Three Nations Crossing
|Three Nations Crossing|
The former Canadian Border Inspection Station on Cornwall Island
|Country||United States; Canada|
US Port: 30M Seaway International Bridge, Rooseveltown, New York 13683Canadian Port: 755 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 5C6
|US Phone||(315) 769-3091|
|Canadian Phone||(613) 932-5875|
|Hours||Open 24 Hours|
The Three Nations Crossing is a border crossing connecting the city of Cornwall, Ontario in Canada to Rooseveltown, New York, a neighbourhood within the town of Massena, in the United States. The crossing is traversed by the Seaway International Bridge, which crosses the St. Lawrence River and is 4.7 kilometers (2.9 mi) in total length.
On May 31, 2009, Akwesasne Mohawks occupied the area around the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) port of entry building to protest the Canadian government's decision to arm border agents on Mohawk land by June 1, 2009. At 11:45 p.m. on May 31, the border guards were ordered by the CBSA to leave the building, Canadian Customs was closed, and the north span of the bridge was closed. Although American Customs remained opened for southbound traffic, northbound traffic was blocked on the American side by both American and Canadian officials. Over the following six weeks, the Canadian border officially remained closed. At 06:00 on July 13, CBSA opened a "temporary" border inspection station at the north end of the north span of the bridge in the city of Cornwall, effectively opening the bridge for all traffic in both directions. The Akwesasne Mohawks continue to stage periodic protests which result in the temporary closure of the crossing.
- List of Canada–United States border crossings
- List of crossings of the Saint Lawrence River
- Cornwall Island (Ontario)
- "Mohawks Allow Some To Cross Bridge: Border Dispute Enters Second Week". Plattsburgh, New York: WPTZ. June 8, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2011.