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Re: Clearing boat out of the USA in the Chesapeake
Alternatively you can call Customs and Border Patrol in Baltimore. They have an office downtown, pretty easy to get to.
They MIGHT be able to give you the lapsed work you want. They are probably the same office where you got your cruising permit.
OR check in on the French side of St Martin at the Island Water World near Marina Royal. You just do it on a computer and pay a couple of dollars. I’m almost positive they don’t look for clearance papers.
BUT ALSO there are a bunch of different CBP districts and each enforces the rules differently, with no side knowledge that “their” way is not universal. That could account for different experiences.
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Last edited by hpeer; 01-11-2020 at 08:54 AM.