Ships lined up next to wharf

Ships in Albion Harbor, 1897. Ships in Albion harbor are: an unknown craft on far left carried tanbark; the Amethyst, second from left, carried ties; and the scow, Sacramento, second from right, loading from lighter – all lined up to load lumber at Albion wharf on August 15, 1897. Other ships are unidentified. (Gift of Emery Escola)

New! Cemetery Tour – Take a hauntingly beautiful walk through a pioneer cemetery, while your “spirit guide” (a trained Kelley House docent) brings to life some of the colorful residents of this 19th Century logging town with their storytelling. Meet the town’s pre-eminent builder, who also happened to be the undertaker, and puzzle over why he has one of the most inauspicious headstones. Chuckle at the story of Cinderella, who lived near the cemetery and played a very mischievous prank to discourage inebriated men from taking shortcuts through the cemetery. Admire the artistry of the headstones and learn how to translate the symbols depicted on them, find out what illnesses and events took the lives of many, and discover the delightful rock ritual practiced today in the Jewish part of the cemetery.