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BUCHANAN 1
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1967, by Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana as the Lisa Maria for the New York City Sanitation Department of New York, New York.

She was later acquired by the Bronx Towing Line of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Bronx 1.

The tug was later acquired by Buchanan Marine of New Haven, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the Buchanan 1.

She is tug a twin screw rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(Christopher Roehrig)


  • Vessel Name: BUCHANAN 1
  • USCG Doc. No.: 512111
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WY5756
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 89.4
  • Hailing Port: BOSTON, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 191
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Owner:
    A P FRANZ JR.
    39A RT 28
    PO BOX 2102
    ORLEANS, MA 02653
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Lisa Maria, Bronx 1
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Department of Sanitation, Bronx Towing Line