Cobh is one of Ireland's most beautiful and historic seaside towns.
Tucked away at the end of Whitepoint Strand on a quiet edge of Cobh, the remains of a pier can be seen running into the deep water of the mighty River Lee as it splits around Haulbowline Island.
These tumbled remains are known locally as the 'American Pier', they are all that is left of a pier that was built during the First World War to service the US Navy Field Hospital No.4 of the United States of America.
The Hospital, which consisted entirely of modular buildings shipped across the Atlantic from the United States, began construction in May 1918 and began to receive patients on the 11th of October 1918.
These vital life-saving buildings are long gone; however, a tangible link to this historic site still remains. It has held out against the powerful current for over a hundred years, yet it is approaching its utter ruin unless it can be saved.
Our group is determined that we can save it, for our community and for our young generation so they can grow up as many of us did, remembering its history, enjoying summer days swimming from it, and as a focal point for the many visitors who join us here each year in Cobh.
Help us save the 'American Pier', please consider donating here today.
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