Built in 1975, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #301) as Kathryne E. McAllister for McAllister Brothers Towing of New York, New York.
In 1979, she was chartered by Exxon Shipping of Wilmington, Delaware. Where she was renamed as the Exxon Granite State.
In 1989, the tug was returned To McAllister Towing of New York, New York. After the charter agreement expired with Exxon Shipping. Where she was renamed as the Kathryne E. McAllister.
In 1991, she was acquired by Turecamo Harbor and Coastal Towing, Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Brendan Turecamo.
In 1998, Turecamo Maritime was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.
She is a twin screw tug rated at 3,900 horsepower.