The whereabouts of a 200-pound cast iron sign for a Wethersfield landmark were solved on Friday night.
The sign, which welcomed folks to Wethersfield Cove, contained information about the historical significance of the area. In 1649, the first vessel built for the Connecticut Colony was launched there. Presently, the spot is used for fishing and docking boats.
"I've stopped and read it a few times," said Bob Chappell, of Hartford.
After last week's wind storm, the sign for the Wethersfield Cove disappeared. A Facebook post pleaded for its return.
Locals were hoping for a safe return too.
"That is excessive. I don't know why someone would do that," said resident Katie Eisenman.
Police have not officially named a culprit, but said the high winds, which ripped the sign off its support pole, could be to blame.
Police said they feared that someone took the sign and turned it into scrap medal. Residents, who frequent the area, said they were puzzled.
However, after the story aired on Eyewitness News, the sign was found on Mourning Dove Trail in East Windsor in a wooded area, "where someone had stashed it."
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