Built in 1966, by Breaux Bay Craft of Loreauville, Louisiana (hull #877) as the Ford for the Thums Long Beach Company of Long Beach, California. A division of the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon
Powered by two, Tier II compliant, six cylinder, DDC Series 60 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 5114A reduction gears, at a ratio of 2:1. Turning two, 30(in) by 30(in), four bladed, bronze, right hand and left hand, outboard turning, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 950 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 20kW, Northern Lights generator sets. The vessel's capacities are 1,100 gallons of fuel, and 100 gallons of water.
(Captain Dave Miner, Jason Purkey)