The Great Dry Dock, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. [2805 x 2204]

The Great Dry Dock, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1891-1912. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. [2805 x 2204]

USS Ranger, later USS Rockport and USS Nantucket (PG-23 IX-18), was a gunboat of the United States Navy seen at Charleston Navy Yard by Leslie Jones, Boston Public Library. Date unknown. [1024 x 801]

USS Ranger, later USS Rockport and USS Nantucket (PG-23 IX-18), was a gunboat of the United States Navy seen at Charleston Navy Yard by Leslie Jones, Boston Public Library. Date unknown. [1024 x 801]

East Bay Street, Charleston, SC, after the earthquake of August 31, 1886; nearly all buildings within the city sustained damage, killing up to 110 people [931×514]

East Bay Street, Charleston, SC, after the earthquake of August 31, 1886; nearly all buildings within the city sustained damage, killing up to 110 people [931×514]

View of an extremely damaged Fort Sumter while still under Confederate control which was taken from Union lines during the American Civil War in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina August 23, 1863. [6632×3160]

View of an extremely damaged Fort Sumter while still under Confederate control which was taken from Union lines during the American Civil War in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina August 23, 1863. [6632×3160]

Angel Oak Tree on John’s Island, South Carolina. This tree is located near Charleston and is over 1000 years old. It has withstood floods, droughts, fires, and hurricanes. Image by Serge Skiba.

Angel Oak Tree on John’s Island, South Carolina. This tree is located near Charleston and is over 1000 years old. It has withstood floods, droughts, fires, and hurricanes. Image by Serge Skiba.