- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Sullivans Island is looking at ways an old gun battery at Fort Moultrie can be used for recreation.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1Kr6UCR ) what is called “The Mound” near the town’s business district is what remains of Battery Capron. It was built in 1898 and housed mortars and ammunition.

The site was given to the town in 1975. The areas where the mortars were located have been filled in, creating the mound.

The hill offers views of Charleston Harbor, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

The town is having an engineering study done on ways the mound and a nearby park can be improved. Ideas for using the property include an in-ground slide, a walking trail at the top and historical markers.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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