Built in 1968, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #204) as the Traveller for Interstate Oil Transportation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At the time Interstate Oil Transport maintained two fleets. Their Northeast Fleet or "Green Fleet" that operated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And a Southern Fleet or "White fleet" that operated out of Tampa, Florida.
However, in the years that followed many changes came to Interstate Oil. A company called Southern National Resources (also known for a time as SONAT Marine) purchased Interstate Oil Transport. SONAT eventually sold out to Maritrans Operating Partners LLP.
In 1998, Maritrans's northeast fleet was thinned. The Traveller was then acquired by Turecamo Maritime of New York, New York where she was renamed as the Marie J. Turecamo.
In the late 1998, Turecamo Maritime was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.
She is a twin screw tug rated at 2,250 horsepower.