Oct 27th 2010 By Emerald Catron
Well, things just got a little more explode-y off the shores of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Divers found a hoard of possibly live ammo in The Narrows and Gravesend Bay, which might have been sitting there for the past 56 years.
Eight WWII-era copper artillery shells and 1,500 large-caliber machine gun shells
were found just 20 feet below the surface by divers who had gone out to take some pictures of a couple of shells they found earlier and had thought were cool. They didn't know there was a freaking munitions factory down there.
The discovery has raised some questions
about whether or not the city should dredge that part of the bay to build a waste transfer station. (The rounds are presumed to be live and there's an oil depot nearby.) This development probably irked Bay Ridge residents, since their neighborhood already smells terrible
. But, at least now, when they go canoeing, they might get blown up, which adds a new level of excitement to their lives.
For NY Post–style, pun-laden reporting on the ammo, which probably came from the USS Bennington, check out the video after the jump!