We occasionally go to Pelee Island CA (Lake Erie) and Canadian Customs is a breeze...go to to a payphone (HAS to be a payphone) call, chat with them, display # on boat, good to go.
Coming back to the USA is a cluster [email protected]
The only US Customs video phone in the area is on PIB, and usually there is NO dockage available on Sat or Sun to do it...and if there was...you'd get reamed up the azz for a $35 mooring fee or the $$ dock fees just to check back in.
The other official locations are (I think) somewhere in Toledo and Cleveland.
The system is rigged so it's pretty much impossible to return to the USA legally....WTF