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Old 01-07-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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The crossing from Campobello to Lubec is usually really fast. It's always funny when they ask us where we're from and we just point to our house and say, "Over there." The conversation then gets in to things like do you know so and so or something local.

Alan
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Today DHS announced that State Dept will begin issuing a new "passport card" that will fit in your wallet and cost $47. It will suffice as identification for US citizens to re-enter the US. It will only be valid at land and sea ports...not air. To me, it's the political solution, since a NEXUS card costs $50 and would also get you back to the states, and it contains an RFID chip that would allow you to pass through a "Dedicated Commuter Lane". This is something that is a little like easy-pass on the turnpike.(although you don't go through at 25 mph) The only port with an active DCL currently in Maine is Houlton, but I'll bet the new bridge in Calais will have one. So in my eyes a NEXUS card would be superior to a passport card, but to me a passport is the ultimate form of identification. It's universally accepted and stands on it's own as the only ID required anywhere I can think.
It still stands than on Jan 31 you will need to prove citizenship upon re-entry, however the word on the street is for a time travelers will get a "warning" and be made aware of the new requirements and sent on their way. (if the inspector is confident of citizenship)
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