Council eyes funds for steamship artifacts
Hundreds of artifacts have been salvaged from what is believed to be the SS City of Medicine Hat which sank in 1908.
Published Monday, November 26, 2012 7:01AM CST
Saskatoon city council will decide Monday night whether to fund the conservation of artifacts salvaged from a century-old sunken steamship.
Earlier this month the city showed off a number of artifacts pulled from what archaeologists believe to be the sunken "SS City of Medicine Hat.”
The ship crashed into a pier of the Traffic Bridge and sank in 1908.
A city committee has approved a recommendation to spend $42,000 to conserve the artifacts.
The SS City of Medicine Hat sank in 1908 when it struck a pier on Saskatoon's Traffic Bridge.