Two Civil War cannonballs have been discovered on a South Carolina beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
A spokesman for the city of Folly Beach told Fox News that some seashell hunters spotted a suspicious item in the area of the old Coast Guard Base at the east end of the beach. “It was reported to us as potentially older unexplored ordnance,” he explained via email. “As per our policy, we notified the Charleston County EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] team who also responded and assisted with notifying the military EOD team.”
“It was determined to be a cannonball (one larger 8” shell and one 3” shell),” the spokesman added. “We were advised the military EOD team will handle disposing of the ordnance.
Folly Beach is located on Folly Island, a barrier island near Charleston.