Similiar Towns/Caches on the U.S./Canadian Border
So, I have done some more research on this topic. It appears that the town of Estcourt Station, Maine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estcourt_Station,_Maine) is not the only one on the U.S./Canadian border which seems to have border issues which have not officially been resolved. Like some other documented instances, this town is odd because it utilizes Canadian utilities, phone number exchanges, etc all the while being on U.S. soil. I guess it makes sense, but I wonder where the law would lie and stand if someone was to, as we have discussed, never cross into Canada and make a hike to the cache through the woods and fields on the U.S. side. I can't imagine a Canadian Mountie being able to arrest me or detain me on the U.S. side, as that would be an international incident worthy of media attention. Believe me, I am intrigued and more than willing to try this.
The town of Hyder, Alaska is another one of these border towns with dubious border restrictions. It is located at the bottom of the Alaska Pan Handle and also received it's utilities from Canada, in this case British Columbia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyder,_Alaska)
In Hyder there is a cache Hyder Seek--Boundary Seeker GC30PJP (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...spx?wp=GC30PJP). This one IS in Alaska, and is properly listed in Alaska on Geocaching.com even though it is very very very close to the border.
Then you can look at Standstead, PQ /Vermont (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanstead,_Quebec_(city) ) This one is probably the largest of the towns that straddles the border. I-91 crosses into Canada here. There is a cache called The Valentine & Collins Line GCMC5V (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...aspx?wp=GCMC5V ) which is a multi and although it appears to be right on the border, it is actually IN Quebec, and IS properly listed as being in Quebec.
I guess I just find it odd that in these two other instances, the caches in these two towns on the border, are in fact properly listed as being in the correct country, yet why is the one in Estcourt, Maine NOT listed as being in Maine, even though it is quite obvious that it is?
This cache has quickly consumed me....... I am itching for an expedition.... :confused: