US-Canada Border

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Proof Sheet on April 8, 2012

Interesting photo...and it makes it clear to understand the set up for the Pinnacle POE in the background. I can clearly see the boundary vista in the background and I assume that the gravel road is in Canada...but what is to stop somebody (especially at night) just walking across from one country to another. Are there sensors and warnings? I know that at Zero Avenue in the Vancouver that there are cameras, but here that does not look to be the case.

pegase1972 on April 8, 2012

You are correct the gravel road is fully Canadian. You can see both the current and future US Port of Entry. The house is mostly in US, but small part is in Canada. You can also see the Canadian Port of entry: the white building in the upper right.

No devices were visible but since it's open field there could use different monotiring features that are less obvious. This port is 24 hours a day on the US side and 8 hours a day on Canadian side.

Proof Sheet on April 9, 2012

Interesting about the house being in 2 countries. I know that there are a couple in Estcourt Station, ME and then a general store in VT/QC (now closed), some buildings in Rock Island/Derby Line (some houses are split and then the opera house/library), a couple more on the VT/QC border including a customs building near Alburg, then the Ft. Covington bar (now closed) and finally some houses on the indian reserve at Hogasnburg. Are you aware of any more?

pegase1972 on April 9, 2012

Beside what you listed. There is a abandoned gas station at Hereford, a house in Noyan and a house on Nichols Road in Hemmingford.

lizofcan on April 30, 2012

that was my grandparents road on nichols road. I remeber when the border was open in the early 1970's. My friend lived in the other house and i had no problem crossing the border. I can't remember how much they had to pay on tax to the US, because the house was I think 6 feet on the US side. My parents sold the place to a friend , who I think sold it to someone who was going to open a campground. Obviously, this didnt happen by the looks of it.

Proof Sheet on September 6, 2013

Thanks Lizofcan..I was at the south end of Nichols Road a few weeks ago. The house is still there but is empty and in serious decay (but the lawn has been mowed). The fence is up blocking the road and the border cairn can only be accessed from Quebec. When the border was open was there a building to check ID etc on either side?

I have some pictures and will upload at the location itself.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 6, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by pegase1972
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S1000fd
    • Taken on 2012/04/01 09:39:05
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/300)
    • Focal Length: 5.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash