Gene Bassage being interviewed (2019)
Bill Sitzman doing the interviewing (2019):
35 minutes Interview of Gene Bassage done on 6/5/2019 with Bill Sitzman.
Bill Sitzman (born 1942) is a long-time Sodus Bay Historical Society member & lives near Trumansburg, NY.
Gene Bassage (born 1927) grew up on a farm in Walworth, NY but spent many summers on S. Shore Rd., Sodus Point. Gene & his father, Homer and grandfather ran a Ford dealership for years.
Gene remembers roads, cottages, businesses and people here in the 1930’s-40’s, etc..
Gene’s parents were Josephine (Sherburne) and Homer Bassage.
Gene’s paternal grandfather was Velorous Bassage.
E. Bassage store was on the corner of Irwin St. and Greig St. , approx.. 1911. It was run by Gene’s great uncle (Loran or Louis) Bassage. By boat, they delivered groceries and even gasoline to people on the islands, Charles Point, etc..
Click this link to listen to the interview: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bUDqY1lZQqAa7N1NwECHjcGOdpKfZG8x/view?usp=sharing