The wreck of the Queen of the Lakes was previously located by another team in 2008, and subsequently researched and identified over the intervening 2 years. The account was published in the Wayne County Star on August 17, 2010. It is easy to understand that Kennard/Scoville/Stevens team research may not have come across this article, given the highly local nature of the publication.
However, now that you (at least Mr. Kennard) have been made aware of the earlier team’s work and success (see Lakeshore News, July 20 2011), do you plan to mention it anywhere in your writings? Or will your published accounts continue to imply that your team was the first?