Serendipity with Bev Young
THE two piers in Port Alfred, east and west, were constructed in an effort to create a harbour, thereby encouraging trade.
But they had a short-lived history for their intended usage.
Once the rail opened up the ships ceased to arrive here, after a mere 20 years. It is one of those tragic oversights in history, as other than East London, only Port Elizabeth and Cape Town have river mouth harbours in South Africa.