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In Alabama town, snail mail comes by boat

Neither rain, nor snow, nor the occasional alligator keeps Mark Lipscomb from completing his U.S. Postal Service rounds. But 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 is a 15-foot-long Alumacraft boat with a semi-V hull.

"It's a unique job. It's a very special job," Lipscomb told WTSP 10 News. "It has its share of challenges."