Crews thought they discovered a Civil War-era ordinance while digging swimming pool downtown… it was a wooden buoy

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A Civil War ordinance was discovered Wednesday by crews digging a swimming pool in downtown Charleston.

Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department initially described that ordinance as a cannonball, but said the bomb team later determined it was only a wooden buoy.

A heavy police presence was seen on Ashely Avenue because of the discovery. No streets were closed.

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