Annie Moore- 'Pioneering Spirit'.
Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in New York Harbour. She arrived, aged 15, on the steam-ship 'Nevada' from Cobh, then known as Queenstown in Co.Cork, with her two brothers, Philip and Anthony, in 1888.
In 1992 Jeanne Rynhart was commissioned to sculpt a life sized Sculpture of Annie Moore and her two brothers, which is situated at the Cobh Heritage Centre. Jeanne has sculpted this keep-sake in the likeness of her original statue. A life sized sister statue of Annie Moore is also situated on Ellis Island.