O. W. Cheney

by Jim Kennard

Year Built


Year Sank



47 ft (14.3 m)

Difficulty Level


O. W. Cheney

Wreck Location

Six miles west of Buffalo NY harbor

~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   42° 50' 16.8" N      Longitude:   -79° 0' 27.6012" W


Wooden tug boat - Crossed path of steamer Chemung and sliced in two pices.


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