Built in 1982, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #1036) as the Ellen S. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.
In 2007, the tug was outfitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Although the tug was fitted with a coupler system. Her towing equipment was retained to allow for traditional towing.
Also, a keel cooled, 99kW, generator set. Driven by a Detroit Diesel 8V-71 diesel engine was installed. The third engine drives the electic generator, or the backup hydraulic pump. Any of the three generators can be used to operate the INTERcon coupler system.
Powered by two, EMD 16-645-C diesel engines. Turning two bronze, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.