Rouses Point–Lacolle 223 Border Crossing

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Rouses Point - Lacolle 223 Border Crossing
Rouses Point Border Inspection Station.jpg
US Border Inspection Station at Rouses Point, NY
Country United States; Canada

US Port: 19 St Johns Hwy Rouses Point, NY 12979

Canadian Port: 154 Route 223, Lacolle, Quebec J0J 1J0
Coordinates 45°00′37″N 73°22′15″W / 45.010235°N 73.370819°W / 45.010235; -73.370819
Opened 1913
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 By the time construction was completed on the border station (which is still in use today), prohibition had been repealed.[1]

In 2014 the U.S. border inspection station was part of a group in several states along both borders added to the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

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  1. ^ Everest, Allan S. (1978). Rum Across the Border - The Prohibition Era in Northern New York. Syracuse University Press
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places listings for September 19, 2014". U.S. National Park Service. September 19, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.