tional border at Rouses Point and Champlain.
“Crossing the Line” is a well documented narrative of the events which occurred at or near the international boundary line between New York and Quebec.
Barie did the writing.
“It was a fun book to write.”
The articles used for documentation date back to the 1800s.
The toughest part of the book to document was the chapter on the underground railroad.
“If you are in the secret business of smuggling slaves you didn’t advertise or document it,” Barie said.
The most exciting aspect of the book was documenting the history of “Fort Blunder” and the smuggling of Chinese.
“Very few people know about that,” Barie said.
He and his wife are considering working on a book about heroes of the North Country.
Profits from “Crossing the Line” will be donated to the Rouses Point Historical Society
The book sells for $19.95 and was printed by Border Press and can be ordered online at Crossborder-Publishing.com or at local retail locations such as the Cornerstone Pharmacy and Lakeside Coffee Shop in Rouses Point. It is also on sale at the Ace Hardware Store in Champlain and the Cornerstone Bookstore in Plattsburgh.
For more information contact Mark Barie at 800-545-8125 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.