Hurricane Lands Civil War Cannonballs on SC Beach

Image: Hurricane Lands Civil War Cannonballs on SC Beach
(Twitter/Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
By Cathy Burke   |   Monday, 10 Oct 2016 05:07 PM

More than a dozen rusty Civil War cannonballs surfaced on a South Carolina beach near Charleston after Hurricane Matthew's trek through the state.

Charleston County Sheriff's Office officials said their bomb squad and the US Air Force Explosive Team responded to Folly Beach to evaluate the discovery Sunday of what appeared to be an "old Civil War ordnance," CBS affiliate WCSC reported.
A number were detonated by the Air Force; others at a nearby Navy base, the station reported.

Former Folly Beach mayor Richard Beck told the station he discovered the cannonballs as he was walking along the beach to take pictures of Matthew's impact.

No comments:

Post a Comment