A National Park ranger found training ordnance similar to a ship’s mine that washed ashore here on Sunday.

The mine was harmless and a Navy ordnance disposal team removed it about 2 p.m. the same day, according to a release from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Stormy weather and rough surf often wash up old military ordnance along the Outer Banks. Last year, ordnance washed ashore in Corolla, Avon and on the sand bar off Cape Point in Buxton, known as Shelly Island. The mine found on Shelly Island was from the World War II era. The age of the ordnance found Sunday is not certain.

Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272,


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