Built in 1982, by Patti Shipyard of Pensacola, Florida (hull #109) as the American Eagle for Local Tugs, Incorporated.
The tug was later acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Aaron Joseph.
Powered by two GM 12V-71 diesel engines with a 6:1 reduction. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.
The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 12,000 gallons of potable water.
Her towing gear consists of a single drum, anchor handling winch. Driven by a dedicated, GM 4-71 diesel engine.