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Point Roberts,

uninc. town (1990 pop. 750), Whatcom co., NW Wash., on the Strait of Georgia near the tip of the Point Roberts, or Tsawwassen, peninsula, extending south from British Columbia, Canada, and separated from the Washington and U.S. mainland by Boundary Bay. There is dairying, cattle raising, and tourism, as well as the manufacture of machinery parts and electronic components. The point was visited and named in 1792 by Captain George VancouverVancouver, George,
1757–98, English navigator and explorer. He sailed on Capt. James Cook's second and third voyages. After 1780 he served under Admiral George Rodney in the West Indies, taking part in the great victory (1782) over Admiral de Grasse.
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. The town can be reached overland from the United States only by going through British Columbia, or by private boat. There is ferry service from nearby Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, on Vancouver Island.
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Less than an hour's drive south, comparable products sell for half as much in the United States, which has led to the preposterous spectacle of cheap Canadians crossing the border on milk and cheese runs, propping up the economies of border towns such as Point Roberts, Washington.
The Lynden-based chain's first Canadian shop is under construction in Tsawwassen, just north of Point Roberts, Washington. The store, which will be the company's 18th, should open in the first quarter of next year in the Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.
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