The Showboat Motel, Restaurant, and Bar suffered some of the worst damage of any location in the Finger Lakes after Saturday’s intense, heavy rain.
As detailed by a series of Facebook Live videos- the property owned and operated by Mark Cronin and Matt Collins suffered extensive damage after waters began rising- reaching levels Cronin had never seen. The water rushed through and around buildings, on outdoor gathering areas- places where patrons ordinarily hang out, and partly submerged vehicles.
“This is unheard of- I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said in disbelief during one of the first live sessions. Water could be seen overtaking the property from virtually all angles.
The Showboat is a seasonal resort property on the west shore of Seneca Lake between Geneva and Watkins Glen.
They were forced to close on Sunday due to the extent of damage. To make matters worse, this week Showboat planned on attempting to open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays- days they have historically been closed. However, those plans were killed by the flood.
Watch the videos posted to Facebook by management below:
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