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December 2, 2009

we still recommend taking the downtown Ferry Point bridge

For guests coming to Blair House Inn via Maine we still recommend taking the Ferry Point bridge located in downtown Calais and St. Stephen. The downtown route is only 5.6 km to Blair House Inn compared to 11.8 km via the new (third) bridge over the St. Croix river. (more…)

November 16, 2009

new international bridge over the st. croix river opens today

The long-awaited new bridge over the St. Croix river at St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine opens today at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic time). This is the first new border crossing between Canada and the United States in over 60 years. The two existing bridges will remain open (more…)

May 5, 2009

Passport deadline fast approaching - June 1st 2009

June 1st 2009 - The date is fast approaching for when travelers crossing the US/Canada border by land will require either a passport or NEXUS card as proof of identification. After June 1st, a drivers licence and birth certificate will no longer be enough.

April 20, 2008

Groundbreaking ceremony to start new U.S. border inspection building

Filed under: General News, New 3rd Bridge & Crossing the Border — David @ 5:13 pm

On Saturday, April 19th a ceremony was held to officially commence construction of a new U.S. Land Port of Entry for Calais, Maine. The new $48.3 million facility will be built next to the new third bridge on the outskirt of Calais. The new international bridge across the St. Croix river is already under-construction and should be completed later this Fall. The new U.S. building is expected to be completed by November 2009. (more…)

January 31, 2008

New border rules to enter USA now in effect

CALAIS, MAINE Starting today, Thursday, January 31, 2008 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers began asking to see two pieces of identification if folks entering the United States by car did not have a passport. Acceptable documention for adults includes a drivers license as a form of government-issued photo ID and a birth certificate as a proof of citizenship. (more…)

January 21, 2008

Latest update on new third bridge

Filed under: General News, New 3rd Bridge & Crossing the Border — David @ 12:01 am

The latest news on construction of the new third bridge across the international St. Croix river was provided Thursday evening by both American and Canadian government officials. The public meeting was held at the Milltown Legion in St. Stephen, N.B. September 2008 was the original completion date. (more…)

March 21, 2007

New USA passport requirements coming in 2008

“As early as January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. (more…)

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