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One of Canada's Smallest Post Offices

By February 16, 2013

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While in Campbell River, British Columbia on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, I helped deliver the mail via float plane to one of Canada's smallest post offices on Read Island.
Read Island, BC floating Post Office

Campbell River, BC (c) Linda Garrison

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September 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm
(1) David says:

A touching thought, but unfortunately, not true.
As a Canadian postal historian, I am aware of equally small Post Offices in Canada, many of which are no longer in existence; some are seasonal (Summer) Post Offices; others are ‘floating’ Post Offices, such as RMS Segwin. In the 19th century, many rural Canadian Post Offices were simply a corner of a farm kitchen!

September 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm
(2) cruises says:

Okay David — I’ll take your word for it. Not sure why the Read Island Postmistress told us hers was the smallest in Canada. I’ve changed the blog to “one of the smallest”! Thanks for the input.

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