Picking up passengers and mail from the U.S. mail boat in 1910
Pony Express & Sailboat Mail:
Angel Nunez: The PONY EXPRESS was an American express mail service started in 1860 and which took mail using riders and horses. Mail was delivered by horse mail between Missouri and California. It only took 14 days one way. In San Pedro in the 1950’s we had the SAILBOAT EXPRESS. Mail was delivered to Felipe Paz “Tio Pil” who delivered it to the store in Belize City. It took 4 days round trip. However, passengers also used the Sailboat Express. For 25 cents we could travel to Belize City in 8 hours but there was no same day return we had to wait three more days for the return trip with the same 25 cents, of course.
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