If you have ever driven up to the Whitefish Point Lighthouse you have passed this old building. The historical marker in front of it reads.
This post office opened just six years after Whitefish Point was settled in 1871 as a landing for the then abundant supplies and as a commercial fishery. Permanent residents received their mail from Sault Ste. Marie. During the summer months, mail was delivered by boat three times a week. In severe winter weather, dog teams hauled the mail twice a month. In service for nearly a century, this post office provided a link with days before lumbermen cut down tall stands of pine trees, The office here ceased operations in 1973.
It is privately owned now, but you know you live out in the sticks when you got your mail delivered by dog sled.
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