Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.
During the history of the city of Calais, there have been three post offices.
Briefly, the history of these three is as follows:
1. Schoodick Falls post office was established on 12 February 1807 an was renamed on 1 July 1809 as Calais post office, which is still operating.
2. Milltown post office opened on 10 February 1827, closed on 11 April 1835, and re-opened on 24 April 1837. On 31 December 1909, Milltown post office was renamed as Milltown Sta. Calais and is still operating.
3. Red Beach post office was established on 5 March 1850, was renamed on 12 February 1965 as Red Beach Ind. Rur. Sta. Robbinston, and closed on 6 July 1984.
In 1914, there were three post offices in Calais: Calais, Milltown Sta. Calais, and Red Beach. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
Click on image to enlarge.