Does anybody know what that sign says?...I assume it is no entry etc...but it would be interesting to know what it says
Yes, it says:
"This Office is Permanently Closed. Entry into Canada at this point is Illegal. The nearest port of entry is Rivier de Chute - 8A.M.-12A.M. Andover - 24 hours"
The right side of the sign says the same thing in French
Thanks.....the Rivier de Chute port of entry is a pretty quiet one in comparison to the Andover/Fort Fairfield one...my mother in law is from Andover and I've crossed at Rivier and Andover (and that golf course port of entry.
Yes, but I think the hours posted on the sign are wrong. I think Rivier de Chute is open 8am-4pm. Strangely, the sign is hand painted. There is a similar sign at Listerville, leading me to believe both stations were closed at the same time.
As you've probably gathered, I find it interesting that certain places used to be legal border crossings, but no longer are.
There are quite a few, as you know, along the NY/QC, NY/VT and NB/ME borders. I'm not aware of any closed ones along the ME/QC border. The NY/QC border has a number of road crossings that are open but without any port of entry facilities etc (on the Indian Reservation).
I have compiled a list of places that at one time had at one time had a US and/or Canadian border inspection station. Some can still be used under certain conditions. Let me know if you have any questions about any of these.
Main St, Hyder AK ■ 67th St, Point Roberts WA ■ Bolster Road, Chesaw WA ■ Laird Road, Laird MT ■ Route 486, Trailcreek MT ■ Winter Road Angle Inlet MN ■ Outlaw Bridge, Pigeon River MN ■ Emerson East, MB ■ Roxham Road Mooers NY ■ US Route 9 Champlain NY ■ Meridian Road Champlain NY ■ Hunt Road North Troy VT ■ Dunn Road, North Troy VT ■ Browns Road, Newport VT ■ Lake Road Newport VT ■ Derby Road, North Derby VT ■ Magalloway Road, Deer Pond ME ■ Lowelltown Road, Boundary Pond ME ■ Golden Road St. Zacharie ME ■ Boise Cascade Road, St. Juste ME ■ Lac Frontiere Road Lake Frontier ME ■ Siding Road, Grand Isle ME ■ Four Falls Road, Fort Fairfield ME ■ Aroostook Falls Road, Fort Fairfield ME ■ Monson Mill Rd Fairmount ME ■ Curtis Road, Easton ME ■ Knoxford Rd, Mars Hill ME ■ Foxcroft Rd, Littleton ME ■ Boundary Line Road, East Hodgdon ME ■ Front St Bridge, Baring ME
Some of these border crossings have now been uploaded to Google Street View especially in ME. And the highway in NY east of Rouses Point that parallels the border and now Derby Line VT is on Street View
Yes, they don't usually bother with small barricaded roads like this one, but they did go down Knoxford Road to the border at Listerville. That's a new add because I was just looking there a couple weeks ago and it wasn't there.
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