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BUCHANAN 1
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1967, by the Equitable Equipment Company Incorporated of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1475) as the Lisa Maria for the New York City Sanitation Department of New York, New York.

The tug was named for the then, New York City Sanitation Commissioner Samuel Kearing's daughter, Lisa Maria Kearing.

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

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

In 2018, the tug was phased out of active service. And, was "laid up" at Feeney's Shipyard in Kingston, New York.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines. She a twin screw tug, rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(Captain 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
  • Hull Number: 1475
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 89.4
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 191
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Lisa Maria, Bronx 1
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Department of Sanitation, Bronx Towing Line Inc., A P FRANZ JR., BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP