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FRANCES TURECAMO
Pictured as: the Frances (New York State Marine) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1957, by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #376) as the Frances Turecamo for the Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corporation of New York, New York.

In 1998, the Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corporation was acquired by Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Steven C. Tureman Halfmoon, New York. Where the tug retained her name. And, the tug was restored to her original wood grain paint scheme.

In 2008, legal issues ensued. And the tug was acquired by Joseph Zenovic III of Halfmoon, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, the tug was placed into the care of the North River Tugboat Museum of Waterford, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, she was acquired by the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company of Troy, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Fances.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,640 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRANCES TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 275588
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5119246
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WJ7103
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 376
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 84.8
  • Hailing Port: TROY, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Owner:
    NEW YORK STATE MARINE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION LLC
    427 RIVER STREET PO BOX 1216
    TROY, NY 12181
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    FRANCES TURECAMO, FRANCES TURECAMO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing Corp., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION, STEVEN C TRUEMAN, JOSEPH ZENOVIC III, STEVE C TRUEMAN