Overton Corners–Lacolle 221 Border Crossing

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Overton Corners-Lacolle 221 Border Crossing
Overton Corners Boundary.jpg
US-Canada Boundary at Overton Corners, NY
Location
Country United States; Canada
Location

US Port: 427 State Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919

Canadian Port: 300 Route 221, Lacolle, Quebec J0J 1J0
Coordinates 45°00′36″N 73°24′01″W / 45.009886°N 73.400195°W / 45.009886; -73.400195
Details
Opened 1913
US Phone (518) 298-3182
Canadian Phone (514) 246-2121
Hours Open 24 Hours
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/ny/0715.xml

The Overton Corners–Lacolle 221 Border Crossing connects the towns of Lacolle, Quebec to Champlain, New York. This crossing is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Because the village of Lacolle, Quebec has two border crossings, this one is called 221 to indicate it is the crossing on Quebec Route 221. Conversely, US Border station is sometimes called 276 because it is located on New York State Route 276.

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, this crossing was one of the busiest on the US-Canada border. The roads leading to it in both the US and Canada were in good condition and was a popular route for traffic traveling between Montreal and New York City. During that era, it was common for large queues of southbound traffic to build up approaching US Customs, as people attempted to smuggle alcohol into the United States.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Everest, Allan S. (1978). Rum Across the Border - The Prohibition Era in Northern New York. Syracuse University Press