Customs makes it easier for boaters to come to Newport

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by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Boaters on Lake Memphremagog who seek entry into U.S. waters have long had to wait up to a half hour while Customs agents took information by phone and typed into their computers.  Soon they will be able to transmit copies of their travel documents via a cell phone app and receive a yes, no, or maybe within six to eight minutes.

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