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Maritime Sunday navigates out from the archives.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

Buchanan 1 was built in 1967 and weighs 191 tons. This photo is from 2007, and pulled from the extensive Newtown Pentacle photographic archives of NY Harbor. A humble narrator is currently enjoying a little “me time” and apologizes for the occasional recycling of older content, but even a motormouth like me needs to take a short break now and again. Anyway, Maritime Sunday.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

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- photo by Mitch Waxman

The last Maritime Sunday of 2012 brings the estimable Buchanan 1 before you. A 1967 era tug, it is still observed navigating the Harbor of New York and New Jersey even in the dross modernity of 2012. Notice that in the shot above, it wears a different paint job than the shots below.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

Just the facts: Buchanan 1 was built in 1967. 89.4 length, 12 draft, and 28.1 beam, she weighs 191 Gross Tons, and is actuated by twin screws supplying 2,200 HP. has a bit more of her story, which can be accessed by clicking here.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

A hearty Maritime Sunday shout out is sent to the crew of the boat, the last time this year that any such message will be sent.

Written by Mitch Waxman

December 30, 2012 at 12:15 am


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