Somerset County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 - 207-266-5748

(updated 5 August 2014)

Postmarks from the town of Caratunk include:
Pleasant Pond (2)


1831 December 24:
   Caratunk post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: Peter Spaulding. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1898 J[uly?] 13:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter. Note the spelling of Carritunk. The received date on the back of the cover (see image below right) suggests that the cancellation date was 13 July 1898, the latest known use of the Carritunk spelling.

   Caratunk post office is still in operation.