350-Pound Civil War Cannonball Found on Governors Island

Police said the NYPD bomb squad deemed the cannonball safe.

Friday, Feb 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:01 AM EDT
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Construction workers digging with a backhoe have unearthed a Civil War-era cannonball on Governors Island.      

A spokeswoman for the Trust for Governors Island told the New York Post the 350-pound, 12-inch round projectile was discovered near the ferry landing Thursday morning.      

Police said the NYPD bomb squad deemed the cannonball safe.

It was removed for eventual display.      
 

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