Tired of line-ups at Massena or Thousand Islands. Then try out Horne's Ferry between Caper Vincent NY and Wolfe Island. Its really a step back in time when border crossings were not about suspicion and stress,
We arrived on a holiday weekend about 20 minutes before the departure and were the third in line. We crossed from the US to Canada. The US border guards were so bored they came over and chatted with all the deaprting travellers. The questions were more small talk than interregation and we shared a few jokes. It broke up the wait time.
The captain and toll collector on the ferry was pleasant and even gave us a break on the price.
The trip takes only minutes and most people get out of their cars to chat.
The Canadian side is equally informal but the customs agents asked a lot more questions than we normally get. we figured this was out of boredom as they only get about 7 cars an hour! They were polite though and passed us without a search. Again, we shared a couple of laughs !
The follow-on drive across Wolfe Island and the larger ferry to Kingston were also veryy pleasant.
This is a GREAT way to cross the border.
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