Mail was delivered and posted in an interesting mode of travel back in the early days of Dorset. Mail was carried by any of the settlers, who might be going to Baysville and the Baysville Post Office, which was a good 16 or 17 miles away.
They paddled a canoe or rowed a boat in the summer and in winter when the ice was good, and good for skating they would skate for the mail. If not they would walk, or snowshoe in the winter. The mail carrier also brought necessary groceries such as salt, tea, or flour.