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Hundreds of cannon shells removed from Lake George

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BOLTON, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Navy explosives experts from Rhode Island have removed five crates containing hundreds of military cannon shells from the bottom of Lake George.

How the decades-old shells got there remains a mystery.

Warren County Sheriff Bud York tells the Glens Falls Post-Star Thursday (http://bit.ly/1BeGXUk ) the shells were turned over to the State Police bomb disposal unit, and will be taken to a Navy facility for disposal.

York said the shells appeared to be intact and live, but weren't considered volatile because they were wet.

The crates were found in 65 to 75 feet of water over the weekend by two local salvage divers.

York said two types of shells were found, some from the 19th century and others that appeared to be World War II-era German 37mm anti-aircraft shells.

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