United States Mail carriers will not be delivering your mail by paddling in a canoe but some will be driving a Canoo that's designed in Michigan.

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Michigan Does Have a Floating Post Office

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Michigan has America's only floating post office called the J.W. Westcott. It's certainly not a canoe, but a ship that delivers mail on the Detroit River. There are so many ships that pass through the Detroit River this floating post office delivers to members of their crews.

Other Ways Mail is Delivered in the United States

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Mail is delivered to residents living on the Magnolia  River in Alabama by boat but not a canoe.

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Mail is delivered by mule train to the Havasupai Indians who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To dry for a canoe to deliver mail.

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If you live in Alaska, there is a good chance your mail is delivered by plane but no one there is using a canoe either.

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Many islands off the coast of America receive mail by ferry like Mackinac Island. The water is too rough for a canoe to paddle out to the island to drop off the mail. Is anyone using a canoe to deliver mail?

Some U.S. Mail Carriers Will Soon Be Delivering Mail by Canoo

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Some U.S. Mail carriers will begin to deliver mail with a Canoo, not a canoe. So What is a Canoo?

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The Canoo is an electric van that the U.S. Postal Service is purchasing to deliver mail. The Canoo company is based in Torrance, California but the research and development team are in Auburn Hills and Livonia, Michigan. The vans are built in Justin, Texas.

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The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to save money while being more efficient with deliveries so they have ordered 6 Canoo LDV 190 vans. If the Canoo lives up to the U.S. Postal Service's expectations an entire fleet could be ordered to replace the traditional  Grumman LLV that originally replaced the Jeep DJ-5.

The J. W. Westcott II is The Only Floating US Post Office

The J. W. Westcott II delivers mail on the Detroit River. It has its own zip code and is the only floating post office in the United States.

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For Sale: Historic Alpena Post Office Transformed Into Elegant $3M Residence

Potential and location, what more do you need? Someone saw a bit of both when they purchased this historic Alpena Federal Building that was once a Post Office. The inside comes as a surprise as you walk through the doors of the building constructed in 1910 with an entire elegant residence. Although there are 15,000 square feet of space, there is only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom for accommodations. The building has an added plus with 165' of frontage on the south bank of the Thunder Bay River.
When it comes to potential the possibilities are endless. The property is zoned for commercial use and the new owner could create a venue for weddings and parties, bed & breakfast, or additional lofts for living. It is currently listed for $3M, and the building is offered below appraisal and options for thousands of dollars in restoration grants. Take a look inside!

Gallery Credit: Zillow

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