Staff Report for Island Eye News
When the Isle of Palms executed a successful offshore dredging project in 2008, a 128lb civil war cannonball was dredged onto the beach. This relic from the past created a lot of excitement. After evaluation by SWAT team members and a historian from Fort Moultrie the cannonball was deemed safe and went through an extensive restoration process. City Council decided that this important part of history should be displayed as a source of pride for residents and visitors.
Planning, research and display case construction were initiated in 2015 and the Cannonball was placed in the foyer Isle of Palms Recreation Center last month, during the inaugural Isle of Palms History Month.