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.