Built in 1975, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #303) as the Christine E. McAllister for McAllister Towing of New York, New York.
The tug was later leased by the New England Petroleum Company of Jacksonville, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Christine E.
However in 1979, the tug suffered a fire in the Hudson River. After she was salvaged, and rebuilt and returned to service for the New England Petroleum Company.
New England Petroleum specialized in supplying petroleum products to East Coast electrical utilities, but also had interests in shipping as well as in oil exploration and production in North Africa, the Persian Gulf and the North Sea. However, in 1984, the company filed for bankruptcy.
In the 1990's, she was acquired by Bouchard Transportation of Melville, New York. Where she was renamed as the Jane A. Bouchard.
In 2001, she was reacquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Amy C. McAllister.
She is powered by two EMD 16-645-E2 main engines with two Falk reduction gears at a ratio of 4.708:1 for a rated 4,000 horsepower. She is also fitted with kort nozzles, and flanking rudders.
Her towing gear consists of a Smatco single drum towing winch outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 2 1/4(in) towing wire.
(Harold E. Tartell)