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MARY LOY TURECAMO
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1973, by Putnam Shipbuilding of Palatka, Florida (hull #3) as the William W. Sprague.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Mary Loy Turecamo.

In 1998, the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company of Troy, New York. Where she was renamed as the Mary Kay.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARY LOY TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 554579
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7408005
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5342
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: PUTNAM SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 89.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12.1
  • Hull Breadth: 28.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 134
  • Net Tonnage: 91
  • Owner:
    NEW YORK STATE MARINE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION LLC
    427 RIVER STREET PO BOX 1216
    TROY, NY 12181
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    William W. Sprague, MARY LOY TURECAMO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corp., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION, MORAN TOWING CORPORATION