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Yukon boaters irked by new Alaska customs rules
CBC ^ | 12 Jun, 2013

Posted on 06/14/2013 5:47:23 PM PDT by george76

A new director of customs in Skagway, Alaska, is creating confusion for Yukon boat owners with new registration and reporting rules that don't seem to be written anywhere.

The rules affect about 250 Yukoners who have bought and registered boats in Alaska and moor them in Skagway.

“We're ready to go,” said Yukon boater Bob Cameron. “We all want to go, but what do we do? We're a little bit scared to untie our boats."

That's because if the boater is Canadian, Skagway's director of Customs and Border Services is requiring them to report where they’re going. They must also report by fax into any U.S. ports they visit.

For example, a pleasure boater now has to register with the Skagway office that they intend to boat to Haines, then report in at the office in Haines, then register an intent to continue on to Juneau, and so on.

None of the rules appear in Customs written requirements.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Oregon; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alaska; baksheesh; haines; skagway; yukon

1 posted on 06/14/2013 5:47:23 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

“None of the rules appear in Customs written requirements.”

I imagine if they just pay the $500 annual boating fee to the agent it would be a lot easier than all of those forms and permits. Oddly, the fee isn’t in the requirements either.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 5:50:43 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: george76

Bear food.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:19 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: george76

I imagine you simply find out what the Govt Drone Drinks, leave a Fifth or Half Gallon in his front seat, he will develop selective sight.

(Pretend you live in New Orleans, it’s Booze or Bucks to get anything done)

TT


4 posted on 06/14/2013 5:55:40 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: TexasTransplant

Selective Sight = Selective Enforcement

TT


5 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: george76

what a painski in the buttski..

yur Big gubamint muckin’ it up.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 6:00:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: george76

Sorry, you are Canadian so border enforcement applies to you. Get a Mexican crew and all will be forgiven.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 6:02:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: george76

Bears gotta eat too.

I heard that a few times when I was in Alaska several decades ago. Once by a State Cop too, kind of eye opening in the right circumstances.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 6:04:13 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

Mumbai on the Arctic ~


9 posted on 06/14/2013 6:05:45 PM PDT by muawiyah (Not Sold In Stores ~ Red State Arm Bands! $29.95 ~ 共產黨人死亡)
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To: george76

I don’t fear laws so much, but regulations and bureaucrat regulators scare the crap out of me.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76

The last time I went through that border crossing from Canada into Skagway (1987), the U.S. Customs officer at that time was one of the biggest a-holes I have ever run across. Sounds like the tradition is in place.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:31 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Squawk 8888; neverdem; Eye of Unk; Ezra; ASOC; AlaskaErik; GATOR NAVY; Kathy in Alaska

Yukon boat owners are frustrated with lack of clarity by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Alaska. Despite many of their boats being registered in Alaska, they are being told their boats are foreign vessels. This message was relayed from Skagway Port of Entry Director Mary Nagy at one of two meetings held in May.

the only thing that has been made clear to them is the penalties they will face if they break Alaska Border Protection’s demands.

The RUSH did contact Nagy, but referred us to Border Protection who has yet to return our call seeking comment.

http://www.ckrw.com/news/view/1758:yukon-boaters-in-skagway-frustrated


12 posted on 06/14/2013 6:33:12 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: muawiyah

I had no idea that baksheesh was an Inuit word!


13 posted on 06/14/2013 7:04:16 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

It is a universally accepted term ~ everybody in every language knows what it is.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 7:18:31 PM PDT by muawiyah (Not Sold In Stores ~ Red State Arm Bands! $29.95 ~ 共產黨人死亡)
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To: Eska

have you heard about this?


15 posted on 06/14/2013 7:50:08 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: george76; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Thanks george76.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

16 posted on 06/14/2013 8:18:46 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: 21twelve

I had to look at the map to see the relation of Skagway and Haines. It would be like having somebody land at LAX, clear customs, and be told they have to report to Customs at Disneyland. You would have to go a ways to touch Canada again requiring a customs inspection


17 posted on 06/14/2013 8:28:31 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: george76

The Canucks should tell this jack-booted thug wannabe that they are mudslimes and I bet all their problems go away.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 8:30:10 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: B4Ranch
Not really. They are talking about Canadians in Yukon Territory with boats in Alaska on the Ocean. I'm on the Yukon River in Alaska; locals here all get along with Canadians; many are friends & relatives. Nobody much cares what the Feds have to say anyway. They stirred the pot a couple years back and Fed cops got fired, so they don't get outta hand anymore.

Obama has started all kinds of rules & regs that pisses the Canadians right off; all my Canadian Friends hate Obama anyway. Canadians spend money in Alaska, things are cheaper here, less taxes too. When my friends from Canada visit, they go through all my sale catalogs and mail things to my house, then take them back to Canada on one of their trips, avoid duties that they have to pay if mailed to Canada. Wages are also higher in Canada which is nice for them. Canada and USA should have a completely open border, but Governments all want the money to be made off borders. For most locals, the border is open, no way for govts to control all the area. Why they can't stop all the Mexicans in the first place..

19 posted on 06/15/2013 4:06:20 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

How was the Spring melt off this year? Did the river ice do much damage?


20 posted on 06/16/2013 7:18:56 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: B4Ranch
The people that rebuilt where it flooded a few years back got the same again; some never learn. People that lost their places got 53K from all the agencies; some lived in real shacks; so me thinks they have a plan.

I've never wanted river frontage; I'm a quarter mile away. We had snow still 2-3 weeks back, now it's 85-90 everyday; pretty hot.

21 posted on 06/17/2013 8:19:14 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

I’m glad all’s OK with you. For some reason I was thinking that you were a mile or so back from the water.

Yes, $53K for a shack sounds like a plan. A plan to defraud the taxpayers. We do have these ridiculous programs where we give money to fraud artists, don’t we. They continue to grow every year.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 10:56:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: B4Ranch
There are a bunch of fed & state agencies that give loans that are never paid back in a disaster area, ect. There was a saw mill down Tok, guy had kit homes ready quick, Samaritans Purse brought a bunch of dutchies & Mennonites up and they put them together for the Indians and local Whites that got in program. But in reality, it was just a small piece of the theft that goes on in USA.

Me and you, don't want anything from the Feds. I've even seen Indians not apply as they don't want nothing from Govt or Whites, just not enough of them out there. Most think thats just how it works.

23 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:42 AM PDT by Eska
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