AK: The Mail Boat

Living in a small town can be tough, but living in a small town without even a small grocery store is a special type of challenge. On the Southern tip of Baranof Island, in Southeast, there are three tiny communities like this. Residents rely on a mail boat that travels 80 miles from Sitka for supplies. And when the mail arrives twice a week, it’s not just a delivery: it’s an event. Diana Saverin took a ride on the mail boat and has this story.

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