Built in 1971, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #244) as the Dixie Courage for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.
In 1986, the tug was acquired by the Alamo Inland Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Pecos.
In 1989, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.
Repowered in 2011, she is driven by two Cummins K38 diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower