Built in 1975, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #303) as the Christine E. McAllister for the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York.
In 1985, the tug was leased by the New England Petroleum Company of Jacksonville, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Christine E.
The New England Petroleum Company specialized in supplying petroleum products to East Coast electrical utilities. The company also maintained interests in shipping, as well as, oil exploration and production in North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and the North Sea.
In 1979, the tug suffered a fire in the Hudson River. After she was salvaged, the tug was rebuilt. And, returned to service for the New England Petroleum Company. However in 1984, the New England Petroleum Company filed for bankruptcy.
In 1985, she was acquired by the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York. Where she was renamed as the Jane A. Bouchard.
In 2000, she was acquired 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, diesel engines. With two Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.708:1. Turning two, fixed pitch, propellers. Mounted in kort nozzles, with flanking rudders. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.
Her towing gear consists of a Smatco, single drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire.