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Detroit's Floating Post Office

From: Zak Rosen
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On the banks of the Detroit River, sits the J.W. Westcott. The ship is only 45 feet long. But believe it or not, it has its own zip code. Since 1874, the J.W. Westcott Company has served the Great Lakes Waterways, delivering mail and freight to cargo ships on the Detroit River.

Img_1542_small On the banks of the Detroit River, sits the J.W. Westcott. The ship is only 45 feet long. But believe it or not, it has its own zip code. Since 1874, the J.W. Westcott Company has served the Great Lakes Waterways, delivering mail and freight to cargo ships on the Detroit River.

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Broadcast History

WBEZ - Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

On the banks of the Detroit River, there sits the J.W. Westcott. The ship is only 45 feet long. But believe it or not, it has its own zip code.

Since 1874, the J.W. Westcott Company has served the Great Lakes Waterways, delivering mail and freight to cargo ships on the Detroit River.

Zak Rosen brings us this portrait.

OUTRO:

Additional Credits

Shannon Heffernan - editor

Related Website

http://www.wbez.org/story/postcard-detroits-floating-post-office-87236