Post Office

Registered Site L0724

[Whitefish Point] Post Office

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.
photo of [Whitefish Point] Post Office

According to Paul Petosky of the Michigan Postal History website, http://postmarks.grandmaraismichigan.com, the postoffice actually closed on Feb 15, 1974.
Erected 1979

Location: Whitefish Point and Wildcat Roads
Whitefish Township, Chippewa County

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Public Buildings

Latitude: 46.7522115, Longitude: -84.9801063

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