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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

U for ABC Wednesday

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One of the oldest USPS sites that I'm familiar with. As far as I know, this delightful place didn't have a local post office aid.

The mail is now delivered  by boat and distributed by which ever body is on hand to keep the boat near the dock while the pilot passes over the mail and whatever groceries were requested from the store in a small town on the other side of the lake.


Are you familiar with an older version?


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19 comments:

photowannabe said...

Nope. It works for them. Maybe we need to have our mail delivered that way now.

BreC said...

Hey I know this place! Many memories walking down to meet the mail boat, sorting mail, even riding along across the lake to visit Gramps a time or two.

Gigi Ann said...

Well, now that is a different and Unique Post Office. Can't say I've ever seen one that closely resembled it.

Roger Owen Green said...

The USPS is cutting even more next year. Sad.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

raf said...

More rustic than any I've seen. Things may be going that way again. Good on U, Tumblewords!

Paula Scott said...

Really??? Wow-how in heavens name did you stumble upon this? Amazing.

Kim, USA said...

We are going back to buggies soon!

Letter U

anthonynorth said...

I've come across some very rural post offices in English villages. Sadly, most of them have been closed now.

Mar said...

Hard to believe that's happening nowadays!

U is for...

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Fascinating! I've never seen this. Where did you find this?

Reader Wil said...

How unique! In New Zealand we once made a tour by mail boat sailing from island to island. Mail was delivered and other mail collected to deliver it on the mainland. People were expecting the boat and waiting on the quay.

chubskulit said...

Interesting post or mail service system.

U is for Umbrella, please come and see. Thanks!

Carver said...

I love the unique USPS office.

sandy said...

I never would have guessed what that was. The islands off shore here have a mail boat, but I have never seen it.

helenmac said...

No one can undermine your claim on oldest USPS!!!!!!

HelenMac
ABC Wednesday team

Andy said...

Hello.
Looks like something from a forgotten era. I saw on the news a few days ago that USPS is doing away with first class mail. So sad.
Thanks for sharing.

For ref:
Under Your Spell

Friko said...

I bet there's an older one somewhere in Europe. Probably not quite as basic as yours.

EG Wow said...

Bravo for choosing such a unique U-word!

Mad Kane said...

How interesting!

I fear with all the cutbacks US mail delivery will turn prehistoric. :)

Madeleine Begun Kane