Civil War Artillery Shell Found Near Kake

An explosives team from Elmendorf Air Force Base traveled to the Southeast community of Kake last Thursday to examine an unexploded artillery shell.

The bomb is not of recent origin. In fact, experts believe it is a Civil War-era device fired at the village from a U.S. Navy warship in 1869.

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Robert Woolsey is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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