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post #17 of Old 06-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Sailormann
It's changing - hearing more and more about the USCG chasing down boats that inadvertently cross the line down the middle of Lake Ontario ... hasn't happened to me (yet), and if it were an isolated report, I'd tend to dismiss it, but it seems to be a regular occurence these days ... Can't for the life of me understand why, as they are obviously monitoring them by satellite, and can see that there is no meeting of vessels to hand off contraband... Might just be one idiot Coast Guard station, may be a new policy...
I was informed by Canadian customs that when I left for a day sail and crossed the imaginary dotted line in the middle of the lake, around 15 or so miles out iirc, that I needed to report back in upon my return to Toronto. A dock neighbour of mine was actually stopped on the way back from such a sail and borded by some strange looking coast guard types.
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