Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mike Fink Keel Boats - May 1997 Accident

Well...there went the Gullywhumper. On May 17, 1997, this overloaded Keel Boat was rocked side to side and then rolled over, with 49 guests aboard. The vessel was not designed to hold this capacity, especially with guests seated on the highest deck.

The photograph above shows the Disney team taking a look at the wreckage. This dumb accident led to the complete closure of the attraction. Now the Gullywhumper rots along the Rivers of America as a "prop." Doh!


Old school river crew said...

hey do you have anymore of these pics?? i was one of the river crew that day and well lets just say that the company covered up EVERYTHING!!!!
this is the ONLY picture i know of since that day. tell me you have more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

i was on that boat

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