Michigan Home to a Floating Post Office

Trivia
July 30, 2000

Michigan is home to a floating post office, the boat J.W. Westcott II, which delivers mail to ships on the Great Lakes. Capt. J.W. Westcott formed a company in 1874 to inform passing vessels of changes in orders. Today, its duties include mail and freight delivery, forwarding and taking messages, passenger service to and from vessels, pilot boat services for the Port of Detroit, the sale of nautical charts, postcards, books, candy and cigarettes, and even an occasional pizza delivery.

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