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BRUCE J. BIEMECK
Pictured as: the Buchanan 15 (Buchanan Marine) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1978, by Rayco Shipbuilders and Repair of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #61) as the Mr Scott for the Eagle Towing Corporation of Harvey, Louisiana.

She was later acquired by the Creek Towing Corporation of Roslyn, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Margaret C. Barker.

In 1991, Creek Towing was acquired by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of of Oak Brook, Illinois. Where she was renamed as the Bruce J. Biemeck.

She was later acquired by Barker Marine Limited of New York, New York. Where she was initially retained her name. Although, she was later renamed as the Dory Barker.

In 2008, Barker Marine Limited was acquired by Buchanan Marine of New Haven, Connecticut. Where she initially retained her name. However, she was later renamed as the Buchanan 15.

She is a twin screw tug rated at 1,600 horsepower.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by Coastal Gulf and Marine Transport of Syossett, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dory.
(Harold E. Tartell)


  • Vessel Name: BRUCE J. BIEMECK
  • USCG Doc. No.: 593843
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2496
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 61
  • Ship Builder: RAYCO SHIPBUILDERS & REPAIRS
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 75.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 7.9
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    COASTAL & GULF MARINE TRANSPORT LLC
    333 JACKSON AVE STE 9
    SYOSSET, NY 11791
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MR SCOTT, MARGARET C. BARKER, BRUCE J. BIEMECK, DORY BARKER, BUCHANAN 15, BUCHANAN 15
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Eagle Towing Corporation, Creek Towing LTD, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN MARINE LP