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US Navy Being Called to Remove Ammo from Bottom of Lake George

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Expert military divers and ammunition specialists are being called in to remove boxes of potentially live ammunition found at the bottom of what is popularly considered the “Queen of American Lakes.”

Police say recreational divers in Lake George found the boxes more than sixty feet underwater.

Markings on the boxes indicate that the ammunition may date back to the 1800′s.

Military uses for the lake located at the southeastern base of the Adirondack Mountains go back to at least 1755, when British troops occupied the area during the French and Indian War.  It was then that Sir William Johnson decided to replace the lake’s Native American name, Andia-ta-roc-te, with ”Lake George” in honor of King George II.

The immediate area where the ammunition was found has been closed off for recreational purposes until the boxes can be safely recovered.

 

 

 

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