39th Edition

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, mail jumpers, mark twain by yourpostalpodcast on August 22nd, 2011

Mail delivery with a splash of history


The idea of delivering mail to lakeside homes by jumping from a boat to a dock and back again likely would have made Mark Twain chuckle.

In this month's edition, you'll hear about Wisconsin youths whose summer job is to stay dry while jumping from a moving boat to deliver Lake Geneva residents' mail. You'll also hear a Mark Twain impersonator's ruminations on the new commemorative stamp issued in honor of the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

The show also features a roundup of the latest Postal Service news and announces the winners of last month's Owney book drawing.

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Photo: A mail jumper makes a delivery to a Lake Geneva resident's boat dock.


  • Danielle harris

    WOW!!! I bet they keep in good shape with all the jumping they have to do. Guess if they miss then they can consider that their bath for the day..HAHA just kidding

    Aug 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm
  • Mary Hoppe

    Hears about the mail jumpers a long time ago. Nice to be reminded of something good and entertaining about the Postal Service. Loved the interview.

    Aug 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm