Charleston, SC Steamship CHEROKEE Fire, Feb 1887


CHARLESTON, S. C., Feb. 8.---The steamship Cherokee, of the Clyde Line, bound for New-York, caught fire after leaving the dock this morning at 9:10 o'clock. The fire broke out in the after hold in cotton. The steamer signaled tugs and was redocked at 10:15. The Fire Department responded promptly to the summons and the fire was soon extinguished. There was no panic on board, although there were about 40 passengers, including a number of ladies. The damage is slight. James Warren, the ship's Quartermaster, from Norfolk, Va., was struck by a box and seriously injured and taken to the hospital. The passengers with their baggage, were sent North by rail this afternoon.

The New York Times, New York, NY 9 Feb 1887