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America's Quirkiest Post Offices

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Courtesy of Capt. Wade P. Streeter/The Open Lake Group LLC.

Even the addresses of these post offices are quirky, from the U.S. Capitol basement to the Detroit River.

J. W. Westcott II, Detroit

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The pioneering J. W. Westcott Company has been delivering mail to ships since 1874, and in 1948, J. W. Westcott became an official U.S. Postal Service mail boat and was given the world’s first floating postal zip code (48222). It still operates along the Detroit River using a time-tested system called “mail in the pail”: a diesel motor ship glides up to a larger vessel, then a bucket attached to a rope is lowered to collect letters and packages. Marine Post Office; (313) 496-0555; jwwestcott.com

America's Quirkiest Post Offices

J. W. Westcott II, Detroit

The pioneering J. W. Westcott Company has been delivering mail to ships since 1874, and in 1948, J. W. Westcott became an official U.S. Postal Service mail boat and was given the world’s first floating postal zip code (48222). It still operates along the Detroit River using a time-tested system called “mail in the pail”: a diesel motor ship glides up to a larger vessel, then a bucket attached to a rope is lowered to collect letters and packages. Marine Post Office; (313) 496-0555; jwwestcott.com

Courtesy of Capt. Wade P. Streeter/The Open Lake Group LLC.
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