Built in 1969, by Matton Shipyard of Cohes, New York (hull #338) as the James Turecamo for Turecamo Maritime of New York, New York.
In 1998, Turecamo Maritime was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by a pair of Caterpillar 399 diesel engines, she is a twin screw tug rated at 2,000 horsepower.
She was outfitted with Wagner rotary vane pumps coupled to the top of each rudder stock, as well as a World War II surplus Almond Johnson towing winch, an unusual feature for a canal tug.
(Captain Eric Takakjian)