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Old 04-15-2018, 05:57 PM   #18
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City: Port Townsend, WA
Country: USA
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Vessel Model: Cheoy Lee 46 LRC
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Originally Posted by BobnDoc View Post
One OK way of stretching your supply beyond the stated limits is to open several bottles of booze, drink a little from each before you leave US and declare them as “ship’s stores”. Never causes a problem according to reputable people who regularly cruise PNW Canadian waters and also lead cruise groups up there. Of course, they are not talking about cases of opened bottles. Be straight forward, honest and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Canadian customs officials are much friendlier than their US counterparts. Bedwell Harbor and it’s friendly telephone is a good idea. Just be prepared for an uptight greeting when you return through
US Customs.
It also helps when declaring multiple opened bottles of liquor as "ship's stores" when you happen to be a liveaboard.

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