Sunday, April 16, 2006

Albert Town

Many towns in the Bahamas struggle to survive in the harsh, arid islands. In the 1800's, Albert Town had 2,000 residents and Long Cay was called Fortune Island. Its thriving economy was based on providing services to sailing ships and with the emergence of steam power the community lost this market and was virtually abandoned. There are now only about 30 residents, few businesses, and many wild goats.

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