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This station opening soon for boating season

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

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SAULT STE MARIE, MI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations today announced the opening date of the Drummond Island reporting station for the 2014 summer boating season starting June 13.

With the amount of ice covering the Great Lakes this last winter, the Drummond Island reporting station is opening three weeks later than last season.  

Field Operations anticipates a busy summer boating season and will be staffing the Drummond Island reporting station at Yacht Haven seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The earlier opening times better serve the local boating community and align with the operating hours of the marina.

The only other authorized reporting sites in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are located in Sault Ste Marie at George Kemp Marina and at Mackinaw Island via the Outlying Area Reporting System (OARS) video phone.

Contact numbers are (906) 632-8822 for George Kemp Marina and (906) 493-5232 option 6 for Yacht Haven.

U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada entering the United States by land or sea are required to present a valid WHTI-compliant document, which include:

  • Passports
  • U.S. Passport Cards
  • Enhanced Driver's Licenses
  • Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)
  • Military Identification Cards (for members of the U.S. armed forces on official orders)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Document (for U.S. citizens on official maritime business)

Children: U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from a contiguous territory may present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

Groups of Children: U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 19 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

Native Americans: Native American Indians born in the United States or Canada may continue to present their current tribal documents, including the current Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card, as proof of identity and citizenship when entering by land or sea, provided the document is affixed with a photo.

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