Nearly 20 cannons found in a Georgia river are believed by archeologists to be from British ships from the time of the American War of Independence.
During an excavation job, workers uncovered 19 cannons that researchers believe to have been sitting at the bottom of the Savannah River, in Savannah, Georgia, for roughly 240 years. Experts believe that the cannons ended up on the river bottom after the ships were scuttled by the British around 1779.
“The mud- and rust-encrusted guns were discovered by accident. A dredge scooping sediment from the riverbed last year as part of a $973 million deepening of Savannah’s busy shipping channel surfaced with one the cannons clasped in its metal jaws. The crew soon dug up two more,” the Associated Press reported.