10 Weird Things That Washed Up on Beaches


Civil War-era cannonballs


Seventeen Civil War-era cannonballs were found fused together on a South Carolina beach in 2016. A local bomb squad was called to remove and destroy the relics, just in case they were still dangerous. However, two of the cannonballs were preserved and are now displayed at Fort Moultrie, another military base in South Carolina.

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  • Don Gosney August 30, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Maybe it was my substandard education that made me think that when the title here says “washed up on shore” it actually meant that they washed up.

    How do cannonballs “wash up” on shore? Or fossilized bones, an airplane or a skull?