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Have you ever wondered how the ships on the Great Lakes receive mail? Well, wonder no more. The J.W. Westcott II has its own ZIP Code (48222) and has been responsible for (among other things) mail delivery to ships on the Detroit River since 1895.
Here's a short video of a few different deliveries being made. You can see how much skill and coordination is needed to make these transfers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrJh2hU5NMA
The J.W. Westcott II doesn't just deliver the mail. Here they are making a captain delivery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIXyF5BiMlY
Want to learn more about the J.W. Westcott company? Read this New York Times article.
There is also a great little children's book about the J.W. Westcott II, Mail by the Pail (Great Lakes Books Series).
I am a sucker for the Pure Michigan commercials as evidenced here, here, and here. I've also enjoyed their previous Detroit-centric ads, Downtown Detroit and the Greater Detroit Area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGS2Yt_59pg
What do you think?
There are also these gems about Detroit:
Story of Detroit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09t6H9APRpQ
We Are Open https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FNMUReLdhs Reasons to Visit Detroit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4GjK30S9U0
I have been waiting for today all through this long winter. On some of those numerous bitter cold days with the snow flying and the wind biting, the new season of Tigers baseball was the one thought that could lift my spirits. Baseball, just like spring, is a sure sign of the end of another long winter. Sure, the days might not yet be warm enough to get by without wearing at least a sweatshirt and, yes, there might be a day where some snow may fly. However, baseball is back and just as sure as that, spring must be back as well.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Celebrate the new baseball season with our Detroit Tigers Gift Basket. It's a great gift to give to the Tigers fan in your life.
Today is March 13th (3/13) and a lot of folks are celebrating Detroit in honor of 313 (Detroit's area code for those not in the know). It's a great excuse to show your love of The 313 and I wish to do the same. I'm setting this post to publish at 3:13 on 3/13 :).
Here are 10 Things I Love About Detroit -
- Watching baseball at Comerica Park
- The People Mover - yes, I actually do use and enjoy it!
- Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown - great cannolis!
- Eastern Market
- Campus Martius Park
- The wonderful Architecture
- The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village
- Belle Isle, Michigan's newest State Park
- Detroit RiverWalk
Here is another Detroit Pure Michigan TV Spot that focuses on the downtown area this time. I take my wife and kids to downtown quite a few times a year to watch Tigers games, ride the People Mover, eat at one of the great Greektown restaurants, or watch the MHSAA football finals at Ford Field.
Send a bit of Detroit to someone with our Detroit Gift Basket!