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BUCKSKIN
Pictured as: the Miss Polly (Settoon Towing) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1976, by Verret Shipyard Incorporated of Plaquemine, Louisiana (hull #27) as the Miss Polly for Boaz Towing Incorporated of Plaquemine, Louisiana.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2016, she was acquired by Settoon Towing Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she was renamed as the Savage Pathfinder.

In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Buckskin.

Re powered in 1987, she is driven by two, GM 12V-92 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BUCKSKIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 578286
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 86354350
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYH7685
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 27
  • Ship Builder: VERRET SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 55.7
  • Hailing Port: GIBSON, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.9
  • Hull Breadth: 22.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 101
  • Net Tonnage: 69
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS POLLY, SAVAGE PATHFINDER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BOAZ TOWING INC, BOAZ TOWING INC, Kirby Corp., SETTOON TOWING LLC, Savage Marine Services Inc.