NORFOLK COUNTY COMES UP SHORT IN THEIR EFFORTS TO PURCHASE A LOCAL RELIC
2/13/2018 7:41:40 AM


Officials with Norfolk County's Heritage and Culture Division say they came up short in their efforts to buy an essential piece of local history.

The City of Dresden was a boat that was found shipwrecked near Port Rowan in 1922.

The steamer's name board was put up for auction in New Hamburg.

Miller and Miller Auctions said the relic sold for $5,750 -- a bid that Norfolk County didn't match.

Norfolk County's Heritage and Culture Division released a statement on social media saying "We are hoping the new owners are good stewards of the City of Dresden name sign until it can find its way back home to NorfolkCounty."

Local historians say the City of Dresden steamer was heading to Michigan when it sank near Long Point losing 1,000 cases and some 500 kegs of rum.
   

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