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.
She was then acquired by Bouchard Transportation of Melville, New York where she was renamed as the Jane A. Bouchard.
The tug was later 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.