In Alabama town, snail mail comes by boat

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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."