| NAME: ALBERTVILLE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: Today many of the early dwellings have been converted to permanent housing. Only the village street pattern survives.
| Before the railroads the only way to ship farm
produce and lumber was by boat. Three kilometers east of Kingsville the
port of Albertville once flourished. In 1831 the first post office opened.
The town had a general store, public school, log church, hotel, grist and
saw mill, tannery and a range of other early village shops. Produce was
brought to the shore where floaters carried it to deeper water and the waiting
schooners. The little ports died out completely with the arrival of the
Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway in 1888.