J.W. Westcott II - Mail Boat Detroit River, Michigan 48222

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J.W. Westcott II - Mail Boat Detroit River, Michigan 48222
Publisher: Laura N. Goldberg
Date: 1969
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Black Binder 4
Notes: c. 1969; "The only boat in the world with an exclusive Zip Code Number. (J.W. Westcott is postmaster of the Great Lakes.) The year 1969 begins the 75th year of direct ship-to-ship mail deliveries. Operates 24 hours-a-day from mid-April to mid-December. The Westcott II takes mail from the postal station on First Street in Detroit and meets Great Lakes freighters and keeps pace with the moving freighter while a crewman lowers a mailbucket down over the side and into the cabin of the mailboat, and in seconds hauls it up again. Then the Westcott is on its way to shore."
Subject(s): Westcott, J. W., II (Ship)
Detroit River
United States Postal Service
Ambassador Bridge (Windsor Detroit)
Place(s): Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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