MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. – Neither rain, nor snow, nor the occasional alligator keeps Mark Lipscomb from completing his U.S. Postal Service rounds.
But the the odd hurricane may delay delivery for a day or two.
Lipscomb has been delivering mail to people who live along Week’s Bay and the Magnolia and Fish rivers here for nine years . His mode of transportation isn’t the usual, white U.S. Postal Service vehicle. It’s a 15-foot-long Alumacraft boat with a semi-V hull.
"It’s a unique job. It’s a very special job," Lipscomb says. "It has it’s share of challenges."
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