Rouses Point–Lacolle 223 Border Crossing
|Rouses Point - Lacolle 223 Border Crossing|
US Border Inspection Station at Rouses Point, NY
|Country||United States; Canada|
US Port: 19 St Johns Hwy Rouses Point, NY 12979Canadian Port: 154 Route 223, Lacolle, Quebec J0J 1J0
|US Phone||(518) 297-2441|
|Canadian Phone||(450) 246-3510|
|Hours||Open 24 hours|
The Rouses Point - Lacolle 223 Border Crossing connects the towns of Lacolle, Quebec to Rouses Point, New York. This crossing is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Because the municipality of Lacolle, Quebec has two border crossings, CBSA calls this one 223 to indicate it is the crossing on Quebec Route 223. Historically, it was called Cantic, which was a local village name that is no longer used.
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, this was a very popular border crossing. US 11 was among only a few paved roads at that time, and the US Customs office was not located at the border as it is today. Travelers were expected to drive into the village of Rouses Point to report for inspection and make declarations. Those involved in smuggling rarely would report, so the US Customs Service moved to construct a border station. By the time construction was completed on the border station (which is still in use today), prohibition had been repealed.
- Everest, Allan S. (1978). Rum Across the Border - The Prohibition Era in Northern New York. Syracuse University Press
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