Portage Lake Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
(updated 21 May 2019)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.
Postmarks from Portage Lake include:
1883 November 6:
Portage post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)
1907 February 7:
The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal double bars to the right of the circle 13 mm.
1934 November 1913:
The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
1946 August 29:
The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter.
Portage post office is still in operation.