Hennepin and two other ships at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

The 208-foot-long Hennepin was a steamer built in Milwaukee in 1888. It was later transformed into the Great Lakes first self-unloader, a cargo ship with an A-shaped crane and a series of conveyors that made it faster and easier to unload its contents.