Buffalo, NY (Lake Erie) Tug C. W. CHENEY Collision, June 1903
WENT DOWN WITH THE TUG CHEMUNG.
THREE MEN DROWNED IN A COLLISION NEAR BUFFALO.
Buffalo, N.Y., June 23. -- The Great Lakes tug, G. W. Cheney, was run down by the propeller Chemung early today about seven miles up the lake.
Three members of the tug's crew were drowned, as follows:
Captain JNO. WHELAN, of Buffalo.
ANDY SHAFER, steward.
EDDIE DUGAN, fireman.
The engineer, JAS. T. BYRES, and the other fireman were saved. The tug Frank S. Butler, of the Independent Line, picked them up and brought them to the city.
The Cheney had gone up the lake to meet the Chemung and tow her into port. As the tug neared the propeller and drew close to take the line the tug ran under the bow of the Chemung and the propeller's bow hit the tug amidships and rolled it over. It sank.
Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1903-06-24