This is starting to turn into a perennial favourite. Once again TV news are talking about claims that the Griffon has been found. Original news item here: http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/great-lakes-shipwreck-mystery-reaches-new-depths.
I seem to recall this exact piece of wood had already been analyzed by archaeologists and was declared inconclusive at best, or a stake on which to tie a net at worst. One way or another, based on this news clip, seems this analysis hasn't fazed the team that found this artefact.