The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Post Office Closed at Point Peninsula
Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 6 Mar 1941

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Post Office Closed at Point Peninsula

After more than 102 years the hamlet of Point Peninsula, once a thriving shipbuilding center during the early schooner days of the Great Lakes and later an oil-field boom town, lost its post office on the first day of last month.

Dwindling from a community of more than 100 families in the old days to one less than 40 at the present time, it has been found more economical by the federal post office department to serve the people there by rural delivery out of Three Mile Bay and so the old post office was closed at the end of business on January 31.

With Orville Wilcox as postmaster, the post office was set up September 29, 1838, when the settlement was known as Wilcoxville, named for William Wilcox, early settler and builder proprietor of the log tavern which became the first public house there.

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6 Mar 1941
Richard Palmer Collection
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.0195 Longitude: -76.21743
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Post Office Closed at Point Peninsula