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State Police Destroy Civil War-Era Cannonball On Carson Beach

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BOSTON — State police have safely destroyed a cannonball found by a fisherman Thursday morning near Castle Island in South Boston.

The 12-inch cannonball is believed to be from the Civil War era. It was detonated in a controlled blast on Carson Beach after members of the state's bomb squad buried it in the sand.

State police said on Twitter that the cannonball was likely inert and was being detonated out of an "abundance of caution."

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