The Genesee Belle sank about 15 years years ago. Some dude, probably the "captain" swithced on the paddle full speed... in reverse. The biggest boat on Mott Lake was swamped in seconds. Not exactly the Titanic bottom was about 5 feet deep. An old Urinal article mentioned panicked oldsters screaming as the good ship descended into Davey Jones' Locker. Must have been hilarious.
That tiny picture looks like the Chesaning Showboat.
My business partner's Grandparents were on it when it sank. He said after all was said and done-it WAS hilarious!
fascinating, Since writing the song that is two people who have commented that they had family/friends on the Genesse Belle that fateful night. Maybe some one can write a "wreck of the genesee belle". I'm thinking more in the style the Mighty Wind classic "Blood on the Coal" than "Edmund Fitzgerald".
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